The Sandbox Project Leadership
President & CEO
Christine Hampson is a Principal of Hampson/Roberts Solutions Group Inc., a boutique consulting firm providing not-for-profit management and strategic counsel to a number of select clients. In this capacity, Christine currently serves as the President & CEO of The Sandbox Project. Christine holds an MA and Ph.D. in Health Geography from McMaster University. She has served as Executive Lead, Strategic Operations in the Office of Ontario’s Minister of Health and Long-Term Care as well as Executive Lead, Human Resources in the Office of the Premier of Ontario. Christine has served as President & CEO of the Asthma Society of Canada, an Instructor in the Department of Geography at Brock University, Executive Director of the Ontario Liberal Party and President & CEO of the Ontario Liberal Fund. Christine currently serves on the Board of AllerGen NCE, The Company Theatre and the 60 Minute Kids' Club.
working group co-chairs
The Sandbox Project Board of Directors
Paul J. Brown - Campbell Strategies (Chair of the Board)
Josh Blair - Executive Vice-President of TELUS Health and TELUS International President of TELUS Business Solutions West (Chair, Governance Committee)
Eva Mah Borsato - President, Intellectual Capital Corp. Inc.
Peter Conroy - President, Shorcan Brokers Limited (Past Chair of the Board)
Donna Lindell - Program Coordinator, Corporate Communications and Public Relations, Centennial College
Christine Oldham - Chair, Finance Committee
François Ramsay - Senior Vice President, Corporate Affairs and General Counsel, Yellow Pages Group
Martin J. Reader - Canadian Beach Volleyball Olympian and Co-Founder, StriveLife
Jody Shimkus - President, JMS Consulting Inc.
Walied Soliman - Partner, Norton Rose Group
John R. Trikola - President & CEO, Gardner Ross Capital (Chair, Fundraising Committee)
Christine Hampson - President & CEO, The Sandbox Project
About our Founder
Dr. K. Kellie Leitch, M.P. (Simcoe-Grey) founded The Sandbox Project in 2009 as a result of her extensive research conducted for the Government of Canada in her report Reaching for the Top published in 2008. At the time, Dr. Leitch's experience as a pediatric orthopedic surgeon and associate professor of surgery, along with her role as Chair of the Ivey Centre for Health Innovation and Leadership informed this work.
Dr. Leitch was selected as one of Canada’s Top 40 Under 40 for her work in both medicine and business in 2005. She has published in the clinical and best practice model areas of the health care field. In 2010, Dr. Leitch received the Order of Ontario for her work advocating for children and youth. Since her election to the House of Commons in 2011, she has entrusted the stewardship of the organization to the Board of Directors and President & CEO.