Important Announcement from Jim Nelles, Board Chair of Kensington Health.

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Important Announcement from Jim Nelles, Board Chair of Kensington Health.

Date: November 29, 2022

On behalf of the Kensington Health Board of Directors, I have the great pleasure to announce that following an extensive national recruitment search, Adil Khalfan has been approved by the Board to serve as the next President and CEO of Kensington Health, effective February 1, 2023.

Adil has a vast background in nursing, public health, international development, and health system strategy in Canada and internationally. His career has crossed many sectors with diverse populations, including community care, public health, acute care, home care, regional care, and specialty health. He has worked extensively in Ontario and the Middle East, and understands the relationship between accountability and strategy, planning, quality, performance measurement, best-practice implementation and change management.

Prior to joining Ontario Health, Adil was the founding CEO of Royale Home Health (of Royale Hayat Hospital in Kuwait). Before that, he served as Middle East Executive Regional Director and Operational Lead for University Health Network (UHN) where he led an international cancer centre transformation in the region.

Adil is a Registered Nurse and holds a BSc Nursing from the University of Western Ontario and a Master of Health Administration from the University of Ottawa. Most recently he served as Ontario Health’s Senior Vice President, Health System Performance and Support, where his position has required him to oversee Ontario Health’s work to advance provincial strategies, funding, accountability agreements, standards and initiatives through information, evidence, and other supports to assess, inform and improve overall health system performance and effectiveness.

At this time, on behalf of myself and the entire Board of Directors, I want to express our wholehearted appreciation for Terry Caputo, who has served as Interim President and CEO of Kensington Health since March 2022. Terry’s warm energy, intellect, and enthusiasm have successfully kept Kensington on course for the past eight months, a task for which we are all deeply grateful. His steadfast leadership helped steward our community through extremely difficult times as the pandemic continued to pose tremendous challenges for Kensington Health’s residents, patients, families and teams. In his time as Interim President and CEO, Terry oversaw the final stages of the Kensington Hospice expansion project, helped to increase our capacity within KEI and KSC, and secured added procedural volumes to help reduce the province-wide surgical backlog. Terry is a valued member of the Kensington Health community, and we thank him for his contribution through the interim period.

I also want to also express my sincere thanks to my colleagues on the Search Committee, as well as to Hayley Becker and her team at Mirams Becker, the recruitment firm with which we engaged to help facilitate the recruitment process. Each member of this search was diligent and committed, and I am very appreciative of everyone’s efforts.

Finally, Warren Buffett has said that “Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.” Kensington Health has a proud legacy of those who have also planted trees and we look forward to Adil sowing the seeds of growth that will enhance and provide for the growing arbour of Kensington Health.

Please join me in welcoming Adil Khalfan to Kensington Health!

Questions and comments can be directed to


Jim Nelles

Board Chair

Kensington Health

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Posted in Corporate Services, Featured on Nov 29, 2022