Mariana Catz

MHSc University of Toronto
BA York University

Professional Interests

  • Digital Transformation
  • Performance Measurement
  • Outcomes and Impact Measurement
  • Strategy
  • Change Management
  • Impact Investing


Mariana Catz brings over 20 years of transformational leadership nationally and internationally in the not for profit, public and private sectors. She was Chief Operating Officer at the Ontario Trillium Foundation, Canada’s largest Foundation where she led the complete overhaul of the Foundation – people, process and technology. Her career in healthcare span 15 years in many roles from Policy Advisor in the Ontario Health Ministry to CIO in Academic Health Centers in Toronto to Chief Advisor for eHealth and Health Canada in Ottawa. She brings a global perspective having been a Partner at Accenture Inc., where she worked in transformation, strategy, efficiency and health informatics internationally. Prior to that she was a Technical Officer at the World Health Organization in Geneva where she worked with a global team to develop the International Classification System of Disabilities and Handicaps.

She brings excellence through two decades of driving change, innovation and strategic position through operational excellence in organizations through the introduction of disruptive technology as well as impact and outcome measurement. She architected the first Social Impact Bond in Poverty in the Federation system in North America.

She holds a Masters in Health Science from the University of Toronto and is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation. She has received multiple awards throughout her career, including the University of Toronto Health Administration Graduate Society Literary Award, the Canadian College of Health Services Executives Award for Excellence in Health Administration, and the Alan Hay Award (Ontario Hospital Association) for excellence in health administration residency. She is committed to mentorship of emerging leaders within the healthcare sector and beyond.