Chief of Staff

Silvana Spadafora

Dr. Spadafora is a Medical Oncologist, and former Medical Director and Chief for the Algoma District Cancer Program (ADCP). She is a member of the Executive and Quality and Services Board Committees. She is an Associate Professor for the Northern Ontario School of Medicine.   She also represents our region at Ontario Health-Cancer Care Ontario as Regional Quality Lead for Systemic therapy.

She has been described by patients as someone who works tirelessly to ensure that they receive the best care during their difficult journey.  Dr. Spadafora has a great ability to communicate with her patients and their families. She is a mentor for students, an inspiration to her colleagues and a positive influence for her patients and their families. Dr. Spadafora is an admirable physician leader and there is great harmony in the ADCP largely due to her integrity and genuineness.

She is a role model and both physicians and staff have great respect for her as a leader and a colleague. She leads by example and has inspired her staff to do the same. The ADCP, with the strong support and leadership of Dr. Spadafora, established the inaugural Patient and Family Advisory Council (PFAC) at Sault Area Hospital. It has been a great success and has led to the establishment of more Councils.

In addition, Dr. Spadafora has been very instrumental in implementing innovative practices, pursuing staff development opportunities and assisting with physician recruitment at Sault Area Hospital.

The intent of the Public Sector Accountability Act (BPSAA) and the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA) is that public organizations spending taxpayer dollars must be transparent and open to scrutiny – a belief that is endorsed by SAH, our management team and Board of Directors. Public disclosure of our executive team’s compensation adds a new dimension of transparency already in place at SAH. 

The following is a link to Dr. Spadafora’s compensation contract:

Dr. Silvana Spadafora, Chief of Staff

Extension of Executive Contract (Letter)

SAH is committed to being open and transparent with its stakeholders and the general public.  Further to this commitment is our compliance with the Broader Public Sector Accountability Act 2010.  This act was implemented to strengthen and reinforce accountability, transparency and oversight of government expense claims.

As per direction received from the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, SAH has created this summary which details the expense reports of Board Members and Senior Staff.

The following is a link to a summary report of the Chief of Staff’s Disclosure of Expenses:

Dr. Silvana Spadafora, Chief of Staff