Our team

Tara Garcia, CPA, CA, CFA
Chief Operating Officer

As COO of Saegis, Tara is responsible for planning and directing all aspects of the organization’s operational policies, objectives, and initiatives, and is also its senior financial officer. Tara started working at the CMPA in 2012 as the Director of Business Strategy and previously held roles with KPMG, Pepsi-Cola Canada and Canada Post.  She holds an Honours Bachelor of Business Administration from Wilfrid Laurier University, is a Chartered Professional Accountant and holds a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation.

Dr Tom Lloyd, LLM, MB ChB, MD, MRCS, MFFLM
Director, Saegis Safety Institute 

As Director of the Saegis Safety Institute, Tom is responsible for the planning and direction of programs for physicians, healthcare professionals and institutions. Tom qualified from Leicester University Medical School in the UK and trained in General Surgery, becoming a member of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. He also obtained a Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Leicester as a research fellow. In 2004 he became a medicolegal advisor with the Medical Protection Society in London, UK. In 2008 he obtained a Master in Medical Law and Ethics from DeMontfort University (UK) and became a part time lecturer in medical law at the University. In 2014 he moved to Canada and took on the role of Physician Advisor with the CMPA.

Liz Jackson, BScN, MA, LSSBB
Director, Practice Management 

As Director, Saegis Practice Management, Liz is responsible for the planning and direction of in-depth solutions for team-based healthcare practices to optimize efficiency and reduce risk. Liz received her BScN from the University of Toronto and holds a Masters of Arts (Public Administration) from Carleton University. She has a keen understanding of the unique needs of team based practices gained from her work as a quality improvement coach and practice facilitator with the Quality Improvement and Innovation Partnership, Health Quality Ontario and most recently with Practice Excellence, a primary care quality improvement practice facilitation program which she developed.  She also brings expertise in program evaluation and holds a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt.

Geneviève Caza-Cornish
Program Lead, Saegis Safety Institute

As Program Lead, Geneviève is responsible for the implementation, management, logistics and support of the full line of programs and services provided by the Saegis Safety Institute. Genevieve is bilingual and has over twenty years of experience in operations and program management in a wide range of organizations including fifteen years working directly with physicians and five years with the CMPA.  

Christina Flavell, MBA
Marketing Specialist

As our Marketing Specialist, Christina is responsible for  strategic marketing planning and oversees all Saegis marketing and communication activities. Christina is bilingual and holds a BA from Dartmouth College and an MBA from McGill University. Prior to joining Saegis, she had over twenty years of experience in advertising agencies, working with clients across a range of industries. 

Theressa Manko
Program Lead, Practice Management 
As our Practice Management Program Lead, Theressa is responsible for support, logistics and implementation of solutions for team-based healthcare practices. Theressa has a Bachelor in Social Science and over 20 years’ experience working directly with physicians in an operational and community healthcare setting.  She is experienced with practice management, EMR development and implementation and has spent the last nine years as a supervisor in Physician Consulting Services at the CMPA.
Randi Prieur
Accounting / Business Analyst

As our Accounting / Business Analyst, Randi is responsible for operational accounting; identification, facilitation, and implementation of business process and system improvements; staff business system training; and development of corporate policies. Randi is bilingual and has over 10 years of operational accounting experience. 


Amanda Silverthorn, CPA, CMA
Financial Planning & Reporting Analyst
As our Financial Planning & Reporting Analyst, Amanda is responsible for all financial analysis and reporting activities including quarterly reporting and variance analyses, budgeting, forecasting, and preparation and coordination of year-end financial statements, working papers and audit activities, developing product and line of business financial projections and overseeing operational accounting activities performed within the organization. Amanda has over twenty years of financial analysis and cost accounting experience in manufacturing and service organizations. She holds an Honours Bachelor of Commerce from Carleton University and a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation.


Mariève Vaillancourt, GD. Prog.Eval., M.Ed. 
Program Evaluation and Accreditation Specialist

As our Program Evaluation and Accreditation Specialist, Mariève is responsible for implementing a robust evaluation and quality assurance process for safety programs and services. Mariève is bilingual and holds a Master’s in Education and a graduate diploma in program evaluation with over ten years of experience working for a non-profit organization.

Karilee Weber
Business Strategy Analyst

As our Business Strategy Analyst, Karilee is responsible for strategic, business and operational planning. Understanding market and customer needs are key parts of Karilee’s role as are articulating Saegis’ goals and measuring and monitoring the organization’s success. She also works with the Saegis team to help identify and prioritize new Saegis products and services.


Cyndi Elliott
Program Lead, Practice Management (currently on maternity leave)
As our Practice Management Program Lead, Cyndi is responsible for support, logistics and implementation of solutions for team-based healthcare practices.  Cyndi has a Masters Certificate in Healthcare Management and over 14 years’ experience working in practice Management and operations within the health care field in practice settings, the clinical research environment and most recently with the CMPA. 

For GENERAL questions or inquiries

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