Office of the Chief Administrative Officer

Denis Bourguignon

Denis Bourguignon 
Chief Administrative Officer

Denis brings to this role more than 20 years of experience as a professional accountant and senior administrator. Denis came to U of T from Queen’s University, where he served as the Chief Financial and Administrative Officer (CFAO) for the Faculty of Health Sciences and the Chief Financial Officer for the Southeastern Ontario Academic Medical Organization, starting in 2015. In his role as CFAO at Queen’s, Denis was responsible for overseeing the delivery of all administrative services for the School of Medicine, the School of Nursing, the School of Rehabilitation Therapy, as well as the Faculty research centres and institutes. He received his MBA from Queen’s University, and a BCom in Accounting from the University of Ottawa.

Reporting to the Dean, the Chief Administrative Officer serves as a key partner in accomplishing the Temerty Faculty of Medicine’s strategic goals and objectives. The CAO provides leadership and direction for the overall operational management of Temerty Medicine’s support of its academic mission. Executive responsibilities include oversight of all administrative services including finance, human resources, information technology, and facilities management and space planning.

Katiana Kotobelli, Executive Assistant to the CAO, Office of the Dean
Tel: (416) 978 6585
Fax: (416) 978 1774


CAO Leadership Team:

Nancy Edwards
Chief Financial Officer
Tel: (416) 978 6967
Fax: (416) 978 8203

Human Resources

Diana Tiernan
Director of Academic HR

Mark Friesen 
Director of Administrative HR

Dimitris Keramidas
Tel: (416) 946 8625

Heather Taylor
Executive Director
Tel: (416) 978 3457