Meet the Finance Team

Michelle Devito

Director of Finance and Resource Planning at Schulich

Areas of Expertise: Responsible for the effective and efficient use of all financial resources within the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, as well as the Robarts Research Institute, in alignment with the Strategic Plan of the School. Ensures compliance with the financial policies and procedures of the University and internally develops guidelines and policies. Provides support to all Departments/Units within the school’s budget and the administrative teams supporting the basic science in managing their financial resources.
Barb Sandford

Barb Sandford

Financial Analyst/Practice Plan Administrator

Areas of Expertise: First point of contact for all collection account inquiries including Bank of Montreal, OHIP and AMOSO deposits and transfers. Liaison between Western Corporate Finance, Bank of Montreal and Clinical departments to ensure collection accounts operate in accordance with each clinical department Financial Management Committee’s approved Practice Plan. Provides support to Clinical Managers to bring on new Clinical Academics, including BMO account set up and OHIP banking setup as well as assist in the closing and transferring of banking arrangements upon departure.
Sean Lucas

Sean Lucas

Financial Officer

Areas of Expertise: Serves as the primary point of contact for Schulich Medicine & Dentistry’s departmental finances. Through monitoring, analysis, and communication, the financial officers ensure that fiscal resources are deployed in an efficient manner that best serves the School as a whole. Each financial officer maintains a portfolio of both basic science departments, clinical departments, and special projects for which they are responsible for ensuring budget accuracy and balancing. In addition to primary operational budget support, the roles also oversee expenditures from endowed and restricted funds, and research project spending. The financial officers provide key analytical insights and recommendations to support decision making for the Dean of Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, and other key support areas such as HR, Faculty Affairs, Communications, Facilities, and Development.
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Ronnine Elston

Ronnine Elston

Financial Coordinator

Areas of Expertise: Provides financial support to Staff, Faculty and Students including; Administering Expense/Travel reimbursements, investigating incoming inquiries, reconciling Pcards and Moneris credit card revenue, initiating and processing of PO’s and A/P, journals and petty cash. Acts as a resource and provides guidance to Staff, Faculty and Students on Travel, Expense, and Procurement policies and procedures. Dean’s Office Telephone/Directory Coordinator.

Cameron Zwinkels

Financial Assistant

Areas of Expertise: Facilitating the administration of travel expenses, accounts payable, accounts receivable and salary requisition functions within Schulich. Serves as a key contact for inquiries from faculty members, staff and students related to financial policies and processes.