2022 Public Sector Salary Disclosure findings for Kingston and area – Part 2

The 2022 Ontario Public Sector Salary Disclosure — or so-called “Sunshine List” — includes a number of employees from the City of Kingston, Frontenac County, Queen’s University, St. Lawrence College, and Kingston Health Sciences Centre, among other public entities. Photo by Zain Bhatti.

Each year, public sector employers in Ontario are required to disclose the salaries of those employees who make $100,000 or more annually.

Established in 1996, the provincial Public Sector Salary Disclosure Act aims to “make Ontario’s public sector more accountable to taxpayers” and requires organizations that receive public funding from the province to make available the names, positions, salaries, and taxable benefits of employees paid $100,000 or more in the previous calendar year, according to the Province of Ontario. The listings – often referred to as the “Sunshine List” – must be made public by March 31 each year, and apply (but are not limited) to organizations such as:

  • Crown agencies
  • Government of Ontario agencies
  • Municipalities
  • Hospitals
  • Boards of Public Health
  • School boards
  • Universities and colleges

More information on the Public Sector Salary Disclosure Act from the Government of Ontario can be found here.

Since the Act was established, it has not accounted for the rate of inflation and, as such, Kingstonist has established a $170,000 benchmark for the salaries listed in this article. Not having reviewed the Public Sector Salary Disclosures for 2021, we have included information on that data in this article for context. For our coverage of information on the 2020 disclosures locally, click here.

By and large, Queen’s University has more employees on the list annually than any other organization or corporation in the Kingston area. For 2022, over 200 City of Kingston employees were named to the list for 2022, on par with the number of City employees on the list for 2021, but significantly lower than the over 400 City employees on the list for 2020. And, notably, a number of Kingston Police and KHSC employee salaries remained the same or were decreased.

In an attempt to present this information in a digestible format, we’ve broken down the Kingston and area information by employer below. It should be noted that the salaries for those employed at the Royal Military College of Canada (RMC) and Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Kingston are not included, as those are federal entities. Additionally, the following organizations are not listed for the 2021 or 2022 disclosure lists:

  • The United Way of Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington
  • Kingston Frontenac Public Library
  • Addictions and Mental Health Services of Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington

Further, Kingstonist found that no employees of the following organizations, agencies, or corporations locally made over $170,000 in 2021 or 2022:

  • Kingston Economic Development Corporation
  • Kingston Employment and Youth Services (KEYS)
  • Community Living Kingston and District
  • Extend-A-Family Kingston
  • Kingston Frontenac Housing Corporation
  • Maltby Centre
  • South Frontenac Township
  • Central Frontenac Township
  • North Frontenac Township

Our coverage of the 2022 “Sunshine List” data will be broken down into three parts. Part 1 focuses on local municipalities, including the Kingston Police Services Board and Kingston Fire and Rescue employees in the City of Kingston section. Part 2 will look at local health care and social services employees, and Part 3 will look at local employees in education.

The following listings are in alphabetical order.

Health care

Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (KFL&A) Public Health

In 2021, there were 45 KFL&A Public Health employees listed, four of whom (8.88 per cent) made $170,000 or more. There are 27 employees on the list for 2022 — eighteen fewer than the year before — two of whom (7.4 per cent) made $170,000 or more.

Hugh Guan, Associate Medical Officer of Health
2021: $155,037.41
2022: $276,305.34
Difference: $121,267.93
% increase: 78.21

Piotr Oglaza, Medical Officer of Health
2021 (with Hastings—Prince Edward Public Health): $262,132.33
2022: $214,219.88
Difference (less): -$47,912.45
% decrease: 18.28


Note: Because of the sheer number of employees to list, the dollar and percentage difference year over year will not be listed for the following organizations.

Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC)

In 2021, there were 575 KHSC employees listed, 24 of whom (or 4.17 per cent) made $170,000 or more. There are 847 employees on the list for 2022 — 272 more than the year prior — 28 of whom (or 2.36 per cent) made $170,000 or more.

Amit Bansal, Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
2022 salary: $238,647.61 ($212,394.78 in 2021)
Taxable benefits: $1,041.81

Alexander Boag, Pathologist
2022 salary: $316,825.30 ($336,058.85 in 2021)
Taxable benefits: $843.99

Sandra Carleton, Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer
2022 salary: $204,048.69 (not listed in 2021)
Taxable benefits: $989.01

Timothy Childs, Pathologist
2022 salary: $315,782.72 ($317,735.00 in 2021)
Taxable benefits: $737.61

Brenda Carter, Executive Vice-President of Quality, Partnerships and Regional Vice President of Cancer Care
2022 salary: $304,864.99 ($304,865.00 in 2021)
Taxable benefits: $1,312.02

Judy Ferguson, Registered Nurse (RN)
2022 salary: $217,714.61 ($152,577.63 in 2021)
Taxable benefits: $692.91

Michael Fitzpatrick, Chief of Staff
2022 salary: $313,923.03 ($302,578.98 in 2021)
Taxable benefits: $0

Valerie Gamache-O’Leary, Chief Information Officer
2022 salary: $207,965.24 ($187,000.05 in 2021)
Taxable benefits: $648.63

Christopher Gillies, Chief of Medical and Academic Affairs
2022 salary: $212,415.37 ($195,299.92 in 2021)
Taxable benefits: $929.31

Tiffany Gingrich, Clinical Learning Specialist
2022 salary: $223,045.35 ($159,580.50 in 2021)
Taxable benefits: $739.95

Minerva Hewett, RN
2022 Salary: $265,050.68 ($203,802.56 in 2021)
Taxable benefits: $678.36

Thomas Hart, Executive Director of Patient Care
2022 salary: $173,541.11 ($145,881.66 in 2021)
Taxable benefits: $797.94

David Hurlbut, Pathologist
2022 salary: $289,764.69 ($291,742.85 in 2021)
Taxable benefits: $697.38

Chandra P. Joshi, Senior Physicist
2022 salary: $213,855.09 ($185,183.69 in 2021)
Taxable benefits: $737.37

Renate Ilse, Executive Vice-President Corporate Services and Chief Operating Officer
2022 salary: $360,222.64 ($284,667.27 in 2021)
Taxable benefits: $754.61

Andrew Kerr, Chief of Medical Physics
2022 salary: $219,907.50 ($211,343.80 in 2021)
Taxable benefits: $1,007.07

David LeBrun, Pathologist
2022 salary: $222,813.39 ($301,932.66)
Taxable benefits: $572.31

David Lillicrap, Pathologist
2022 salary: $234,006.51 ($236,015.83 in 2021)
Taxable benefits: $73.77

Marosh Manduch, Pathologist
2022 salary: $179,610.08 ($179,610.08 in 2021)
Taxable benefits: $851.04

Mike McDonald, Executive Vice-President of Patient Care and Community Partnerships and Chief Nursing Executive
2022 salary: $444,119.04 ($266,026.72 in 2021, same position)
Taxable benefits: $280.53

Chris O’Callaghan, Project Coordinator for Clinical Trials
2022 salary: $279,999.91 ($279,999.92 in 2021)
Taxable benefits: $1,404.64

David Pichora, President and Chief Executive Officer
2022 salary: $559,999.19 ($559,999.11 in 2021)
Taxable benefits: $1,151.31

Mario Reyes, RN
2022 salary: $246,127.63 ($174,236.90 in 2021)
Taxable benefits $678.36

Torrie Robertson, RN
2022 salary: $216,348.88 ($143,794.83 in 2021)
Taxable benefits: $678.36

John Rossiter, Pathologist
2022 salary: $312,824.14 ($314,806.10 in 2021)
Taxable benefits: $817.95

Jamie Silverson, RN
2022 salary: $261,403.82 ($174,876.06 in 2021)
Taxable benefits: $0

Jammie To, RN
2022 salary: $183,947.73 ($156,309.67 in 2021)
Taxable benefits: $678.36

Nilo Utom, RN
2022 salary: $216,386.88 ($155,040.99 in 2021)
Taxable benefits: $678.36


Providence Care Centre

There are 150 employees on the list for 2002, nine of whom (or six per cent) made $170,000 or more. This is up just over 30 employees from the 119 listed in 2021, 11 of whom (or 9.24 per cent) made $170,000 or more.

Melissa Andrew, Psychiatrist, Senior Mental Health Outreach Kingston
2022 salary: $329,032.57 ($329,026.76 in 2021)
Taxable benefits: $0

Karin Carmichael, Vice President, Community Programs and Long-Term Care
2022 salary: $175,241.47 ($182,023.21 in 2021)
Taxable benefits: $936.12

Diana O’Grady, Vice President, Patient and Client Care
2022 salary: $182,028.97
Taxable benefits: $780.10

Jonathon Bingeman, Vice President, Financial and Digital Transformation, Chief Financial Officer
2022 salary: $194,289.54 ($136,068.04 in 2021 – different position: solely CFO)
Taxable benefits: $806.22

Huong Nguyen, RN
2022 salary: $277,352.66 ($199,673.04 in 2021)
Taxable benefits: $497.28

Yousery Nashed, Psychiatrist, Mental Health
2022 salary: $296,305.65 ($296,299.89 in 2021)
Taxable benefits: $0

Richard Millson, Psychiatrist, Adult Mental Health
2022 salary: $289,285.64 ($289,279.83 in 2021)
Taxable benefits: $0

Catherine Sazbo, President and Chief Executive Officer
2022 salary: $357,576.33 ($336,888.39 in 2021)
Taxable benefits: $11,331.72

Krista Wells Pearce, Vice President, Corporate Services and Executive Director, Hospice Kingston
2022 salary: $210,254.47 ($181,748.90 in 2021)
Taxable benefits: $988.50


Kingston Community Health Centre (KCHC)

There were 16 KCHC employees listed in 2021, four of whom made $170,000 or more that year. For 2022, those numbers are the same, with the same four employees earning $170,000 or more that year.

Brandi Falardeau, Physician
2021: $232,956.40
2022: $232,956.40 (with $1,987.04 in taxable benefits)
Difference: $0
% change: Nil

April Kinghorn, Physician
2021: $206,700.07
2022: $224,991.90 (with $1,887.28 in taxable benefits)
Difference: $18,291.83
% increase: 8.85

Meredith MacKenzie, Physician
2021: $206,130.92
2022: $202,009.12 (with $15,864.10 in taxable benefits)
Difference: -$4,121.80
% decrease: 1.99

Rupa Patel, Physician
2021: $175,909.78
2022: $181,571.85 (with $1,618.08 in taxable benefits)
Difference: $5,662.07
% increase: 3.22


Social services

Family and Children’s Services of Frontenac, Lennox and Addington

In 2021, there were 20 employees at Family and Children’s Services of Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (FCSFLA) listed, none of whom made $170,000 or more. For 2022, there are 21 FCSFLA employees on the list, one of whom made $170,000 or more.

Sonia Gentile, Executive Director
2021 salary: $165,861.25
2022 salary: $172,470.85 (with $503.13 in taxable benefits)
Difference: $6,609.60
% increase: 3.99


BGC South East (formerly Boys and Girls Club of Kingston and area)

In 2021, only one employee with BGC South East was listed, but that person did not make $170,000 or more that year. In 2022, that same employee was the only one listed for BGC South East, and that person did make $170,000 or more that year.

Harold Parsons, Executive Director
2021 salary: $163,679.60
2022 salary: $174,856.00 (with $0 in taxable benefits)
Difference: $11,176.40
% increase: 6.83

This article is Part 2 in a three-part series. Part 1 can be read here.

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