PROFILES

SHELLEY BIRENBAUM
SHELLEY BIRENBAUM
Shelley Birenbaum is a health law lawyer called to the Ontario bar for over 25 years. Her practise includes health regulatory opinions, privacy and research ethics, corporate governance, by-law reviews, policy development, policy reviews, creating agreements and risk management. Sample projects are program integrations, applications for registry status, supportive housing collaborations and shared electronic health records. Clients include hospitals, community mental health agencies, supportive housing providers, research centres, private clinics/health teams and health care practitioners. Shelley has practiced Social Work and obtained her Master of Bioethics at University of Pennsylvania. Shelley worked at three large Toronto firms, the Ontario Ministry of Health and is President of Shelley R. Birenbaum Professional Corporation, a health law firm. Shelley was an executive member of the Canadian and Ontario Bar Association Health Law Sections, a participant in the National Advance Care Planning Working Group , Privacy/Legal Member on the Hospital for Sick Children Research Ethics Board and Veritas Independent Review Board and presenter at the American Society for Bioethics & Humanities. Shelley is particularly interested in the legal and ethical aspects of assisted dying and assisted human reproduction and her practise merges health law and bioethics.

More information about Shelley’s skills and experience may be found at:
http://ca.linkedin.com/pub/shelley-birenbaum/a/8b/a52

ANITA FINEBERG
ANITA FINEBERG
Anita practices in the areas of privacy and access to information law, data security and information management. Her expertise in the interpretation and application of health information privacy laws to new technologies such as electronic health records, mobile health applications, remote sensors and monitoring has made her the “go to” person by lawyers and clients for matters related to the personal privacy and the security of personal health information in Ontario and other provinces. Anita applies her past experience as in-house counsel for the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care and IMS Health Canada to provide her clients with practical advice and solutions to challenging privacy and security issues. Her experience as counsel to the Office of the information and Privacy Commissioner/Ontario affords her clients with insight into the Regulator’s perspective on the compliant management of personal information in the implementation of technology solutions. Anita is a frequent speaker, workshop leader, privacy and author on de-identification of personal information, the privacy and security of electronic health records systems and technology. She developed and teaches a course in Health Information Privacy and Access at Ryerson University. Anita holds a B.A. (Hons. Psychobiology) degree from Queen’s University, a LL.B. degree from the University of Toronto, and is a Certified Information Privacy Professional/Canada.

More information about Anita’s skills and experience may be found at:
http://www.linkedin.com/in/anitafineberg

DEBBY SHAPERO PROPP
DEBBY SHAPERO PROPP
Debby is a commercial lawyer with a focus on technology, procurement, and health law. Debby has provided legal services in the private, public and broader public sectors for over 20 years. Drawing on her experience from her commercial law practice work and as in-house counsel to the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care and shared services organizations, she provides the personalized and insightful advice of a dedicated lawyer. Debby acts for her clients in major technology acquisitions, arrangements and negotiations, for both traditional and emerging technologies, such as, IT contract management, software licensing, data analytical solutions, development, consulting and professional service agreements. Debby provides advice on both major group procurements and initiatives working closely with buying groups, governments, health associations and hospitals and on all aspects of the increasingly challenging procurement and related commercial process to the broader public sector and private industry. Health law advice is provided on regulatory and legislative issues, commercial health law agreements, risk management and licensing issues. A sought after speaker and innovator, Debby attended the University of Toronto and Osgoode Hall Law School.

More information about Debby’s skills and experience may be found at:
www.shaperopropp.ca and http://www.linkedin.com/pub/debby-shapero-propp/21/449/8a7