by Meridith Levinson

VP of IT at Toronto’s Center for Addiction and Mental Health Steps Down Amidst Conflict of Interest Charges

Opinion
Mar 15, 20073 mins

The Toronto Star reported last week that the vice president in charge of IT at the Center for Addiction and Mental Health in Toronto is leaving the organization. Peter Catford‘s resignation from Ontario’s most prominent psychiatric institution on the heels of criticism over a perceived conflict of interest: Catford had outsourced management of IT to H.I. Next, a company he co-founded and for which he currently serves as a director.

According to a source at Expedia, Mike Knapick left the online travel company, where he had  worked for five and a half years. During his tenure with Expedia, Knapick served as its CIO more recently served as an SVP in its technology organization. Knapick now serves as Passage Events‘ VP of IT.

QTC Management, which provides medical exams and disability evaluations to U.S. veterans, hired Tim Ciaccio as its new CIO. Ciaccio most recently worked as a management consultant serving Kaiser Permanente and Washington Mutual Bank. He has previous experience as a CIO and VP in the telecom and records management industries.

Jan Scofield was promoted to CIO at Franklin Bank. She most recently served as the Houston-based bank’s EVP and managing director of technology. In her new role, she assumes responsibility for telecom and management of new technology products and projects for the bank. Her promotion recognizes the work she did helping integrate the companies Franklin acquired into its operational systems. Prior to joining Franklin, Scofield worked for Bank United as its vice president of e-commerce and previously for the U.S. Department of Defense as an IT manager.

The Sacramento Bee reported on March 12, 2007 that California State University, Sacramento appointed Larry Gilbert as its new CIO. Gilbert comes to the Golden State from Western Washington University where he was the director of academic technology and user services. (Note to readers: I originally misidentified California in this blog post as the Sunshine State, which was really dumb of me because I really do know that Florida is the Sunshine State. After all, I’ve seen the John Sayles move Sunshine State, which is all about development in Florida. I had to delete that original, erroneous reference to the Sunshine State in this blog post since the strikethrough feature isn’t working. I just want you to know that I’m honest about my mistakes. Well, at least sometimes.)

The Business Review of Albany, NY reported last week that CornerStone Telephone Co. hired Scott Gilbert as its new CIO. The CIO post is a new position for the Troy, N.Y.-based company. Gilbert most recently worked for Cleartel Communications as its CIO.