On March 31, 2006, Women's College Hospital was separated from Sunnybrook and Women's College Health Sciences Centre (now known as Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre) after an eight year merger. As part of this de-merger and effective April 1, 2006, Women's College Hospital became an independently governed public hospital and Women's College Hospital Foundation was re-established as its supporting foundation. The process of separating the two institutions was initiated in August 2005, by the Honourable George Smitherman, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care. The Ministry's oversight of the transaction was led by former Ontario Health Minister, the Honourable Elinor Caplan, with representation by Marnie MacKinnon and Fannie Dimitriadis at the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care. Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre was represented by Fasken Martineau with a team that included Lynne Golding, George Glover and Sarah Gingrich (corporate), Anita Huntley and Jason Kee (technology), Belinda James and Alysha Valenti (commercial property), and Louise Shap and John Beardwood (privacy). Sunnybrook Foundation was represented by Kevin Goldthorp, Chief Executive Officer, and by Fasken Martineau with a team that included Lynne Golding and Cynthia Heinz.