External members of Board Standing Committees
Marcia Visser , Chair
Marcia Visser has more than 20 years experience in the health care sector both in Canada and the US. As a trustee of Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre (SHSC) Board of Directors, she chairs the Quality Care Committee and is a member of the Audit Committee. She also chaired the Musculoskeletal and Academic and Research Committees.
Marcia became a member of the OHA Region 3 Regional Council Executive Committee in 2008.
In addition she is member of the Regent Park Community Health Centre, OTN, and The Change Foundation Board of Directors. She is a Peer Facilitator at the Canadian Patient Safety Institute. Her experience is in insurance, human resources, and health care delivery. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing and a Master in Health Services Administration degree.
Marcia Visser was elected to the OHA Board in November 2009.
Murray Martin, Vice Chair
Murray Martin is one of Canada’s longest serving health care executives, with more than 40 years of health care leadership experience. He joined Hamilton Health Sciences in 2001 as President and CEO.
Hamilton Health Sciences is one of the largest hospital organizations in Canada, made up of six unique hospitals and a cancer centre with an annual budget of more than $1 billion. It is the largest employer in Hamilton with more than 10,000 employees.
Previously, Mr. Martin served as the President and CEO of Vancouver Hospital and Health Sciences Centre. He has held a number of other senior management positions including Executive Vice President and COO of Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto; Administrator of the Pasqua Hospital, Regina, Saskatchewan; and Assistant Administrator, Swift Current Union Hospital, Swift Current, Saskatchewan.
Mr. Martin is a native of Saskatchewan and holds a Bachelor of Administration degree from the University of Saskatchewan and is a graduate of the health administration program from University of Toronto. He is a Board member of Accreditation Canada; Healthcare Insurance Reciprocal of Canada (HIROC); and, numerous other regional and provincial health care committees. He is a frequent speaker at health care conferences and has authored a number of publications.
Murray Martin was elected to the OHA Board in November 2009.
Colin Goodfellow, Treasurer
Colin Goodfellow has been Chief Executive Officer of Kemptvillle District Hospital (KDH) since 2005. KDH is a fully accredited healthcare facility operating on two sites and an innovative private clinic and urgent care centre. The hospital provides primary care management services, acute care hospital services, and advanced orthopaedic surgery. KDH consistenly ranks among the top hospitals in Ontario for both patient and employee satisfaction.
Colin has been involved in Ontario's hospitals and health field for over two decades, including as Director of Policy and Government Relations, Ontario Hospital Association; Vice-President of the Hospital Council of the Greater Toronto Area; Vice-President, Strategic Operations, Toronto East General Hospital; and, working with Dr. Henry Friesen to transform the Medical Research Council into the Canadian Institute of Health Research.
Colin holds a Master of Business Administration, Queen’s University; Certified Management Accountant, CMA; Certification Voluntary Sector Management, York University; and, a Bachelor of Arts, Economics, York University.
Colin was elected to the OHA Board in November 2008.
Patricia Campbell, President and CEO, Secretary
Patricia (Pat) Campbell is the President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Ontario Hospital Association.
She is a health care leader with broad leadership experience in government and rural, community and academic hospital environments.
Prior to joining the OHA, she served as the first CEO of Echo: Improving Women’s Health In Ontario. Ms. Campbell’s previous leadership roles also include serving as President and CEO of Grey Bruce Health Services, a network of six hospitals in a rural region of Southern Ontario, and as President and CEO of Women’s College Hospital in Toronto.
Ms. Campbell has an undergraduate degree in Nursing from the University of Western Ontario, an MBA from York University and has earned her Executive Training for Research Application (EXTRA) Fellowship from the Canadian Health Services Research Foundation.
Her experiences leading hospitals and a provincial health organization give her a deep understanding of the interrelated issues and opportunities facing hospitals and the wider health system.
Bonnie Adamson, Board Member
Bonnie Adamson is currently the President and CEO of London Health Science Centre (LHSC), one of Canada's largest acute care academic health sciences centre, where she is driving a leadership and cultural transformation centred upon excellence and innovation in patient care. In close partnership with Western University, she is also focused on ensuring that the academic mandate of the hospital continues to be enhanced.
Bonnie has been a leader in rural, community and academic hospital environments, enabling her to bring an informed, systems perspective to decision-making. Prior to join LHSC, she was President and CEO of North York General Hospital, a multi-site community teaching hospital in north Toronto, from August 2002 to October 2010. During her tenure, she achieved fiscal stability in the organization; led the organization through the SARS epidemic in 2003; and, built a sustained culture of continuous quality improvement at the Hospital.
From 1998 to 2002, Bonnie was President and CEO of the Huron Perth Hospitals Partnership, an eight hospital network in southwestern Ontario. She was instrumental in leading the establishment of this innovative, voluntary initiative which served as a model for hospital integration in Ontario. Bonnie holds an Adjunct Assistant Professor appointment in the Arthur Labatt Family School of Nursing, Faculty of Health Science, Western University, and has held a Preceptor role in the Masters in Health Adminstration program, Institute of Health Policy and Evaluation, University of Toronto, since 2002. In addition, she is a Fellow at the Canadian College of Health Leaders and the American College of Healthcare Executives.
Bonnie is a current Board member of the Canadian Health Information Management Association, and is a member of the Ivey Centre for Health Innovation Advisory Council, Richard Ivey School of Business, Western University. She is the Past Chair of the National Board of the Canadian College of Health Leaders and past Chair of the GTA Child Health Network Board. Other previous governance leadership includes Vice-Chair of the board of Directors of the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Studies (ICES), and a member fo the Fanshawe College Health Sciences Advisory Board.
Bonnie was a Surveyor with the Canadian Council on Health Services Accreditation for 11 years. She has a strong passion for mentoring and capacity building of health care leaders for the future. Bonnie has authored numerous articles and continues to address many conference, nationally and internationally, on healthcare leadership.
Over her career, Bonnie has been formally recognized with several notable awards and was most recently honoured with the Chairman's Award for Distinguished Service from the Canadian College of Health Leaders.
Bonnie holds a Master of Science degree in Nursing Administration from the University of Western Ontario, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from the University of Toronto.
Bonnie Adamson was elected to the OHA Board in November 2012.
David Craig, Board Member
David Craig is a trustee with North Wellington Health Care (NWHC) which operates hospitals in Palmerston and Mount Forest, a position he has held since the inception of NWHC in 2001, after having served 12 years on the Palmerston and District Hospital Board prior to amalgamation. David has served on numerous board committees and as well as having served as Chair of the Board. He is also a member of the Minto-Mapleton Health Professional Recruitment Committee.
David is a member of Region 4 RCEC and stis on the Small, Rural and Northern Provincial Leadership Council. He has been actively involved in promoting trustee education as a planning committee member for various OHA educational sessions.
Apart from his duties as Chair on the NWHC Board, David owns and operates an accounting and tax consulting business dealing with farms and small business clients.
David Craig was elected to the OHA Board in November 2007.
Stacey Daub, Board Member
Stacey Daub is Chief Executive Officer of the Toronto Central Community Care Access Centre (CCAC), one of the city's largest community-based health care providers known for its unique case management approach focused on the care needs of its diverse populations. Ms. Daub holds a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Western Ontario and is a graduate of the Advanced Health Leadership Program from the Rotman School of Business.
As a passionate and dynamic health care leader who is committed to transforming the experience of clients and caregivers, she provides leadership to an organization that employs 500 people; works with 35 service provider organizations; 26 hospital sites and 37 long-term care homes; and, various community agencies to provide more than 230,000 people of all ages, cultures, and backgrounds with care in their homes or community annually.
With more than 16 years extensive leadership experience in the health and community sectors and a powerful vision for the Toronto Central CCAC - she spearheaded one of the most significant changes home care has ever seen in Toronto over the last 50 years with the launch of the Population Focused Model of Care.She is the Co-Chair of the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care's ED/ALC Expert Panel; Co-Chair of the Toronto Central LHIN Primary Care Steering Committee; and, Executive Business Lead for the Resource Matching and Referral System for the Toronto Central LHIN.
Stacey Daub was elected to the OHA Board in November 2012.
Derek Graham, Board Member
Derek Graham is CEO, Executive Director of Manitoulin Health Centre (a multi-site, rural hospital which delivers care to the Manitoulin Island region of North-Eastern Ontario), a position he has held since 2007.
Derek holds a Master of Business Administration in Health Care from the California College for Health Sciences, as well as diplomas in Health Care Administration (OHA) and Medical Laboratory Technology (Algonquin College).
Derek has enjoyed a health care career spanning more than 30 years, with experience at the front-line care level; as a registered laboratory technologist in Ottawa followed by management positions within laboratory services; senior leadership for diagnostic services in the USA and Northern Ontario, leading to Derek’s current CEO tenure.
Derek enjoys a rural lifestyle, including boating and fishing from his home on Manitowaning Bay, part of the North Channel of Lake Huron.
Derek was elected to the OHA Board in November, 2010.
Gaétan Labbé, Board Member
Gaétan Labbé is Vice President Engineering for PROSPEK International Inc., a project management and specialty engineering consulting firm. After retiring from over 30 years with the Department of National Defence, Gaétan's professional career has included leadership roles with Maple Leaf Foods Inc., as well as other major engineering organizations worldwide. Gaétan holds Masters Degrees in Business Administration (2009); Metallurgical Engineering (1990); and, Business Organizational Management (1986). He is actively involved in a number of directorial and policy-making organizations such as Standards Council of Canada (SCC) and Canadian General Standards Board (CGSB), and is locally doing voluntary work with organizations such as the Knights of Columbus and other charitable organizations.
Gaétan is also a Director of the Board of St. Joseph Health Care London (SJHC) and as such participates in the following committees:
• Resources, Planning and Audit Committee (Member)
• Investment Committee (Member)
• Health Care Ethics Committee (Chair)
• Ethics Leadership Council (Vice Chair)
• Executive Committee (Member)
Gaétan was elected to the OHA Board in November, 2010.
Frances Lankin, Board Member
The Hon. Frances Lankin, PC, LLD (HC) was appointed Co-Commissioner of the Ontario Social Assistance Review Commission by the Province of Ontario in November 2010. The Commission undertook the largest review of social assistance programs in over 20 years as part of the Provincial Poverty Reduction Strategy and reported its recommendations to government in October 2012. Prior to this, Ms. Lankin held the positon of President and CEO of United Way Toronto, and from 2001 to 2011, guided the organization through its strategic transformation to become a leading community builder. In 2009, Frances was appointed by Prime Minister Stephen Harper to the Security Intelligence Review Committee, which provides an external review of Canadian Security Intelligence Service operations. She continues to serve in that capacity.
Ms. Lankin was elected to the Legislative Assembly of Ontario in 1990 and served as the Member of Provincial Parliament for Beaches-East York for 11 years. She held posts as provincial Minister of Government Services; Chair of Management Board; Minister of Health; and, Minister of Economic Development and Trade, and was a member of the Policies and Priorities Committee of Cabinet, Treasury Board and Chair of Cabinet.
In 2006, she chaired a federal government commissioned Blue Ribbon Panel, which made recommendations for improving how Ottawa distributes grants and contributions to charities and other organizations. She was a member of the Modernizing Income Security for Working-Age Adults Task Force, which released its report, Time for a Fair Deal, in 2006 and a member of the Mowat Centre Employment Insurance Task Force Advisory Committee, which released report late 2011. She has served on the Boards of several not-for-profit and charitable organizations including: Equal Voice; The Canadian Club; The Canadian Foundation for Economic Education (CFEE); Altruvest Charitable Services; The Greater Toronto Civic Action Board; University of Toronto's School of Public Policy Advisory Committee; and, the Board of Governors of Seneca College. In 2002 and 2003, she co-chaired the Toronto City Summits. Today, she serves on the Mowat Centre’s Advisory Committee; the External Advisory Board of the City Institute at York University; the Ontario Press Council; and, is Chair of the Telus Toronto Community Board.
Frances has been widely recognized for her community work and is a recognized leader in the not-for profit sector. In 2003, Frances was awarded the Queen's Jubilee Medal. In 2004, she was presented with United Way of Canada’s “Award of Excellence” for her community building work in Toronto. In 2007, she was named the Canadian Public Relations Society (CPRS) “CEO of the Year” for Excellence in Public Relations and received the Toronto Star “Laurel Award”. In 2008, she was named one of More Magazine’s “Top 40 over 40”. That same year, she received the Equal Voice “EVE Award” for her achievements in political life and her efforts to advance the cause of electing more women in Canada and the Consumers’ Choice “Woman of the Year” Award. In 2009, Frances was honoured with the Italian Chamber of Commerce of Toronto's Community Builder Award. In 2009 and 2010, Frances received honourary Doctorate of Law degrees from Queen’s University and Ryerson University, and an honourary Bachelor of Applied Arts from Seneca College. In 2011 the Social Planning Committee of Toronto established a community leadership award in her name. Frances has been named a 2012 Trudeau Mentor, by the Pierre Elliot Trudeau Foundation. She was also awarded the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal and was named a Member of the Order of Canada.
Frances was appointed to the OHA Board in 2012.
Jamie G. McCracken, Board Member
Jamie McCracken retired as director of education for the Ottawa Catholic School Board after a 34 year career in education. He has been a teacher; department head; vice-principal; principal; supervisory officer; deputy director; and, director of education. He is well known for his organizational and administrative skills and was recognized by Michael
Fullan in his two most recent books for his leadership ability.
Mr. McCracken is an active member on the board of directors of a number of organizations in the Ottawa community including: Campaign Chairperson, United Way of Ottawa, 2009; Chairperson, Success By 6; President, Catholic Education Foundation of Ottawa; and, Director, Shepherds of Good Hope.
Mr. McCracken is currently Chair of the Board of Directors, United Way of Ottawa; Vice Chair of the Board of Governors, The Ottawa Hospital; and, Director on the Board of Directors, University of Ottawa Heart Institute.
His honours include: The Benemerenti Medal conferred by His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI for distinguised servive to the Catholic Church and Community; The Distinguished Civic Award for Humanitarianism awarded by the City of Ottawa; The Distinguished Leadership Award conferred by The Ontario Catholic Supervisory Officers Assocation; The EXL Award for exemplary leadership presented by The Canadian Association of School Administrators; and, the Community Builders Award present by United Way Ottawa. May 20, 2010 was proclaimed as James G. McCracken Day in the City of Ottawa in recognition of his contributions to education and community service.
Mr. McCracken is a member of the Ontario College of Teachers. He holds a B.A. (Hon.) from Carleton University; a B.Ed from the University of Toronto; and, a M.Ed. from the University of Ottawa.
Jamie McCracken was elected to the OHA Board in November 2011.
Drupati Maharaj, Board Member
Drupati Maharaj is an experienced Non-Profit Management Executive, Diversity Consultant, Volunteer, and Community Activist. She has several years experience working with diverse communities across Ontario in the non-profit and government sectors, and holds a B.A. in Social Science and Sociology - York University, and an M.Ed. in Sociology of Education and Equity Studies - OISE – University of Toronto.
Drupati held several employment positions that include: Provincial Sr. Manager for Diversity at the Heart and Stroke Foundation Ontario; Provincial Diversity & Knowledge Exchange Manager at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH); Diversity Consultant for Central LHIN and Central West LHIN; and, Community Relations Specialist at Humber River Regional Hospital. With an aim to achieve cultural transformation leadership, in implementing organizational change management practices that includes diversity considerations, Drupati has developed a reputation for fairness and non-partisan, evidence-based, policy development and advocacy.
Drupati presently serves on the Board of Directors at the Toronto Scarborough Hospital, and her previous Board experience include her roles as President, Board of Directors at Elspeth Heyworth Centre for Women; Co-Chair, Board of Directors at FoodShare Toronto; and, Member of Board of Directors at South Asian Professional Network Association. Drupati has been a passionate community activist for the past 20 years, and a former columnist for the Indo-Caribbean World community newspaper.
Drupati Maharaj was elected to the OHA Board in November 2011.
Giles Meikle, FCA, Board Member
Giles R. Meikle, FCA, is retired after a distinguished career of 40 years with Deloitte & Touche (now Deloitte), including eight years as Chairman and CEO and two years as Chairman, and for several years as Deputy Chairman of Deloitte International. Subsequent to retirement, Giles served as Chairman of Scott’s Hospitality, Inc; Chairman of ABN-AMRO Canada (now Royal Bank of Scotland), and on the Boards of Canadian Airlines Ltd and several other companies. His career has also included terms as President of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Alberta; President of the Canadian Opera Company; Vice Chair of The Sony Centre in Toronto; and, several other Boards. He is currently Chair of the Director’s Advisory Group of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants (CICA) and interim Chair of the Risk Oversight & Governance Board of CICA.
In the healthcare field, Giles has served on the Boards of Riverdale Hospital (now Bridgepoint); Wellesley Central (vice-chair); and, as Chair of Toronto East General Hospital for over three years following the restructuring of the hospital’s governance in 2003. He was also Chair of the Healthcare Insurance Reciprocal of Canada (HIROC) in 2009/10 and serves on the Board of Salus Global, Inc. He is currently a member of the Expert Advisory Panel on Hospital Working Fund Deficits of the Ministry of Health and is on the Board of the Harold and Grace Baker Centre in Toronto.
Giles Meikle was appointed as a Director At-large to the OHA Board in 2011.
Pierre Noël, Board Member
Pierre Noel assumed the position of President and CEO of the Pembroke Regional Hospital in the fall of 2006. Born and raised in Pembroke, he was delighted to return to his home town to play a leadership role in a hospital which has played such an important role in his own life and the life of his family.
Before assuming this role, Pierre was the CEO of the Wellington Health Care Alliance, a tri-hospital alliance between Groves Memorial Community Hospital in Fergus, Ontario, and the North Wellington Health Care Corporation, which operates hospitals in Mount Forest and in Palmerston, Ontario.
Prior to this, Pierre held a number of senior positions in both the public and private health care sectors including a role as special consultant to the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care as part of its Health Reform Implementation Team; Vice-President of Corporate Development at Aetna Health Management; Vice-President of Business Development at Columbia Health Care; Director of the Children’s Program at Laurentian Hospital in Sudbury; and, Director of Administrative Services at the Royal Ottawa Health Care Group.
Pierre is a past chair of the OHA's Small, Rural and Northern Leadership Council and a past Vice-Chair of the OHA's Medium-Sized Hospital Leadership Council. He is the current Chair of the Catholic Health Assocation of Ontario.
He holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Carleton University and a Master in Health Administration from the University of Ottawa.
Pierre Noel was elected to the Board of the OHA in November 2011.
Andrée Robichaud, Board Member
Andrée Robichaud is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre since October 1, 2010. Prior to this appointment, she was the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Region Health Authority A in New Brunswick.
In November 2006, she was named as the first Associate Deputy Minister of Health for Francophones in Canada.
She joined the Department of Health in 2001 as Executive Director of Planning and was then promoted to Assistant Deputy for Planning and Medicare Services after serving as Regional Director of Human Resources with River Valley Health in Fredericton.
She has been a key participant nationally and provincially in the Santé en Francais initiative to improve the health status of francophones and to increase the number of francophone health care professionals. Andrée also chaired the Conference of Federal Provincial Deputy Ministers Advisory Committee on Health Delivery and Health Human Resources. She also played a major role in the establishment of a medical training program for francophone students in Moncton.
Andrée was a Board member on the Atlantic Cancer Research Institute and is currently a member of the Thunder Bay Regional Research Institute Board of Directors.
Andrée is a graduate of the Université de Moncton, where she earned a Bachelor Degree and a Master Degree in Public Administration.
Andrée Robichaud was elected to the OHA Board in November 2012.
Dr. Denis-Richard Roy, Board Member
Dr. Denis-Richard Roy was appointed as President and CEO of the Health Sciences North/Horizon Santé Nord (Sudbury) in January 2010. Dr. Denis-Richard Roy is an internationally-recognized leader and physician specializing in nephrology.
Dr. Roy was CEO of the Centre hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal (CHUM) from 2002 to 2008. Over the past 20 years, Dr. Roy has held numerous leadership positions with McGill University Health Centre; Royal Victoria Hospital; Montreal Thoracic Institute; and, the Centre hospitalier régional de l’Outaouais, and was most recently Consulting Manager at CHUM.
Dr. Roy holds a Master in Business Administration and his post-doctoral education includes an MRC Research fellow, Renal physiology from Stanford University in the U.S. He has been a member of several provincial, national, and international boards including the Association of Canadian Academic Hospitals; Canadian Council on Health Services Accreditation; Medical Research Council of Canada; National Steering Committee on Prevention of Accidents in Health Care Delivery; Nice-Harvard Organizing Committee; and, served as Vice Chair of the Founding Board for the Canadian Patient Safety Institute. In 2008, he was asked to assist the State of Uttar Pradesh (India) in their planning for specialized hospitals.
Dr. Roy was elected to the OHA Board in November 2010.
Donald Sanderson, Board Member
Donald Sanderson is proud to be the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of West Parry Sound Health Centre & Lakeland Long Term Care in Parry Sound, Ontario since 2009.
His career in health administration spans more than 20 years. Previous to his current role, Mr. Sanderson has held positions as the CEO of Alexandra Hospital, Ingersoll, and the Director of the Cardiac Program for the London Health Sciences Centre and former Victoria Hospital, London.
Born and raised in St. Thomas, Mr. Sanderson is a graduate of Humber College, Western University and holds a Master's in Health Administration from the University of Ottawa. Mr. Sanderson is a Certified Health Executive with the Canadian College of Health Leaders as well as a member and Past Chair of the Ontario Hosptial Association's Small, Rural, and Northern Hospitals Leadership Council.
Mr. Sanderson is a Vice Chair of the Canadore College Board of Governors; a member of the West Parry Sound Health Centre Foundation Board; and, President of the Rotary Club of Parry Sound.
Donald Sanderson was elected to the OHA Board in November 2012.
Maureen Solecki, Board Member
Maureen Solecki, President & CEO, Grey Bruce Health Services, began her health care career at the Foothills Hospital in Calgary in 1979. In 1981 she relocated to Owen Sound to join the hospital as a new regional facility for the Grey Bruce area was under construction. She remained with the hospital through a voluntary amalgamation leading to the creation of Grey Bruce Health Services in 1998. She has served as a Vice President holding several different portfolios including diagnostic, therapeutic and support services. Maureen became President and CEO of Grey Bruce Health Services in May 2009 and oversees the operation of six hospitals. Maureen has also lead Grey Bruce Health Services through the development of its strategic plans.
Maureen is a graduate of the Master’s program in Health Administration at the University of Toronto and graduated from the University of Western Ontario with an Honours B.A. in Journalism. She is a member of the Canadian College of Health Service Executives and a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives.
She has served as a member and Chairman of the Board of Governors of Georgian College; a past member of the Owen Sound Kiwanis Club; and, former member and Chair of the Board of the Grey Bruce Community Health Corporation. Maureen is currently co-chairing the SW LHIN’s Cancer Surgery Improvement Project.
Maureen Solecki was elected to the OHA Board in November 2011.
Marianne Walker, Board Member
Marianne Walker has over 25 years of leadership experience. Currently, she is the President and Chief Executive Officer at St. Joseph's Health Centre in Guelph, providing Rehabilitation, Complex Continuing Care, Long Term Care, and Community Support Services.
Marianne has provided leadership in the development of Specialized Geriatric Services within the Waterloo Wellington Local Health Integration Network (WW LHIN). She continues to provide leadership in several WWLHIN wide projects such as Complex Continuing Care, Behavioural Support Ontario, Telelmedicine, Rehabilitation and Stroke. She has co-authored several research studies including Satisfaction with Care among Residents and Families in a Long-Term and Complex Continuing Care Organization and an Assessment of Institutional Relocation Qualitative Perceptions and Patient Outcomes.
Marianne holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from McMaster University and a Master of Heatlh Sciences from the University of Toronto. She is a Certified Health Executive with the Canadian College of Health Executives. Marianne is past Chair of the Hamilton and Area Chapter of the Canadian College of Health Executives. She is an active member of the Ontario Hospital Association CCC and Rehab Provincial Leadership Council and is also an Accreditation Surveyor with Accreditation Canada since 2003.
Marianne was elected to the OHA Board in January 2009 and is Chair of the Governance Committee.
Marian Walsh, Board Member
Marian Walsh is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Bridgepoint Health, a position she has held since 1998. Bridgepoint Health is a publicly-funded health care organization located in Toronto that provides patient care, research and education in the specialized field of complex chronic disease prevention and management. Affiliated with the University of Toronto, Bridgepoint Health comprises Bridgepoint Hospital; the Bridgepoint Family Health Team; the Bridgepoint Collaboratory for Research and Innovation; and, the Bridgepoint Health Foundation.
Under Marian’s leadership, Bridgepoint has established a bold vision for the future to be Canada’s leader in complex chronic disease prevention and management – acknowledged as the biggest health care challenge of the 21st century. In December 2008, Bridgepoint Health was awarded the inaugural Institute of Public Administration of Canada (IPAC)/Deloitte Gold Award for Leadership in the Public Sector. This national award distinguishes Bridgepoint Health as an organization that is transforming itself, and in turn, is helping to transform health care.
Prior to joining Bridgepoint, Marian was President and Chief Executive Officer of the Home Care Program for Metropolitan Toronto, the largest publicly-funded home care organization in North America. She was also Special Advisor to Ministers of Health and Social Services in Newfoundland.
An active health care executive for almost 30 years, Marian continues her service in a wide range of roles in the Ontario Hospital Association; the Rehab Network of Toronto; and, the Complex Care and Rehabilitation Leadership Council of Ontario. She is a member of the Advisory Committee, Faculty of Health Administration at the University of Toronto and co-chairs the LHIN/OHA HAPS/HSAA Steering Committee.
She holds an MBA from St. Mary’s University, Halifax; a Bachelors in Social Work from Memorial University of Newfoundland; and, is a Certified Health Executive with the Canadian College of Health Service Executives.
Marian Walsh was elected to the OHA Board in November 2008.
Jennifer Wilson, Board Member
Jennifer Wilson is past Chair of St. Joseph’s Hospital, a part of the Chatham Kent Health Alliance. Jennifer has been involved on the hospital boards of the Health Alliance since 1998.
Additional current board invovlment includes Vice Chair of the YMCAs across Southwestern Ontario and a Director for YMCA Canada. As well, Jennifer serves as a trustee on the Canadian Advisory Council for the independent school Neuchatel Junior College.
Jennifer and her husband Jeff are owner operators of a fifth generation family cash crop and vegetable farm and she is the owner employee of Thompson Ltd., a third generation agri service business.
Jennifer obtained her Bachelor of Arts Honours degree from the University of Western Ontario, and a Class 5 Advanced Agriculture Leadership Program from the Universtiy of Guelph.
Jennifer Wilson was elected to the OHA Board in November 2009.
Scott Anderson, Audit Committee
Mr. Anderson, a Chartered Accountant, has been a successful business entrepreneur (now mostly retired) and has extensive board level experience with both public and private corporations (has served on over 15 Boards) with a significant depth of experience and focus on health care and related entities.
Most recently he has been the Board Chair for Stevenson Memorial Hospital. His experience relating to health care also includes the following roles: currently Lead Director for People Corporation (TSX listed), a business specializing in employee benefit and pension consulting for corporations; previous Chair of Audit Committee for Comcare Health Service (a business employing over 3,500 nurses, until buiness was successfully sold in 2011); previous member of the Board of ListenUP Canada (Canada's leading hearing health care provider); previous Board member of The Assistance Company (a business providing assistive and mobilitiy devieses to Hospitals and Long Term Care Homes).
In Mr. Anderson's role on the Stevenson Memorial Board, most recently as Chair, the Board provided oversight for the Hospital, which has been under Supervision up until 2008, to: return the Hospital to a balanced budget; put in place a new senior management team; create and implement enhanced HR strategies to overcome many HR challenges; forge new strategic and colloborative relationships; and, to restore community credibility.
Mr. Anderson's various involvments over the last five years with organizations operating within the health care sector have provided valuable exposure to, and expeirence with, the significant challenges to provide the highest quality of health focused services while at the same time embracing new funding models and ways to drive cost effectiveness. With the right strategies and successful implementation and execution thereof, enhanced health services offering and quality can indeed be achieved hand in hand with cost efficiences.
Nancy Macken, Finance Committee
With over 30 years of experience as a chartered accountant, Ms. Macken joined Bridgepoint Health in 2007 and is currently the Vice President, Finance (CFO) and Chief Administrative Officer. She is responsible not only for Finance at Bridgepoint, but also has executive responsibility for the new state-of-the-art hospital being built on a complex inner city heritage site. In addition, she is CFO of the Bridgepoint Health Foundation.
Recent accomplishments include securing the hospital's move to a supply chain consortium to ensure Broader Public Sector compliance in terms of procurement and expenses and negotiation of a major credit agreement for the hospital's Local Share for its Redevelopment Project.
Prior to joining Bridgepoint, Ms. Macken was Vice President of Finance and Information Technology at Southlake Regional Health Centre for 13 years. She was actively engaged in Southlake's capital and program expansion initiatives, including new Regonal Cardiac and Cancer programs; a nursing home; and, an ambulatory care treatment centre. Before Southlake, Ms. Macken was Vice President of Finance and Support Services at West Park Health Centre, a CCC/Rehabilitation hospital in the west end of Toronto.
Ms. Macken has also spent 15 years in private industry, including five years as Vice President and Controller in private industry and nine years with Ernst and Young.
Richard "Dick" Mannisto, Finance Committee
Mr. Mannisto was born and raised in north western Ontario and graduated from the University of Toronto with a BScF in 1969. He spent the next 30 years working for Kimberly Clark Forest Products in supervisory and senior management positions culminating in seven years as Vice President of the Woodlands operation until he retired in 1999.
Throughout his working life and since retirement, Mr. Mannisto has been involved with local, regional, and provincial boards to further the life experience, education, and health care interests/needs of the people of Ontario with a particular focus on Northern and rural communities. He is currrently completing 12 years on the Geraldton District Hospital board and was recently elected to the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre board (June 2012).
Mr. Mannisto served one three-year term on the OHA Board with Finance and Audit Committee experience, and was the Chair of the Region 1 Regional Council Executive Committee for two years. He also is one of three trustees of the Greystone Health Trust.
Eric Vandewall, Finance Committee
Mr. Vandewall has worked in the private, public, and government sectors of the health care industry with over 22 years of experience, including 11 years of executive leadership in Ontario's public hospitals. Mr. Vandewall joined Joseph Brant Memorial Hospital in Burlington in 2009 as President and CEO.
Previously, Mr. Vandewall served as the Senior Vice President, Trillium Health Centre, and Vice President of Planning and Corporate Services at Trillium Health Centre. Mr. Vandewall has held a number of other senior management positions including Director, Health Outcomes at Glaxo Wellcome; Director, Health Reform Implementation Team, Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care; and, Director, Health Promotion Branch, Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care. He has held several other senior positions at the Ministory of Health and Long-Term Care over an 11 year period.
Mr. Vandewall holds a Bachelor of Technology in Architectural Sciences from Ryerson University, and he is a graduate of the Public Administration Program, Health Policy from Queens University in Kingston. Mr. Vandewall has completed the Chartered Director Program at McMaster University. He is a Board member of the YMCA Hamilton/Burlington/Brantford and a Board member of Mohawk Shared Services Inc.