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					               QUEENSWAY CARLETON HOSPITAL
                 BOARD OF DIRECTORS 2010/11
                       BIOGRAPHIES
Peter G. Strum, CMC, FCMA
Chairman
Peter Strum joined the Queensway Carleton Hospital’s Board of Directors in June 2003.
After a 28 year career with Deloitte Consulting, Mr. Strum started his own management
consulting firm, spdGlobal Inc. He has extensive background in the field of management
consulting with government agencies at the federal, provincial and municipal levels. His
management consulting work also has included assistance to foreign governments
including Singapore, Jordan, Hong Kong and Korea, to name a few. He is also a Board
member at the Perley Rideau Veteran’s Health Centre. Peter is a Past President and Chair
of the Society of Management Accountants of Ontario.

Dr. Sanjay Acharya
President of the Medical Staff
Dr. Acharya is an active member of the Department of Anaesthesia and the Department
of Critical Care Medicine at QCH. He received his Bachelor of Medical Science and
Medical Degree both from Memorial University of Newfoundland. He is a Canadian
Armed Forces Medical Officer who served as a primary care physician for 2 Field
Ambulance and 2 Service Battalion. Dr. Acharya did his post graduate training in
Anaesthesia at the University of Ottawa.
Gerry A. Barker
Vice Chair
Gerry Barker is the Executive Dean of the Faculty of Health, Public Safety and Community
Studies at Algonquin College of Applied Arts and Technology. He was appointed
Executive Dean in June 2005. Prior to becoming Executive Dean, he served as Dean of the
Police and Public Safety Institute for four years and enjoyed a twenty year career initially
with the Nepean Police Service and then with the amalgamated Ottawa-Carleton Regional
Police Service. Mr. Barker is a member of both the Ontario and Canadian Association of
Chiefs of Police and has been active in the hockey community, for the past 25 years, as an
advisor with the Larry Kelly Sports Management Group. Mr. Barker holds a Bachelor of
Arts degree from Carleton University with a concentration in Law. He is married and he
and his wife, Janet, have two wonderful sons, Bradley and Sean.

Clare Beckton
In 1984, Ms. Beckton joined the Human Rights Law Section of the Department of Justice.
In 1988, she assumed the position of General Counsel with the RCMP Legal Services, and
in 1992, subsequently took on the role of General Counsel, Department of Fisheries and
Oceans. In 1996, Ms. Beckton became Senior General Counsel with Human Resources
Development Legal Services and served there until her appointment as Assistant Deputy
Attorney General, Aboriginal Affairs, Department of Justice. She led the Aboriginal Affairs
Portfolio from 1998 until June 2004 managing an extensive budget and contingent
liabilities. Following her year at Harvard University, Ms. Beckton co-led, with the
Aboriginal Leadership Institute and other partners, a multi-sectoral Aboriginal Leadership
Initiative. From April 2007 to July 2009 Clare Beckton served as the deputy head of Status
of Women Canada.
               QUEENSWAY CARLETON HOSPITAL
                 BOARD OF DIRECTORS 2010/11
                       BIOGRAPHIES


Michael D. Cullen , MBA, FCMA
Mike is the former Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer of General Dynamics
Canada, a position he held for over 14 years. A senior executive with 30 years
international market experience in the high tech, defence electronics and government
sector, Mike is a experienced financial leader with a strong operational background. He
remains active in a variety of capacities serving as a business coach for small to medium
enterprises and is involved with his professional accounting organization and is an active
alumnus with his university, focusing on leadership from both a development and
delivery perspective. Mike is fluently bilingual and is a personable individual who is
equally comfortable working one on one or in a larger group environment. Mike holds an
MBA and Bachelor of Administration from the University of Ottawa and is a Fellow of
the Society of Management Accountants. He has served on the boards of General
Dynamics Canada, the Canadian Association of Defence and Security Industries
(CADSI), and the Ottawa Chapter of the Society of Management Accountants of Ontario.
Mike is a long-time Ottawa resident and he and his wife Nicole have been married for 33
years and have two children Kimberley and Brendan.

Andrew Falconer, MD CCFP (EM)
Chief of Staff
As Chief of Staff at the Queensway-Carleton Hospital, Dr. Falconer is an ex-officio
member of the Board of Directors and is one of the representatives of the Medical Staff.
Dr. Falconer has been practicing Emergency Medicine at the Queensway Carleton
Hospital since 1988. He graduated from the University of Ottawa School of Medicine in
1985. He served as Deputy Chief of Staff from 2004 to 2006, then resumed his role in
2007. Dr. Falconer has taken the Canadian Medical Association’s Physician Manager
Institute levels 1 through 4, as well as their “Leading the Safety Process” course. He has
attended several international patient safety conferences and the Rotman School of
Business Advanced Health Care Leadership Program.

Carey Garrett
Foundation Board representative

Carey Garrett was elected Chair of the Queensway Carleton Hospital Foundation on
September 18, 2007 and sits on the Hospital’s Board as the representative from the
Foundation. Mr. Garrett had served as a community member on the Board of Directors
from 2005 to 2007. He was one of the longest serving employees at JDS Uniphase Inc.,
having joined JDS Optics in 1983. The primary focus throughout his career at JDS was
development of fiber optic measurement equipment, but he also held a post as a Product
Line Manager and acted as a troubleshooter for difficult manufacturing issues. After
retiring from JDS in 2001, Mr. Garrett earned a Diploma de Cuisine at Le Cordon Bleu
Ottawa Culinary Arts Institute. Subsequently, he entered a partnership at Café Henry
Burger. This endeavor was ultimately ill-fated but was a good introduction to the joys
               QUEENSWAY CARLETON HOSPITAL
                 BOARD OF DIRECTORS 2010/11
                       BIOGRAPHIES
and pitfalls of small business. In no rush to jump into another consuming venture, he
enjoys having the time to pursue multiple opportunities, including spending more time
with his wife, Nancy, and their two children. Mr. Garrett finds great enjoyment and
satisfaction in his relationship with the QCH and looks forward to working with everyone
on the Hospital Board this year.

Kathy Greiner
A long-time resident of Nepean, Kathy Greiner has been involved with community work
for many years - recently as a Board Member of the Ottawa Transition Board; as an
elected member and Chair of the previous Nepean Hydro; as a founder and President of
the Nepean Chapter of the Canadian Federation of University Women; and as a member
and previous Chair of the West Ottawa Kiwanis Club. Kathy has a M.A. in political
science and economics and worked in both the private and public sectors. She was Editor
of an energy newsletter and consulted on energy and international trade matters, and as a
Federal government employee in the energy conservation and international food safety
fields. Kathy has three children and five grandchildren.

Peter Hoysted, CA, CFP
Peter is the National Director, Business Development, for Stratos Wealth Management, a
division of MD Management and The Canadian Medical Association. Prior to moving to
Stratos Wealth in the fall of 2005, he served as Regional Manager of Eastern Ontario for
MD Management. Peter and his family have been residents of Nepean for almost twenty
years and live within the shadows of the Hospital. His community involvement includes
over twenty years of volunteer work with Special Olympics Ontario, serving as Chair and
CEO of the 2000 Canadian Special Olympics Winter Games held in Ottawa, January
2000. Peter has also served as a volunteer board member of Causeway Clubhouse, The
Ottawa Catholic Schools Foundation, The Catholic Immigration Centre Foundation,
among others, and currently sits on the Advisory Board of St. Joe’s Supper Table.

Cathy Jordan
Vice Chair
Cathy Jordan is the Executive Director of the Western Ottawa Community Resource
Centre (WOCRC). WOCRC is a social service agency serving the former municipalities
of Goulbourn, Kanata and West Carleton. WOCRC partners with others to develop,
provide and coordinate accessible community, health and social services for all members
of the diverse communities in the west end of Ottawa. Cathy graduated from Queens
University, Kingston, Ontario in 1979 with a Bachelor of Nursing Science and has
extensive experience in the community-based not-for-profit sector including Community
Health and Resource Centres, Public Health, VON, St. Elizabeth Health Care, Rideau
Valley DHC and Ministry of Health.
               QUEENSWAY CARLETON HOSPITAL
                 BOARD OF DIRECTORS 2010/11
                       BIOGRAPHIES

Elaine McNaughton, RN
Vice Chair
Elaine McNaughton is the Executive Director of Personal Choice Independent Living, a
MOHLTC-funded program that provides numerous support services to adults with
physical disabilities in Ottawa. She trained as a nurse and holds a certificate for
Voluntary and Non-Profit Sector Management from the Canadian Centre for
Philanthropy and the Canadian Healthcare association’s certificate in Quality
Management. She is Past President of the Independent Living Service Providers, past
Chair of the Arnprior and District Memorial Hospital Board of Directors and past
Director of the Ottawa Carleton Independent Living Centre. Ms. McNaughton is a
member of the Canadian College of Health Service Executives and was a member of the
Ontario Hospital Association’s Advisory Committee of the Standardized Hospital Patient
Satisfaction Survey, Ontario Hospital Report Card Project. Ms. McNaughton is currently
a member of the Ministry of Health and Long-term-Care’s provincial Long-Term
Ventilation Strategy Development steering committee.

Dilly Mohamed
Dilshad (Dilly) Mohamed is an independent IT/telecom consultant. She has a Bachelor’s
degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Ottawa, and worked for ten years
as a systems engineer and senior product manager with Cisco Systems. Dilly recently
returned to university to pursue graduate studies in biomedical engineering. She grew up
in east Africa and came to Canada as a teenager, along with her family. Dilly is a long-
time resident of Ottawa. She enjoys yoga, meditation, and traveling. Dilly also studies
classical Indian music.

Tom Moss
Tom is the former President and COO of Telecom Ottawa, a 5-year old
telecommunications carrier company which was recently sold yielding to the City of
Ottawa - the shareholder, a substantial investment return. An executive with over 35
years experience in the telecommunications, software and government sectors, both in
Canada and in the United States, Tom has held senior executive positions with high
profile public and private companies together with two local start-up companies. He is a
seasoned professional who has an excellent performance record in the areas of sales,
operations, regulatory affairs and finance and who has held strategic policy positions in
the federal government at Treasury Board and Industry Canada (formerly
Communications). Additionally Tom is the owner and operator of Fiamma Restaurant in
Barrhaven and is the Vice-Chairman of the Barrhaven Business Improvement Area. Tom
is married and he and his wife Brenda have lived in Nepean for over 25 years and
together have a son Tyler who currently is a professional hockey player.
               QUEENSWAY CARLETON HOSPITAL
                 BOARD OF DIRECTORS 2010/11
                       BIOGRAPHIES
Tom Schonberg
Secretary
Tom Schonberg is the President and Chief Executive Officer at the Queensway-Carleton
Hospital (QCH), a position he has held since September 1998. Previous positions held
include CEO – Bowmanville Memorial Hospital; Senior Vice-President – The Riverdale
Hospital (Toronto); Executive Director – Workers Compensation Hospital (Toronto); and
Vic-President – Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital. Mr. Schonberg holds a Bachelor
in Medical Sciences from the University of Toronto, as well as a Masters in Health
Administration from the University of Toronto. He is a member in both the Canadian
College of Health Service Executives (CCHSE) and the American College of Health Care
Executives, and is a surveyor with the Canadian Council on Health Services
Accreditation. Mr. Schonberg serves as the Chair of the Regional Information
Technology Steering Committee, which is dedicated to integrating patient information
and systems across the continuum of care providers. He has also served on various
community Boards and is active in community fundraising activities.

Gene Szabo
Gene Szabo is the principal of GSC Inc., a consulting company located in Ottawa. Prior
to his retirement, Mr. Szabo was a member of the Board of the Association of Canadian
Financial Officers and has served as its Treasurer, Vice President of Labour Relations
and its Executive Director as well as having thirty-two years of experience with the
federal government in the health and financial fields. He sits on the Boards of Directors
of the VenGrowth Group of venture capital funds as well as the ENSIS Growth Fund of
Manitoba. He is a past Vice-President of the Ottawa Heart Institute Alumni and was a
member of the University of Ottawa Heart Institute Human Research Ethics Board. Mr.
Szabo and his wife Mary have been married for thirty-six years, have three grown
children and two grandchildren.

John Uberig
Before retiring in 1996, John held senior financial executive positions in both the public
and private sectors. These positions included Vice-President Administration and Finance
at the Royal Canadian Mint, Senior Policy Advisor at the Treasury Board Secretariat,
Assistant Deputy Postmaster General Finance and Administration at Canada Post,
Assistant Deputy Postmaster General Corporate Affairs at Canada Post, and Vice-
President, Secretary-Treasurer at Southam Business Publications Ltd. In these positions
his responsibilities included financial management, corporate and legislative planning,
international and inter-organizational negotiations, and he served as a management
member on labour relations committees. Since his retirement, John has been active in
volunteer work at the Queensway Carleton Hospital. From 1998 to 2002, he was
President of the former Volunteers Association, during which time he served as an ex-
officio member of the Hospital Board of Directors and as a member of the Finance
Committee. He has also served as a member of the Hospital Foundation’s Board of
Directors and Finance Committee from 2000 to 2006 and completed his term as its
Treasurer. He was elected to the Hospital Board in 2006. He also works in the Hospital as
               QUEENSWAY CARLETON HOSPITAL
                 BOARD OF DIRECTORS 2010/11
                       BIOGRAPHIES
a volunteer, assisting patients and visitors. He is a life member of the Institute of
Chartered Accountants of Ontario and a certified member of the Certified Management
Accountants of Ontario. John and his wife Joyce have lived in Barrhaven, Nepean for 37
years. They have 3 married sons and five grandchildren.

Dr. Christopher Winckel, MD, FRCS(C), FACS
Vice President of the Medical Staff
Dr Winckel began practicing laparoscopic and general surgery at the QCH in 2005,
following 10 years as a surgeon in Eastern Ontario and Northern Ontario. Dr Winckel
completed an (Hon) BSc at Laurentian University (Sudbury), then attended medical
school and completed his surgical residency at the University of Toronto. He completed a
Masters Degree in Health Professions Education at the University of Illinois (Chicago),
as well as a fellowship in Laparoscopic Surgery at Mt Sinai Hospital (Toronto). Dr
Winckel has completed levels I through IV of the Physician Management Institute
courses organized by the CMA. Dr Winckel has been a peer reviewer for the College of
Physician and Surgeons of Ontario. Dr Winckel spent two years as the Deputy Chief of
Staff prior to this appointment. He continues to practice exclusively at the QCH – the
community hospital of choice, fulfilling his medical and administrative responsibilities as
well as participating in student and resident education as a Lecturer with the University of
Ottawa. Married since 1982, he thanks his wife Joanne and two daughters Michelle and
Nicole for their support and understanding through the years.

				
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