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									               QUEENSWAY CARLETON HOSPITAL
                 BOARD OF DIRECTORS 2007/08

Rod A. Vanier

Rod Vanier has been practicing law in Nepean since 1981. His practice is wide ranging
and can be termed as „General Practice‟. He is trained as a mediator and in Collaborative
Law. He joined the Queensway Carleton Hospital‟s Board of Directors in 2002. His
other community activities have included: Chair of the Nepean Chamber of Commerce,
President of the Nepean-Carleton Jaycees, President of the South Nepean Rotary Club,
Director on the Nepean Symphony Orchestra, and Chair of the St. Maurice Catholic
Church Parish Council. He was the Liberal candidate for the Provincial Legislature for
the riding of Nepean-Carleton in 2003. He is the 2007 recipient of the “Community
Activist” (Adult) Award from the City of Ottawa. Rod lists carpentry, photography,
orienteering, boating, music and politics among some of his interests. His spends a lot of
his downtime at his cottage located in the Gatineau Hills. His two daughters, Laura and
Stephanie, have recently graduated from University.

Dr. Sanjay Acharya
Vice 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.
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Mary Brown, M.B., Ch.B., F.R.C.P.(C)
Chief of Staff

As Chief of Staff at the Queensway-Carleton Hospital, Dr. Brown is an ex-officio
member of the Board of Directors and is one of the representatives of the Medical Staff.
Dr. Brown is a practicing Psychiatrist at the Hospital. She received her undergraduate
and medical education in Scotland and did her residency with the University of Ottawa.
Dr. Brown is an assistant professor at the University of Ottawa and is a member of the
Ontario review Board.Ex-officio governors are appointed for as long as they hold the
position at the Queensway-Carleton Hospital that entitles them to a seat on the Board
according to the Corporation‟s By-laws.

Kim Bulger

As Chair of the QCH‟s Community Advisory Committee, Kim Bulger represents her
committee on the Hospital‟s Board of Directors. She has held the position of Executive
Director of the Nepean Community Resource Centre since 2000. Prior to that she was a
counselor with Amethyst Women‟s Addiction Centre. Ms. Bulger has extensive
experience dealing with community issues. She has been a volunteer Board member
with the West End Legal Clinic, the West End Non Profit Housing Group and West End
Community Ventures. The QCH Community Advisory Committee she chairs is made of
a variety of community representatives as a two-way communications tool with their
organizations and those they serve.

Douglas Cochen, M.B., Ch.B., F.R.C.S. (C)
President of the Medical Staff

Dr. Cochen is an ex-officio member of the Board of Directors and is an elected
representative of the Medical Staff. He is an Obstetrician-Gynecologist practicing at the
hospital. He received his undergraduate education at Queens University at Kingston and
his medical degree at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. He trained in Obstetrics
and Gynecology at the University of Ottawa and is a lecturer at the university.

Michael DeGagné
Past Chair

Mike DeGagné is the Executive Director of the Aboriginal Healing Foundation, a $350
million dollar fund which addresses the legacy of physical and sexual abuse arising from
the institutionalization of Aboriginal people. As founding Executive Director he has
developed the corporate ad granting structures, and mechanisms for accountability to
both government and Aboriginal people and organizations. He lectures extensively on
management issues in the Aboriginal community, and in the areas of reconciliation
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between peoples. In a voluntary capacity he has been a member of the Board of Directors
of the Queensway Carleton Hospital since 2001 (Vice Chair – 2002/2003), serves on the
Board of Trustees of the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in Toronto (Governance
Committee), and as Executive Advisor to the Aboriginal Language and Culture Centre
where he is developing the governance structure for this new organization. He holds a
PhD in Education and a Masters degree in Health Administration. A long time resident of
Nepean, he is married and has two sons.

Carey Garrett
Chair, Foundation Board of Directors

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
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.
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Cathy Jordan

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.

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.

Mr. Aubrey Moodie
Honourary Board Member

Scott Robertson

Scott Robertson is the President of Tasman Financial Services, a fee-only financial
services company dealing with high-income and high net-worth individuals across
Canada. He has been active in the field since co-founding Tasman‟s predecessor
company in 1982. As an active and involved father of four, Mr. Robertson volunteers as a
soccer coach, lacrosse coach and is a Boy Scout Leader. His interest in health care and
education has led him to refocus his priorities to apply his skills and enthusiasm to
engage others through communication to form workable consensus to problems which
affect the community. Mr. Robertson holds an MBA from Concordia, a Bachelor of
Engineering from McGill and a Bachelor of Communications from Mount Allison. He is
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a member of the Chapter Board for the Canadian Association of Financial Planners and is
currently the Vice-President of the Institute of Advanced Financial Planners.

Tom Schonberg

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.

Peter Strum, FCMA

spdGlobal Inc.‟s President Peter Strum joined the Queensway-Carleton Hospital‟s Board
of Directors in June 2003. After a 28 year career with Deloitte Consulting, the last 18
years as a Partner, 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. Much of his work
has been overseas, with the governments of Singapore, Jordan, Hong Kong and Korea, to
name a few. He is a Board member at the Perley Rideau Veteran‟s Health Centre and is a
past member of the West Ottawa Rotary Club. He also chaired the National Recognition
Awards for the Society of Management Accountants and is past President and Chair of
the Society of Management Accountants of Ontario. Mr. Strum is married with one son
and his hobbies include golf, curling and spending time at his cottage.

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.
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Szabo and his wife Mary have been married for thirty-six years, have three grown
children and two grandchildren.

John Uberig
Vice Chair

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
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.

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