QUEENSWAY CARLETON HOSPITAL BOARD OF DIRECTORS 2007/08 BIOGRAPHIES Rod A. Vanier Chair 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. QUEENSWAY CARLETON HOSPITAL BOARD OF DIRECTORS 2007/08 BIOGRAPHIES 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 QUEENSWAY CARLETON HOSPITAL BOARD OF DIRECTORS 2007/08 BIOGRAPHIES 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. QUEENSWAY CARLETON HOSPITAL BOARD OF DIRECTORS 2007/08 BIOGRAPHIES 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 QUEENSWAY CARLETON HOSPITAL BOARD OF DIRECTORS 2007/08 BIOGRAPHIES 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 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. 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. QUEENSWAY CARLETON HOSPITAL BOARD OF DIRECTORS 2007/08 BIOGRAPHIES 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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