Michelle Fach, Chair
Michelle Fach is the Director, Open Learning and Educational Support, an integral department at the University of Guelph that creates innovative educational opportunities and provides expertise in direct support of the University’s teaching and learning mission. Michelle serves on a variety of internal and external committees and is currently the President of the Canadian Association of University Continuing Education. Michelle’s formal academic history includes a MBA and an M.Ed. Michelle actively contributes her time and talents to a number of community organizations including nine years on the St. Joseph’s Health Centre Foundation Board, serving as President from 2011 – 2013.
Bernadette Mitchell, Past Chair
Bernadette Mitchell is the Senior Vice President of Human Resources at The Co-operators Insurance. She was elected to the St. Joseph’s Health Centre Board of Trustees in 2011. Professional designations attained by Bernie include CHRP, CIP, CLU, and in December 2014 she will complete The Chartered Director Program from McMaster University. Bernie also serves as the President of Community Living Guelph and Wellington.
Ian McGinty, Vice Chair
Ian McGinty began his career with General Motors and, sponsored by GM of Canada, completed his undergrad degree in Industrial Administration as well as an MBA. Recruited by Johnson & Johnson (J&J), Ian held senior roles in HR, continuous improvement, operations, logistics, strategy, and shared services; led the J&J companies’ HR council; and was promoted to a global employee engagement role. Subsequently, Ian led all people programs at Bruce Power and, most recently, led HR with Sleeman Breweries. Ian is now teaching, coaching, consulting, writing, and enjoying family life! He is a Heart and Stroke fundraising captain and a board member of the Guelph and District HR Association.
Murray Short, Treasurer
Murray Short is the Not-for-Profit Partner at RLB LLP, working from its Guelph office and leading a team of accountants specialized in not-for-profit, charitable and municipal government clients. In addition to his CPA designation, Murray holds an MBA from York University and a Bachelor of Commerce from McMaster. Murray joined the Board in September 2015 and has served on the boards of the Hillside Festival, the Volunteer Centre of Guelph-Wellington, the Guelph Chamber of Commerce, the Guelph-Wellington Business Enterprise Centre and the River Run Centre. Murray lives in Guelph with his wife, Jessica, and their kids, William and Molly.
David Wormald, Secretary
David Wormald is President, SJHCG and Elder Care, St. Joseph’s Health System. He currently serves as a surveyor with Accreditation Canada and, in the past, has served as Chair of various regional, provincial, and national committees. David is an Assistant Professor, Department of Radiology, Faculty of Health Sciences at McMaster University and a sessional instructor at the De Groote School of Business. He is a healthcare consultant and an international speaker.
David is a graduate of the Michener Institute for Applied Health Sciences and holds a dual registration with the College of Medical Radiation Technologists of Ontario in Radiography and Magnetic Resonance Imaging. He received an undergraduate degree in Political Science from the University of Toronto; and his Master of Business Administration at McMaster University, De Groote School of Business.
Susan Burns has held leadership roles in every sector of health care, including: Acute Care Hospitals, Health Integration Networks, District Health Councils, Community Care Access Centres, and the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care. Her areas of expertise are in strategic planning, facilities planning, program costing, and decision support. Susan’s volunteer work has focused on the social services sector. She was Board Chair of a sexual assault centre and Board President of the Region of Peel United Way. She holds under graduate degrees from McMaster and Ryerson Universities and a Master’s of Health Sciences from the University of Toronto.
Dan Cremasco is a Chartered Professional Accountant and Partner with BDO Canada LLP, located in their Guelph office. Dan has been involved with SJHCG since 2003; he has served as Chair of the St. Joseph’s Health Centre Foundation Guelph Board and Chair of the St. Joseph’s Housing Corporation Board. Currently, Dan serves as chair on the SJHCG Board. Dan is a University of Waterloo (Bachelor of Mathematics) graduate and lives in Maryhill, Ontario.
Michael Delisle is the former Chair of the Community Care Access Centre in Waterloo Wellington as well as the Waterloo Wellington LHIN. He has been an entrepreneur for over forty years. His company the Registrar, with offices in Dallas and Guelph is an accredited registrar providing certification services in the ISO management systems area. He holds a BA and an MBA from Wilfrid Laurier University. Michael lives in Guelph and is active in supporting the community.
Paul Elliott is the Executive Officer in the Faculty of Environmental Studies at York University. Previously, Paul has held senior roles in the Faculties of Business and Health Sciences at McMaster University and began his career in health care at the Hamilton Regional Cancer Centre. He was a member of the Board of Directors at Guelph General Hospital for 15 years, including 3 years in the position of Chair. Paul holds an Honours BSc from Queen’s University and an MBA in Health Services Management from McMaster University. He and his wife reside in Guelph where they support many community initiatives.
Janice Kopinak has been a Global Health Consultant since 2012 and currently is a contract employee of the Canadian Red Cross. Janice holds undergraduate degrees in nursing (Niagara College) and the University of Guelph in addition to graduate degrees in health science from McMaster and University of Toronto (Faculty of Medicine). She continues to publish and carry out peer reviews for various journals.
From 1999-2010 Janice worked internationally as senior management/health advisor in several developing countries (Africa, Asia) as well as in the Balkans and Cuba. Employing agencies included Global Affairs Canada, WHO, UNDP, UNHCR, Save the Children, MSF. Prior to 2010 Janice was employed in Public Health (Waterloo, Ontario), psychiatric nurse (McMaster University) and academic at the University of Toronto; Conestoga College (Guelph); Red River Community College (Manitoba); Auckland District Health Board (New Zealand). Volunteer experiences include: Board Member (Waterloo-Wellington Local Health Integration Network (2017-2019); Guelph General Hospital (Quality Committee 2011-17); Canadian Association of International Professionals (Ethics Committee 2014-2017); University of Guelph Research Ethics Board 2015-present); Canadian Red Cross; community presentations.
David MacGillivray is a Continuous Improvement Leader with Precision Resource in Cambridge, a maker of fineblank components. With an engineering degree from Queen’s University in Kingston, David has worked with Dupont, Magna, and Blackberry. David is a member of the Professional Engineers of Ontario and the High Performance Solutions consortium. He has connection with the application of continuous improvement in health care and is a certified 6 Sigma Black belt with experience in launching, coaching, and sustaining continuous improvement systems. As a 17-year Guelph resident, David is passionate about contributing to St. Joseph’s and the Guelph community.
Amanda Mohamed currently holds the position as a project manager at North York General Hospital in the information services department. She works on numerous projects that involve clinical informatics and digital health. She supports the planning, development and implementation of key projects within the organization, including the promotion of health system integration, information systems and virtual care. She has a BHS specialized honours in health management, a project management and PROSCI change management certificate. In her spare time, she is also on the board of directors for a local charity called family education centre in the peel region.
Catherine Statton is the Director of Graduate Studies and Executive Programs at the Lang School of Business at the University of Guelph. Catherine has been involved with SJHCG since 2018. She holds a BSc degree from the University of Toronto and an MA (Leadership) from the University of Guelph. Catherine also holds the following professional designations: Registered Kinesiologist, Registered Cardiology Technologist, and Certified Health Executive.
Barb Stephens is the Associate Vice-President, Change, Communications and Business Readiness at The Co-operators. As a leader and champion of strategic communication, transformational change and team engagement, Barb has a BA, Communications and Political Science, from Simon Fraser University, Innovation and Facilitative Leadership certificates from the Schulich School of Business, Workplace Mental Health Leadership and Organizational Design certificates from Queen’s University, PROSCI Change Management certification and Six Sigma training. Elected to the SJHCG board of trustees in 2019, Barb is actively involved in the Guelph community, where she’s resided with her husband and two boys since 2000.
Nick Walters is a Senior Project Manager with the Region of Waterloo managing large capital facility construction projects. He joined the St Joseph’s Housing Corporation in 2016 before joining the St. Joseph’s Health Centre Resource Planning Committee in 2017 and was elected to the Board of Trustees in 2018. Nick has undergraduate and masters’ degrees in environmental engineering from the University of Guelph and is a member of the Professional Engineers of Ontario.
Dr. Hugh Boyd, Chief of Staff
Dr. Boyd has served as Medical Director at St. Joseph’s Villa in Dundas and Alexander Place in Waterdown since 2012 and as Medical Advisor at St. Joseph’s Home Care since 2017. He has been an Attending Physician at Alexander Place since 2011 and at St. Joseph’s Villa in Dundas, St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton and Hamilton Health Sciences since 2012.
In addition, he holds the position of Chair of the Ontario Medical Association’s Section on Long-Term Care and Care of the Elderly and is actively involved in volunteering for a number of community and professional organizations.
Dr. Boyd graduated from the University of Toronto with a Doctor of Medicine and holds a Bachelor of Health Sciences (Hon.) from McMaster University. He holds a Certificate of Infection Prevention and Control in Long-term Care from the Centre for Disease Control and American Medical Director’s Association; a Certificate of Added Competency in Care of the Elderly from the College of Family Physicians Canada; and, has completed the Medical Director Curriculum through Ontario Long-Term Care Physicians.
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