Board of Directors

St. Francis Memorial Hospital, being a community hospital, is managed by a volunteer Board of Directors. The Board consists of 8 to 10 Directors elected annually by the members for 2 year terms. The Chief Executive Officer, the Chief of Staff, the President of the Medical Staff, the Chair of the Foundation and the President of the Hospital Auxiliary are Ex-Officio Directors.

The St. Francis Memorial Hospital is currently seeking candidates to fill upcoming vacancies on its Board of Directors.  Applications are being accepted for openings at the end of the current term as well as vacancies that can arise on the Hospital Board during the year. 

Directors are elected to the Board for a two year period during which they are responsible for the governance of the Hospital, being alert to the healthcare needs of the region, working to provide sufficient resources to ensure the Hospital is able to fulfill its mandate, and ensuring that resources are used efficiently and effectively.  The Board’s decisions, in conjunction with Medical and Administrative decision-makers, have substantial impact on the Hospital’s viability and the region’s healthcare services. 

 If you are an interested individual who has an interest in local health care, is committed to providing strategic policy direction and leadership for the continued development of the hospital and are prepared to commit personal time and effort of approximately 10 hours per month, we invite you to join this dynamic and progressive Board. 

 Directors shall be a resident or employed or carried on business in the hospitals catchment area for a continuous period of six months immediately prior to being appointed.

 To enquire, please contact Jasna Boyd, Chair of the Governance Committee for further information.  Thank you for your interest and support of St. Francis Memorial Hospital. 

 

SFMH Board Of Directors

 

Joanne King - Chair

Joanne brings more than 30 years of not-for profit and charitable organization management in social and health service organizations.  In addition to attending Queens University, she also completed the Ryerson Program in Not-for-profit and Voluntary Sector Management. Her volunteer work has included participation on various Boards and committees.  She currently serves on the Board of the Madawaska Hospice Palliative Care Program.  

 

Currently the Executive Director of the Barry's Bay and Area Senior Citizens Home Support Services, Joanne co-chairs the Madawaska Communities Circle of Health (a local health integration effort) and serves as the co-chair of the South Renfrew Health Link.

 

 Other volunteer work is primarily in the area of sharing a love of music.  She and her music group volunteer at local charity and community events.

 

 Jasna Boyd - Vice Chair 

Jasna Boyd joined the SFMH Board in 2009 and was Chair from June 2010 to June 2018. She retired in 2008 from a 30-year career in commercial real estate management with major international and domestic organizations in the private and public sectors. She held senior management positions with Lloyds Bank, Hongkong Bank, Scotiabank and the Ontario Government. Her broad experience includes strategic planning, project management, mergers/acquisitions, governance and risk management.

 

Ms. Boyd has a long history of community work which includes serving as a board member of St. Joseph’s Health Centre in Toronto and regional representative with the Ontario Hospital Association. Having been a Madawaska Valley resident on a part-time basis for many years prior to retirement, she remains very active in various volunteer activities supporting the health sector and the arts community.

 Jasna Boyd - Chair

 

 

Cheryl Summers 

Cheryl joined the SFMH Board in 2007. She participated in the last Accreditation process and is currently a member of the Governance Committee. Cheryl is employed by the Pembroke Regional Hospital, Mental Health Services for the last 11 years. She has three children and resides in Killaloe.

 

 Darcy Lacombe 

Darcy currently resides in Killaloe ON with her husband Corrie and her two boys, Shamus and Cutler.

 

Darcy received her B.Sc. from Carleton University and is now working toward a designation of Certified Human Resource Professional through Algonquin College and the Human Resource Professionals Association.

 

Darcy has a passion for self-development and for working with and for people. Her spare time is spent enjoying the nature of the beautiful Madawaska Valley, and at the sporting events of her two boys.

 

Darcy Lacombe

 

Greg Zdzienicki

Greg Zdzienicki is Chief Compliance Officer (Canada) and Vice-President, Research for an international investment management firm. Greg has worked in the investment management industry since 1997. 

 

Prior to his current role, he worked at HSBC Investments (Canada) Ltd. as a Senior Research Analyst. Greg also worked for Manulife Financial as a Manager, where he was responsible for Investment Management research and selection, as well as ongoing due diligence for Canadian, U.S. and EAFE equity and fixed income mandates. He began his career in the investment industry with the Bank of Montreal. Greg received his Bachelor of Arts degree from York University.

Greg Zdzienicki

 

John Campbell

John has an extensive background in Strategic Planning, Change Leadership, Information Technology, Telecom, Outsourcing Partnerships, Consulting Experience Business, Information Technology and Telecommunications executive with hands-on experience. 

 

John brings a strong record of success in combining extensive expertise in Information Technology, Provisioning and Operations of networks with profound knowledge of core business processes to bring business benefits. He has a proven ability to bring benefits of IT, business process and change innovation to solve business issues while managing staff change, client impacts, costs and risks.  He built and led diverse teams of development, delivery, deployment and support of custom applications and introduction of off-the-shelf applications and integration of systems. 

 

During a dynamic management career specializing in strong leadership, problme-solving, planning, team building and project managment skills, John was able to recruit, develop, motivate and retain diverse staff structuring them in teams that delivered client results and savings for P&L and multi-hundred million dollar budgets.

 

 

Dr Richard Shaw

 Richard has lived in Barry’s Bay, working as Chairman of the History Department at Our Lady Seat of Wisdom College, since 2013. He joined the SFMH Board of Directors in 2017.

 

Previously, Richard was a diplomat for the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office where he specialized in Middle East issues and served in Jordan. He obtained his doctorate from the Centre for Medieval Studies at the University of Toronto. He has had a variety of academic articles published and his book about Bede’s Ecclesiastical History is coming out with Routledge. Richard completed his first two degrees at Oxford University where he met his wife Dr Christine Shaw, an archaeologist by training, who now homeschools their five children.

 

 

 

 Jane Dumas

Jane is a graduate of the Ottawa Hospital School of Nursing.  She enjoyed a 35 year career in hospital and community nursing and hospital administration.  Jane began her career  at the Hospital for Sick Children  working in various areas and then as  the nurse manger of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.  Returning home to Whitney to raise their family provided the opportunity to continue her  nursing career.  She provided  Home Care nursing throughout the Madawaska Valley.  Working at St. Francis Memorial Hospital as staff nurse on the medical unit, in the emergency department and then in nursing administration rounded out her nursing career 

 

A strong parental influence of community involvement made the decision to enter local municipal politics almost a given.  Jane is currently serving her second term as the mayor of the Township of South Algonquin after having served two years as councillor.   She represents the township on the South Algonquin Family Health Team Board, the District if Nipissing Social Services Administration Board and the Renfrew County and District Board of Health.  As well she is a volunteer member of the Barry Bay’s and Area Senior Citizens Home Support Board.  She currently chairs the Physician Recruitment and Retention Committee.

 

Lori Gutoskie

Lori Gutoskie is a lawyer, working in Renfrew County as a legal agent for the Office of theChildren's Lawyer.  Prior to becoming a lawyer, she worked for over ten years as the Executive Director of the Barry's Bay Home Support Program.  During that time, she served on a number of boards and committee's including the founding board of the Community Care Access Centre and the Long-Term Care Committee of the Distric Health Counsel. 

 

Lori resides in Combermere with her husband, Steve and they have two daughters, Hannah and Emma.   

Ex-Officio Directors

 

Lorraine Finn - Auxiliary President

Lorraine has been involved with the Hospital Auxiliary for the past thirty years. Following her retirement as an Elementary School Principal, she has maintained her Presidency as well as the convenorship of the hospital gift shop, HELLP lottery tickets and their Annual Article Bingo.

 

As Auxiliary President, she also fulfills her roles as an ex-officio member of the SFMH hospital board, St. Francis Valley Heathcare Foundation and Hospice Palliative Care Committee. She is also a dedicated volunteer (since its inception) as receptionist in the SFMH Mammography unit.

 

Lorraine has also been H.A.A.O. Chairman of Region 9, a member of the Ontario Trillium Foundation Review Team, Bay Day Treasurer, recording secretary for the Northern Credit Union, committee member for the Madawaska Valley Township Economic Development and communications director for the Retired Teachers of Ontario as well as president of the Renfrew County Catholic Principal’s Association. 

Dr. Jason Malinowski - Chief of Staff

Pursuing his love for rural family medicine, Dr. Malinowski graduated from Queen's University with his MD and completed his residency there in Family and Palliative Medicine.

 

He found that Barry's Bay and the St. Francis Memorial Hospital were a perfect match for his career and family aspirations, and began practicing here in 2002. Dr. Malinowski cherishes his time with his wife Andrea, and his boys Joseph and William.

 

His professional interests include Quality Improvement in medical care, Healthcare Leadership, Medical Education, Social Media in Healthcare, and Hospice Palliative Care. Dr. Malinowski holds academic appointments with Queen's University and the University of Ottawa, and was named "Community Teacher of the Year" by the Ontario College of Family Physicians in 2012.

Dr. Bruce Harris

 

Karen Tierney- St. Francis Valley Healthcare Foundation

 

Randy Penney - Chief Executive Officer

 

SFMH Management

 

Gregory McLeod– Chief Operating Officer

 

Tim Sonnenburg - VP of Finance

 

Mary-Ellen Harris - Chief Nursing Officer and Director of Patinet Care Services

 

Joanne Pecarskie – Executive Assistant

 

 

2018 Board Meeting Dates

  • January 20, 2018
  • March 27, 2018
  • June 5, 2018
  • Annual General Meeting June 12, 2018
  • October 30, 2018

2019 Board Meeting Dates

  • January 29, 2019
  • March 26, 2019
  • June 4, 2019
  • Annual General Meeting June 11, 2019

 

Board Committees

 
Governance Committee – Jasna Boyd, Chair
Finance and Audit Committee - Greg Zdzienicki, Chair
Ethics Committee – Jasna Boyd, Chair
Continuous Quality Improvement – Cheryl Summers, Chair


Application to become a Director

Trustee Declaration

SFMH Bylaws

Board Policies

Public Hospitals Act

Canada Corporations Act