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RVH Board Of Directors Recruitment

RVH Board of Directors 2021/2022 Meeting Schedule

RVH 2021/2022 Board of Directors

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Charlotte Wallis joined the RVH Board of Directors in June 2014.  Charlotte was employed by RBC Royal Bank since 1984 and recently retired from the role of Regional Vice President, currently living in Orillia with her husband.  As a graduate from Dalhousie University with an MBA, Charlotte brings a wealth of expertise in 3 banking platforms – Commercial Banking, Small Business and Personal Financial Services.

Charlotte’s volunteerism and board responsibilities have included Georgian College where she governed as a Board Member, Chair Finance Committee, Vice Chair, Chair for the last two years of her six year term; was instrumental in bringing the Words on Work Government of Ontario sponsored program – Women’s Directorate to Barrie Muskoka with The Learning Center (Orillia); re-established a relationship with Junior Achievement which delivers programs to grade 5/6 (Business Basics) and grade 8 (ESIS – Economics of Staying in School); mentored women re-entering the work force and students at risk via The Learning Centre (Orillia); was a mentor for the Summer Company Program for the Greater Barrie Business Enterprise Centre; and was active in the Cornwall General Hospital Foundation Board and Cornwall Heart & Stroke Foundation.

Doug joined Barrie’s Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre’s Board of Directors in June 2013.  Doug is a retired tax partner from PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (“PwC”) in Toronto where he led the firm’s national mergers and acquisitions (“M&A”) tax advisory group from 2002 until 2012.  Doug’s professional qualifications include a BA (Hons Econ) from the University of Waterloo and both Chartered Accountant and Chartered Business Valuator designations. Doug’s past charitable activities include Treasurer, Kerry’s Place, an Ontario government funded charity operating residential and educational facilities to autistic children and adults; Treasurer, Autism Society Canada, a national charity focused on public awareness, fundraising, education and assistance to provincial autism charities; and the Finance Committee, Trinity Anglican Church, Aurora. He is currently a board member of the Orillia Museum of Art and History and the Huronia Woodland Owners’ Association.

Michael joined Barrie’s Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre’s Board of Directors in June 2013.  Michael is a life-long Barrie resident, as is his family for generations.  Michael graduated from the University of Toronto as a Pharmacist, and went on to build a successful multi-store operation Tristar Pharmacies with his father Neil also specializing in servicing Long Term care facilities throughout central Ontario. Michael began a Real Estate career at the beginning of 2012 and currently works with the Re/Max Hallmark Peggy Hill Group Realty as a residential and commercial specialist.  Michael spent ten years on the Board of Directors of Kempenfelt Bay School, a non-profit Independent School in Barrie and six years on the Board of Gilda’s Club Simcoe Muskoka serving as Board Chair and Executive Director during the construction of the clubhouse on Quarry Ridge Road, Barrie.

Janice joined the Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre in 2004 as President and CEO. Prior to that, she was CEO of the Northeastern Ontario Regional Cancer Centre and CEO of Laurentian Hospital.

Janice is a Certified Health Executive and holds her Master of Health Science, Health Administration from the University of Toronto (Robert Wood Johnson Award Winner), as well as a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Queen’s University. Her continuing education includes the Harvard School of Business Advanced Management Program and the Independent Corporate Directors Program, Rotman School of Business, University of Toronto.

Janice has led RVH through significant achievements, including Canada’s first portable radiation treatment clinic, becoming an official University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine Family Medicine Teaching Unit and the completion of an expansion that doubled the size of the regional health centre and includes the Simcoe Muskoka Regional Cancer Centre. Most recently, Janice led the organization through development of the bold, ambitious “MY CARE” strategic plan.  Under her leadership, Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre has become a highly-respected regional health centre with a strong culture of safety, transparency, accountability and service excellence.

Appointed to the Board in 2017, Linda brings a background of farming and teaching. Of her 34 years with the Simcoe County District School Board, the last 16 were as principal. Her Springwater Municipal experience is 11 years, serving as Mayor from 2010-2014 when she also served on the Barrie & Area Physician Recruitment Committee. Linda’s formal education is a M. Ed (University of Toronto) and a B.A. (Economics & Psychology) from Wilfrid Laurier University.

Linda has always been heavily involved in community, having just completed 2 terms as Director on the Barrie Police Services Board, and currently on the Church Council as Ministry & Personnel chair. She is just finishing a 5 year term on the Simcoe-Muskoka Family Connexions Board of Directors. Her skillset and varied leadership training are positive assets for the job.

Jim retired in 2017 from IBM following a career in strategy consulting and senior management.  During his career, he managed a number of strategic programs in the public and private sectors, including healthcare.  Through his work, and through personal experience, he developed a passion for improving the community health system.

Jim brings healthcare technology consulting experience to RVH that includes program management of a community hospital’s clinical transformation program, advisory services to Ontario’s Smart Systems for Health Agency, technology consulting services across a variety of LHINs and hospitals, and assisting in the development of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s eHealth Strategy.

Jim moved to Barrie in 2012 with his wife, Catherine, and has four adult children and four grandchildren.  Active in volunteer work, he has participated in the resettlement of Syrian refugee families, been a member of the Optimist Club of Barrie, organized junior golf programs, and is currently serving on the Board of Directors at RVH and of New Path Foundation.

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Doug joined the RVH Board in June 2015. After graduating from York University with a degree in political science, Douglas joined the Ontario government where he held progressively responsible management positions in the economic development ministry including Ontario’s senior investment and trade representative in Japan.

In 1992, having completed 20 years of service with the Ontario government, Doug joined Advance Planning and Communications, a Toronto-based corporate communications and government affairs consulting firm, as a Vice President. In 1995 he established his own consulting company, Douglas Jure & Associates.  Doug’s client list includes major corporations in the transportation and technology sectors, academic institutions, municipalities, and local business organizations in Toronto and Windsor.

Doug has served on the boards of community organizations in Toronto and Barrie including Past Chair of the Board of Management of the Bloor-Yorkville Business Improvement Area and Director of the Board of Management of the Bloor Street Business Improvement Area responsible for the $25 million Bloor Street Transformation Project where he played a lead role in directing the revitalization of the Bloor-Yorkville community. He served as Chair of the Board, Barrie Police Services Board for six of his seven years. Doug was a member of the Board of Directors of the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation for six years, and was a member of the Customer Service and Information and Communications standards development committees established by the Ontario government to design the regulations for the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. He currently serves as an independent director on the Board of Call2Recycle, Canada’s largest battery recycler. Doug and his wife, Susan, reside in Barrie.

Barbara joined the RVH Board of Directors in June 2014. Barbara is a retired Professor from McMaster University, Faculty of Health Science, School of Nursing where she taught within the undergraduate and graduate programs and ran an international program in paediatric and adult oncology nursing for nurses transitioning into degree level practice. Her national and international presentations and publications have been in the areas of paediatric oncology, standards of care, resilience, hope, and competency. She has been a member and Board Chair of Wellwood Resource Centre (a cancer support program in Hamilton). She has been awarded the POGO Companion Award by the Paediatric Oncology Group of Ontario and a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Canadian Association of Nurses in Oncology. Since retiring, she has consulted in Trinidad and Tobago, Egypt, and the United Kingdom.

A resident of Innisfil, Barbara has successfully co-chaired the movement to have Lake Simcoe declared Canada’s first Heritage Lake. As previous Co-Chair of the Innisfil Community Health Committee she participated in research with York University and Georgian College to examine social determinants of health and health needs of the residents of Innisfil. She worked with the Town of Innisfil on the development of the Rizzardo Health and Wellness Centre, serving as Honourary Chair of Fundraising.

Barbara has a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Toronto and Masters in Health Science from McMaster University. She is certified as a Canadian Oncology Nurse and has completed the Clinical Behaviour Science Program through McMaster University’s Department of Psychiatry.

Kimberly is a Senior Director in New Vaccine Strategy and Execution at Sanofi Pasteur, the vaccines division of the Sanofi Group.  She leads global, multi-functional teams in the development of new vaccines to address unmet medical needs.  Her positive influence has been realized in multiple areas of vaccine development such as clinical supplies, alliance management, internal/external stakeholder engagement, compliance and risk mitigation.  Kimberly is passionate about empowering life and she inspires people to play full-out.  She co-chairs Women Inspiring Sanofi Excellence (WISE) in Canada to empower leaders at all levels through mentoring, networking and leadership development, is a past Board member with Barrie Toastmasters, and has mentored Special Olympians to be advocates for their Sport.  She has been a Director on the RVH board since 2017.  She holds a Master of Science in Molecular Biology from University of Toronto and certification as a Lean, Six-Sigma Black Belt.

Wendy Miller joined the RVH Board of Directors in June 2017. Wendy is a partner at HGR Graham Partners LLP.  She has practiced law in Barrie since 1981 primarily in the areas of Wills and Estate Administration, Real Estate and Family Law.  She attended the University of Western Ontario and obtained her LLB at the University of Windsor.

Wendy is a past Director of the Advocates Society, Past President of the Simcoe County Law Association, and Past President of the Simcoe County Family Law Lawyers Association. She serves as a Deputy Judge of the Small Claims Court branch of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice and is a past panel member of the Ontario Review Board.

Wendy is a member and Past President of the Rotary Club of Barrie Huronia and has served on the Board of Directors of the Barrie YMCA and Theatre by the Bay.

Michael joined the RVH Board of Directors in June 2014. Michael has been involved in Ontario education for forty years starting as a classroom teacher then moving to roles as Vice-Principal, Curriculum Coordinator, Principal and Supervisory Officer. He has recently retired from the Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board where he served for 7 years as the Director of Education.

He has also played a role in provincial education leadership as a member of Ministry advisory committees, the Board of Directors of the Ontario Federation of School Athletic Associations (OFSAA) and the executive committee of the Council of Ontario Directors of Education (CODE). He has served on several community initiatives, most recently as chair of the Coalition for Children Youth and Families of Simcoe County.

Michael has been involved in several projects and programs since his retirement including serving as a regional manager for the Ministry of Education and advising corporate education partners. For several years, he coordinated the mentorship program for newly appointed Catholic Directors of Education in Ontario and is a Program Leader for the CODE Consortium for Leadership and Innovation.

headshot of jason teal Jason Teal

Lise McCourt started volunteering at RVH, in the Simcoe Muskoka Regional Cancer Centre, in September 2014, a few months after retiring from the Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA). She spent the last ten years of her career working as the Executive Assistant to the President and First Vice-President of the ONA.

Lise has enjoyed a wonderful career in the public and non-profit sectors, starting with the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council, a federal funding agency, based in Ottawa. She then moved on to become Manager of Corporate Affairs with a consortium called PRECARN Associates, which promoted collaborative research projects in artificial intelligence and robotics. She later joined the ONA when her husband was transferred to Toronto.

Lise has a long history of volunteering with cancer-related organizations, including The Weekend to End Breast Cancer and the Ride to Conquer Cancer. In July 2017, she was elected President of the RVH Auxiliary and enjoys fundraising for RVH and promoting the amazing work of the Auxiliary.

Lise is married, a mother or three and a very proud grandmother of four.

Dr. Tyberg joined RVH as Chief of Staff and Chair of the Medical Advisory Committee in September 2016. He completed his undergraduate medical training at McGill University in Montreal followed by specialty training in Emergency Medicine at Long Island Jewish Medical Center in New York City and a fellowship in Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto. He received a Master of Business Administration degree from the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto in 2016.

After completing medical training Dr. Tyberg worked as a general practitioner in the First Nation community of Chisasibi, Quebec where he served as Director of Professional Services for the Cree Board of Health and Social Services of James Bay.

He then went on to practice as staff emergency physician and Trauma Team Leader at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto and also served as a toxicology consultant to the Ontario Poison Information Centre. He then took the role of Chief of the Department of Emergency Medicine and Program Medical Director of Emergency Services at Toronto East General Hospital. His immediate previous position was Chief of the Department of Emergency Services at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre.

Dr. Tyberg is appointed as an Assistant Professor in the Division of Emergency Medicine, Department of Medicine at the University of Toronto and has served as its acting director. He participates in undergraduate, postgraduate and international medical graduate education and has served on the Examination Board of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons in Emergency Medicine. His academic interests include patient safety/quality assurance, pharmacology & toxicology, clinical informatics and health policy. He is former Chair of the Ontario Medical Association Working Group on Patient Safety and served on the Committee on Drugs and Pharmacotherapy, the Executive of the Section of Emergency Medicine and as Vice-President of the Sunnybrook Branch Medical Society. He was a member of the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care Emergency Department Task Force. He has recently been appointed to the the Ontario Hospital Association’s Physician Provincial Leadership Council.

Dr. Jayanthini Nadarajah Vice President, Medical Staff Association
Dr. Raj Grover President, Medical Staff Association