Board Membership

Peter van der Westen

Peter van der Westen
Board Chair
Elected 2017
President, VRM Engineering

Linda Ballantyne

Linda Ballantyne
Elected 2019
Retired Registered Nurse
Former Executive Director of Human Resources, Fanshawe College

Robert Biron

Robert Biron
Appointed 2018
President and CEO

Paul Hammond

Paul Hammond
Appointed in 2020
Vice President of the
Professional Staff and
Emergency Medicine Physician

Geoff Mills

Geoff Mills
Appointed 2012
President Professional
Staff and Emergency
Medicine Physician

Karen Davies

Karen Davies
Appointed 2012
Vice President and
Chief Nursing Executive

Sally Martyn

Sally Martyn
Elected 2017
Retired Educator

Amy Dale

Amy Dale
Elected 2018
Lawyer, Gunn & Associates

Waleed Chehadi

Waleed Chehadi
Appointed 2016
Chief of Staff, Intensivist

Dan Ross

Dan Ross
First Vice-Chair
Elected 2018
Retired Lawyer

Judy Thorner

Judy Thorner
Appointed in 2020
Retired Secondary School Principal
STEGH Foundation President

Meaghan Vreman

Meaghan Vreman
Elected in 2020
Chartered Professional
Accountant

David Harvey

David Harvey
Elected 2019
Former Chief, Alzheimer Society Ontario
Former Manager, Ministry of Health
and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC)

Richard Hodgkinson

Richard Hodgkinson
Elected 2019
Retired Information
Technology Project Manager
Former Senior Strategic
Consultant, Innovation Management

Harold Lenfesty

Harold Lenfesty
Elected 2020
Retired President & CEO
Management Consultan

The affairs of the Corporation shall be managed by a Board of up to seventeen (17) Directors as follows:

  1. Six (6) non-voting ex-officio Directors shall be:
    1. the President of the Professional Staff;
    2. Vice-President of the Professional Staff;
    3. the Chief of Staff;
    4. the President and CEO
    5. the Chief Nursing Executive; and
    6. the President of the Foundation
  2. Two (2) Directors at large who shall be elected at the annual meeting of the Corporation and whose election may not be limited by geographic restrictions;
  3. The remaining nine (9) Directors shall be elected at the annual meeting of the Corporation as follows:(i) Nine (9) Directors shall be elected from those nominated by the Governance Committee all of whom shall be residents or have a substantial presence in the City of St. Thomas or within the County of Elgin.