About HPHA

The Huron Perth Healthcare Alliance (HPHA) is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors, which consists of 11 elected (voting) and nine ex-officio (non-voting) members.

The Board of Directors play an important leadership role in supporting the alliance’s strategic goals and directions, monitoring quality and overseeing financial resources while ensuring hospital services continue to meet the needs of our communities.

Board Members

  • Ron Lavoie, Board Chair
  • Stephen Hearn, Vice Chair
  • Joe Looby, Treasurer
  • Vacant, Past Board Chair
  • Jack Alblas
  • Gary Austin
  • Barry Hutton
  • Kim Ross Jones
  • Kerri Ann O'Rourke
  • Greg Stewart
  • Tricia Wilkerson
  • John Wilkinson

Ex-Officio Directors

  • Dr. Kevin Lefebvre, Alliance Chief of Staff & Site Chief, Stratford General Hospital
  • Dr. Candi Flynn & Dr. Nadine Potvin, Co-Site Chiefs, Clinton Public Hospital
  • Dr. Chuck Gatfield, Site Chief, St. Marys Memorial Hospital
  • Dr. Heather Percival, Site Chief, Seaforth Community Hospital
  • Dr. Alistair Smith, President Medical Staff, Stratford General Hospital
  • Joani Gerber, Patient Partner
  • Andrew Williams, President & CEO
  • Deborah Wiseman, Chief Nursing Executive

Board Meeting Schedule, Agenda & Minutes


  • The Board of Directors meets regularly throughout the year. All meetings begin at 7 p.m. and are open to the public. If you would like to attend a meeting or would like more information, please contact Sue Davey at 519-272-8205 or via email at susan.davey@hpha.ca


 Site Agenda & Minutes
August 5, 2021 Virtual Meeting
September 9, 2021Virtual Meeting   
November 4, 2021 Virtual Meeting   
December 2, 2021Virtual Meeting
February 3, 2022Virtual Meeting   
March 3, 2022Virtual Meeting
April 7, 2022Virtual Meeting
June 2, 2022 TBD  

Note: If you would like to attend a meeting, please contact Sue Davey - susan.davey@hpha.ca.  

The HPHA Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held on Thursday, June 16, 2022 at the Mitchell Golf & Country Club. Further details will be available closer to the date.

Past Meeting Minutes

Becoming A Board Member

The Huron Perth Healthcare Alliance (HPHA) is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors comprised of eleven elected and nine ex-officio members, including a Patient Partner. (Refer to the HPHA’s By-laws for detailed information on Board composition)

Governance responsibilities include accountability and oversight of the HPHA's:


  • Values, Mission and Vision
  • Commitments to Our Communities (strategic plan)
  • Financial stewardship
  • Quality and performance monitoring
  • Stakeholder relations


Board members have a unique opportunity to help shape the health care and well-being of our communities. We encourage applicants who are systems thinkers with a broad range of backgrounds and skills to complement the current Board. 

The HPHA undertakes a recruitment process and vacancies are advertised in March/April each year and opportunities are advertised across Huron Perth. Applications are received and reviewed by the Nominating Committee, with recommendations through the Governance & Stakeholder Relations Committee to the Board of Directors.

Although the HPHA is not currently recruiting, we welcome applications from interested individuals that we can keep on file. 

For more information, please contact Sue Davey, Executive Assistant (519-272-8205 / susan.davey@hpha.ca

The HPHA is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion 

Board Committees

Board Committees aid the Board of Directors in the fulfillment of its governance role. These Committees assist with the work of the Board and provide leadership and direction to the hospital’s executive, while overseeing key aspects of performance and management. Board Committees meet on a regular basis between Board Meetings.

Current Board Committees are listed below. Click on the committee name to read its terms of reference.

Governance Resources

The Board of Directors has a number of policies that guide the governance process. Below is a selection of current policies and resources.


Tel: 519-272-8205 | Email: susan.davey@hpha.ca