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 - 2022/2023

Elected Directors

Steve Hearn

Stephen V. Hearn, Board Chair

Elected: June 23, 2016


Ron Lavoie

Ron Lavoie, Past Chair

Elected: June 23, 2016


John Wilkinson

John Wilkinson, Vice Chair

Elected: June 17, 2021


Joe Looby

Joe Looby, Treasurer

Elected: June 21, 2018


Gary Austin

Gary Austin, Director

Elected: June 20, 2019


Barry Hutton

Barry Hutton, Director

Elected: June 17, 2021


Kathy Lewis

Kathy Lewis, Director

Elected: June 16, 2022


Kerri Ann O'Rourke

Kerri Ann O’Rourke, Director

Elected: June 22, 2017


Kim Ross Jones

Kim Ross Jones, Director

Elected: June 23, 2016


Greg Stewart

Greg Stewart, Director

Elected: June 17, 2021


Tricia Wilkerson

Tricia Wilkerson, Director

Elected: June 17, 2021


Ex-Officio Directors

  • Dr. Kevin Lefebvre, Alliance Chief of Staff & Site Chief, Stratford General Hospital
  • Dr. Alex Chun & 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
  • Lynanne Mason, Chief Nursing Executive
  • Andrew Williams, President & CEO

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
August 11, 2022 Virtual 
September 15, 2022Virtual 
November 3, 2022 Virtual 
December 1, 2022Virtual 
February 2, 2023   Virtual
March 2, 2023Virtual
April 6, 2023 Mitchell Golf & County Club
June 1, 2023 TBD

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

The HPHA Annual General Meeting will be held on June 26, 2023 - Virtually.  

Past Meeting Minutes

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.

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 

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