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.

Group photo of the HPHA Board of Directors 

Board Members

  • Ron Lavoie, Board Chair
  • Kerri Ann O’Rourke, Vice Chair
  • Joe Looby, Treasurer
  • John Wolfe, Past Board Chair
  • Jack Alblas
  • Gary Austin
  • Dick Burgess
  • Steve Hearn
  • Barry Hutton
  • Kim Ross Jones
  • Rena Spevack

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. Tyler Rouse, 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 6, 2020 Virtual Meeting
September 10, 2020 Virtual Meeting
November 5, 2020 Virtual Meeting
December 3, 2020Virtual Meeting   
February 4, 2021TBD
March 4, 2021 TBD Agenda to be posted prior to the meeting
April 1, 2021 TBD Agenda to be posted prior to the meeting
June 3, 2020 TBD Agenda to be posted prior to the meeting

The Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held on Thursday, June 17, 2021 at the Mitchell Golf & Country Club. Further details will be available closer to the date.

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.

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