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, 2021Virtual Meeting
March 4, 2021 Virtual Meeting
April 8, 2021Virtual Meeting
June 3, 2020 TBD Agenda to be posted prior to the meeting

Note: If you would like to attend a Virtual Meeting, please contact Sue Davey - susan.davey@hpha.ca to receive the link to participate. 

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.

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 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 to fill vacancies in March/April each year and opportunities advertised across Huron Perth.  Applications are received and reviewed by the Nominating Committee, with recommendations through the Governance and 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 future opportunities.

For more information, please contact: Sue Davey, Executive Assistant
Phone:  519-272-8205 / Email:  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