Our Board of Directors are the foundation to our success & always place our residents first.
Board of Directors
Overseeing the work of the Home is a voluntary Board of Directors, who in turn report to the Catholic Health Sponsor of Ontario. Our Board is a governance Board, which means the Directors are responsible for setting the overall direction of the Home, including its Mission. The day-to-day operation of the Home is delegated to the President & CEO and the Leadership Team.
St. Patrick’s Board of Directors, 2018 – 2019
David Stevenson, Chair
David Stevenson is the Vice President of Business Intelligence & Innovation at Export Development Canada (EDC) where he leads teams accountable for the implementation and governance of Knowledge Business, Information Management and Corporate Reporting. David has been at EDC for 10 years and has held a variety of positions including Director of Business Architecture, Director of Small Business Financing and Loan Portfolio Manager when he joined EDCs Risk Management Office in 2006.
David has been involved in Operational Excellence, Management Systems and Lean initiatives across EDC since 2007 when EDC began its journey with the first introduction of Lean Production concepts in its Financing and Risk Management groups. Prior to joining EDC David worked with CIBCs Corporate Banking group in Toronto for three years before moving to Ottawa and joining the Commercial Banking team early in 2003. David completed his MBA at McMaster University and is a CFA charter holder. David joined the Board in November 2014 and is a member of the Finance and Audit Committee. David was nominated and confirmed as Chair of the Board in June, 2017.
Janet Morris (CEO), Secretary
Janet joined St. Patrick’s Home in February 2015 as the President and CEO with 20 years of experience as a senior leader in long term care. Janet holds a Bachelor of Science (Occupational Therapy) and a Master in Health Administration.
Janet brings a wealth of knowledge and years of experience, not only in the long-term care sector but also a strong history of working within in the broader health care community. Janet’s clinical professional roots were spent as an Occupational Therapist working primarily with seniors in hospitals and in the community.
Janet’s education and leadership skills in the areas of healthcare management , governance, and human resources have lead to progressively responsible leadership roles. She has been actively involved with the Champlain Local Health Integration Network on various committees and sits as a member of the Regional Hospice Palliative Care Program and the Nepean Rideau Osgoode Community Resource Centre Board of Directors.
Dr. Celeste Fung, Medical Director
Erik Husband, Director
CPA, CMA, MBA. Erik is the Director of Risk and Corporate Strategy at the Canadian Commercial Corporation. He has over 20 years of risk management experience in an international setting and manages the Corporation’s overall enterprise risk management program. He is an external member of the Ottawa Carleton District School Board’s Audit Committee and is active within the school community. Erik joined the Board in March 2016 and is a member of the Finance and Audit Committee.
Jennifer Leddy, Director
Jennifer Leddy is a partner in the law firm of Carters Professional Corporation focusing on charity and not-for-profit law. Before returning to private practice in 2005, Jennifer worked for almost twenty years for the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops initially as a member of a multi-disciplinary pastoral team and later as a legal and policy advisor. Jennifer joined the Board in November 2014 and is Chair of the Governance committee.
Sister Jean Goulet, Director
Sister Jean’s background and experience is in religious education, pastoral services and ecumenical and interfaith relationships with an emphasis on social justice issues. She has served as Director of the Office of Ecumenism and Interfaith relations for the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops, is a founding member of the Multifaith Housing Initiative and is a member of the Sisters of the Holy Cross. Sister Jean joined the Board in 2010 and is Chair of the Quality Improvement and Risk Management Committee.
Barry Stanton, Director
Michael Falardeau, Director (CHSO Designate)
Michael is the Manager of Diocesan Properties for the Archdiocese of Ottawa where he oversees the 100+ churches and diocesan properties within the Archdiocese. Michael is in the process of developing and implementing procurement and construction protocols as well as consolidating its repertoire of land by establishing a diocesan wide Master Plan for future development and projections.
Michael has over 10 years of land development, commercial and institutional construction experience, most recently as Director of Land Development at Devcore Group. He joined St. Patrick’s Home as an external member of the Corporate Development Committee in 2016, and as a member of the Board of Directors in 2017. Michael is a member of the Nominating Committee and the Corporate Development Committee, as well as being the CHSO designate.
Tom Bryan, Director
Robert Baldwin, Director
Alan McCafferty, Director
Alison Baizana, Director
A graduate of Carleton University, Alison is Director Risk & Insurance Management at Canadian Blood Services. Prior to that Alison was Risk Manager for Canada Post. Alison holds professional designations in the field of risk management and insurance, including the RIMS Fellowship Designation (RF), Canadian Risk Management (CRM) and Canadian Insurance Professional (CIP).
Named as one of Canada’s 30 Leading Risk Managers (2016) by Insurance Business Magazine, Alison has experience in operational and enterprise risk management, off-shore captive insurance, business continuity and corporate governance. In addition to serving as vice-chairperson of the Ottawa Catholic School Board, Alison has also served on the boards of the Ontario School Board Insurance Exchange (OSBIE), the Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC), NECTAR Foundation, Parent Involvement Committee and the Ottawa Catholic Childcare Corporation. Alison is a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors as well as an active community volunteer. Joining the St. Patrick’s Board in September 2016, Alison also serves on the Quality Improvement and Risk Management Committee.
Rhona Lahey, Director
An experienced communications and public affairs practitioner, Rhona has applied her skill set in the non-for-profit health care sector for over 25 years. A graduate of the University of Toronto, she brings comprehensive expertise in government, public, media and employee relations to the Board, which she joined in November, 2016. Rhona is a member of the Corporate Development Committee.
Douglas McNeill, Director
Douglas is a Director at Turner & Townsend, a global independent professional services company specialising in project management, cost management, and consulting across the real estate, infrastructure and natural resources sectors. With over 16 years of project and cost management experience, Douglas leads a team who are delivering some landmark projects in Ottawa. Joining the St. Patrick’s Home of Ottawa Board of Directors in November 2017, Douglas also serves on the Corporate Development Committee.
Barry Trudeau, Director
A retired professional with over 30 years of experience with the Federal Government, Barry’s expertise in Human Resources includes the areas of staffing, labour relations, and mediation. He has been a volunteer with Pastoral Care at St. Pats for the past five years. Joining the St. Patrick’s Home of Ottawa Board of Directors in November 2017, Barry also serves on the Quality Improvement and Risk Management Committee.
April Wheeler, Director
April Wheeler, CPA, CGA, has been working in public accounting for over 17 years at McCay Duff LLP. She provides accounting, tax and audit services to a variety of clients, including small businesses, not-for-profits, hotels, and commercial leasing enterprises. April takes pride in helping businesses and organizations learn what their numbers mean and how they can contribute to strategic growth.
With the team at McCay Duff, she takes on an advisory role with clients by providing guidance on how they can improve the financial health of their business. April is a graduate of Algonquin College with a Professional Accounting Diploma and Laurentian University with an Honours Bachelor of Commerce degree.
April has served as Treasurer on the Board of Canadian Condominium Institute – Eastern Ontario Chapter. She has also volunteered with the Look Good Feel Better Program for Women Living with Cancer. April joined the Board in October of 2018 and is member of the Audit and Finance Committee.
Oriana Trombetti, Director
Oriana Trombetti is General Counsel with the Federal Department of Justice. She leads a multidisciplinary team of legal professionals providing legal advice and services on Real Property, Crown, and Corporate law. She has been a public servant for more than 27 years and has held a variety of executive positions over her career. Oriana joined the Board in October 2018 and is a member of the Governance Committee.
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