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, 2023 – 2024

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.


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 is Chair of the Corporate Development Committee.

Rawle Bachoo, Director and CHSO Designate

Rawle Bachoo is a consultant who has held several project management and development planning positions.  For the last ten years, Rawle’s focus has been in the health care sector where he has engaged with various organizations, most recently Health Canada.  He holds a Master in Business Administration as was as being a Certified Professional in Health Care Information and Management Systems.  Rawle joined the Board in September 2019 and is a member of the Quality Improvement and Risk Management Committee.

Juliette Hillock, Director

Juliette is an experienced Finance Executive, CPA-CGA, who enjoyed a 35-year career with Canada Post prior to retirement.  Over 20 of those years were spent as a member of Senior Management in both operational and corporate finance roles.

In 2018, Juliette attended the Not for Profit Governance Essentials training program at Rotman School of Management.  Juliette joined the Board in September 2019 and is a member of both the Finance & Audit Committee and the Corporate Development Committee.

Pia Pietrangeli, Director

Pia Pietrangeli has extensive experience in governance, policy and strategy development. She enjoyed a 32-year career with Canada Post, before retiring in January 2020.  Throughout her career, she provided strategic advice and executive support on a wide range of matters related to the legislative, regulatory, policy and governance frameworks of one of Canada’s largest Crown Corporations.


Pia’s volunteer experience includes serving in a number of leadership roles with the Ottawa Chapter of Cystic Fibrosis Canada including Chapter President, and serving as an instructor and instructor coach with the Ottawa Christopher Leadership Program.  Pia joined the Board in September 2020 and is Chair of the Governance and Nominating Committee.


Bill Halstead, Director

Bill’s background includes employment with General Motors, Canadian Marconi, Lumonics, and Mitel. He taught quality management courses at the University of Ottawa and Algonquin College.  Since starting his own consulting company, Bill has provided operational excellence and quality management consulting services for companies of all sizes, from start-ups to an S&P500 listed multi-national.  Bill’s background includes significant community and non-profit leadership.  Bill joined the Board in September 2020 and is a member of both the Quality Improvement and Risk Management & Corporate Development Committees.

William (Bill) Egan, Director

Bill is a Director of Human Resources at the Canadian Mental Health Agency (CMHA), Ottawa Branch, a community-based registered charity dedicated to promoting good mental health, developing and implementing support systems and services, and encouraging public action to strengthen community mental health services and related policies and legislation. 


With over 20 years of Human Resources experience within the public sector, Bill leads a team of professionals who provide HR service delivery in a broad array of areas including recruitment, retention, labour relations and health and safety to support staff and management at CMHA Ottawa.  Prior to joining CMHA Ottawa in July of 2019, Bill spent over 17 years in various HR leadership roles in Ottawa with Canadian Blood Services.  Bill completed his Undergraduate studies at Queen’s University.  Bill joined the St. Patrick’s Home of Ottawa Board of Directors in September 2020 and is a member of the Governance Committee.


Sean Gehring, Director

Sean Gehring is the Director of Examinations at the Royal College of Dentists of Canada. Previous to that he held the position of Associate Director of Examinations at the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons and Canada.  He has worked with Senior Healthcare Executives and Physician Leadership to achieve strategic directions, advance change management and drive quality improvement initiatives. 


Sean spent the decade prior to joining the Royal College at the Ottawa Hospital in varying roles from front line clinician to management. He has extensive leadership experience in both ambulatory and inpatient clinical operations in environments ranging from acute care to rehabilitation. Sean holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Bradford, a Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy from Queen’s University and an Industrial Relations Certificate from Queen’s University. Sean joined the Board in January 2023 and is Chair of the Quality Improvement and Risk Management Committee.


Michael Garvey, Director

Michael Garvey is a chartered professional accountant with over 30 years of experience at a large federal Crown Corporation where he held a number of senior level roles within the Internal Audit and Finance organizations prior to his retirement in 2022. Michael has significant experience dealing with Boards and supporting them in their oversight role. Michael joined the Board in January 2023 and is Chair of the Finance and Audit Committee.

Richard Jokiel, Director

Richard is a seasoned professional with 30 years of experience in Engineering, Corporate Finance and Commercial Real Estate, providing a unique blend of technical expertise, business acumen and strategic leadership. In his current role as General Manager, Real Estate at Canada Post, he leads a team of professionals responsible for one of the largest real estate portfolios in Canada. Richard is a dedicated leader, and a passionate advocate for excellence, mutual respect and inclusivity. His future aspirations are to continue assisting others in their journey towards success, while maintaining his passion for his work and the community at large. Richard joined the Board in October 2023 and is a member of the Corporate Development Committee.


2023 Annual Report

St. Patrick's Home of Ottawa's 2023 Annual Report is here!  This report gives a glimpse of life at St. Pat’s. It also highlights the innovation, compassion and dedication of the St. Pat’s team.  Click the link below to view the 2023 Annual Report. 2023 Annual Report...

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