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, 2022 – 2023
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
Dr. Fung completed her Bachelor of Science and Medical Degree at McGill University in Montreal. Her first experience with St. Pat’s was as a family medicine resident at the University of Ottawa completing an elective in long-term care. After completing her residency, Dr. Fung joined St. Pat’s as an attending physician in 2008. In 2017, she took on the position of Medical Director. Her role is to support the Medical Staff and collaborate with the Nursing department, administration and Board to ensure excellence in the medical care provided in the Home.
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.
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 Chair of the Finance and Audit and 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 and a member of the Quality Improvement and Risk Management 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 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 a member 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. In his roles as CFO and head of internal audit, Michael attended many Board meetings and became very familiar with how Boards operate and their role as distinct from management. Michael joined the Board in January 2023 and is a member of the Quality Improvement and Risk Management Committee.
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