Quinte Health Welcomes the 2023/24 Board of Directors
The Quinte Health Board welcomes three new Directors – Mike O’Shea, Yves Savoie and Bob Forder, plus new Board Chair Lisa O’Toole and Vice-Chair and Treasurer Gary Hannaford.
Bob Forder is a highly accomplished professional with over 30 years of experience in manufacturing. He held various management positions, including IT, Lean Manufacturing, Maintenance, and Production Manager. In 2013, he transitioned into public service as the Manager of Buildings and Facilities for the City of Quinte West. Bob has also made notable contributions to his community, serving on the Quinte Manufacturing Association, the Belleville Chamber of Commerce and the Loyalist College Board of Governors. He is a proud father to two and grandfather to four and lives in Quinte West with his spouse.
Mike O’Shea’s professional career spanned 35 plus years, initially articling with KPMG and the Provincial Auditor’s office. With a career that weaved progressively through senior finance, regulatory and audit management positions in the Energy, Education and Government sectors. He also taught finance, audit and accounting courses at York University and several colleges. Mike is a CA, CPA, and Chartered Accountant with an MBA from York University’s Schulich School of Business and a Diploma in Landscape Architecture. He has recently retired and is living in Foxboro.
Yves Savoie is an executive coach and strategy advisor to not-for-profits and charities. He is the former CEO of Heart & Stroke Canada and the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada. He brings deep practical knowledge and experience to complex organizations that deliver social impact. Yves is a tireless policy advocate for people with disabilities, for healthy eating, and for patient-centered approaches to healthcare. He graduated from the University of Toronto, obtained his MBA at Concordia University, and later completed a Master of Management at McGill University. Yves and his partner live in the Township of Tyendinaga on the traditional territory of the Haudenosaunee peoples.
During the June meeting, the Board expressed gratitude to outgoing Directors Patrick Johnston, Peggy Payne, Ross Rae and Janet Dalicandro for their remarkable service and outstanding contributions to Quinte Health. They also thanked the outgoing Chair, and continued Quinte Health Board Member, Nancy Evans, for her term.
“It was an honour to serve a term as Chair of the Quinte Health Board of Directors,” commented Evans. “When people join the Quinte Health Board, they often comment on the high level of governance standards and performance. This commitment to operating at best practices is important for Quinte Health and our communities. I have every confidence Lisa will uphold this calibre of professionalism as she takes the reigns as Chair for the upcoming Board year.”
Lisa was born and raised in this community and welcomes the opportunity to serve it in her capacity as Director and now as Chair of the Board.
“Serving on the Quinte Health Board is an extraordinary experience,” explains O’Toole. “Our hospitals play a critical role in the overall wellbeing of our communities. Every day we impact the lives of hundreds of people and families. The work of the board is not simple or easy, but the opportunity to contribute so significantly is profoundly meaningful and fulfilling.”
The Board’s governance role includes setting the plan for our four interdependent hospitals, monitoring Quinte Health’s ongoing financial health, performance, and patient care, and ensuring an effective two-way flow of communication with the public Quinte Health serves. This team of skilled, experienced, and committed members of our community provide essential leadership, stewardship, and oversight to Quinte Health.
Lisa O’Toole, Chair
Gary Hannaford, Vice-Chair and Treasurer
Ex-officio (non-voting) Board Members:
Stacey Daub, President and CEO
Dr. Colin MacPherson, Chief of Staff
Lina Rinaldi, Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer