Beverley Townsend, of Stirling, is a retired senior healthcare executive with over 30 plus years as a senior nursing executive in large teaching hospitals and medium to large sized community hospitals. She is currently a consultant to community based health care organizations with a focus on governance, organizational structure, and strategic planning. Beverley has a Master Degree in Health Administration from the University of Ottawa and an undergraduate degree in Nursing from Ottawa University. Her original professional preparation was a Nursing Diploma from the former Belleville General Hospital School of Nursing. Beverley is the past Board Chair of Loyalist College in Belleville and is currently the Board Chair of the Loyalist Foundation. She is also a Director of the Colleges of Ontario (CAAT) Pension Board. Beverley is a surveyor for Accreditation Canada conducting standards based accreditation reviews at community based service provider organizations.
Stan Collins, of Kingston, is a Chartered Accountant. For 18 years, Mr. Collins was the owner and partner in the firm Collins Blay & Co. Chartered Accountants in Kingston. Prior to this, he was the owner and operator of Collins Chev Olds Cadillac in Kingston. Mr. Collins was a member of the Board of Directors of the former Kingston, Frontenac Lennox and Addington Community Care Access Centre and a past Board Chair of Kingston General Hospital. Mr. Collins is also a past Chair of the Kingston Chamber of Commerce.
Wendy Cuthbert, of Brockville, is a Registered Nurse with certification in Nursing Administration and Hospital Risk Management. Until her retirement in 2004 Ms. Cuthbert worked at the Brockville General Hospital in nursing and hospital administration and served as the Corporate Secretary. She is currently a Director of the Brockville and Area Community Foundation and of Wall Street Village Inc., a church sponsored project to provide housing for seniors.
Deanna is a Certified Human Resource Professional working in the field of Human Resources for 30 years. Deanna focused on Human Resource and Finance during her career and in the past eight years her focus has been on Disability, Accessibility, Health, Safety and Labour Relations. Deanna’s previous governance experience includes Chair of a local Canadian Mental Health Association, Chair of Mental Health Support Services, Chair of Greater Belleville Safe Communities, Chair of the Human Resource Professionals (Quinte chapter) and a Director at Large for the Human Resource Professionals of Ontario.
Carole completed her career in Education as Director of Education and Chief Executive Officer of the Superior North Catholic District School Board. Since her retirement she has devoted herself to strengthening public health through policy development, governance, systemic and organizational change in health care organizations. Carole received many awards and degrees one of which was her Masters of Counselling and Education from Queens University. During her retirement she has fulfilled the role of Chairperson of the Kingston, Frontenac Lennox and Addington Community Care Access Centre as well as Chairperson of the South Eastern Ontario Infection Control Network. Also, she has been President of the Ontario Physical and Health Education Committee and Vice-Chair of the Foundation Board of the Algonquin Lakeshore Catholic District School Board. Currently she is a member of the Research and Education Committee for the Kingston General Hospital and a member of the Ontario Agency for Health Protection and Promotion.
David Vigar, of Picton, is a retired senior healthcare executive with over 20 plus years as a Chief Executive Officer of small rural, medium and large sized community hospitals. David has previous Board involvement on a Children’s Aid Society and an Association of Community Living organizations. He is currently engaged with Accreditation Canada as a Fellow surveyor/Facilitator conducting accreditation reviews and providing education to organizations both nationally and internationally.
Marion Hughes, of Waupoos in Prince Edward County, is a Registered Nurse with 43 years experience in health care. She has extensive clinical experience in Acute Care, Chronic Care and Home Care. Having Certification in Nursing Unit Administration through the OHA and Management and Leadership education through McMaster University, her most recent portfolios have been in Patient Care Management and Hospital Administration. Now retired, she is on the Board of the Rotary Club of Picton and provides foot care through Picton Community Care for Seniors.