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Meet our Board Governors


Board of Governors 2019-2020


Lorna Eadie HockingBoard Chair

Lorna Eadie Hocking is a retired educator with over 30 years experience in the secondary school panel.  As a teacher and counsellor, Lorna has expertise in mediation, leadership, critical thinking and problem solving.

Corwin Leifso
Co-Vice Chair

Corwin Leifso grew up in the Hanover area.  He completed his Bachelor of Arts degree in 2004 and Master of Arts degree in 2005.  After completing law school in 2010, Corwin returned to Hanover and has been practicing lawyer since June 2011 at Leifso & Leifso Law Office.  His expertise is corporate/commercial, wills/estates and real estate.  He is also a member of the Law Society of Ontario and Bruce County Law Association.
Tina Shier
Co -Vice Chair
Tina Shier is a retired health care professional with over 30 years of progressive management experience obtained in acute and rehabilitation care organizations and a not for profit organization.  She brings to the Board expertise in project management, policy development, risk management and information technology.
Tim Kraemer
Tim Kraemer is the owner of a local landscaping company and active member of Landscape Ontario.  He is a graduate of the Construction Engineering Technology progam at Fanshawe College.  Tim is an avid community supporter with a keen interest in rural business and local development.

 Dana Howes

President & CEO

Dana Howes is the President and CEO at Hanover & District Hospital. Dana's career in health care began 17 years ago as an Intensive Care Nurse in a busy tertiary regional center.  She has a Bachelor and Master's Degree in Nursing Science.  Dana is a strong advocate of rural health care -Especially improving access to timely, patient centered health care.

Dr. Randy Montag

Chief of Staff

Dr. Randy Montag is a physician who has worked in Hanover for over 10 years with a focus on in-patient care, Emergency, Anesthesia, and Family Practice.
Dr. Nick Abell Dr. Nick Abell is a physician who has working in Hanover since 2007 after working in rural British Columbia for 4 years.  His focus is Emergency, Family Practice and in-patient care.  He serves as the President of Medical Staff.
  Rejane Dunn has retired from a 40-year career in Health Care.  After training as a Registered Nurs in Ottawa, she spent the first half of her clinical practice in Trauma Surgery and Psychiatry followed by Critical Care for over a decade.  After returning to studies in Long Term Care Administration with the Health Care Association in Ottawa, she spent 20 years in Long Term Care management.  Her last position was as Administrator/CEO of Tall Pines Long Term Care Centre, a 160-resident Region of Peel long term care home in Brampton, ON.
Dr. Tim Hereema Dr. Tim Heerema is a physician who has been working Hanover since 2009 after completing his education at the University of Western.  His focus is Emergency, Family Practice and in-patient care.  He serves as the Vice President of Medical Staff.
 Terry Leis Terry Leis is a long time resident that works in program operations in the communications field.  When not at work he is actively involved in community betterment acting as Past President of Hanover Lions and also sitting on town appointed committees over the years.  He continues to work and communicate with others along with planning and problem solving with the goal of enriching lives in a keen mindset.
Pam Matheson Pamela Matheson is recently retired from the healthcare sector with her last position working with local Grey Bruce hospitals.  She has travelled Canada wide assisting medium and small hospitals with quality improvement and process workflow.  Residing in Hanover for the past 20 years she has been involved with the Library and Big Brothers and Sisters.  In her spare time she can be found golfing and biking and enjoying her family.
  Chris Prues is a trusted finance professional that partners with business leaders on strategic planning and change initiatives to help organizations move forward with its vision and mission.  He believes in giving back and uses his 20 years of leadership experience to provide value added insights that support and build prosperous communities.  He holds a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA-CA) designation.
 Cathy Rahn Cathy Rahn is a successful local business owner/operator in Hanover for the past 12 years.  Her strengths include project management, leadership, problem solving, critical thinking, long-term strategic planning, and financial expertise on both a day-to-day and comprehensive level. Her dedicated and tenacious approach to business is also apparent in her personal life, as an avid Spartan racer.  She believes in community involvement, and is willing to lend a hand any time she is able.
Michelle Scime-Summers Michelle Scime-Summers is a Registered Nurse with over 30 years of experience in healthcare.  Her career has evolved from frontline to senior leadership roles.  She brings experience from a variety of healthcare settings including both hospital and community, having held leadership positions in both Level 1 and 2 hospitals.  Areas of expertise include project and change management and quality improvement.
  Nikki Zeh is a registered speech-language pathologist, working in home care and education settings.  As owner of a local private practice, Nikki has expertise in healthcare administration and policy.  She is passionate about patient advocacy and improving rural healthcare.



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