Board of Governors
The Board of Governors of Hanover & District Hospital is comprised of dedicated and devoted volunteers from our catchment area. They have the fiduciary responsibility to govern the Hospital under the auspices of the Public Hospitals Act. The Board determines the strategic direction of the corporation and governs effective and efficient management of the Hospital designed to ensure it remains an innovative health care network for the region.
Board meetings are held the fourth Tuesday of each month with the exception of July, August and December. While regular Board meetings are open to the public, committee meetings are not. Anyone requesting time to address the Board must apply for entry on the agenda to the Secretary at least 2 weeks prior to the meeting. Time limitations apply and will be allocated by the Board. (By-law Section 4.06.1(c))
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Board Meeting Schedule
Board Meetings are held at 5:00pm on the following dates;
Tuesday, September 28, 2021
Tuesday, October 26, 2021
Tuesday, November 23, 2021
Tuesday, January 25, 2022
Tuesday, February 22, 2022
Tuesday, March 22, 2022
Tuesday, April 26, 2022
Tuesday, May 24, 2022
The Annual Meeting will be held at 5:00pm on Tuesday, June 28, 2022.
Please contact Victoria Cumming, Executive Assistant to the CEO at firstname.lastname@example.org or 519-364-2340 ext. 209 to receive the virtual access link for an upcoming Board Meeting.
Meet Our Board Governors
Lorna Eadie Hocking (Board Chair) 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) 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) 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 (Treasurer) is the owner of a local landscaping company and
active member of Landscape Ontario. He is a graduate of the Construction
Engineering Technology program at Fanshawe College. Tim is an avid
community supporter with a keen interest in rural business and local
Dana Howes (President and CEO) 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
Dr. Randy Montag (Chief of Staff) 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 is a physician who has been 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 Nurse 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 the last 20 years in Long Term Care management. Her last position was as Administrator/CEO of Tall Pines Long Term Care Center, a 160-resident Region of Peel long term care home in Brampton, Ontario.
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 is a longtime 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.
Pamela Matheson is recently retired from the healthcare sector with
her last position working with the 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 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 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.