Meet Our Board

Meet Our Board

Thank you to the local volunteers who share their time and expertise as members of the WDMH Board of Directors.

 

James Pitruniak

 James Pitruniak, Chair

James has developed a strong connection with WDMH as a patient, hospital employee, and Board Director. James currently oversees national partnership and community engagement strategies on behalf of MD Financial Management. James holds a Bachelor of Commerce from McGill University and is an experienced business developer, marketer, and financial services professional. When not working or volunteering, he enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, and playing golf in Eastern Ontario.
 


 Bruce MillarBruce Millar, Vice Chair
Bruce and his wife Lucie, have lived in Metcalfe for 24 years, raising their family in the house they built themselves, following Bruce's retirement from the military. They are now helping to raise their grandson in the same house. Bruce is currently a professor, teaching finance and accounting. 
 Renee BellhumeurRenée Belhumeur, Treasurer
Renée has been a school Principal with the Conseil des écoles publiques de l’est de l’Ontario for ten years. Previously, she worked as a Student Achievement Officer with the Literacy and Numeracy Secretariat at the Ministry of Education. In that role, she supported schools and school boards across the province at implementing efficient school and student improvement strategies. She also taught for 17 years in elementary schools. She is presently teaching Principal qualification courses for the Association des directions et directions adjointes des écoles franco-ontariennes and is coordinator of the special education courses. Renée has past board experience having served on the board of directors of her Principal association, a daycare and “La Maison des Arts”. She has also sat on the parent consultation committee of Conseil des écoles catholiques de l'est de l'Ontario. Renée joined the WDMH Board in 2014.    
 
Mike Villeneuve
Mike Villeneuve, Past Chair
Mike is a Registered Nurse who has held roles in nursing clinical practice, education, research, administration and policy over the past 35 years. He is currently Chief Executive Officer of the Canadian Nurses Association. After serving as executive lead for the National Expert Commission launched by the CNA in 2011 and focused on health system transformation, Mike took on the role of lecturer at the Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing at the University of Toronto. He teaches public policy, leadership and administration in the new Master of Nursing in Health Systems Leadership and Administration. Mike leads his own health policy consulting firm in the national capital region and serves as editor, health policy and innovation, for the Canadian Journal of Nursing Leadership.


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John Trickett

John joined the WDMH Board in 2016.  He is a committed husband, a father of one son, and lives in Kars.  Since graduating as a Registered Nurse 36 years ago, he has enjoyed a variety of hospital-based roles in Australia, Scotland and has been in Canada since 1990.  Initially providing care in obstetrics and critical care, he has progressed through several management positions in Trauma, Critical Care and the Pre-hospital environment within the Champlain LHIN, to his current position as Director of the Emergency Department and Patient Flow at The Ottawa Hospital. With a patient-oriented view, and a philosophy of challenging our health care system to improve service delivery, he has actively participated on regional, provincial and national forums related to this passion. When not focusing on work, John is an avid skier in the winter, and in the summer he enjoys boating on the Rideau, or golfing. 
 Annik Blanchard
Annik Blanchard

Annik is a Chartered Professional Accountant and Partner at BDO Canada LLP with more than 20 years of experience working with not-for-profit and public sector organizations. Annik has felt a dedication toward the health sector and WDMH for many years, having experienced the services provided by the Hospital since her youth. Annik is proud to be a member of the board and undertakes the role with a dedication to upholding the level of service she has received.

During her free time, Annik promotes the importance of financial literacy through CPA Canada and volunteers with patrols and as a board member for Embrun Watch. Annik is a past audit committee member of the Ottawa Carleton District School Board and of the Girl Guides of Canada. She was also named as a 2018 Forty Under 40 recipient in Ottawa. When she is not volunteering or giving back to the community, you can find her spending time with her husband and three children, walking their dogs, or playing board games as a family.


 

 Holly BrownHolly Brown

Holly is a bilingual community developer and social justice advocate with over 14 years of experience in various leadership roles, with a special focus on minority issues. Holly's commitment to equality stems from her interdisciplinary education, where she first emerged as a leader in northern Ontario. Pioneering for change, Holly's leadership secured funding and organized numerous awareness-raising events. Following graduate studies, Holly moved to the Ottawa area and worked in the field of crime prevention. Facilitating a board of directors, as well as preserving a community-first and resident-informed approach, this project seeks to improve the lives of urban residents. Following this position, and after relocating her family to North Dundas, Holly founded the grassroots organization "Rainbow Union, Dundas and Grenville", the first of its kind to our local area. RUDG is by and for LGBTQ2 families living in the region, providing safe spaces for families to get together and promotes inclusiveness and awareness within the community at large. 

 

 David WattieDavid Wattie
David started his volunteer path with WDMH on the Patient & Family Engagement Committee. He took on the role of Co-Chair of that committee and was excited to join the Board in 2015. David has had experience in insurance, management and children's programs. He currently operates Wattie Karate, as well as teaching first aid and lifeguarding programs. He also serves as the Chair of the Board of Directors of Camp Kagama, a local children's summer camp. David holds a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from SUNY Potsdam and brings not-for-profit, governance and leadership experience to the Board. David currently resides in Morrisburg with his wife and two children. 
 Michelle Perry


Michelle Perry
Originally from Newfoundland, Michelle is now at home in Richmond. Prior to embarking on a career in law, Michelle’s life found her teaching in a public college in Nain, Labrador, and for five years her voice was heard over the radio airways in Newfoundland as a radio announcer. Michelle attended Memorial University of Newfoundland and Queen’s in Kingston and Herstmonceax, UK. In her spare time, you can find Michelle sailing on the Rideau Canal.


 Eric Stevens


Eric Stevens

Eric is a retired public servant, having served as a lawyer for the Federal Department of Justice for many years. During his time serving, he advised on a broad range of matters including immigration law, citizenship law, prison law, and debt collection. For a while, he was responsible for the legal training of citizenship judges across Canada. He appeared in parliamentary committees on a number of occasions to explain legislative initiatives. He is married with three grown children. His various interests include tennis and spending time with family. He lives along the St. Lawrence River, between Morrisburg and Iroquois. 

 

 Jennifer Milburn


Jennifer Milburn

Jennifer joined the WDMH Board in 2021 and is looking forward to this community involvement, having recently moved with her husband and daughters to the Winchester area in 2020. She has extensive experience in health administration, maternal/child health, laboratory medicine, and public health as the Executive Director of Newborn Screening Ontario at CHEO. She has also filled leadership roles in CHEO’s COVID-19 response, BORN Ontario, and on the Board Finance Committee of the Ottawa Birth and Wellness Centre. Jennifer has an undergraduate degree in Biology and Biotechnology from Carleton University and a Master of Health Administration from the University of Ottawa.

 Steven Densham


Steven Densham

Steve and his wife Adelle live in Avonmore where they raised their three, now adult, children. Steve, a recent retiree from Bell Canada in the field of Advanced Analytics, is currently a Councillor for the Municipality of North Stormont. An active community volunteer, Steve serves on a number of boards and committees including South Nation Conservation, Morningside Place retirement residence, SDSG Conservative Board, and North Stormont Amalgamated Recreation. Steve and his wife are strong advocates for local business and run the North Stormont Shop Local page. For Steve, a healthy community includes engaged individuals who appreciate the unique strengths and the potential in each other.

 Dr. Brian Devin


Dr. Brian Devin, Chief of Staff 



  
 Mary Naciuk


Dr. Mary Naciuk, President, Medical Staff


Debbie DeCooman

Debbie DeCooman, Co-Chair, WDMH Auxiliary

Debbie lives near Chesterville and works for the St Lawrence Parks Commission at Upper Canada Village as a Historical Interpreter. She is also the Health & Safety Officer for the Village. Debbie worked at Nestle Canada in accounting and production planning; provided clerical support at Carefor Agency and was the Parkinson’s Support Group coordinator throughout the region.  After attending the Horticulture program at Kemptville College, Debbie started the organic farm growing vegetables and eggs for box program. She now raises chickens, goats, and miniature donkeys.  


 

 Elinor Jordan

Elinor Jordan, Co-Chair, WDMH Auxiliary

Elinor graduated from the nursing program at Cornwall General Hospital and has worked at Sick Children’s Hospital in Toronto and at WDMH. She has previously fulfilled the role of President of the Auxiliary and as a buyer for the Auxiliary Gift Shoppe.  She has served on the board (as business director) of the Hospital Auxiliary Association of Ontario. Elinor has received her 35-year volunteer pin and still enjoys working in the Gift Shoppe. 

 

 

 

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Peter Krajcovic, Foundation Chair


 

Cholly Boland, CEO

Cholly Boland, Chief Executive Officer

Cholly Boland is President and Chief Executive Officer of Winchester District Memorial Hospital and Dundas Manor Long-Term Care Home. Cholly has held Chief Executive positions with hospitals and nursing homes in Orangeville, Arnprior and Northern British Columbia; and with a Community Care Access Centre in Northern Ontario. Cholly holds degrees from Queen's and Ottawa Universities and certificates from the Canadian and American Colleges of Health Executives. He is married and has two children.

 

 Nathalie Boudreau


Nathalie Boudreau, Vice President, Clinical Services & Chief Nursing Executive

Nathalie is a Registered Nurse with more than 20 years of experience in health care. Most recently, she was a Clinical Director at the Montfort Hospital, where some of her responsibilities included medicine, professional practice, geriatrics, project management and clinical information systems. She has been a Clinical Manager of departments such as Emergency, Medicine, Telemetry and Rehabilitation. Nathalie has also worked at the Champlain LHIN as an Integration Specialist. Nathalie has a Doctorate in Business Administration where she published research on management strategies in a rural Ontario hospital. She also has a master’s degree in business and is certified in project management and lean quality improvement.