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.


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. 
 Shawn SuttonShawn Sutton

Shawn is an executive with over 20 years of financial management experience. Shawn is currently the Chief Financial Officer/Chief Risk Officer of Health Standards Organization, a global healthcare organization that focuses on developing standards, assessment programs, and other methodologies to enable health and social service providers to move the needle on quality while doing what they do best: saving and improving lives.  Prior to his current role, Shawn has held various senior financial positions including Vice-President of Finance at Corel Corporation and Chief Financial Officer of Pacific Safety Products. Shawn holds an MBA from the University of Ottawa, as well as Chartered Accountant and Certified Public Accountant (Illinois) designations. In his spare time, Shawn is active in his community where he serves on a variety of not-for-profit boards and coaches youth basketball.

 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.

 Elise Guest

Elise Guest

Elise is a resident of the WDMH catchment area (specifically Chesterville) and has been active in the hospital’s work since 2016 when she joined the Patient and Family Engagement Committee (PFEC). While serving as a member on that committee, she also sat as the PFEC representative on the Emergency Care Team and several hiring committees for department heads. Elise’s commitment to quality health care for Canadians began with her six years at the Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing (CASN), the national body that advocates for quality nursing education across the country. Her experiences in health care with CASN, and her current work towards a doctoral degree on the quality of nursing education through accreditation, bring a unique perspective to the work of WDMH’s Board.

 Marieke vanNoppenMarieke vanNoppen
Marieke joined the Winchester District Memorial Hospital Board in June 2012, as an opportunity to work with others who share her passion to actively support the very best compassionate care for our local communities - close to home.  In addition to WDMH, Marieke is the Chair of the United Way Earn Steering Committee, working to ensure the elimination of barriers to employment for people with disabilities. Marieke has benefited from having a diverse career path working in business development, strategic planning, analytics and client services as well as varying levels of management roles in both the private and public sector. Currently, Marieke lives south of Ottawa with her family and works in Toronto for RBC Royal Bank as Senior Director of Business Financial Service Capacity & Strategic Analytics.  Marieke's personal motto is that life is too short not to be happy every day and she loves encouraging others to reach for their maximum potential. She believes the pleasure gained in seeing others succeed is a great way to spend her time both professionally and personally.  

 Dr. Devin

Dr. Brian Devin, Chief of Staff 

Dr. Devin joined the Board as Chief of Staff in September 2019.

 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. 





Peter Krajcovic, Foundation Chair



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.