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About the elected members of the Quinte Health Care Board of Directors for 2021/22:


Janet Dalicandro

Janet has 30+ years of general management experience in technology and services businesses, leading organizations in Canada, internationally and internet based. In 2000, she co-founded Enrichment Enterprises Inc., a strategic consulting practice supporting CEOs, Executive Teams and Boards to “Come to Clarity” in areas such as strategic planning, board governance, change management and c-suite leadership development.  Her practice has focused on health care, technology, professional accounting and financial services.  

Janet chaired The Scarborough Hospital Board (a multisite hospital).  She currently serves as a Director of The Rekai Centres, a multi-site LTC facility recently approved to build a third site, and as a Director and Chair, Governance at Educators Financial Group. She is the Chair of Crosslink Technology Inc. Board, a private company providing custom epoxy and polyurethane solutions worldwide.  She has served on the boards of Canadian Medical Association Holding (CMAH), MD Financial, MD Private Trust, Plexxus Shared Services and West Park Healthcare Centre Foundation and chaired the board of Junior Achievement of Central Ontario. In 2005, she obtained her ICD.D designation and since 2015 has been an examiner for that designation.  Janet and her husband have a home in Prince Edward County.


Aileen Edwards

Aileen M. Edwards is a Human Resources (HR) Executive with extensive experience leading complex business change and operations within unionized and non-unionized environments. Most recently, Aileen was the Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) at Markham Stouffville Hospital, with over 2,300 employees. Prior to that role, she was the Senior Director, Corporate Health Safety & Wellness for Unity Health Toronto, with over 10,000 employees.   Aileen also has expertise in organizational development, diversity, equity and inclusion, talent acquisition, job evaluation and pay equity, playing a major role to help maintain fairness in rankings of positions.  

Aileen obtained her Master of Arts degree in leadership at Royal Roads University. She has also completed the Advanced Program in Human Resources Management at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management.  Aileen has served on the Board of Directors for the Three Oaks Foundation in Belleville and the QHC Governance, Communications and Strategy Committee.  Aileen lives in Quinte West.


Nancy Evans, Chair

Nancy Evans has more than 20 years’ experience in communications, marketing, stakeholder relations, and strategy in private and public sector settings and in consulting and in-house roles. She is currently the Executive Director, Marketing and Communications at the Smith School of Business, Queen’s University. Nancy has worked with market-leading organizations and their senior executives to enhance reputation, build brand, advance leadership positions and manage issues. She holds the Chartered Director designation and has held a number of board positions including with a large hospital in the Greater Toronto Area.


Andrew Fleming

Andrew Fleming has recently retired from an over 40-year career as a lawyer with Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP and predecessor firms both in Canada and the UK with extensive experience in business law, including company, securities and banking law. He has participated in all aspects of company law, including advising on general corporate matters relating to governance and structure in both the for-profit and not-for-profit sectors. Andrew has served on numerous industry and government committees dealing with securities and corporate law matters in Canada including the Committee on Corporate Disclosure of the Toronto Stock Exchange. His practice also included arbitration of commercial matters under the auspices of the ICC Court of Arbitration.  For the last 25 years of his career he also actively participated in the management of the firm including as a member of the executive committee of the firm and as Managing Partner of the Toronto office.  Outside of his professional career he has served on several charitable/not-for-profit boards including the Board of Governors of Shaw Festival Canada, the Board of Directors of Metropolitan Community Church (MCC) of Toronto, the Advisory Board of Ryerson Theatre School and the Board of Directors of McMichael Canadian Art Foundation.


Patrick Johnston:

Patrick Johnston spent most of his career in Canada’s charitable and philanthropic sector. He served as CEO of a number of charitable organizations including the Walter and Duncan Gordon Foundation, the Canadian Centre for Philanthropy (now Imagine Canada) and the National Anti-Poverty Organization.  Mr. Johnston was previously a senior policy advisor to a provincial Premier as well as a federal Cabinet Minister.   His governance experience includes many non-profit Boards including the United Way/Centraide Canada, Canada World Youth and Canada Helps.  In recognition of his contributions, he was appointed to the Order of Canada in 2014 by Governor General David Johnston.  Mr. Johnston lives in Tyendinaga Township.


Gary Hannaford

Gary Hannaford retired in June 2016. He spent most of his career in leadership positions in the regulation of professional accountants in Ontario and Manitoba. This includes 21 years as the CEO with the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Manitoba and more recently with CPA Manitoba following the merger of the three accounting bodies in Manitoba in 2015. He served 6 years as a member of the International Ethics Standards Board for Accountants which is responsible for setting ethics standards for the accounting profession on a global basis.  Currently, he is a member of the Auditing and Assurance Standards Oversight Council, which provides oversight of the standard setting process for audit and assurance standards in Canada.  Gary is also a member of the Governance Board of Bridge Street United Church and is Chair of its Strategic Planning Committee.  He resides in Belleville.


John Kearns, Treasurer

John Kearns is a retired partner with Ernst & Young (EY). His practice involved financial audits of private sector and not-for-profit organizations and later focused on IT risk management, providing assistance to organizations in internal controls, information privacy and information security. In recognition of distinguished service, John was elected as a Fellow (FCA) of the Ontario Institute of Chartered Accountants. Upon retirement, he was engaged for several years as a senior advisor to the Ontario Securities Commission.  He is a Chartered Professional Accountant, holds an MBA from the University of Toronto and is a Certified Management Consultant (CMC). John lives in Prince Edward County.


Tamara Kleinschmidt

Tamara Kleinschmidt is Executive Director of the Trenton Military Family Resource Centre. In 1984 Tamara met her husband Peter who was a Member of the Canadian Forces (CF) beginning her path as a military spouse.  While Tamara’s husband was a CF Member her family experienced the privilege of living across Canada and beyond.  Over a twenty-seven year span her family lived in seven Canadian cities as well as the United Kingdom, finally arriving in Belleville in 2005.  During this period of time she completed a Bachelor of Arts Degree, Political Science, from the Royal Military College of Canada. Tamara’s education formed the strong foundation for her involvement with a number of non-profit organizations and association with Military Family Services and the Department of National Defense. Tamara has focused her professional energies on strengthening non-profit organizations in distress and building their capacity to meet their potential focused on the needs of the communities they serve. Tamara has served on the Loyalist College Board of Governors and is currently a member of the Minister of Veterans Affairs Advisory on Families.


Lisa O’Toole, Vice Chair

Lisa O’Toole was born and raised in Belleville and has returned to the Quinte area after a successful 32-year executive career in financial services while living in Toronto and Calgary. Lisa specialized in the securities and wealth management industries, holding senior roles in strategic development, change leadership, financial management, sales leadership and risk assessment/management. She holds a Commerce degree from Queen's University, the FCSI designation (Fellow of the Canadian Securities Institute) and has completed executive education programs at Queen’s, Western and Wharton. Lisa is an experienced Board member having served two charitable organizations for over 12 years including several years as Chair. Lisa and her husband Gerry reside in Prince Edward County.


Peggy Payne

Peggy Payne has 33 years’ experience in education, mainly with the Toronto District School Board but also in England and Australia. She has worked as a teacher, a Special Education Consultant, Vice Principal and Principal. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Toronto and a Masters of Education from the Ontario Institute of Studies in Education. Her governance experience includes 5 years with the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, serving as President and Past President and 2 years on the Board of the PECMH Foundation. Peggy and her husband live in Picton and are involved in volunteer work in the county.


Ross I. Rae

Ross is a licensed paralegal with the Law Society of Ontario.  He holds a Bachelor’s degree from Carleton University in Law. Ross has worked within the legal field in both private practice and in the public sector, currently with the County of Hastings Provincial Offences Court. As an active community volunteer, he has served on numerous local Boards and Committees, including the Quinte Economic Development Commission (QEDC), Belleville General Hospital Foundation, Belleville Planning Advisory Committee, Loyalist College Advisory Board, and many more. Ross and his family live in Belleville.


Christian Sauvageau:

Christian Sauvageau is passionate about the quality of care in Quinte Region.  

In 2014, Christian founded a medical device company and a consulting firm where he advises several medical technology companies. Prior to 2014, Christian was Vice President of the Customer Innovation business unit at Merck Canada Ltd where he introduced innovative products and practices and contributed to international strategies.

Christian is an experienced Board member having served on two not-for-profit organizations over 4 years each, as well as a management representative on multiple corporate Boards.  His 32 years of experience in the health care industry, involved interacting with hundreds of doctors, nurses, and various other health care professionals in both primary and specialty care.  Christian graduated with a B.Sc.(Biochemistry) from University Laval in Quebec, Canada and was an Officer of the Canadian Armed Forces.   He lives in Prince Edward County.

Ex-Officio (non-voting) Directors:


Stacey Daub, President and Chief Executive Officer

A passionate community builder, lifelong learner and visionary health system leader, Stacey is the President & CEO of Quinte Health Care (QHC).   Her career spans three decades with a wide range of leadership experiences in hospital, home, community and primary care across urban and rural communities in Ontario.   Stacey joined QHC following her time at North York General Hospital where she was Vice President Strategy, Integration and Digital Health.  Prior to this, Stacey was the President and CEO of Headwaters Health Care Centre.  Prior to that, Stacey was the CEO of the Toronto Central Community Care Access Centre, recognized for its groundbreaking work in home and community care.

Stacey has an MA from University of Waterloo, an MBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business and has garnered provincial and national recognition including: Top 100 Women of Canada and a National Award for Organizational Leadership in Diversity and Inclusion.  Stacey has served on several boards and advisory committees including the Ontario Hospital Association and the Rotman School of Management.  Stacey resides in Prince Edward County with her family. 


Dr. Colin MacPherson, Chief of Staff

Dr. Colin MacPherson has been the Chief /Medical Director of Psychiatry at QHC since 2012 and has been the Chief of Staff at QHC since April 2018.    He has been with QHC since 2011 as a psychiatrist and serves as the clinical lead for many of QHC’s psychiatric programs and services.    

Dr. MacPherson earned his medical degree at the University of Western Ontario and completed his psychiatry residency at the University of Toronto.   He has had multiple clinical, academic and administrative appointments.


Carol Smith Romeril, Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer

Carol is a nurse and a seasoned health care leader with an adventurous spirit. Her career journey began at Queens in Kingston, transitioned to Edmonton, and then back to Ontario’s Kawartha Lakes region, punctuated with the health services of Northern Ghana. In 2016 she discovered the joys of the Quinte region and joined the QHC leadership team.

Carol received her nursing degree from Queens, a Master of Health Services Administration from University of Alberta, and later completed the Rotman Advanced Health Leaders program.

Her governance experience includes the boards of Kawartha Lakes Community Health Centre, Community Care Kawartha Lakes and Ross Memorial Hospital (including the chair role). She has been active in nonprofit volunteer work for Machik Canada. She was recently chair of the Loyalist Advisory Committee for the Baccalaureate Nursing program (successful application) and is currently a member of adjunct faculty at the Queen’s School for Nursing.