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.



Marieke vanNoppen, Chair

Marieke joined the WDMH Board of Directors in June 2012. She is Manager of Business Performance Support for the Ontario North and East Region with RBC - Royal Bank. Marieke has served on various Boards in the position of Chair and Treasurer. She served as Executive Director of Ponoka Chamber of Commerce; and Treasurer of Cyclone Air Cadet Council and La Leche League Canada to name a few. Marieke has advanced skills in Finance; Accounting; Business Management; Strategic Planning; Risk Management; and Quality and Performance Management. She currently resides in Edwards.

Mike Villeneuve, Vice Chair
Mike is an RN who has held roles in nursing clinical practice, education, research, administration and policy over the past 35 years. After serving as executive lead for the National Expert Commission launched by the Canadian Nurses Association 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.


Shawn Sutton, Treasurer

Shawn brings over 20 years of financial management experience and expertise to the board. He has served on the Winchester District Memorial Hospital Board since 2013. Shawn is currently the Senior Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer of a large Consulting and IC management firm. 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 coaching youth basketball.


Stephen McClellan, Past Chair
Stephen has served on the WDMH Board since 2010, and became Chair in June 2014. He is the Executive Director, Aboriginal and Health Affairs at the Treasury Board and has significant federal government management experience. Stephen has been a resident of Osgoode village for over twenty years. He is married to Gwyneth and has three children, Dominy, Devin and Torin.

 Andrew_BoardAndrew Barrett

Andrew Barrett is an engineer and project manager with over 25 years of experience. Recently retired from the Canadian Armed Forces, he is now the President of V42 Management Consulting focused on providing efficient equipment support solutions to the Government of Canada. He has fulfilled multiple different roles across the country and internationally. Responsible to provide logistic support to operations, he is familiar with managing multiple complex projects, strategic planning and utilizing resources in an effective and efficient manner. Andrew has served on the Board of Directors since 2012. He is currently the Chair of the Quality Committee. Serving on the Board of Directors of the Winchester District Memorial Hospital has provided an opportunity to use his skills to support the local community and ensure the hospital continues to deliver first class care for all. Andrew currently resides in Russell, Ontario with his wife and two children.


 Renee_BoardRenée Belhumeur

Renée Belhumeur has been a school Principal with the Conseil des écoles publiques de l’est de l’Ontario at École élémentaire publique De la Rivière Castor in Embrun for the last six 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 17 years in elementary schools. She is presently teaching Principal qualification courses for the Association des directions et directions adjointes des écoles franco-ontariennes. Renée has past board experience having served on the board of directors of 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.


James Pitruniak

James Pitruniak has maintained strong connections to WDMH throughout the years: as a patient, hospital employee, and as a Board Director. In his current role with MD Financial Management, he provides financial and practice management advice to early career physicians across Canada. James holds a Bachelor of Commerce from McGill University and brings health care, financial planning, and communications experience to the Board.



Anthony Reitboeck

Anthony Reitboeck graduated law school at the University of Calgary in May 2014 and joined the WDMH Board of Directors the following month. Prior to attending law school, he obtained a Bachelor of Science in Biology at the University of Ottawa and worked at Health Canada's First Nations and Inuit Health Branch. He currently works at Ault & Ault Law in Winchester and Cornwall and resides near Chesterville.


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 Clinical Director for Surgery, Trauma and Peri-Ops 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.


 Robin Varughese

Robin Varughese grew up in a small Newfoundland community of Grand Falls-Windsor. He moved to Ottawa ten years ago to complete his Bachelor in Business Administration with a specialization in Operations Management. His love for country life led him to move to Winchester in 2014, where he joined the WDMH board in November 2015 to volunteer and get involved within the community. Robin is currently working for National Defence specializing in Information Management. In his spare time he stays active by playing squash, and he enjoy lots of time outdoors taking long hikes and visiting dog parks with his young dog.
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 David Wattie
David grew up in Monkland, Ontario and earned a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics from SUNY Potsdam. Following that, he has had experience in medical insurance, retail store management and working with children at a summer camp. 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 step onto the Board. David has served on the WDMH Board since 2015. He currently operates a martial arts school and teaches first aid and lifeguarding programs. In his spare time he serves as one of many volunteers at Camp Kagama. David currently resides in Orleans with his wife Danielle and their daughter Harmony.
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Dr. Darren Tse, Chief of Staff

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Dr. Geoff Peters, Vice President, Medical Staff

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Peter Sorby, President Auxiliary

After 15 years in the Canadian Air Force, Peter held various positions in Public Works and Government Services up to Director of the Industrial and Corporate Security Branch, then as Director of Forensic Audit with the Office of the Auditor General. Following 38 years in Government, he is now consulting.


Peter has been involved with WDMH for about 15 years including Past Chair of the WDMH Board, as Past Chair of the Rural Health Innovations and Dundas Manor Boards and now as President of the WDMH Auxiliary.



Tom Dawson, Foundation Chair

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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.


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Lynn Hall, Chief Nursing Executive & Professional Practice Leader

Lynn is an experienced nurse executive with 35 years of experience in the acute care sector from community to tertiary care facilities, and in the academic field. Lynn attended Queen’s University obtaining her Masters in Science of Nursing in 2002. Lynn is presently the Senior Vice President of
Clinical Services and Chief Nursing Executive/Professional Practice Leader at WDMH. Lynn also manages the Diagnostic Imaging and Perioperative Programs. Within her portfolio, Lynn is fostering an environment of growth, safety, development, leadership and collaboration.