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Board

Our Board of Directors is a volunteer board that serves as the authoritative link between the operational organization and you, the people that the organization serves.

Utilizing a Governance Model, and using written governance policies within the broad categories of:

  • Ends
  • Executive Limitations
  • Governance Process
  • Board-Management Delegation

Responsibility for operations of the organization is delegated to the CEO, who reports to the Board of Directors.

For more information on joining our Board of Directors or to contact one of our board members, please contact Michele Swanson, Executive Assistant at 905-827-8800 x2011.

 

Board Members

Laurie MacNab
Board Chair, Chair Executive Committee
Appointed to the Board: 2002
Laurie’s interests in fund development, marketing and volunteering have benefited the community as well as Acclaim Health. She is a member of the Allendale Long Term Care Family Council, Past President of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 136, serves on the Milton Canada Day Committee, acts as a volunteer liaison between Veterans and Veterans Affairs Canada, participates in Fundraising and Special Events at the Milton District Hospital and Dundurn Castle in Hamilton. She recently retired from a busy national sales and marketing career.

Michael David Marco
Vice Chair
Appointed to the Board: 2013
Michael is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA/CMA) and completed the Institute of Corporate Directors designation (ICD.D) in 2016. Michael has over 30 years of experience, including executive positions at Royal Bank, Aviva Canada, Intact, The Co-operators and Livingston International. His last formal role was VP Finance & CFO at Allianz Global Assistance.  Michael completed his MBA at Concordia University and holds a CRMA (Certificate in Risk Management Assurance) designation. He is also a session leader training the next generation of accountants with CPA Ontario. Michael has held a number of different community volunteer positions in Oakville, including several roles on the Board of Shaarei-Beth El Congregation, coaching soccer and scout leader.

Hugh Pauwels
Past Chair
Appointed to the Board: 2010
With degrees in Engineering and Business Administration: Health Services, he brings a wealth of experience from his career to the Board table. Hugh has served as Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Oaklands Regional Centre and on the Building Advisory Committee and Board of Directors of the Oakville YMCA.

Anthony J. Greenhalgh
Treasurer, Chair of the Finance Committee
Appointed to the Board: 2002
Following a career as a Chartered Accountant and retiring from his position as Vice President and Secretary of a public company, Tony lends his financial and business expertise to our Board.

Gerald J. Park
Chair of the Pension & Benefits Committee
Appointed to the Board: 1996
Gerry’s career as a Senior Account Executive with Metropolitan Life spanned more than thirty years. As a long standing member of the Acclaim Health Board of Directors, his experience and leadership have been invaluable to us. Always engaged in his community, Gerry has served as a Director of Halton Crime Stoppers, Treasurer of the Seniors Helpline of Halton Region and in various capacities within the world of local Minor Hockey and Old Timer’s Hockey Associations in Burlington. Gerry is a Past Chair and a current member of the Burlington Museums Board.

Lynn Johnston
Secretary
Appointed to the Board: 2014
Lynn is a registered nurse, retired from a career in hospital management.  She recently relocated to Burlington and wants to continue contributing to the improvement of health care in her community.  She has previously been both a volunteer and leader on two health related boards during large, successful fund raising campaigns.  She has volunteered for Seniors Day Programs since her retirement and presently enjoys volunteering at the Acclaim Health Adult Day Program in Burlington.

Brian Hobbs
Appointed to the Board: 2015
Brian is the Director of Development at the Conservation Halton Foundation. He has 20 years of experience in fundraising and consulting with organizations such as the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario, the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society, and many others. Brian has helped raise more than $42 million for charitable works in Ontario and across Canada.

Cindy Heinz
Appointed to the Board: 2015
Cindy is a senior legal counsel with 20 years of experience and extensive accomplishments as both a Partner in a large international firm in Toronto and as In-House Counsel. During her career she has had accountability for a broad range of legal matters including private mergers and acquisitions, corporate commercial law, contract drafting and negotiation, civil litigation and employment law. She spent nine years on the Board of Directors of a large community hospital and was a member of various Research Ethics Board.  Currently, she co-leads and facilitates the Advanced Corporate Governance Course for Ontario hospital boards of directors offered by the Governance Centre of Excellence of the Ontario Hospital Association.

Tracey Harper
Appointed to the Board: 2015
Tracey is a Human Resources professional with experience in many areas of the field. Her volunteer experience includes past work with the Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada and The United Way. Tracey currently works in the fitness industry and is passionate about health and wellness. She wants to lend her experience to the Acclaim Health board and contribute to improving healthcare in the community.

Andrew Reitknecht
Appointed to the Board: 2016
Andrew is a finance professional with career experience at four of the big banks in Canada. His area of focus, both domestic and international, is on the capital markets. Having earned his CFA designation, Andrew lends his investment management expertise to the Acclaim Health board.

Stuart du Kamp
Appointed to the Board: 2017
Stuart is a Quality Assurance professional with over 30 years of experience within the pharmaceutical industry. After spending his formative years in the UK, Stuart immigrated to Canada in 1997, and had held a series of Senior Quality Management roles with companies spanning the pharmaceutical spectrum.  Throughout his career Stuart has sought out opportunities that would not only expose him to a diverse range of experiences, but also allow him to apply his core quality philosophies across a wide range of platforms. Stuart is very excited about the opportunity to leverage his extensive experience within pharmaceutical manufacturing to the challenging arena of health care delivery, and in doing so, improve the patient experience.

Pamela di Cenzo
Appointed to the Board: 2017
Pamela is a professional with over 25 years of domestic and international expertise in senior management in the pharmaceutical / bio-tech industry, government and not-for-profit sectors. She has experience in the fields of general management, business start-up, patient advocacy, marketing and sales, public relations, communications, policy development, and government affairs. Pamela has been involved in long term care as a career professional and a volunteer. She is highly committed to the delivery of optimal health care through patient empowerment, practitioner awareness and program development. She will bring her ability to establish strategic partnerships with key industry, political and government decision-makers, patient organizations, funders, health care providers and media to support the interests and vision of Acclaim Health.