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OSMH announces list of recommended candidates to fill Board vacancies

4/11/2014 12:00:00 AM

(Friday, April 11, 2014 - Orillia, ON) – The list of recommended candidates to fill the anticipated vacancies on the OSMH Board of Directors has been released. The recommendation will be considered by the hospital’s corporate membership at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) on June 24, 2014.


The four candidates being recommended by the Nominating Committee and approved by the Board are:


Penny Bonner -

Ms. Bonner is a retired lawyer whose practice focused on life sciences law. She has extensive experience in government relations, crisis management, privacy legislation, and legal and regulatory compliance.

Daniel Germain -

Mr. Germain has over 25 years of healthcare experience, having held senior management positions at hospitals across the province. Mr. Germain is a Chartered Professional Accountant, and holds a senior executive position at Casino Rama.

Al Scott -

A member of the Board since June 2011, Al is seeking re-election for a second term. Al is a member of the Quality & Safety and Resources Committees. Al, a Certified Management Accountant has a comprehensive background in accounting and finance, and operations management and works at the provincial headquarters of the O.P.P.    

Ted Emond -

A member of the Board since June 2012, Ted is seeking re-election for a second term. Ted is a member of the Resources  Committee, and sits as the Board representative on the OSMH Foundation Board of Directors. A former Mayor of the City of Orillia, he brings a wealth of healthcare human resources and consulting experience.


Scott and Emond are existing Board members whose current terms expire at the AGM and are seeking re-election. The terms of fellow Board members Tony Katarynych and Ted Sasaki also expire at the AGM and they will not be seeking re-election.


Under hospital by-laws, additional nominations can still be submitted by Members of the Corporation up to 30 days prior to the AGM. The deadline for submissions is Sunday, May 25, 2014. Nomination packages including eligibility requirements are available on the hospital’s website www.osmh.on.ca.    


Orillia Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital (OSMH) is located in Orillia, Ontario (just 114 kilometres north of Toronto) and serves more than 440,000 residents in North Simcoe Muskoka. OSMH provides a comprehensive range of programs and services, including medical, surgical and emergency care, dialysis, obstetrical and paediatric care, complex continuing care, mental health and rehabilitation services. For more information please visit our website at www.osmh.on.ca.



For more information or to arrange an interview, please contact:


Terry Dyni

Director, Community Relations

Tel.: 705-327-9179

E-mail: tadyni@osmh.on.ca

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