Board of Directors

Hospital Boards serve in a governance role and have a fiduciary responsibility only to the Corporation when fulfilling their primary duties and not to any other agency, group or individual. The Board focuses on policy formation, decision making and oversight, while Management guides hospital operations in a manner consistent with policies set by the Board.


Meet Our Board Members

Elected Voting Members

  • Al Scott
    Al ScottChair
  • Al Scott
    Al ScottChair

    First elected to the Board in 2011, and re-elected in 2014 and 2017, Al Scott was appointed Chair following the 2019 Annual General Meeting (AGM).   Prior to his appointment as Chair, Mr. Scott served as Vice Chair for 3 years and has chaired or been a member of the Governance, Resources, Quality & Safety, Nominating and Resources Committees of the Board.  Mr. Scott is a Chartered Professional Accountant and works in the Quality Assurance section at the provincial headquarters of the O.P.P. Prior to that he was the Business Unit Controller for an automotive parts company in Bracebridge spending 13+ years there.  He was born and raised in Orillia and is a resident here.

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  • Leigh Popov
    Leigh Popov1st Vice-Chair
  • Leigh Popov
    Leigh Popov1st Vice-Chair

    First elected to the Board in 2015, and re-elected in 2018, Leigh Popov is Vice-Chair, a position he has held since the 2017 Annual General Meeting (AGM). Mr. Popov also serves as Chair of the Governance Committee, and as a member of the Resources Committee, and is past Chair of the Nominating Committee and member of the Audit Committee.   A resident of Barrie, ON, Mr. Popov has over 20 years of experience in healthcare and is presently the Director, Operations & Infrastructure – Information Technology for The Source (Bell) Electronics.

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  • Ligaya Byrch
    Ligaya Byrch2nd Vice-Chair
  • Ligaya Byrch
    Ligaya Byrch2nd Vice-Chair

    First elected to the Board in 2018, Ligaya Byrch is a former Director, Planning, Integration and Community Engagement with the North Simcoe Muskoka LHIN (Local Health Integration Network).  A resident of Severn, ON, Ms. Byrch has held leadership positions with the Barrie Community Health Centre, Barrie Community Family Health Team and the AIDS Committee of Simcoe County, in addition to leading consultant work in the health sector.  She brings more than 20 years of diverse Board experience along with strong leadership and communication skills.  Ms. Byrch is the chair of the quality and safety committee of the board and also sits on the resources committee.

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  • Mario Benedetto
    Mario Benedetto
  • Mario Benedetto
    Mario Benedetto

    First elected to the Board in 2017, Mario Benedetto has extensive project management and business development skills with more than 30 years of progressive experience with organizations such as Canadian National Railways, Fowler Construction, Ontario Northland Transportation Commission, and Baseline Construction and Project Management.  A resident of Bracebridge, ON, he has a proven financial and analytical track record with a strong results-oriented approach toward achieving business plans and strategic goals.  Mario Benedetto is a member of the Board’s Governance Committee.

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  • Dr. Sheila Clark
    Dr. Sheila Clark
  • Dr. Sheila Clark
    Dr. Sheila Clark

    Dr. Sheila Clark was elected to the Board in 2018.  A resident of Ramara, Ms. Clark is a registered nurse (RN) with a diverse international healthcare background that has included senior leadership and consulting positions in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, and Canada.  She has a Degree in Nursing, a Master of Science in Health Care Administration and received her Doctor of Education in 2016 from the University of Calgary.  Dr. Clark sits on the Quality and Safety, and Ethics committees of the Board.

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  • Daniel Germain
    Daniel Germain
  • Daniel Germain
    Daniel Germain

    First elected to the Board in 2014, and re-elected in 2017, Daniel Germain served as Chair of the Board from 2017-2019, preceded by two years as Vice-Chair.  He is currently Chair of the Resources Committee and a member of the Governance and Audit Committees of the Board.   A chartered professional accountant by profession, he has over 25 years of healthcare experience, having held senior management positions at hospitals across the province.

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  • Ted Markle
    Ted Markle
  • Ted Markle
    Ted Markle

    Ted Markle was appointed to the Board in November 2019 to fill a mid-term vacancy.  His nomination will be considered by the corporate members at the 2020 Annual General Meeting (AGM).  Markle has previous governance experience serving as Chair of the Board of the Orillia Museum of Art & History from 2016-2019, and currently as a member of the Board of the Mariposa Folk Foundation.  Markle has an extensive business  background in the printing and publishing industry, including 17 years in senior leadership positions with Quebec-based TC Transcontinental, and more recently with Annex Business Media.  Markle has a BA from Laurentian University in Sudbury, Ontario.

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  • Sheila Marner
    Sheila Marner
  • Sheila Marner
    Sheila Marner

    Sheila Marner was elected to the Board in 2019.  A resident of Orillia, Ms. Marner is a recently retired senior executive of Apotex Inc., where she had been employed for the past 35 years.  Her roles with the company included VP-Global New Product Launch, and VP-BioClinical Development.

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  • John Mattinson
    John Mattinson
  • John Mattinson
    John Mattinson

    John Mattinson was first appointed to the Board in September 2016, filling a mid-term vacancy that existed at the time.  His appointment was subsequently ratified through election at the 2017 AGM and he was re-elected to the Board in 2019.  Mr. Mattinson is highly respected for his 30 year career with Orillia Power Corporation, from which he retired as President in 2011.  Mr. Mattinson previously contributed ten years as a member of the OSMH Foundation Board of Directors, where he served as Vice-Chair for 7 years.  Mr. Mattinson currently serves on the Governance and Audit Committees of the Board.

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  • Lawrence Pietras
    Lawrence Pietras
  • Lawrence Pietras
    Lawrence Pietras

    Lawrence Pietras was elected to the Board in 2018.  A resident of Severn, Mr. Pietras has been employed by the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) for more than twenty years and is currently the Manager, Security Cyber Team, Security Bureau, and previously held the position of Deputy Directory of Information Technology (IT) and Telecommunications Services.  Throughout his career, he’s held IT leadership positions with the Ministries of Tourism, Culture, Recreation, and Education, as well as with Bell Canada and De Havilland Aircraft.  Mr. Pietras sits on the Quality and Safety, Resources, and Audit Committees of the Board.

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  • Ron Shulman
    Ron Shulman
  • Ron Shulman
    Ron Shulman

    Ron Shulman was appointed to the Board in November 2019 to fill a mid-term vacancy.  His nomination will be considered by the corporate members at the 2020 Annual General Meeting (AGM).  Ron is a strategy and change consultant with expertise in the manufacturing and healthcare sectors.

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  • Brian Sirbovan
    Brian Sirbovan
  • Brian Sirbovan
    Brian Sirbovan

    First elected to the Board in 2015, and re-elected in 2018, Brian Sirbovan is Chair of the Audit Committee and a member of the Governance and Resources Committees of the Board.   He is also the Board’s representative on the Future Hospital Steering Committee. Mr. Sirbovan is a retired Professional Engineer and a 40+ year veteran of the engineering and construction industry in Canada.  Mr. Sirbovan recently retired from Stantec Consulting Ltd where he held the position of  Vice President, Program & Project Management for over 15 years.  He is a former Board Member of the Consulting Engineers of Ontario.  Mr. Sirbovan lives in Oro-Medonte and is an active member of his community having served as both President and VP of the Eight Mile Point Cottager’s Association.

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Ex-Officio Voting Members

  • Steve Clarke
    Steve ClarkeRepresentative, City of Orillia
  • Steve Clarke
    Steve ClarkeRepresentative, City of Orillia

    Steve Clarke is one of three Ex-Officio Voting members on the OSMH Board of Directors and represents the City of Orillia.  The two other Ex-Officio Voting members represent Branch 34 of the Royal Canadian Legion, and the OSMH Nursing Alumnae.  Clarke has been a member of the OSMH Board since 2015 and currently sits on the Resources Committee and the Community Engagement Committee.  He was elected Mayor of the City of Orillia in 2014, and re-elected in 2018.

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  • Chuck Penny
    Chuck PennyRepresentative, Royal Canadian Legion
  • Chuck Penny
    Chuck PennyRepresentative, Royal Canadian Legion

    Chuck Penny is one of three Ex-Officio Voting  members on the OSMH Board of Directors and represents Branch 34 of the Royal Canadian Legion.  The two other Ex-Officio Voting members represent the City of Orillia, and the OSMH Nursing Alumnae.  Penny has been a member of the OSMH Board since 2012 and currently sits on the Governance, Audit and Community Engagement Committees of the Board.

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  • Sheila Kirkland
    Sheila KirklandRepresentative, Nurses Alumni
  • Sheila Kirkland
    Sheila KirklandRepresentative, Nurses Alumni

    Sheila Kirkland is one of three Ex-Officio Voting  members on the OSMH Board of Directors and represents the OSMH Nurses Alumnae.  The two other Ex-Officio Voting members represent the City of Orillia, and Branch 34 of the Royal Canadian Legion.  Prior to joining the Board, Sheila worked for 37 years as a Registered Nurse at OSMH, primarily in Obstetrics, and also served on the local ONA executive as President, and on the ONA Board of Directors.  Sheila has been a member of the OSMH Board since 2019 and currently sits on the Quality and Safety Committee of the Board.

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Ex-Officio Non-Voting Members

  • Carmine Stumpo
    Carmine StumpoPresident and CEO, Secretary
  • Carmine Stumpo
    Carmine StumpoPresident and CEO, Secretary

    Carmine Stumpo was appointed President and CEO of Orillia Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital (OSMH) in July 2018.  Carmine brings over 20 years of healthcare experience as a clinician and leader in a wide range of clinical and support services.   He has a Bachelor’s of Science in Pharmacy from the University of Toronto, a Doctorate in Pharmacy from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan and an Executive Masters in Business Administration from Athabasca University.  As President/CEO, Stumpo sits as an Ex-Officio, non-voting member on the OSMH Board of Directors.

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  • Dr. David Evans
    Dr. David EvansPresident, Medical Staff Association
  • Dr. David Evans
    Dr. David EvansPresident, Medical Staff Association

    Dr. David Evans is a member of the Department of Emergency Medicine, as well as the Department of Family Medicine at OSMH.  He completed his Doctor of Medicine at the University of Toronto in 2011, followed by completion of his medical residency at Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre in 2013. Dr. Evans has been a credentialed physician with OSMH since September 2013. As President of the Medical Staff Association, Dr. Evans sits on the OSMH Board of Directors as an Ex-Officio, non-voting member.

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  • Dr. Monica Chaudhuri
    Dr. Monica ChaudhuriVice President/Secretary-Treasurer, Medical Staff Association
  • Dr. Monica Chaudhuri
    Dr. Monica ChaudhuriVice President/Secretary-Treasurer, Medical Staff Association

    Dr. Monica Chaudhuri is a member of the Department of Surgery at OSMH.  She received her Doctor of Medicine with Distinction at the University of Ottawa in 1998, followed by completion of her General Surgery Residency in 2003.  She was first credentialed at OSMH as a Locum Tenens staff in July 2014, moving to Associate status in July 2015.  As Vice-President of the Medical Staff Association, Dr. Chaudhuri sits on the OSMH Board of Directors as an Ex-Officio, non-voting member.   She completed her Masters in Public Health at Johns Hopkins School of Public Health in 2015, as well as a Fellowship in trauma and critical care (surgical critical care) at the University of Minnesota in 2014.

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  • Dr. Nancy Merrow
    Dr. Nancy MerrowChief of Staff
  • Dr. Nancy Merrow
    Dr. Nancy MerrowChief of Staff

    Dr. Nancy Merrow is the Chief of Staff at OSMH, a position she has held since November 2013.  She graduated with an M.D. from the University of Toronto in 1983, and completed her family medicine residency at Women’s College Hospital in 1985.  Dr. Merrow started her medical career in Holland Landing, Ontario, and prior to joining OSMH, she was the Chief of Staff at Southlake Regional Hospital in Newmarket for nine years.  As Chief of Staff, Dr. Merrow sits as an Ex-Officio, non-voting member on the OSMH Board of Directors.

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  • Jill Colin
    Jill ColinChief Nursing Executive
  • Jill Colin
    Jill ColinChief Nursing Executive

    Jill Colin is the Chief Nursing Executive and Program Director (Medicine, Surgery, Rehab and Flow) at OSMH.  She is a Registered Nurse (RN) graduating as a diploma grad in 2000.  Since that time she has completed a BScN degree in 2002 and MN degree in 2008.  Jill has been a member of the leadership team in both Program Manager and Program Director roles since 2014.  Prior to arriving at OSMH held several leadership roles at RVH for 11 years.  As Chief Nursing Executive Jill Colin sits as an Ex-Officio, non-voting member on the OSMH Board of Directors.

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Apply to the Board

Board Ad Posting

Information Brochure

Board Candidates Application form


2019 AGM Materials

Letter to corporate members

AGM 2019 Agenda

Orillia Solidiers' Memorial Hospital - Audited Financial Statements


Senior Leadership Team

The Senior Leadership Team at Orillia Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital is a group of dedicated professionals who provide corporate leadership through diverse responsibilities, and develop strategies and policies to achieve the vision of our organization.

The Senior Leadership Team includes the following individuals:

  • Carmine Stumpo, President and Chief Executive Officer
  • Dr. Nancy Merrow, Chief of Staff & Vice President Medical Affairs
  • Cheryl Harrison, Executive Vice President of Patient Care & People Strategy
  • Tom Roberts, Vice President, Corporate Services & Chief Financial Officer
  • Jill Colin, Chief Nursing Executive & Program Director: Surgery, Medicine, Rehab and Patient Flow

Corporate Membership

You may become a Corporate Member of the Corporation of Orillia Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital (OSMH) if you:

  • reside in the County of Simcoe, City of Orillia, Township of Brock, District of Muskoka, Chippewas of Rama First Nation or Township of Kawartha Lakes west of Highway 35, and have been a resident in said municipality for a continuous period of at least three (3) months;
  • are employed or carry on business in the said municipalities;
  • are or have been within the past year a patient of, or donor to the Hospital, residing within reasonable proximity of the Hospital;
  • are an employee or Credentialed Staff member residing within reasonable proximity of the Hospital

The current annual membership fee is $25, or $200 for a lifetime membership. Persons interested in a membership may download the application form and mail it back to us.

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