Board of Directors 2017-2018
Wayne is a Pembroke resident and Professional Accountant with 35 years of experience in the Accounting, Finance and Business Development areas. He is currently employed with Canadian Nuclear Laboratories as General Manager, Business Development and Commercial Ventures. Wayne is passionate about improving health care in the local area, and has been involved with the PRH Board since 2008. A strong believer in giving back to the community, in 2002 Wayne was the recipient of a Province of Ontario – Volunteer Service Award, in recognition of his volunteer activities.
Sheila Clarke, Vice-Chair and CHSO (Catholic Health Sponsors of Ontario) designate
Shelia Clarke is retired and resides in Petawawa, Ontario. She has 40 years of nursing experience including that of Professor/Coordinator for the Personal Support Worker Program and Registered Practical Nursing Program at Algonquin College. She brings significant experience working in board and committee settings having served two terms on the Board of Health at the Renfrew County and District Health Unit. She is currently Chairperson for the Petawawa Accessibility Advisory Committee and is now serving her second term on the PRH Board.
Garry Yaraskavitch, Vice-Chair
Garry currently resides in Pembroke and works at Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL) as a General Manager of Site Operations. He is a passionate and driven safety leader winning the Workplace Health Safety Compensation Commission Safety Leadership Award in 2005. Garry was previously a member of the Board of Directors for Big Brothers/Big Sisters and The Boys & Girls Club in Miramichi, NB.
Pierre Noel, President and CEO
Born and raised in Pembroke, Pierre assumed the position of President and CEO of the Pembroke Regional Hospital in the fall of 2006. Before assuming this role, Pierre was the President and CEO of the Wellington Health Care Alliance. Prior to this, Pierre held a number of senior positions in both the public and private health care sectors. Pierre is currently the chair of the board of directors of the Ontario Hospital Association and the past-chair of the Catholic Health Association of Ontario. He has a Bachelor of Commerce from Carleton University and a Master in Health Administration from the University of Ottawa.
Francois Lemaire, Vice-President Patient Services - Acute Care, Chief Nursing Executive
Francois has both a Bachelor in Nursing and an MBA from the University of Ottawa and has had part-time teaching roles in the nurse practitioner program at the University of Ottawa and in the nursing program at La Cite Collegial in Ottawa. As a seasoned health leader with a very human touch Francois has been in his current role since November, 2012. Prior to that Francois worked at the Montfort Hospital where he held the position of Director of Critical Care, Emergency and Surgery for five years. He has also held a variety of progressively more senior roles at The Ottawa Hospital, the Trillium Gift of Life Network and in hospitals in the province of Quebec.
Dr. Tom Hurley, Chief of Staff
Dr. Tom Hurley is serving his fifth year as Chief of Emergency Medicine at the Pembroke Regional Hospital and is now a member of the Board in his new role as Chief of Staff. After completing his MD (University of Western Ontario, 1995), Dr. Hurley’s initial work was as a Flight Surgeon with the Canadian Armed Forces. This included such unique experiences as working with the Disaster Assistance Response Team and providing front-line healthcare during the NATO mission in Kosovo. After leaving the military, he pursued additional training in Emergency Medicine at Queen’s University. When not occupied by medicine, Dr. Hurley enjoys his most important job as a father of five children.
Dr. Scott Murray, President of Professional Staff
For 35 years, Dr. Scott Murray has held a solo urological practice in Pembroke. He is now a member of the Board after being elected for a second time to the position of President of the PRH Professional Staff. Dr. Murray has a Bachelor of Science from Carleton University and earned his MD at the University of Ottawa. In 1980 he completed his specialty training in urology after which he was also Board Certified in urology in the U.S. In recent years, Dr. Murray sat as a Board member of the West Champlain Healthy Community Corporation (2006 – 2014). He is currently a lecturer for the University of Ottawa’s Department of Surgery, and a Medical Advisor for Carefor Health and Community Services Pembroke-Renfrew County for programs at the Mackay Centre.
Diana Gagne, PRH Auxiliary President
Diana is a 17-year volunteer with the Pembroke Regional Hospital Auxiliary who has served as secretary on their Executive for 15 years and last year assumed the role of president for a three-year term. Diana also volunteers in the hospital’s Mural Café, Sunshine Gift Shop and she volunteers at the Auxiliary’s Bingo events twice a month. Outside of the healthcare field, Diana has volunteered as the ladies’ co-captain at the Pembroke Golf
Club for two years and also served in a secretarial role with the Pembroke Curling Club for eight years. Professionally, Diana enjoyed a 30-year career in a supervisory role with Bell Canada.
Norm Carroll, PRH Foundation Chair
Norm Carroll was a member of the Pembroke Regional Hospital Foundation from 2002 to 2011 and served as Chair of the PRHF
from 2003 to 2006. During his time as Chair, he was cross-appointed as a Director of the PRH Board. Norm recently began to slow
down from his work with his firm, Frank Carroll Financial, transitioning ownership to his children, Neil and Laura. Norm is also
currently co-chairing the Foundation's "Cutting Edge" campaign in support of our surgical services capital redevelopment project and
brings an abundance of effort and enthusiasm to this and to every campaign he has been involved with.
Daniel Burke, Director
Daniel was an excellent resource as a community representative on our Resource and Audit Committee for the 2015/2016 year. He is a Chartered Accountant/CPA who is working at a local accounting firm and he brings additional financial acumen to our Board. Born and raised in the area, he recently purchased a home in Pembroke.
Frank Christinck, Director
Frank Christinck resides in Bonnechere Valley Township near Golden Lake. He has two teenaged children. He brings with him a breadth of knowledge, having worked as a Landscaping Manager at Gerber’s Nursery and now as a Professor in the Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program at Algonquin College in the Ottawa Valley. He teaches anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, and microbiology and is an academic advisor to first year students. In his free time, Frank enjoys the outdoors. He’s into gardening, canoeing, sailing, hiking, skiing and snowshoeing. Frank has been a member of the PRH Board for five years. This past year he chaired the Patient Care, Quality, and Risk Management Committee and was a member of the Governance Committee. He is excited about the role our new Patient and Family Advisory Council plays in ensuring that the patient perspective is considered in all decision making at PRH.
Kim Drake, Director
Kim was a community representative on our Resource and Audit Committee and Executive Compensation Committee and has had exposure to the workings of the Hospital through her active participation on these committees. Her professional background is in the accounting field and she is currently the Coordinator of the business program at Algonquin College in the Ottawa Valley.
Brenda Lammi, Director
Brenda Lammi has been an excellent resource as a community representative on our Patient Care, Quality and Risk Management
Committee over the past year. With a health care background, Brenda brings to our Board health care knowledge and experience
from point of care to federal representation on Parliament Hill. She has worked clinically at PRH as an Occupational Therapist, in the
community for the Champlain Community Care Access Centre and she has been a member of the Health Action Lobby, a health care
advocacy group. In her daily work at the Canadian College of Health Leaders she is exposed to the challenges and issues faced by
health care organizations.
Dean Sauriol, Director
Dean is currently the Chief Administrative Officer for the Township of Laurentian Valley and has his roots in the area. He has an extensive background in municipal government and has also served on the Board of Directors for Marianhill and currently sits on their Foundation Board.
Mitchell Stillman, Director
Mitch recently retired as Chief Administrative Officer of the Town of Petawawa and has an extensive background in municipal government. Mitch indicated that he wanted to give back to the community in his retirement with his solid understanding of not-for-profit governance issues and service planning.
David Unrau, Director
David Unrau is currently the Director of Public Works for the Town of Petawawa. He brings with him more than 10 years of municipal experience, having held similar roles in other municipalities including the City of Pembroke. David also brings similar expertise from employment in the private sector (AECL) as well as federally through positions held with Defence Construction Canada. His skillset includes those in management, leadership, communications and critical thinking. He has proven to be an excellent resource as a community representative on our Resource and Audit Committee over the past year and has voluntarily participated in and attended many other meetings and functions in order to gain more knowledge about the Hospital and the Board.
Richard Wilson, Director
Richard recently retired from his position as Executive Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer at The Ottawa Hospital and wishes to continue to contribute and share the knowledge he has gained over his long career in health care. Richard has a deep understanding of hospital financing and governance and currently sits on the board of the Health Insurance Reciprocal of Canada (HIROC) and was on the board of the Eastern Ontario Laboratory Association (EORLA). He now lives in Rolphton, which is at the far reaches of our service area.
Community Representatives who sit on Board Committees
Matthew Conway has a keen interest in supporting health care within the Ottawa Valley. He is a pharmacist and recently opened
Conway's Pharmacy in Petawawa of which he is the owner. Matthew will be joining the Board Patient Care, Quality and Risk
Management Committee this year as a Community Representative.
Linda is the newly arrived Pastor at Wesley United Church. Linda has been working in the hospital as part of the Pastoral Care On-Call Clergy Team and wishes to extend her contribution to the hospital beyond her current involvement.
Rebecca is currently employed as a Mental Health Leader with the Renfrew County Catholic District School Board working with teachers, staff, and students to promote a greater awareness of mental health issues which involves speaking at community events and providing professional development to staff. She currently lives in Pembroke and is working towards her Advanced Diploma in Social Service Administration through the University of Toronto.