GBHS Board of Directors 2020-21

  • Paul Sinclair – Chair
  • Joanne Flewwelling – Vice-Chair
  • Steven Green – Officer at Large
  • Deborah Pope – Officer at Large
  • Dr. George Saab – Medical President, Urban
  • Dr. Megan Grigg – Medical President, Rural
  • Kristyn Zorzi
  • Martha Rogers 
  • Brian Shannon
  • Jessica Hill
  • Janice Lace
  • Alan White
  • Judy Wilson
  • Randall Kahgee
  • Gary Sims – GBHS, President & CEO, Board Secretary
  • Dr. Paul Middlebrook, GBHS, Chief of Staff
  • Judy Shearer – GBHS, Vice President Patient Care & Quality, CNE
  • Sarah Cunningham, Executive Assistant to the President & CEO, Board Liaison

GBHS Seeking New Board Members

Grey Bruce Health Services is seeking individuals to join its Board of Directors. Board membership offers an outstanding opportunity for talented individuals to volunteer their expertise and time in the service of excellent health care across Grey and Bruce Counties.

Our directors are dedicated individuals, engaged in making a positive contribution to the future of our communities and who welcome unparalleled opportunities for learning and personal growth.

GBHS is a multi-site hospital corporation located in Grey and Bruce Counties. With six hospitals, and an annual budget of approximately $200 million, the corporation is one of the largest in southwestern Ontario and provides a wide range of medical services and programs across an expansive geographical region. Its central facility, the regional hospital in Owen Sound, offers secondary-level services to much of Grey and Bruce while five rural hospitals provide a diverse range of services including 24/7 ER, diagnostic imaging, and ambulatory care. Working together, the six hospitals make GBHS a leader in integrated rural health. GBHS is committed to excellence in patient care and to the creation of a seamless health care experience for our patients and communities. This commitment is reflective of GBHS’s key organizational values: Collaboration, Accountability, Respect and Excellence (CARE). GBHS takes pride in the achievements of a high performing team of 1,700 employees, 200 credentialed staff, and 800 volunteers who deliver quality care to a regional population of 170,000 residents and thousands of seasonal visitors.

Applicants must reside within the catchment areas served by Grey Bruce Health Services, which includes the communities surrounding our hospitals in Lion’s Head, Markdale, Meaford, Owen Sound, Southampton and Wiarton.

Prior governance experience and familiarity with the health care needs of the Grey Bruce area are assets. In addition, applicants will preferably have experience in one or more of the following areas: law, finance, and/or information technology.

Application forms are listed below. If you have any questions, please contact Sarah Cunningham, at or 519-376-2121, ext. 2801. Completed applications and resumes will be accepted via mail or e-mail:

Mailing Address
Grey Bruce Health Services
Office of the President and CEO
1800 8th Street East
Owen Sound, ON
N4K 6M9


Application Form

More Information on the GBHS Board of Directors

GBHS is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors, which is a mix of elected, appointed, ex-officio members, and cross-board appointees. The Board meets every month alternating between full Board meetings and various committee meetings.

Elected members (12)
Six members are elected from the geographic communities where GBHS offers care and six members are elected as members at large from the GBHS catchment area.

Appointed members (2)
One appointee is a representative from one of the GBHS Foundations, and one appointee is a representative of the Hospital Auxiliaries.

Ex-officio members (5)
Two Co-Presidents of the Medical Staff, the Chief of Staff, the President and CEO, and the Chief Nursing Executive.

Grey Bruce Health Services Board of Directors Accountability Statement


Board Members are:

  • Must be 18 years of age
  • Must reside in the geographical area for which a vacancy occurs
  • Must not be a member of GBHS staff, spouse of staff or professional staff
  • Be willing and able to travel to each of the GBHS hospitals as the Board rotates the location of its meetings

Process for Election:

We will advertise as needed to fill vacancies based on the skills that are required.  Applicants are screened by a Committee of the Board according to the criteria set out in the Corporation’s by-laws.