GBHS Board of Directors 2018-19

Back Row (Left to Right): Martha Rogers, Judy Shearer, VP, Patient Care & Quality, Chief Nursing Executive, Dr. Neil Lamont, President, Medical Staff – Urban, Will Rogers, Lance Thurston (retired), Harry Marshall, Paul Sinclair, Patsy Taylor (retired), Lori Ledingham.

Front Row (Left to Right): Bill Van Wyck (retired), Ron Goldsmith, Officer-at-Large, Brenda Kearney, Chair, Gail Robinson, Officer-at-Large, Dr. Michael Marriot, Chief of Staff, Brian Shannon

Absent from the photo: Dr. Elaine Blau, Joanne Flewwelling, Steven Green, Harry Marshall and Maureen Solecki, Interim GBHS President & CEO.

GBHS is Recruiting for Board Members

Grey Bruce Health Services is seeking dedicated individuals to join our volunteer Board of Directors.

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 is an asset. In addition, applicants will preferably have experience in one or more of the following areas: health care administration, clinical/regulated health profession, patient advocacy, law, policy, project management, information technology.

Board members are expected to attend regular Board and committee meetings and share their time, expertise and talents in the governance of the Corporation. New members are approved by the Board for up to a three-year term with eligibility for re-appointment.

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 in PDF

Application form in Word

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-law

2018-19 Board Meeting Schedule

  • Board Meeting – Wednesday, April 24, 2019, 4:00 p.m., Markdale, Board Room
  • Annual General Meeting – Wednesday, June 26, 2019, 4:00 p.m., Owen Sound, Board Room

Click here to read the recent CEO Reports to the Board of Directors.