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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, President & CEO, Harry Marshall, Paul Sinclair, Patsy Taylor, Lori Ledingham.

Front Row (Left to Right): Bill Van Wyck, 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

GBHS is Recruiting for Board Members

Grey Bruce Health Services is seeking three 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 until September 28, 2018 via mail or e-mail:

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

Cross-board appointments (2)
One member shall be a Director from the South Bruce Grey Health Centre, and one shall be from the South West Community Care Access Centre.

GBHS also has Board members who sit on both of the above Community Boards.

Grey Bruce Health Services Board of Directors Accountability Statement

Board Members are:

  • Elected for an initial 3 year term. Members may be re-elected for 2 further 3 year terms, to a maximum of 9 years of service
  • 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
  • Must be willing to commit an average of 15 hours a month to the responsibilities of the Board
  • Be willing and able to travel to each of the GBHS hospitals as the Board rotates the location of the meeting on a monthly basis

Process for Election:

  • We advertise annually to fill vacancies based on the skill set required
  • Applicants are screened by a Committee of the Board according to the criteria set out in hospital by-laws
  • Areas of specific expertise are examined and matched against current needs
  • Applicants are interviewed by the Committee and elections take place in June.

Contact Us

To contact Board
members please address
correspondence to:

Grey Bruce Health Services
1800 8th St. E
Owen Sound, Ont.
N4K 6M9

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