Board of Directors The team leading the vision
The TransForm Board of Directors is comprised of member hospital (Class A), customer (Class B) and independent representation (Class C).
Officers of the Corporation
Tony Haddad, Chair
Helga Reidel, Vice Chair
Jacqueline Peterson, Treasurer
Individuals who have questions or comments for the board can submit them in writing to:
Karen Montminy, Governance Coordinator
TransForm Shared Service Organization
750 Richmond Street, Unit A
Chatham, ON N7M 5J5
Chair (2019 to present)
Class C Director
Tony joined the Board in April 2018 as a Class C (independent) director, and was appointed to the Governance and Nominating Committee. After serving a year as Vice Chair, Tony became the Chair, leading both the Board of Directors and Executive Committee. Tony also continues as a member of the Governance and Nominating Committee and is ex officio to the Finance and Audit Committee.
The TransForm Board continues to benefit from Tony’s public sector experience in finance, administration, strategic planning and budgeting in both corporate and operations management, having served as the Chief Administrative Officer for the Town of Tecumseh (12 years). Since retiring in April 2019 from his CAO duties, he now is a Senior Advisor at StrategyCorp Consulting and is the Interim CAO for the Town of Amherstburg.
Tony has a Master of Science in Administration, Bachelor of Business Administration and Business Administration Diploma. He is also a Certified Municipal Officer, Certified Public Finance Administrator and a Certified Municipal Officer. He is a past President of the Association of Municipal Managers, Clerks and Treasurers of Ontario and a past Director of the Ontario Municipal Administrators Association. Tony has served on several boards including the Tecumseh Police Services Board, Windsor City Centre & Motor City Community Credit Union, Sun County AAA Minor Hockey Association and Ontario Municipal Administrators Association and was named to the Advisory Committee at York University, School of Public Policy & Administration. He is the recipient of the Alumni of Distinction Award from St. Clair College (2016) and the AMCTO Prestige Award (2017).
Vice Chair (2019 to present)
Class C Director
Helga joined the TransForm Board as a Class C (independent) director in September 2018, and was appointed to the Governance and Nominating Committee. As Vice Chair, Helga now assumes the Chair of that same committee, and also sits as a member of the Executive Committee.
Helga is currently the CEO of ENWIN Utilities Ltd. and former CAO for the City of Windsor. Having held a number of senior management positions, Helga brings over 35 years of management and governance knowledge to the TransForm board. Throughout her career Helga has addressed fiscal challenges and labour negotiations, and has proven experience in strategic planning.
Helga holds an Hon. Bachelor of Commerce – Accounting from the University of Windsor, and is a Fellow of the Chartered Professional Accountants Association holding the designation of FCPA, FCA. She also holds a Bachelor of Education from the University of Windsor and the designation OCT from the Ontario College of Teachers and holds a Directors Qualification Designation of ICD.D from the Institute of Corporate Directors. In addition to her role on TransForm’s board, Helga serves on the Boards of Directors of Corby Spirits and Wine, WISE Trust Pension Plan, Motor City Community Credit Union and the University of Windsor and she chairs a number of committees for those organizations.
Treasurer (2019 to present)
Class C Director
Jacqueline joined the TransForm Board as a Class C (independent) director in September 2018, and was appointed to the Finance and Audit Committee. As Treasurer for the Corporation, Jacqueline now serves as Chair of that Committee and also sits on the Executive Committee.
As leader of the Assurance practice in Southwestern Ontario for PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, Jacqueline brings over 20 years of valuable experience having provided accounting, assurance and internal audit services to corporations both in the public and private sectors. Through her experience, Jacqueline has gained proficiency in the areas of general business advisory, audit, risk management, project management, regulatory reporting and maximizing internal control frameworks, and is well suited to support, and be a resource to the Audit/Finance Committee.
Jacqueline received her Chartered Professional Accountant designation from the Institute of Chartered Accounts of Ontario in 1999. She also has an Accounting degree from Wilfred Laurier University (Waterloo) and a Bachelor of Accounting and Commercial Studies from Western University (London). She also sits on the Board of Directors for Junior Achievement of Southwestern Ontario.
Class A Director
Bill joined the TransForm Board as the Class A director for Hôtel-Dieu Grace Healthcare in December 2021 and has been appointed to the Governance and Nominating Committee.
Bill is currently President and CEO of Hôtel-Dieu Grace Healthcare, and previously held the position of Vice President of People, Mission, Communications & Corporate Affairs. Prior to joining HDGH, Bill worked in the Criminal Justice & Social Services Sector having spent several years with the Ministry of Correctional Services and for over 14 years was the Executive Director of New Beginnings (a Centre for Children & Youth Services). In 2011 Bill was appointed as President & Executive Director of the Hôtel-Dieu Grace Hospital Foundation. First elected to Windsor City Council in 1994, Bill served a total of 6 terms (21 years) deciding not to see re-election in 2018.
Bill has Bachelor of Arts Degrees in both Sociology and Criminology from the University of Windsor. Bill received the designation of a Certified Dispute Resolution Mediator through a joint University of Windsor and York University program, and then earned his Masters Certificate in Public Management from The Schulich School of Business at York University.
Bill has been an active and avid volunteer in our community since 1986 with numerous community based agencies and non-profit organizations and he has twice participated in Christian sponsored International Missionary trips. In 2004 he was appointed to the Ontario Civilian Commission on Police Services where he served for four years.
During his tenure on City Council, Bill served on over two dozen committees, boards and commissions. Bill’s past community involvement has also extended to Autism-Ontario Windsor Essex Chapter and the Windsor Essex Community Health Centre Board of Directors.
Class C Director
David Putnam joined the TransForm Board as a Class C Director in September 2021 having first sat as a community representative on the Quality Committee (2015) and Finance and Audit Committee (2018). David continues as a member of the Finance and Audit Committee.
David is currently Manager of Information Security for Voices where he oversees IT operations, Information Security, and Governance.
David holds an Information Systems diploma, Radio and Television Journalism diploma and a Business degree from University of Guelph. David also maintains a Certified Information Systems Security Professional Designation, Certified Ethical Hacking and Cisco CCNP Certifications. David is currently Vice President at the Rondeau Rod and Gun Club, and has over 16 years experience as a Travel Hockey coach, and occupied various board roles with Chatham Minor Hockey.
Class B Director
Jane Elliott joined the TransForm Board as a Class B Director in September 2021 and was appointed to the Finance and Audit Committee.
Jane is currently the Director of Administration and Finance at Westover Treatment Centre.
Class C Director
Lindsay joined the TransForm Board as a Class C Director in February 2019 and was appointed to the Finance and Audit Committee. In February 2022, Lindsay was transitioned to the Governance and Nominating Committee.
Lindsay retired from Enbridge (formerly Union Gas) as the Director of Indigenous and Municipal Affairs. He is a graduate of the University of Windsor Business School.
He has worked with numerous community groups in Windsor, Essex County, and Chatham-Kent, and is a past campaign chair of the Chatham-Kent United Way. Lindsay was the 2003 winner of the Robinson Citizenship Award from Duke Energy acknowledging his role in the community – the first Canadian to ever receive this award.
Lindsay is the Past Chair of the Windsor-Essex Economic Development Corporation and the Windsor and District Chamber of Commerce. He is a past board member of the Erie St. Clair Local Health Integration Network and recently successfully completed his Provincial government board Governance training. He played a pivotal role, working with Chatham-Kent Staff and Municipal council in promoting the Provincial Green Energy program within the municipality. He is a former Director of the Community Care Access Centre, past Director of the Essex Regional Conservation Authority, and past Chair of the Coaches Committee for the District Minor Hockey Association.
Class A Director
Lori Marshall joined the TransForm Board as the Class A director for Chatham-Kent Health Alliance (CKHA) in May 2019 and was appointed to the Finance and Audit Committee. Most recently, Lori made the transition to the Governance and Nominating Committee in October 2021.
As CKHA President and CEO, Lori brings to the Board her 15+ years of progressive leadership experience in Ontario’s acute and community care sectors, and a reputation as a patient-centred strategist with a track record of addressing complex issues through a shared vision and knowledge of the community and region. Prior to joining CKHA, Lori served as CEO for Nipigon District Memorial Hospital (2005) and Erie St. Clair Community Care Access Centre (2014). She has also served as Vice President at Oshawa General Hospital and Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre.
Lori is a Registered Pharmacist with the Ontario College of Pharmacists and a Certified Health Executive with the Canadian College of Health Leaders. She holds a Health Leadership Certificate from the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management and a Masters in Health Administration from the University of Ottawa. Lori has a rich history of community service and has been active on many boards and committees at the provincial and local levels.
Class A Director
Mark joined the Board in September 2013 as the Class A director for Windsor Regional Hospital (WRH). Since joining the board, he has sat on the Finance and Audit Committee.
Mark is currently the Vice President, Corporate Services, Lab and Chief Financial Officer for WRH where he oversees finance, security, facilities, lab services, admitting and health records, as well as guest services including housekeeping, portering, and food and nutrition.
Mark has an Honours BComm degree from the University of Windsor, and holds Chartered Accountant and Chartered Professional Accountant designations. Mark is Past President and board member of the Windsor Essex County Chartered Accountants Association, past board member of the Windsor Essex County Sports Hall of Fame, past Treasurer and board member of the local Child Abuse Program, and past Treasurer and board member of Assumption High School Alumni Association.
Class A Director
Mike joined the TransForm Board as the Class A director for Bluewater Health in December 2021 and has been appointed to the Finance and Audit Committee.
Mike is currently the President and CEO of Bluewater Health in Sarnia, and first joined BWH in 2008 as Vice-President of Operations and Chief Operating Officer. Mike has a proven track record from his years of service at BWH in addition to healthcare leadership elsewhere in Ontario. He is committed, compassionate, known and trusted locally and beyond the Erie St. Clair region, and has strong communication and relationship building skills.
Mike is a Certified Professional Accountant and holds a Masters of Business Administration and a degree in English literature. He has also completed the Rotman Advanced Health Leadership Program from the University of Toronto.
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