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
Paul Audet, CEO, Secretary (Ex-officio)
Marie Campagna, Past Chair
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 now takes on the Chair position, 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.
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 Manager. He is a past President of the Association of Municipal Managers, Clerks and Treasurers of Ontario. Tony has served on several boards including the Tecumseh Police Services Board, Windsor City Centre & Motor City Community Credit Union, Sun County Minor Hockey Association and Ontario Municipal Administrators Association. Recently 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 B. Comm 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. Helga is currently Chair of the Audit Committee and the Pension Committee for the University of Windsor and is a Trustee for the WSIB Jointly Sponsored Pension Plan. Previous board involvement includes United Way/Centraide Windsor Essex, and the Windsor Public Library.
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.
Past Chair (2019 to present)
Class A Director
As the Class A Director nominated by Hôtel-Dieu Grace Healthcare, Marie began her tenure with the Board in 2013. Having served as Vice Chair from September 2015 to October 2017, and Chair from October 2017 to October 2019, Marie now provides her counsel and advice to the Board in her capacity of Past Chair. Marie also continues her membership on the Governance and Nominating Committee and Executive Committee.
Marie joined the hospital in 2012 as the Vice President of Strategic Information Management and Chief Financial Officer and currently is the CFO and Vice President Corporate Services and New Business Development. In this role, Marie provides strategic leadership to various programs within the hospital as well as developing opportunities for generating new revenue streams. Previously, Marie has had progressive roles in the automotive, healthcare, logistics and pharmaceutical industries.
Marie holds certifications from several professional bodies; namely, the Canadian College of Health Leaders (CHE), the Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD.D), and the Professional Accountants of Ontario (CPA (CMA)). She also holds a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Windsor, is a Fellow and life member of the Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario, a member of the Canadian College of Health Leaders and a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors. In addition to her TransForm board duties, she also serves: on the Board of the Windsor Detroit Bridge Authority where she chairs the Finance and Audit Committee; as the Chair of Utilismart Corp; on the Windsor Essex Chamber of Commerce; and, has held various board positions with the Society of Management Accountants and Essex Power Corporation
Class A Director
Samer joined the TransForm Board as the Class A director representing Bluewater Health in April 2016. Initially a member of the Finance and Audit Committee, Samer was appointed to the Governance and Nominating Committee in 2017 and again in 2019.
As Vice-President, Operations at BWH, and with more than a decade of healthcare experience, Samer is accountable for a diversified portfolio of corporate, clinical and support services. He is experienced in clinical performance, operational effectiveness and organizational development.
Samer has a Masters of Health Science in Health Administration and a Bachelor of Engineering Science, and is a Certified Health Executive. Samer is a Project Management Professional and holds a Green Belt in Lean Six Sigma.
He brings leadership experience from large, academic health centres including St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto and most recently, London Health Sciences Centre. His proficiencies include quality, patient safety and patient experience, process redesign, decision support and performance management.
Class A Director
Mark joined the Board in September 2013 as the Class A director for Windsor Regional Hospital. Since joining the board, he has sat on the Finance and Audit Committee.
Mark is currently the Vice President, Corporate Services and Chief Financial Officer for WRH where he oversees finance, security, facilities, admitting and transcription, 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 C Director
Deborah is a Class C (independent) director, appointed to TransForm’s Board in July 2015. Deborah is a past chair of the Quality Committee and past member of the Governance and Nominating Committee and Executive Committee. She now sits as a member of the Finance and Audit Committee.
Deborah is a sessional business professor at the Odette School of Business at the University of Windsor, as well as a lecturer at Leeds Business School at the University of Colorado – Boulder, CO. She also advises technology and start-up entrepreneurs on launching their ventures and commercializing their innovation. She serves in the role of Entrepreneur-in-Residence at WEtech Alliance, the Regional Innovation Centre Windsor, Ontario as well as in the role of Expert Advisor at the Life Science Innovation Hub in Calgary, Alberta. Deborah had co-founded an innovative medical technology company. Following her ‘exit’, she led the Canadian plant of the multinational Olympus Medical Corp.
Deborah holds B.Sc. in Engineering and M.B.A. degrees. Presently she serves as Director at the Windsor-Essex Capital Angels Network (WECAN) and chairs a local foundation Board. She is the former Chair of the Board of Governors, St. Clair College. Deborah helped launch the Cross-Border initiatives aiming to build a thriving Med-health innovation cluster in the Windsor-Detroit region and she is an active member of the Michigan MedHealth Steering Committee.
Class A Director
Lori Marshall joined the TransForm Board as the Class A director for Chatham-Kent Health Alliance in May 2019 and was appointed to the Finance and Audit Committee.
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.
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