GBGH elects new chair and vice chair

Georgian Bay General Hospital (GBGH) Board of Directors held its Annual General Meeting meeting June 24, during which the chair and vice chair of the Board were determined and new members were welcomed.

Tim Kastelic was elected as chair of the Board. Kastelic has served on the GBGH Board since 2018, was most recently chair of the Audit and Resource Committee of the Board and previously served two years on the GBGH Foundation Board of Directors. Kastelic’s background includes a long career as an executive in the financial services industry with experience in the areas of strategic planning, marketing, financial planning and organizational performance. Kastelic is a resident of Midland, and has spent nearly 50 years in this area – both as a seasonal and full-time resident.

“I’m excited to be a part of the GBGH team going forward, and am grateful for the opportunity to be a member of the GBGH Board among such dedicated volunteers,” says Kastelic. “Our goal is simple – to ensure high quality care, continually improve the patient experience, and invest in our people to make GBGH an organization of choice for dedicated staff to work and credentialed staff to practice.”

Tay Township resident Bernie Uhlich, who has served on the Board since 2017, was elected as vice chair. At the AGM, GBGH’s Board also welcomed three new members – Paul Farley, Heather Ross and Stan Wolofsky.

Paul Farley is an attorney specializing in administrative law and professional regulation in the accounting industry. Farley looks forward to bringing his past experience in hospital governance to serve GBGH and the community.

Heather Ross joins the GBGH Board with more than 30 years’ experience in the financial services industry. Heather’s interest in joining GBGH’s Board of Directors stems from her passion to enhance quality, patient care within her local hospital and community.

Stan Wolofsky has worked in social work for a career spanning more than 42 years in both hospital and community settings. Stan’s brings vast experience in the areas of patient and health care advocacy, health system transformation, community collaboration and labour relations.

Other continuing directors on the Board include Sara Lankshear, Bernie Uhlich, Barry Stranks, Britt McKerrow, Jerry Van Dyk and Jim Mulligan, who joined the Board in the fall of 2020.

Departing members of the Board include Kristin Monague and Dr. Patrick McNamara who has completed three years as chair.

“GBGH would like to thank Dr. McNamara for his years of dedicated volunteer service to the hospital in this very important role,” says Gail Hunt, president and CEO, GBGH. “Dr. McNamara’s thoughtful input, vast experience and insightful leadership have made him a pleasure to work with during his term as Chair.”

Kristin Monague is also departing from the Board after a three-year term. Monague has been a valuable member, contributing important insights and promoting inclusivity of the First Nations perspective in governance decisions. The hospital thanks her valuable contributions, time and dedication since 2018.

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