Introducing Our Board of Directors
Marg McNab-Tubman received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Carleton University in 1985. She has since continued her education in Accounting and Human Resources and has accumulated a wealth of corporate experience.
Ms. McNab-Tubman has held diverse positions drawing on communications, organizational and technical skills. In her current role as Vice President of Human Resources and Administration at My Broadcasting Corporation (o/a myFM Radio, Extra FM, Oldies and Classic Rock) she is a key member of the management team responsible for human resources and day-to-day financial matters for 21 radio stations across the province of Ontario.
Local community involvement includes membership/executive positions with the Renfrew Rotary Club, RVH Foundation Charity Golf Classic committee, Renfrew Minor Soccer and Renfrew Skating Club.
Secretary, President & CEO
Julia completed her studies at the University of Ottawa, first as a Registered Nurse, followed by a Masters of Heath Administration. She joined RVH in 1991 as Utilization Coordinator before becoming the first Nurse Manager of the Regional Hemodialysis Program from 1993 to 2000. In 2000, she took on the role of VP of Corporate Services.
In addition, Boudreau is a graduate of the Champlain LHIN Senior Leadership Development Program and is the executive contact for the Eastern Ontario Regional Laboratory Association (EORLA), the Ottawa Hospital and Region Imaging Associates (OHRIA), the Champlain LHIN Diagnostic Imaging Community of Practice, and the Addictions Treatment Service (ATS) regional program. Most recently she has taken on the senior administrative lead role for the ‘Highway 60’ Ontario Health Team submission, which includes more than 20 local partner organizations.
Over the span of her career she has provided administrative leadership to the Board in strategic planning, coached and mentored new managers, produced many high-quality projects on budget and on time and negotiated successfully with unions.
Meena Ballantyne received both a Bachelor of Science and a Masters of Health Administration from the University of Ottawa in 1979 and 1990 respectively and, in 2018, obtained Director designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors. Retiring after more than 20 years in the Public Service of Canada, Ms. Ballantyne has held senior executive roles, most recently serving as the Deputy Minister of Status of Women Canada. Other positions held include Assistant Secretary, Social Development, Assistant Deputy Minister, Health Products and Food Branch, Health Canada and Director-General, Health Care Policy Directorate, Health Canada. Over the span of her career she has been involved in negotiating the 2004 Health Accord, establishing the Canadian Patient Safety Institute and the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer, and has been an advisor on issues such as immigration and criminal justice reforms, patient wait-time guarantees and other health policy issues.
Ms. Ballantyne has served previously on a number of government boards, as well as being a patient representative on the Board of the Ronald McDonald House in Ottawa. She and her family have lived in the Renfrew area for 20 years.
Tom Faloon graduated from the University of Ottawa's Faculty of Medicine in 1977. After completing his family medicine residency in 1979, he practiced in Ottawa until closing his practice in in 2008. He was an Assistant Professor in the University of Ottawa's Department of Family Medicine. In addition to clinic teaching he worked on behalf of the Canadian Medical Association, MD Management, the Ontario Medical Association and Health Force Ontario to offer effective practice management education to medical residents and practicing physicians across the country as well as retirement readiness seminars to Ontario physicians. From 2009-2012 he worked as a Medical Officer for the Canadian Forces and then offered local physician coverage in the Renfrew area until retiring in 2015. Tom and his family have cottaged in Calabogie since 1986 and now live there full time.
A lifetime Ottawa Valley resident, Sandi Heins attended the Kinesiology Program at Waterloo University. She began her career with the Ministry of Community and Social Services-Family Benefits, and is now an Income Maintenance Officer with the Ontario Disability Program.
Ms. Heins' community involvement and leadership began with her entry into municipal politics more than 30 years ago. She has held the positions of councillor, deputy reeve and mayor of Renfrew, which have provided her with a unique insight into the workings of the community.
Shauna Lemenchick retired from a 38-year career with the Ontario government, working in numerous branches within the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, and most recently establishing the Renfrew Government Information Centre which was rebranded ServiceOntario, Shauna joined the Hospital Auxiliary and is currently the Past President.
Previous volunteer involvement includes 4-H club leader, the Renfrew Minor Hockey Association, Renfrew Fair Board Committee, Renfrew Victoria Hospital Foundation Board, and various other organizations.
Philip Marcella is a Renfrew native who went on to study Business Administration at Algonquin College. He was employed by Gillin Engineering and Construction Limited (Ottawa) from 1973 to 2015 in roles as Property Manager and Vice-President, Commercial Properties, gaining experience in new construction, renovation, negotiation, budget and personnel management. During that time he was awarded Real Property Administration designation by the Building Owners and Managers Association, Ottawa.
Mr. Marcella retired in May 2015. His community involvement includes coaching minor hockey and baseball, membership at the Renfrew Golf Course and Renfrew Curling Club.
Ms. O'Neil holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Western Ontario along with courses and qualifications in areas such as Family Law Mediation and Conflict Resolution (Carleton University), and Results Centred Leadership program (Delphi Group). She has completed the Real Estate License and Articling courses and the Real Estate Broker course. Her work experience includes business management, administration and strategic business planning with a focus on financial and human resources as well as ensuring compliance with appropriate governing policies and procedures.
Her past community involvement includes the executive committee of Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Mental Health Advisory Committee, Planning Advisory Committee Renfrew, and the Renfrew Victoria Hospital Board.
A resident of Renfrew for more than 46 years, Robert Pelletier has been a Human Resources Manager in the paper industry. His experience includes overall management of the human resources department, and overseeing employment, payroll, training, fire, safety and medical issues.
Mr. Pelletier is involved in the community as Chairman of the Pontiac Bursary, an organization that helps youth pursue higher education in fields such as health care and financial planning.
Robert Tripp is a resident of Calabogie who brings extensive experience in health care policy, governance, and senior management to the RVH Board, as well as active participation on Boards at local, national and international levels. Among his Board endeavours are terms with the World Health Organization - working groups, Ottawa Community Housing, and Leadership Ottawa. He has served in leadership roles and in collaborative settings.
Mr. Tripp received a Diploma in Law and Security from Algonquin College, a BA from Carleton University, and completed a Certificate in Business Management as well as Governance Leadership in the Non-Government Sector from the University of Ottawa.
His recent work experience includes Senior Advisor, World Health Organization, Policy Analyst, Health Canada, and Executive Director, New Beginnings for Youth.
Dr. Steve Radke
Chief of Staff
A graduate of the University of Ottawa Medical School in 2002, Dr. Radke began practice at RVH in August 2005, after completing his training in family medicine at the Elizabeth Bruyere Family Medicine Centre in Ottawa. He took on the role of Chief of Staff in 2012. In 2018, Dr. Radke received his Fellowship designation (FCFP) with the College of Family Physicians of Canada.
Dr. Radke is a committee member of the RVH Foundation Caring for Tomorrow Charity Golf Tournament.
Dr. Angela Varrin
President of Medical Staff
Dr. Varrin is a graduate of the University of Ottawa Medical School. She completed her residency at Queen’s University, Department of Family Medicine, and received her certification with the College of Family Physicians (CCFP) designation. She did a year of specialized training in emergency care. Dr. Varrin grew up in Griffith and returned home to the Ottawa Valley after her graduation. She began her practice at RVH in July 2013.
In 2017, Dr. Varrin received the Award of Excellence for her exception achievement pertaining to the specialty of family medicine from the Ontario College of Family Physicians.
Vice-President, Patient Care Services
Christene Ferguson received her Baccalaureate Nursing degree in 1994 and her Master’s of Health Studies in 2011.
Ms. Ferguson began her career at The Ottawa Hospital where she held a variety of leadership roles including clinical manager of the emergency department, clinical manager of the 25-bed family medicine unit, clinical manager of geriatrics and clinical manager of the urology, orthopedics and vascular programs. She moved on to become the Director of Patient and Resident Services and Chief Nursing Executive at Arnprior and District Memorial Hospital and Grove Nursing Home and then joined RVH in May 2009 as Vice-President of Patient Care Services/Chief Nursing Executive.
Ms. Ferguson is a recipient of the Registered Nurses Association of Ontario Leadership Award in Nursing Administration. She became a Surveyor for Accreditation Canada in 2011 and completed an ethics course at The Ottawa Hospital in 2012.