Board of Directors

The Renfrew Victoria Hospital is a community hospital governed by a volunteer Board of Directors.

The role of the Board includes Policy Formulation, Decision-Making and Oversight.

Introducing Our Board of Directors ...

 

 

Keanan Stone
Board Chair

Keanan Stone followed her Honours Bachelor of Arts, specialization in Language and Linguistics from Queen's University, with further studies in Economics at Athabasca University, International Relations at Carleton University, and Editing at the University of Waterloo, as well as a mentorship in Communications with FedNor. Ms. Stone is fluently bilingual in English and French, and has studied German, Spanish, Latin and Greek at various levels.

Ms. Stone currently works as a Project Manager with Labour Market Group of Renfrew and Lanark. She is also the President of the Board of Directors of the Boys and Girls Club of Pembroke and has been heavily involved in both professional and volunteer communities, contributing to the Ottawa Valley Economic Development Partners Group, Options Skilled Trades Fair Steering Committee, and Roman Catholic Diocese of Pembroke, among others.

 

 

Randy Penney,
Secretary,
President & CEO

Randy Penney has been the President and Chief Executive Officer at the Renfrew Victoria Hospital since January 1990 and St. Francis Memorial Hospital in Barry's Bay, Ontario since December 1998. He holds an Honours Bachelor of Arts Degree (University of Toronto) and a Master’s in Health Administration (University of Ottawa).

Mr. Penney has been a Surveyor with Accreditation Canada for more than 25 years and served as Chairman of the Surveyor Advisory Committee. He is past chair of the Eastern Ontario Regional Laboratory Association (EORLA) and has served on numerous boards, including HIROC and Health Pro.

In 2011, Mr. Penney was awarded the Trudeau Medal from the University of Ottawa recognizing leadership, initiative and contributions to the business world, the community and his alma mater. In 2012, Mr. Penney was awarded the Preceptor’s Award from the Telfer School of Management, University of Ottawa, recognizing many years as a preceptor to students during their administrative residencies. Also in 2012, Mr. Penney was awarded the Ontario Hospital Association’s Small, Rural and Northern Healthcare Award for St. Francis Memorial Hospital in recognition of innovative leadership in establishing partnerships to expand and improve health services in the Madawaska Valley.  In 2016 he was the recipient of the Canadian Chapter of the American College of Healthcare Executives, Canada's Regent Award.

 

 

Meena Ballantyne
Director

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
Director

 

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.  

 

Sandi Heins
Director

 

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
Director

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.

 

 

Richard Lester
Director

 

 

Richard Lester, born and raised in Renfrew, is a graduate of Carleton University and the Ottawa Teachers’ College. He taught at elementary schools in the Renfrew County District School Board for 32 years.

Retiring in 2004, Mr. Lester has provided volunteer services to a number of organizations including the Public Works Committee of Horton Township, Castleford Union Cemetery Board of Directors, and the Meals on Wheels program.

 

Philip Marcella
Director

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.

 

Robert Pelletier
Director

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.

 

Marg McNab-Tubman
Director

 

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 Administration Director 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.

 

 

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.

Dr. Radke is a committee member of the RVH Foundation Caring for Tomorrow Charity Golf Tournament.

 

Dr. Philippe Pinard
President of Medical Staff

Dr. Philippe Pinard joined Renfrew Victoria Hospital in 2012.  He received his Bachelor of Science and M.D. from Sherbrooke University.  He completed his family medicine residency at UBC in 2010. He has a special interest in Geriatrics.

 

Christene Ferguson
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.

 

Board of Director Minutes

Public Attendance At Board Meetings


2017-2018 RVH Annual Report
2017 Patient & Family Advisory Council Annual Report
 

 

2016-2021 Strategic Plan

 Audited Financial Statements March 31, 2018

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Director Application

RVH Administrative Bylaw
RVH Medical Staff Bylaw
 

Board Policies

Public Hospitals Act

Excellent Care for All Act

Canada Corporations Act

 

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