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Common Board of Directors

The Huron Health System consists of the Alexandra Marine & General Hospital and the South Huron Hospital Association. Services delivered by the Huron Health System include: 24/7 Emergency Services, Mental Health, Surgical Services, Diagnostic Imaging, Laboratory Services, Intensive Care Unit, Acute Care, Obstetrics, Rehabilitation, Complex Continuing Care and various outpatient services. 


Our voluntary Common Board of Directors is comprised of dedicated volunteers from the community and consists of 15 elected members and six ex-officio members.

The Common Board of Directors is responsible for the overall governance of the affairs of the hospitals. Each director is expected to act honestly, in good faith, and in the best interests of the hospitals and in so doing, to support the hospital in fulfilling its mission and discharging its accountabilities. 

Board Members

  • Bruce Shaw, Chair
  • Brian Heagle, 1st Vice Chair
  • Jane Sager, 2nd Vice Chair
  • Steve Ireland, Treasurer
  • Aileen Knip
  • Allan Ball
  • Anthony Hodsman
  • Bob Robson
  • Christie MacGregor
  • Glen McNeil
  • Heather Hern
  • Laura Stire
  • Pat O'Rourke
  • Susan Reis
  • Tara Oke

Ex-Officio Members

  • Jimmy Trieu, President & CEO and Secretary
  • Michelle Wick, VP Clinical Services & Chief Nursing Executive
  • Dr. Mark Nelham, Chief of Staff, Exeter Site
  • Dr. Shannon Natuik, Chief of Staff, Goderich Site
  • Dr. Aaron Daters, President of MSA, Goderich Site
  • Dr. Sean Ryan, President of MSA, Exeter Site

Board Meeting Schedule, Agendas & Meeting Minutes

The SHHA Board of Directors meet regularly throughout the year. All meetings begin at 4:00 p.m. unless otherwise specificified, and are open to the public for observation. If you would like to attend a meeting or would like more information, please contact Alana Ross at 519-524-8689 x5712, or via email at


Board Meeting Schedule


    Board Committees

    Board Committees aid the Board of Directors in its governance role. These committees assist with the work of the Board and provide direction to hospital leadership. Board Committees meet on a regular basis. 
    • Audit & Finance Committee
    • Community Engagement Committee
    • Executive & Resources Committee
    • Governance & Nominating Committee
    • Quality Assurance Committee
    • Recruitment & Retention Committee

    Board Recruitment

    Healthcare touches everyone in our community. If you’re looking for a place to volunteer your skills and have a wide community impact, HHS is interested in you. 


    Our Common Board is focused on governance, so you won’t be asked to raise funds. Our committees can be a bit more hands-on in their tasks but ultimately, they all make recommendations to the Common Board.

    Interested? Complete our Board Application Form and let us know where your strengths lie.


    Alana Ross, Executive Assistant

    519-524-8689 x5712 |