Our Board of Trustees

St. Mary’s is governed by a dedicated group of volunteers from our local community. Our Board welcomes representation from all areas of our multi-cultural community, including members from all faiths. At the same time, they respect our commitment to the Catholic values represented in our Mission. Term of office for Board Members is three years, renewable for a total of three terms.

2017-2018 Board of Trustees

For bios of our Trustees please click here

Tom Motz (Chair)

Scott Smith (Vice Chair)

Stan Nahrgang (Treasurer)

Dieter Kays (Past Chair)

Jenny Baker

Richard Cantin

Christine Henhoeffer

Rick Coccimiglio

Linda Fabi

Don Kaluzny

Terry O’Sullivan

Tim Rollins

Jim Stirtzinger

Lisa Strayer

Marion Thomson Howell

Ex-officio Members:

Don Shilton (President and Board Secretary)
Angela Stanley (Chief Nursing Executive)
Dr. Peter Potts (Interim Common Chief of Staff)
Dr. Gagan Sarkaria (President, Medical Staff Association)

Click here to review our Board Committee Structure and Responsibilities.

Meeting Schedule: 2017-2018

Meetings are held on the fourth Wednesday of every month, and are called to order at 4:00 p.m. unless otherwise noted(*). All meetings take place in the 10th Floor Boardroom at St. Mary’s.

2017-2018 Meetings

  • September 27, 2017     Agenda    Minutes
  • October 25, 2017
  • November 29, 2017*
  • There is no December meeting.
  • January 24, 2018
  • February 28, 2018
  • March 28, 2018
  • April 25, 2018
  • May 30, 2018*
  • June 27, 2018

2016-2017 Meetings

Attending a Meeting: Guidelines

Any member of the community is welcome to attend the open session of St. Mary’s Board Meetings. The following guidelines have been prepared for members of the staff and general public who wish to attend and /or address the Board. Policy Statement: Individuals or groups who wish to address the Board of Trustees of St. Mary’s General Hospital are able to do so in an open or closed session, depending on which is appropriate, provided they follow the guidelines outlined below. Guidelines: A written request from a prospective delegation must be presented to the CEO as Secretary to the Board of Trustees at least ten (10) calendar days prior to the date of the meeting of the Board at which the prospective delegation wishes to make a presentation. The Chair of the Board will review the request and respond it on behalf of the Board.  The written request must include:

  1.  The name of the individual or organization seeking status as a delegation;
  2. The name of the person proposed to speak on behalf of the delegation;
  3. A detailed statement concerning the matter the delegation wishes to address and which:
    • must constitute the basis of the presentation, and
    • must include a detailed report on the Hospital administrator(s) whom the proposed delegation has approached in advance of the current request to meet with the Board;
  4. Any relevant supporting documentation.

Please note: Prospective delegations must submit 25 copies of the written material mentioned above so the secretary of the Board has sufficient copies for distribution to each member of the Board. The Chair of the Board of Trustees reserves the right to schedule presentations by proposed delegations or, conversely, to refuse any request that a delegation appear before the Board. The Chair’s decision in this respect shall be taken in consultation with the Executive Committee of the Board; in all such cases, the Board shall be fully apprised both of the decisions taken and of the reasoning behind such decisions and with respect to decisions to refuse it is the prerogative of the Board either to affirm the consultative decision or to request a reconsideration. Delegations scheduled to appear before the Board of Trustees will be allotted a period of time not to exceed ten (10) minutes. Subsequent to the delegation’s presentation, the Chair will invite questions from members of the Board, but such questions will address points of clarification only. In keeping with item 2 above, in applying for status a delegation consisting of more than one individual will specify the spokesperson who will address the Board on behalf of the larger group and only that delegate will have the privilege of addressing the Board. The appropriate venue at which a delegation may address the Board of Trustees will be consistent with the Hospital’s policy on “Open and In-Camera Sessions of the Board”. That is, a) the determination as to venue will be made by the Chair of the Board; and b) topics such as personnel issues, either employee or physician; discussions concerning the acquisition or disposition of property; or strategic discussions will be considered in camera. Delegations invited to attend an in camera sessions may be in attendance only for their presentation. Any individual whose presence is judged by the Chair to be a disruptive influence will be required to leave the meeting, at the discretion of the Chair. The Board of Trustees will act upon issues raised by such delegations at a time and in a manner that the Board deems to be appropriate. With respect to all references to the Chair herein, it is understood that if the Chair is absent or has declared a conflict of interest, the Vice-Chair shall assume the role of the Chair, or in the absence of the Vice-Chair the role of the Chair shall be assumed by a member of the Board of Trustees determined by selection among the members of the Board.

Contact Information

For information about Board meetings and minutes, contact: Susie Bell, Executive Assistant 519-749-6544 sbell@smgh.ca