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Meet Our Trustees

Marion Thomson Howell is an entrepreneur and active community contributor. After 33 years as President of ShaughnessyHowell Inc., an award-winning provider of learning and leadership development solutions, Marion now spends her semi-retirement years working with board directors in the not-for-profit sector helping them to advance the mission of their organizations and put practices in place to ensure they are effective stewards of their organizations’ resources.


She is currently the Chair of the Board of Trustees for St. Mary’s and in that capacity also sits as a Director on the Board for the St. Mary’s Foundation. Marion is also a founding director for A Better Tent City Waterloo Region, an organization that provides safe shelter and support for those who are experiencing homelessness.


Prior to coming to St. Mary’s, Marion served on the Board of St. Jerome’s University was elected as a trustee for the Waterloo Catholic District School Board in both the 2003 and 2006 elections.

Stan is a life-long resident of Waterloo Region and has a long history with St. Mary’s, having been born there. He obtained his CA from the Ontario Institute of Chartered Accountants and has been an employee and partner of Clarke, Starke & Diegel since its inception in 1972. Stan has served on various community boards and foundations including The Centre In The Square, the Lyle S. Hallman Foundation and the Strong Start Charitable Foundation, which he helped found. Stan has been on the St. Mary’s Board since 2013 and currently serves as Treasurer of the hospital. Stan is married with two adult children and two grandchildren.

Jenny is a risk management and a process and control advisor. She has directed the corporate audit functions for companies in the manufacturing, technology. financial services and education sectors. Jenny holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Wilfrid Laurier University. She is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA, CA), a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) and a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE). Jenny has served on the Board of Directors of the Volunteer Action Centre KW, Crime Stoppers and as a finance committee member of the Grand River Hospital Foundation. Jenny is married with three children.

Janine currently heads up the Digital and Payments team for Manulife Bank. In this role she looks at digital solutions for the entire customer journey and champions new ways of working with an Agile/Lean mindset to deliver enhancements for customers. Janine has a degree in Psychology from the University of Waterloo and a diploma in Internet and Electronic Commerce from Seneca College. She worked for several years in an administrative role with the Community Care Access Centre with placements at both Grand River and Freeport Hospital. She also volunteers her time as part of the Send ‘em off Smiling Board of Directors. Janine lives in Waterloo with her husband and three children.

Linda is the retired Director of Education and CEO of the Waterloo Region District School Board. She holds a B.A. and M.A. from Wilfrid Laurier University in addition to teacher, principal and supervisory officer qualifications, and certification in the areas of Violence Threat Risk Assessment and Emotional Intelligence. The recipient of numerous awards in the community, nationally and internationally, Linda currently serves on a number of non-profit boards in Waterloo Region including St. Mary’s General Hospital, THEMUSEUM, Royal Highland Fusiliers of Canada, K-W Symphony and she is the past-president of the International Women’ Forum, Waterloo Chapter. Linda also contributes as an advisor to the Faculty of Arts and the Faculty of Education at WLU. 

Don is an entrepreneur and consultant. He brings 25 years of engineering, supply-chain and construction/project management experience, including both domestic and international projects. His portfolio includes experience with nuclear quality assurance, environment health and safety and regulatory affairs. Don holds a Master of Business Administration from Wilfrid Laurier University’s, Lazaridus School of Business and Economics and an undergraduate degree in Engineering from McMaster University. He joined the Board and the Resource Planning and Utilization Committee in 2013 after serving two years on the Quality Committee. Don lives in Waterloo.

Tim is the EY Waterloo Region Office Managing Partner and Tax Partner for a number of public and privately held technology and advanced manufacturing and mobility companies located in the Toronto-Waterloo Innovation corridor.

Prior to re-joining EY in 2015, Tim held senior tax and finance leadership roles at Sandvine (2014-2015) and BlackBerry (2001-2014), including VP, Tax and VP, CFO Transformation and Governance roles at BlackBerry.

Tim is a CPA, CA who graduated from the University of Waterloo in 1996 with a BA, Honours Chartered Accountancy Studies and Master of Accounting. In addition to serving on the St. Mary’s General Hospital Board of Trustees, Tim is a Board member of Capacity Canada, an active mentor with the University of Waterloo’s School of Accounting and Finance, and past Board member of the Junior Achievement of Waterloo Region Inc.  Tim lives in Woolwich Township with his wife Leanne and two sons.

Jim is currently the AVP of Innovation at Manulife Canada. He previously held executive operational positions in the healthcare software/IT industry as Vice-President Operations for Agfa-Gevaert and Medicalis, a joint venture with Harvard teaching affiliate Brigham & Women’s Hospital. In addition to serving on the St. Mary’s Board of Trustees and the Mission & Governance committee, Jim has been involved with a variety of not-for-profit and industry association boards as well as the Healthcare IT program advisory committee at Conestoga College. Jim lives in Kitchener and is married with four children.

Dr. Good is serving as the current President of the Medical Staff Association for Grand River Hospital and St. Mary's General Hospital. She is an active member of the joint medical staff (Emergency) since 2007. She has served as President of the KW Academy of Medicine 2014-2018, and has been an active member on various committees at both hospitals including quality of care, pandemic response and Med-Tech. Dr. Good completed her medical degree (2004) and family medicine residency at Queen's University (2006), and emergency medicine residency at Western University (2007).