Todd Stepanuik, President & Chief Executive Officer

Todd Stepanuik is the President & CEO of the Middlesex Hospital Alliance, a position he has held since May 2013.

Todd Stepanuik is an experienced Senior Healthcare Executive bringing over 20 years of in-depth experience from various stand alone, multi-site and integrated healthcare organizations across Canada. Todd is a values-based leader who has been recognized for building in-depth relationships with community, Ministry, business and other stakeholder groups with expertise in strategic planning, operational review, fiscal management, talent acquisition, governance and organizational change leadership. Todd provides inspirational leadership to develop high performing cultures.

Prior to joining the Middlesex Hospital Alliance in May 2013, Todd served as President and CEO of Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital where he was accountable for overseeing the operational and financial management of the two site acute care facility, while guiding the strategic direction of the Hospital, including a $50 million redevelopment project. During his tenure at Perth and Smith Falls District Hospital, patient, staff and physician satisfaction was rated at over 90%. He was also inducted as a honourary member of the Medical Staff at Perth and Smith Falls.

Todd has served on the OHA Board of Directors in addition to various Ministry-lead task forces. He is also actively involved in the American College of Health Care Executives where he is currently Chair/President of the Canadian Chapter. Todd believes in giving back to the community and is currently on Parish Council as well as an active member of the Knights of Columbus and Rotary International (where he is immediate past President)

Todd is passionate about inspiring culture and ethical tone, with relentless focus on excellence and integrity.

Dr. Ian Ferguson, Chief of Staff

Dr. Ian Ferguson has held privileges at Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital (SMGH) since November of 1990. He graduated from Western University medical school in 1984 and completed his internship and residency in Urology at Western.

Dr Ferguson has practiced at the Strathroy Medical Clinic and at SMGH for 30 years. He was Chief of Surgery for many years, a member of the Strathroy Hospital Foundation Board for 4 years and is currently Chief of Staff. His term as Chief of Staff began in July of 2018.


Alasdair Smith, VP Finance & Chief Financial Officer

Alasdair Smith joined the MHA in March, 2015.

Alasdair oversees a broad portfolio of Corporate and Administrative services at the Hospital. He has leadership responsibility for: Finance, Information Systems and Telecommunications, Diagnostic Imaging, Diagnostic Laboratories, Health Records/Patient Registration/Privacy, Materials Management, Physical Plant and Maintenance, Nutrition and Food Services, and Housekeeping.

He has been involved extensively with our partnering activities to ensure the MHA is well represented at the regional level. He co-chairs the Regional HIS Operations Committee for the Cerner regional EMR and also represents MHA at the Regional HIS Cabinet. He co-chairs the Regional Cancer Program’s EQUIP Committee for endoscopy.

Alasdair’s background includes leadership roles in different parts of the Ontario healthcare sector for over 25 years. He also has Canadian and International consulting experience.

Julie McBrien, VP Clinical Services & Chief Nursing Officer

Julie McBrien was appointed to the position of Vice President (VP) Clinical Services & Chief Nursing Officer (CNO), effective August 9, 2021.

Julie is a Registered Nurse and holds a Master of Health Sciences (MHSc) degree from the University of Toronto. She is also a Certified Health Executive (CHE) through the Canadian College of Health Leaders and holds a green belt in LEAN.

Julie has been in the healthcare sector for almost 25 years. She has overseen diverse clinical portfolios, including perioperative, surgical, ambulatory, critical care, and women & children’s health. Most recently she was with Halton Healthcare where she led the Implementation of the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP) as one of the first hospital sites in Ontario to successfully do so.

Julie has worked in leadership roles at Joseph Brant Hospital and the Hospital for Sick Children. Throughout her career, Julie has demonstrated her commitment to patient and family-centred care; her engagement in building partnerships; her focus on supporting and inspiring teams; and her effective advancement of innovation, best practice and service excellence. She brings a record of leading change and engaging with partners as well as the promotion of a positive team environment and a culture of excellence. Her proven experience providing inspiring leadership to large, diverse teams will make her a great leader and supporter for our dedicated teams.

Julie has been involved in several volunteer activities, including  previous executive member of the Rainbow Nursing Interest Group that supports the 2SLGBTQi+ community.   She has also  been an Auxiliary Constable with the Halton Regional Police Service.

Steph Ouellet, VP Strategic Partnerships

Steph Ouellet is the Vice President of Strategic Partnerships at the Middlesex Hospital Alliance. He is an experienced leader with over 20 years of experience in areas of strategic planning, project/change management, financial/HR operations, communications & social media, and governance. Through increasingly challenging leadership roles in financial services, healthcare, and information technology sectors, he has built a reputation of delivering results and building trust.

Steph holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree with Honours in Management Information Systems from the University of Ottawa, and a Masters of Business Administration from the Richard Ivey School of Business at Western University.

Steph has also been involved in numerous volunteer/board activities, more recently as board chair of the London Regional Children’s Museum and a regional cabinet member of the Elgin-Middlesex United Way.

Tracy Wintermute, Director Human Resources & People

Tracy joined the MHA family in 2018. She is a certified human resources executive and brings extensive educational and practical leadership experience in areas such as compensation, organization development, recruitment, training, and labor relations. She is very outgoing with a focus on our people and their wellbeing.

Tracy actively participates on non-profit boards and is very community and family oriented.

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