Julie McBrien, President & Chief Executive Officer

Julie McBrien was appointed to the position of Presidnet & CEO, effective February 28, 2023.

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.

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.


Chief Financial Officer – VACANT

Krista Shea, Interim VP Clinical Services & Chief Nursing Officer

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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