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.

Rosemary Frketich, VP Clinical Services & Chief Nursing Officer

Rosemary comes to the MHA family with many years of healthcare experience in strategic planning, clinical operations and performance, nursing leadership and quality improvement.

Rosemary started her career as Registered Nurse in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at McMaster Children’s Hospital. Her career progression continued with maternal/newborn, nursing research and patient relations and risk management. She held the position of Advisor for Health Transformation at the HNHB LHIN and was seconded by Health Quality Ontario for the Behavioral Supports Ontario project to promote quality improvement across the province. Rosemary’s leadership experience includes Clinical Manager of the OR, PACU & Same Day Surgery at Hamilton Health Sciences, Regional Director of the Emergency Program at the Niagara Health System and Director of Client Experience & Outcomes at the Toronto Central CCAC.

Rosemary holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing Honors Degree from McMaster University (1990) and a Master of Health Sciences in Health Administration from the University of Toronto (2011). She is also an Accreditation Surveyor with Accreditation Canada. Her commitment to life long learning has resulted in the completion of many certificate programs and she is currently completing the Lean/Six Sigma Certificate Program at the University of Toronto.

Rosemary has also been actively involved in volunteerism throughout her life as a Director on various non-profit boards where she openly shares her knowledge and expertise.

“I am very excited to work with such dedicated and passionate individuals in the MHA family. Together we will ensure quality care and a great experience for our patients.”

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 who has focused on enhancing customer/patient experiences, empowering staff to succeed, and leveraging technology to improve business processes. Through increasingly challenging leadership roles in financial services (London Life), healthcare (London Health Sciences Centre, Thames Valley Family Health Team), and information technology (Blackberry), 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 the Western University.

Steph is a recipient of the Richard J. Schmeelk Canada Fellowship, and the Valued Contributor Award by the Paediatric Oncology Group of Ontario. He has also been involved in numerous volunteer/board activities, more recently as a board member of the London Regional Children’s Museum.

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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