Board of Directors

The Middlesex Hospital Alliance is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors, which consists of fifteen (15) elected (voting) and five (5) ex-officio (non-voting) members. 

The Board of Directors play an important leadership role in supporting the alliance’s strategic goals and directions, monitoring quality and overseeing financial resources while ensuring hospital services continue to meet the needs of our communities.

Board of Directors 2023-24

  • Melanie Stanley, Board Chair
  • Doug Albion, Vice Chair
  • Nan Brooks, Board Director
  • Dawn Butler, Board Director
  • Jaclyn Cairns, Vice Chair
  • Michael Clarke, Board Director
  • Shawn Gilhuly, Board Director
  • Ron McRae, Board Director
  • Catherine Osborne, Immediate Past Chair
  • Ashley Podolinsky, Board Director
  • Roland Shea, Board Director
  • Richard Trotter, Board Director
  • Cheryl Waters, Board Director
  • Sandy Whittall, Board Director


  • Dr Elisheva Chernick, Chief of Staff
  • Dr Jon Dryer, Deputy Chief of Staff
  • Dr Nualla Marshall, President of Medical Staff
  • Julie McBrien, President & CEO
  • Krista Shea, Chief Nursing Officer
  • Stacey Griffin, Coordinator of Board Affairs

Board Recruitment – Shape the Future of Rural Healthcare

Be an Integral Part of Governing Your Community Hospital – Seeking Board & Community Representatives

The Middlesex Hospital Alliance (MHA), comprising of Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital and Four Counties Health Services, is actively seeking candidates to join its Board of Directors and Board Committees for the 2024/25 term. The MHA Board of Directors is interested in extraordinary individuals who are willing to devote their time, energy and expertise to influence healthcare in rural Middlesex by providing valuable insights and leadership on a diverse range of policy and governance matters.

As a board member, you play a pivotal role and have a unique opportunity, during these challenging times in healthcare, to help shape healthcare for your community. We welcome applications from forward-thinking leaders residing in the area, eager to leverage their expertise for the betterment of the health and well-being of our communities.

Prospective candidates should demonstrate a strong commitment to the hospital and the community, possessing an awareness of the challenges faced by our two rural hospital sites and the broader healthcare system. Successful applicants should be prepared to actively participate in monthly board meetings and contribute to a committee. Additionally, board members have the opportunity to attend relevant Ontario Hospital Association governance education sessions. Directors are appointed for a three-year term, with a maximum tenure of nine years.

While prioritizing a skills-based board, the Middlesex Hospital Alliance is equally dedicated to ensuring that the composition of the board mirrors the diversity of the communities we serve. We encourage applications from individuals who can bring varied perspectives and experiences to the MHA mission.

Applicants are invited to bring their skills, experience and enthusiasm necessary to serve on our Board of Directors or on a Board Committee by submitting an application and resume to Stacey Griffin, Coordinator of Board Affairs at

Click here for our Board Recruitment Application Form

The following documents are for your information:

About MHA:
The Middlesex Hospital Alliance (MHA) is comprised of two fully accredited partner sites: Four Counties Health Services and Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital. A progressive, team-oriented and technologically adept organization of excellence, the MHA is creating a more integrated and seamless approach to treatment by embracing and seeking out partnerships, through collaboration and investing in people. This coordinated approach helps to ensure that a high level of service is provided, while reducing costs and continually enhancing quality.   

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