Dr. Yves Pelletier (PhD) brings more than 25 years of experience in policy development, government relations, research and innovation, human resources management, complex project management and more to the KDH Board. He currently serves as Associate Vice-President, Francophonie, at the University of Ottawa, and has served in a variety of roles within other Canadian universities. He also worked in government both at the federal and provincial level, including a mandate as the Assistant Deputy Minister for Post-Secondary Education for the Government of New Brunswick, with oversight responsibility for public and private universities and community colleges in New Brunswick. Dr. Pelletier holds a PhD from Queen’s University where his scholarship focuses on public memory and commemoration. He currently sits on the Board of Directors for the Governor General’s Canadian Leadership Conference and Osteopathy Canada. He returned to the National Capital Region after a 10-year absence in 2020; he is a resident of North Grenville.
A global technology leader and certified Director (INSEAD Business School) with more than 20 years’ experience in technology and innovation, Ginette Bebeung brings extensive expertise in corporate governance, organizational strategy, global operations, supply chain management and strategic negotiations to the Board. With a background in Information Technology, she specializes in Digital Transformation and has had the opportunity to apply her skills in various industries (including medical devices and wellness), and on five continents. Ms. Bebeung currently serves as Executive Vice President, Governance and Strategy, with Searidge Technologies of Ottawa. Previously she served as Searidge’s Director of Operations, and prior to that was Technical Project Manager, Hardware Design, with Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS in Erlangen, Germany. A practitioner of collaborative decision making, Ms. Bebeung is looking forward to helping to shape the future of KDH.
Helen Zipes is an experienced healthcare leader and consultant who has worked in many facets of the healthcare continuum. She is a former Physiotherapist with more than 35 years’ experience. Ms. Zipes obtained her B.Sc. (P.T.) from McGill University and her M.B.A. from the University of Ottawa. She spent 28 years at The Ottawa Hospital (TOH), including the Civic and Riverside Hospitals prior to amalgamation; her career at TOH culminated in the Senior Management Team role of Clinical Director of Rehabilitation and the Academic Family Health Team. Ms. Zipes has chaired and participated on numerous regional, provincial and federal committees and is a former member of the Fitness to Practice and Discipline Committee of The Board of Physiotherapists of Ontario. She currently also serves on the Board of FOCUS Accreditation. She is passionate about quality healthcare and safety and is delighted to serve on the KDH Board.
Shawn Mincoff is a Chartered Professional Accountant currently advising public and high growth private companies as MNP LLP’s Regional Assurance Partner for the Eastern Ontario region. With more than 20 years’ experience and technical expertise, he advises in a broad range of areas, such as financial reporting, corporate governance, and regulatory and statutory compliance. He has extensive experience helping private companies with their “go public” transaction and the transition into their new compliance requirements. Mr. Mincoff earned a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Carleton University. He has focused his volunteer efforts on organizations with the highest impact on children, having served on the board of the CHEO Foundation and as a member of the finance committee for Habitat for Humanity; he currently serves on the finance committee for the Canadian Pediatric Society. Mr. Mincoff is excited to continue his community service by bringing his skills to the board of Kemptville District Hospital.
André Carrière is currently the Manager of Patient Care Services for Forensics Rehab at The Royal. He is a Registered Nurse who is an expert in Quality Improvement and Patient Centered Care. Working more than 17 years in Mental Health, he has led and supported a number of projects and risk management initiatives that have advanced quality, safety and the involvement of patients and families in care. Mr. Carrière has worked in various nursing and administrative settings within The Royal. He has worked in the community as a nurse and as the manager of the Mood and Crisis Inpatient Unit as well as the Forensics Rehab Inpatient Unit. While working at Accreditation Canada, he worked as a Quality Assessor and as an Accreditation Specialist. During this period, Mr. Carrière completed his Lean Yellow Belt as well as a Certificate in Project Management. He also gained experience in standard interpretation. He holds a Masters of Health Administration Degree from Ottawa University in addition to his R.N. credentials. He is also a Certified Health Executive with the Canadian College of Health Leaders (CCHL). Mr. Carrière has served in his community as a Director and Member of the Finance Committee as well as the lead in the Quality Improvement Working Group of the Orléans-Cumberland Community Resource Centre. He also served a one-year elected position on the Board of Governors of St. Laurence College.
As Chief Digital Officer at the Health Standards Organization (HSO) and its affiliate, Accreditation Canada, Amy E. Yee leads enterprise digital platforms, IT services, infrastructure, marketing and communications, and a transformation portfolio that includes digital transformation of the stakeholder experience from employees, partners and surveyors, to health service providers and patients around the world. Prior to joining HSO, she traveled the world working closely with CEOs, business leaders and their customers to map exciting business opportunities to powerful digital strategies and solutions. Her clients have included Fortune 500 global insurance companies, and companies ranging from healthcare, energy, engineering, and manufacturing to law firms. Ms. Yee speaks regularly on a variety of topics in cities around the world including Tokyo, New York, Washington, Toronto and Las Vegas. She has a background in venture capital and entrepreneurship, a degree in electrical engineering, and UX certification from the Nielsen Norman Group. She also has more than 12 years’ combined experience as a director on non-profit boards, and in 2015, she won a Forty Under 40 Award in her hometown of Ottawa, Canada.
Jeff Nolan is a senior sales and transformation leader currently serving as Associate Partner, Advise Move & Build, Public Sector, with IBM Canada. In this role he is responsible for supporting Canada’s digital transformation and Journey to the Cloud. Having worked within the high tech industry since 1995, Mr. Nolan understands technology and its alignment with business operations. When required, he initiates radical shifts in business processes and operations to optimize brand awareness in support of his customers. Prior to joining IBM, Mr. Nolan was with Mitel Ottawa, where he held a series of progressively responsible positions, culminating in his role as Global Vice President, Mitel-Connected Guests. He is currently a lecturer at Ottawa’s Algonquin College. Mr. Nolan joined the KDH Board in 2018; as a Board member, he is committed to helping KDH grow and expand its services to the community. He and his family have made their home in Kemptville since 2007.
Andrew Vignuzzi is a senior technology and operations leader with demonstrated success in organizational transformation through analysis of key drivers to growth followed by the leveraging of core disciplines to transform the customer experience. His technology and venture capital experience provide him with a disciplined understanding of financial metrics, margins, and bottom line growth. In April of 2018, Mr. Vignuzzi was appointed Vice President of Information Technology Infrastructure at Canopy Growth in Smiths Falls, Ontario. Previous roles include CEO at Magellan Luxury Hotels (Winnipeg), Partner at VenGrowth (Ottawa), Senior Product Manager at Nortel, Ottawa, and Project Officer in the Canadian Armed Forces, where he served for 12 years. Mr. Vignuzzi holds an MBA from the University of Ottawa, a Master of Science, Engineering from Queen’s University, and a Bachelor of Engineering (Engineering Physics) from the Royal Military College of Canada. He is pleased to bring his skills in helping bridge business, technology and finance to the KDH Board. Mr. Vignuzzi is a resident of Burritts Rapids, Ontario.
Erin Bonokoski is a Vice President with Crestview Strategy, based out of the Ottawa Office. She brings more than a decade of senior strategic communications, campaign and public affairs experience in both the public and private sectors, providing critical insight and first-hand experience working across all government departments to influence decision makers and implement results driven campaigns. Ms. Bonokoski was most recently the Director of Communications and Public Affairs at Health Standards Organization and Accreditation Canada, two global not-for-profit healthcare organizations dedicated to quality and safety in 38 countries and in more than 15,000 locations. Previously, she served as Director of Strategic Communications to then Prime Minister Stephen Harper, overseeing all proactive government communications including events, announcements, legislation, policies, and reports. Ms. Bonokoski was also the Manager of Operations for the 2015 election Leader’s Tour. She earned degrees in Political Studies (Honours) and History (Honours) from Trent University and a Post-Graduate Certificate in Public Relations and Communications from Humber College. She also has a Strategic Communications and Change Certificate from the University of Ottawa.
A relatively new Kemptville resident, Elizabeth MacPherson was Chairperson of the Canada Industrial Relations Board from January 2008 to December 2014. Prior to that appointment, she was the Director General of the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service. Elizabeth holds a B.A. in Industrial Relations from McGill University and an LL.B. and LL.M. from the University of Ottawa. She has been a practising labour mediator since 1978 and now runs her own business, Athena Dispute Resolution Services. In 2012, Elizabeth was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for her contribution to labour relations in Canada.