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GRH Board membership

Grand River Hospital’s Board of Directors includes the following individuals. In addition to attending monthly Board meetings, members also take part in several committees focusing on specific areas of the hospital’s activities.

Our Board members include:
  • Mr. Geoff Bellew, Chair
  • Ms.Janice Deganis, Vice Chair
  • Mr. Paul Hendrikse, Treasurer
  • Ms. Tracy Elop, Past Chair
  • Mr. Malcolm Maxwell, Secretary, Ex-Officio- President and CEO
  • Dr. Gagan Sarkaria, Ex-officio- President, Medical Association
  • Dr. Peter Potts, Ex-officio- Joint Chief of Staff, Grand River Hospital and St. Mary’s General Hospital
  • Ms. Karin Olson, Ex-officio- Vice President of Clinical Services and Chief Nursing Executive
  • Ms. Diane Freeman, Ex-officio- City of Waterloo Representative
  • Mr. Zyg Janecki, Ex-officio- City of Kitchener Representative
  • Mr. Berry Vrbanovic, Ex-officio- Region of Waterloo Representative
  • Ms. Beryl Collingwood
  • Mr. David Graham
  • Mr. Paul Hendrikse
  • Dr. Harry Hoediono
  • Ms. Pamela Maki
  • Mr. Kent Rice
  • Mr. James Schlegel
  • Ms. Heather Wakeling
  • Mr. Ross Wells

Our committees and sub-committees include the following individuals:

Resources Committee
  • Paul Hendrikse (Chair)
  • Diane Freeman
  • David Graham
  • James Schlegel
  • Ross Wells
  • Jeff Hendrikse (Non-Director)

Quality and Patient Safety Committee
  • Janice Deganis (Chair)
  • Pamela Maki
  • Kent Rice
  • Heather Wakeling
  • David Uffelmann (Non-Director)
Governance and Community Engagement Committee
  • Harry Hoediono (Chair)
  • Beryl Collingwood
  • Zyg Janecki
  • Berry Vrbanovic
Audit Committee
  • Kent Rice (Chair)
  • Tracy Elop
  • Gary Baker (Non-Director)

Pension Committee (sub-committee of Resources Committee)
  • David Graham (Chair)
  • Janice Deganis
  • Ted Bleaney (Non-Director)
  • Doug Brock (Non-Director)
  • Robin Stanton (Non-Director)

Compensation and Executive Resources Committee
  • Geoff Bellew (Chair)
  • Janice Deganis
  • Tracy Elop
  • Paul Hendrikse
  • James Schlegel

  • Chair: Geoff Bellew
  • Board Vice-Chair and Quality and Patient Safety Committee Chair: Janice Deganis
  • Resources Committee Chair: Paul Hendrikse
  • Governance and Community Engagement Committee Chair: Harry Hoediono
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