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:
  • Ms. Janice Deganis, Chair 
  • Dr. Harry Hoediono, Vice Chair 
  • Mr. David Graham, Treasurer
  • Mr. Ron Gagnon, Secretary, Ex-Officio- President and CEO
  • Dr. Brian Hanna, Ex-officio- President, Medical Association
  • Dr. Peter Potts, Ex-officio- Joint Chief of Staff, Grand River Hospital and St. Mary’s General Hospital
  • Ms. Judy Linton, Ex-officio- Vice President of Clinical Services and Chief Nursing Executive
  • Ms. Diane Freeman, Ex-officio- City of Waterloo Representative
  • Ms. Debbie Chapman, Ex-officio- City of Kitchener Representative
  • Mr. Berry Vrbanovic, Ex-officio- Region of Waterloo Representative
  • Mr. Dave Bennett
  • Mr. Rob Hall
  • Ms. Sandra Hanmer
  • Mr. Paul Hendrikse
  • Mr. Larry Kotseff
  • Dr. Josephine McMurray
  • Mr. Gary Pooley
  • Ms. Sue Robertson
  • Mr. James Schlegel
  • Mr. Stephen Spracklin
  • Ms. Heather Wakeling
  • Ms. Karen Wetteskind



Our Board committees and sub-committees include the following individuals: 

Resources Committee:

  • David Graham (Chair)
  • Dave Bennett
  • Rob Hall
  • Paul Hendrikse
  • Gary Pooley
  • Heather Wakeling
  • Kirk Miller (Community Member)
  • Xavier Vallverdu (Community Member)


Quality and Patient Safety Committee:

  • Harry Hoediono (Chair)
  • Sandra Hanmer
  • Larry Kotseff
  • Dr. Josephine McMurray
  • Karen Wetteskind
  • Geoff Bellew (Community Member)
  • Laura Robertson (Community Member)
  • Christine Bruce (Appointed Staff Representative)

Governance and Community Engagement Committee:

  • Sandra Hanmer (Chair)
  • Diane Freeman
  • Larry Kotseff
  • Sue Robertson
  • Heather Wakeling
  • Geoff Bellew (Community Member)
  • Xavier Vallverdu (Community Member)

Audit Committee:

  • James Schlegel (Chair)
  • David Graham
  • Larry Kotseff
  • Gary Pooley
  • Jim Dalgliesh (Community Member)


Pension Committee (sub-committee of Resources Committee):

  • David Graham (Chair)
  • Dave Bennett
  • Paul Hendrikse
  • Ted Bleaney (Community Member)
  • Doug Brock (Community Member)
  • Robin Stanton (Community Member)

Executive Committee:

  • Chair: Janice Deganis
  • Board Vice-Chair, Quality and Patient Safety Committee Chair: Harry Hoediono
  • Resources Committee Chair: David Graham
  • Governance Committee Chair: Sandra Hanmer