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 2019-20 Board members include:
  • Dr. Harry Hoediono, Chair
  • Ms. Sandra Hanmer, First Vice-Chair
  • Mr. David Graham, Second Vice-Chair
  • Mr. Gary Pooley, Treasurer
  • Mr. Ron Gagnon, Secretary, Ex-Officio- President and CEO
  • Ms. Janice Deganis, Past Chair
  • Dr. Peter Potts, Ex-officio- Joint Chief of Staff, Grand River Hospital and St. Mary’s General Hospital
  • Ms. Robinne Hauck, Ex-officio- Interim Chief Nursing Executive
  • Mr. Jim Erb, Region of Waterloo Representative
  • Mr. Rob Hall
  • Mr. Larry Kotseff
  • Ms. Christine Michaud, City of Kitchener Representative
  • Mr. Ken Seiling
  • Ms. Jen Vasic, City of Waterloo Representative
  • Ms. Rita Westbrook
  • Ms. Karen Wetteskind
  • Mr. Xavier Vallverdu



Our 2019-20 Board committees and sub-committees include the following individuals: 

Resources Committee:

  • Gary Pooley (Chair)
  • Jim Erb
  • Rob Hall
  • Larry Kotseff
  • Xavier Vallverdu
  • Kirk Miller (Community Member)


Quality and Patient Safety Committee:

  • Sandra Hanmer (Chair)
  • David Graham
  • Christine Michaud
  • Jen Vasic
  • Rita Westbrook
  • Kari Sootiens (Appointed Staff Representative)

Governance and Community Engagement Committee:

  • Larry Kotseff (Chair)
  • Sandra Hanmer
  • Xavier Vallverdu
  • Sue Robertson (Community Member)

Audit Committee:

  • Rob Hall (Chair)
  • Larry Kotseff
  • Gary Pooley
  • Jim Dalgliesh (Community Member)
  • Jim Harper (Community Member)
  • Christopher O'Connor (Community Member)

Pension Committee (sub-committee of Resources Committee):

  • Xavier Vallverdu (Chair)
  • Rob Hall
  • Gary Pooley
  • Ted Bleaney (Community Member)
  • Doug Brock (Community Member)
  • Robin Stanton (Community Member)

Executive Committee:

  • Chair: Dr. Harry Hoediono
  • Past Chair: Janice Deganis
  • First Vice-Chair: Sandra Hanmer
  • Second Vice-Chair: David Graham
  • Treasurer: Gary Pooley