Board of Directors

Meet our Board of Directors

Dan Wilson, Chair of the Board

Dan Wilson Retired from Ford Motor Company. Formerly Financial Analysis Manager, Windsor Operations.

Appointed: 2012

Education: B.A., Honors B. Comm., MBA.

Other Volunteer Work: St. Clair College Board of Governors, Katelyn Bedard Bone Marrow Association Board, Parkwood Gospel Temple Board, Board Member & Treasurer of the Downtown Mission, participation in Student Nutrition Programs.

Family: Married to Gloria with three children, and three grandchildren.

Favourite Saying: "To whom much is given, much is required." - Luke 12:48

Lynne Watts, Past Chair

Lynne Watts Retired V.P., Administration St. Clair College.

Appointed: 2007

Education: Honours Business Administration, University of Windsor.

Committees: Chair of the Board of Directors, Chair of Governance/Nominating & Executive Committees. 

Other Volunteer Work: Board of Directors of Windsor Regional Hospital; member of Friends of Women's Studies, University of Windsor; Board member and volunteer, Windsor International Film Festival; member of Board of St. Leonard's Windsor and St. Leonard's National Society; Board member of Windsor Endowment for the Arts.

Anthony Paniccia, Vice Chair

Anthony Paniccia Accountant, KPMG

Appointed: 2012

Committees: Treasurer of Board, Chair of Finance/Audit & Resources Committee, Member of Governance/Nominating, and Advocacy Committee

Other Volunteer Work: Treasurer Windsor Essex Country Sports Hall of Fame

Favourite Saying: "Imagination is more important the knowledge." Albert Einstein.

Michael Lavoie, Treasurer

Michael Lavoie Retired from Libro Credit Union. Formerly Executive VP & CFO

Appointed: 2018

Education: CPA, CGA

Committees: Member of Finance/Audit and Resources

Other Volunteer Work: Board President, Essex County Nurse Practitioner-Led Clinic. Former Board member Essex Community Services.

Family: Married to Jackie with two daughters

Favourite Saying: "If you think you can, you can. If you think you can't, you're right." Mark Twain

Penny Allen, Board Member

Penny Allen Retired Superintendent of Business for the Greater Essex County District School Board.

Appointed: 2018

Education: Honours Bachelor of Commerce (University of Windsor), CPA, CA (Chartered Accountant)

Committees: Finance/Audit & Resources Committee

Other Volunteer Work: University of Windsor Board of Governors - University of Windsor Board of Governors - Chair, Municipal Retirees Organization Ontario (OMERS retirees) - Treasurer, A Book of My Own Literacy Campaign - Treasurer, Ontario School Board Insurance Exchange - Chair

Family: Married to Brian with two children and one grandchild

Arvind Arya, Board Member

Arvind AryaChief Financial Officer of the Windsor Laser Eye Institute Inc.

Appointed: 2012

Education: CPA - Illinois, USA; FCA - Institute of Chartered Accountants of India; LL.B. - University of Delhi, India

Committees: Treasurer of Board, Chair of Finance/Audit & Resources Committee, Member of Governance/Nominating, and Advocacy Committee; 

Other Volunteer Work: Chair  and President - Dr. Fouad Tayfour Charitable Foundation, Member - Assistance to Widows Committee, Canadian World Education Foundation (CWEF), Former Board Member - CWEF, Former Board Member - Essex, Kent and Lambton District Health Council (predecessor of LHIN), Former Board Member - Harmony in Action; Former Board Member - Windsor Regional Hospital Foundation.

Family: Married to Seema with two daughters, Sumedha and Rigya.

Favourite Saying: "Be the change that you want to see in the world," Mahatma Gandhi."

Cynthia Bissonnette, Board Member

Cynthia Bissonnette Retired from St. Clair College as Director of Strategic Planning Health Sciences and Nursing

Appointed: 2018

Education: Diploma Nursing from St, Clair College (1975), Bachelor of Science in Nursing from University of Windsor (1994), Master of Science in Nursing from University of Windsor (2004).

Healthcare: Cynthia began her career as a hospital nurse. In 1985, she joined the faculty at St. Clair College in the Practical, Diploma, and Collaborative Nursing programs. As her career continued she held the positions of Chairperson for the School of Nursing followed by Director of Strategic Planning for Health Sciences and Nursing, where she was directly involved in the clinical design, technology, and simulation labs for the Centre for Applied Health Sciences.

Committees: Windsor Regional Hospital Board of Directors and Quality of Care Committee. 

Other Volunteer Work: President Retiree Association of St. Clair College, President Ladies Golf League.

Family: Married to Rick, with two children and three grandchildren.

Patricia France, Board Member

Patricia France President, St. Clair College

Appointed: 2014

Education: Master of Education Candidate, Bachelor of Education, Business Information Systems

Committees: Member of Finance/Audit & Resources, and H.R. Sub-Committee 

Other Volunteer Work: Member of the Board and the Executive of the Windsor-Essex Smart Community, Chairs the Technology Leadership Committee under the Smart Community initiative and is the Vice President representative of the Coordinating Committee of Vice Presidents Academic of the Ontario colleges.

Family: Married to Don and has one son, Steven.

Dr. Laurie Freeman, Board Member

Dr. Laurie Freeman Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Nursing-University of Windsor

Appointed: 2016

Education: Bachelors of Science in Nursing from the University of Windsor (1987), Masters of Science in Nursing-Adult Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (1999) from Wayne State University, and her Doctorate in Nursing - Biobehavioral Health (2012) from the University of Michigan.

Healthcare Experience: Dr. Freeman has worked in health care for over 29 years in many different roles in Canada and the United States. She is the Primary Health Care Nurse Practitioner Program Graduate Coordinator and the Coordinator for the Oncology Palliative Care Diploma Program. Her areas of research interest include Oncology (Breast Cancer), Survivorship, Palliative Care, Cognitive Impairment and the Student Experience within Post-Secondary Education.

Genevieve Isshak, Board Member

Genevieve Isshak Clinical Director of Residential and Outreach Services, Hiatus

Appointed: 2018

Education: B.S.W., M.S.W., University of Windsor, Registered Social Worker 

Committee Membership: Quality of Care

Other Volunteer Work: Former Board Member, Windsor-Essex Children’s Aid Society and Windsor-Essex Children’s Aid Foundation, Former Board Member, ASSIST (Assisting Individuals Secure Tomorrow), London, ON, Former Board Member, EDAL (Eating Disorder Association of London)

Family: Married to Steve

Favourite Saying: “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world: indeed, it's the only thing that ever has.” Margaret Mead

Paul Lachance, Board Member

Paul Lachance Retired Principal, Conseil scolaire catholique Providence

Appointed: 2018

Education: Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Education (Université d’Ottawa)

Committees: Quality of Care and Services en français/French Language Services

Other Volunteer Work: President of the Board - Entité de planification des services de santé en français Érié-St. Clair/Sud-Ouest, Board Member and member of the Comité de vérification et de déontologie - Caisse populaire Sud-Ouest Ontario inc. and President of the Finance committee - Paroisse Saint-Jérôme, Windsor

Family: Married to Jacqueline Bélanger with one son.

Leanne Leech, Board Member

Leanne Leech Manager External Reporting Chrysler Canada

Appointed: 2010

Occupation: Chartered Accountant

Committees: Member of Finance/Audit & Resources, and Governance/Nominating Committee 

Other Volunteer Work: Past member of numerous not profit boards including Windsor Essex County Health Unit; Art Gallery of Windsor; Cystic Fibrosis-Windsor Chapter

Favourite Saying: "Live each day to its fullest."

John Leontowicz, Board Member

John Leontowicz Chief of Police, Town of LaSalle
Retired-Royal Canadian Mounted Police.

Appointed: 2011

Education: Certificate Public Administration-University of Windsor Certificate Business Administration-University of Regina Certified Municipal Manager

Committees: Member of H.R. Sub-Committee, and Governance/Nominating Committee; Member Finance, Audit & Resources

Family: Married to Debbie with two sons

Pam Skillings, Board Member

Pam Skillings Retired Principal: John McGivney Children's Centre School Authority

Appointed: 2014

Education: B.A, B.Ed, M.Ed University of Windsor

Committees: Member of Governance/Nominating, Advocacy, Quality of Care, and Patient and Caregiver Council

Other Volunteer Work: Board of directors for House of Sophrosyne, Family Respite

Dr. Gary Ing, ex-officio

Dr. Gary Ing Chief of Staff, Windsor Regional Hospital

Appointed: 1995

Education: U of Windsor. B Sc 1973, U of Western Ontario. M D. 1977, Fellowship from the College of Canadian Physicians of Canada. 1994

Family: Married to Grace, 35 years children are Christopher, Pamela, Cynthia, Jeremy.

Favourite Saying: "Let's have a meeting."

Karen McCullough, ex-officio

Karen McCullough Vice President, Acute Care Services/Chief Nursing Executive

Education: RN, B.A., B.Ed., M.Ed.

Profession: Served in various leadership roles at Windsor Regional Hospital since 1986. In 2013, Karen became the Chief Operating Officer in addition to Chief Nursing Executive.

David Musyj, ex-officio non-voting

David Musyj President & CEO, Windsor Regional Hospital

Appointed: 2007

Education: LL.B, University of Windsor; J.D., University of Detroit

Profession: Served as the Vice President of Corporate and Medical Affairs before taking on the role of President and CEO of WRH 

Family: Married to Elizabeth with one son, Maxim

Favourite Saying: "Live as if you were to die tomorrow, learn as if you were to live forever." Gandhi

Dr. Joslyn Warwaruk, ex-officio

Dr. Joslyn Warwaruk President, Professional Staff

Appointed: 2018

Dr. Anil Dhar, ex-officio

Dr. Anil Dhar Vice-President, Professional Staff

Appointed: 2018

Dr. Anat Ravid, ex-officio

Dr. Anat Ravid Vice-President, Professional Staff

Appointed: 2019

2018 Board of Directors

2018 Board of Directors