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3 new Directors appointed to OSMH Board at Annual General Meeting

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

(Wednesday, June 27, 2018 - Orillia, ON) – The OSMH Board of Directors welcomed 3 new Directors following the Corporation’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) and Inaugural Meeting of the new Board on Tuesday evening. 

Ligaya Byrch, Dr. Sheila Clark and Lawrence Pietras were approved by the corporate membership, along with incumbents Leigh Popov and Brian Sirbovan who were endorsed for second terms.  

Byrch is a former Director, Planning, Integration and Community Engagement with the North Simcoe Muskoka LHIN and has held leadership positions with the Barrie Community Health Centre, Barrie Community Family Health Team and the AIDS Committee of Simcoe County.   Clark is a registered nurse (RN) with a diverse international healthcare background that has included senior leadership and consulting positions in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and Canada.  Pietras has been employed by the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) for more than twenty years and is currently the Manager, Security Cyber Team, Security Bureau, and previously held the position of Deputy Directory of Information Technology (IT) and Telecommunications Services. 

“I’m excited about the blend of talent and expertise that the new Directors bring to an already strong Board,” said Dan Germain, who was confirmed for a second year as Board Chair, along with Vice-Chairs Al Scott and Popov.

The composition of the Board was reduced from 21 to 20 with approval of a by-law amendment that removes the ex-officio Board position reserved for a representative of Simcoe County Council.  It was noted that the hospital continues to actively engage the Council through the OSMH Community Engagement Committee and Simcoe County Hospital Alliance.  

OSMH President and CEO Pat Campbell, who will be retiring in July, was acknowledged at the AGM for the accomplishments and leadership she has provided during her tenure, including the establishment of the Integrated Medicine and Rehab Services (IMRS) Unit and the implementation of an Electronic Medical Record.   Carmine Stumpo, who will assume the position of President and CEO on July 16th, was also in attendance.         

The corporation also paid tribute to departing Board members Paulette Wilson and Michael McMurter who each completed 6 years on the Board.  A complete list of the new Board is available below and on the hospital’s website, www.osmh.on.ca under the About Us tab. 


About OrilliaSoldiers' MemorialHospital

Orillia Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital (OSMH) is located in Orillia, Ontario (just 114 kilometres north of Toronto) and serves more than 440,000 residents in North Simcoe Muskoka. OSMH provides a comprehensive range of programs and services, including medical, surgical and emergency care, dialysis, obstetrical and paediatric care, mental health and rehabilitation services. For more information please visit our website at www.osmh.on.ca.




OSMH Board of Directors

(as of June 26, 2018)


Elected Voting Members

Daniel Germain, Chair

Al Scott, 1st Vice-Chair 

Leigh Popov, 2nd Vice-Chair

Karen Barrer

Mario Benedetto

Ligaya Byrch

Dr. Sheila Clark

Margaret Martin

John Mattinson

Krista McKenzie

Lawrence Pietras

Brian Sirbovan


Ex-Officio Voting Members

Steve Clarke, Representative, City of Orillia
Chuck Penny, Representative, Royal Canadian Legion

Sheila Kirkland , Representative, Nurses Alumni


Ex-Officio Non-Voting Members

Pat Campbell, President and CEO, Secretary

Dr. Rose Zacharias, President, Medical Staff Association

Dr. David Evans, Vice President, Medical Staff Association

Dr. Nancy Merrow, Chief of Staff

Kari Simpson-Adams, Chief Nursing Executive

For more information or to arrange an interview, please contact:


Terry Dyni

Director,Community Relations



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