Board of Directors

Deep River and District Hospital is governed by a voluntary Board of Directors. There are nine elected and four appointed members.


The Board generally meets the fourth Wednesday of each month except July and August. Meetings are held at the Deep River and District Hospital at 6:30 p.m.


Everyone is welcome to attend the open portion of the agenda of the regularly-scheduled Board of Directors Meetings.


Board Members

  • Dr. Janet Gow, Chair
  • Dick Rabishaw, Vice-Chair
  • Brian Cheadle
  • Jenifer Bradley
  • Ken Philipose
  • Anne Giardini
  • Chris Carroll
  • Tracy Gendron
  • Mike Ward
  • Dr. Kathryn Kipp, Chief of Staff (non-voting)
  • Dr. Barbara Bushby, President, Medical Staff (non-voting)
  • Richard Bedard, Chief Executive Officer (non-voting)
  • Janna Hotson, Chief Nursing Executive (non-voting)

Board Committees

Click on each Committee title to read the Terms of Reference

Fiscal Advisory Committee Terms of Reference
Governance Committee Terms of Reference
Nominating Committee Terms of Reference
Patient and Family Advisory Council Committee Terms of Reference
Quality and Patient Safety Committee Terms of Reference
Resource and Audit Committee Terms of Reference

Strategic Planning and Partnership Terms of Reference


Board Meeting Schedule

Click here to see the Board and Committee Meeting Schedule


 The Board of Directors is Inviting New Members

Health Matters...and Good Governance Makes a Difference

The Deep River and District Hospital, the Four Seasons Lodge, and the North Renfew Family Health Team provide a comprehensive range of high-quality services. Anchored by the values of caring, excellence, safety, innovation, partnering and integrity, we strive to ensure an “excellent, compassionate health care experience, every time”.

The Board of Directors for the Deep River and District Hospital, the Four Seasons Lodge and the North Renfew Family Health Team is seeking new Board Members and Community Members for Board Committees for a period of one to three years. To assist you in fulfilling your oversight responsibility, we will offer education in governance, quality, and strategic planning as well as full orientation to the hospital. We would like to meet with you to discuss your interest, your role and the expected commitment.

To get involved in the governance of your local healthcare organizations, through serving as a Board Member or as a Community Committee Member, you are encouraged to download the application form below or contact amy.joyce@drdh.org. The deadline for submission is 4:00 pm on Monday, April 15, 2019.

Click here to access the application form.