Agendas and minutes

Attending a board meeting 

ARH Board of Directors Accountability Statement

Corporate By-laws

ARH Board-Appointed Professional Staff By-Law – June 2023


Cathy Jordan

Chair, Board of Directors | Board member since 2019


Cathy has extensive experience and a passion for health and social services. She joined the Board of Directors because she wants to support ARH in minimizing the challenges and maximizing the opportunities to best serve the health of people living in Arnprior and the surrounding communities.

Over the course of Cathy’s career, she has worked with community hospitals, community health and resource centres, Public Health, VON, St. Elizabeth Health Care, Rideau Valley DHC and the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care and as an independent consultant.  Cathy was also the Executive Director of the Western Ottawa Community Resource Centre – a position she held for 14 years.

Cathy and her husband have two children and three grandchildren and live in Calabogie.


Jenny Buckley

Chair, Quality Committee | Member, Governance Committee | Board Member Since 2019


Jenny Buckley has more than twenty years of health policy experience, examining issues and challenges across the continuum of health care. She is currently a Senior Program Lead with Healthcare Excellence Canada. Jenny is a graduate of the University of Western Ontario (MA History), and the University of London (MSc Public Policy and Management).

Jenny’s desire to serve on the Board stems from her great appreciation for the work and approach of community hospitals. Growing up in the Niagara region, four generations of her family have been well-served by a community hospital. In addition, Jenny led the Canadian Medical Association’s work on the social determinants of health and health equity and is looking forward to utilizing those learnings to support Arnprior Regional Health’s work on improving the health of the community.

In her spare time, Jenny is an avid scuba diver spending as much time as she can exploring the underwater world of the St. Lawrence River; and whenever possible the ocean blue. Her dogs Dempsey and Keller make sure to keep her on her toes.


Beth Ciavaglia

Member, Governance Committee | Member, Quality Committee | Board member since 2022


Beth was born and raised in Ottawa. Growing up in a medical family, becoming a physiotherapist was a natural fit. Beth has worked most of her career in acute care, but also worked in private practice and now is a member of the leadership team in a long-term care home. She completed her Masters of Health Administration in 2021.

Having walked the patient journey herself, she is a fierce advocate for the patient voice in all things. She is the Vice Chair of the Patient and Family Advisory Council for the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research and a Patient Ambassador for the Canadian Institute for Health Research. She has been published in health information management publications as well as breast cancer publications.

She is the proud wife, Mother to two great kids, and a new puppy named Marty McFly.

In her new role, she hopes to uplift person-directed care and act as a voice of social justice in health care.


Richard (Rick) Holock

Board member since 2023


As a retired business owner and community leader, Rick Holock understands local healthcare providers’ challenges and how we must work together to build systems that support people living healthier lives.

Rick brings an impressive career in benefits consulting and strong community engagement as a volunteer. As part of his professional life, Rick oversaw benefits consulting agencies as President and Principal, including work with hospitals, school boards, post-secondary institutions, and municipal governments. He has also demonstrated his wide corporate finance and governance knowledge through active engagement with several condominium associations.

After retiring in 2010, Rick has dedicated much of his spare time to supporting seniors active living in the Calabogie area. Rick served as a Director and President of the Calabogie Seniors Club and as an assistant to the Captain of the Calabogie Seniors’ Golf League. Rick now resides in Arnprior.


Oliver Jacob

Chair, Governance Committee | Member, Quality Committee | Board member since 2020


Born and raised in Renfrew County, Oliver is an engaged community leader, youth advocate and volunteer who has worked in rural communities across the region.

Since 2018, Oliver has served as one of the youngest municipal councillors in the history of the Township of McNab/Braeside. As a municipal politician, Oliver champions community engagement, community safety and well-being, and supports programs that increase affordable housing options through the Greater Arnprior Community Council on Poverty and Homelessness.  He also brings proven leadership experience through various volunteer roles including as a Board Director of Arnprior Regional Health, former Co-Chair of the Renfrew County Youth Network and as an Advisory Council and Investment Committee volunteer with United Way East Ontario.

After completing a Bachelor of Arts with double major in History and Politics at Acadia University in Nova Scotia, Oliver returned to Renfrew County to serve his constituents in McNab/Braeside and to start his career working with both the Town of Arnprior and the Labour Market Group of Renfrew and Lanark. These professional experiences have demonstrated the need for strong policies that listen to the unique needs of rural residents, businesses and community groups and that provide real leadership on key local issues like housing, education, health care, food security, infrastructure renewal, broadband internet, cellular service and much more.

Oliver’s commitment to serve on the ARH Board is driven by his desire to contribute his experience in governance, community engagement and communications to help further support his community.


Peter (Pete) Kenny, P.Eng, MBA

Board member since 2023


Pete Kenny has been fortunate to call our vibrant community his home throughout his life. This deep connection to the Town has instilled in him genuine care for its well-being, especially in the realm of health care. Recognizing the invaluable role played by Arnprior Regional Health and the local healthcare system, Pete is immensely grateful for the services it provides, and he is determined to contribute to its continued success.

In his day job, Pete is an executive overseeing operations for M. Sullivan & Son Limited, a distinguished construction company headquartered in Arnprior. With an established background in institutional construction as well as decades of experience in project management, Pete brings valuable insight and a comprehensive understanding of the intricacies involved in infrastructure development and corporate governance.

Pete excels at developing organizational structure and fostering alignment and accountability to achieve corporate objectives. His ability to think critically and strategically will contribute to advancing the organization’s goals and enhancing the delivery of healthcare services to the community.

In his personal life, Pete resides in Arnprior as an empty nester with his wife, Kim. While he takes great joy in connecting with his grown children — Jared, Logan, and Mason — Pete finds fulfillment in taking getaways with Kim, spending time at the family farm, embarking on white-water paddling trips, and exploring trails on his mountain bike.


Borys Koba

Board member since 2023


As a retired public servant, Borys Koba feels that our current healthcare system is facing a number of challenges and is very interested in contributing to improving healthcare services both locally and nationally.

With a formal electrical and nuclear engineering education, Borys spent the first half of his career in the private sector, from consulting to academia to high tech. One highlight included working as the project manager for the first telemedicine experiment delivering patient care by satellite. In the second half of his career, Borys moved into the public sector, working at an executive level with the Government of Canada. While formally retired, he now takes on part-time consulting engagements to provide independent project reviews within the Federal Government.

Borys lives in Stittsville, and over the years, he has enjoyed kayaking on the Madawaska River.


Dr. Susan Kurian

President, Medical Staff



Colleen MacPhee

Member, Governance Committee | Member, Quality Committee | Board member since 2022


Colleen MacPhee is a registered nurse with extensive experience in mental health and addictions.  Colleen has worked in a variety of roles and settings including primary care, acute inpatient, mobile crisis, outpatient, and community services. She recently held the role of Director of Addictions and Mental Health Services at Rideauwood Addiction and Family Services.

Colleen has been recognized as a leader in program planning and development with a history of successful and sustained change through her contributions as a member of local, provincial, and federal planning initiatives in health care and nursing. She is extremely passionate about high-quality, efficient, and effective care for patients and has a great understanding of how social determinants impact the health and well-being of patients.

Colleen does not shy away from any initiatives or work that helps improve outcomes for those in need of care. She is also recognized for her ability to build relationships and work collaboratively with others for the greater good.

Colleen is currently working with National Defence in the Directorate of Health Services Quality and Performance.

As a mother to three boys, she and her husband spent most winters at the hockey arenas and summers camping at Black Donald Lake in Calabogie.


Curtis McGrath

Chair, Resource Planning and Audit Committee | Member, Quality Committee | Board member since 2021


Curtis McGrath is a Treasury, Tax & Compliance Leader with LivePerson, a NASDAQ-listed AI Company.  Prior to this, Curtis held several accounting roles in technology companies within the San Francisco and Ottawa areas.

Curtis provides the ARH Board of Directors with a knowledge of fiscal responsibility that is critical to any scaling healthcare organization.  Curtis understands the integral role that ARH serves in Arnprior’s rapidly growing community.  Prior to joining ARH, Curtis was an active volunteer for seven years with the Canadian Cancer Society’s Relay For Life.

Curtis and his wife, Jessica, live in Arnprior. In his spare time, Curtis enjoys kayaking, camping, golfing and cross country skiing throughout the Ottawa Valley.


 

Dr. Florin Padeanu

Chief of Staff




Robin Sully

Member, Quality Committee | Member, Resource Planning and Audit Committee | Board member since 2017


Robin, her husband and children moved from Montreal to rural West Carleton in 1982. It was Robin’s experience as a cancer patient that inspired her to join the board as it made her keenly aware of the importance of empowering patients and listening to their voices as key health system stakeholders. With her appreciation of our health care system and the medical profession, she is currently in remission and enthusiastic about using her energy and skills to contribute back to the healthcare system.

In addition to her valuable patient perspective, Robin also brings a range of experience in the areas of legal/regulatory issues, government relations, public policy development, strategic planning, program planning/evaluation, governance/risk management, not-for-profit or charity leadership as well as eagerness to learn.

Robin is most proud of her wonderful, engaged children. She feels fortunate to have had the opportunity to work with and support the difference-makers committed to economic, social and political rights and advancing the rights of marginalized individuals. Robin herself has long worked as a champion of human rights and social justice. She was Director of International Development for the Canadian Bar Association from 1994 to 2013, where she managed projects in over 30 countries in Asia, Africa, the Caribbean and Central and Eastern Europe. She sat on the Rule of Law and Access to Justice Working Group for the UN Commission on Legal Empowerment of the Poor. In 2013, she received the inaugural Commonwealth Lawyers Association Rule of Law Award and in 2014 the Walter S. Tarnopolsky award for Human Rights.

Robin serves as the co-chair of the Ottawa-Gatineau Multiple Myeloma Support Group, is a member of the Ottawa-Gatineau Myeloma March Committee and the chair of the Ontario Advocacy Committee for Multiple Myeloma. She is also a past member of the Board of the International Commission of Jurists and is past chair and advisor to the Pro Bono Committee of the International Bar Association. Currently, Robin sits on the Board of Justice Education Society of B.C.

Robin enjoys an active lifestyle. Living on a farm on Galetta Side Road, gives her the opportunity to enjoy her horses and gardening. She also cycles, cross-country skis, walks and kayaks.