Strengthening the capacity of the Mississauga Halton LHIN Board of Directors
Louis Girard and Rick Johnson bring expertise as newly appointed LHIN Board members
Mississauga Halton LHIN Board Chair Graeme Goebelle is pleased to announce the Order-in-Council appointment of Louis Girard and Richard “Rick” Johnson to the Board of Directors of the Mississauga Halton LHIN effective June 17, 2016. The new board members join Mississauga Halton LHIN for three-year appointments.
Goebelle said, “A full complement of skills and members reflecting our local communities support a well-rounded board of directors. I’m confident that Louis’ and Rick’s strong business acumen and previous board experience will be invaluable to the strategic decisions made by the Mississauga Halton LHIN Board that are needed to strengthen health care for our residents.”
Appointed as a member of the Mississauga Halton LHIN Board of Directors in June 2016, Louis Girard has held diverse senior leadership positions throughout a career spanning over 20 years.
As an inspirational leader and CEO for UTi Canada for over eight years, Louis takes pride in success achieved through the motivation and alignment of people to create added value for customers. Louis has also brought his strong business acumen to the Credit Valley Hospital Board as Vice Chair as well as the Workplace Safety Insurance Board as a Director.
Currently Louis teaches supply chain logistics at Humber College imparting his real life experience to help shape future leaders.
Louis has business diplomas from Ryerson University and the University of Toronto, and a B.A. from the University of Guelph. He is a certified director (ICD.D) of the Institute of Corporate Directors at the Rotman School of Management.
Fully bilingual, Louis brings an added Francophone perspective to the Mississauga Halton LHIN Board.
Louis and his wife Virginia live in Mississauga and have two adult children. He has a passion for hockey, spending time at the cottage and helping people enjoy life.
Appointed as a member of the Mississauga Halton LHIN Board of Directors in June 2016, Rick’s long held passion for health care began when he joined the board of Georgetown Hospital in 1992. His commitment to health care continued to grow with his involvement in the amalgamation task force to merge Georgetown*, Peel Memorial and Etobicoke hospitals in 1998-1999.
Following the successful merger, Rick was appointed as the first Board Chair of the new William Osler Health System. Rick has also served as a Board member for the Georgetown and William Osler Hospital Foundations. Most recently in 2016, he completed his final term on Halton Healthcare’s Board of Directors after 10 years of distinguished service marked by strong leadership and strategic decisions that were instrumental to the opening of the new Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital.
A recently retired executive with many years of senior leadership experience in the private club, recreation and health service industries, Rick remains committed to growing and fostering healthy communities.
Rick and his wife Moya have lived in Halton Hills for 40 years and together have contributed widely to community projects as volunteers and fundraisers. They have three adult children and four grandchildren.
*In 2005, Georgetown Hospital became a part of Halton Healthcare.
Board of Directors
- The role of the LHIN Board of Directors is to oversee, advise on and govern the strategic direction and priorities of the LHIN.
- Directors are appointed by Order-In-Council for a term of one to three years, and may be appointed for one further term.
- The Chair and the Directors are appointed based on their expertise, experience, leadership skills and the needs of the LHIN and are accountable, through the Chair, to the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care for the LHIN’s use of public funds and for its results in the local health system.
- Currently, the Board of Directors has a full complement of members including: Graeme Goebelle - Chair (Halton Hills), Mary Davies - Vice Chair (Milton), Shelagh Maloney - Member (Mississauga), Kim Piller - Member (Mississauga), Patrick Hop Hing – Member (Mississauga), Gulzar Ladhani – Member (Oakville), Kimbalin Kelly – Member (Oakville) and newly appointed members Louis Girard (Mississauga) and Richard Johnson (Georgetown).
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