Board of Directors

Janine van den Heuvel

Janine van den Heuvel, Chair

Appointed: June 30, 2016 • Term: 3 years

Appointed Chair: March 22, 2017

“I am very pleased at the opportunity to be involved with the HNHB LHIN at such an important juncture. System integration is the key to creating a health care system that is accountable, coordinated and sustainable."

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Mervin Witter

Mervin Witter, Vice Chair 

Appointed: June 2, 2011 • Term: 3 years

Re-appointed: June 2, 2014 • Term: 3 years 

Appointed Vice Chair: March 19, 2016

"The Local Health Integration Network plays a very important role in local communities. By having this integration, the community strives to improve the health of its people. I strongly believe that health care is a fundamental issue. Therefore, an integrated approach to health care will be an effective way of looking at health needs and keeping citizens healthy. As a new member of the LHIN Board, I look forward to serving this dynamic organization in the continued development of the changes taking place in the health care system."

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HNHB LHIN Board Member - Bill Thompson

Bill Thompson, Vice Chair

Appointed: May 13, 2015 • Term: 3 years

Appointed Vice Chair: April 26, 2017

"The challenges within our health care system are great and health care must continue to evolve in order to meet the needs and expectations of patients and families. I look forward to contributing to the future direction of health care planning and funding for communities across our LHIN."

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Dominic Ventresca - Board Member

Dominic Ventresca

Appointed: May 27, 2015 • Term: 3 years

"Patients, clients and families expect and deserve a lot from our health care system. At the same time, our health care system is evolving and it must continue to meet those expectations. I’m proud to be a part of a strong board that is contributing to the future direction of health care planning and funding for communities across our LHIN.”

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Madhuri Ramakrishnan

Madhuri Ramakrishnan

Appointed: February 24, 2016 • Term: 3 years

“I have for years worked very closely with people who are both physically and mentally ill and have developed a strong appreciation for their needs and the unique challenges they face.  As a member of the board, I look forward to applying my expertise to shape the future direction of health care planning and funding so that we can better meet the needs of residents in communities across our LHIN.”

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Paul Armstrong

Paul Armstrong

Appointed: November 28, 2016 • Term: 3 years

“Over the course of my career I have been committed to the improvement of the communities where I work and live. At this important juncture in the evolution of LHINs, I look forward to the opportunity to support and contribute to the implementation of a high-quality and sustainable healthcare system that meets the needs of residents across the Hamilton Niagara Haldimand Brant LHIN geography.”

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Saqib Cheema

Saqib Cheema

Appointed: February 2, 2017 • Term: 3 years

“Our health system is in the process of undergoing significant change that will require strong leadership and prudent decision making as we continue to meet the needs of patients and families. I look forward to working with the board and contributing to the future direction of health care planning and funding for communities across our LHIN.”

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Bill Chopp, board member

William Chopp

Appointed: March 1, 2017 • Term: 3 years

“Over my 43 years as an educator I have had the distinct pleasure of supporting students and families across the Brant area. I look forward to continuing that work in a new form as a member of the LHIN Board and making a difference for patients, caregivers and families.”

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Paul Armstrong

Appointed: November 28, 2016 • Term: 3 years