Laura Talbot-Allan

Laura has substantial experience as a corporate director and in providing advisory services in governance, finance, strategic positioning, and risk oversight.

Ms. Talbot-Allan is currently on the Boards and Committees of: Canada Border Services Agency – Chair; Cataraqui Golf & Country Club – Vice-Chair; a member of the Nature Conservancy’s Ambassador Circle and a life member of Financial Executives International (Canada).

Mélanie Josée Davidson

Mélanie Josée Davidson is the Director of Health System Performance with the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) where she oversees the portfolio involving health system performance measurement. This includes the production of health indicators for use by the Canadian public, health care facilities, health regions and governments. It also includes the research and development of new indicators, the measurement of patient experiences of acute care, and capacity-building activities to support the uptake of evidence in decision-making.

Anne Desgagnés

Anne is a portfolio manager at BMO Nesbitt Burns in the Kingston office. She provides wealth management services to professionals, families, charities and corporations.  She has been in this role since 2010. Prior to joining BMO Nesbitt Burns, she worked in active portfolio management for pension funds and private family holdings in Toronto and Montreal.

Emily Leslie

Emily Leslie is a Registered Nurse with 30 years experience in health care.  She has experience in emergency care, endoscopy, community nursing, hospital bed utilization and quality improvement.  Emily also assisted in strategic planning and the development of Operational and Business Plans for the Sharbot Lake Family Health Team.

J.A. (Sandy) Wilson

Sandy Wilson is a legacy member of the Board of Directors of Hotel Dieu Hospital, having been appointed to the role in 2015. In this role, he sat on the Resources Planning Committee, Audit Subcommittee and HDH/Queen’s Affiliation Agreement Subcommittee.

Wilson is a graduate of Queen’s University and the Architectural Association School of Architecture. He founded Alexander Wilson Architect in Kingston in 1988. The firm has a wide variety of government, private, institutional, non-profit and corporate clients.

Dr. David Pattenden

David Pattenden holds five degrees from Queen’s University, including the university’s highest award, an honorary Doctor of Laws in recognition of his contribution to teaching, corporate culture innovator, development of innovative alternative funding for the Queen’s University Medical School, and as a leader-innovator in the delivery of health care policy. 

Sherri L. McCullough

Sherri McCullough’s experience in the health-care sector spans 29 years of volunteer service at Hotel Dieu Hospital. She is a legacy member of the Board of Directors of Hotel Dieu Hospital having served for the past thirteen years, including six as Chair of the Hotel Dieu Hospital Board.

Michele Lawford

Michele Lawford is General Counsel and Chief Privacy Officer, VP Legal at VON Canada.  She has focused her practice in the health sector for over a decade, working with both public and private sector clients, including public hospitals, community health agencies, public health units, and pharmacies. 

Brenda L. Hunter

Recently retired from her role as Director of Education of the Limestone District School Board, Brenda Hunter has thirty-four years of experience in the field of public education. During her career she served as teacher, Principal and Superintendent of Human Resources, along with her recent Director role with the board.

Alan Cosford

Alan Cosford retired from BMO Bank of Montreal after having been involved in banking industry in Canada for thirty years and in the United Kingdom for seventeen years. He is an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Bankers (UK) and has extensive knowledge in the fields of banking, commercial lending and financing.

Cosford was the Senior Manager for Commercial Banking in Kingston and prior to that Area Manager for Northern Ontario and North Western Ontario. Since retirement Alan has been a consultant mainly to a locally owned family business.