Board of Directors


About the Northumberland Hills Hospital Board

The Board of Directors is composed of volunteers from around west Northumberland County (the area served by NHH). There are currently both working and retired individuals on the Board, all of whom bring skills and work and life experiences that enable the Board to effectively meet its responsibilities. These include:

More detail can be found in Board Policies 1-010, “Responsibilities of the Board and Board Directors” and 1-002 “Board Member Code of Conduct” which includes the Position Description for Directors. These policies can be found below in the LEARN MORE section.


Northumberland Hills Hospital Board of Directors photo
From L-R, front row: Sharon Anderson; Don Morrison; Bree Nixon; Kate Zimmerman (VP, Integrated Care and Chief Nursing Executive); Susan Walsh (President and CEO); Cyndi Gilmer (Vice Chair); Elizabeth Selby (Chair); Pam Went. Second row: Michael McAllister; Laurel Savoy; Dr. Mukesh Bhargava (Chief of Staff). Third row: Dr. Jude Obomighie (President, Medical Staff Association); Mike Cassaday, Gavin Ivory (Chair, NHH Foundation Board). Absent: Starr Olsen; Kendra Simmons; Ross Stevenson; Selena Forsyth (President, NHH Auxiliary); Dr. Pavel Ketov (Vice President, Medical Staff Association).

Click on any of the names below to view the individual Board Member's biographical details.

* = ex officio (appointed by virtue of their office)

Board members serve from one of three wards:
Ward 1 is the Municipality of Port Hope
Ward 2 is the Town of Cobourg
Ward 3 is all other townships within the Hospital’s West Northumberland catchment area (Hamilton, Cramahe and Alnwick/Haldimand), as well as Alderville First Nation.

Community Members

As part of the NHH Board’s commitment to providing the opportunity for public input to the Board’s decision-making processes, and as a method of succession planning for the Board, Northumberland Hills Hospital regularly recruits community members to join key Board Committees. They can serve a maximum of five one-year terms. Further details on the Committees will be found in the related Terms of Reference under "Learn More," below.

Click the links below to find the Expression of Interest form and answers to Frequently Asked Questions. Expressions of Interest are welcome at any time.

Expression of Interest
Frequently Asked Questions

Board of Directors Community Members group photo
From L-R: Laina Andrews, Randall Freeborn, Leslie Orpana and Myles Noel. Absent: Lynda Sellar, Carol Anne Bell-Smith, and Mary-Ann Cocchetto.

Committee Members interested in becoming Board Directors will be considered when Board vacancies occur. The selection of Directors is governed by Board policies and the NHH by-laws.

Click on the names below to view the current Community Members’ biographical details.

Learn More

Board Meetings
Board Policies/Terms of Reference