1. Chair – Collin Bourgeois
  2. Vice-Chair – Janet Parsons
  3. Treasurer – Julie St. Jacques
  4. Secretary, President & Chief Executive Officer – Cynthia Désormiers


  1. Dr Ben Lalonde – Chief of Staff
  2. Dr Klère Bourgault – President of the Professional Staff
  3. Dr. Yves Vaillancourt – Vice-President of the Professional Staff
  4. Robert Pilon
  5. Renée Ragnitz
  6. Mary Willemsen
  7. Howard Longfellow
  8. Sandra Lacoursière – Acting Chief Nursing Officer
  9. Daniel Richard
  10. Eric Stevens – Nipissing First Nations
  11. Jamie Restoule
  12. Leo Malette
  13. Daniel St. Georges – Chief Financial Officer (Guest)

Message from the chair

The West Nipissing General Hospital is dedicated to providing health care services that are consistent with the needs of our community. It is the Hospital’s mission to commit, in cooperation with our regional partners, to the responsible delivery of exceptional health care by addressing the dynamic challenges of our diverse community.

The West Nipissing General Hospital is first, and foremost, a community resource. A voluntary Board of Directors governs the Hospital on behalf of the community. The Board is responsible for providing strategic leadership to the Hospital by establishing and regularly reviewing the vision, mission and core values. The Board is also responsible for making sure that the Hospital meets the health care needs of the community within the resources that are available to provide services. Our Board members bring a wide range of skills and experience to their leadership role. The Board includes representatives from communities that make up the municipality of West Nipissing.

West Nipissing General Hospital, Chair

Reports & Downloads

Corporate & Professional Staff By-Laws 2020

2019-2020 Annual Report

2018-2019 Annual Report

2017-2018 Annual Report

2016-2017 Annual Report

2015-2016 Annual Report

2014-2015 Annual Report

Board & Committee Meetings 2020-2021

Board of Directors – Goals & Objectives 2020-2021

Board of Directors 2019-2020 Goals & Objectives

Board of Directors 2018-2019 Goals & Objectives

Board of Directors 2017-2018 Goals and Objectives

Board of Directors 2015-2016 Goals & Objectives

Board of Directors 2014-2015 Goals & Objectives

Governance Centre of Excellence 2014 Assessment