Board of Directors, Group Photo

Dominic Mercuri, Chair, Board of Directors

Dominic Mercuri, Vice-Chair, Board of Directors

Dominic Mercuri is Executive Vice President, Community, Environment & Chief Marketing Officer, TD Bank Group. Dom has more than 30 years of experience in marketing, operations and product management. He has been with TD for more than 20 years, where he became Chief Marketing Officer in 2004 and Executive Vice President in 2008. Over the past decade, Dom has led TD's evolution into an industry-leading and globally-ranked brand.  He has also helped TD cement its role as an industry environmental leader and fulfill its deep commitment to helping the communities in which its employees and customers live and work. Dom has been a member of the Board since 2010 and was appointed to Vice Chair of the Board in 2016. Dom is also a member of the Governance & Nominating Committee, Building & Facilities Committee, Hospital Assets Task Force and the One Team Strategic Planning Steering Committee.


Michael Pautler, Vice-Chair, Board of Directors


Michael Pautler is the Executive Director of the Institute for Catholic Education, and also serves as Program Director for the Supervisory Officers Qualification Program for OCSOA (Ontario Catholic Supervisory Officers Association) and OCT (Ontario College of Teachers). He also works as an independent consultant, supporting education and not for profit organizations.  Previously, he was Director of Education and Secretary to the Halton Catholic District School Board. Michael offers a wealth of knowledge and experience in his role as a board member with experience in human resources, labour relations, strategic planning, change management and organizational transformation, and governance.

A resident of Burlington since 2008, he has been active within the community through his work with the Burlington/Hamilton United Way Campaign Cabinet, Mohawk College's Access Project Community Cabinet, and the Senior Executive Committee of the Our Kids Network of Halton Region. Michael has been a Board member since 2011, is Chair of Governance & Nominating Committee and is a member of Audit Committee. 

Bob Bosshard 

Bob Bosshard

Bob Bosshard recently retired as a Partner, having spent 39 years working with PwC LLP in Canada and the UK.
He has broad experience working with companies operating as public registrants in Canada and the 
US and with many interests around the globe. Bob understands the public governance issues these companies comply with together with the diverse cultural, ethical and business practices they follow.  

Bob has also served on a number of not-for-profit boards including the Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) where he is a member of the Board and Chair of the audit committee. He is also a public representative on the audit committee of the Halton District School Board and a former President of the Burlington Golf and Country Club. Bob is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CA Ontario), a Fellow Chartered Accountant of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (FCA) and is a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors-Rotman, Directors Education Program (ICD.D). He also holds a Bachelor of Arts Honours degree in accounting and finance from Lancaster University, UK. Bob was appointed to the Board in 2016 and is a member of the Audit, Finance and Quality Committees. 

Debra Carey

Debra Carey is a certified leadership/systems coach and human resources professional.  Prior to opening her coaching business, she was Vice President, Human Resources for Woodbine Entertainment Group.  She has had an extensive career in the area of human capital management in the manufacturing, health care and gaming/entertainment industries with a focus on labour relations and leadership development. Debra has a labour studies degree from McMaster University and coaching certifications through the International Coach Federation, Adler International Learning and the Centre for Right Relationships. Debra has been a member of the Board since 2012. She is the Chair of the Human Resources Policy & Compensation Committee and a member of the Finance Committee.

Atul Chandra

As EVP & CFO of HomEquity Bank, Mr. Chandra is responsible for its Finance and Atul ChandraTreasury functions, and provides strategic leadership for the rapid growth and profitability of the Bank. He has oversight over all aspects of the Bank’s accounting, financial and regulatory reporting, budgeting and planning, internal and external audit, capital management, funding and liquidity requirements, and is a member of the Executive Committee.

Mr. Chandra joined HomEquity Bank in 2016, and has previously served as Chief Financial Officer in the Canadian financial services industry for 10+ years. He has served as a Director on the Boards of The Scarborough Hospital and Oakville Hydro Corporation, where he was also the Chair of the Audit Committee.

Mr. Chandra, a Chartered Professional Accountant, graduated from an Indian Institute of Technology with a degree in Chemical Engineering, and holds an MBA from Queen’s University. 

Don Cowan

Don Cowan

Don Cowan was most recently a Senior Partner with a Toronto-based investment fund manager and merchant bank. Formerly, he was President and CEO, ABN AMRO Bank Canada, and a supervisory board member of ABN AMRO International Financial Services, Budapest, Hungary. Prior to joining ABN AMRO in 1998, Don
enjoyed a 20-year career with Citibank N.A. in Canada and the United Kingdom.

In 2014, Don finished a nine year term as a Board Director at Toronto East General Hospital.  He is past Chair of the Canada - Netherlands Compact, an initiative of the Governments of Canada and the Netherlands; and, currently serves on the Global Advisory Council of London Business School, University of London.  He holds a MSc. in Management from London Business School; a Diploma in Marketing from the University of British Columbia; and, holds a Masters Certificate in Project Management from Schulich Business School at York University. Don received his Chartered Director designation from the Directors College at McMaster University in its inaugural class, 2004. Previous community work has included Toronto's St. Andrews Church's Out-of-the-Cold program and as Treasurer, Doctors Hospital Foundation (Toronto). Don was appointed to the Board in 2016 and is a member of the Audit and Quality Committees.

Dave Dean


Dave Dean is an independent financial consultant. He has over twenty years experience in senior leadership roles.
As the CFO of two major automotive parts manufacturers, he was responsible for the financial and administrative functions of those organizations, including financial reporting, taxation, corporate governance and investor relations. In addition, Dave was responsible for evaluating and overseeing various corporate development initiatives. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from McMaster University and is a Chartered Accountant. Dave has lived and worked in the greater Burlington community for over 30 years and currently resides in Carlisle with his wife Marlyn. Dave has been a member of the board since 2010 and is the current Chair of the Finance and Audit Committees and a member of the Building & Facilities Committee.

Young Park

Young Park is a corporate board member, strategic advisor, and lecturer.  She is alsoYoung Park an accomplished C-level executive with an extensive experience in strategic planning, business and technology transformations, corporate governance, Go-to-Market Strategy, M&A, Digitalization, and risk management.  She has more than 30 years of experience in FinTech, Finance, Insurance, Telecommunications, and public sectors.  Prior to her semi-retirement in 2016, she was CIO at D+H, and Sector VP at CGI. 

Young has earned ICD.D designation.  Currently, Young is a Board of Directors at Calian Group Ltd. and PC Financial.  Young is also a long-time member of non-for-profit boards that include a focus on skilled immigrant employment, healthcare, and community well-being.  She served on the boards of TRIEC, Markham Stouffville Hospital, United Way York Region, and United Way Peel Region.  Young has been a member of the JBH Board of Directors since 2017 and is a member of Quality Committee and Human Resources Policy & Compensation Committee. 

Mae Radford

Mae Radford

With an extensive nursing career as a registered nurse in the hospital and community health and support services, in her final career days, Mae served as Manager, Volunteer Services at VON Hamilton, overseeing operations with more than 1,700 volunteers delivering a variety of community health and support services.  She received a nursing diploma from Toronto Western Hospital and a Bachelor of Arts in Health Administration, York University. 

Mae's interests extend to issues related to violence against woman and human rights. She served for five years as member/chair of the Advisory Committee on Violence against Women for the City of Burlington and was appointed to the Ontario Human Rights Commission for six years. She has served the community through Rotary as Past President and is Past President of the Rotary Burlington Music Festival.  She is past president for Hamilton Council on Aging and director for Hamilton Third Age Learning. Mae is a Director on the Board of the Carpenter Hospice.  Mae joined the Joseph Brant Hospital Board of Directors in 2010, has served as the Vice Chair of the Governance & Nominating Committee, as member of the Human Resources Policy & Compensation Committee and is the Chair of Quality Committee. 

Eric Vandewall, President and Chief Executive Officer, 
Joseph Brant Hospital

Eric Vandewall, President and Chief Executive Officer,  Joseph Brant HospitalEric Vandewall is President and CEO of Joseph Brant Hospital, a position he assumed in 2009.

Under Eric's leadership several major accomplishments have been realized at JBH. An ongoing focus to continue to improve quality care, safe care, and service excellence is evident throughout the hospital. Currently, JBH has amongst the lowest C Difficile rates in Ontario, improved hand hygiene rates by over 20% throughout the hospital, and have been able to achieve a balanced budget position for 4 straight years after being in a deficit position for the prior two years. In addition, provincial government approval for the hospital's $300 million plus hospital redevelopment and expansion was secured in August 2011. Since then construction has started with a completion date set for 2017/18.

Prior to coming to JBH, Eric served as the Senior Vice President, Trillium Health Centre, and Vice President of Planning and Corporate Services at Trillium Health Centre. Eric has held a number of other senior management positions including Director, Health Outcomes at Glaxo Welcome; Director, Health Reform Implementation Team, Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care; and, Director, Health Promotion Branch, Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care. He has held several other senior positions at the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care over an 11 year period.

Eric is a graduate of Queen's University and holds a Master's Degree in Public Administration, Health Policy. He also has an undergraduate degree from Ryerson University in Architectural Sciences and he holds a Chartered Director designation from the Directors College, McMaster University.

Frank Whelan

Frank WhelanFrank Whelan was appointed to the Board of Directors in 2015.  Prior to this appointment, he served as a Citizen Member for five years. Frank is a Chartered Professional Accountant and Chartered Business Valuator with over 25 years professional experience.  Based in Burlington, he has specialized in valuing businesses in a broad array of industries, including manufacturing and professional services.  Serving business owners and the legal community in the Southern Ontario region, his experience includes the valuation of intangible assets for financial reporting purposes and compliance with accounting standards. Frank serves as a member of the Building & Facilities Committee and the Quality Committee.

Cheryl Williams, Executive Vice President Clinical & Chief Nursing Executive

Cheryl Williams, Vice-President, Patient Care Services and Chief Nursing Officer, Joseph Brant Hospital

Cheryl Williams is the Vice-President, Patient Care Services and the Chief Nurse Executive at Joseph Brant Hospital.  Cheryl is a Registered Nurse with a background in health care operations, organizational transformation, lean philosophy and methodology, teaching, and advanced clinical practice.  Cheryl holds a PhD in Nursing Science from the University of Toronto, and is a Certified Health Executive with the Canadian College of Health Leaders.

Barbara Elliot                                        

Barbara Elliot is the Professional Sales and Marketing Director, at Johnson & Johnson Inc., a consumer healthcare company focused on consumer products and over the counter medicines.                                                                                

 Barbara has over 17 years of experience as a business leader in healthcare with a demonstrated track record of success in shaping winning strategies to meet market needs and deliver against organizational goals.  Her experience within the industry spans across several brand portfolio’s and customers to include ownership for the organizational design required to support these businesses. Within her capacity she holds positions on both sales and marketing leadership teams in Canada and the US.

 Prior to Barbara’s leadership roles in the healthcare industry she was a practicing dental hygienist and instructor. Her passion for her profession coupled with her vision for growth lead her to careers with Warner-Lambert, Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson.

 Barbara was an early and key member of the Rotary Community Hospice Corporate Fundraising campaign in 1999 that soon became the Carpenter Hospice.  The Carpenter Hospice currently serves as integral part of Burlington providing support services for those going through life’s transitions.

 Barbara is graduate of Algonquin College and holds various certificates in business management and economics from the Schulich School of Business and The University of British Columbia.

 Anjlee Patel

Anjlee Patel is the Vice President, Legal Services & Corporate Secretary of Infrastructure Ontario (IO), a provincial crown agency that provides a wide range of realty, lending and infrastructure services to the province.  She prides herself in being able to provide strategic and practical solutions to complex legal problems. Prior to joining IO, Anjlee worked with the Ministry of the Attorney General.  Her volunteer work includes serving as a Board Member and the Governance Committee Chair of the Bruce Trail Conservancy, and previously she acted as a mediator with St. Stephen’s Community House.  Anjlee completed her undergraduate degree at McMaster University, a law degree from the University of Ottawa, and was called to the Bar in 2006.



Lisa Kearns, Ward 2 CouncillorLisa Kearns
Ward 2 Councillor

Lisa moved to Burlington to enjoy the quality of life unique to this great city and Ward 2 where she lives with her husband and their two young children.

As part of her commitment and desire to make a better Burlington, Lisa has created and assisted in the management of culture-building events and organizations that work to improve the lives and strengthen the bonds of community.

Lisa is experienced across healthcare, manufacturing and advertising; bringing core skills across a variety of industry.  As a caring corporate citizen, Lisa personally engages in volunteer events, environmental initiatives, and partnership opportunities, and places great value on working in a way that improves lives and drives value for many people.

As a graduate from Western University, Lisa holds an Honours degree in Political Science, uplifted by a business stream curriculum.

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