Board Committee

Common Board of Directors


The Huron Health System consists of the Alexandra Marine & General Hospital and the South Huron Hospital Association. Services delivered by the Huron Health System include: 24/7 Emergency Services, Mental Health, Surgical Services, Diagnostic Imaging, Laboratory Services, Intensive Care Unit, Acute Care, Obstetrics, Rehabilitation, Complex Continuing Care and various outpatient services.

Our voluntary Common Board of Directors is comprised of dedicated volunteers from the community and consists of 13 elected members and six ex-officio members.

The Common Board of Directors is responsible for the overall governance of the affairs of the hospitals. Each director is expected to act honestly, in good faith, and in the best interests of the hospitals and in so doing, to support the hospital in fulfilling its mission and discharging its accountabilities.


If a member of the public wishes to participate in the open session of an HHS Board Meeting, please contact 48hrs prior to the meeting. 


Board Members

  • Glen McNeil, Chair
  • Brian Heagle, 1st Vice Chair
  • Jane Sager, 2nd Vice Chair
  • Steve Ireland, Treasurer
  • Aileen Knip
  • Allan Ball
  • Christie MacGregor
  • Heather Hern
  • Bruce Shaw
  • Laura Stire
  • Pat O'Rourke
  • Susan Reis
  • Tara Oke


Ex-Officio Members

  • Jimmy Trieu, President & CEO and Secretary
  • Lynn Higgs, Interim VP Clinical Services & Chief Nursing Executive
  • Dr. Sean Ryan, Chief of Staff, Exeter Site
  • Dr. Shannon Natuik, Chief of Staff, Goderich Site
  • Dr. Aaron Daters, President of MSA, Goderich Site
  • Dr. Neeraj Patel, President of MSA, Exeter Site


Board Meeting Schedule:

  • September 14, 2023
  • October 12, 2023
  • November 9, 2023
  • December 14, 2023
  • January 11, 2024 
  • February 8, 2024
  • March 21, 2024
  • April 11, 2024
  • May 9, 2024
  • June 13, 2024
  • June 27 , 2024 (Annual Meeting) 


Click on the following links to view Board related information.

Board Highlights/Minutes:

2022-09-12-Board Minutes 

2022-10-03-Board Minutes

2022-11-07-Board Minutes  

2022-12-08-Board Minutes

2023-01-12-Board Minutes 


Bylaws - Corporate and Professional

Board Membership & Meeting Schedule


Terms of Reference - Audit & Finance Committee 

Terms of Reference - Community Advisory Committee

Terms of Reference - Executive & Resources Committee

Terms of Reference - Governance and Nominating Committee

Terms of Reference - Quality Assurance Committee 

Terms of Reference - Recruitment and Retention Committee

Board Recruitment

Healthcare touches everyone in our community. If you’re looking for a place to volunteer your skills and have a wide community impact, HHS is interested in you.

Our Common Board is focused on governance, so you won’t be asked to raise funds. Our committees can be a bit more hands-on in their tasks but ultimately, they all make recommendations to the Common Board.


Interested? Complete our Board Application Form and let us know where your strengths lie.