OSMH Announces Recommended Candidates To Fill Board Vacancies

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The Orillia Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital (OSMH) Board of Directors have made their recommendations for candidates to fill the four vacancies expected on the board this summer, according to a statement released on April 11.

The recommendations will be considered by the hospital’s corporate members at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) on June 25. The four candidates recommended by the Nominating Committee and approved by the Board are Mario Benedetto, John Mattinson, Sheila Marner and Krista McKenzie. All four are being recommended for three year terms and Benedetto, Mattinson and McKenzie are current members of the board. The hospital wants to thank Margaret Martin for her service on the board as Martin will not seek re-election at the end of her two-year term, which expires at the 2019 AGM, according to the statement.

Benedetto, a resident of Bracebridge, joined the board in 2017 for a two-year term and has over 30 years of experience in project management and business development skills with organizations such as Canadian National Railways and Fowler Construction. He has also worked with Ontario Northland Transportation Commission and Baseline Construction and Project Management.

Mattinson, a resident of Severn, joined the Board midway through 2016 on a term that expires at the 2019 AGM. He is known for his 30 year career with Orillia Power Corporation, where he retired as President in 2011. Mattinson previously served as a member of the OSMH Foundation Board for ten years, acting as vice-chair for 7 years.

McKenzie, a resident of Orillia, joined the board in 2016 on a three-year term and is a lawyer with over 12 years of experience. She holds a Master of Laws in Business Law from York University, leads her own firm and is certified by the Law Society of Ontario as a specialist in construction law.

Marner, a resident of Orillia, is a recently retired senior executive of Apotex Inc., where she acted as vice president of Global New Product Launch and vice president of BioClinical Development during her 35 years with the company. She currently sits on the Board of Directors of Dress for Success in Orillia and Barrie.

Under hospital by-laws, additional nominations can still be submitted by Members of the Corporation up to 30 days before to the AGM. The deadline for submissions is May 25. Nomination packages including eligibility requirements are available on the hospital’s website.

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