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Board of Governors

Dr. Neil Naik

On Board Since

Dr. Neil Naik practices family medicine in Waterloo, Ontario where he teaches family medicine and office management to medical students as an Assistant Clinical Professor at McMaster University.  Dr. Naik grew up in the GTA and studied medicine at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. He completed his residency in both urban Newfoundland and rural Nunavut, and further enhanced his education with an elective at OntarioMD on Health Informatics and Leadership. He is heavily involved with the community's health care system, taking on his newest endeavour as Interim Regional Primary Care Lead for the Waterloo Wellington Regional Screening and Cancer Program.

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Bobby Thompson

On Board Since

Bobby Thompson joined the Board of Governors in 2019. He is a Senior Manager in the Assurance practice at EY, focused on providing audit and advisory services to Canadian and global financial institutions. He holds the professional designations of Chartered Professional Accountant and Chartered Financial Analyst. Bobby is proud to be a part of the community and giving back to the hospital. Prior to joining the Board he was President of the Board of Directors for the Grand River Hospital Volunteer Association. During that time, the Volunteer Association doubled its annual donations to the Grand River Hospital Foundation as well as...

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Ron Gagnon

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Ron Gagnon has been the president and CEO of Grand River Hospital since November 2018. He brings over 20 years of executive and health care leadership to Waterloo Region. Ron has been involved with helping shape health care at the provincial level and continues to do so. Read his full bio.

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Tobi Day-Hamilton

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Tobi Day-Hamilton joined the Board of Governors in 2018 and is a member of the Marketing and Communications Committee. She is a passionate advocate for education and engagement. In her role as Director Strategic Initiatives at the University of Waterloo, Tobi leads strategic planning and implementation for Waterloo’s research and innovation endeavours. She is also co-founder and Executive Director of LAUNCH Waterloo, an organization dedicated to inspiring young people to explore STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math). Tobi participated in the 2012 Governor General’s Canadian Leadership Conference (GGCLC), served as the GGCLC Southwestern Ontario Regional Chair in 2017 and...

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Bruce Brown

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Bruce Brown joined the Board of Governors in 2018 and is a member of the Marketing and Communications Committee.  He has more than 25 years of experience in brand development and marketing with medical and hardware technology companies. From 2001 to 2017 Bruce was the Vice President of Global Marketing at Unitron, a Kitchener-based company and a leader in the global hearing instrument industry. He now works independently assisting local companies with marketing  and branding strategy, as well as contributing his time assisting non-profit organizations.

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