Muskoka Algonquin Healthcare has completed its search for its skills-based Board of Directors. MAHC now has a full complement of 12 elected directors following a recruitment drive over the summer. The final two directors to join the team are Kathy Newby and Bob Manning, who have each been appointed to one-year terms.

Newby is a retired school administrator, with experience in funding and event planning. MAHC says she worked for the Simcoe County and York Region school boards, and has strategic planning, change management and decision making skills.

Manning has served on several boards, including The Boulevard Club, The Royal St. George’s College, the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario, the South Muskoka Curling & Golf Club and the South Muskoka Hospital Foundation. MAHC says he brings experience in consulting, strategic planning, communications, management, and marketing to the table.

On top of the two newest directors, Donald Eastwood was elected as Board Director for a three-year term at MAHC’s annual general meeting in June. Eastwood has worked in public service in development services and economic development departments. He also served on the board of the Cambridge Memorial Hospital Foundation, the Economic Development Council of Ontario and the Greater Toronto Marketing Alliance,

MAHC is also announcing two new community members who are joining two different committees. Mark Naylor will joining the Strategic Planning Committee, and Valerie Pimentel will serve on the Quality & Patient Safety Committee.

Board Chair Evelyn Brown says MAHC has a dedicated group of talented volunteers bringing diverse skills to help oversee how health care is delivered in our communities. The board helps to set policies for the hospital and how healthcare is delivered.