Board of Directors
John McCullough was appointed as Chair of the Waypoint Board of Directors at their Annual General Meeting on June 29, 2010. He has served on the board since 2008 and was elected as Vice Chair in June 2009. John is also a member of the Governance, Joint Conference, and Forensic Advisory Committees. Previous Board experience includes past Chair of the Board of Governors at Georgian College of Applied Arts & Technology; Chair Mental Health Implementation Task Force; Chair Public Education and Communications Committee; Provincial Task Force; and Wendat Community Psychiatric Programs. He was the founding Chair of the Simcoe County Board of Education.
John is a graduate of the Radio and Television Arts Program at Ryerson University. Past employment includes General Sales Manager, CKVR Television and Executive Director with the United Way. He is currently employed as Vice-Chair of the Ontario Parole Board. He brings a wealth of experience, having served on a number of local, regional and provincial organizations and committees. He is an active member of the “Power of Education” fundraising group and the Governors’ Circle at Georgian College, is a Life Member of the Advisory Council, Salvation Army Barrie, and is a member of the Society of Ontario Adjudicators and Regulators.
Betty Valentine was appointed as Vice-Chair of the Waypoint Board of Directors on June 29, 2010 after serving on the board since 2008. She is the Chair of the Finance Committee and a member of the Governance Committee. Betty is a past member of the former Penetanguishene General Hospital Board of Directors and the former Huronia District Hospital Board of Directors. She has also sat on the boards of Hospice Huronia and Rosewood Women’s Shelter. Betty has attended the following Ontario Hospital Association courses/workshops: Orientation for New Board Members; Advanced Certificate in Board Governance; Conference for Board Finance Committee Members.
Betty obtained her post-secondary education through the St. Lawrence College Distance Learning Program, Kingston, Ontario in Municipal Finance, Municipal Tax Collection and Municipal Clerks and Treasurers Certification. She was previously employed as Municipal Treasurer for the Town of Penetanguishene. She is now retired and is an active member of the community, including member of the Friends of the Penetanguishene Library, St. Ann’s Parish Council Finance Committee, and is a Community Organizer for the Terry Fox Annual Run.
Catharine (Cathy) Bayles
comes to Waypoint with extensive experience in board governance. She served as a director, president and past president of the Huronia Hospitals Foundation (now Georgian Bay General Hospital Foundation). She has also served on the board and audit and investment committees of State Street Canada and the MMI Group Inc.(an independent investment dealer) board. She currently participates on the Huronia Community Foundation investment and grant committees, and the Georgian Bay General Hospital Foundation advisory committee.
As a Vice-President and Portfolio Manager with RBC Dominion Securities Inc., Cathy brings substantial financial expertise to the board. She holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Guelph and a Bachelor of Education from the University of Western Ontario. She has also been a guest lecturer at the York University Graduate School of Business and the York University MBA program.
Dr. Edward (Ed) Connors was appointed to the Waypoint Board of Directors in June of 2009. He served as Vice President for the Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention from 1990 to 1997 and is currently an Honorary Member of the Board of Directors of the Native Mental Health Association of Canada. He is also a member of the Elder Advisory Committee Enaahtig Healing Lodge and Learning Centre, as well the Family Caregivers Advisory Committee for the Mental Health Commission of Canada.
Ed graduated from the University of Toronto with a Ph.D. in Psychology in 1983, and received an Honors Bachelor of Arts Psychology from McMaster University in 1976. In 1993 he established the Onkwatenro'Shon:’A Health Planners, a health care consulting firm for First Nations communities. In addition to his work with various First Nations communities in Ontario, he provides consultation to and various training with First Nations social and health services across Canada. He has written numerous papers and conducted workshops/conferences on a wide variety of issues including native mental health, suicide prevention, sexual abuse, First Nations traditional healing, children and youth mental health, family support, counseling and restorative justice.
Kathleen Finney was appointed to the Waypoint Board of Directors in 2008. She also serves on the Finance and Ethics Committees. Kathy has attended the Ontario Hospital Association Conference for Board Finance Committee Members.
Kathy received a Diploma in Nursing from the Sudbury General Hospital Marymount School of Nursing and a Bachelor of Science Nursing from the University of Windsor. She later obtained a Master of Public Administration from Queen’s University. Ms. Finney has extensive mental health experience having been previously employed at the former MHCP as Director of Nursing and Associate Administrator. She is now enjoying retirement.
Fred Flood was appointed to the Waypoint Board of Directors in 2008. He also serves on the Finance, Property and Executive Committees.
Born in the Netherlands but moving to Canada at an early age, Fred graduated from the University of Waterloo in Honours Kinesiology. Taking the cooperative education course, his work terms included placements at the Huronia Regional Hospital for the mentally challenged in Orillia. Following graduation, he then began his career in municipal work as Athletics Director in the Kitchener Parks and Recreation Department. Fred subsequently moved into more municipal administration completing further education and certification in municipal law, community economic development, human resources, and management training through the Canadian branch of the American Management Association. Moving to Midland as Deputy Clerk, he soon became the Municipal Clerk and was subsequently appointed the Town’s first Chief Administrative Officer, a post he held for 17 years leading to his retirement. Fred was recognized for his achievements being given Midland’s Award of Merit for his “many years of dedication and providing distinguished direction and leadership to Council and staff”. Fred has also served as a Board member of the newly established Midland Public Utilities Corporation and on the All Saints Anglican Church Advisory Board, including chairing the restoration committee. While retired, he continues to do some part-time consulting work.
George Kytayko was appointed to the Waypoint Board of Directors in 2008. He is also a member of the Property and Finance Committees. He has been a member of the Penetanguishene General Board of Directors since May 2008.
George graduated with a Human Resources Management Diploma from Confederation College in 1972 and received a Bachelor of Arts, Economics from Lakehead University in 1974. He has completed the Health Services Management Program - Canadian Hospital Association, and in 1994 became a Certified Health Executive with the Canadian College of Health Service Executives. George has extensive managerial and mental health experience, having worked as Assistant Administrator at Hamilton Psychiatric Hospital and Regional Personnel Director at both Queen Street Mental Health Centre and Whitby Mental Health Centre. He was a founding member of the Council of the Ontario College of Occupational Therapists and a recipient of the Central Ontario Mental Health Award. Most recently, George was the Hospital Administrator at the former MHCP from 1986 until his retirement in 2005.
Roger Robitaille was appointed to the Waypoint Board of Directors at their Annual General Meeting on June 29, 2010. He was a member of the Board of Directors for the former Huronia District Hospital from 1997 to 2007 and served as its chair from 2002 to 2004.
Roger obtained certificates in Municipal Administration and Municipal Law from Queen’s University and is a member of the Municipal Clerks and Treasurers Association of Ontario and the Canadian Association of Certified Planning Technicians. He was employed with the Township of Tiny from 1971 until his retirement in 2011 and most recently held the position of Manager of Planning & Development. He also served for a time as the Interim Chief Administrative Officer in the Township.
Roger currently belongs to the Perkinsfield Parks and Recreation Association and is a board trustee for the Caisse Populaire Des Voyageurs Inc.
Tracey Rynard was appointed to the Waypoint Board of Directors in January 2010. She is currently a member of the Board of Directors for the McLaren Art Centre, Catholic Family Services of Simcoe County and the Children’s Aid Foundation of Simcoe County. She is also an active committee volunteer for Community Living Huronia, Shelter Now!, COPE Service Dogs, Oro-Medonte Township Recreation Technical Support and Hospice Simcoe.
Tracey graduated from McMaster University with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology in 1993. She received a Bachelor of Arts, Political Science from the University of Toronto in 2000 and completed her legal studies at Osgoode Hall Law School in 2003. She was called to the Bar in 2004. Tracey is currently employed in private practice with T. Rynard Law focusing on wills, estate planning and administration, estate litigation, consent and capacity law and not-for-profit and charity law. She was previously employed at HGR Graham Partners LLP, Barriston Law LLP and cassels brock blackwell practicing law in a variety of areas including health law, not-for-profit and charity law and asset based financing.
Doris Shirriff was appointed to the Waypoint Board of Directors in 2008. She is Co-Chair of the Ethics Committee, and is also a member of the Executive, Finance and Governance Committees. She is a past member of the former Penetanguishene General Hospital Board of Directors, and the MHCP Community Advisory, Community Living Huronia, and North Simcoe Catholic Family Life Centre Boards. Doris has completed the Ontario Hospital Association Advanced Certificate in Board Governance course. She is a certified member of the Canadian Health Services Executive (retired).
Doris received a Bachelor of Arts, Health Services Administration through the Canadian School of Management. In 1962, she was employed at the Penetanguishene General Hospital where she held various positions. In 1996 she became Chief Executive Officer until her retirement in 2003. She has an extensive portfolio with previous involvement in numerous committees both regionally and provincially, including member and Vice-Chair of the Simcoe County and Simcoe/York District Health Council and Simcoe-Muskoka Health Network. Recently Doris was Co-Chair of the Huronia Hospitals Foundation Capital Campaign successfully raising $4.5 million in the community. She is currently a member and Director of the Catholic Health Corporation of Ontario.
Alison Vallance was appointed to the Waypoint Board of Directors in 2008 and served as Vice-Chair until June 2009. She currently serves as the Vice-Chair on the Governance Committee and is a member of the Finance, Property and Joint Conference Committees. From 1999 until September 2008, she was a member of the Board of Directors for the Midland Area Reading Council and, for most of that time, its Treasurer. In 2003 she was elected as a member of the Board of Directors of the Penetanguishene General Hospital and served as its Vice-Chair. Alison has attended the following Ontario Hospital Association courses/workshops: Orientation for New Trustees; and Advanced Certificate in Board Governance.
Alison attained a Master’s Degree in Environmental Studies from York University in 1984. In 1961, she received an Associate Degree from the Ontario College of Art. After practicing for many years as a textile designer, she entered arts administration in 1984 at the Ontario Crafts Council, beginning as Manager of Extension Services, then as its Associate Director. In 1991, Alison became Chair in the Faculty of Arts at Sheridan College and retired as Academic Director of Visual and Performing Arts in 1998. For eight years, she was a volunteer tutor for the Midland Area Reading Council, and is also an active member of the physician recruitment program in Elmvale.
Tony Vipond was appointed to the Waypoint Board of Directors in 2008. He is Chair of the Joint Conference Committee and member of the Governance Committee. He has served as a member of the Board of Directors for the former Penetanguishene General Hospital and was previously a Board member at the former Huronia District Hospital, Rosewood Women’s Shelter, the Ontario Association on Developmental Disabilities, and the Midland YMCA. Tony has completed the Ontario Hospital Association course on Advanced Certificate in Board Governance.
Tony is the Executive Director of Community Living Huronia (CLH) Midland, having been employed there since 1975 when he began as a counsellor. He has held a variety of increasingly responsible positions until his appointment to Executive Director in January of 2000.
Tony is the past Chair of the Simcoe County Strategic Planning group and represents the Specialized Network on the Central East Region Planning Committee. In 2003, Tony and his team proposed the development of a Central East Regional resource for individuals with a dual diagnosis. The proposal was accepted. Pineview was successfully opened in collaboration with the former MHCP in October 2004 resulting in the creation of the first regional resource with partnerships in both developmental services and the mental health field.
Dr. Trevor Young
was appointed to the Waypoint Board of Directors at the Annual General Meeting, June 9, 2011. He is a Professor, Department of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto, one of the largest Departments of Psychiatry in the world and the largest in Canada and was appointed as Chair in September, 2010.
Dr. Young received his medical degree at the University of Manitoba. This was followed by residency training at McGill University and the University of Toronto where he also completed his PhD in Medical Sciences. He completed a Research Fellowship at Johns Hopkins University.
Dr. Young has received numerous awards including the Douglas Utting Award for outstanding contributions in the field of mood disorders and is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. He was recognized with a Hope Inspiration Award by the Mood Disorders Association of Ontario in Feb. 2011 for his research work. His main area of research includes understanding the molecular basis of bipolar disorder and its treatment. His research is particularly focused on understanding the processes that lead to long-term changes in brain structure and function in patients with bipolar disorder and how these changes can be targeted by mood stabilization medication.
Board Meeting Schedule
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Waypoint Board Minutes - December 6, 2012
Waypoint Board Minutes - November 1, 2012