Meet Our Board of Directors

Thank you to the dedicated community members who volunteer their time to support the work of the Foundation.

Cambridge Memorial Hospital Foundation is seeking volunteer directors who live or work within the Region of Waterloo to help lead our organization through unprecedented growth. To learn more about the Foundation and our Strategic Priorities, click here.

Are you interested in joining us as a member of the Board of Directors? Learn more about this position and how to apply, using the links on the right side of this page.


Cheryl Hugill CPA, CA

Chair

Cheryl Hugill is a Fellow Chartered Professional Accountant and Partner with BDO Canada. Cheryl began her career at BDO in 1983, in the Kitchener office. Cheryl’s exceptional business, client service, and management abilities led her to become a partner with BDO in 1991. Through her leadership, Cheryl successfully spearheaded BDO’s leap into the Cambridge market in 2006. Under Cheryl’s guidance, BDO has become the largest accounting firm in Cambridge.

Cheryl focuses on accounting and advisory services for owner-managed businesses, Canadian Tire franchisees, and not-for-profit housing co-ops. Her philosophy is to “know you, know your family, and know your business”. This holistic method, partnered with BDO’s team approach, ensures that Cheryl succeeds at helping her clients succeed.


Tim Edworthy

Vice Chair

Tim Edworthy is a tax partner with Caissa LLP in Cambridge.  Tim is a Chartered Professional Accountant with over 25 years of experience in advising family owned businesses with respect to tax planning, acquisitions and divestitures, succession planning and remuneration strategies. 

A lifelong Cambridge resident, Tim is a graduate of Wilfrid Laurier University holding an Honours Bachelor of Economics degree.  Tim has been actively involved in the Cambridge community working with the Cambridge Minor Hockey Association, Cambridge Minor Baseball Association, Cambridge and North Dumfries Community Foundation and the Canadian Cancer Society.


Janet Huber

Secretary

A native of Cambridge, Janet Huber is a retired healthcare executive who held leadership positions at several Toronto hospitals during her 40-year career. She has extensive experience in leading change, promoting effectiveness, and building and encouraging high-performing clinical and operational teams. 

Graduate of Guelph and Queen’s Universities, Janet has a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology, a Master of Public Administration and certifications in healthcare management, operations leadership and not-for-profit governance. She is a current member of the Canadian College of Health Leaders. 

Janet has extensive volunteer experience and, since returning to Cambridge, served as Vice-chair of the Waterloo- Wellington Community Care Access Centre and is actively involved with the Women’s PROBUS Club, the Canadian Federation of University Women and is a member of the WeCareCMH North Dumfries Campaign, a powerhouse of a team that has raised over $2 million toward the WeCareCMH Campaign.


Peter Faus

Treasurer

Peter grew up on a farm in Ayr and has called Waterloo Region his home for his entire life. After receiving a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Wilfrid Laurier University, he went on to receive his CPA designation with Clarkson Gordon in 1984.  Prior to retiring is 2021, Peter spend the last 33 years of his career working in agriculture as the CFO of Grand Valley Fortifiers in Cambridge.

Being involved in charitable activity has been an important part of his life over his entire career. Currently Peter is the Treasurer of Forward Church in Cambridge, is a Director and Treasurer of The Foundation Office and has been a community member of the CMHF Finance committee since August 2018.

Peter has been married to his wife Kerry for over 37 years.  They have 4 adult children and 1 grandchild with more on the way.


Patrick Gaskin

Hospital President & CEO

Patrick Gaskin is the President & Chief Executive Officer of Cambridge Memorial Hospital. Patrick started his health administration career over 25 years ago, first working at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto after completing a Masters in Health Administration. In his career, he has worked in both teaching and community hospitals and also has spent time as a health care consultant and planner.

Seventeen years ago, he and his family moved to Waterloo Region where he worked at Grand River Hospital for nine years in various capacities – as a Vice President, then Executive Vice President & Regional VP for Cancer Services and served as Acting President & CEO at a time when the hospital was under provincial supervision.

For 2 years Patrick worked as a Vice President for London Health Sciences and St. Joseph’s Health Care. During that time, Patrick completed a Fellowship with the Canadian Health Services Research Foundation, focusing on how to engage hospital leaders in improving performance measurement and management. In 2009, he joined CMH and was appointed President & CEO in 2010.

In his career, Patrick has been asked to support organizations under provincial supervision 5 times. In each of these assignments, Patrick has worked with the senior leaders in improving the hospital’s performance.

Patrick is married to Fiona and they have 3 children.


Julia Goyal

Hospital Board Representative

Julia is a graduate of McMaster University (B.Sc. (Honours), Biology) and University of Waterloo (M.Sc., Public Health and Health Systems). She is pursuing a Joint Interdisciplinary PhD between the School of Public Health and Health Systems (SPHHS) and Department of Mechatronics and Mechanical Engineering at the University of Waterloo (UW).

Julia is a recipient of Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship. She is co-president of the UW SPHHS Graduate Student Association; Student Affiliate at the Global Labour Research Center; Student Member of the Waterloo Institute for Complexity and Innovation; and member of the Canadian Association for Research on Work and Health Board of Directors. In the past, she has served as Chair of Graduate Studies Endowment Fund at UW (2017-2019), Student Senator on the UW Board Manual 2-A-04 Senate (2017-2021) and Student Governor on the UW Board of Governors (2018-2019, 2020-2021). Julia sits on the CMH Quality and Governance Committee.


Victoria Barroso

Victoria brings a strategic vision to life through innovative marketing and commercialization strategies. With a keen ability to identify and harness opportunities within the life sciences sector, she integrates these elements into comprehensive strategies that drive brand success. Known for her leadership and passion for health sciences, Victoria inspires those around her to think expansively while maintaining a grounded approach in financial and operational realities. Her expertise and credibility make her a valuable voice in decision-making processes, strategic partnerships, and governance. 

Currently, Victoria is a Strategist at Klick Health, the largest independent full-service marketing agency and commercialization partner for life sciences. In her role, she develops and implements strategic initiatives that elevate life sciences brands and bring them to market successfully. Prior to her current position, Victoria served as the Vice President University Affairs for the University Students’ Council (USC) at Western University, one of the largest non-profits in London, ON. There, she played a pivotal role in shaping the landscape of post-secondary education during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Victoria holds a Bachelor of Science from Western University and a Master of Management of Innovation from the University of Toronto. She has also completed executive leadership training at the Ivey Academy at Ivey Business School. Her contributions and potential were recognized when she was named YWCA Cambridge’s Young Woman of Distinction in 2016. 

Born and raised in Cambridge, Victoria is eager to give back to her community through her position on the board. She aims to leverage her passion and experience in the non-profit and health science sectors to further the mission of the Cambridge Memorial Hospital Foundation. Outside of her professional endeavors, Victoria enjoys volunteering with Special Olympics, participating in group fitness activities, and traveling. 


Eric Bergeron

Eric Bergeron is a Senior Relationship Manager with TD Commercial Bank in Cambridge. Since joining TD in 2015, Eric has helped many local businesses and not-for-profits in the Waterloo Region with customized financing and banking solutions. He is passionate about supporting entrepreneurs and community leaders in their growth aspirations.  

Eric has completed a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Ottawa, a Master of Finance from Wilfrid Laurier University and is a CFA charterholder.  

Eric has been involved with the Foundation’s Finance Committee as a community member since 2022. Born and raised in Ottawa, Eric has called the Waterloo Region home since 2013. In his spare time, Eric and his fiancé Clare spend their time outdoors, kayaking and hiking.  



Piyush Nanda

Piyush Nanda is a Manufacturing Engineering Specialist at Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada in Cambridge since 2017. Piyush comes with an extensive volunteer work experience, serving the community in various capacities.

An innovative problem solver, Piyush is highly skilled in leading multiple successful projects in a fast-paced environment. At present, he chairs the Toyota Young Professionals Board, and serves as the Vice President of Cambridge Toastmasters. In 2022, Piyush ran for public office as one of the Ward 2 Councilor candidates in Cambridge, and placed 2nd behind the incumbent. 

Piyush carries a heart to contribute to the local community, be it serving at the OneRoof Youth Shelter in Kitchener, or handing out care packages to unhoused individuals on the streets in Toronto and Cambridge.


Bernardo Recine

Born and raised in Cambridge, Bernardo has lived, worked and volunteered in this fair city throughout his career. Bernardo graduated from the University of Western Ontario in 1993 [B.Sc., Statistical Science] and has worked in the Manufacturing sector for the last 30 years. Bernardo has held many Management position with three different companies. During this time, he was awarded 3 different accommodations for his services, one in Quality and the other two as the Top Performer from his employer [who had over 2500 employees at the time] in different years. 

Bernardo has also had vast volunteer experience. He was one of the organizers for Work For A Cure which was a local grass root group that raised funds for local families with kids suffering from Cancer, Cambridge Memorial Hospital, the Canadian Cancer Society, McMaster Children Hospital and Ronald McDonald House for over 15 years. Bernardo is one of the key organizers for the Muscular Dystrophy Canada Walk for Waterloo Region since 2011. He also supports the Fire Fighters of Cambridge annual Boot Drive for over 10 years. Bernardo has also made close to 150 blood and platelets donations to Canadian Blood Services of Canada. He has been recognize for his services by the Canadian Cancer Society, Blood Service of Canada and accepted into the confraternity and conferred the rank of Knight Commander of Grace from Confraternity of St Peter and St Paul for his charitable work,  
  

Bernardo has also been coaching senior Men’s soccer since 2005 where he has won over 10 different championships.  

Along with his business, volunteer and charitable work Bernardo has been completing all these activities dealing with his own Muscular Dystrophy disorder. 


Mike Titizian

A resident of the local community since 1962, Mike Titizian is currently the President and General Manager of Colson Group Canada Inc. He is heavily involved in his local community through volunteer work, teaching, and giving back.

In this role as President of Colson Group Canada, his responsibilities include positioning the operations for strategic growth and profitability through four distribution facilities across Canada. With over 35 years in the manufacturing industry, he specializes in market and product development strategies to penetrate target markets, global sourcing and supply chain management, and business process improvements to facilitate customer service experience excellence. Prior to entering the private sector, Titizian spent three years working for the Federal Government in Ottawa, Ontario.

In his spare time, Titizian previously worked with youth and adult professionals teaching Operations and Business Marketing at Conestoga College. He has also authored many market-specific articles in various business and industry related publications.


Smita Tulsani

Smita is an accomplished value-driven leader and a designated Chartered Marketer with experience in digital product management, strategic marketing, customer experience, data analytics, and fundraising. In her current role as Customer Strategy and MarTech Director for Akcelo, she focuses on establishing the Australian-based company’s market presence in Toronto and the wider Canadian market.

Smita is passionate about the cause and leads with her influence within a multi-cultural context to drive effective social change. Smita previously held senior leadership positions within diverse sectors such as telecom, manufacturing, media, and most recently World Vision Canada, and Canadian Cancer Society. Smita has been an advocate for championing the shift to an agile mindset and data-driven approach in the not-for-profit community. Smita has led many product innovations and won industry recognition for her work.

Smita is also the founder of an AI-based start-up. She is passionate about understanding the impact of digital transformation and the use of AI and Machine learning. She leads by fostering an innovative, collaborative, entrepreneurial culture and mindset while delivering on innovative projects.


Steven von Konyenburg

Steven has worked in the medical diagnostics field for over 10 years where he has focused primarily on bringing innovation to the laboratory. Steven is a graduate of the University of Guelph, where he received his degree in Biological Sciences with a focus on molecular biology, and went on to pursue further training in bioinformatics. 
 
Through multiple industry roles in customer training, sales, marketing and product management, Steven has gained experience working with the healthcare sector across Canada, and is always focused on putting patients first. 
 
As a newer resident to the Waterloo region Steven is excited to serve in the community and become involved in the Foundation.


Dr. Paul Westacott

Dr. Paul Westacott has been working at Cambridge Memorial Hospital (CMH) for 37 years. Serving in different capacities both in the Hospital and outside, with the Cambridge Academy of Medicine and the Ontario Medical Association Council, Dr. Westacott specializes in Anesthesia for Surgery and Endoscopy, Chronic Pain, Intensive Care, and Palliative Care.   

Born and raised in Cairns, Australia, Dr. Westacott migrated to Canada in 1981 after graduating from medical school at the University of Queensland. He completed his Fellowship in Anesthesia at the University of Toronto in 1985. In the last 37 years, Dr. Westacott has participated as a member of most Hospital Committees and has served as a member of the CMH Board. He was the former Chief of Anesthesia for two terms, and previously served as Vice President, Medical Staff.  

Dr. Westacott lives in Cambridge with his wife of 37 years, Deborah. They have two daughters, Laura and Elizabeth. Dr. and Mrs. Westacott were delighted to welcome a granddaughter to their growing family at Cambridge Memorial Hospital 15 months ago.


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