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 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.

Kate Cressman Chair

Katherine (Kate) Cressman

After a rewarding career teaching grades 7 & 8 for the Waterloo Region District School Board, Kate retired in 2008. She has lived her entire life in North Dumfries Township and has been involved with many community organizations.

Kate has been an active member of Knox United Church in Ayr for more than 50 years. At present, she is Secretary of the Waterloo District Women’s Institute and President of the New Dundee Women’s Institute. Kate is Chair of the Kitchener Waterloo Community Foundation (KWCF) Plowing Match 1995 & 2012 Grants Committee. She was an Executive member of both these regional events and Chair of the World Plowing Organization Hospitality Committee, when Canada hosted this event in 2003. Kate has also served several years as a Director on the Waterloo Region Hall of Fame Board.

Kate co-chaired the WeCareCMH North Dumfries Campaign. This small group of volunteers managed to raise over $2.5 M over a five year commitment. As recognition for this effort, this North Dumfries Team won the Chamber of Commerce Cambridge & North Dumfries Community Award for “Group of the Year” in 2018. During the same year, Kate was also awarded the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) National Philanthropy Award for the Golden Triangle ‘Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser’.

Kate and her husband Reg have lived on a farm near Ayr for 50 years. They have 4 adult children and 6 grandchildren. Cambridge Memorial Hospital has always been their family hospital.

Kate is now an active Director on the CMHF Board and considers it an honour to be part of this exceptional team.

Kevin Zimic

Kevin Zimic

Kevin Zimic is Dealer Principal at Ridgehill Ford Sales (1980) Limited in Cambridge for the past 6 years. Prior to this, he operated Rhino Linings of Canada after spending 15 years at Ford Motor Company of Canada holding senior roles in Sales and Marketing. He is a graduate of Brock University with an hBBA in Marketing and Economics and still hasn’t talked himself into an MBA yet!

A committed philanthropist, Kevin has actively donated time, treasure and talent to many worthwhile charities including Foundation Board executive positions with St. Catharines General Hospital Foundation and Testicular Cancer Canada. He also served & supported the Oakville Fare Share Food Bank, The United Way of Oakville, St. Catharines Minor Hockey, Hespeler Minor Hockey, Cambridge Minor Hockey, Hespeler Minor baseball, YWCA Walk A Mile, Autism Ontario, The United Way of Cambridge & North Dumfries bestowed 2013 Community Achievement Award for Small Business Support and the Lang’s Farm Village Association he received the Gerald D. Steinman Corporate Award for outstanding contribution to the success of the organization in 2015. He currently is the Chamber of Commerce representative on the City of Cambridge Economic Development Advisory Committee and also donates blood 4–5 times per year.

Niagara natives now happily transplanted in West Galt, Kevin and his wife Antonette are proud parents of Alexander and Rachel and love their two Golden doodles Jack Daniels and Cash.

Gerry Walsh Secretary

Gerry Walsh

Gerry Walsh is Human Resources Manager at AOC Resins and Coatings Company. She joined AOC in 2006 and is a member of the Social Committee that raises money for the Food Bank and the Christmas Foster Family Program.

Gerry has a Certificate in Human Resources Management along with a Certificate in Alternative Dispute Resolution from the University of Windsor. She also holds designations as a Certified Human Resources Leader, (CHRL) and a Certified Ergonomic Specialist (CES). Gerry is currently a Board Member with Community Living Guelph-Wellington. Raised in Newfoundland she moved to Ontario in 1986 and has lived in Cambridge since 1993.

Angelo Loberto Past Chair

Angelo Loberto

Angelo is a Chartered Professional Accountant and his current position is the CFO/COO of Magnet Forensics Inc. in Waterloo. Prior to joining Magnet, Angelo held a number of senior and executive positions over 16 years in Finance/Operations at RIM (BlackBerry). Prior to RIM, Angelo worked at KPMG in Waterloo. In addition to obtaining a Honours Bachelor of Administration degree from Wilfrid Laurier University, Angelo holds a Chartered Director designation from the DeGroote School of Business from MacMaster University.

Angelo has significant experience as a volunteer with Cambridge Memorial Hospital and first became involved in 2007 as a community member of their Capital Redevelopment Committee. Angelo joined the CMH Board as a director in 2008 where he chaired a number of the Board committees, including the Finance, Governance and Executive Committees. Angelo was Vice Chair of the CMH Board from 2010–2012 and Chair from 2012–2014. Angelo was heavily involved in securing approval for the hospital’s current Capital Redevelopment Project (CRP), which was approved by the Ministry of Health in 2014. Angelo’s interest in the Foundation Board is continuing to see the CRP project through inception, approval, construction and ultimately full financing by donor funding and the Ministry of Health.

Angelo and his family have lived in Cambridge since 1999 and in Waterloo Region for 25+ years. Angelo and his wife Monica have two daughters, Emily and Samantha, who were both born at Cambridge Memorial Hospital and are active with many local charities and community events.

Graham Braun

Graham Braun

Graham and his wife Monica own and operate Monigram Coffee Roasters with 4 locations in the Region. They started by opening a coffee shop in downtown Cambridge in 2012 and have grown from there. Graham is a professional engineer and formerly worked in IT.

Graham sits on the Board of the Business Improvement Areas in Cambridge (Galt BIA) and is involved with Ayr’s Food for Thought program. Graham and Monica live in Cambridge with their two daughters.

Victoria Clark

Victoria Clark

Victoria Clark has lived in Cambridge since 1963, becoming an Insurance Broker in 1981 and subsequently Broker/Owner of South Waterloo Insurance Brokers, now Arthur J. Gallagher Canada Ltd.

Over the past 30 years, Victoria has dedicated herself to many charitable and No-for-Profit organizations within Cambridge. She has gained much knowledge and insight into the various social and economic challenges that are faced daily by this community. Some of Victoria’s involvement includes serving as a Member of Cambridge City Council, serving 1992–1999 where valuable experience in the ways of Government and Policy Setting was gained. She served as Past President of Preston-Hespeler Rotary Club. Is a proud past Co-Chair of Best-Bites, was Co-Chair for Galt Colligates 150th Anniversary, and currently is a Director of YWCA Cambridge.

Victoria and her husband Gary have 3 sons, all living in Cambridge.

Patrick Gaskin Hospital President & CEO

Patrick Gaskin

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.

James Goodram

James Goodram

James Goodram is Director of Economic Development for the City of Cambridge and has worked in public service for over 25 years. James has a degree in Urban Planning and a Masters in Economic Development and holds certifications as a Registered Professional Planner, as well as a Professional Land Economist. 

James is dedicated to the community and is enjoying his time on the CMH Foundation Campaign Cabinet Committee so much so that he has decided to join the CMH Foundation Board of Directors. Cambridge Memorial Hospital is a foundational element of what makes Cambridge a great and caring community.

James is married to Jodi and has two daughters Lauryn and Tessa. 

Dr Glenn Martins

Dr. Glenn Martin

Dr. Martin is from Waterloo Region (Elmira) and graduated from UWO Medicine 1980 and Internal Medicine 1984. Early in his career he worked at Oshawa General and Glazier Medical Center when in the spring of 1991 he came to the Department of Internal Medicine at Cambridge Memorial Hospital.

Dr. Martin served on MAC in 1990’s and mid 2000’s and was also on CMH Board as VP then President of Medical Staff. Prior to Dr. Rhee, Dr. Martin served as the interim Chief of Staff. He continues to enjoy a busy office practice which is restricted to Cardiology and participates in a rotation providing cardiology consultations at CMH. 

Nicola Melchers Hospital Appointee

Nicola Melchers

Nicola Melchers is a partner at SmithValeriote Law Firm LLP and practices in the areas of Business law, Non-Profit and Charitable Corporations, Real Estate and Wills and Estates. Nicola qualified as a Solicitor in the UK in 1994 and worked in both private practice and in-house before moving to Cambridge, Canada in late 2000.

Nicola is a resident of Cambridge and is very active in the Cambridge community; she has previously served on the Campaign Cabinet of the United Way of Cambridge and North Dumfries and the Board of Directors of the Child Witness Centre. Nicola currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Cambridge and North Dumfries Community Foundation and Cambridge Rehabilitation Homes Inc.

Nicola and her husband Andrew have two children, Grace and Stanley who are experts at keeping them busy.

Yasmine Mohamed

Yasmine Mohamed

Yasmine Mohamed is a leader with over 13 years of experience in the Social Services sector, with a decade of experience combining childhood education, adult learning, leadership, entrepreneurial spirit and building growth and development strategies for NGOs. Yasmine is a proven fundraiser having worked and volunteered with organizations such as Islamic Relief Canada, NISA Women’s Helpline and the Muslim Society of Waterloo Wellington. Yasmine also works as an international speaker, a professional life coach that provides Spiritual Counselling to the greater community across Central and Western Ontario.

A confident coordinator, she also has experience working with local agencies, like the Regional Police Departments and RCMP. Yasmine’s education includes a Bachelor of Arts from Wilfrid Laurier University, where Yasmine is currently working to obtaining her second degree. She is a strong believer in giving back to the community and has dedicated a great deal of time to advancing the education opportunities available to the diverse communities of Waterloo Region. Yasmine is founder of Campus Revival, a group of university and college students, working together to make a difference in peoples’ lives in the community. Yasmine is excited to bring her energy and vision to the Board of Directors of the Cambridge Memorial Hospital Foundation.

Connie Titizian

Connie Titizian

Connie Titizian, a lifelong resident of Cambridge, immigrated to Canada from the Netherlands as an infant. Connie studied in the Canadian Institute of Management program at University of Waterloo, and spent 10 years working senior admin roles in the publishing industry before devoting her skills to volunteer positions while raising her family.

Over the course of those 20 years, Connie applied her administrative and organizational expertise to a wide variety of volunteer positions at Woodland Park Public School and Sue Bottrill Dance Studio.  A graduate of Galt Collegiate Institute, she volunteered on the organizing committees for her 25th class reunion, and the school’s 150th reunion in 2002.

Connie has always been passionate about Cambridge and her volunteer work.  She is very involved in the local Armenian community, volunteering on the Board of their Saturday Language School, serving as past Chair of the local chapter of the Armenian Relief Society, and has also volunteered with St. Nishan Armenian Apostolic Church and the resettlement program for Syrian-Armenian refugees in the Cambridge area.  She is a member of the organizing committee for the Armenian Prelacy Golf Tournament, which has raised funds to benefit the Cambridge Memorial Hospital Foundation since 2009.  She believes that a thriving community such as Cambridge requires a full-scale modern hospital to maintain the needs of its residents.

Connie’s husband, Mike, is the President of the Canadian Head Office of an international manufacturing company located in Cambridge. They have been married since 1982, and have 2 adult daughters, Lenna and Talina.

Scroll to Top