Fred Cipryk – Chair
Mr. Cipryk is a health care leader with significant experience across the health care continuum. He has worked with the HNHB LHIN from a health systems perspective to front line management in clinical and community based settings of Acute Hospital Care, Community Care, and Long Term Care. Mr. Cipryk has been a Board member of INCommunities since January 2012 and is currently Chair. He is a member of the Nomination Committee. Mr. Cipryk holds a MHSc Health Administration from University of Toronto and a BScN from McMaster University. He is also a member of the Canadian College of Health Leaders and a Certified Health Executive (CHE).
Zuher “Zeau” Ismail – Vice Chair
Mr. Zeau Ismail is currently the Director of Interprofessional Practice, Ethics & Research for Niagara Health. Mr. Ismail has been a member of the INCommunities Board of Directors since May 2011 and is a member of the Nomination Committee. Mr. Ismail holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Community Health from Brock University, a Master of Science degree in Occupational Therapy from D’Youville College and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree with a dual concentration in Healthcare Administration and Strategic Management from Niagara University. Mr. Ismail currently sits on the Board of Directors of Community Living – Grimsby, Lincoln and West Lincoln. Mr. Ismail is also a Certified Health Executive (CHE) with the Canadian College of Health Leaders and sits on the Hamilton & Area Chapter Executive. Mr. Ismail provides leadership and support in the implementation, maintenance and integration of quality improvement and patient safety processes within Niagara Health. Mr. Ismail’s interests are in enhancing the safety culture and quality of services at Niagara Health and to promote an extraordinary patient experience.
David Ceglie – Treasurer
David Ceglie is currently the Vice President of Clinical Operations & Business Development at Hotel Dieu Shaver Health and Rehabilitation Hospital. Mr. Ceglie has been a member of the INCommunities Board of Directors since May 2011 and served as the Chair of the Finance Committee up until April 2014. Mr. Ceglie holds a Bachelor of Health Science degree from the University of Western Ontario, a Master of Science degree in Occupational Therapy from D’Youville College, and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree with a dual concentration in Healthcare Administration and Strategic Management from Niagara University. He is a Co-Chair of the Niagara Task Group Committee for the Provincial Rehabilitation Care Alliance and also a Co-Chair for the HNHB LHIN Complex Care Post Implementation Steering Committee. David also provides leadership throughout the community through volunteering his time to sit on various committees throughout the Niagara Region. In 2015, David was nominated for the “40 under 40 Award” and was successful in achieving this award.
Jill de Witte
Jill is a Senior Manager of change management with Deloitte. Jill brings extensive experience in strategic planning, change management, project management and communications. She has worked closely with private and public-sector organizations across Canada to help them deliver strategic projects while minimizing the impact of change on employees. Jill holds a Bachelor of Arts Honours in Psychology and English Literature from Queen’s University. Jill is interested in helping build connections within the community that match an individual’s strengths and skills to help meet an organization’s needs.
Janice Gardner-Spiece is the Long Term Care Redevelopment Special Projects Manager at Niagara Region Community Services. Prior to this role, her career has spanned across not for profit, government and for profit organizations in positions such as Therapeutic Recreationist, Volunteer Supervisor, Resident Programs Consultant, Executive Director, Regional Manager and Professor. She has obtained a Bachelor of Recreation and Leisure Studies degree from Brock University, Human Resources diploma from Seneca College and a Master of Education specializing in Adult, Community and Higher Education from the University of Calgary. Janice provides expert knowledge to support strategic direction, planning and collaboration among government stakeholders. As an active member and past Executive of the Regional Association of Volunteer Administrators, Janice demonstrates leadership, accountability, partnership building and collaboration. A recognized leader, Janice has received awards for leadership, innovation and sustainability for her work.
Angie Kerr holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Brock University and is currently pursuing her Chartered Professional Accountant designation through CPA Ontario. Mrs. Kerr has had an extensive career working in non-profit organizations at a senior management level, as well as being a volunteer specialist, fundraiser, and administrator. Angie has worked in every region throughout Southwestern Ontario, from Windsor to Owen Sound to Barrie and south-westwards covering all communities south and west of Barrie. She is a resident of St. Catharines and has volunteered as a rowing coach and as a mentor in Brock University’s ‘Mentorship Plus’ program, providing career mentoring to senior year undergraduate students.
Edwin Leung graduated from Wilfrid Laurier University in 2005 and obtained his Chartered Accountant designation in 2008. He moved to St. Catharines to begin his career at Jones & O’Connell Chartered Accountants and is currently working as the Audit Supervisor. He has 8 years of professional accounting experience in performing various financial analyses and assisting clients with annual budgets. He immigrated to Canada in 1990 and fully understands the difficulties new immigrants face in their daily life (e.g., language). Skills Edwin brings to the board include: administration, management; finance, accounting; policy development and program evaluation and risk management. Edwin has experience working with many not for profits in his job and has an understanding of the requirements that non-profits face. Currently he also sits on the Board of Directors for INCommunities and a local Condominium.
Courtney has worked in both the health care industry and the community support services sector and is currently a Quality and Patient Safety Specialist at Niagara Health. Courtney has been a member of the INCommunities Board of Directors since 2012. Courtney holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, as well as a Masters of Business Administration (MBA), with a specialization in Health Services Management from the DeGroote School of Business at McMaster University. Courtney is also a Certified Healthcare Executive with the Canadian College of Health Leaders.
Dr. Robert Madronic
Robert is a professor of Marketing and Entrepreneurship at Niagara College. A highly experienced lecturer, writer and researcher, his education includes a BA from McMaster, a BEd from Brock, an MBA from Wilfred Laurier and a Doctorate in Business from the Grenoble Graduate School of Management in France. This training has enabled him to develop a long and varied career in business and public service. In addition to consulting and management positions, Robert’s professional life has included positions in social service organizations supporting people with developmental and physical disabilities throughout South-Western Ontario.
Steven is currently a Financial Planner with RBC Financial Planning, managing clients in St. Catharines and Thorold. Mr. Magno has been a member of the INCommunities Board of Directors since December 2013 and is a member of the Finance Committee. Mr. Magno holds a Bachelor of Business Economics degree from Brock University and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree with a concentration in Finance from Niagara University. Additionally, Mr. Magno holds a Personal Financial Planning (PFP) designation. He is a member of the RBC/Brock University Mentorship program, providing career mentoring to senior year undergraduate students, as well as being involved with the Canadian Securities Institute providing expert advice for the compilation of the PFP designation.
Tricia joined the INCommunities Board in 2014. She is a resident of St. Catharines. Tricia holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Western Ontario and a Bachelor of Law degree from the University of Windsor. She has practiced law in London and Niagara. Tricia has volunteered with Niagara North Community Legal Services, St. Catharines Road Runners and Walkers, and her children’s school. Skills she brings to the board include administration, analytical and logical reasoning, complex problem solving, and negotiation.