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Susan Ewald

Susan Ewald

Susan, a graduate of the Lambton College Nursing program in 1991 worked as an Emergency Room Nurse travelling and working in several hospitals across the US.

After retiring from her nursing career in 1998, she moved back to her home in Chatham and over the next twenty plus years held positions as owner of her father’s financial services business, consultant for a farm and management business, and worked as interim administrator and communication and development consultant with St. Peter’s Seminary Foundation.

Susan has participated in committee work such as Association of Theological Schools, Accrediting Review Committee and Vocation Advisory Board for the Diocese of London, Pastoral Council and Finance Committee, and served as Chair of the Youth Commission. She has served as Director for the SJHCS since 2015, and from 2012 through 2016, she was Director at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Chatham Susan’s creative abilities have availed her to work as the Webmaster for Blessed Sacrament St Agnes Parish Cluster, and the volunteer photographer for the Diocese of London, the Parish Community, Sisters of the Precious Blood, St. Peter’s Seminary, Seminary Foundation and Children’s Treatment Center of Chatham-Kent. She has served on the Society’s Board since 2015.

Susan enjoys photography, quilting, graphic design work, decorating and cooking.

Marcella Grail

Marcella Grail

Marcella has been in public practice since 1986 when she earned her Chartered Accountant designation with Ernst Young and later specialized in income tax with PricewaterhouseCoopers. A sole practitioner for over 24 years, Marcella merged her practice with Marcus & Associates Hoare Dalton in August, 2015. Marcella brings with her considerable experience in the areas of financial and income tax planning for small to medium-sized businesses, corporations, individuals and many not for profit and charitable organizations.

Marcella has served on numerous charitable and not-for-profit boards including St. Joseph Health Care, London, and the Lay Finance Committee for the Sisters of St. Joseph. She is currently the Vice Chair of London Hospital Linen Service Inc. and a board member of Forest City Volleyball. Marcella joined the Society Board in 2015 and currently serves as Board President.

In her spare time, you will find Marcella playing volleyball, running marathons and triathlons.

Mike Hanki

Mike Hanki

Mike, a semi-retired entrepreneur holds Board positions for several national and international companies. He has a long history of civic involvement within Lambton County including Sarnia Lambton's Chamber of Commerce. He has served on many committees such as: Sarnia Lambton Economic Development Business Retention & Expansion, Ministry of Municipal Affairs & Housing, and Plympton Wyoming Business Retention & Expansion Program and Leadership Team. Mike has served multiple terms as a Reviewer for Canada's Volunteer Awards and as Chair and Campaign Manager during numerous Federal and Provincial Elections.

Mike's extensive volunteer engagement has earned him the June Callwood Circle of Outstanding Volunteers Award, the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal, Plympton Wyoming's Mayor's Community Appreciation Award, and was also nominated for an Outstanding Business Achievement Award for Citizen of the Year.

Mike has been a staunch advocate for compassionate end-of-life-care for many years, sparked by his early position on Sarnia's Save Palliative Care Committee where he was lead spokesperson and liaison with all levels of Provincial, County and Municipal government.  That interest evolved into various roles within St Joseph's Hospice of Sarnia Lambton; first as a fund raiser for its construction, then as a Board member for 9 years, which included the Chair position as well as Interim Executive Director for an extended period. He is also a Board member of the Hospice of Elgin. Mike joined the Board of St. Joseph's Health Care Society in 2018 and currently serves as Board Vice-President.

In his spare time Mike plays as much golf at SGCC as he can, fishes when the weather cooperates, and he and his wife Judy enjoy cruising in their collection of classic cars.

John Iannozzi

John Iannozzi

John is semi-retired after a career in Public Accounting and as an entrepreneur. He graduated with Honours Bachelor of Commerce Degree from the University of Windsor in 1985 and then practiced Public Accounting at PricewaterhouseCoopers in London and BDO Canada in Sarnia. He served as Director and Chief Financial Officer and founding shareholder Karr Securities Inc., a private merchant-banking firm which has founded, grown and exited several companies across various business sectors including public market investments, hospitality industry and natural resource sector including metals and oil and gas.

John was a recipient of the Ontario Business Achievement Awards (OBAA) by the Ontario Chamber of Commerce and the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario in recognition of his dedication to best-practices and achieving higher than industry standards, transparency of existing Corporate Governance practices and commitment to community development, job creation and support of employees in his role as founding Director and CFO of TSX listed GlobeStar Mining Corporation.

Among his various volunteer and community roles John has served as founding Director and Treasurer of the Major Junior A Sarnia Sting Hockey Club, Founding Donor, Director and Treasurer of the Board of St. Joseph’s Hospice, Sarnia-Lambton, Director and Treasurer of Lambton Elderly Outreach and member of the Investment Committee of Regional Diocese Endowments Funds for the Diocese of London. John has also served as an elected Trustee with the Catholic Separate School Board of Sarnia-Lambton.

In his free time John enjoys travel, sporting events and automobiles. He joined the Society Board since 2015 and currently serves as its Treasurer.

Sr. Jacqueline Janisse

Sr. Jacqueline Janisse

Sr. Jacqueline has been a member of the Sisters of St. Joseph for 50+ years. She holds an Honours Bachelor of Commerce from University of Windsor, a Masters of Health Administration from the University of Ottawa and graduated from the Michigan School of Myomassology. Her ministries include elementary and high school teaching, hospital administration at Marycrest Home for the Aged, in Peterborough and massage therapy and she has worked in the three acute hospitals – St. Joseph’s London, Chatham and Sarnia.

In Windsor where she resides, she has involvements with Habitat for Humanity and The United Way of Windsor Essex. Her involvements with the direct work of the Sisters is as a recent member of the Central Donations, Finance and Spiritual Ministries Network Committees and a present member of the Local Donations Committee. Sister was appointed to the Board of the Health Care Society in 1999 and has been involved with the expansion of the Society’s mission to include sponsorship of the three hospices at the present.

Sr. Jacqueline notes that “It continues to be a humbling privilege to work with the many dedicated men and women of our Diocese who have committed themselves to upholding and promoting Catholic Healthcare values in service to the wider community and the legacy of the Sisters of St. Joseph.”

Sister enjoys sports, music, card-making and expanding her knowledge of wholistic health and well-being.

David Nash

David Nash

David achieved a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Western University in 1970. He furthered his education and enrolled in a graduate studies program with the Faculty of Law at the University of Ottawa and was called to the Bar in 1976. Early in his career, as a part-time Crown Attorney, David attained a great deal of trial experience and over time has litigated in all levels of Ontario courts, in front of numerous tribunals.

David’s areas of expertise cross many sectors of industry including the laws pertaining to Insurance, Indigenous, health and employment, offering a wealth of experience to the team and the clients of McKenzie Lake Lawyers.

David is also one of the few licensed adoption lawyers in the province. David maintains that interest because of the passion he feels for helping people out. Though not a major part of David’s practice it does certainly bring him great joy.

On a personal level David enjoys participating in the community on boards and has been Chair of St. Joseph’s Health Care and St. Joseph’s Health Care Foundation Boards. He has served in the Society Board since 1997.

Fr. Eugene Roy

Fr. Eugene Roy

Fr. Eugene Roy, a native of the Municipality of Chatham-Kent from the French farming community of Pain Court was ordained to the Priesthood on May 5, 1984, at St. Peter’s Cathedral Basilica in London. While attending St. Peter’s Seminary in London, from 1977 until 1984, he earned a BA in Philosophy and a Masters of Divinity.

Fr. Eugene has shared his ministry for the past 37 years in Windsor, Essex & Kent Counties, Pembroke Diocese, five years as a volunteer missionary Priest in Peru and currently holds the position of Director of Priest Personnel for the Diocese of London.

Fr. Eugene began his adventure with the St. Joseph Hospital family in Chatham as a Board member in 1999, when it was a member partner of the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance. In 2001, he became a Board Director of the St. Joseph Health Care Society and has participated at many of the faith-based healthcare workshops at the provincial and national levels. In addition to his local ministry, Fr. Eugene, who, in 1976, earned a Grade 10 Piano Performance diploma from the Royal Conservatory of Toronto, holds a current position as Chair of the National Council for Liturgical Music for the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops. He is also a member of the Clergy Commission for the Francophone sector for the Assembly of the Catholic Bishops of Ontario.