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Board of Directors

Message from Mr. Sonny Monzavi, Chair

On behalf of the St. Joseph's Hamilton Joint Boards of Governors (JBG) I wish to welcome you to the St Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton website. Our organization is guided by the legacy of the Sisters of St. Joseph who have provided us with the framework to continue their work. Their passion for healing, their dedication to all those we serve and their compassion for the poor and marginalized provide the inspiration for our efforts. Our people are our strength and a safe and healthy workplace is a key priority to ensure they can deliver the mission handed to us by our founders.

St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton has been caring for the region of Hamilton with milestones, miracles and discoveries for more than 125 years! From the first kidney transplant performed by Dr. Knight and Dr. Tsai in 1970, to the recent opening of the Margaret and Charles Juravinski Centre for Integrated Healthcare where we reinvented the provision of mental health and addictions care - St. Joseph’s continues to stand by our promise to provide the highest standard of care to our community.

We are dedicated to providing our community with high quality, accessible and safe healthcare and work continuously to improve the results and outcomes for our patients and families. By focusing on the patient’s journey through our health system, from hospital to home or to long-term care, we consistently strive to eliminate barriers and gaps that occur in today’s health care environment.

We are also passionate about our academic mission to educate healthcare professionals, bring best evidence into practice and support our researchers in the important work of creating new treatments, innovative care delivery and cures for tomorrow.

Working together with our staff of dedicated professionals, the JBG is focused on improving the experiences and outcomes of the people we serve at our locations. While many exciting projects are in process in our organization, we are most gratified when we can offer our patients and their families seamless, effective, safe and compassionate care.

Over the 2017-18 year, St. Joe’s will embark on a large initiative to join our mission of providing compassionate care with leading healthcare technology through our ‘Dovetale’ project. We are truly transforming the way we work and provide care through a digital healthcare movement. Healthcare providers at St. Joe’s will soon be better able to connect to each other and collaborate on patient care through one digital information solution that holds all of the patient’s story. We will be improving patient care by providing real-time, at-the-bedside data and analysis and patients will have new options to engage in their care through better information sharing.

This is truly an exciting time in the history of our great organization and I look forward to working with all of our partners as we continue to improve the quality of care we provide.
Sonny Monzavi,
Chair, St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton Joint Boards of Governors

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Mr. Sonny Monzavi * (Chair, JBG)

Mr. Sonny Monzavi is the Chief Financial Officer of Pointe Claire Steel Inc. and the current Vice-Chair of the JBG. Mr. Monzavi has served on a number of local Boards including Past Chair, Junior Achievement of Hamilton Wentworth, Past Board member, Hamilton Entertainment and Convention Facilities Inc. (HECFI), Past Board Member and Treasurer, Wesley Community Homes, Past Chair, Junior Chamber of Commerce, Past Board Member, Rotary Club of Hamilton Mountain. Mr. Monzavi is a Chartered Accountant.

Mr. Adriaan Korstanje * (Vice-Chair, JBG)

Mr. Adriaan Korstanje is the current Treasurer of the JBG and is General Manager, Human Resources at Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada Inc. (TMMC).  Adriaan Korstanje joined TMMC in 1990, after gaining Corporate Communications and Government Relations experience with a range of companies and institutions including Stelco, Canada Trust, Canada Post and DuPont.  He is also a member of the Mechanical Engineering Systems Program Advisory Committee at Conestoga College.

Lynn McNeil* (Treasurer, JBG)

Ms. Lynn McNeil is currently the Treasurer of the JBG.  She has over 25 years of experience in the high tech sector where she has held executive and technical positions in Operations, Information Systems and Engineering.  Lynn is currently a Senior Operations consultant and a member of the grant review team of the Ontario Trillium Foundation. 

Mr. Peter Tice (Past Chair, JBG)

Mr. Peter Tice is the current Chair of the JBG and past Vice-Chair of the Board. Mr. Tice is a lawyer in Hamilton and he has been a Board member (and in some instances the Chair) of many other community organizations, including The St. Joseph’s Villa Foundation, The Hamilton East Kiwanis Boys & Girls Club, The United Way of Hamilton & Burlington, the Research Ethics Board for St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton and the Kiwanis Club of Hamilton East. He is also a member of the Senate of McMaster University and a Director of the University’s Alumni Association.

Dr. Leo Perri

Bio to follow...

Mr. David Tonin*

Mr. David Tonin is a partner at Deloitte LLP and a new member of the JBG.  Mr. Tonin has served in many capacities in a number of local not-for-profit organizations over the last 25 years, including United Way of Hamilton-Burlington, Junior Achievement of Hamilton Wentworth, Rotary Club of Hamilton Mountain, Hamilton Basketball Association and the CANUSA Games.

Ms. Barbara Beaudoin

Ms. Barbara Beaudoin was an Automobile Dealer in the Southwest Ontario and Niagara Region for 31 years and is a new member of the JBG. Ms. Beaudoin has served in various capacities on numerous Boards and Foundations in the Hamilton area for over 20 years, and is a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors, and a recent graduate of the ICD.D program at Rotman School of Management.

Lee Clayton*

Mr. Lee Clayton is the current vice president of Global Strategic Initiatives for PCL Constructors Inc. and Vice President of PCL Investments Canada Inc. Mr. Clayton has held numerous senior executive and board positions over recent years including Chief Executive Officer of two health related Public Private Partnerships in the United Kingdom, and Board member of several Public Private Partnerships in Canada



Board Meeting Schedule

The St. Joseph's Hamilton Joint Boards of Governors meets on the last Thursday of every month (no meetings in July and August and exceptions noted). Meetings begin at 3:30 pm (Open Session) in the Dofasco Boardroom, Charlton Campus, St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton.

Meeting Dates 2017/18


Board Policies and By-Laws

Copies of the JBG Governance Policies and By-Laws are available at: 

St. Joseph's Hamilton Joint Boards of Governors Policies and By-Laws

Public Attendance Process

The JBG conducts its meetings in open, closed and in-camera sessions. The public and staff are welcome to observe the open session of a JBG meeting to:

  • Facilitate the conduct of the JBG’s business in an open and transparent manner
  • Ensure the JBG and member organizations maintain a close relationship with the public, namely: the community, media, stakeholder groups
  • Generate trust, openness, and accountability

Open JBG meetings also provide a forum for members of the public to address the JBG concerning matters relevant to the organization. Individuals wishing to attend shall provide at least 24 hours notice by emailing Mrs. Fadia Voogd, Manager, Administration. The JBG may limit the number of attendees if space is insufficient.