Susan Plewes joined Waypoint Board at June AGM
Susan Plewes joined Waypoint Board at June AGM
Posted on 07/05/2016
Waypoint Centre for Mental Health Care’s Board of Directors added a new member who brings a wealth of regional health care planning experience to the hospital. Susan Plewes

Susan Plewes is a senior health care executive with in depth understanding of health care systems across Canada. She began her career as a registered nurse and progressively held more senior management positions in major academic, community and rural hospitals in Ontario and Alberta, as well as the Ontario Hospital Association and various Local Health Integration Networks (LHIN). 

Most recently she was the director of health systems transformation at the North Simcoe Muskoka LHIN and was responsible for the management of their integrated health system 10-year plan Care Connections – Partnering for Health Communities.

“We are pleased to welcome Susan to the Board. Her extensive experience in healthcare planning and mental health systems will enhance our capacity to effectively plan for the future,” said Carol Lambie, Waypoint president and CEO. 

Waypoint also extends its sincerest thanks to three long-standing Board members: John McCullough, Dr. Ed Connors and Tracey Rynard who all retired their positions on the board after many years of service to the hospital and our communities. 

“Each of these members brought their own unique professional experiences and a desire to make a meaningful contribution to the hospital,” said Betty Valentine, Board Chair. “They certainly made a difference and their expertise and knowledge will be missed.”

The June AGM was also an opportunity to honour a special member of the Waypoint team with the unveiling of the Dr. Marnie Rice Memorial Library. Dr. Rice had a 40-year career at the hospital with much of that time spent as director of Research. This dedication is in recognition of not only her career at Waypoint but also her lengthy list of contributions to the community and to the fields of psychology and mental health research around the world. 

To read about Waypoint’s highlights for 2015/16, please see our Annual Report.