MUHC announces new Board of Directors

The new Board will begin its tenure as of February 1, 2012


In accordance with an Act respecting health services and social services, the McGill University Health Centre’s (MUHC) Board of Directors has been reconstituted. Following the revised guidelines established by the Ministry of Health and Social Services in June 2011, public elections were held on November 1, 2011. Throughout the fall, the appointment, election or delegation of representatives from the Councils, Foundations, McGill University and the Agence also occurred. A final step was undertaken in January to co-opt six members to the new MUHC Board. 

The new Board will begin its tenure as of February 1, 2012 and will have as one of its initial duties to appoint the officers of the Board. The members of the new Board of Directors are: 

Two representatives from the population

  • Jill Hugessen
  • Gwen Nacos

Two representatives from the User’s Committee

  • Maria Mastracchio
  • Pierre Hurteau

One member from the Council of Physicians, Dentists and Pharmacists (CPDP)

  • Dr. Earl Rubin

One representative from the Council of Nurses

  • Susan Drouin

One representative from the Multidisciplinary Council

  • Colleen Timm

One representative from the Council of Non-Clinical Personnel

  • Alison Laurin

One representative from the Foundations

  • Joan Ivory

Two representatives from McGill University

  • Robert Rabinovitch
  • Rose Goldstein

Two representatives from the Agence de la santé et des services sociaux

  • Marie Giguère
  • David H. Laidley

Six Co-opted members

  • Peter Abraham
  • Claudio Bussandri
  • Gail Campbell
  • François Laurin
  • Glenn R. Rourke
  • Norman G. Spencer

Director General and CEO

  • Normand Rinfret, Interim Director General and CEO, MUHC


About the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) One of the world’s foremost academic health centres, the MUHC offers exceptional and integrated patient-centric care, research teaching and technology assessment. Highly committed to the continuum of care in its community and affiliated with the Faculty of Medicine of McGill University, The Montreal Children's Hospital, the Montreal General Hospital, the Royal Victoria Hospital, the Montreal Neurological Hospital, the Montreal Chest Institute and the Lachine Hospital of the MUHC value multidisciplinary service throughout the lifespan, innovative technologies and practices, strategic partnerships and leadership in knowledge transfer. The MUHC is currently carrying out a $2.35 billion Redevelopment Project on three campuses—the Mountain, the Glen and Lachine—designed to provide healthcare professionals with an effective environment in which to ensure patients and their families benefit from The Best Care for Life.  The campuses are also anchored in best sustainable-development practices, including LEED® and BOMA BESt guidelines.