President and CEO
Ms. Isfan joined RMH as President and CEO in April 2020. She has been a healthcare leader for more than 30 years, working in acute, community and long-term care sectors in Saskatchewan, British Columbia and Ontario. Ms. Isfan previously served as President and CEO of the Norfolk General and West Haldimand General Hospitals. She has served on the Ontario Hospital Association Board of Directors and has contributed to several OHA and Ministry of Health committees. Her strengths include a strong focus on community outreach, partnership development and quality care and she is an advocate for bringing exceptional healthcare to rural communities.
Dr. Bharat Chawla
Chief of Staff
Dr. Bharat Chawla joined Ross Memorial Hospital in 2005 as the Chief of Psychiatry and Medical Director of the Mental Health program. In 2015, he became RMH’s twentieth Chief of Staff. Dr. Chawla completed his Doctor of Medicine in Delhi, India in 1989. He worked as a resident physician in Newfoundland in 1990-91 and then completed his psychiatry residency at Dalhousie University. After working for two years in Northern Ontario he moved to Peterborough in 1997. From 1997 to 2000 he completed his fellowship in psychogeriatric medicine from McMaster University and Queen’s University. He continues to advocate for mental health services locally and at Peterborough Regional Health Centre, where he continues to practice part-time. In his spare time, Dr. Chawla loves to sing and Bollywood dance.
Vice President Clinical and Chief Nursing Executive
Janice joined RMH in February 2023. Prior to her arrival, she was the VP of Patient services and CNE at Muskoka Algonquin Health Care for the previous five years. Prior to joining MAHC, she was CNO at Campbellford Memorial Hospital, as well as Manager of the Operating Room at Rouge Valley Hospital and Peterborough Regional Hospital Centre. She has a wealth of experience thanks to her time as a Registered Nurse, her clinical leadership and her impressive educational background which includes a Degree in Health Administration from York University.
Chief Human Resources Officer
Ms. Elley has worked within the field of HR for 25 years, originally in the UK where she worked in senior leadership positions and obtained her Masters in Strategic Human Resources and Development. Since moving to Canada in 2010, she has worked in senior HR positions within Healthcare, including PRHC before she moved to RMH in 2016. Emma’s work in Human Resources has included specializing in organizational and systems development and she has successfully led the design and implementation of a number of technology-based solutions that have automated and improved staff processes.
Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
Ms. Nelson joined RMH in March 2000. With more than 28 years in healthcare, Veronica has been an executive leader at RMH since 2015, including serving as Interim President & CEO. She began her career as a Medical Radiation Technologist, and later obtained her Masters of Medical Radiation Science and Masters Certificate in Healthcare Management. Her strengths include leadership, community collaboration and project management. She is currently co-leading the implementation of the Kawartha Lakes Ontario Health Team.
Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
Yen joined RMH in February 2022. With more than 25 years of experience, Yen has held a wide-range of financial leadership roles including with the University Health Network, Women’s College Hospital, St. Michael’s Hospital (Unity Health), Lakeridge Health, Markham Stouffville Hospital (Oak Valley Health) and the Ontario Ministry of Health. Yen is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Public Finance Accountant (CPFA, U.K) and Certified Project Manager (PMP).
Chief Information Officer (CIO)
Dan joined RMH in May 2020 as Director of Information and Communications Technology. He previously served as the Chief Information Officer and IT Director at Orillia Soldiers’ Hospital for seven years. Dan arrived at RMH and helped lead our implementation of Epic, involving almost 150 locally maintained applications, interfaces and other electronic services, and the deployment of several hundred end-user devices such as WOWs, Rovers, med carts, printers & scanners.