Board of Trustees

Exterior of hospital featuring a fall wagon with pumpkins, flowers and scarecrow

Meet Our Board 


 Lisa LittleLisa Little, Board Chair
Lisa has over 25 years in health care as a registered nurse working in clinical, management, education, and policy.  After working 10 years in the hospital setting she moved to the Canadian Nurses Association in the department of public policy.

There she led national research projects and policy initiatives in the quest to shape healthy public policy. Currently she is CEO of a health consulting company specializing in policy and health human resources. Lisa also teaches a leadership and management course in the Queen’s University school of nursing.

Lisa joined the WDMH Board of Directors in 2007. She served as Chair of the Board from 2012-2014.  She is one of the founding Board members of Rural Healthcare Innovations.
Lisa graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Queen’s University and a Masters in Health Studies from Athabasca University.  She has written and presented both nationally and internationally.

 Blair MacPhersonBlair MacPherson, Vice Chair
Originally from Nova Scotia, Blair has lived in the Ottawa area since 1998 and has called Vernon home since 2010.

Blair works with Hydro Ottawa as a Key Account Coordinator, supporting Hydro Ottawa's largest commercial customers and previously worked with Ottawa-based T-Base Communications, an accessible communications company, providing guidance to leading companies across North America to serve the needs of their blind and low vision consumers. Prior to this, Blair worked with the City of Ottawa and was a recruiter in Ottawa’s high-tech industry.

Blair has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Dalhousie University and a Diploma in Applied Information Technology. He enjoys slo-pitch, golf, and spending lots of time with his family.


 Bill Smrle

Bill Smirle, Past Chair

Bill joined the Board in 2012. From his working life, Bill brings experience in elementary administration and education; agriculture in the Federal Government and dairy farming. 

Bill’s interests, passions and extensive volunteer experiences include: his community; the Winchester District Memorial Hospital where he served 9 years on the Board; Dundas Manor; South Nation Conservation Authority and Conservation Ontario; politics and recreation.  His current priority is a new building for Dundas Manor.
Bill is married to wife Nancy and has three daughters, Corinne, Kimberly, Roxanne, and one son, Glenn.

 Peter SorbyPeter Sorby

After 15 years in the Canadian Air Force, Peter held various positions in Public Works and Government Services up to Director of the Industrial and Corporate Security Branch, then as Director of Forensic Audit with the Office of the Auditor General. Following 38 years in Government, he is now consulting.
Peter has been involved with WDMH for about 15 years including Past Chair of the WDMH Board. He is a founding member of Rural Healthcare Innovations.   

 Michael BarclayMichael Barclay, Treasurer
Mike received his Bachelor of Business Administration (Honours) in 1994 from Wilfrid Laurier University and his C.A. designation in 1996 and his C.F.P. in 2003.  He merged his practice and became a partner with Collins Barrow in 2008.  He focuses on small and medium-sized, owner-managed businesses and works closely with them as their primary business advisor.

Mike is a member of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants and the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario.  He is Past Treasurer of both the Morrisburg and District Lions Club and Morrisburg Golf Club.  

Mike joined the Dundas Manor and Rural Healthcare Innovations Boards as Treasurer in 2014. He stays active in his community as a coach for minor hockey.

 Gerald Beuman

Gerald Beuman

For almost 45 years, Gerald has been a project manager in the construction industry, leading major infrastructure projects throughout the region. One of his most recent projects was a nine-storey, 155 room seniors’ residence in Ottawa. Gerald brings this experience and expertise to the Board, particularly for the planning and construction of the new Dundas Manor.

Gerald is committed to care close to home and his roots in the local area are deep. He and his family live north of Winchester on part of the land that his family farmed on for 30 years. His mother volunteered at Winchester District Memorial Hospital. When not working, Gerald enjoys tending to a large garden, relaxing at a campsite in Quebec, and family time with his wife, two sons and four grandchildren.

Dan Byvelds

Dan Byvelds

Dan grew up in Williamsburg, lived in Vernon for 10 years and currently resides near Iroquois with his wife Jennifer and their 2 children Ben and Luke.

Dan always had a passion for construction and studied Civil Engineering at Queens. After graduating he was lucky to get a job at home with Cruickshank Construction. He is currently the manager of the Morrisburg Division for Coco Paving Inc. (formerly Cruickshank Construction) and has a strong knowledge of construction and project management principles.

Dan volunteers as a coach for his sons' hockey and baseball teams. In his spare time he enjoys boating and fishing on the St. Lawrence and spending time outdoors. In the past he was a member of the board of directors for the Ontario Hot Mix Producers Association. Dan joined the Boards of Dundas Manor and Rural Healthcare Innovations in 2019.

 Jan ClappJan Clapp
Jan graduated from the Ottawa Civic Hospital and Dalhousie University with a diploma in Nursing. She attended Algonquin College for Palliative Care Nursing and spent many years working in community nursing.  

Jan is a founding member of the Dundas County Hospice, serving on the board of Directors, and was involved in facilitating the Palliative Care Course for Volunteers for the Hospice.

Jan joined the Boards of Dundas Manor and Rural Healthcare Innovations in May 2016.  She is also active in church work.  She has been married to Tom for 47 years and has three adult children and eight grandchildren.  

 Tracy Crowder

Tracy Crowder

Tracy has 20 years of experience working in the healthcare field. Currently, she is the Executive Director at J. W. MacIntosh Community Support Services, which operates a social housing division and a community support services division. Prior to joining Williamsburg Non Profit Housing in 2017, she worked in senior management in Long Term Care for 10 years. 

Tracy holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Trent University and Fundraising Management Certification from Ryerson University.  She has also completed education in advanced palliative care, LEADS health leadership, and dementia studies.

Tracy joined the Boards of Dundas Manor and Rural Healthcare Innovations in 2019.  


 Eldon HornerEldon Horner
Eldon has a general law practice with a focus on Real Estate, Wills and Estates, Municipal Law, and Corporate/Business matters. He has a great deal of experience in agricultural matters and provides services to clients across eastern Ontario.

Born and raised on a farm in Dundas County, with a brief period in Montreal, Eldon resides near Winchester with his wife Shelly and their 4 children, Joshua, Daniel, Sam, and Katie.

Outside of work Eldon has coached both hockey and baseball. He has served on the Board of the Winchester District Memorial Hospital, and as a Champlain Grant review appointee for the Ontario Trillium Foundation. He is the former President of the Iroquois Golf Club, and Past President of the SDG County Law Association.  Eldon joined the Dundas Manor and Rural Healthcare Innovations Board of Directors in 2015.

Eldon is an avid golfer and continues to play recreational hockey.


 Doug Thompson

Doug Thompson

Doug was born near Morewood, later moving to Chesterville with his family.  Following his graduation from North Dundas District High School Doug moved to Greely beginning a 34-year career as an elementary school teacher. In 1980, he was elected to Osgoode Township Council, serving fourteen years as Councillor and three years as Mayor. In 2001, he was elected as Councillor for the City of Ottawa before retiring in 2014. 

Doug has served on the Boards of Winchester District Memorial Hospital, the Osgoode Care Centre as well as being elected to numerous Provincial and Federal Committees.  Currently, he serves on the South Nation Conservation board, the Metcalfe Fair board and the Osgoode Museum Board. His community involvement includes membership with the Greely Lions, Greely Legion and the Greely Business Association.

Doug and his lovely wife Mary Lynne have six adult children and seven very active grandchildren. 


 Cholly Boland Cholly Boland (CEO)
Cholly is President and Chief Executive Officer of Winchester District Memorial Hospital and Dundas Manor Long-Term Care Home. Cholly has held Chief Executive positions with hospitals and nursing homes in Orangeville, Arnprior, and Northern British Columbia; and with a Community Care Access Centre in Northern Ontario. Cholly holds degrees from Queen's and Ottawa Universities, and certificates from the Canadian and American Colleges of Health Executives.

He is married and has two children.


If you have questions regarding the Board, please contact Amy Lafleche at 613.774.2422 ext. 6350