St. Joseph's Board of Directors

A Message from the Chair

portrait of Jonathan Batch

Jonathan is the Senior Investment Advisor with BMO Nesbitt Burns. Starting with Nesbitt Burns in 2002, he has built a successful practice providing investment management and financial planning services to a varied client base across Southwestern Ontario. Jonathan is a graduate of Wilfrid Laurier University with a BA in psychology. Jonathan received his Certified International Wealth Manager (CIWM) designation in 2010, his Chartered Investment Manager (CIM) designation in 2012, and his Portfolio Manager designation in 2014. In addition to day to day work with clients, Jonathan is Past-Chair of the IA Advisory Council at BMO Nesbitt Burns. This national council of 16 advisors meets quarterly with senior leadership to collaboratively advance the strategic agenda of BMO Nesbitt Burns and represent the 1000+ advisors who work at BMO Nesbitt Burns. In 2021, Jonathan was honoured to be named as one of Canada’s Top Wealth Advisors in the inaugural Globe and Mail ranking of the country’s most effective financial advisors.

Recognizing that volunteering is integral to a vibrant community, Jonathan has been active with several organizations. Jonathan has volunteered with St. Joseph’s since 2011, starting on the Finance / Resource Planning and Audit Committee (RPAC) eventually serving as Chair of that committee. During that time he also served as Chair of the Investment Subcommittee of RPAC and Chair of the Lawson Health Research Institute Finance and Investment Committee. Jonathan previously volunteered on the McCormick Home Foundation board and was Chair from 2007-2009.  Jonathan currently serves as Chair of the Board at St. Joseph’s Health Care London. Jonathan and his wife Elizabeth are kept busy with their three daughter’s competitive dance and hockey activities. They spend as much time as possible outside enjoying skiing, hiking, canoeing and camping.

Jonathan Batch
Chair, Board of Directors

Learn more about the members of the board

Join the Board

St. Joseph's Health Care London's Board of Directors is comprised of 23 directors with a range of health care, business, and community service experience.

Directors include:

When a member leaves our Board after their term, which is a maximum of six years, the Nominating Subcommittee looks for a replacement with a similar set of skills and/or additional skills and backgrounds to round out the Board complement.

Candidates are typically drawn from the Board's Committee Members who have spent several years participating and learning about St. Joseph's and the various health care services it provides to the community (see St. Joseph’s Board governance structure). A candidate's ability to give a significant amount of volunteer time and their level of commitment to the organization are important factors in the selection process.

Once the Nominating Subcommittee identifies potential candidates, their biographies are given to our owners, St. Joseph's Health Care Society. The Society is kept up-to-date throughout the nominating process, since it ultimately approves new Board Directors at its annual meeting of the members.

For more information, please contact the Office of the Board Chair at 519-646-6100 x.64202 or via email to Terri-Lynn Cook, Executive Assistant.

Meetings

Regular meetings of the St. Joseph's Health Care London Board of Directors ("Board") are traditionally held on the last Monday of the month.

The public and staff are welcome to observe the open portion of the Board’s meetings to:

  • facilitate the conduct of the Board’s business in an open and transparent manner;
  • ensure the corporation maintains a close relationship with the public, the media and stakeholder groups; and
  • generate trust and accountability.

If you are interested in attending the Board of Directors meeting, please notify Terri-Lynn Cook by telephone 24 hours in advance of the meeting at 519-646-6100 ext 64202 or email @email. Anyone who attends a Board meeting without providing required notice may be asked to leave at the request of the Chair.

Conduct During a Board Meeting

  • Scheduled attendees/guests will have observer status, meaning that they may not provide comments or questions during the meeting, unless requested by the Board Chair.
  • Recording, videotaping and/or photography are prohibited.  All cell phones and other electronic devices shall be put on silent.
  • Anyone who is disruptive to the proceedings will be asked to leave and may be prohibited from attending future meetings.
  • In the event that the scheduled attendees/guests have questions arising from the Board meeting, the Board Chair and/or Chief Executive Officer will be available upon request to address queries after the meeting.

Agendas for the open portion of the Board’s meetings will be posted on St. Joseph’s public website five (5) days in advance of each meeting (supporting materials to the agenda are only provided to Directors of the Corporation and members of St. Joseph’s Senior Leadership Team).  Please refer to each posted agenda for the scheduled time that the meeting will be called to order and the noted list of upcoming meetings provided below.

Schedule of upcoming meetings 2022
Past meeting minutes

CEO Report to the Board

Relationship of London's hospitals

London Health Sciences Centre and St. Joseph’s Health Care London remain committed to partnership, collaboration and system integration for the people we serve across our community, our region and beyond. 

To do this, we use a variety of service models, including joint ventures, shared roles and functions, and integrated positions. At the heart of our approach is to strengthen the relationship between our organizations at all levels while continuing to support each hospital’s distinct missions and needs.

Since 1997, these relationships have been guided by a set of principles and they still stand today. 

The Joint Collaboration Agreement was last revised May 2016, and outlines how LHSC and St. Joseph’s will jointly govern and manage all existing and future voluntary arrangements and relationships between the two hospital corporations.

It further solidifies how our Boards and CEOs will work together to ensure:

  • The successful completion of the Health Services Restructuring Commission and Government directives as they pertain to London
  • That hospital-based patient care needs of London/Middlesex and specialty hospital support to Southwestern Ontario are met
  • That with our academic partners, London’s position as a leading centre for academic health sciences in partnership is maintained, and
  • That with our health care partners, we continue to pursue opportunities to improve the health system
  • Administrative By-Law