Providence Healthcare
Providence Healthcare

Senior Management


Josie Walsh

President and Chief Executive Officer

Josie was appointed to her current position in 2011. She joined Providence in 2001 as Vice President, Programs and Chief Nurse Executive. As President and CEO, Josie is leading Providence through the successful implementation of the organization’s five-year BEST Together Strategic Plan 2015-2020. In recent years, she has championed a transformational change agenda for Providence with a particular focus on patient flow and system partnerships.

Josie has a Masters in Health Sciences (Health Administration), and is also a Certified Health Executive with the Canadian College of Health Leaders. She has extensive health care experience both clinically and administratively. Her expertise was honed first on the front lines as a registered nurse and later in a number of progressively responsible and senior positions in various rehabilitation and complex continuing care hospitals, as well as in the long-term care and community sectors.


Marc Beaudry

Vice President, Corporate Services and Chief Human Resources Officer

When Marc joined Providence in 2002, he brought with him fifteen years of Human Resources experience in the real estate / construction industries, where he held a series of progressive management positions.

In his current role, Marc is responsible for the overall operations of the Human Resources Department, Volunteer Resources, Learning and Development, Environmental Services, Nutrition and Food Services, Organizational Development and the Information and Communication Technology department.


Maggie Bruneau

Vice President, Partnerships and Chief Nurse Executive

Maggie’s current portfolio includes developing and sustaining partnerships in the system, patient flow, nursing professional practice and infection prevention and control. In this role, Maggie links people and organizations together in ways that improve system flow. Her team helps patients to transition home safely from the Hospital, and with the right supports, to continue to live in their homes.

Maggie started her career as a Registered Nurse, and joined Providence in 2001. She has her MHScHA from the Institute of Health Policy Management and Evaluation at the University of Toronto and is a Certified Healthcare Executive.

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Trevor Clark

Vice President, Chief Financial Officer

Trevor joined Providence in May 2016 and is responsible for the Finance, Information and Performance, and the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) departments at Providence.

Prior to joining Providence, Trevor was the Chief Operating Officer for Central Community Care Access Centre. He functioned in the dual role of Chief Financial Officer for Central and North Simcoe Muskoka CCACs. His expertise in fiscal management increased efficiencies and resource allocation to maximize patient services.

As an experienced senior health care executive specializing in financial planning, reporting and controls, he is highly regarded for his strategic leadership abilities and commitment to achieve results.

Trevor’s commitment to customer service excellence drove the implementation of a shared service model which has received provincial recognition. The model, established in North Simcoe Muskoka, leverages the CCAC’s finance, information technology, business intelligence and human resources departments to support community agencies to deliver more effective care.

Trevor is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CMA) and Certified Healthcare Executive (CHE) with an Honours Business Administration Degree from the Ivey School of Business at Western University.


James Fox

Vice President, Programs

In this role, James is responsible for the operations of Providence Hospital (inpatient and outpatient), the Cardinal Ambrozic Houses of Providence, and the Adult Day Program. James oversees the management of our programs to meet the needs of our patients, residents, clients and their families. James ensures that our leadership team provides the right support to our patients so that they can transition home safely.

James started his career as a Registered Nurse, joining Providence in 2000 as Resident Care Manager for the Houses of Providence and later moving to the Hospital as a Patient Care Manager. James served as the Executive Director of Patient Services before moving into his new role on the Senior Management team.


Beth Johnson

Executive Director, Mission Integration and Chief Communications Officer

In her role at Providence, Beth is responsible for promoting a Values-based organizational culture, uniting people around our organization's Mission, Vision, and heritage. She integrates and extends the tenets of compassion, hope and healing into all aspects of our communications and engagement initiatives, supporting our strategic directions and goals. Recently, Beth was the executive lead on the development of Providence’s new Vision and Mission statements, and rebranding in 2015. Beth has worked in the Communications and Public Relations field for over 20 years. For the first 10 years of her career, she worked in a variety of private-sector industries. She transitioned to health care and Providence in 2002.

Beth is a member of the International Association for Business Communicators. She studied history and French at the University of Toronto and earned her public relations certification from Humber College.


Dr. Peter Nord

Vice President, Chief Medical Officer and Chief of Staff

Peter is Attending Physician for a 35-bed Stroke Rehabilitation Unit in Providence and also is the Medical Director of the Cardinal Ambrozic Houses of Providence. He is also an Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto, involved with teaching and research activities.

Peter is the provincial Physician Champion for ALC through the Wait Times Information System of Ontario. As advisor to the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, he currently co-chairs the Rehabilitation and CCC Expert Panel and is a member of the ER/ALC Expert Panel.

Peter trained at McMaster University and the University of Toronto. He practised in Toronto and also in the U.S., holding senior leadership positions with several health systems, and was Medical Director for Blue Cross of Virginia for a number of years.

He was also the President of The Flying Hospital, a non-profit humanitarian relief organization, for a number of years before returning to Toronto.


Jennifer Stewart

President and CEO, Foundation

Jennifer, a Certified Fund Raising Executive since 2003, has been leading Providence Healthcare Foundation since 2000 and has completed many fundraising projects, including a $5 million Endowment Fund for the Cardinal Ambrozic Houses of Providence, a $2.5 million Adult Day Program mini-campaign, and annual special events that raise approximately $1.0 to $1.8 million per year.

Jennifer currently leads the $16 million Hope Starts Here Capital Campaign, supports a Foundation Board of 28 Members, manages a staff of ten, and has an annual fundraising goal of $3.3 million (net).

She has been a Member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Board of Directors, and past Co-Chair of the Education Committee; and is a past President of the Rotary Club of Toronto, Don Mills, where she served on the Board for four years. She has also served on the Scarborough Chamber of Commerce, Business Excellence Awards Committee.

As Faculty and Presenter at the AFPIHQ Workshops in Toronto, Canada, Jennifer has been a Review Course Presenter since 2007. She also is a mentor and guest speaker, most recently at Durham Region’s National Philanthropy Day.