Executive Team

Todd Stepanuik, President & CEO

Todd Stepanuik is the President & CEO of the Middlesex Hospital Alliance, a position he has held since May 2013.

Todd Stepanuik is an experienced Senior Healthcare Executive bringing over 20 years of in-depth experience from various stand alone, multi-site and integrated healthcare organizations across Canada.  Todd is a values-based leader who has been recognized for building in-depth relationships with community, Ministry, business and other stakeholder groups with expertise in strategic planning, operational review, fiscal management, talent acquisition, governance and organizational change leadership. Todd provides inspirational leadership to develop high performing cultures.

Prior to joining the Middlesex Hospital Alliance in May 2013, Todd served as President and CEO of Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital where he was accountable for overseeing the operational and financial management of the two site acute care facility, while guiding the strategic direction of the Hospital, including a $50 million redevelopment project.  During his tenure at Perth and Smith Falls District Hospital, patient, staff and physician satisfaction was rated at over 90%.  He was also inducted as a honourary member of the Medical Staff at Perth and Smith Falls.  Recently 5th Estate rated the PSFDH as an A+ hospital.  No other community hospital received this recognition.

Todd has served on the OHA Board of Directors in addition to various Ministry-lead task forces, and is a member of the Ontario Hospital Association and the American College of Health Care Executives.  Todd believes in giving back to the community and is currently Chair of their Parish Council as well as an active member of the Knights of Columbus and Rotary International.  Todd also chaired a capital campaign for his son’s school.

Todd is passionate about inspiring culture and ethical tone, with relentless focus on excellence and integrity.


Meet Alasdair Smith, the MHA’s new VP Finance and CFO

AlasdairAlasdair joined the MHA Family at the end of March and has been extremely busy learning about the organization, getting to know staff and introducing himself to our health care partners.

Over the past 27 years, Alasdair has worked in leadership roles at The Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care, The Hospital for Sick Children, The Ottawa Regional Cancer Centre, Brockville General Hospital, Cambridge Memorial Hospital, Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre (Hamilton Health Sciences), did consulting work internationally for Cancer Care International and, most recently, worked as the Chief Operating Officer at The Medical Pavilion (Nassau, Bahamas).

“I look forward to meeting everyone and working with the teams to ensure that the MHA continues to be successful in its quality and patient service mandates”.

Rosemary Frketich, VP Clinical Services/CNO

rosemaryRosemary comes to the MHA family with many years of healthcare experience in strategic planning, clinical operations and performance, nursing leadership and quality improvement.

Rosemary started her career as Registered Nurse in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at McMaster Children’s Hospital.  Her career progression continued with maternal/newborn, nursing research and patient relations and risk management.  She held the position of Advisor for Health Transformation at the HNHB LHIN and was seconded by Health Quality Ontario for the Behavioral Supports Ontario project to promote quality improvement across the province.  Rosemary’s leadership experience includes Clinical Manager of the OR, PACU & Same Day Surgery at Hamilton Health Sciences, Regional Director of the Emergency Program  at the Niagara Health System and Director of Client Experience & Outcomes at the Toronto Central CCAC.

Rosemary holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing Honors Degree from McMaster University (1990) and a Master of Health Sciences in Health Administration from the University of Toronto (2011).  She is also an Accreditation Surveyor with Accreditation Canada.   Her commitment to life long learning has resulted in the completion of many certificate programs and she is currently completing the Lean/Six Sigma Certificate Program at the University of Toronto.

Rosemary has also been actively involved in volunteerism throughout her life with the Croatian National Home in Hamilton and currently sits on a voluntary Board of Directors for Banyan Community Services.

“I am very excited to work with such dedicated and passionate individuals in the MHA family.  Together we will ensure quality care and a great experience for our patients.”



 Steph Ouellet, Vice President Strategic Partnerships

Stephane OuelletSteph Ouellet is the Vice President of Strategic Partnerships at the Middlesex Hospital Alliance.  He is an experienced leader with over 20 years of experience who has focused on enhancing customer/patient experiences, empowering staff to succeed, and leveraging technology to improve business processes.  Through increasingly challenging leadership roles in financial services (London Life), healthcare (London Health Sciences Centre, Thames Valley Family Health Team), and information technology (Blackberry), he has built a reputation of delivering results and building trust.

Steph holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree with Honours in Management Information Systems from the University of Ottawa, and a Masters of Business Administration from the Richard Ivey School of Business at the Western University.

Steph is a recipient of the Richard J. Schmeelk Canada Fellowship, and the Valued Contributor Award by the Paediatric Oncology Group of Ontario.  He has also been involved in numerous volunteer/board activities, more recently as a board member of the London Regional Children’s Museum.