Meet our new Foundation Board members

The Queensway Carleton Hospital (QCH) Foundation Board of Directors consists of the most dedicated members of our community who generously volunteer their time and energy to oversee and set the highest standards for governance, accountability and performance.

Our Board of Directors consists of 19 incredible members from different walks of life and different backgrounds, but all share one common vision: to enhance healthcare for our west end Ottawa community.

This year, we welcome four new Board members onto our team – and we want you to meet them! Below you will find a photo and a short bio of each new member, so you can get to know the people who help lead our Foundation:

Alan Doak, Principle, Proveras Commercial Realty

Alan Doak is a principal and co-founder of Proveras Commercial Realty. In this role he works with public and private sector organizations in the development and leasing of office, commercial, and industrial projects. Through his career, Mr. Doak has acted on behalf of financial institutions, large law firms, crown corporations, and many of Ottawa’s most notable businesses. Mr. Doak is an Ottawa native and a graduate of Queen’s University with a BPhEd and a BSc. He is also a member of the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR) and he holds a Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) designation.

Benson Wong

Benson Wong was born in Ottawa, raised in Brampton, educated at Carleton University in Software Engineering, and now works and lives in Ottawa. He describes himself as a “standard high energy ADHD tech guy who took an entrepreneurial path, failed his way forward, and since 2017 had the privilege to invest as a member of the Capital Angel Network in Ottawa.”

He cares deeply for mental health issues, is passionate about technology, and is humbled to be surrounded by such accomplished board members for QCH Foundation.

Janet Yale, ICD.D

Janet Yale is an accomplished leader and senior executive with long years of management experience in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors. She served as the President and CEO of the Arthritis Society (Canada) from June 2012 to January 2020 after a long career in the telecommunications and broadcast sectors. In June 2018, she was appointed by the federal Ministers of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Canadian Heritage to serve as Chair of The Broadcasting and Telecommunications Legislative Review Panel.  The Panel released its Report “Canada’s Communications Future: Time to Act” in January 2020.

Previously, she served as President and CEO of the Canadian Cable Television Association and, later, as the Executive Vice President of External Affairs at TELUS. Ms. Yale also served as a Director General at the CRTC and as General Counsel at the Consumers Association of Canada. 

A long-time volunteer, Ms. Yale currently serves on the boards of the Samara Centre for Democracy, WPBS, Business for the Arts and Salus. In 2008, she was awarded the United Way Community Builder Award for Volunteer of the Year.

During the course of her distinguished career, she has received a number of awards and recognitions. In 2001, she was named “Woman of the Year” by the Canadian Women in Communications Organization. She is a recipient of both the Queen Elizabeth II Golden and Diamond Jubilee Medals. She was also named as one of Canada’s 100 Most Powerful Women by the Women’s Executive Network from 2004 to 2006, and inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2007. In 2005, she was named Businesswoman of the Year by the Women’s Business Network and in 2006 she was named Woman Leader of the Year by Federated Press.

 A lawyer and economist by training, Ms. Yale is fully bilingual (English & French), a keen marathon runner and passionate about health, the arts and business.

Dr. Ruchi Murthy, Infectious Disease, Queensway Carleton Hospital

Dr. Ruchi Murthy has been a member of the Department of Medicine Division of Infectious Diseases at QCH since 2017. She graduated from St. George’s University School of Medicine in 2012. She completed her Internal Medicine Residency and Infectious Diseases fellowship at the University of Ottawa in 2017. In 2021, she completed her Certification in Infection Control (CIC). In her time at QCH, she has been a physician representative on the Patient and Family Advisory Council (PFAC). She has also played a role in event planning at the hospital, which has proven to be a welcome break for colleagues working tirelessly before and through COVID-19.

During the pandemic, Dr. Murthy has become passionate in advocating for new parents and pregnant individuals. She has lent her insights on COVID-19 vaccinations, illnesses, and impacts on both traditional and social media platforms.  Beyond addressing the immediate attention on COVID -19, Dr. Murthy has a special interest in bridging the gap between the community and the hospital by advocating for appropriate equity, diversity and inclusion in the culture of QCH. 

You can meet all our dedicated QCH Foundation Board members and learn more here.