Senior Leadership Team

Kevin Empey
613-345-5649 Ext. 1247

S. Kevin Empey is currently the Supervisor of Brockville General Hospital.  Prior to this he was President and Chief Executive Officer of Lakeridge Health for 8 years.  Kevin is a Chartered Professional Accountant CPA (CA) who is also a graduate of Harvard’s Advanced Management Program.
Kevin has worked in the Hospital sector since 1990, with senior roles at University Health Network, Peel Memorial Hospital and St. Michael’s Hospital. Prior to his hospital career he was with Northern Telecom. He currently is a guest lecturer at University of Toronto and York University.  In 2012 he was appointed Adjunct Professor at UOIT. 
Kevin is on the Boards of two charities; The Abilities Centre and the Toronto Wildlife Centre.  He has been very involved with the government on funding models for hospitals and regarding the creation of shared services.  He is currently Chairing a Panel for the Government of Ontario to make recommendations regarding improving Supply Chain in Healthcare.

Nicholas Vlacholias
President and Chief Executive Officer 
613-345-5649 Ext. 1247

Mr. Nicholas Vlacholias joined Brockville General Hospital as President and Chief Executive Officer in July 2017.  Previously, he served as the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) leading a team comprised of clinical departments and corporate services.  Mr. Vlacholias has more than 20 years of experience transforming and integrating health care organizations into high-performing centres. Prior to joining CHEO in March 2012, Mr. Vlacholias served as the Chief Operating Officer at Cornwall Community Hospital where he successfully led the complex merger of the two Cornwall Hospitals.  Since 2004, he has participated as a Director with the Eastern Ontario Regional Laboratory Association (EORLA). In addition, over the past five years he has served as a member of the Board of Directors for the newly amalgamated Mohawk Medbuy Corporation and it's predecessor organization Medbuy Corporation. 

Mr. Vlacholias is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CA) and graduated from the Honours Bachelor of Business Administration from Wilfrid Laurier University in 1990.


Dr. David Goldstein
Chief of Staff
613-345-5649 Ext. 1289

Dr. Goldstein is a graduate of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. He completed his internship in the Maritimes at Dalhousie University, his Anesthesiology residency at Queen’s University, followed by specialty training in trauma/acute pain at the University of Maryland. Dr. Goldstein holds a Master’s Degree in Community Health from Dalhousie University, and a Master’s Degree in Human Factors and Patient Safety from Lund University in Sweden. A successful clinician, researcher, teacher and medical director, Dr. Goldstein has been recognized for his completion of the Patient Safety Education Program from the Canadian Patient Safety Institute.

Dr. Goldstein joined BGH as Chief of Medical Staff in June 2015.


        Julie Caffin
Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer
613-345-5649 Ext. 1199


Cameron McLennan
Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer
613-345-5649 Ext. 1128


Cheryl Cowden
Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer
613-345-5649 Ext. 4043


Linda Peever
Senior Director, Clinical Services
613-345-5649 Ext. 1255


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