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. Robert Malone
Chief of Staff 
613-345-5649 Ext. 1177

Dr. Robert (Rob) Malone has worked at Brockville General Hospital as the Chief of Psychiatry and member of the Medical Advisory Committee since 2000.  During this time, he has proven his commitment to BGH through a variety of hospital initiatives, including his leadership during the successful transfer of acute care psychiatry services from the Brockville Mental Health Hospital to BGH.
Recent project leadership includes Accreditation, a computer physician order entry (CPOE) pilot project, and BGH’s medical credentialing process. During his tenure with BGH, Rob has provided medical leadership and advice with the South East Local Health Integration Network.

Rob has shown a commitment to learning and teaching. In addition to leading over 16 presentations and participating in over 21 conferences on Mental Health and healthcare issues, he has received a multitude of awards. Most recently, he received the Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching award from Queen’s Department of Psychiatry in 2016.
He is a highly regarded by fellow staff and physicians, and is an active member of the BGH community. In 2014, he was the keynote speaker at the Hospital’s Annual General Meeting and in 2013 he was nominated by BGH staff for the Workplace Happiness Action Team’s Team Member of the Year award.

        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 Hunter
Vice President, Clinical Services
613-345-5649 Ext. 1255

Abby McIntyre
Marketing and Communications Specialist
613-345-5649 Ext. 1504

Patty Dimopoulos
Executive Assistant and Board Coodinator
613-345-5649 Ext. 1103

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