Hôtel-Dieu Grace Healthcare Board of Directors 2021-22
Mark Galvin, Director
Mark is the President and CEO of Your Quick Gateway (Windsor) Inc. (Windsor International Airport). Mark previously practiced law with the firm of Gowlings in Toronto, and was the inaugural General Manager of the Windsor-Detroit Tunnel Corporation upon the creation of the new corporate entity.
Born and raised in Windsor, Mark holds degrees in both engineering and law from the University of Windsor, and is an active member of both the Law Society of Ontario and Professional Engineers of Ontario. Mark also holds a Professional Traffic Operations Engineer designation, one of approximately fifty in the Province of Ontario.
Mark is an invited lecturer and speaker, and a published author on subjects as leadership and change management.
Meet the Board
HDGH: What motivated you to join HDGH’s Board of Directors?
MG: I wanted to give back to the community. Born and raised in Windsor, I looked for an entity or organization that I felt could make a difference in people’s lives. The more I learned about HDGH the more I wanted to be a part of the organization, even if in a small way. We often think of healthcare in only the acute context, ‘going to emergency’ or a ‘popping into a clinic’. HDGH fosters a healthcare relationship with patients, as not every healthcare situation can be resolved with one visit to a hospital or clinic.
HDGH: What do you believe are the most prominent health needs in our community?
MG: Understanding that a ‘one size fits all’ approach to healthcare is not preferable or sustainable. Each person has the right to have a treatment plan that takes into consideration their unique characteristics and circumstances. One of the true tests of a caring society is how we care for those in need.
HDGH: As a member of the Board, how does the board ensure a healthy, equitable community?
MG: HDGH is committed to patient-centered healthcare. Each person is unique, with unique challenges and circumstances. Equity – true equity – is about each individual, regardless of race, creed, religion or economic status, having a fair opportunity and equal access to top quality healthcare.