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Our Leadership Team

The Alexandra Hospital Ingersoll (Tillsonburg District Memorial Hospital) Executive Team manages the functional and operational aspects of both Hospitals. Under their leadership, a team of more than 500 staff, professional staff and volunteers deliver on our vision to create exemplary healthcare experiences with patients and families every time they provide excellent patient care and access to integrated, specialized care close to home.


Sandy Jansen
President and Chief Executive Officer
Email: sandy.jansen@tdmh.on.ca
519-842-3611  ext 5301

A Pharmacist by training Sandy also holds a Masters of Health Care Leadership.  She has also completed the Rotman Advanced Health Leadership Program from the University of Toronto. Sandy joined Tillsonburg and Ingersoll Hospitals in September 2017.   

Sandy has held a number of diverse and complex leadership roles.  She was the inaugural Director of Clinical Informatics at LHSC and St Joseph’s and championed the implementation of the electronic health record across our region.  She also has held the position of Director of Pharmacy and Director of Quality, Patient Experience and Patient Safety in London.


Mike Bastow
Chief Operating Officer and Vice President Finance

Mike joined Alexandra Hospital and Tillsonburg District Memorial Hospital in June 2018. A Chartered Professional Accountant, Mike is an exceptional leader who brings to our organizations a vast knowledge from a number of industries in both the public and private sectors including healthcare, automotive and finance industries.  He has worked for the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care, with a small rural hospital as well as a large academic healthcare centre.  Mike was the Director of Corporate Budgeting and Forecasting at London Health Sciences Centre where he was responsible for managing the design and development of the annual budget in excess of $1 billion. Mike has an entrepreneurial spirit and is passionate about delivering high quality patient care close to home in our communities. 


Julie Ellery
Chief Nursing Executive and Vice President Clinical Services

Julie is the Clinical Vice-President and Chief Nursing Executive of Alexandra Hospital and Tillsonburg District Memorial Hospital.  After many years of nursing practice at the bedside, Julie has held the position of Clinical Leader, Clinical Director and Director of Quality, Risk, and Patient Safety.  In her current role Julie is most excited to reignite the commitment and passion for nursing practice in our hospitals.


Cheryl Pfaff
Chief Quality and Safety Officer and Vice President Human Resources

Cheryl joined the Tillsonburg District Memorial Hospital and Alexandra Hospital, Ingersoll team in June 2016. A Registered Nurse by training, Cheryl also holds a Masters Degree in Health Studies. Over the last several years, Cheryl has held a number of senior leadership roles with a key focus on quality and safety strategy and experience. By way of these opportunities, Cheryl has an in depth understanding of health care from small and rural hospital as well as community care perspectives. Cheryl is passionate about building systems and culture for quality and safety and is committed to ensuring that this culture positively contributes to our patients, their families and our staff experiences while driving for positive outcomes.