About Us


The Medical Staff Association (MSA) is comprised of the physicians, nurse practitioners, dentists and midwives who hold a permit to practice in the facilities and programs operated by VCH, and who have been appointed to the Medical Staff. Currently there are approximately 350 members with Active, Associate or Provisional Privileges.


The objectives of the MSA are to promote and advance its membership’s involvement in the provision of medical services and to represent and advocate for the interests of MSA members. Any issues that arise between MSA members or with the Senior Medical Leadership of VCH may be brought to the attention of the MSA. Issues can be directed to the MSA Executive or brought forward at a MSA Meeting. The operation and structure of the MSA are made, approved and adopted by its membership. It is the duty of the MSA President to represent the collective interest of its membership. The MSA holds quarterly meetings and it is hoped that members can attend at least two meetings per year.


Our vision is to have a healthy and engaged MSA membership caring for patients and their families in order to provide the best possible health-care. Our mission is to continuously contribute to the wellness of our MSA membership and to support our membership. Our mission also includes commitment to research and clinical activities that enhance patient care. We are an engaged partner with VCH and we have the shared objective to provide the best possible health-care to our patients.


If you have any compliments, concerns or suggestions please contact our LGH MSA President at  LGH.MSApresident@gmail.com

The MSA Officers are:

Dr. Richard Nadeau, President
Dr. Brighid Cassidy, Vice President 
Dr. Stephen Kaye, Treasurer

Dr. Kerry Zibin, Past President (2022-2023)

Dr. Sylvie Galindo, Past President (2021-2022)

Dr. Daniel Heffner, Past President (2020-2021)

Dr. John Vyselaar, Past President (2019-2020)

Dr. Isabelle Hughan, Past President (2017- 2019)