Board of Directors

Marc Barrette (Director)

MarcBarretteMarc Barrette is the Mill Manager of the Tembec Specialty Cellulose Operations in Temiscaming, QC. He graduated from the University of Ottawa with a Bachelor’s of Applied Sciences in Chemical Engineering with Management option. He also studied at McGill University where he obtained a Masters of Engineering degree. He started his career in Ohio before joining Tembec. Marc has held various positions with Tembec in Quebec, Ontario and British Columbia. He has previous experience as a Board Member with the Wilson Memorial General Hospital in Marathon, Ontario and has volunteered extensively for different minor hockey associations throughout the years. He is fluent in both of Canada’s official languages. Marc was born and raised in Temiscaming and currently resides in North Bay with his family.

Jean Beckett (Director)

JeanBeckettJean Beckett has lived with chronic illnesses and disability her whole life. She has supported others for 30 years as a personal support worker. Jean began volunteering as an advocate in the late 1980s, and is often consulted by parliamentarians and researchers for her expertise.  She has served on many Boards of Directors, committees and task forces, such as the National Network for Mental Health, Lake Country Community Legal Clinic and the Disabled Women’s Network of Canada.

Doreen Bellaire (Director)

DoreenBellaireDoreen Bellaire holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Nipissing University and has completed diplomas focusing on speech and language, native classroom assistant, addiction care and social services.  Her professional work experience includes working with the Nipissing First Nations where she was the native child welfare supervisor and a speech and language assistant with Nipissing First Nations and Near North District School Board.

Dr. Donald Fung (Ex-Officio Director, Chief of Staff)

DrDonaldFungDr. Donald Fung is the Chief of Staff and Vice President, Medical Affairs since 2013. He is a full-time staff Anesthesiologist who trained in Toronto and came to North Bay as a Locum in 1987. He holds a Masters of Science (Health Administration) from the University of Toronto. Dr. Fung has held multiple administrative positions as Medical Director Surgical Care Center, Medical Director Clinical Utilization and Critical Care Director.

Philip Geden (Director, Chair – Governance)

PhilGedenPhil Geden has been a Board member with the NBRHC since its inception in 2011, serving as the inaugural Board Chairperson from 2011 to 2014.  He also sat as a member of the Board of North Bay General Hospital (NBGH) before the amalgamation, from 2004 until 2011; and currently sits on the Board as Chair of the Governance Committee.  He is a former teacher of chemistry and physics who ended his career in education as a secondary school Principal.

Paul Heinrich, CHE, LLM, C.Dir., CPA, CMA,  MEd, BBA (Ex-Officio Director,President & CEO)

PaulHeinrichPaul Heinrich is currently serving as President and Chief Executive Officer for the North Bay Regional Health Centre. Prior to this, he was President and CEO at Georgian Bay General Hospital in Midland and Penetanguishene and formerly Executive Director and Chief Financial Officer at the University of Calgary, Faculty of Medicine while also serving as Advisor to the Chief Clinical Officer of the Calgary Health Region. He has also held management positions at the Inuvik Regional Health and Social Services Board, the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance, Huntsville Hospital and, Muskoka-East Parry Sound Community Care Access Centre. He currently serves as a Director on the Canadian College of Health Leaders Board and has served on numerous corporate boards.

Paul holds his Master of Education (MEd) from Nipissing University, as well as, a Certified Health Executive (CHE) designation though the Canadian College of Health Leaders, a Master of Laws degree (LLM) from OsGoode Hall Law School of York University, a Chartered Director designation (C.Dir.) from McMaster University, a Chartered Professional Accountant, Certified Management Accountant designation (CPA, CMA), and a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) (honours) from Nipissing University.

Gary Jodouin (Vice-Chair)

GaryJodouinGary Jodouin retired in 2008 as a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA), after a 35 year career with KPMG, Chartered Accountants.  Prior to sitting on the NBRHC Board, Gary served on the Boards of the North Bay Civic Hospital and the North Bay General Hospital.  His other volunteer experiences include serving on the Board of Directors of Mackay Homes and North Bay Nordic Ski Club as well as assisting in organizing special events for various not-for-profit organizations.

Dr. Linda Rankin (President, Professional Staff)

DrLindaRankinDr. Linda Rankin is the President elect of the Professional Staff for 2017. She received her MD training through Dalhousie University and completed her Family Medicine Residency in 2009 through the University of Ottawa (at Northern Ontario School of Medicine). In June 2009 Dr. Rankin was recruited to North Bay to practice joining the Department of General and Family Practice. With a keen interest in practicing emergency medicine she joined the Department of Emergency Medicine In 2012. She continues to be an active member in both departments today.

Michael Lowe (Chair)

MichaelLoweMichael Lowe is currently the chair of the NBRHC Board and a Board Representative for the NBRHC Foundation.  He was one of the original Directors of the NBRHC when it amalgamated in 2011, and has served on the Quality Care, Governance, Resource and Allocation, and Audit committees. Michael is also a member of the Board of Directors and treasurer of ATRI, a national association of treasurers of religious institutes as well as treasurer for the North Bay Spartans.  When Michael is not volunteering, he works as a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) with The Sisters of St. Joseph of Sault Ste. Marie.

Dan O’Mara (Director)

DanOmaraDan O’Mara retired in 2010 as CEO of the MICs Group of Health Care Services, which includes hospitals in Matheson, Iroquois Falls and Cochrane and their associated long-term care facilities. After retirement Dan joined the NBRHC Board to stay connected to the healthcare system and give back to the community. Through his past work experience, Dan has been able to provide a valuable rural and northern health perspective to the board.

Sheila Parrish (Vice-Chair)

SheilaParrishSheila Parrish is a Registered Nurse and State Certified Midwife. She worked in the North Bay Civic Hospital and St. Joseph General Hospital assuming many different roles, such as Nurse Manager, Clinical Instructor, Perinatal Bereavement Counsellor and Chief Nursing Officer.  In addition to her work, Sheila has sat on numerous provincial and community committees including the Joint Executive Committee, which was responsible for the building of the NBRHC. She currently serves on the Governance Committee with the NBRHC.

Lauri Petz (Director, Chair – Quality)

LauriPetzLauri Petz has 31 years of experience in banking, and currently oversees the RBC banking experience in 12 branches from Gravenhurst to Kirkland Lake. She is an alumnus of University Regina and received her MBA Financial Services in 2007 from Dalhousie University. Before volunteering as a board member with the NBRHC, Lauri was involved with numerous non-profit organizations.

Ronald Rafuse (Director)

RonRafuseRonald Rafuse is retired from Vale operations after having held various senior management positions both in Ontario and Corporate. He has had positions on a number of Boards. Ron was on the Hospital amalgamation team in 2011 and was part of the inaugural Board of the NBRHC. He served for twenty-four years as a volunteer fireman as a District Chief. He is an Officer in the Order of St. John.

Frank Roberge (Director, Chair – Resource, Finance & Audit)

FrankRobergeFrançois (Frank) Roberge is a Partner of Collins Barrow Chartered Professional Accountants in North Bay. He received his CGA designation in 1998 and his Licence to Practise as a Public Accountant in 2012. In addition to being a board member of NBRHC, François serves as the treasurer for Club Richelieu North Bay. His other volunteer experiences include past treasurer for Victorian Order of Nurses (North Bay) and past board member for CGA Association (North Bay) and NECO Community Futures Development Corporation.

Dr. Glen Roberts (Director)

DrGlenRobertsDr. Glen Roberts has over 15 years of experience in the healthcare sector. He was involved in governance as Board of Director at Peel Memorial Hospital and two district health councils prior to sitting on the NBRHC Board.  Dr. Roberts also had academic appointments at Western University in the Faculty of Social Science and the University of Saskatchewan in the Faculty of Academic Family Medicine. His own educational background includes a Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Chiropractic, and he is currently enrolled in the EMBA program at the University of Fredericton.

Tiziana Silveri, R.N., B.Sc.N. (Ex-Officio Director, Vice-President, Clinical and CNE)

TizSilveriTiziana (Tiz) Silveri is the Vice President, Clinical Services and Chief Nursing Executive. She graduated from Ryerson University and has over thirty years of nursing experience working in a variety of acute and long-term care programs before moving into management.

Tiz is active in the community serving as Chairperson and Vice Chairperson with Nipissing University Board of Governors for eight years and currently serving on the North Bay Police Service Board for a second term. She also sits on the City’s Economic Development Board. Regionally, she is the co-chair with the North East Local Health Integration Network (NE LHIN) of the Local Partnership Committee and has also served as Co-Chair for the NELHIN Wait Time Advisory Panel for five years. In past, she has served as the executive hospital representative on the planning and development of local children’s treatment centre and presently the child/adolescent mental health program.

Jennifer Valenti (Director)

JenniferValentiJennifer Valenti is currently the Executive Director at Community Living North Bay. She has worked in many areas of the organization increasing her knowledge of supporting people with intellectual disabilities. Jennifer has also volunteered on other community boards, including Nipissing Legal Clinic, YMCA and the North Bay Social Planning Council.  She is a past president of the North Bay/Nipissing Rotary club and a member for the past 20 years, serving on the Executive for many terms.

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Office of the President and CEO
50 College Drive
P.O. Box 2500
North Bay, Ontario
P1B 5A4

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Executive Assistant to the President & CEO
Tel: 705-474-8600 ext. 2501

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