Senior Management Team

Louise Paquette - Chief Executive Officer

Louise Paquette
With a career spanning more than 35 years, Louise has held senior positions with both the provincial government as an Assistant Deputy Minister as well as the federal government.  She also spent ten years in the private sector as Director of Public Affairs for a multinational company in Toronto. Louise joined the North East LHIN in 2010 after being recognized as “Woman of the Decade” for her work in community economic development while at the helm of the Federal Economic Agency (FedNor).  A passionate Northerner, Louise is committed to helping improve access to health care services and strengthen the delivery of services across our vast geography. In addition to being the North East LHIN’s longest serving CEO, Louise is involved in many Pan-LHIN initiatives and is a member of the province’s Mental Health and Addictions Leadership Advisory Council.

Dr. Paul Preston - VP, Clinical

Dr. Paul Preston
Dr. Preston has practiced in Northeastern Ontario for more than 30 years in a variety of roles – hospital ED doctor, Chief of Primary Care at North Bay Regional Health Centre, family physician at the Blue Sky Family Health Team, and medical director in long-term care working with the frail elderly. After serving three years as the North East LHIN’s Primary Care Lead on a part-time basis, we are pleased to welcome him on board as the province’s first full-time Clinical Lead for the renewed LHIN.

Terry Tilleczek - Sr. Director, Policy and Health System Planning

Terry Tilleczek
Terry Tilleczek has been involved in health system planning in Northeastern Ontario for 25 years, joining the NE LHIN in 2006. In his new role, Terry will be putting his expertise into practice as he operationalizes the sub-regions to improve access to home and community care and supporting enhanced collaboration among health system partners.

Tamara Shewciw - Sr. Director, Chief Information Officer, eHealth & Project Management Office

Tamara Shewciw
Tamara is pleased to continue in her role of championing the development and implementation of eHealth across Northeastern Ontario. With over 25 years of experience in the Information and Communication Technology field, Tamara will lead the coordination of key stakeholder planning and engagement related to eHealth for the renewed LHIN.

Cynthia Stables - Director, Communications and Patient Experience

Cynthia Stables
Cynthia brings 25 years of corporate communications experience to the NE LHIN. She looks forward to her new responsibilities for the development and implementation of engagement initiatives that will improve the patient experience in our region, including the development of a Patient Family Advisory Council.

Kate Fyfe - Sr. Director, System Performance

Kate Fyfe
A Chartered Accountant by profession, Kate Fyfe brings over 25 years of financial experience to the NE LHIN. Over the last several months, Kate has been the transition lead of the Patients First initiative, which will ensure the delivery of home and community care services are transferred seamlessly to the NE LHIN effective May 31, 2017.