Senior Management Team

Kate Fyfe - Interim Chief Executive Officer and VP, Performance and Accountability

Kate Fyfe
A Chartered Accountant by profession, Kate brings over 25 years of financial and health system leadership experience to the NE LHIN. Most recently, Kate was Transition Lead on Patients First, and successfully oversaw the transition of the NE CCAC to the NE LHIN with a seamless impact on home and community care service delivery to Northeastern Ontario patients. Kate’s leadership initiatives have included system transformation at both a regional and provincial level with a focus on improved system performance, accountability, financial sustainability and patient experience.

Cathy Bailey - VP, Human Resources, Finance and Corporate Services


Cathy has been a strategic management professional for many years with experience in strategic planning, human resources, procurement, information systems, and operations. Cathy is a Chartered Professional Accountant,a Chartered Director and a Certified Financial Planner.She brings 14 years of senior management health care sector experience to her role, as well as work with the not-for-profit and private sector. Cathy is responsible for the corporate service functions with the NE LHIN. which includes all aspects of Human Resources - recruitment, retention, performance management, health and safety, and labour relations, as well as oversight of financial management and budgeting, forecasting and reporting, facilities management, and non-clinical procurement.

Richard C. Joly - VP, Home and Community Care


Over a career spanning two decades, Richard has held senior executive positions with several health care organizations, most recently, as Chief Executive Officer of the North East Community Care Access Centre. Richard holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, a Masters of Business Administration, and a Certified Health Executive designation with the Canadian College of Health Leaders (CCHL). He is Past Chair of the CCHL’s Neon Lights Chapter and a part-time faculty professor with Laurentian University’s School of Nursing in Sudbury. Richard provides health system leadership, working collaboratively with colleagues and health care partners to ensure an effective and seamless continuum of care for Northerners. In 2015, Richard received the Premier’s Award for Outstanding Ontario College Graduates.

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.

Tamara Shewciw - Chief Information Officer

Tamara Shewciw
As the North East LHIN CIO, Tamara champions the development and implementation of eHealth across Northeastern Ontario. With over 25 years of experience in the Information and Communication Technology field, Tamara leads the coordination of key stakeholder planning and engagement related to eHealth and digital health that helps to improve the patient experience.

Cynthia Stables - Director, Communications and Patient Experience

Cynthia Stables
Cynthia brings 25 years of corporate communications experience to the NE LHIN. She leads the development and implementation of NE LHIN engagement initiatives that will improve the patient experience across Northeastern Ontario, including the development of a Patient Family Advisory Committee. Cynthia also oversees all communications work, including strategic planning, media relations, patient information, product development and community outreach.

Terry Tilleczek - VP, Strategy and 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. Terry leads the LHIN’s work in establishing and strengthening system planning within and across sub-regions to to improve Northerner’s access to health care services. In this first year of Patients First implementation, Terry is focusing on more closely aligning primary care, home and community care, and mental health and addictions services in Northeastern Ontario communities.