Senior Leadership Team

Brian Ktytor - Transitional Regional Lead (Northern Ontario)

Brian Ktytor
Brian Ktytor received his Master’s in Business Administration from Dalhousie after graduating from Lakehead University with a Bachelor of Arts (Economics) and an Honours Bachelor of Commerce. Prior to joining the LHIN, he was the Dean of the School of Aviation and Director of Marketing, Communication and External Relations at Confederation College and was a senior commercial banking account manager with RBC Royal Bank.

Brian says his experiences within the business and education sectors were the perfect preparation for the job he now holds. He works closely with team members and stakeholders across the region, bringing a decidedly business and systems point of view to a critical health care function – making the system high-performing and sustainable.

"I love this job because of the purpose that I have," he says. "I can't think of a higher contribution I could make than helping my fellow Ontarians be healthy, and helping sustain the health system for future generations."

Kerby Audet - VP, Home and Community Care


Kerby Audet is a Registered Nurse with over 25 years’ experience in home and community care leadership, with Home and Community Care Support Services and its predecessors the LHIN and CCAC, and previously with service provider organizations. As VP, Kerby is responsible for planning and directing the delivery of home and community care services throughout the North East region. Kerby is a passionate advocate for continuous quality improvement, and is a certified improvement advisor. She works closely with partners towards building a strong, sustainable health care system, with a focus to improving the patient/family health care journey.

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.

Cynthia Stables - Senior Director, Community Engagement, Communications and Patient Experience

Cynthia Stables
Cynthia brings 30 years of strategic communications and stakeholder engagement experience to our organization. She leads the development and implementation of initiatives that improve the patient experience across Northeastern Ontario, including the development of a Patient Family Advisory Committee. Cynthia also leads French Language Health Services and Indigenous Health with the goal better meeting the culturally diverse needs of the region’s population. She also oversees corporate strategic initiatives, including the development of a three year strategic plan (Integrated Health Services Plan) and, Annual Business Plan. She also oversees all communications work, including partnership development, strategic planning, media relations, patient information, product development, internal and external communications as well as 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 our 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.