Senior Management Team

Louise Paquette

Chief Executive Officer

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.

Terry Tilleczek

Sr. Director - Policy and Health System Planning

Terry Tilleczek has been involved in health system planning in Northeastern Ontario for 25 years, joining the NE LHIN in 2006. Terry worked within the District Health Council (DHC) system from 1990 until 2005, the last 9 years as Executive Director of the Manitoulin and Sudbury DHC and the Algoma, Cochrane, Manitoulin and Sudbury DHC. Prior to joining the NE LHIN in the fall of 2006, he spent a year at the North Region Office of the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care. Terry holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Wilfred Laurier University and a Master of Arts degree from the University of Toronto.

Tamara Shewciw

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


Tamara Shewciw is responsible for the development and implementation of eHealth across the entire health system in the North East LHIN. Tamara provides leadership and strategic direction to the NE LHIN, including the coordination of key stakeholder planning and engagement related to eHealth.

Tamara comes to us from the Group Health Centre in Sault Ste. Marie where she was part of the Senior Executive team. There, Tamara championed Information and Communication Technology (ICT) throughout the organization, increasing the effectiveness of ICT and achieving the ultimate goal of optimizing clinical and business outcomes.  The Group Health Centre’s Electronic Medical Record (EMR) system was implemented in 1997 and is one of Canada’s largest primary care databases, with over 60,000 comprehensive patient records. 

Tamara is a graduate of Laurentian University in Sudbury with a Bachelor of Commerce, she is the current Ontario Local Health Integration Networks (LHIN) e-Health Lead representing the North Eastern Ontario LHIN.

Cynthia Stables

Director, Communications, Community Engagement and Cultural Diversity

Cynthia is responsible for the development, implementation and evaluation of communication, community engagement and cultural diversity strategies across the North East Local Health Integration Network (NE LHIN).

She provides leadership and strategic direction to the NE LHIN on effective communication and stakeholder engagement practices. In addition, Cynthia is responsible for advancing the health care needs of the region’s culturally diverse population groups (23% Francophone and 11% Aboriginal/First Nation/Métis).

Prior to joining the NE LHIN in 2007, Cynthia had managed her own consulting firm. She also held a number of senior positions at the City of Ottawa where she provided leadership on portfolios including: health, transportation, organizational development and community relations. Cynthia is a graduate of the University of Ottawa and lives in North Bay where she is an active participant in community initiatives.

Kate Fyfe

Sr. Director, System Performance

Kate Fyfe brings 25 years of professional finance experience to the NE LHIN as a Chartered Accountant. She started her career in public accounting where she’s held various positions throughout her career.

She was formerly the Vice President Corporate Services and Chief Financial Officer at the North Bay Regional Health Centre where she supported two organizations through one of the largest health care integrations. Prior to this she was the Director of Finance at the Northeast Mental Health Centre where she was promoted to Vice President Corporate Services.  This new position allowed her to move beyond finance and expand her knowledge into Human Resources and Information Management. She also held a Financial Management professor position at Laurentian University.

Kate is a graduate of the University of Ottawa with a Bachelor of Commerce Degree.