Senior Leadership Team

Jérémy Stevenson - Chief Executive Officer


Jeremy holds a Masters of Health Administration and a Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy from the University of Ottawa, as well as an Administrator Certificate in Long-Term Care from the Ontario Association of Non-Profit Homes and Services for Seniors. Jeremy has held numerous positions in the Ontario health system including: President and CEO of the Mattawa Hospital & Algonquin Nursing Home, Chief Operating Officer of the St-Francis Memorial Hospital (SFMH) in Barry’s Bay, Senior Planner with the Champlain Local Health Integration Network, and Executive Planning Advisor & Assistant to the President and CEO at the Hôpital Montfort in Ottawa. In January 2018, Jeremy started with the North East Local Health Integration Network (NE LHIN) as Chief Executive Officer. He is passionate about ensuring Northerners have a strong health care system that delivers quality health care services as close to home as possible. He is a member of the Canadian College of Health Leaders and the American College of Health Executives and was a member on the Ontario’s Hospital Association’s (OHA) Small, Rural and Northern Hospitals Provincial Leadership Council. In 2012, he was awarded the OHA Small, Rural and Northern Healthcare Excellence Award in recognition of SFMH’s innovative leadership in collaborating and establishing partnerships to expand and improve health services in the Madawaska Valley. He was also recently awarded the Robert Zed Young Health Leader National Award from the Canadian College of Health Leaders. Jeremy is fluently bilingual. He is the proud father of four children and stays involved in community life – volunteering, coaching sport leagues, and remaining involved with the University of Ottawa MHA program and provincial leadership committees.

Kate Fyfe - 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.

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.