The Board of Health for the Northwestern Health Unit is made up of 8 members from local municipal councils and 3 members appointed by the Province.
The municipal members are appointed for the duration of their term in public office, which is usually a 4-year term. Provincial members are appointed for a term, the length of which is decided by the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care. The positions of Chair and Vice-Chair rotate annually.
Board of Health 2017
Chair - Paul Ryan
Fort Frances Municipal Appointee
Vice Chair - Doug Squires
Ear Falls/Red Lake Municipal Appointee
Atikokan Municipal Appointee
Sioux Lookout/Ignace/Pickle Lake Municipal Appointee
Alberton/Chapple/Emo/Dawson/La Vallee/Lake of the Woods/Morley/Rainy River Municipal Appointee
Dryden/Machin Municipal Appointee
Kenora Municipal Appointee
Sioux Narrows-Nestor Falls/Kenora Municipal Appointee