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Board of Health

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 2019
Chair - Paul Ryan
Fort Frances Municipal Appointee

Vice Chair - Trudy Sachowski
Provincial Appointee

Executive Member - Sharon Smith
Kenora Municipal Appointee

Executive Member - Shayne MacKinnon
Dryden/Machin Appointee

Sally Burns
Atikokan Appointee

Wendy Pearson
Red Lake/ Ear Falls Appointee

Calvin Southall
Sioux Lookout/ Pickle Lake/ Ignace Appointee

Doug Squires
Provincial Appointee

Jerry O’Leary
Kenora/ Sioux Narrows-Nestor Falls Appointee

Jim Belluz
Alberton, Dawson, Chapple, Morley, La Vallee, Rainy River, Emo, Lake of the Woods