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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 He​alth 2020

Chair - Doug Lawrance
Municipal appointee for Sioux Lookout
Vice Chair - Sharon Smith
Municipal appointee for Kenora
Executive Member - Jerry O’Leary
Municipal appointee for Kenora and Sioux Narrows and Nestor Falls
Executive Member - Shayne MacKinnon
Municipal appointee for Dryden and Machin
Executive Member (alPHa rep) - Trudy Sachowski
Municipal Appointee for Ear Falls, Red Lake
Paul Ryan
Municipal Appointee for Fort Frances
Sally Burns
Municipal appointee for Atikokan
Jim Belluz
Municipal appointee for Alberton, Dawson, Chapple, Morley, La Vallee, Rainy River, Emo and Lake of the Woods
Nicole Brown
Provincial Appointee as of January 17, 2020​