Appointment terms range from one to three years. Staggering the length of appointments will ensure that the Board will renew itself while still providing continuity of governance. The North East CCAC Board meets once a month. The Board of Directors welcomes guests to its public meetings.
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Ron Farrell, of North Bay, has been involved in community health care for over 20 years holding a number of significant and senior positions with Federal, Provincial and Territorial governments as well as the private sector. Mr. Farrell holds a Bachelor of Science from Laurentian and McMaster universities. In Yukon he held the position of Deputy Minister/President and CEO of the Worker's Compensation Health and Safety Board. With the Canadian Red Cross he was Director General, Atlantic Zone, National Director of Strategic and Operational Planning and Chief Information Officer. He retired as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Victorian Order of Nurses of Canada and started a Chapter of CARP for Zoomers centered in North Bay and serving 4000 members from Bracebridge to Kapuskasing. He has been a Rotarian for 31 years, is a recipient of a Paul Harris Fellow of Rotary International, and the Queen's Jubilee Medal. Both distinctions were awarded to him in recognition of his volunteer services.
Adele Quaiattini, of Sudbury, holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree from McMaster University and a Masters of Arts in Education from Central Michigan University. She retired in 1994 as Chair of the School of Health Sciences at Cambrian College. Prior to this, she was Director of St. Elizabeth School of Nursing at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Lecturer in the School of Nursing at Laurentian University, Curriculum Coordinator at Toronto Western Hospital School of Nursing and Staff Nurse/Nurse in Charge for the Victorian Order of Nurses. Among her numerous community involvements, she chaired the Provincial Heads of Health Sciences Committee, was chairperson of the Northern Ontario Teleconference Network and was a surveyor of Allied Medical Education Programs for the Conjoint Accreditation Committee of the Canadian Medical Association. Adele was also awarded the Queen’s Jubilee Medal for outstanding service to the Sudbury Community.
Patrick McAuley, of Sault Ste. Marie, has a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Toronto and a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from Lake Superior State University. Patrick recently retired (August 2009) from the Corporation of the City of Sault Ste. Marie. He spent 30 years working for the City in various capacities including the Commissioner of Public Works and Transportation. From 2001-2003, he was the Director of the Children’s Rehabilitation Centre of Algoma Board of Directors and served on the Board of Governors at the Sault College of Applied Arts and Technology from 1994 to 2000 where he served as Chair for two years. Patrick joined the North East CCAC Board of Directors in June 2010.
Margo McMillan, of South Porcupine has a Bachelor of Arts from Laurentian University and a Bachelor of Education from Nipissing University. Margo has been a Teacher for 32 years with the District School Board One Northeast South Porcupine and was an instructor at Nipissing University. She has spent many years volunteering at the Timmins District Hospital and the Timmins Heart and Stroke Association. Margo also served as Chair of the Cochrane Temiskaming Canadian Mental Health Association Board of Directors and was Chairperson of the Matheson Women’s Shelter Silent Auction Fundraiser. Margo joined the North East CCAC Board of Directors in June 2009. Ms McMillan is the Chair of the Governance Committee.
Helen Miller, of Kirkland Lake, retired in 1996 from the Timiskaming Health Unit after a 27 year career in the health care sector. She holds a Nursing Diploma from Sault Ste. Marie’s Plummer Memorial Hospital and a Diploma in Public Health Nursing from the University of Toronto. She is a member of the Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario (RNAO). She is a past President of the Kirkland Lake Chapter of the RNAO. She was a member of the Board of Directors of the Timiskaming CCAC and of the Timiskaming Lung Association. Ms. Miller is bilingual in both English and French.
Diane Poulin, of Kapuskasing, holds a Bachelor of Health Administration from St. Michael's School of Nursing, Toronto, as well as a diploma in Adult Intensive Care. During her nursing career, Diane held various positions both in Kapuskasing and Toronto. She served as a member of the Cochrane District Community Care Access Centre, the District Health Council, as well as the Accessibility Advisory Committee. Diane has been a member of the North East CCAC Board of Directors since December 2006 where she currently chairs the French Language Services Committee.
Gerri Walker, of Parry Sound, a retired Registered Nurse, worked at the Parry Sound District General Hospital. From 1980 to 1988, she was Director of the Home Care Program. Her past community involvement includes serving as a member of the Board of Belvedere Heights Home for the Aged, member of the District Health Council, Chair of the Seguin Township Roads Committee and a member of the Official Plan Committee. Ms. Walker currently chairs the Client Services and Quality Committee.
Cathy Modesto is currently the Superintendant of Business and Finance for Le Conseil Scolaire Catholique du Nouvel-
Ontario (CSCNO), where she has provided broad oversight of all non-academic aspects of the CSCNO since 2002. A Chartered Accountant, Cathy spent the 10 years prior to her current post as the CSCNO’s Manager of Finance. She serves on a number of Boards, including the Ontario School Boards’ Insurance Exchange and Chair of the 12 French Language School Board Consortia.
Petra Wall is a Registered Dietician who holds a Master of Science degree in Health Care Administration. She has managed two health care institutions on Manitoulin Island and has worked extensively in the Long-Term Care field. She has amassed a wealth of governance experience, serving as Chair of various Boards, including the Community Development Corporation for North Eastern Manitoulin and the Islands, the local Cambrian College Advisory Committee and the Manitoulin Community Withdrawal Management Services.
Osmo Ramakko has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering from Queen’s University at Kingston and a Diploma in Public Sector Management from the Queen’s Executive Program. He retired in 2007 after a 30+ year career with the Ontario Public Service. Osmo held a variety of management and executive positions with the Ministry of Transportation, including Regional Director for the Northeastern Region and Assistant Deputy Minister of Policy and Planning. He is a two-time recipient of the Premier’s Amethyst Award for Leadership in the Public Service. Osmo also served as a Community Member on the Board’s Standing Committee for Building, Facilities and Long-Range Planning at Health Sciences North during 2010-2011.
Jeanne Jonusaitis, of Sault Ste. Marie, enjoyed a 32 year career in Public Health and was a member of the Senior Management Team at Algoma Public Health when she retired. She initially graduated as a Dental Hygienist from the University of Toronto, Faculty of Dentistry and also obtained a Bachelor of Arts, as well as a Certificate in Family Life Studies from Laurentian University. Jeanne recently completed a 12 course, Post Degree Business Management Certificate Program at Sault College of Applied Arts & Technology. She served on the Board of Directors of the Children's Rehabilitation Centre of Algoma from 2003 to 2012, and has also participated on a variety of committees in the Health, Education and Social Service sectors.
Updated February 14, 2012