Board of Directors

Dr. Andrew Dean, PhD

Chair
Vice-President, Research & Innovation, Lakehead University

Dr. Pam Wakewich

Vice-Chair
Past Director, Centre for Rural & Northern Health Research;
Sociology and Women’s Studies and Professor, Lakehead University

James Peotto, CPA, CA

Treasurer
Senior Accountant, Reporting and Compliance, North American Palladium

Jean Bartkowiak

CEO, Thunder Bay Regional Health Research Institute and President & CEO, Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre

Dr. Penny Moody-Corbett

Associate Dean of Research, Northern Ontario School of Medicine;
Former Associate Dean of Research and Graduate Studies for the Faculty of Medicine at Memorial University;
Senior member, Canadian Institutes of Health Research

Dr. Valerie Grdisa

EVP Research, Quality & Academics/Chief Nursing ExecutiveDelegate for Dr. Zaki Ahmed, Chief of Staff, TBRHSC

Kathleen Lynch

President, Confederation College

Andrew Ross

Manager of the Anishnaabe Bimaadiziwin Research Program, a collaboration of the Sioux Lookout Meno Ya Win Health Centre and Sioux Lookout First Nations Health Authority.

Dr. Sheldon Tobe

Professor in Medicine, Staff Physician, Division of Nephrology, University of Toronto;
Professor and Heart and Stroke Foundation Chair, Aboriginal and Rural Health Research, Northern Ontario School of Medicine.