Board of Directors

Dr. Andrew Dean, PhD

Chair of the Board
Vice-President, Research & Innovation, Lakehead University

Dr. Pam Wakewich, PhD

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

James Peotto, CPA, CA

Treasurer of the Board
Senior Accountant, Impala Canada Limited

Dr. Rhonda Crocker Ellacott

Dr. Rhonda Crocker Ellacott

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

Kathleen Lynch

President, Confederation College

Andrew Ross

Former 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, MD

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.

John Dixon

Director of Mental Health and Addiction Services at Dilico Anishinabek Family Care

Dr. David C. Marsh, MD CCSAM

Associate Dean, Research Innovation and International Relations Professor, Clinical Sciences Northern Ontario School of Medicine

Peter Bishop

Retired Judge serving communities in Northwestern Ontario and remote First Nations Communities

Kelly Meservia-Collins

EVP Research, Quality & Academics