Thunder Bay Regional Health Research Institute Welcomes Returning Board Members at Annual Meeting

Thunder Bay Regional Health Research Institute (TBRHRI) celebrated another year of success at the Annual Meeting of the Corporation on June 22, 2023.

Dr. Andrew Dean, returning as Board Chair, and Dr. Rhonda Crocker Ellacott, CEO of TBRHRI, congratulated all returning Board Directors for the coming term. Dr. Pamela Wakewich departed her role as Vice Chair and Director and was recognized for her commitment to the Board.

Dr. David Marsh was elected as Vice-Chair of the Board as well as Chair of the Science and Research Committee, and James Peotto will continue as Treasurer. Returning as Board Directors are Dr. Sheldon Tobe, Andrew Ross, John Dixon, Peter Bishop, Dr. Jocelyn Bel, and Dr. Erin Cameron.

Dr. Crocker Ellacott will continue to serve as an ex-officio Director along with Dr. David Marsh, Associate Dean, Research, Innovation and International Relations at NOSM University, Dr. Chris Mushquash, Vice President, Research at Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre (TBRHSC) and Chief Scientist at TBRHRI, and Tim Larocque, Director, Applied Research and Innovation at Confederation College.

TBRHRI’s Annual Report was also released and highlights some of the successes of the 2022/2023 fiscal year. To download of a copy of the Annual Report visit

Help Bring Discovery to Life By Joining Our Board

The Board of Directors invites interested Northwestern Ontario residents to consider serving as members of the Thunder Bay Regional Health Research Institute Board of Directors. Successful candidates will be expected to participate actively for a three year term.

As a skills-based Board, we are seeking to fill 2 vacancies with interested volunteers who:

  • are willing to promote our Vision of “Bringing Discovery to Life”, our Strategic Directions as well as our role as the research arm of the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre;
  • commit to advocating for our Mission to be an international leader in health technology research and other strategic health innovation, that improves the health of the people of Northwestern Ontario and beyond;
  • demonstrate teamwork, community leadership, multicultural awareness, financial acumen and are representative of the population in this region;
  • can commit the time necessary to be productive Board members.

Applicants with understanding of population health or clinical research are encouraged to apply.

Interested candidates should forward a resume and letter of interest by Friday, March 19th, 2021 to:

Chair, Board of Directors c/o Lisa Niccoli
Thunder Bay Regional Health Research Institute
980 Oliver Road, Thunder Bay, ON, P7B 6V4