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Elaine Pitcher resigns as Chair of North East LHIN

Saturday, February 08, 2014   by: Staff
New acting chair taking helm of North East LHIN board
(February 7, 2014) – After years of service, Elaine Pitcher has resigned as the Board Chair of the North East Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) for personal reasons.
Effective immediately, Danielle Bélanger-Corbin will be assuming the role of Acting Board Chair.
“While we are saddened to see Elaine move on, we would like to wish her all the best in her future endeavours,” said Louise Paquette, CEO of the North East LHIN. “Danielle is a strong, dedicated advocate who is committed to advancing patient centred care across the region. She has been involved in numerous community engagement and governance sessions over the years and we are delighted that she has accepted the role of Acting Chair of our LHIN Board.”
A resident of Haileybury, Danielle has served in the positions of Vice Chair and Chair of the LHIN’s Audit and Governance Committees. She is currently in her second term as a Board Director.
"Advancing quality health care has been a prime focus of mine ever since my family and I moved to northeastern Ontario 14 years ago,” said Danielle Bélanger-Corbin, Acting Board Chair of the NE LHIN. “I look forward to meeting the challenges that lie ahead and working with the NE LHIN's very capable staff and board as we seek to advance the objectives of our strategic plan."
Danielle is a decorated former Canadian Forces army logistics officer who played key leadership roles within the department of National Defence. She is a fluently bilingual Francophone who serves on various boards of not-for-profit organizations such as FrancoCiné, the Festival des Folies Franco-Funand the South Temiskaming Active Travel Organization. 
She also currently handles financial and managerial accounting for a medical professional corporation in New Liskeard.
Danielle is very active in her community, volunteering with many athletic organizations, and is an ESL teacher and crisis responder with Temiskaming & District Victim Crisis Assistance & Referral Service (VCARS).
Quick facts
The North East LHIN is responsible for planning, coordinating and funding 148 health service providers in Northeastern Ontario including hospitals, long term care homes, mental health and addiction organizations, community support services, community health centres, and the NE CCAC. It oversees $1.4 billion in local health care investments on behalf of the 565,000 residents of Northeastern Ontario.
LHIN Directors are appointed by Order-In-Council for a term of up to three years, subject to a two-term maximum. The Board of Directors is accountable, through the Chair, to the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care for the LHIN’s use of public funds and for its results in terms of goals and performance of the local health system.
Altogether the North East LHIN Board includes Chair Danielle Bélanger-Corbin as well as Board Directors Cecilia Bruno, Dr. Colin Germond, Santina Marasco and Rick Cooper.
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ducky58 2/8/2014 10:00:10 AM Report

Why is David O in this picture has noting do to do with him. I'm sick and tired of see this guys face.
Mr. Poster 2/8/2014 10:15:00 AM Report

He will be front and centre now as an Ontario election gets closer and closer.
OH IT'S ME AGAIN 2/8/2014 11:47:00 AM Report

Are you kidding me. This guy has done more for this city in one day than the dud that preceeded him as our provincial rep.did in 12 years.
Reminds me of the job our federal rep. did for us in the late 90's and early 2000's
OMGWTF 2/8/2014 12:36:30 PM Report

It's probably a file photo. Get over it.
speed7 2/8/2014 1:39:15 PM Report

you dont have to look at his face. means nothing.Only when it affects you , you would'nt understand.the world is all wonderfull wj=hen you are healthy but when that changes, your world stops. more like comes to a screeching halt! At least he fights for us with this disfunctional healthcare system of ours? The others ....wont give a crap! truth be told.
steelworker 2/8/2014 2:50:33 PM Report

When someone jumps off the gravy train like this ya really gotta wonder why.
ducky58 2/8/2014 5:11:48 PM Report

So this guy works to help the sick. Well lets see I'm on the waiting list for lungs I had to move to southern Ont to be with in two hours of TO I have to pay for a place down here. Also Still have enough money left over from my big CPP check of $900.00 To pay the bills at home. So don't start shooting your mouth off until you know the true. I'd sure like to see some of you do it. If you know him so well talk to him and tell I need help. My wife works but still can't seem to make it . It cost between 1700.00 & 2500.00 to live in TO. So who is helping me sure as hell not MR. David O.
steelworker 2/8/2014 6:15:06 PM Report

Be happy. Maybe they can put some windmills up in your backyard.
speed7 2/9/2014 9:57:27 PM Report

sure when you have stage 3 cancer talk to me well compare notes
speed7 2/9/2014 10:05:16 PM Report

iVE been to toronto hudreds of times no need to lecture me. try sapending a good portion of your liFE SAVINGS ON TRIPS FOR mutipleSURGERIES. HOTELS ect. you say cpp isnt enough to live? right. sure.
speed7 2/9/2014 10:38:13 PM Report

ducky you need to control your anger in here. your issue issue is you are waiting for a pair of liungs, meaning someone has to die and be a donor, what does that have to do with david o's face making you sick? your not even making sense. dont vote for the guy if you hate him that much.
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