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Our Team

To date, more than 150 individuals have taken part in bringing the AOHT and its projects to life. And we’re just getting started.

Leadership Council

The AOHT is overseen by a Leadership Council that guides project planning, design, and implementation. It is currently composed of 15 organizational members and has enshrined patient and clinical leadership as part of its executive structure. A unique feature of the AOHT is that it is inclusive of both social services and health promotion, signaling our intent to move our work more upstream in the community.

Stephanie Parniak

Patient Partner

AOHT Tri-Chair

Dr. David Fera

Family Physician

Algoma District Medical Group

AOHT Tri-Chair

Ila Watson

Chief Executive Officer

Sault Area Hospital​

Michelle Brisbois
Executive Director
Superior Family Health Team

Terry Caporossi
Executive Director
Alzheimer Society

Janik Guy
Agente de planification et d'engagement communautaire, région d'Algoma
Réseau du mieux-être francophone du Nord de l'Ontario

Ali Juma
Chief Executive Officer
Algoma Family Services

Annette Katajamaki

Executive Director

Canadian Mental Health Association Algoma

Alex Lambert
President and Chief Executive Officer
Group Health Centre

Connie Lee
Executive Director
F.J. Davey Home

Dr. Jennifer Loo
Medical Officer of Health and CEO
Algoma Public Health

Nicole Pearce
Interim Executive Director
Algoma Residential Community Hospice (ARCH)

Mike Nadeau
Chief Administrative Officer
District of SSM Social Services Administration Board 

Dominic Noel
Executive Director and Nurse Practitioner Lead
Algoma Nurse Practitioner-Led Clinic

Dr. Jodie Stewart
Chief Executive Officer and Physician
Algoma District Medical Group

Dr. Cassandra Taylor
Lead Physician
Superior Family Health Organization

Dr. Sarita Verma
Dean, President, and Chief Executive Officer
Northern Ontario School of Medicine

Rural and Remote Partnerships

The AOHT recognizes the unique challenges of planning and delivering services across the vast geography of Algoma and is committed to actively partnering with rural and remote communities. It benefits from the inclusion of neighbouring rural health hub representatives as part of its work:

Mary Ellen Luukkonen


East Algoma Ontario Health Team

Kadean Ogilvie

Chief Executive Officer

Lady Dunn Health Centre (North Algoma)

Transformation Office

The AOHT is mobilizing work across organizations in its membership and beyond with support from the AOHT Transformation Office, which is responsible for supporting leadership, decision-making, and operations.

Erik Landriault
Director, Integrated Care
Algoma Ontario Health Team

Jennifer Osesky

Implementation Advisor & Director of Planning and Performance
Ontario Health North


Victoria Aceti Chlebus

Manager, Programs

Algoma Ontario Health Team

Tracy Galizia

Project Management Specialist

Sault Area Hospital

Brandy Sharp Young
Manager, Communications and Media Services
Sault Area Hospital

Cassandra Lepore

Project Coordinator

Algoma Ontario Health Team

Leah Hodgson

Associate, Community Engagement and Communications

Algoma Ontario Health Team

Jeff Dorans

Research Analyst

Algoma Ontario Health Team

Kendra Dumont

Analytics Coordinator

Algoma Ontario Health Team

Dana Simpson

Independent Consultant, Patient Navigation