The Northern Supply Chain is governed by a Steering Committee made up of equal representation from the North East LHIN and the North West LHIN members including small, medium and large hospitals. We also have a representative from the Executive group at OACAS and two Members from the provincial Agencies. Committee members serve terms of two (2) years with an option to reapply at the end of the term. The Steering Committee provides governance and guidance on strategic direction, performance, implementation and initiatives of the NSC.


The Finance Committee is comprised of NSC Members – three from the East and three from the West. The main purpose of this Committee is to provide oversight on the annual financial operations and long-term planning of the Northern Supply Chain.


Alex McAuley  (Chair) Chief Financial Officer, Dryden Regional Health Centre
Gail Waghorn (Vice Chair) Chief Financial Officer, MIC Group
Carla Larson Director, Financial & Patient Information Services, Riverside Health Care Facilities
Pauline Violette Financial Services Manager, Geraldton District Hospital
Cheryl O’Flaherty VP Corporate Services & CFO, Lake of the Woods District Hospital
Tim Vine VP Corporate Support Services & CFO, Manitoulin Health Centre
Paul Valenti Director, Facilities, North Bay Regional Health Centre
Janet Martel Chief Financial Officer, North of Superior Healthcare Group
Jennifer Stanton Smith Chief Financial Officer, Espanola General Hospital
Sue LeBeau President & CEO, Red Lake Margaret Cochenour Memorial Hospital
Karen Milton Procurement & Contract Specialist, Sault Area Hospital
Michelle Beaulne Director of Corporate Support Services, Sioux Lookout Meno Ya Win Health Centre
Byron Ball VP of Infrastructure & Planning and CFO, St. Joseph’s Care Group
Peter Myllymaa EVP of Corporate Services & Operations, Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre
Bryan Bennetts CFO, Timmins and District Hospital
Eric Theriault VP of Corporate Specialty Programs & CFO,  Weeneebayko Area Health Authority
Peter Zalomski Purchasing Agent, West Nipissing General Hospital
Heidi Stephenson CFO & Director of Corporate Services, West Parry Sound Health Centre
Scott MacPhee Director of Finance and Corporate Services, Hamilton Catholic Children’s Aid Society
Marisa Cicero Senior Manager, Shared Services Delivery, Ontario Association of Children’s Aid Societies (OACAS)
Brad Bain Executive Director, The Children’s Aid Society of the District of Thunder Bay



The Sustainability Committee is comprised of members – three from the East and three from the West. The main purpose of this Committee is to provide oversight to the annual financial operations and budgets with the intent of long-term sustainability of the Northern Supply Chain.