On behalf of the South East Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) Board of Directors, Donna Segal, Chair, is pleased to announce the appointment of the South East LHIN’s newest board member, Mr. Jean Lord.
Mr. Lord was appointed by the Lieutenant Governor in Council through the Public Appointments Secretariat of the Province of Ontario, to serve a three-year term effective January 11, 2017. This brings the Board of Directors to a total of seven members.
A retired Lieutenant-Colonel who served with the Canadian Forces for over 35 years, Mr. Lord was an assistant professor at Royal Military College in Kingston for the Department of Applied Military Science and the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, and was also the Director for the Language Centre.
Now residing in Inverary, Ontario, he has shifted his focus over the last few years to helping make positive changes and bring equity in health care. A former member of the Regional Patient Advisory Council (RPAC), Mr. Lord has participated in several Health Care Tomorrow sessions and subcommittee meetings, and was also involved in a Health Quality Ontario (HQO) plenary session.
In addition to his past involvement with RPAC and HQO, he also serves as Secretary of the Board of Directors for Frontenac Cultural Center; President of the Parish Council and vice-president of the Club de l’âge d’or, at St-François d`Assise Church.
Mr. Lord will attends his first South East LHIN Board of Directors meeting on Monday, Jan. 30.
“We are pleased to welcome Jean to our team, and I look forward to his contributions during such a busy and exciting time. His experience and knowledge complement our board very well, and he will play a key role as we all work together to help transform our health care system.” – Donna Segal, South East LHIN Board Chair
- The role of the LHIN Board of Directors is to oversee, provide advice on and govern the strategic direction and priorities of the LHIN. Board members are appointed by an Order-in- for a term of one to three years, subject to additional terms up to a six-year maximum.
- Board members are appointed based on their expertise, experience, leadership skills and the needs of the LHIN. 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 performance results in the local health system.