Interim Regional Lead Ontario Health East, and CEO of Home and Community Care Support Services Champlain, South East and Central East
Cynthia has more than 35 years of clinical and health system leadership experience. She joined the former South East LHIN in 2007, as an integration consultant, and has since been involved in various key roles supporting health care. Specializing in system planning and community engagement, she has provided guidance for the development and implementation of health system plans, and brought critical leadership to complex initiatives at the LHIN.
Most recently, Cynthia was Vice President, Strategy Planning and Integration, and Acting Vice President, Home and Community Care in Ontario Health East. In this role, she ensured that patients are well supported in their homes and communities. She was involved in many aspects of the health system, including supporting sub-region development, and representing Home and Community Care to multiple local and provincial collaborative initiatives. Recently, she was co-chair of the regional health-system coordination group for COVID-19 preparedness and response for the southeast region.
Prior to working at the LHIN, Cynthia served as a nursing officer in the Canadian Forces in various roles from clinical care to operational deployment oversight of all aeromedical evacuations. She deployed overseas twice: as a critical-care nurse with 1 Canadian Field Hospital during the Gulf War, and as an aeromedical evacuation team member supporting Canada’s mission in Rwanda. After 21 years of proud service, she retired as the Commanding Officer of 24 Canadian Forces Health Services Centre at the military base in Trenton, Ontario.
Cynthia holds a Master of Sciences in Health Science as well as the CHE designation since 2003 with the Canadian College of Health Service Executives.
Vice-President, Finance and Corporate Services
Ontario Health East
Shelley Dagorne provides finance and corporate services leadership for Ontario Health East. Shelley brings to her role significant experience in building resilient teams, strategic change management, process improvement, systems implementation, audit, risk management, and financial and organizational planning.
Most recently, Shelley was Vice President, Finance and Corporate Services at the former Central East LHIN, where she was responsible for finance, facilities management, information management and technology. Previously, Shelley worked as Controller/Director of Finance at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Director, Finance and Information Technology at the Public Services Health and Safety Association, and Controller at the LHIN Shared Services Office. She has held various other financial and corporate roles in the health care, not-for-profit and private sectors.
Shelley is a Certified Professional Account, Certified Management Accountant, and holds a Bachelor of Science from York University. She also completed programs in enterprise risk management from the Society of Management Accountants, and business leadership for financial executives from the University of Toronto Rotman School of Management. She also completed training as a personal coach, and is a member of the International Coach Federation.
Shelley serves on the Board of Directors of St. Michael’s Homes, a Toronto-based charitable organization providing abstinence-based programs in residential communities of recovery for vulnerable persons seeking an improved quality of life beyond their addiction to alcohol and drugs. She has served in various capacities on other not-for-profit boards for more than 15 years.
Interim Vice-President, Integration, Accountability, Communications & Engagement
Ontario Health East
Since joining the former LHIN in 2007, James Fahey has worked in various roles in health system planning, funding and performance monitoring, contract negotiation and management. He has led LHIN strategic planning efforts, and the development of several key LHIN initiatives.
Through his work at the LHIN, James has led many large stakeholder engagements on health system transformation. He is passionate about building an integrated, patient-centred system, and redesigning services to maximize quality and efficiency.
Prior to joining the LHIN, James worked for several community health centres in data management, information systems, and privacy. James holds a bachelor’s degree in commerce from Carleton University, and from the University of Ottawa, a master's degree in health administration.
Vice-President, Home and Community Care
Home and Community Care Support Services Champlain
With more than 20 years of progressive health care experience, Claire provides strategic leadership and direction to our organization, staff, patients, their families and caregivers, as well as to the broader regional and provincial health system.
In 2003, Claire joined the former Champlain Community Care Access Centre / Local Health Integration Network. Since then, she has held various positions dedicated to the home and community care portfolio including palliative, quality and risk, and clinical and strategic program development and implementation.
Most recently, Claire has been deeply involved in the operations of the long-term care response to COVID-19. She has worked closely with our Ministry of Health and other partners, and played a key role in securing support for long-term care homes in outbreak.
Claire is a PhD(c) Nursing from the University of Ottawa, has her Masters of Medical Sociology and Bachelor of Psychology from McGill University, and is a Registered Nurse with a Masters Certificate in Healthcare Management.
Vice-President, Human Resources and Organizational Development
Home and Community Care Support Services Champlain, South East and Central East
Lisa Tweedy provides human resources leadership for the Champlain, South East, and Central East Home and Community Care Support Services as one aligned support team for all human resource and organizational development matters.
Lisa began her career in health care more than 25 years ago with the Hastings and Prince Edward Counties Home Care Program (previously a department of Quinte Health Care’s Belleville General Hospital). She spent several years in a variety of positions and leadership roles, also working with the South East Community Care Access Centre prior to its transitioning to the former South East LHIN (now operating as Home and Community Care Support Services South East).
Lisa provides strategic leadership, direction and oversight for the development, implementation, and evaluation of human capital and organizational development strategies that promote system alignment and enable delivery of patient care. She has maintained oversight for the ongoing management, planning, direction and evaluation of human resources programs, employee and labour relations services. Lisa was also responsible for the implementation and development of the Human Resources Information System.
Lisa is highly knowledgeable and skilled in all areas of human resources, including labour and employment law, employee and labour relations, payroll and pension administration, disability management, and compensation and benefits.Incredibly passionate and proud of her work, Lisa is a designated Certified Human Resources Leader, and a member of the Human Resources Professional Association of Ontario. She holds a Bachelor of Human Resources and Labour Relations degree, with distinction, from Athabasca University, a diploma in Business Administration from Loyalist College, and two certificates in human resources law from York University’s Osgoode Hall Law School.
Indigenous and Francophone Communities
The Champlain LHIN’s health system planning and funding functions are now part of Ontario Health, a government agency responsible for ensuring Ontarians continue to receive high-quality health care services where and when they need them.
The Champlain LHIN ensures Indigenous and Francophone communities are represented in its executive leadership decision-making and planning processes.
Addressing health and wellness issues, and improving the health-system for Indigenous communities is a priority for the Champlain LHIN. Indigenous engagement efforts are led by Director Marc Bourgeois, and supported internally by staff, and externally with partners, including those in the Indigenous Health Circle Forum. Click here to learn more about our work to improve Indigenous health.
Providing high-quality health services in French is a priority for the Champlain LHIN. Francophone community engagement efforts are led by Director Marc Bourgeois, and supported internally by staff, and externally with partners including the French Language Health Services Network of Eastern Ontario. Click here to learn more about our work in improving Francophone health services.