Board of Directors Biographies

Daryl Skworchinski


 Mr. Skworchinski is the Chief Administrative Officer/Clerk for the Town of Marathon where he is responsible and accountable for providing executive leadership for the entire municipality. Prior to joining the Town of Marathon in October of 2014, Mr. Skworchinski was the Director of the Eastern Region for Confederation College. Mr. Skworchinski has also held a number of senior executive capacities including: General Manager, Marathon Economic Development Corporation and as Community Services and Economic Development Manager for the Town of Marathon.

Mr. Skworchinski has his Masters in Municipal Management from Schulich School of Business, York University, and is a graduate from Cambrian College in Business Administration. Mr. Skworchinski also has his Economic Development Certification from the University of Waterloo.

Mr. Skworchinski is the past Chair of the Board of the Nawiinginokiima Forest Management Corporation (an Ontario Crown Agency). He is also a past Chair of the Marathon & District Chamber of Commerce, past Board Member of the Northwestern Ontario Development Network, the North Superior Training Board, Superior North Community Futures Development Corporation, and Board Governor and Director of Wilson Memorial General Hospital (serving as Vice Chair and Governance Committee Chair). Mr. Skworchinski has also previously served as Associate Coach and General Manager of the Superior Eagles AAA Midget Hockey Club, as well as Vice President of the Marathon Minor Hockey Association. Mr. Skworchinski is currently Head Coach of the Marathon Minor Hockey Novice Mercs.   

 Mr. Skworchinski was born, raised, and resides in Marathon with his wife Corinne, and their two children, Keirha and Keenan. 

Jason Nesbitt


 Mr. Nesbitt is a resident of Schreiber, ON and is a Certified Financial Planner with Investors Group Financial Services currently serving clients across Ontario.  Mr. Nesbitt graduated from Confederation Colleges’ Business Administration Program in 1995 and the Business Marketing Program in 1996.   He is an active member of the community and was Schreiber’s citizen of the year in 2006 and former President of The Aguasabon Chamber of Commerce.  Mr. Nesbitt is currently involved in the Terrace Bay Masonic Lodge and Nor Shore Shooting Association. 

Catherine Collinson


Ms. Collinson is a former healthcare executive and registered nurse, holding an Honours Bachelor of Science in Nursing and a Master’s in Public Health.   Her nursing career included Neonatal Intensive Care, and experience in pediatrics, post-surgical and cancer care.  Ms. Collinson was a community mental health nurse for 13 years before making the move back to hospital work, this time in leadership roles including Chief Nursing Officer and Chief Executive Officer.  She retired from hospital CEO role in 2012.  Ms. Collinson now volunteers with Hospice Northwest and is the secretary/treasurer of the Rossport Marina.

Ken McIntyre


Mr. McIntyre is a resident of Marathon, ON.  He graduated from South Alberta Institute of Technology and is a former mine maintenance supervisor.  Past employment includes aircraft mechanic, road and farming machinery maintenance and industrial processing equipment.  Mr. McIntyre’s volunteered overseas for seven years, and currently volunteers with the Thunder Bay District Children’s Aid Society, palliative care, restorative justice and supports trade education for local high school students and the introduction to mining essentials training programs.   

Jay Lucas


Mr. Lucas is a resident of Marathon and is the Information Technology Services Coordinator for the Superior-Greenstone District School Board.  He has over 15 years of experience in I.T. Management, holds the Information Systems Professional designation (I.S.P.) and earned Computer Programmer Analyst and Business Marketing diplomas from Confederation College.  Mr. Lucas also has broad experience in Marketing and Public Relations. His previous Board experience includes The Greenstone Family Health Team, Superior-Greenstone Association for Community Living, Geraldton District Chamber of Commerce, and served on several advisory committees including the Geraldton Area Natural Resources Advisory Committee.

John McKinnon


Mr. McKinnon is a resident of Terrace Bay, ON.  He was employed in the paramedic field for 37 years and held a management position at The McCausland Hospital for eleven years.  He is a graduate of the Ontario Paramedic Program and numerous associated management courses.  He currently sits on the Superior Seniors Executive Board and is the President of the Royal Canadian Legion branch 223 in Terrace Bay.

Debra Bouchie


Ms. Bouchie is the Employee Relations Superintendent at Barrick Hemlo and represents Barrick Gold on the Board of Directors of the Ontario Mining Association.  She earned a certificate in Public Administration and Governance through Ryerson University and is currently working toward the Advanced Human Resources Certificate with Queens University.  Past employment includes Band Administrator for Biigtigong Nishnaabeg (formerly Pic River First Nation), Newmont Mining and Anishnabek Police Service.  Ms. Bouchie also volunteers on the Board of Directors for the Marathon Children and Family Center.

Eileen McGrath Ervin


Ms. McGrath Ervin joined the legal profession in 1995 as a law clerk and has worked in numerous areas of law over the course of her career, including but not limited to Real Estate, Wills and Estates. In 2008 she successfully wrote her Paralegal License with the first set of Licensee's in Canada, and has provided support services to Criminal Lawyers, Provincial Offences Clients, Small Claims Court. Ms. McGrath Ervin appears as a Provincial Offences Court Agent throughout Northern Ontario.  She was born and raised in Northern Ontario and calls Marathon, Ontario home, where she ran a Branch Office for Rene Larson Law Office Professional Corporation for four years prior to opening  her own Paralegal Firm in the Town of Marathon and currently operates as EME Paralegal Services. Ms. McGrath Ervin continues to provide legal services throughout Northern Ontario. 


Dr. Sarah Newbery

Chief of Staff

Dr. Newbery has practiced comprehensive rural family medicine with the Marathon Family Health Team for the past 20 years.  She completed her medical degree at McMaster University in 1993 and received Certification in Family Medicine in 1995, then became a Fellow of the College of Family Physicians of Canada in 2006.  Dr. Newbery served as Chief of Staff of Wilson Memorial General Hospital for 12 years and is the present Chief of Staff for the North of Superior Healthcare Group.  She is currently the President of the Ontario College of Family Physicians Board and has been a member of the OCFP since November 2008.  She has been involved in several local, LHIN-based and provincial committees focused on health-care delivery and in 2014, completed the Physician Leadership Development Program through Schulich at York University.  Dr. Newbery is an associate professor in the Division of Clinical Sciences at the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) and has been actively involved in both curriculum development and teaching since NOSM’s inception.  In 2013, Dr. Newbery was elected Ontario’s Family Physician of the Year by the College of Family Physician’s of Canada.

 Dr. Lindsay McLeod

 Associate Chief of Staff

Dr. Lindsay McLeod practices comprehensive rural family medicine with the North Shore Family Health Team.  She has also practiced rural family medicine at multiple locations throughout Northern Ontario.  She is the former Chief of Staff and President of Medical Staff for The McCausland Hospital.  Dr. McLeod is an Assistant Professor and Education Lead Coordinator – Terrace Bay/Schreiber site for the Northern Ontario School of Medicine.  She completed her medical degree at McMaster University in 2004 and the Family Medicine Residency Program at the University of British Columbia in 2006.


Dr. Christine Giordani

President of Medical Staff - The McCausland Hospital site 

Dr. Christine Giordani completed a Bachelor of Honours in Life Sciences at Queen’s University in Kingston. She worked for one year as an addictions counsellor for the elderly at a community care access centre in Ottawa at which time she returned to further her education. She received a full scholarship to attend the University of Oxford in the UK and completed a Master’s of Neuroscience. During her time in the UK, she dedicated herself to research in Alzheimer’s dementia and successfully published an article in the Journal of Neuroscience based on her Master’s research.

Upon completing her Master’s degree, Dr. Giordani decided to pursue a career in medicine and attended medical school at McMaster University in Hamilton. She then completed specialty training in Family Medicine at the University of Toronto, Markham Stouffville Hospital site. During her residency, she took a special interest in Emergency Medicine and Obstetrics. She worked at the ‘Health For All’ Family Medicine Clinic offering healthcare to new immigrants, refugees and other at-risk populations.

Dr. Giordani took a lead role in developing a mandatory research-based curriculum for Family Medicine residents to learn important skills in Evidence-Based Medicine. This curriculum was developed and implemented by Dr. Giordani and has subsequently been adopted by the University of Toronto Department of Family and Community Medicine.

Upon completing her residency, Dr. Giordani took on the challenge of practicing rural medicine in an effort to continue cultivating her passion of delivering quality healthcare to special populations in Northern Ontario, including First Nations. She is an Associate Professor at the Northern Ontario School of Medicine and is committed to teaching medical students and residents the skills necessary to serve such a complex and diverse population.

She proudly serves as a member of the North of Superior Healthcare (NOSH) Group’s Board of Directors as the President of the Medical Staff. She is committed to representing the interests and needs of her colleagues and the patient population.


Dr. Sayali Tadwalkar

President of Medical Staff - Wilson Memorial General Hospital site