Board of Directors Biographies

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. 

Christopher Martin


Mr. Martin is a Principal with Superior Greenstone District School Board. He is currently the lead learner of Lake Superior High School, located in Terrace Bay, Ontario. In addition to his school responsibilities, he is the SGDSB contact of the Teacher Leadership Learning Program.   Mr. Martin earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Saginaw Valley State University, with a focus in Physical and Health Education as well as Communication.  He completed a Masters degree from the University of New Brunswick in Educational Administration.   Additional qualifications include the completion of the Principals Qualification Program at Lakehead University and currently working toward completion of the Supervisory Officers Qualification Program.  Mr. Martin has previously sat as the Northern Regional Director for the Saskatchewan Physical Education Association and as a councillor representing Superior Greenstone District School Board for the Ontario Principals’ Council.

Paula Verin


Ms. Verin graduated from the Ambulance and Emergency Care program in 1992 and is currently a Paramedic for the Superior North EMS with 27 years of service and is a receipient of the Exemplary Service Medal.     She is also an instructor and Ambulance Service Inspector for the Ministry of Health.  Ms. Verin was previously a regional educator for the TBRHSC Base Hospital Program and was employed by Wilson Memorial General Hospital from 1990-1998 as an EMA volunteer then as a full time paramedic.  In addition to her role on NOSH's Board of Director's, she has also participated on the Marathon Cross Country Ski and Shoe Shoe Club Board of Directors since 2011.   Ms. Verin is currently pursuing a Health Administration degree through Athabasca University.

Mary-Lynn Dingwell


Mary Lynn Dingwell is a resident of Rossport.  Mary Lynn started in Health Care in 1994 as a recreation therapist at Lakehead Psychiatric Hospital.  She then returned to school part time to complete a degree in social work graduating in 1997.  She left Thunder Bay in 1999 to work for The North of Superior Programs in Terrace Bay and Schreiber.  In 2007 she joined the newly formed North Shore Family Health Team as the social worker.  She completed a Master’s in Health Management from McMaster University in 2017 and transitioned to the role of Executive Director for the FHT in 2018.  Mary Lynn is also a director for the Rossport Local Service Board.  In her spare time, you can find her participating in many outdoor activities. 

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.   

Kaiya Morriseau-Ferguson


 Ms. Morriseau-Ferguson is the Family Well-Being Program Coordinator for Pays Plat First Nation. Ms. Morriseau-Ferguson is currently involved with the North East Mental Wellness and Crisis Team Committee for Pays Plat First Nation, Biigtigong Nishnaabeg, Pic Mobert First Nation and Michipicoten First Nation.  She volunteers during various community events throughout the year, but most importantly Pays Plat First Nation’s Annual Cultural Week and Pow Wow. Ms. Morriseau-Ferguson earned a Child and Youth Worker diploma from Confederation College in 2013 and also an Honours Bachelor of Social Work degree from Lakehead University in 2016.

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. 

Philip Townsend


Philip Townsend is a retired Partner of the Consulting Services practice of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP ("PwC").  He held a number of leadership roles for PwC Canada and for the PwC Global firm with a focus on strategic planning, finance function effectiveness, process improvement, internal controls design and technology enablement. Prior to joining PwC, Philip held a number of senior management positions in both the private and public sectors. He is a resident of Rossport living on Nicol Island having moved from southern Ontario to the North Shore in October 2018. He received his Bachelor of Commerce (Hons.) Degree from the University of Manitoba and is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CMA) and a Certified Internal Auditor. Philip has volunteered with various community based organizations in the Lake Superior North Shore area, the York Region of Ontario and in his home town of Winnipeg, Manitoba. 

Brittany Turnbull


Brittany Turnbull is a resident of Marathon, ON. she previously resided in Manitouwadge, ON until she left for Post Secondary at Brock University where she obtained her Bachelor of Arts Major in Psychology. Afterwards, she went to Lakehead University where she received her Honours Bachelor of Social Work. Following her Post Secondary schooling, Brittany began working for our local Child Welfare Agency for several years until she started working at Marathon High School as the Mental Health Worker in 2020. In addition to NOSH, she is currently a board member fo our local Women's Shelter and is an active member of our town's situation table. 

Stephen Wilson 


Stephen Wilson is a resident of Marathon, ON. He was born and raised in Marathon and is a graduate of Marathon High School. Following post-secondary education in Ottawa and Thunder Bay, Mr. Wilson worked as a secondary teacher and school administrator in Geraldton, Ontario, where he was involved with the Greenstone Area Situation Table, Geraldton Curling Club, and other volunteer organizations. Mr. Wilson moved back to Marathon in 2019 as the Principal of Marathon High School where he focuses on positive relationships and student well-being. In addition to NOSH, he is currently involved with the Ontario Principals’ Council and serves as the principal representative on the Superior-Greenstone District School Board’s Policy Review Committee.

Dr. Sayali Tadwalkar 

Chief of Staff

No biography at this time. 

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.