Board of Directors Biographies

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. 

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. 

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.

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.

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.

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. Sayali Tadwalkar

President of Medical Staff - Wilson Memorial General Hospital site