Christopher Martin


In his role as the Assistant Superintendent of Education at the Superior North Catholic District School Board, Mr. Martin has distinguished himself as an influential leader in the realm of education. Armed with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Saginaw Valley State University and a master's degree in Educational Administration from the University of New Brunswick, he channels his passion into shaping educational excellence in Northwestern Ontario.

Beyond the confines of education, Mr. Martin assumes a pivotal role as the Board Chair of the North of Superior Healthcare Group. His leadership is marked by a commitment to inclusivity, innovation, and a deep understanding of the unique healthcare needs of the region. His recent completion of the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Certificate through Cornell University underscores his progressive approach to leadership.

Adding another layer to his multifaceted commitment to community well-being, Mr. Martin proudly serves as a Board Member for the North of Superior Counselling Program (NOSP). This dual role allows him to bridge the realms of healthcare and mental health, ensuring a comprehensive and integrated approach to addressing the diverse needs of the community.

A resident of Northwestern Ontario for the past nine years, Mr. Martin's personal connection to the community enhances his dedication to improving overall quality of life. By contributing his leadership acumen to both NOSH and NOSP, he plays a pivotal role in advancing the collective health and well-being of the region.

Mr. Martin's visionary leadership, collaborative spirit, and passion for community development shine through in his role as Board Chair of NOSH, embodying a comprehensive approach to fostering a healthier, more resilient Northwestern Ontario.

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.

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.

Claudette Morriseau 


Boozhoo, niin Mushkiki Wawiuk Ikwe Gahbiizhiag, I am a Anishinaabe ikwe from Pawgwasheeng (Pays Plat First Nation), my given name Claudette Morriseau and I am currently employed  as  the Child & Family Prevention Services Coordinator for Pays Plat First Nation.
I am actively involved with my cultural and traditional ways of life. I am a Knowledge Keeper, helper and jingle dress dancer.
Involved with various community events throughout the year.  Furthermore, I earned my Community Health Representative  diploma from Confederation College in 1991-1993.
Worked in various positions that served many Anishinaabe families and communities.
Currently involved with the Anishinaabemowin Boodawe Committee that serves Pays Plat First Nation, Red Rock Indian Band and BZA.

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.

Michèle Lajeunesse


Michèle Lajeunesse has been a resident of Marathon, ON since 2015. Michèle relocated to Marathon after completing her post-secondary education at Laurentian University, where she earned a Bachelor of Health and Physical Education, with a concentration in Health Promotion, as well as a Master of Human Kinetics. Michèle works as the Community Health Promotion Coordinator at Marathon Family Health Team. Through her work in primary care, she has gained experience in identifying community healthcare needs, delivering programs that address barriers to optimal health, and working collaboratively with others to achieve key strategic directions and positive patient outcomes. Michèle has an interest in developing her leadership capabilities and is currently pursuing an Advanced Certificate in Health Leadership through the British Columbia Institute of Technology. She also serves as Board Chair with Superior North Victim Services and as Board Director with Marjorie House. In her spare time, you can find Michèle at her camp with her partner or participating in outdoor activities.

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. 

Shelly Livingston


Shelly (Michano) Livingston is a Nishnabeg Kwe from Biigtigong Nishnabeg. She served her home community for many years as the Community Health Nurse (RN) before continuing her path of helping the wider indigenous community. She is currently serving as Health Manager for the neighboring community Netmizaaggamig Nishnaabeg. From life and her lengthy career, she has seen the effects of colonization on the first people of this land with her own eyes. She has seen how systemic racism in health care contributes to issues such as chronic illnesses and social issues such as addiction and suicide. Noticing how systemic racism and the active separation of our society from our original ways of being is key in Shelly’s view of her surroundings; as well, as influencing the way she thinks about helping her indigenous relations overcome these challenges. She is an excellent listener with the talent for saying the right thing at the exact right time. She is a passionate supporter of the revitalization of Nishnaabemowin, taking care of relationships with the natural world around her and especially reclaiming indigenous food systems. Shelly has also served her fellow indigenous relatives on the board of directors for Biidaaban Healing Lodge, the Northern Neighbors Nurse Practitioner-led Clinic - White River, as well as Gagige Zaabigigaa, Northern Ontario Indigenous Food Sovereignty Collaborative, Stewardship Council. Her work as a surveyor with Accreditation Canada makes sure indigenous communities across Turtle Island have safe and accessible health care. She is well respected in her nursing communities and has had input into Accreditation Canada standards for Cultural Safety and Humility for non-indigenous health organizations nationally. By nature, Shelly is a nurturer and feels most herself and fulfilled when breaking down barriers and practicing her indigenous ways of being. She is a mother of two who is determined to leave this world in a better condition than she originally found it; teaching her children and their peers to follow in these footsteps along the way.

Jonathan Hall


No biography at this time. 

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.