Our Board of Directors

Trina Diner, BA IT(Mgt), MMSci, Manager of Palliative Care and Telemedicine Service, TBRHSC  ~ President

Trina 6Trina was elected to President of the Board at our AGM in June 2015.  She has been Board Member since inception of the LNPLC, having worked alongside the original project team. Trina has worked in Healthcare for over 20 years with an extensive background in Computer programming, project management and communications. She has held several positions at the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre, and is currently managing Palliative Care and Telemedicine. Her interests include using technology to improve health access across wide geographic regions.

 

 

 

 

Ken MacKenzie, Nurse Practitioner ~ Secretary

Ken has previously worked in several Northern Ontario, Manitoba, and Nunavut Nursing stations as well as in his position as an international Flight Nurse. He was previously an instructor in a College nursing program as well as a teacher in a grade one–two class in a remote First Nation community.  Ken is presently employed as an NP with the GAPPS Program, St. Josephs Care Group, addressing health care needs of the hard to serve population. He continues to work casually for the TBRHSC as a medevac nurse, as well as providing occupational health at Musselwhite Mine.
He has completed a business diploma at Confederation College. His  Nursing degree, Education degree and NP certificate were completed at Lakehead University.

Reese Little, Lawyer / Community Representative ~ Director 

reese headshots19 (1)Reese is born and raised in Thunder Bay, he has close family ties to Dryden, Ontario as well as Red Lake, Ontario and feels most at home in the northwest. He attended Lakehead University where he received his Bachelor of Science in Biology (Natural Sciences), he then pursued a Bachelor of Laws at Cardiff University in Wales, UK.  Taking an alternative route with his law degree, Reese went into health care administration where he worked as a Labour Relations Specialist, until transitioning to independent labour consulting.  He entered the field of personal injury and insurance law with the opening of White Macgillivray Lester LLP, where he currently works.

Reese has a special interest in health care and mental health.  Through personal experience and working in health care he understands the challenges health care faces in Northwestern Ontario.  He is very proud to be advocating for NPs and is proud to be a Director with the LNPLC, Reese believes the role of the NP will become more and more vital to the region, and throughout Ontario.

In his spare time Reese plays in goal for the Thunder Bay Lawyers Hockey Team   The outdoor lifestyle of the Northwest is something Reese has always loved, he spends as much time as he can at camp, chasing walleye and lake trout.

Reese’s Community Involvement includes: Vice-Chair of the Board (2016-2017) and current Member of the Board, Canadian Mental Health Association, Thunder Bay Branch (2013-present); Member of the Board, Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce (2014, 2015); Member of the Board, The James Fund for Neuroblastoma Research (2013, 2014); Patient Family Advisor, Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre PFA Committee (2015-present); Manager/Coach, South End Minor Hockey Association, Bantam AA (2015-present)

Calvin Pelletier, Nurse Practitioner ~ Director

Calvin Pelletier is a lifelong resident of Thunder Bay and lives here with his beautiful wife and energetic 5 year old daughter.  Calvin Pelletier attended Lakehead University for Bio-Chem and transferred into BScN program. After completing his program he moved to Winnipeg and attended University of Manitoba for the Intensive Care Nursing Program. After completing his program he travelled the to the Great North for 8 years, including Northern Manitoba, Northern Ontario, Nunavut, Northwest Territories and the Yukon. While working in the North Calvin acquired Advanced Training certifications and completed a Management Program through McMaster University.

After the birth of their daughter the Pelletier Family returned to Thunder Bay where he returned to Lakehead University for the Nurse Practitioner Program. After completing the program Calvin chose Community Care Access Centre for the diversity and challenge of home based care. There  he works as a Primary Health Care Nurse Practitioner involved in developing the Chronic Disease Management program, Advanced Wound Care and various other pilot projects for the frail and fragile population.

Calvin Pelletier is an active board member on the Chronic Disease Self-Management Advisory Board, Thunder Bay Community Living Board of Directors, Lakehead Association for Community Living Board and has also served on numerous advisory committees, including Cancer Care Ontario.

Sue Powell, Nurse Practitioner ~ Director

suepowell2015Sue graduated as an RNA in 1977, got her EMCA in 1984, her RN in 1992 and her NP in 1998.  She was proud to be a pioneer in the NP field, however difficult it was at times.

She is married and also a proud Grandma of one.  She has passion for the outdoors and loves to do anything outside.  Currently working as a Nurse Practitioner in Nipigon for the last 15 years, prior to which, she worked in Armstrong, Thunder Bay, Moosonee, Moose Factory, Owen Sound, Markdale, Pender Island, all Attawapiskat was her first job in 1977.  She is originally from Richmond Hill.

Dr. Lynne Thibeault RN (EC), NP-PHC, BScN, MEd, DNP ~ Director

Lynne Thibeault is the past President of the Lakehead NPLC.  She has been the project lead for the development and implementation of the clinic, the first of its kind in Thunder Bay. Thibeault has 30 years of nursing experience in a variety of settings including education, administration, research and hands on care. She is an educator at both Confederation College and Lakehead University. Thibeault remains current in the field by practicing both at a local Community Health Centre and the emergency department. Born and raised in Northeastern Ontario, she completed a Diploma in Nursing at Cambrian College in Sudbury, then moved to Thunder Bay and completed her Post RN BScN, Masters of Education and her Nurse Practitioner, all from Lakehead University. She recently completed the Doctorate in Nursing Practice program at the College of St. Scholastica in Duluth, Minnesota.  Her passion has been the integration of Nurse Practitioners into the health care system. Thibeault loves the North and spends much of her spare time camping and fishing with her family.