Senior Leadership Team

Paul HeinrichPaul Heinrich, CHE, LLM, C.Dir., CPA, CMA, BBA, MEd
President & CEO

Executive Assistant: Kim Kivimaki

Paul Heinrich is proudly serving since 2012 as President and Chief Executive Officer for the North Bay Regional Health Centre. Prior to this, he was President and CEO at Georgian Bay General Hospital in Midland and Penetanguishene and formerly Executive Director and Chief Financial Officer at the University of Calgary, Faculty of Medicine while also serving as Advisor to the Chief Clinical Officer of the Calgary Health Region. He has also held management positions at the Inuvik Regional Health and Social Services Board, the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance, Huntsville Hospital and, Muskoka-East Parry Sound Community Care Access Centre. He has served as a board director for the Canadian College of Health Leaders Board, MedBuy and several shared service organizations.

Paul holds his Master of Education (MEd) from Nipissing University, as well as, a Certified Health Executive (CHE) designation though the Canadian College of Health Leaders, a Master of Laws degree (LLM) from OsGoode Hall Law School of York University, a Chartered Director designation (C.Dir.) from McMaster University, a Chartered Professional Accountant, Certified Management Accountant designation (CPA, CMA), and a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) (honours) from Nipissing University.

Ann LoystAnn Loyst
Vice President, Mental Health & Addictions

Assistant: Cheryl Vainio

Ann Loyst is the Vice President of Mental Health & Addictions. Ann brings more than 30 years of diverse and interesting nursing experience to the role. Ann has provided direct nursing care at hospitals in Sudbury, Sturgeon Falls and North Bay. Ann was an educator within the Nursing Faculty at Canadore College, and served as the Quality Assurance Education Coordinator for North East Ontario with the College of Nurses of Ontario. Ann worked as Manager in the Medicine Portfolio at North Bay General Hospital, and most recently as Director at North Bay Regional Health Centre.

Joanne LaplanteJoanne Laplante
Vice President, Clinical and Chief Nursing Executive

Assistant: Lorraine Briere

Joanne has been a dedicated Registered Nurse at the North Bay Regional Health Centre (originally at St. Joseph’s General Hospital) for 34 years. She has progressed through a variety of leadership roles, including Manager, Women and Children; Director, Surgery, Women and Children; Director of Emergency and Ambulatory Services and most recently, Vice President Clinical & Chief Nursing Executive. A passionate leader who is patient centred, Joanne has overseen a number of change initiatives both in organizational and system integration.  Joanne holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from Laurentian University and a Master of Nursing degree from Athabasca University. Born and raised in North Bay, Joanne is well-known and active in the community. She served on Nipissing University’s Board of Directors from 2017 to 2021.

Shirley StroodShirley Strood
Vice President of Corporate Services

Assistant: Stephanie Courchesne

Shirley Strood is the Vice President of Corporate Services. Shirley provides leadership and guidance to Finance, Performance Management, Decision Support, CIO & Information Systems, Patient Advocate, Facilities, Risk and Pharmacy.

Graduating from Canadore College in Food and Nutrition Management, Shirley has over 30 years continuous service starting with the North Bay Civic Hospital and now North Bay Regional Health Centre. Through progressive management positions over this time, Shirley has gained an extensive knowledge of corporate services; her most recent position was Director, Facilities Services.

Dr. Scott KerriganDr. Scott Kerrigan
Chief of Staff

Assistant: Chastity Saudino

Dr. Scott Kerrigan is the Chief of Staff. Born and raised in North Bay, Dr. Kerrigan studied Medicine at Western University and Pathology at the University of British Columbia. Building on rewarding experiences in North Bay as a medical student and later as a medical resident, he returned to North Bay as a full-time staff General Pathologist in 2005. Dr. Kerrigan has held multiple medical leadership positions, including Laboratory Director and Head of Service Laboratory Medicine, President of the Medical Staff, Pathology Regional Lead for Cancer Care Ontario, Medical Director Diagnostic Medicine and Trustee for the North Bay Regional Health Centre Foundation.

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50 College Drive,
P.O. Box 2500
North Bay, ON
P1B 5A4
Tel: 705-474-8600

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Sudbury, ON
P3E 1X3
Tel: 705-675-9193
Fax: 705-675-6817

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