2019 Board of Health Elections

January 16, 2019 - The chair, vice chair and executive committee members of the Board of Health were elected today during the Board of Health’s Annual Meeting held at the Thunder Bay District Health Unit. Mr. James McPherson was elected as chair. Mr. Don Smith was elected in the vice chair position.

Board of Health membership for 2019 is as follows:

Name Representing (Bold denotes appointing municipality)
Alana Bishop Municipality of Oliver Paipoonge
Andrew Brigham Provincial Appointee
Norm Gale City of Thunder Bay
Brian Hamilton City of Thunder Bay
Dave Hamilton Townships of Schreiber and Terrace Bay
Maria Harding Provincial Appointee
Deborah Harris Shallow Townships of Dorion, Red Rock and Nipigon
John MacEachern Township of Manitouwadge
James McPherson Municipality of Greenstone
Karen O'Gorman Municipality of Neebing and Township of Gillies
Kristen Oliver City of Thunder Bay
Don Smith Municipality of Shuniah
Greg Vallance Town of Marathon
Jim Vezina Townships of Conmee and O'Connor

The Board of Health consists of provincial appointees and representatives of the obligated municipalities in the District of Thunder Bay.

Board of Health meetings are normally held at 1:00 pm the third Wednesday of every month at the Thunder Bay District Health Unit at 999 Balmoral Street. Meetings are open to the public. The Board membership, minutes from the meetings and meeting schedule are posted on the Health Unit website.


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