Island resident interim chair of NE LHIN

NORTHEASTERN ONTARIO—Rick Cooper, of Kagawong, will act as interim chair of the North East Local Health Integration Network (NE LHIN), with the previous Chair Danielle Belanger-Corbin’s term as chair having been completed.

Mr. Cooper, who is serving his second term on the NE LHIN board, will act as interim chair until a new chair is appointed to the NE LHIN board by an Order-in-council. He has worked in small and large community hospitals across the province as a vice president at the senior management level for more than 37 years.

In addition, Mr. Cooper had worked as a senior director for the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care’s Northern regional office in Sudbury. Mr. Cooper is a certified general accountant and a graduate of the health care administration program.