Gary Scripnick, of Timmins, will join the North East Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) Board of Directors at its meeting on March 30. His appointment by an Order-In-Council brings the Board to its full complement of nine directors. He will serve a 3 year term (two term maximum). He joins Danielle Bélanger-Corbin, Chair; Rick Cooper, Vice-Chair; as well as Board Directors Dr. Colin Germond, Santina Marasco, Dawn Madahbee, Denis Bérubé, Toni Nanne-Little, and John Febbraro. Scripnick has significant governance experience and community involvement; bringing a wealth of past experience to the board: former city Councillor, and has chaired the Porcupine Health Unit, the Cochrane District Social Services Administration Board (DSSAB), the Housing Service Corporation, and the Northern Ontario Service Deliverers Association (NOSDA). A self-employed businessman, he was also a former Rotary Club member and past-president. He has been a board member of the Timmins and District Hospital, the Northern Advisory Council for the Northern Ontario Growth Plan, the Timmins Economic Development Corporation, Timmins Chamber of Commerce, and Federation of Northern Ontario Municipalities. “We warmly welcome Gary to the North East LHIN Board of Directors,” said Board Chair Danielle Bélanger-Corbin. “With Gary’s appointment, we now have a full complement of nine board members and we look forward to having him share his unique perspective on issues facing Northeastern Ontario. He brings strong governance experience to the table and that will benefit the people of our region, especially as we embark upon a path of significant transformation in health care.” Scrip nick, is fluently bilingual, and holds both a Bachelor of Science degree from Laurentian University and a Bachelor of Education degree from Lakehead University. “I look forward to working with the North East LHIN’s board in advancing the objectives of the new North East LHIN strategic plan for 2016-2019, and helping to build a more integrated experience to health care that puts patients first,” said Scripnick.