Andrew McLetchie served as the CEO of former Mamawetan Churchill River Health Region since October 2011, following two years as Director of Integrated Health Services. Prior to moving into management and leadership roles in the health system, Andrew gained thorough frontline experience working as a Registered Nurse in Saskatchewan, Alberta, Ontario and Ireland.
Andrew is dedicated to patient-centred care, and passionate about finding innovative ways to deliver high quality, timely health care services that meet the unique needs of northern residents.
He holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Alberta and a Masters of Health Administration from the University of Ottawa.
Dr. Stephanie Young came to her new role from the former Mamawetan Churchill River Health Region, where she served as both a Rural Family Physician in La Ronge and Senior Medical Officer for the region.
Stephanie sits on the National Council for the Society of Rural Physicians of Canada, where she provides leadership and support for rural physicians across the country, and promotes sustainable conditions and equitable healthcare for rural and remote communities.
Stephanie is a strong believer in quality improvement work, and is a passionate advocate for rural and remote communities. She has been living and working in various capacities in Northern Saskatchewan for the last ten years.
Brett Enns RN, BSN, MSN is the Executive Director of Primary Care, Integrated Northeast, Prince Albert. Brett is responsible for the service provision areas of Primary Care, Mental Health and Addiction, Homecare, Public Health Nursing and Environmental Inspection, Therapies, Infectious disease and Population Health.
Brett is licenced with the Saskatchewan Registered Nurses Association and brings 31 years of health sector operational and leadership experience in Acute, Forensic, Outpost, Long Term Care, Primary Care, and Mental Health and Addiction. Twenty-four years of this experience has involved a progressive journey in leading, developing, implementing, managing and evaluating programs and services. Throughout his career Brett has worked for the betterment of health at a local, provincial, national and international level. Brett studied at the Wascana Institute of Applied Science and at the University of Saskatchewan. He holds an undergraduate degree in Nursing and a Masters of Nursing specializing in Leadership.
Brett believes in authenticity, respect, trust and collaboration. In exemplifying these traits Brett is motivated to ensure a system that is centered on the individuals, families and communities we serve, through providing safe, accountable, world class health care to the residents of Saskatchewan.
Carol Gregoryk is a Registered Nurse. She is the Executive Director of Acute Care, Northeast. Her position includes care in the hospitals across the Northeast.
Carol’s career includes experience in front line and management positions across acute care, long term care and home care. Throughout her career her path has progressed through increasing levels of management and responsibility. Her previous positions include Vice President of Integrated Health Services, Director of Long Term Care and Rural Acute, Community Team Manager Home Care and a variety of front line management and nursing positions. Carol has worked in both Saskatchewan and Manitoba. She has been successful in leading the Surgical Waits initiative in the past and continues pursuing with her team the Emergency Wait reduction initiative in the province. Carol has achieved her Masters in Nursing through Athabasca University.
Carol looks forward to the challenge of the new Saskatchewan Health Authority in creating a seamless flow of care across the province as part of the Northern team.
Gloria King has accepted the position of Executive Director of Acute Care, Northwest. Working with the Vice President and Physician Executive dyad of Integrated Northern Health in a Patient First environment, this portfolio encompasses the strategic and operational responsibilities for Emergency Room, Ambulatory Care, Women and Children's Health, Operating Room, Post-operative Surgical Services, Sterile Processing, Medicine, ICU, Alternate Level of Care, Spiritual Care, Social Work and the COPS Program delivery.
Gloria has a wide range of experience in health care. Her past positions include Nurse Aide, General Duty Positions in Medicine, Neurology, Rheumatology, and Emergency; Clinical and Classroom Nursing instruction; Staff Education; government Standards Officer in Acute Care, Liaison Officer to the Health Authorities in northern Manitoba; VP of Health Services, CEO in the Burntwood Regional Health Authority in MB; VP of Integrated Health Services in the former Prairie North Health Region.
Gloria received her Baccalaureate in Nursing from the University of Manitoba, a Certificate in Management Studies in Health Service Administration and a Master of Public Health from the University of Minnesota. She has a Lean Leadership Certificate. Two of her career highlights include Chairing the Babies Being Breast Fed Research Committee which received the Manitoba Health Provincial Innovation Award for Knowledge Transfer and Dissemination; and Co-Chairing with the VP of Aboriginal Health, the first Manitoba Northern Health Conference on Chronic Disease Prevention through Risk Factor Reduction.
Gloria believes that leadership, staff empowerment and a culture of focused collaboration are critical to implementing the changes necessary to improve the health outcomes of an individual and of the population. She views the current direction in Connected Care by the Saskatchewan Health Authority, in relation to High Quality Care Transitions of the elimination of gaps in the patient care journey, as having immense potential to change the system.
Lisa Major has worked in British Columbia, Alberta, New Brunswick and Saskatchewan in diverse areas in health care for many years, with more than 26 years in Continuing Care Management. She comes to her new position as the Executive Director of Continuing Care, Northeast from her most recent role of Director of Long Term Residential Care for the former Kelsey Trail Health Region.
Lisa holds a Diploma in Nursing from Wascana Institute of Applied Science and Technology and further university education through Athabasca University. As a Registered Nurse, she holds active registration status with the Saskatchewan Registered Nurses Association. She is a Certified Lean Leader and also is a member of the Practical Nursing Program Advisory Committee with Saskatchewan Polytechnic.
Lisa is passionate about and dedicated to ensuring safe and high quality resident centered care.
Pam McKay comes to her new role as Executive Director of Primary Health Care, Northeast from her position as Vice President Integrated Health Services in the former Kelsey Trail Health Region. As Vice President Integrated Health Services, Pam was responsible for Acute Care, Long Term Care, Homecare, Primary Health Care, Therapies, Pharmacy, Diagnostic Imaging, Laboratory and Emergency Medical Services.
Pam has an extensive nursing background and progressive leadership experience. She has been employed in rural health care settings across Saskatchewan for more than 37 years, in a number of capacities.
Pam graduated with a Diploma of Nursing from Wascana Institute of Applied Arts and Sciences in Regina and later from the University of Saskatchewan with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. She holds active registration status with the Saskatchewan Registered Nurses Association. She is currently Co-Chair of the Saskatchewan Stroke Expert Panel.
Pam is passionate about rural health care and is committed to finding innovative patient centered ways of delivering high quality, sustainable health services to those we serve. As the new Executive Director of Primary Health Care she looks forward to working collaboratively to improve the coordination and delivery of health services.
Richard Petit is the Executive Director of Primary Health Care, Northwest. He calls Buffalo Narrows in Northwest Saskatchewan home and is an advocate for Patient First and Patient Family Centered Care. He believes the relationship that patients, family member and the community share is the key to providing holistic health care services.
Richard attended the Ile a la Crosse residential boarding school at a very young age, an experience which prompted him to work in the school system as a teacher, Vice Principal and Principal for over 20 years. He joined the health system in the former Keewatin Yatthé Regional Health Authority where he worked as a Health Educator, Director of Health Promotion, Director of Corporate Services and CEO from 1999 to 2014.
Richard holds a Bachelor of Education from the University of Saskatchewan and was awarded the Saskatchewan Centennial Medal for Community Health Services in the northwest. He is a certified Lean Leader, Kaisen Basic Trainer and has completed many Kaisen events. Richard is also a Patient and Family Centered Care Coordinator and Lead and Aboriginal Awareness Trainer.
Richard is committed to exploring issues from a quality improvement perspective and recognizing the opportunity to address challenges and seek improvements in patient and family centred care.
Vikki Smart is responsible for the oversite and integration of Primary Health Care, Therapies, Public Health, Population Health including the Medical Health Office, Home Care and Mental Health and Addictions. She comes to this position from her role as VP of Primary Health, Quality, Health and Safety with the former Prairie North Health Region. She has managerial experience in Specialized Geriatrics, Long Term Care and Primary Health. She has been involved in operationalizing innovations such as the Nurse Practitioner role, Midwifery and Medically Complex patients into Long term Care. She has worked towards building partnerships with urban, rural and First Nations communities.
Vikki graduated with degree in Nursing, a BA in Psychology and Masters of Nursing from the University of Saskatchewan. She holds an active membership with the Saskatchewan Registered Nurses Association.
Vikki is committed to Patient and Family Centered care, continuous quality improvement and seamless, high quality care that will improve health outcomes for all Saskatchewan citizens.
Neal Sylvestre has accepted the position of Executive Director of Continuing Care, Northwest. This portfolio encompasses strategic management and direction of all long term care programming for the Northwest.
In the past, Neal held general duty Registered Nurse (RN) positions in medicine, cardiology, surgery, coronary intensive care and emergency. He also held RN positions in areas of emergency service and occupational health nursing for private sector organizations. For the past 15 years Neal held the position of Director Rural Health Facilities for the former Prairie North Health Region.
Neal obtained his Baccalaureate in Nursing from Athabasca University and Occupational Health Nursing Certification from Grant MacEwan College. Neal is a certified Lean Leader and an active member of Saskatchewan Registered Nurses Association’s Disciplinary Committee.
Neal is committed to safe and compassionate resident and family centered care. Neal believes that relationship building and information sharing are the cornerstone of effective teams as we strive for health care excellence for the people of Saskatchewan.