Executive Leadership Team


Cynthia Martineau
Interim Regional Lead, Ontario Health East
Interim CEO, Home and Community Care Support Services - Central East, Champlain and South East

Cynthia Martineau is the Regional Lead (Interim) in eastern Ontario, and Chief Executive Officer for Home and Community Care Support Services in Central East, South East and Champlain regions.

Cynthia has more than 35 years of clinical and health system leadership experience. She joined the South East LHIN in 2007, as an integration consultant, and has since been involved in various key roles supporting health care. Specializing in system planning and community engagement, she has provided guidance for the development and implementation of health system plans, and brought critical leadership to complex initiatives at the LHIN.

Most recently, Cynthia was Vice President, Strategy Planning and Integration, and Acting Vice President, Home and Community Care in Ontario Health East. In this role, she ensured that patients are well supported in their homes and communities. She was involved in many aspects of the health system, including supporting sub-region development, and representing Home and Community Care to multiple local and provincial collaborative initiatives. Recently, she was co-chair of the regional health-system coordination group for COVID-19 preparedness and response for the southeast region.

Prior to working at the LHIN, Cynthia served as a nursing officer in the Canadian Forces in various roles from clinical care to operational deployment oversight of all aeromedical evacuations. She deployed overseas twice: as a critical-care nurse with 1 Canadian Field Hospital during the Gulf War, and as an aeromedical evacuation team member supporting Canada’s mission in Rwanda. After 21 years of proud service, she retired as the Commanding Officer of 24 Canadian Forces Health Services Centre at the military base in Trenton, Ontario.

Cynthia holds a Master of Sciences in Health Science as well as the CHE designation since 2003 with the Canadian College of Health Service Executives.

Stewart Sutley

Stewart Sutley
Vice President, Health System Strategy, Integration, Planning and Performance

Stewart Sutley provides transformational leadership to the Central East LHIN in the context of its expanded operational and sub-regional mandate and support for government to act on its five key areas of focus for the Ontario health care system.

Stewart seeks to build on the Central East LHIN’s demonstrable record of care and service innovation, efficiency, fiscal prudence, performance improvement, and responsiveness to government and local communities.

Stewart acts to ensure all the activities across Health System Strategy, Integration, Planning and Performance are aligned with the Central East LHIN’s values. Stewart supports the Board of Directors to realize the organization’s transformative mandate to integrate, fund, plan, coordinate, and operate services for the benefit and betterment of local communities. Prior to his current position, Stewart served as Senior Director, System Finance and Performance Management, providing strategic and integration advice, and financial and performance management leadership to the Central East LHIN.

Stewart has a long history with the Government of Ontario, working for the Ministries of Health and Long-Term Care, Finance, Management Board Secretariat, Children and Youth Services, and Education. Prior to serving in government and the Central East and Waterloo Wellington LHINs, Stewart taught and researched at McGill University, the University of Alberta, and Wilfrid Laurier University.

Stewart is married to Andrea, has two sons, and enjoys all their company in the pursuit of beautiful art, gardens, ideas, and road trips of no necessarily determinate destination.



 Lisa Burden Lisa Burden 
Vice President, Home and Community Care

Lisa Burden is the Vice President, Home and Community Care at the Central East LHIN where she is accountable for the development, implementation and evaluation of home and community care programs and services currently delivered to over 42,000 Central East LHIN residents on a daily basis.

With over 30 years of experience in various health care settings including hospital, long term care homes, the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care and the community, Lisa was previously the Senior Director, Patient Services at the Central East Community Care Access Centre where she was responsible for overseeing all aspects of Patient Services. 

Prior to the Senior Director role, Lisa had held the role of Program Director for Chronic Disease Management in Patient Services where she was responsible for the ongoing planning, development and evaluation of community patients’ services including Placement Services for the assessment and admission into the Central East region’s 68 Long-Term Care Homes. She had also managed Patient Services operations for the Whitby and Port Hope branches, overseeing the Community and Placement Management Teams.

Lisa holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from Laurentian University.  Throughout her career she has been involved with several committees, projects and working groups across the Central East region, including Complex Diabetes Management, Vascular Health, Geriatric Services, Stroke Network, the Renal Program and many other Central East Local Health Integration Network initiatives. 



Shelley Dagorne
Vice President, Finance and Corporate Services, Ontario Health East

Shelley Dagorne provides finance and corporate services leadership for the South East, Champlain and Central East LHINs, and leads this team as one integrated entity supporting Ontario Health East. Shelley brings to her role significant experience in building resilient teams, strategic change management, process improvement, systems implementation, audit, risk management, and financial and organizational planning.

Most recently, Shelley was Vice President, Finance and Corporate Services at the Central East LHIN, where she was responsible for finance, facilities management, information management and technology. Previously, Shelley worked as Controller/Director of Finance at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Director, Finance and Information Technology at the Public Services Health and Safety Association, and Controller at the LHIN Shared Services Office. She has held various other financial and corporate roles in the health care, not-for-profit and private sectors.

Shelley is a Certified Professional Account, Certified Management Accountant, and holds a Bachelor of Science from York University. She also completed programs in enterprise risk management from the Society of Management Accountants, and business leadership for financial executives from the University of Toronto Rotman School of Management. She also completed training as a personal coach, and is a member of the International Coach Federation.

Shelley serves on the Board of Directors of St. Michael’s Homes, a Toronto-based charitable organization providing abstinence-based programs in residential communities of recovery for vulnerable persons seeking an improved quality of life beyond their addiction to alcohol and drugs. She has served in various capacities on other not-for-profit boards for more than 15 years.

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Lisa Tweedy
Vice President, Human Resources and Organizational Development, Home and Community Care Support Services

Lisa Tweedy provides human resources leadership for the Champlain, South East, and Central East Home and Community Care Support Services as one aligned support team for all human resource and organizational development matters.

Lisa began her career in health care more than 25 years ago with the Hastings and Prince Edward Counties Home Care Program (previously a department of Quinte Health Care’s Belleville General Hospital). She spent several years in a variety of positions and leadership roles, also working with the South East Community Care Access Centre prior to its transitioning to the South East LHIN (now operating as Home and Community Care Support Services South East).

Lisa provides strategic leadership, direction and oversight for the development, implementation, and evaluation of human capital and organizational development strategies that promote system alignment and enable delivery of patient care. She has maintained oversight for the ongoing management, planning, direction and evaluation of human resources programs, employee and labour relations services. Lisa was also responsible for the implementation and development of the Human Resources Information System.

Lisa is highly knowledgeable and skilled in all areas of human resources, including labour and employment law, employee and labour relations, payroll and pension administration, disability management, and compensation and benefits. Incredibly passionate and proud of her work, Lisa is a designated Certified Human Resources Leader, and a member of the Human Resources Professional Association of Ontario. She holds a Bachelor of Human Resources and Labour Relations degree, with distinction, from Athabasca University, a diploma in Business Administration from Loyalist College, and two certificates in human resources law from York University’s Osgoode Hall Law School.