Maternal, Neonatal and Paediatric Advisory Committee


The Central East LHIN Maternal, Neonatal and Paediatric’s Advisory Committee functions in an advisory capacity, providing leadership to all relevant health service providers, partners, key stakeholders, including the Provincial Council Maternal Newborn Health (PCMCH) and the Central East LHIN, to support the adoption of evidence based practice with the goal of improving the health of mothers, and children up to the age of 18.

The Advisory Committee also acts in a leadership and stewardship capacity for Maternal, Neonatal and Paediatric Services across the Central East LHIN. The focus is providing excellent care for these patients and their families by collaboratively providing visioning, strategic planning, and building infrastructure and system capacity; thereby enhancing sustainability, quality improvement and performance measurement across the system.

To view the complete Terms of Reference, please click here.


The membership of the MNPAC brings an interdisciplinary representation of health service providers, stakeholders, partners and Central East LHIN representatives together to serve as an Advisory Committee for the care of Women, Children and their families and reflects the full continuum of Women’s and Children’s services within the diverse communities across the Central East LHIN.

Dr. Peter Azzopardi, Chief, Paediatrics, The Scarborough Hospital
Dr. Gargi Bhatia, Obstetrician/Gynecologist, Ross Memorial Hospital

Dr. Karen Chang, Chief, Paediatrics, Rouge Valley Health System - Centenary site

Dr. Kim Ferguson, Family Physician, Lakeridge Health

Sheri Ferkl, Director of the Women’s and Children’s Program, Peterborough Regional Health Centre 
Susan Fyfe, Program Director, Women & Childrens Program, Rouge Valley Health System
Lisa Kitchen, Health Planner, Central East LHIN
Kate Lees, Educator for Maternal, Neonatal and Paeds/Lactation Consultant, Peterborough Regional Health Centre 
Dr. Peter Maskens, Chief of OBSs/GYNE, Peterborough Regional Health Centre 
Leanne McCullough, Program Director, Surgical, Medicine, Maternal Child & Ambulatory Care, Northumberland Hills Hospital
Dr. David Mckeown, Medical Officer of Health, Toronto Public Health

Tasha Osborne, Program Director, Women's and Children's Healthcare Program, Lakeridge Health

Dr. Rosana Pellizzari, Medical Officer of Health, Peterborough County and City Health Unit 
Carolynn Prior, Registered Midwife, Rouge Valley Health System
Janet Roth, Clinical Practice Leader, Rouge Valley Health System - Centenary site
Dr. Alan White, Paediatrician, Medical Director of the Women’s and Children’s Program, Peterborough Regional Health Centre  
Ann Wehrstein, Program Director of Woman & Child, Ross Memorial Hospital 
Dr. Georgina Wilcock, The Scarborough Hospital
Taryn Woolsy, Registered Midwife, Lakeridge Health and Northumberland Hills Hospital