Central East LHIN Regional Mental Health and Addictions (MHA) Plan Leadership Structure

Executive Committee

The Central East LHIN MHA Plan Executive Committee is comprised of senior leadership from the two lead organizations for mental health services (Ontario Shores) and addiction services (Lakeridge Health) and the Central East LHIN. The goal of the group is to drive the transformation agenda which will be achieved through the implementation of a coordinated MHA system.

The Executive Committee provides oversight to all the work pertaining to the system transformation, provide direction and vision, remove barriers to success, and hold action groups accountable in accomplishing project goals. These goals will be achieved through well-structured prioritization and accountability framework that aligns with the Strategic Directions of the Central East LHIN, the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, the report, collaboration, consistent reviews of work, performance and proactive data and data analysis.

Advisory Committee

The Advisory Committee provides support and advice on system transformation, insight and subject matter expertise. The Committee supports the transformation of the system that will be achieved through the implementation of a coordinated and integrated MHA system, will play a significant role in informing and advising on strategic initiatives, and will provide recommendations and advice to the Executive Committee and Action Groups as needed.

Advisory Committee Membership

Member Name Title/Role - Organization (if applicable) 

Dr. Ilan Fischler
(Co-Chair)

MHA Physician Lead - Central East Local Health Integration Network (LHIN)

 Mr. Scott Pepin
(Co-Chair)

Regional Director, MHA - Central East LHIN

 Mr. Rob Adams

Executive Director - Durham Mental Health Services

 Ms. Adrienne Bell-Smith

Clinical Program Manager - Northumberland Family Health Team

 Ms. Ethel Bereznai

Caregiver/Person with Lived Experience

 Ms. Julia Finecsko

Manager, Nursing Practice - Durham Region, Fairview Lodge LTC

 Mr. Liben Gebremikael

Executive Director - TAIBU Community Health Centre

 Mr. Robert Hamm

Caregiver/Person with Lived Experience

 Ms. Stephanie MacLaren

Interim Director, Community Support Services - Haliburton Highland Health Services

 Dr. Katherina Manassis

Caregiver/Person with Lived Experience

 Mr. Frank McNulty

Caregiver/Person with Lived Experience

 Ms. Sari Greenwood

Patient Care Director, Mental Health, Seniors Health, Stroke Program and Palliative Care –
The Scarborough Hospital

 Mr. Peter Williams

Community Development Coordinator - Peterborough Regional Police Service