September 28,  2016

Board Highlights

The Waterloo Wellington Local Health Integration Network’s Board of Directors held a special meeting on September 28, 2016. Below are highlights from the meeting. For the full agenda and briefing notes, please click here.

Waterloo Wellington LHIN Sub-regions: Bringing local even closer to home

Sub-regions are local geographies within Local Health Integration Networks that allow LHINs to better plan, integrate, and improve the performance of local health services.

While planning through Health Links has occurred in sub-regions for a few years now, the Waterloo Wellington LHIN has undertaken a transparent engagement and analysis process to refresh and formalize its local sub-region geographies.

The WWLHIN Board approved the following four recommended sub regions for submission to the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care: Wellington, Guelph-Puslinch, Kitchener-Waterloo, Wellesley, Wilmot and Woolwich (KW4), and Cambridge and North Dumfries. Learn more here.  

Better supporting residents with responsive behaviours

Over the past five years, a new model of care, Behavioural Supports Ontario, has better supported residents in Waterloo Wellington with cognitive impairments, such as dementia, who exhibit responsive behaviors. As a result, the average number of responsive behaviors per resident living in Long Term Care has been reduced by 77 per cent. The percentage of residents with antipsychotic medications prescribed has also been reduced from 34% to 19%. The Waterloo Wellington LHIN board approved a plan for submission to the Ministry of Health and Long-Term care that would increase investment in this program, as well as invest new resources to expand capacity in hospitals to better support these residents and their families. Learn more here.

Jeff Nesbitt reappointed as Vice-Chair

Jeff Nesbitt has been reappointed to the WWLHIN Board as vice-chair for a term of up to three years. Jeff is the Vice President of the Canadian Men’s Health Foundation (CMHF), working with a national team to help men and their families live healthier lives. He has spent the last 20 years helping organizations with strategy, technology and innovation to enable growth. Learn more about Jeff here.

Next Board Meeting: Our next Board meeting will take place on October 12, 2016.


Connie MacDonald
Director, Communications & Community Engagement
Waterloo Wellington Local Health Integration Network (WWLHIN)
519-650-4472 ext. 235

Board & Governance

The WWLHIN is governed by a Board of up to nine directors who are selected by the Lieutenant Governor in Council and appointed through Order in Council. The Board is bound by agreements with the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, is responsible for the management and control of the affairs of the WWLHIN, and is the key point of interaction with the Ministry.

Board of Directors

 Joan Fisk

Joan Fisk - Chair

Joan Fisk has held leadership positions within the business community, including President and CEO, Tiger Brand Knitting Company Ltd, and most recently serving as President and CEO of the Greater Kitchener Waterloo Chamber of Commerce from 2008 - 2010.

Jeff Nesbitt

Jeff Nesbitt - Vice Chair

Jeff Nesbitt is the Vice President for the Canadian Men’s Health Foundation (CMHF) working with a national team to help men and their families live healthier lives. 

 Manjit Basi

Manjit Basi

Manjit has an Administrative Accreditation from the Royal Society of Arts in Administration (UK) and currently oversees all administrative aspects of Peace Environmental, an environmental consulting firm and Gomahar Inc., a consulting firm to energy companies.


Michael Delisle

Michael Delisle is the president and CEO of The Registrar Company Inc. and has also held the same position at consulting firm McCormick Delisle and Thompson Inc. as well as executive positions at KPMG, General Electric and ABB.

Bryan Larkin

Bryan Larkin

Bryan Larkin is the Chief of Waterloo Regional Police Services and is responsible for providing executive leadership to Waterloo Regional Police Service and facilitates the administrative and operational delivery of policing services to Waterloo Region while fostering relationships with community stakeholders, partners and all citizens.

Murray O'Brien

Murray O’Brien

Murray O’Brien is a Certified Human Resources Professional. He retired from Schneider Foods in Kitchener after 28 years of service where he held senior leadership positions in human resources.

Jan Varner

Jan Varner, a well-known community leader with more than 30 years of governance experience, is currently the Chief Executive Officer of the United Way Kitchener Waterloo & Area.