September 15, 2017 


Global Health Expert Janice Kopinak appointed to Waterloo Wellington LHIN Board 

The Waterloo Wellington Local Health Integration Network (LHIN), is pleased to announce the appointment of Janice Kopinak to its Board of Directors. Ms. Kopinak is a sought-after global health expert from Guelph who has worked with Global Affairs Canada, the World Health Organization, the United Nations Development Program, the Canadian Red Cross, and many others. 


Currently working as a part-time Global Health Consultant, Ms. Kopinak also has experience as a front-line public health nurse and a professor at the University of Toronto, McMaster University/Hamilton Health Sciences, and Conestoga College. She has an MHSC from McMaster University, a Msc. in Public Health from the University of Toronto, and is an emergency responder for the Canadian Red Cross. 


In addition to her professional work, Ms. Kopinak has also published on topics relevant to global and mental health, is an active community volunteer having served on the Board of Guelph General Hospital, and currently on the University of Guelph Research Ethics Board, and more. 




“I am looking forward to joining the Waterloo Wellington LHIN Board to gain a broader understanding of the local health system and contribute to the WWLHIN’s strategy to integrate health care from prevention, to treatment, to end-of-life care. Being involved in my community has always been important to me and I’m excited to share my expertise and experience to the benefit of our local health system.”
Janice Kopinak, Board Member, WWLHIN 

“I am pleased to welcome Ms. Kopinak to the Waterloo Wellington LHIN Board of Directors. She brings a welcome front-line and international best-practice lens to the Board, with strong connections in the Guelph Community.We are fortunate to have her join our robust and diverse governance team.”
– Michael Delisle, Board Chair, Waterloo Wellington LHIN




Over the past decade, the Waterloo Wellington LHIN has worked to significantly improve the quality and availability of local health care. Now, we’re focused on making it easier. Easier for you to be healthy. Easier for you to get the care and support you need. Easier for you and your family to live the healthiest lives possible. 


We connect you with care, at home and in the community, and better connect your health system to improve your care experience. As a crown agency of the Government of Ontario, we invest $1.1 billion annually in local health services to improve the health and wellbeing of the almost 800,000 residents we serve across Waterloo Wellington. 


The Waterloo Wellington LHIN is governed by a board of up to twelve directors who are appointed by the Lieutenant Governor in Council through an Order in Council. Board meetings are open to the public and take place at a number of locations across Waterloo Wellington. 



Information about the Waterloo Wellington LHIN and its Board of Directors is available on the Waterloo Wellington LHIN website at


Connie MacDonald
Director, Communications & Community Engagement, Waterloo Wellington LHIN
519-748-2222 ext. 3235