Senior Team

Senior Team




Senior Team

Lori Marshall

Lori Marshall
President & CEO
lmarshall [at] ckha [dot] on [dot] ca
519.352.6401 x 6006

As President & Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Lori brings to the organization over 15 years of progressive leadership experience in Ontario’s acute and community care sectors, and a reputation as a patient-centred strategist with a track record of addressing complex issues through a shared vision and knowledge of the community and region. This is Lori’s third appointment as CEO, the first being in 2005 for Nipigon District Memorial Hospital and in 2014 for the Erie St. Clair Community Care Access Centre. She has served as Vice President at two hospitals including Oshawa General Hospital and Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre, where she held the positions of VP Patient Care before being promoted to Executive Vice President, Strategy, Performance and Aboriginal Health.

Lori is a Registered Pharmacist with the Ontario College of Pharmacists and a Certified Health Executive with the Canadian College of Health Leaders. She holds a Health Leadership Certificate from the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management and a Masters in Health Administration from the University of Ottawa. Lori has a rich history of community service and has been active on many boards and committees at the provincial and local levels.

Lisa Northcott

Lisa Northcott
Vice President, People & Chief Nursing Executive
lnorthcott [at] ckha [dot] on [dot] ca
519.352.6401 x 5118

As Vice President, People and Chief Nursing Executive (CNE), Lisa is responsible for Nursing and Allied Health, Professional Practice, Quality, Human Resources and Information Services. Under this portfolio Lisa fosters and builds connections that benefit our staff with respect to practice, quality and evolving standards. Lisa is also responsible for leading CKHA’s significant strategies in Indigenous and Seniors Health. As the CNE, Lisa sits at the Board of Directors and provides strategic direction on the organization’s practice environment.

Lisa brings to this position a solid knowledge of CKHA having worked here for 30 years, a successful track record of working in partnership and teamwork with physicians and other professional staff and, above all, a deep and profound commitment to staff and the provision of multi-disciplinary quality care.

Lisa is a Registered Nurse with a Master's degree in Nursing and has held numerous positions in the organization including staff nurse, professional practice leader, nursing unit manager, and Director of Quality, Effectiveness and Inter-professional Practice. Lisa is passionate about building a workplace culture that promotes engagement and a true partnership between staff and physicians that fosters a shared ownership for the organization’s success.

Aaron Ryan
Vice President, Performance & Chief Financial Officer
amryan [at] ckha [dot] on [dot] ca  
519.352.6401 x 6035

As Vice President, Performance and Chief Financial Officer, Aaron brings with him a progressive employment history with 12 years of health care leadership experience. Most recently as the Director of Financial Services at Windsor Regional Hospital. Aaron’s familiarity with CKHA provides a great base to build on as he previously held the role of Director of Finance and Decision Support from January 2013 to September 2015. During this time at CKHA he developed several collaborative relationships both within the organization and across the broader community. As CKHA develops more partnerships with the community sector, Aaron’s experience as Director of Finance at the Erie St. Clair Community Care Access Centre from October 2007 to December 2012 will be invaluable to the organization.

In his current role as VP of Performance and CFO, Aaron is responsible for the leadership and direction of CKHA’s corporate services: Finance, Procurement, Decision Support, Planning, Capital Planning, Health Records, Facilities and Support Services. In addition, with the movement towards Ontario Health Teams, he is responsible for working with other organizations and stakeholders to establish and sustain partnership opportunities.

Aaron is a graduate of the Odette School of Business, University of Windsor. He completed his Bachelor of Commerce in 2002 and completed his Master’s in Business Administration in 2009. Aaron is designated as a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CMA).

Caen Suni
Vice President, Clinical Programs & Operations
csuni [at] ckha [dot] on [dot] ca  
519.352.6401 x 6307

As Vice President, Clinical Programs and Operations, Caen brings significant experience as a health care leader, planner and strategist with broad knowledge of integrating planning systems to create measurable success. In his previous role as the Vice President, Integrated Delivery Systems with the Erie St. Clair Local Health Integration Network, he led the integration of health services in each sub-region of the LHIN, managing strategic opportunities and partnerships. Caen also brings with him 10 years community experience; from November 2010 to June 2017 he worked at the Erie St. Clair Community Care Access Centre as Senior Director, Strategy and Performance Management. His extensive community experience will be invaluable as CKHA continues to develop further partnerships with the community sector.

In his current role as CKHA’s VP of Clinical Programs and Operations, Caen is responsible for the leadership and direction of the organization’s seven clinical programs and services: Chronic Disease Management, Diagnostics & Therapeutics, Emergency, Medicine & Critical Care, Mental Health & Addictions, Surgery, Women & Children’s Program. This role works collaboratively with the VP, People and CNE and the Chief of Staff to ensure the adoption of quality and practice standards across the organization.

A graduate from University of Ottawa, Caen completed his Honours Bachelor of Social Sciences with Specialization in Political Science in 2004 and completed his Masters of Business Administration, Executive Management from Royal Roads University in 2012.

Alan Stevenson
Vice President, Mental Health and Addictions
astevenson [at] ckha [dot] on [dot] ca 

As Vice President, Mental Health and Addictions, Alan brings vast experience to CKHA as a long-standing mental health leader in the community in his role as CEO with the Canadian Mental Health Association Lambton Kent (CMHA Lambton Kent).  In his dual role as CEO of CMHA Lambton Kent and Vice President of CKHA's Mental Health Addictions Program, both organizations are provided with the ability to make decisions about mental health and addictions care in tandem.  This unique arrangement provides patients and their families with a stronger network of programs and services and will also result in a more efficient alignment of health care resources.  The relationship between both organizations also brings greater focus to the mental health and wellness of staff and physicians.

Alan began his professional career as a front line community mental health worker. He has dedicated his career to improving the lives of people with mental health challenges through advancing the quality of mental health care and supports. Throughout his career, Alan has been recognized as an innovative health care leader and a champion of collaboration.  Alan holds both Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Social Work from the University of Windsor, and a Masters Certificate in Health care Leadership from York University, Schulich School of Business Executive Development Program.   

Dr. Pervez Faruqi
Chief of Staff
pfaruqi [at] ckha [dot] on [dot] ca

As Chief of Staff, Dr. Faruqi’s top priorities are to improve the quality of medical care and patient experience at CKHA. He brings to the role significant leadership and professional experience and a strong desire to support quality of care, improved patient experiences and work with administration to strengthen the organization.

Dr. Faruqi has been a consultant Paediatrician at CKHA since 2010 and previously held the role of Chief of Paediatrics. Prior to that he practiced medicine in Nova Scotia for five years at the Guysborough, Antigonish and Strait Health Authority (GASHA), where he chaired the Quality Review Committee. Before moving to Canada, Dr. Faruqi practiced medicine in the United States for seven years where, in addition to several recognitions for teaching, he won America’s Top Pediatrician, 2004-2005.

Since 2010, Dr. Faruqi has also been an Adjunct Professor of Paediatrics at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University. Throughout his career, he has demonstrated a strong commitment to learning and education, including having been a lead preceptor and supervisor for both medical and nursing stud

Annette Zimmer

Annette Zimmer
Senior Executive Assistant & Governance Coordinator
azimmer2 [at] ckha [dot] on [dot] ca 
519.352.6401 x 6001

As Senior Executive Assistant to the President & CEO, Chief of Staff and Governance Coordinator for the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance Board of Directors, Annette is highly qualified having over 28 years of healthcare and governance experience.  Previously she held the position of Executive Assistant, Corporate Coordinator to the CEO including providing support for the executive leadership team and the Board of Directors at the Erie St. Clair Community Care Access Centre (CCAC), a position she held from 2002-2017.  Her administrative leadership is instrumental in achieving the Mission, Vision and Values of Chatham-Kent Health Alliance in support of best governance practice for the Board of Directors, Board Committees and Senior Leadership Team.

Search form

Your opinions and feedback matter, send us your comments, questions and concerns.

Chatham Campus

Chatham Site

80 Grand Avenue West
P.O. Box 2030
Chatham, ON N7M 5L9

Sydenham Campus

Wallaceburg Site

325 Margaret Ave
Wallaceburg, ON N8A 2A7