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Past Board Meetings

February 8, 2022 Minutes
January 11, 2022 Minutes
December 14, 2021 Minutes
October 12, 2021 Minutes
September 14, 2021 Minutes
June 8, 2021 Minutes
May 11, 2021 Minutes
April 13, 2021 Minutes
March 9, 2021 Minutes
February 9, 2021 Minutes
December 8, 2020 Minutes
Novemnber 10, 2020 Minutes
September 22, 2020 Minutes
August 27, 2020
Special Meeting
August 11, 2020 Minutes
June 2, 2020 Minutes
April 7, 2020 Minutes

Member Biographies

Shawn Dookie
Shawn Dookie, NP-PHC
Board Chair

Shawn was born and raised in the Toronto area, he relocated to Thunder Bay in 2009 and still resides there. He started his nursing career working in various Emergency Departments in Toronto.
Shawn found his calling working with Indigenous people on remote and isolated First Nations and has spent almost the last decade working with this population in both urban and remote settings.
He currently works at through Norwest Community Health Centres, providing primary care services at Thunder Bay’s Shelter House and Kwae Kii Win Managed Alcohol Program. Shawn completed his Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Ryerson University, and his Master of Public Health and Nurse Practitioner Certificate at Lakehead University in Thunder Bay.

Patricia Anglehart, RN (EC) NP-PHC, BScN

Patricia Anglehart is a Nurse Practitioner working with the Northern Neighbours Nurse Practitioner – Led Clinic as a member of the Board. She was instrumental in North Bay applying for and successfully establishing a Nurse Practitioner – Led Clinic in North Bay. Patricia has been nursing for 25 years, first obtaining her Diploma from Cambrian College in Sudbury, ON and then going on to complete her Post RN BScN and Nurse Practitioner at Laurentian University. Patricia has had ties to White River, Ontario for almost 50 years having moved there as a child and later on getting married and having her three sons while living there. The family returns to White River several times throughout the year to visit family and enjoy some fishing. Presently she resides in North Bay, ON working full-time as a Nurse Practitioner at CFB North Bay.

Patricia currently holds the position of Treasurer on the Northern Neighbours NPLC Board of Directors.

Patricia Anglehart
Lynne Thibeault
Dr. Lynne Thibeault, NP-PHC, MEd, DNP

Lynne Thibeault is working with the Northern Neighbours Nurse Practitioner-Led Clinic (NPLC) in a consulting role to help them get up and running. She has experience with NPLCs as she was the project lead and board chair for the development and implementation of the Lakehead NPLC, the first of its kind in Thunder Bay. Thibeault has over 35 years of nursing experience in a variety of settings including education, administration, research and hands on care. She is an educator at both Lakehead University and Georgian College. Thibeault remains current in the field by practicing both at a local Community Health Centre and the emergency department. Born and raised in Northeastern Ontario, she completed a Diploma in Nursing at Cambrian College in Sudbury, then moved to Thunder Bay and completed her Post RN BScN, Masters of Education and her Nurse Practitioner, all from Lakehead University. She completed her Doctorate in Nursing Practice at the College of St. Scholastica in Duluth, Minnesota. Thibeault loves the North and spends much of her spare time camping and fishing with her family.

Tina Forsyth

Tina is currently a Director on the Northern Neighbours Nurse Practitioner Lead Clinic Board of Directors, bringing knowledge and experience in the areas of economic development, management, human resources, labour negotiation and business. As a former resident of White River, Tina cares immensely about the health of the community and continually upgrading the services offered to its residents.

Tina Forsyth
Crystal Pirie
Crystal Pirie

As the Senior Director of Indigenous Collaboration with the Thunder Bay Regional Health Science Centre supports the Senior Leadership Team and Board of Directors in advocacy and engagement efforts with the Indigenous communities as well as federal and provincial authorities to improve health delivery and equity outcomes. She works to ensure the Hospital’s Indigenous Health priorities are authentic to the needs of the region’s Indigenous communities, and that the Health Research Institute advances the health research priorities of Indigenous communities.
Crystal has extensive experience in policy development, management and administration. Her roles with Pic Mobert First Nation include Band General Manager, Health and Social Services Manager and Social Services Administrator. She also has over fifteen years of experience as a Policy Advisor with Indigenous Services Canada. Crystal’s career history also includes roles with Dilico Anishinabek Child & Family Services and Ontario Native Welfare Administrators Association.