LAMBTON COUNTY – The Sarnia-Lambton Ontario Health Team is pleased to share that Nadine Neve has been appointed as Executive Lead. Previously the Health System Integration Lead, Nadine held the position of interim Executive Lead since July, 2023. She has held numerous positions in healthcare, including Manager of Emergency Services and Patient Flow at Bluewater Health.
“Nadine is a proven leader with exceptional knowledge within the realm of healthcare. She not only holds a complex understanding of the system, she is also passionate about bettering the healthcare journey for everyone,” says Kathy Bresett, Chair, Collaboration Council, Sarnia-Lambton OHT. “Her compassion as a healthcare worker and tenacity as a leader makes Nadine an ideal candidate for this role.”
Nadine holds a master’s degree in business and a diploma in respiratory therapy and healthcare management. With over 20 years of experience working in healthcare, Neve’s clinical beginnings as a respiratory therapist later led her to working with many partners in the community throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. She played a vital role in COVID response in Sarnia-Lambton through testing and was a key leader in the implementation of the Hockey Mass Hub Immunization Clinics.
“I am thrilled to have the opportunity to continue collaborating closely with our community partners in co-designing an improved health experience for everyone in Sarnia-Lambton,” says Neve. “We all have a shared goal of improving health system navigation, and there are several exciting projects coming to fruition in 2024 that we know will have a positive impact on the patient’s healthcare journey.”
Julie Harries, who has an extensive background in health systems and agriculture, will be assuming the role of Health System Integration Lead as of January 4, 2024. Julie holds a Bachelor of Arts in Kinesiology from Western University, and a Communicative Disorders Assistant Certificate from Lambton College. Julie is joining the OHT from Lambton Public Health, where she facilitated physician engagement and health system navigation as a Health Promoter on the Health Systems and Community Engagement team. She has played an integral role in the expansion of the Age-Friendly Sarnia-Lambton website and the Older Adult Care Pathway research projects, where she has built strong relationships with healthcare partners and community service agencies.