Nadine Neve has been appointed as Executive Lead of the Sarnia-Lambton Ontario Health Team (OHT), officials announced this week.
“Nadine is a proven leader with exceptional knowledge within the realm of healthcare,” said Kathy Bresett, collaboration council chair for the Sarnia-Lambton OHT. “She not only holds a complex understanding of the system, she is also passionate about bettering the healthcare journey for everyone.”
Neve held the position of Interim Executive Lead since July, 2023, and previously served as the Health System Integration Lead.
She has held numerous positions in healthcare, including Manager of Emergency Services and Patient Flow at Bluewater Health.
“I am thrilled to have the opportunity to continue collaborating closely with our community partners in codesigning an improved health experience for everyone in Sarnia-Lambton,” said Neve, who also holds a master’s degree in business and a diploma in respiratory therapy and healthcare management. “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.”
With over 20 years of experience working in healthcare, Neve’s clinical beginnings as respiratory therapist later led her to working with community partners 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.
Julie Harries, with a background in health systems and agriculture, will be assuming the role of Health System Integration Lead as of January 4, 2024.
Harries holds a Bachelor of Arts in Kinesiology from Western University, and a Communicative Disorders Assistant Certificate from Lambton College.
She joins 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 also 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.