THUNDER BAY – HEALTH – The Thunder Bay Regional Research Institute (TBRRI) is reorganizing its senior management to adapt to the growth of science and research work being done there.
Current Acting CEO for TBRRI, Dr. Roxanne Deslauriers, will become the institute’s Scientific Director, announced TBRRI Board Chair Dr. Gary Polonsky.
“This new position emphasizes the importance of our core purpose – to do world class health research here in Thunder Bay that will improve the quality of life in Northwestern Ontario, the entire province and across Canada,” said Polonksy.
“As the science and research work at TBRRI has grown, it is a very positive development fill a Scientific Director position with someone as experienced and qualified as Roxanne.
At the same time, to better align TBRRI’s operations and mandate with the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre, TBRHSC CEO Andrée Robichaud will become acting CEO of TBRRI, announced TBRHSC Board Chair Susan Fraser. “As we position ourselves for the future, we need to strategically align the two institutions to work even more closely going forward,” said Fraser.
“This is an exciting realignment that will focus resources and efforts to achieve the best results for these two important institutions.”
The TBRRI senior management team will also include Anne Marie Heron (Executive Director of Capital Planning and Operations for TBRHSC) as Acting VP Research for TBRHSC and Acting Chief Administrative Officer for TBRRI.
Peter Myllymaa will remain as Executive Vice-President, Corporate Services and Operations for TBRHSC and Chief Operating Officer for TBRRI.
“We are very pleased that Andrée has agreed to assume these new responsibilities and that Anne Marie will be joining TBRRI’s senior management,” said Fraser.
“We are also thrilled that this allows Roxanne to focus her wide experience and skills to the research we do here,” added Polonsky.