THUNDER BAY – NEWS – Andrée Robichaud, President and CEO of the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre and Acting CEO of the Thunder Bay Regional Research Institute, has submitted her resignation from both positions to the respective boards of each institution, announced Susan Fraser, chair of the TBRHSC board.
“It was with a mixture of disappointment and appreciation that I accepted her resignation,” said Fraser. “Andrée has made a great contribution to the advancement of our academic health sciences centre and she will be missed. But we all wish her well in her exciting new venture.”
Robichaud has served as CEO and president of TBRHSC since 2010 and was appointed acting CEO of TBRRI in November, 2014. She will be assuming the role of President and CEO of the Rouge Valley Health System in the Greater Toronto Area.
Dr. Gary Polonsky, chair of the board of TBRRI, also thanked Robichaud for her contribution.“While Andrée hasn’t held the formal role of CEO for very long, she has been an invaluable support to TBRRI over the past nearly five years,” said Polonsky. “The recent merging of the two CEO positions has created an even greater synergy between the two institutions that positions us well for the future and Andrée was a big part of that.”
For her part, Robichaud thanked the two boards, the staff at TBRHSC and TBRRI, as well as the community of Thunder Bay and Northwestern Ontario.
“My family and I were welcomed to this community with open arms and I will always appreciate that,” said Robichaud. “I have had the great fortune to work with many accomplished and inspiring individuals in my time here and I know as I leave that our hospital and our research institute remain in good hands. I look forward to our paths crossing in my new role.”
Robichaud will remain in her current positions until mid June. The board will announce a process in the coming days to secure a new CEO.