North West LHIN Senior Leadership Team


Brian Ktytor

Brian Ktytor, Transitional Regional Lead (Northern Ontario)

Brian Ktytor is the Interim Regional Lead for Ontario Health (North), and CEO of Home and Community Care Support Services (North East and North West). As a highly respected and seasoned executive, Brian has consistently demonstrated a strong commitment to the health and well-being of the North Region, including Indigenous and Francophone communities. From his initial role as the Chief Information Officer of the North West LHIN in 2009, Brian has held a wide range of progressively senior roles across multiple functions, including Chief Operating Officer, healthcare system funding and performance management, risk management, communications and engagement, quality, finance and corporate services. Previously, Brian served in a number of senior academic and administrative positions at Confederation College, as well as financial and administrative leadership roles in the private sector. He is very active in the local community and has served on several boards and community groups.

Brian’s leadership experience, coupled by his commitment to achieve a better-connected and sustainable health care system, drives his desire for improving healthcare value for the users and payers of the healthcare system and the health care experience for patients and their families in Northern Ontario.



Jennifer Wintermans, Acting Vice President, System Transformation, Integration and Quality

Jennifer Wintermans is the Acting Vice President, System Transformation, Integration and Quality. In this role, she provides strategic leadership and oversight for quality frameworks and system planning and integration activities including in Mental Health and Addictions, Primary Care, Chronic Disease Self-Management and Emergency Response Management.

Jennifer has more than 25 years’ experience in the health care field, most recently working for the North West LHIN as Acting Director of Communications and Engagement, and Manager of Privacy and Issues Management. She has undergraduate degrees in Nursing and Communications, and holds a Master of Business Administration (Health Care Specialization). A life-long learner, she has certifications in Risk Management, Information Privacy Management, Health Care Emergency Management and Palliative Care.



David Newman, Acting Vice President, Corporate Services

David Newman provides corporate services leadership as one integrated entity supporting Ontario Health North. In this role, he has oversight responsibilities for finance, procurement and contracts, digital health, information technology and North West funding and performance. David brings significant experience in team building, change management, process improvement, digital health planning and implementation, risk management and strategic organizational planning.

David is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and holds a bachelor of business administration degree from Lakehead University.  He has also has completed programs in Health leadership from the Rotman School of Management.

 Adam Vinet

Adam Vinet, Interim Vice President, Home and Community Care

Adam Vinet was appointed interim Vice President of Home and Community Care for the North West Local Health Integration Network on November 12, 2018. As an experienced health care leader, Adam has spent over 17 years in the health care field. Most recently, Adam has been the Senior Director of Home and Community Care at the North West LHIN; Director of Surgery, and the Manager of the Emergency / Trauma department at Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Center.

Adam provides strategic leadership in Home and Community Care operations, which includes Home Care coordination for short/long stay patients, Palliative Care, Long-Term Care placement, and Mental Health Assessment nursing. He also provides leadership and direction for the North West LHIN’s Patient and Family Advisory Committee and is committed to embedding patients and families in all opportunities to improve quality health care.

“I have focused my health care career on putting patients first, and developing health system quality improvements to achieve better patient outcomes.”


Rhonda Ferguson

Rhonda Ferguson, Executive Assistant to Brian Ktytor

Rhonda Ferguson, Executive Lead (North Region), Executive Assistant to Brian Ktytor Interim Regional Lead, Ontario Health (North) and Chief Executive Officer of Home and Community Care Support Services (North East and North West).

Rhonda has worked with the North West LHIN for the past 10 years and has been involved with many committees and program implementations in her former roles with the LHIN supporting the Board of Directors and Senior Director of Health System Transformation. Prior to joining the LHIN, Rhonda held various types of administrative roles, such as Legal Assistant (family law, estate planning, litigation, real estate) and Engineering Office Management. She enjoys reading and outdoor activities, but her true passion is her love for animals.