Primary Care Physician Engagement Resource

Effective primary care is essential to a high performing health system. Well integrated primary care models can achieve distinct health, service and system goals simultaneously. Research indicates that improvements in health care require direct and meaningful involvement of physicians.The following resource provides tools towards creating a positive LHIN-Physician discussion.

  • Primary Care Physician Engagement Resource Guide & Toolkit (English - French)

Primary Care Council

The Erie St. Clair LHIN Primary Care Council is a network of primary care providers that will advise the LHIN on improving integration and quality improvement within Erie St. Clair’s primary health care system. Dr. Martin Lees, as the Primary Care Lead for Erie St. Clair LHIN, will lead this council.

Council membership includes various providers, professionals, and experts from the primary care continuum, including Community Health Centres, End-of-Life Care, Mental Health, Pharmacy, and Nursing.

About the Chair

Dr. Martin Lees holds a Doctorate in Medicine from the University of Ottawa, a Master’s degree in healthcare administration from Central Michigan University, and a PhD in management from Walden University. He is also credentialed as a Fellow of the Canadian College of Health Leaders, a Certified Physician Executive of the Canadian Medical Association, and a Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality. His clinical work has been as an emergency medicine physician and urgent care practitioner.

Click here to contact Dr. Lees or to learn more about his role with the Erie St. Clair LHIN.


  Andrew Ward District Executive Director  VON
Dr. Bill Buckton  Physician North Lambton CHC
Dr.  Biraju Doshi Physician Windsor Family Health Organization / HDGH
Dr.  David Ng ED Lead ESC LHIN 
Dr.  Denis Atoe Chief of Family Medicine C-K Health Link / CKHA
  Diana  Danyluk Office Administrator  VON
  Frank Rubini Regional Manager, Member Outreach Public Affairs & Communications OMA 
  Ivan  Nicoletti Case Manager ESC CCAC
Dr.  Jonh Day Physician Cancer Program- WRH
  Kathy Bresett Executive Director North Lambton CHC
  Laurie Nash Regional Parnership Coordinator HealthForce Ontario
  Pauline Gemmell  Executive Director Essex County Nurse Practitioner Led Clinic – Adminstrative Lead
Dr.  Sheila Horen Lead Physician Leamington and Area Family Health Team
NP Shelley Raymond NP Essex County Nurse Practitioner Led Clinic-Essex
Dr. Sonja Burgel Physician North Lambton CHC
Dr.  Tam  Doey ED Lead HDGH / WRH
Dr.  Terry DeLuca Family Physician Harrow Health Centre Inc.; a FHT/LDMH
Dr. Tim O’Callahan Physician Amherstburg Family Health Team Diabetes Lead
Dr. Vid Singh Physician FHO, NL FHT, Ministry of Corrections
Dr.  Martin  Lees Primary Care Lead ESC LHIN PC Lead 
Mr. Ralph Ganter Sir. Dir.  Health System Design ESC LHIN 
Ms. Laurie Zimmer ED/ALC/CC Manager ESC LHIN 
Ms. Sandra  Larriviere Health System Design Manager ESC LHIN 
Mr.  Alec Anderson Dir. CDP&M ESC LHIN 
Mr. Ron Sheppard Lead Community Engagement & Health System Design Manager W/E ESC LHIN 
Mr. Pete  Crvenkovsky Dir. Performance Quality & Knowledge Management ESC LHIN 
Ms. Shannon  Sasseville Dir. Communications & Public Affairs ESC LHIN 
Mr. Mark Erdelyan Lead, Health Systme Design ESC LHIN