Sharon Pillon Joins the Erie St. Clair LHIN Board

Sharon Pillon has been appointed as the newest member of the Erie St. Clair (ESC) LHIN Board of Directors. The official Order-in-Council issued by the Public Appointments Secretariat of the Province of Ontario took effect on April 26, 2017. Sharon will be attending her first Open Board meeting on May 23, 2017, at the ESC LHIN office located at 180 Riverview Drive, Chatham.

Sharon Pillon, whose career unfolded in both Canada and the United States, has an extensive background in the health care system including acute care; continuing care; home care, and primary care. Ms. Pillon became a registered nurse in 1970 and spent her early career in smaller community hospitals and large teaching hospitals in Ontario, British Columbia, and in California, moving into senior roles as a health care administrator.  Sharon was a Senior Director at Toronto General Hospital for five years and is a former Senior Director of the Erie St. Clair LHIN (2006-2008). Ms. Pillon retired from her position as Vice President of Continuing Care at Windsor Regional Hospital in 2014. 

Sharon has served as a Board Member and Board Chair of the Amherstburg Family Health Team and also served as a committee member for the Board Quality Committee of the John McGivney Children's Centre. In retirement, Sharon became a Board Governance and Quality Trainer for the Association of Family Health Teams Ontario (AFHTO).

Ms. Pillon is a graduate from the University of California with an MBA and also Board Certified by the (American) Association of Quality and Utilization Review Physicians (ABQAURP). Sharon resides in Amherstburg and is very active in her community and church.

LHIN Board Members are selected using a skill-based process, with all candidates assessed for the required skills and abilities of the prospective role and the needs of each LHIN Board. Directors are expected to possess relevant expertise, experience, leadership skills, and have an understanding of local health issues, needs, and priorities. 

The Erie St. Clair LHIN has a total population of approximately 636,020 people. It’s one of 14 LHINs across Ontario mandated to plan, integrate, and fund local health services including hospitals, community care access centres, community health centres, long-term care homes, mental health and addiction programs, and community support services agencies. The Erie St. Clair LHIN and its Board of Directors are responsible for approximately 1.1 billion dollars of health care services delivered in Chatham-Kent, Sarnia/Lambton, and Windsor/Essex.

QUOTES

“We are very fortunate to have Sharon Pillon join our Board of Directors. Along with being educated as a RN and MBA she has spent her career in health related leadership positions which will provide us with valuable perspective on the issues facing patients and families. More recently her career has focused on governance where her expertise was recognized to the extent that she was asked to provide education in that field. Her career experiences will add a component to our Board which prepares us well for our new role in the direct provision of health care services.” 
  - Martin Girash, Board Chair, Erie St. Clair LHIN

“I feel privileged to have been appointed to the ESC LHIN Board of Directors, as I hope to utilize my extensive health care background to help in steering patient care services towards becoming more integrated, fair, and equitable for all patients. I see this as an exciting and challenging time for change within the system.”
 - Sharon Pillon, Board Director, Erie St. Clair LHIN