New Vice Chair Appointed to the Erie St. Clair LHIN Board

The Erie St. Clair Local Health Integration Network (ESC LHIN) is pleased to announce that Lindsay Boyd has been appointed as the Vice Chair of the ESC LHIN Board of Directors. The appointment was made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council on January 8, 2018, and was supported by the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, the Honourable Dr. Eric Hoskins. Lindsay succeeds Dr. Michael Hoare as Vice Chair, following the completion of Dr. Hoare’s two terms with the Board.

Lindsay, who is a resident of Blenheim located in Chatham-Kent, was first appointed to the ESC LHIN Board on September 8, 2014, and is in his second term as a Board Member. He will serve as Vice Chair of the ESC LHIN Board of Directors up to and including September 7, 2020.

Over the course of the past four years, Lindsay has brought a wealth of experience and strong community-focused perspective to the Board. This includes being a part of several Board committees such as Chair of the CEO Performance Evaluation and Compensation Committee, and both former Chair and current member of the Finance and Audit Committee.

Lindsay is the Director of Municipal and Indigenous Affairs for Union Gas Limited. As a local leader, his skills in strategic planning and governance have helped to enable the ESC LHIN Board to successfully implement the objectives outlined in the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care’s Patients First: Action Plan for Health Care.

The ESC LHIN has a total population of 627,633 people. It is one of 14 LHINs across Ontario mandated to plan, integrate, and fund local health services including hospitals, home and community care, community health centres, long-term care homes, mental health and addiction programs and community support services agencies. In addition, the ESC LHIN serves approximately 39,000 home and community care patients each year. The ESC LHIN and its Board of Directors are responsible for approximately 1.2 billion dollars of local health care services delivered in Chatham-Kent, Sarnia/Lambton, and Windsor/Essex.


“Lindsay continues to be a valuable member of the Erie St. Clair LHIN Board and I look forward to working with him as he assumes the role of Vice Chair. His years of experience in both the private and public sectors have proven to be indispensable when helping the Board make local health care decisions.”
– Martin Girash, Ph.D., C. Psych., Chair, Board of Directors, Erie St. Clair LHIN.

“In my new role as Vice Chair of the Erie St. Clair LHIN Board, I look forward to furthering the work our Board has done in achieving better local health care outcomes across all of our communities. Patients, families, caregivers, and other health care stakeholders are at the core of every decision made by the Board, and I hope to continue to represent these people as we strive to realize greater health outcomes for everyone.”
– Lindsay Boyd, Board Vice Chair, Erie St. Clair LHIN


  • The role of the Erie St. Clair LHIN Board of Directors is to oversee, govern, and advise on the strategic direction and priorities of the LHIN
  • The Chair and Directors are appointed by an Order-In-Council, through a process administered by the Public Appointments Secretariat, for a term of up to three years and may be appointed for additional terms up to a six-year maximum
  • Board appointments are based on the applicant’s leadership skills, expertise and experience, and are accountable, through the Chair, to the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care for the LHIN’s use of public funds and its results in the local health system