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Project Management Office

Since its inception, the NWHA mission has been to facilitate collaboration among health service
providers in order to improve the delivery of health care for patients in Northwestern Ontario.
PMO Services

Regionally there is a need for Project Management expertise, as time and resources are limited. The Regional Project Management Office provides a scalable, cost-effective model to ensure Project Management expertise is available to all hospitals within Northwestern Ontario. We provide project management and change management expertise by certified Project Managers. We work closely with the North West Local Health Integration Network to support the Health Services Blueprint, Health Links and Small Hospital Transformation Initiatives.

Our end-to-end project support also includes professional management of integrations, information technology and eHealth initiatives. The Regional PMO improves the likelihood of project successes, by ensuring projects consistently adhere to Project Management Institute standards and processes. We have developed a customized set of tools, templates and processes for use on all of our projects and make these resources available to our customers. In addition, our projects are all managed using an Enterprise Project Portfolio Management software.

Project Management Office Staff

Nelson Sidorski
Project Management Office Lead

Summary: Nelson Sidorski graduated with a Bachelor of Kinesiology degree in 2005, a Master of Public Health degree in 2008 and a Master of Business Administration degree in 2014.  He is a Project Management Professional with the Project Management Institute and has been working in the healthcare sector for the past nine years.  Nelson spent […]

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Emil Engler
Project Manager

Emil Engler graduated with a Computer Science diploma from Confederation College. Emil is completing the Project Manager Professional designation from the Project Management Institute. Emil has worked a variety of roles, most recently as Transition Manager at the Thunder Bay Regional Health Science Centre and previous to that as the IT manager at Abitibi Consolidated. […]

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Caroline Harding
Project Manager

Caroline Harding is graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science in Mathematics from Lake Superior State University in 2011 and is currently completing her Masters Degree in Actuarial Science with the University of Leicester.  Caroline also received the Certified Associate in Project Management designation from the Project Management Institute in 2015.  Caroline worked for the North […]

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Anne Harrison
Project Manager

Summary: Anne Harrison graduated with a Business Administration and Commercial Studies degree from the University of Western Ontario in 2007.  Anne also received her CAPM designation from the Project Management Institute in 2015.  Anne has record of successfully developing and launching community programs and initiatives in healthcare, children’s services and education.  Throughout her career Anne […]

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Heidi Smith
Business & Change Management Coordinator

Summary: Heidi Smith graduated with a Bachelor of Administration from Lakehead University Heidi has held management positions in finance and administration for private and not-for-profit organizations and has extensive project management expertise within municipal, provincial and federal programs. Her broad range of business experience includes co-owning and managing a group of companies operating in both […]

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Krista Willson
Project Manager

Summary: Krista Willson graduated with an Honours Bachelor of Commerce degree from Lakehead University in 2008. Krista has worked within the Healthcare sector for over six years beginning with the First Nations Inuit Health Branch at Health Canada and most recently working in procurement within the Northwest Supply Chain at St. Joseph’s Care Group. Krista […]

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Lawrence Badanai
Privacy & Communications Officer

Summary: Lawrence Badanai studied Arts Administration and Multimedia Production at Confederation College, and is a Certified Social Media Professional (CSMP) from Splash Media University. He is also a member of the Canadian Public Relations Society and the International Association of Privacy Professionals. He is currently studying Canadian Privacy for the Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/C). […]

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