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Cynthia Martineau

Chief Executive Officer, Home and Community Care Support Services

Cynthia has more than 35 years of clinical and health system leadership experience. She joined the former South East LHIN (now Ontario Health) in 2007. During her tenure, she served as Vice President responsible for Home and Community Care, as well as other senior leadership roles.

Cynthia assumed the role of Interim Regional Lead Ontario Health East/CEO Champlain, South East, Central East LHINs in January 2021 at the height of COVID-19 Wave 2, and led the region’s response to the pandemic while supporting three Home and Community Care organizations through their transition on July 1, 2021.

Prior to working with Ontario Health, Cynthia served as a nursing officer in the Canadian Forces in various roles from clinical care to operational deployment oversight of all aeromedical evacuations. After 21 years of proud service, she retired as the Commanding Officer of 24 Canadian Forces Health Services Centre.

Cynthia holds a Master of Sciences in Health Science as well as the CHE designation since 2003 with the Canadian College of Health Service Executives.

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Cathy Kelly

Vice President, Home and Community Care Erie St. Clair

Cathy graduated from McMaster University with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and has also completed her Masters Certificate in Healthcare Management as well as the Advanced Health Leadership Program through the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto. Cathy began her career in the acute care sector and then moved into the Home and Community Care Sector where she has held progressive leadership roles  over the past 20 years.  

Outside of work, Cathy  enjoys long walks with her husband, playing piano, attending local theatre and relishing local cuisine, while keeping up to date with the whirlwind lives of seven children, and six grandchildren.

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Cindy Ward, CPA, CA

Vice President, Resource Stewardship and Chief Financial Officer, Home and Community Care Support Services (Erie St. Clair, Hamilton Niagara Haldimand Brant, South West, Waterloo Wellington)

Cindy Ward has over 25 years experience in financial, risk, human, information, and physical resource management, as well as policy, control and governance processes. Prior to joining HNHB CCAC in 2014, Cindy held positions as Chief Financial Officer with the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research (OICR), Director of Finance & Administration and Chief Internal Auditor with McMaster University, Chief Internal Auditor with the Hospital for Sick Children, and various positions with KPMG Chartered Accountants. Cindy is a Chartered Professional Accountant with CPA Canada (formerly The Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants) and has an Honours Bachelor of Administration degree from Brock University

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Sarah Vertlieb

Interim Vice President, Human Resources, Home and Community Care Support Services (Erie St. Clair, Hamilton Niagara Haldimand Brant, South West, Waterloo Wellington)

Sarah Vertlieb has over 12 years of Human Resources (HR) experience, beginning her career in 2010. As a VP of HR, she oversees human resources for Home and Community Care Support Services in the South West, Waterloo Wellington, Hamilton Niagara Haldimand Brant and Erie St. Clair regions. 

Sarah is a strategic senior Human Resources professional, committed to providing high quality results and comprehensive Human Resources guidance to leadership teams.  She has a Bachelor of Science Degree, a Certificate in Human Resources Management, and is a Certified Human Resources Leader (CHRL).