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North West CCAC

Brad Coslett Board of Directors ChairBrad Coslett (Chair)

Brad was appointed to the Board of Directors of the North West CCAC in June of 2009 and was elected as Chair of the Board of Directors in June 2014. From February 2002 to December 2006 he acted as Vice-Chair, Director, Chair of Board Recruitment, and Chair of Ownership Linkage for the CCAC of the District of Thunder Bay and following integration remained a member of the NW CCAC Finance Committee.   

Brad has an extensive financial education and background.  In 1994 he received a Business Marketing Diploma (Deans List) and has since completed the Canadian Securities Course, Professional Financial Planning and Wealth Management Techniques (Honours).  He presently holds the designation of Fellow of the Canadian Securities Institute (FCSI) as well as Financial Management Advisor (FMA), Registered Retirement Consultant (RRC) and Certified Financial Planner (CFP).  Brad is currently employed as a Financial Advisor with CIBC Imperial Service in Thunder Bay. His focus is on financial planning, including cash flow, credit, investment and retirement planning. 

In 2006, Brad received an Annual Achievers Award.  Brad is very involved in the community and has served as Chair, Finance Committee Member of George Jeffrey Children's Centre Foundation. As a committee member and member of the Society of Gift Planning Advisors, Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Foundation he was involved in raising over $120,000 for Cardiac Care.  As well Brad has previously been involved in the Fort City Kinsmen Club and the Silver Islet Campers Association. 


Jim Restall Board of Directors Vice ChairJim Restall (Vice Chair)

Jim was appointed to the Board of Directors of the North West CACC in June 2013 and was elected Vice Chair of the Board of Directors in June 2014. Jim retired from a twenty-five year career in health care administration in September 2011.  He served as Assistant Administrator, Operations and Planning at Lakehead Psychiatric Hospital, Program Supervisor for the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care and Hospital Consultant for the ministry. Jim also led key provincial initiatives such as the emergency services and wait time strategies for all Northern Ontario hospitals. Jim was nominated for the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care’s ACE (achievement, commitment and excellence) award in the Outstanding Achievement category.

While a Senior Consultant with the North West Local Health Integration Network, Jim provided leadership in the development of partnerships among mental health and addictions service providers. Examples of these collaborations include the GAPPS (Getting Appropriate Personal and Professional Supports) program; Supportive Housing for People with Problematic Substance Use; and a shared mental health information system. Jim was a member of the Thunder Bay Drug Strategy Steering Committee that developed the City’s “Roadmap for Change”.

Jim is the Past Chair of the Board of Directors of Shelter House Thunder Bay. He has a Masters degree in Health Care Administration from the University of Minnesota. Jim has three adult children and three grandchildren.


Andrew Bishop Board of Directors TreasurerAndrew Bishop (treasurer)

Andrew was appointed to the Board of Directors of the North West CCAC in September of 2012 and was elected as Treasurer of the Board of Directors in June 2014.  He was born and raised in the City of Thunder Bay and returned to his hometown in the fall of 2011 after spending six years in Calgary, Alberta. 

While in Calgary, he developed a strong and diverse background in the field of corporate finance, having held positions within Financial Reporting, Treasury, and Investment Analysis at one of Canada's largest publicly traded power generation companies, TransAlta Corporation.  Upon his return to Thunder Bay, he spent four years as Financial Superintendent at Resolute Forest Products before recently accepting the role of Accounting Manager at Rentech, a commercial wood pellet manufacturing company.  

Andrew completed his Honours Bachelor of Commerce (Finance) at Lakehead University and was voted by faculty & students as the graduating class valedictorian.  In addition to his academic achievements, he has earned the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation, one of the most highly respected designations in the field of finance.  As a strong believer in the growth potential of the City of Thunder Bay, Andrew is an advocate of the importance of the participation of young professionals in community oriented organizations.



Terry was appointed to the Board of Directors of the North West CCAC in June 2015.

Terry is employed with the Thunder Bay Catholic District School Board as the Regional Internal Audit Manager working with eight school Boards and audit committees in the Northwestern Ontario region. In his current role he works in the areas of governance, risk management and process controls. Working thoroughout Northwestern Ontario in his current role in internal audit and past roles in budget and finance has given Terry a unique perspective of the region.

Terry was born and raised in Thunder Bay and completed his Honours Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) at Lakehead University, is a Chartered Professional Accountant, Chartered Accountant and holds a Business Supervisory Officer's Certificate from the Catholic Community Development Organization.



Victor was appointed to the Board of Directors of the North West CCAC in June 2015. He has served as a member of the North West CCAC Client Services and Quality Committee since 2011 and remains a member. Victor is a member of Ginoogaming First Nations just outside of Longlac, Ontario.

Victor was a member of the Board of Directors of the Geraldton Distict Hospital and held the position of Chair for two years. He was also a member of the Geraldton District Hospital Board Executive Committee and served as vice-chair for five years.

Victor has an extensive background in social work and retired from Dilico Ojibway Family Services as Manager of Child Welfare after 22 years. He came out of retirement to work for the community of Ginoogaming as an Employment/Liaison Worker. Victor has volunteered for many years in monor hockey as coach or assistant coach both for the Ginoogaming and Longlac minor hockey league.


Cindy Jarvela Board of Directors MemberCindy Jarvela

Cindy was appointed to the Board of Directors of the North West CCAC in September 2013.  Cindy was born and raised in Thunder Bay and retired in July 2012.  From 2001 to 2012, Cindy was the Administrator of Pioneer Ridge, a City of Thunder Bay Long Term Care Home and Jasper Place, Supportive Housing.  Prior to this, Cindy was the Director of Nursing in Long Term Care for several years. 

Cindy has a long and extensive background in nursing having held numerous positions as a Registered Nurse in various organizations throughout Thunder Bay. Cindy has served on the Ontario Association of Non Profit Homes & Services for Seniors (OANHSS) Board of Directors and was Chair of OANHSS Region 9 for several years. She has also served on numerous Committees, Task Forces and Working Groups representing Long Term Care and Housing.


sandra leonettiSandra Leonetti Board of Directors Member

Sandra was appointed to the Board of Directors of the North West CCAC in June 2014 and currently serves as a member of the Finance Committee, North West CCAC.

Passionate about economic and cultural sustainability in the North, Sandra has made significant contributions to Certified Management Accountants of Ontario, having served as Chair and Vice-Chair of the CMA Ontario Thunder Bay District member network. Sandra devotes time to speak to students at Lakehead University about the opportunities of pursuing an accounting profession. Sandra also serves on the Audit Committee for the Lakehead District School Board.

Sandra currently works in Business and Regulatory Affairs with Thunder Bay Hydro. She has served as Director and Deputy Registrar General, Ministry of Government Services where she led all vital event services for the province of Ontario. Prior to joining Public Service, Sandra held executive postions in the transportation and pulp and paper manufacturing industries.

A lifelong resident of Thunder Bay, Sandra received both her Honours Bachelor of Commerce and Master of Business Administration degrees from Lakehead University. Sandra is a Fellow Chartered Professional Accountant (FCPA) and Fellow Certified Management Accountant (FCMA). Sandra was appointed as a Fellow to The Society of Certified Management Accountants of Canada in recognition of outstanding achievements including community leadership, bringing distinction to the management accounting profession and serving as a role model to others. Sandra is also an accredited Project Management Professional (PMP) and a Public Finance Accountant (PFA).



Leola was appointed to the Board of Directors of the North West CCAC in June 2015.

Leola is a Registered Nurse, who worked previously as a Community Health Nurse and Home and Community Care Manager. Leola was involved in planning and delivering a Community Health Program, taking into account the physical, social, spiritual, mental and environmental factors which influence each individual, family and community.

Leola is a graduate of Lakehead University and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing. She is a member of the Registered Nurses Association of Ontarion (RNAO).


Shelby Poletti Board of Directors MemberSHELBY POLETTI

Shelby was appointed to the Board of Directors of the North West CCAC in December 2014.

Shelby is currently employed with St. Joseph's Care Group (SJCG) as the Manager Planning & Performance. In her current role, she coordinates quality improvement plan development, facilitates process improvement and oversees performance reporting function. Previousley, Shelby was responsible for finance and support services at Lakehead Psychiatric Hospital with SJCG and has managed finance and corporate services with regional community health organizations in Nunavut and Northern British Columbia.

Shelby is a graduate of Lakehead University Business Administration Program and is a Chartered Professional Accountant, Chartered Accountant. She earned a Graduate Cerificate in Health Systems Leadership from Royal Roads University and has completed the Improvement Advisor Development Program with the Institue of Healthcare Improvement in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Shelby is committed to improving systems in healthcare delivery.