Special Announcement - Appointment of new CEO for NTHSSA

Yellowknife (June 14, 2021) -  On behalf of the Leadership Council of NTHSSA, I want to advise all staff about the appointment of a new Chief Executive Officer. I am pleased to announce that Mrs. Kimberly Riles has accepted this position and will start in this new role on June 22nd, 2021. Sue Cullen, current CEO will continue in her role until July 22nd, 2021 to support transition activities before beginning retirement.

Staffing for this senior role was undertaken through an open competition that ran in March/April, 2021. Many of you know Mrs. Riles through the various roles she has held within our health and social services system. Mrs. Riles brings significant health system knowledge, front-line experience, and a strong understanding of the opportunities - and the challenges – that are present within our system. The Leadership Council look forward to working with her as we continue to transform our health system and work to implement improvements that will lead to the best care, best health, and a better future for NWT residents.

I would also like to thank Mrs. Sue Cullen for her commitment and leadership over her tenure in our health and social services system. She has held numerous leadership roles the most notable being the inaugural CEO of the NTHSSA since its inception in 2016. Mrs. Cullen started her career as a nurse and throughout her years of services has been the leader of  many teams and organizations. Throughout our time working together Sue has continued to emphasize that our organizations success – and her role in leading it - has been supported by excellent and committed staff who work throughout our health and social services system. Her leadership has been instrumental in bringing our people together to face challenges and celebrate many successes. We wish her well in retirement and thank her for her service.

- Jim Antoine, Chair, NWT Heath and Social Services Leadership Council


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