LHIN Leads


Dr. Bill Krizmanich, Emergency Department (ED) Lead


As ED Lead, Dr. Krizmanich’s core responsibilities are to support the Provincial Pay for Results Emergency Room Wait Time strategy as it relates to the HNHB LHIN. Dr. Krizmanich also provides advice to the LHIN on addressing any performance issues related to this strategy, assist the LHIN and the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (‘ministry’) in developing and implementing strategies to address health human resource issues, participate at the ED LHIN Lead Provincial Table, and review provincial ED data and advise on the results to the ministry on a quarterly basis.


Dr. Peter Kraus, Critical Care Lead

As Critical Care Lead, Dr. Kraus works with the LHIN to support initiatives under the Ontario Critical Care Strategy (CCS) and related programs.This program actively engages critical care leaders across the province to participate in the implementation and evolution of the provincial Critical Care Strategy by providing the CCS with expert knowledge and advice in approaches to quality improvement and critical care systems.

Dr. Zubin Punthakee, Diabetes Lead

As Diabetes Lead, Dr. Punthakee works with the HNHB LHIN’s Physician Lead to advance the Ontario Diabetes Strategy and the LHIN’s Diabetes Action Plan within the LHIN. Dr. Punthakee’s core responsibilities are to increase awareness of the LHIN’s diabetes programs and facilitate adoption of best practices, provide strategic direction for LHIN diabetes programs, provide input to the LHIN related to provincial diabetes networks, contribute to an analysis of relevant diabetes data on a quarterly basis, and assist in the development of the LHIN’s Diabetes Plan.

Dr. Jennifer Everson, Primary Care Lead

As Primary Care Lead, Dr. Everson works to strengthen and further integrate primary care into local health planning. Dr. Everson works to ensure primary care services are better integrated with other health care sectors, and works with health service providers to improve access to quality care.

Dr. Everson is also Physician Lead, Clinical Health System Transformation as well as LHIN Liaison with McMaster University, Faculty of Health Sciences. In her role as Physician Lead, Dr. Everson has established numerous physician-led networks across the LHIN, each of which has annual objectives and performance targets. As an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Medicine, Department of Family Medicine at McMaster University, she holds the first joint appointment between a LHIN and a medical school. Dr. Everson liaises with the Faculty to facilitate the integration of clinical, teaching and research across the LHIN.