eHealth Executive Team

​​​​​​​eHealth Saskatchewan is led by a team of diverse leaders who come from a variety of backgrounds.

They bring many different skills and years of experience to the table, working with their teams to improve patient care and improve Saskatchewan's overall health care system.


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CEO Jim Hornell

Jim Hornell became eHealth's CEO in October 2018.

He's no stranger to Saskatchewan's health system. He spent several years as CEO of the Cypress Health Region, where he enjoyed serving the residents of southwest Saskatchewan. Under his leadership, the new Regional Hospital was built in Swift Current and the initial planning began for the Meadows long-term care facility.

Most recently, Jim served as President and CEO of the Brant Community Healthcare System in Brantford, Ontario for seven years. During that time, he also served as Chairman of the Board of Directors for Mohawk Shared Services. Jim was instrumental in the amalgamation of Mohawk with London-based Medbuy Corporation, which resulted in the creation of a new national group purchasing and shared service organization: Mohawk Medbuy Corporation. Jim served as the inaugural co-chairman of the new Corporation.

Jim has baccalaureate degrees from Memorial University in his native Newfoundland and a Masters degree from the University of Ottawa. He is also a health system accreditation surveyor with Accreditation Canada and has surveyed health systems in most provinces within Canada, as well as internationally.

Jim has volunteered at the local, provincial, national and international levels within the sport of hockey. As a former Chairman of the Board of Hockey Canada, he has toured internationally with several of the national teams. He also volunteers at the local, provincial and national level with a variety of health-related organizations and the Canadian College of Health Leaders. He was honoured to receive the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal and is a proud member of the Newfoundland and Labrador Hockey Hall of Fame.










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VP  Programs & Technology  Davin Church

As the Vice President of Programs and Technology for eHealth, Davin works closely with health system partners to plan, deliver, support, and optimize strategic initiatives and operational clinical systems that will improve health information sharing & patient care. He is also responsible and accountable for the Provincial Electronic Health Record (EHR). Davin and his team are always looking for new opportunities that will improve information access for providers and quality of care of care for patients.

During his five years at eHealth, Davin has managed community and primary health care, and integrated EHR programs. One of his biggest achievements was developing & leading the provincial EHR strategy, and delivery. Davin also led the development and implementation of the Chronic Disease Management Quality Improvement Program initiative, as well as multiple provincial system consolidation initiatives.

Before joining eHealth, Davin was the Program Lead for the Saskatchewan EMR Program with the Saskatchewan Medical Association, and worked in private sector IT in business development & relationship management.

VP Chief Financial Officer  Mark Borgares

As VP and CFO of eHealth, Mark is responsible for leading the Finance and Corporate Services teams, Data analytics and Modelling, Security, Procurement, Facilities and Legal Services teams.

Mark is a believer in co-operative values and embraces them personally. Through much of his career, he held executive positions within the co-operative and technology sectors.

He has served on various boards and committees, and most recently served on the University of Regina - Senate, SGI Canada and the Chartered Professional Accountants.

Mark has completed many various education and professional designations including Artificial Intelligence Program, Institute of Corporate Directors certification and Executive Development Program.

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VP ​ People & Performance  Laurie Hutchison

As the Vice President of People and Performance, Laurie is responsible for Human Resources; Employee Performance; Training and Organizational Development; Continuous Improvement, Change Management; Employee Engagement; Corporate Policies; Strategic Planning and Risk Management; Privacy and Patient Safety; Project Management; Vital Statistics; and Health Registries.

Laurie is an accomplished senior leader who is passionate and committed to business and organizational excellence. Her extensive experience leading the people agenda in both complex and high-growth organizations with local, provincial, national and international exposure, along with her work in the health care sector, positions her well for this diverse role.

Her professional experience spans across a wide range of industries, including health care, as the Director of Human Resources for Alberta Health Services, oil and energy, utilities, transportation, education, in both private and public sectors and also includes organizations undergoing transformational change.

Laurie has been involved in many professional boards in both Saskatchewan and Alberta and is currently Board Chair, international Services for the Rotary Club, Regina Eastview Chapter.  She has a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree from the University of Regina and is CPHR certified (Certified Professional in Human Resources).

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Director Communications & Government Relations  Ian Hanna

As the Director of Communications and Government Relations, Ian helps eHealth tell its important story in a clear, compelling and effective manner. His job is to make sure everyone understands eHealth's vital role in providing timely and appropriate health care to people in our province. The audience for these messages is diverse. It includes patents, taxpayers, health care workers and other partner organizations.

Ian came to Saskatchewan's public service after a lengthy career in broadcasting. Since 2004, he has served in a variety of different positions including Communications Advisor to the Premier of Saskatchewan. He has also served Special Advisor to the Deputy Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs and Senior Advisor in Saskatchewan's Cabinet Planning Office.

Most recently, he was the Director of Government and Stakeholder Relations for the Saskatchewan Teachers' Federation.

Ian has a Bachelor of Journalism (Honours) from Carleton University's School of Journalism in Ottawa and a Bachelor of Arts (Political Studies) from the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg.