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Health authority without a head
CEO fired after many years of service

Samantha Stokell
Northern News Services
Published Thursday, September 1, 2011

The Beaufort Delta Health and Social Services Authority is without a chief executive officer after the Department of Health and Social Services fired her earlier this week.

Deborah Tynes was fired from her position as CEO on Monday, Aug. 29, after serving many years in the position. The department sent out a statement regarding the termination.

"It's a personal employee matter and we won't get into details," said Damien Healy, spokesperson for the department. "We thank Ms. Tynes for her long service as chief executive officer of the Beaufort Delta authority."

Jane Smith, director client services of the health authority and Roger Israel, its director of finance and operations, will take over CEO duties until the position is filled.

This is the latest in changes at the top of the health authority.

In May last year, the deputy minister of Health and Social Services took over as public administrator of the authority and replaced the board of directors.

At that time, the health authority operated in a deficit and the territorial government financed the payroll.

The government suspended the board because of an accumulation of issues, including cash flow and access problems.

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