Leadership Team

Chantale LeClerc, RN, MSc - Chief Executive Officer

Chantale LeClerc

Chantale LeClerc has dedicated her nearly 25-year career to the field of health care, working in various sectors and in roles related to clinical care, research, education, professional practice and senior administration.

She pursued her nursing studies at McGill University in Montreal. She holds a Master of Science from the University of Toronto and graduated from the Wharton Fellows Program in Management for Nurse Executives.

As CEO of the Champlain LHIN since 2011, she has been leading the charge to improve the region’s ability to meet the health needs of its residents, significantly reducing wait times for many services, increasing access, and changing the way care is delivered. Chantale has done this by reaching out to communities and individuals, educating the public about the health system and by creating new and important partnerships. Chantale is also active on the provincial scene, providing input to policy development as a member of several advisory tables.

Chantale is passionate about supporting the next generation of health care leaders. She is a guest lecturer at several academic institutions, is an invited speaker at many events, and she donates her time as a mentor, providing practical guidance to students and newcomers seeking to advance their careers.

Chantale has published articles in peer-reviewed journals and books, and has received several awards, including an Award of Excellence from the Ontario Hospital Association and an honorary degree from Algonquin College.


Cal Martell - Senior Director, Health System Integration

Cal Martell

Cal Martell joined the LHIN in April 2014, bringing decades of experience in health service delivery and planning at the regional and provincial levels. His experience includes leadership roles in health administration, and primary care and community services development.

Most recently, Cal was a principal consultant on initiatives that included the development of a culturally competent primary care model for urban Inuit, regional governance models for geriatrics, strategic planning, senior-friendly hospital planning, elder abuse prevention, community and caregiver support, and a range of provincial and regional dementia initiatives.

Prior to being a consultant, he was director of the Regional Geriatric Program of Eastern Ontario, where he provided strategic planning and administrative leadership for an organized delivery system of specialized geriatric services for 10,000 patients across 9 hospitals, spanning services from hospital to home. Earlier in his career, Cal worked at the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care as a Community Development Coordinator.

Through the years, Cal has served on variety of regional, provincial and national boards and committees, with a focus on geriatric and community services.

Cal completed his undergraduate degree at Carleton University, and is an avid endurance athlete, outdoor enthusiast and volunteer.


Elaine Medline - Director of Communications

Elaine Medline

Elaine Medline joined the LHIN in 2006, and has contributed greatly to a number of key LHIN initiatives in the areas of communications, mental health and addictions, and lung health. Elaine became a member of the Champlain LHIN’s Senior Management Team in February 2011 and now focuses solely on public affairs and communications.

From 1999 - 2006, she worked at Ottawa Public Health, developing policies and programs related to tobacco control, environmental health, youth programs, harm reduction and health-care emergencies.

Elaine has degrees in biology and medicine from McGill University, and a journalism degree from Carleton University. She began her journalism career in 1991 as a general reporter at the Charlottetown Guardian newspaper in Prince Edward Island, followed by a five-year stint covering health policy and medical innovations for the Ottawa Citizen newspaper from 1992 - 97.

In addition, Elaine participated in Ontario’s Methadone Maintenance Treatment Task Force in 2007, and is currently a member of the Ottawa Local Immigration Partnership Council.


Eric Partington, BSc, MHA - Senior Director, Health System Performance

Eric Partington

Since joining the Champlain LHIN in 2006, Eric has worked on a wide range of projects and has earned increasing organizational and management responsibility.

In this role, Eric provides direction and leadership for the team that is responsible for managing health system performance, effective allocations of public resources to service providers, negotiating and monitoring of service provider accountability agreements, LHIN internal operations; and the capital planning process.

Prior to the LHIN, Eric worked for Ontario’s Ministry of Health & Long-Term Care, the transition team to establish the Canadian Blood Services, Health Canada, the Canadian Medical Association, and two acute-care hospitals in Alberta.

Eric graduated from the Masters in Health Administration (MHA) program at the University of Ottawa in 1994 and has a Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree with Honours in Biochemistry. Over the past 21 years, Eric has enjoyed many opportunities to work with dedicated health professionals to address health care needs, resolve complex issues and influence national, provincial and local policies and programs.