Meet the Senior Leadership Team

President and CEO Jody LevacJody Joseph Levac, President & CEO

Jody has been the President and CEO of Stevenson Memorial Hospital since January 2014. Jody is recognized for his energetic and transformational leadership style, overseeing the strategic and operational planning of the hospital.

He previously worked at Southlake Regional Health Centre holding numerous leadership positions in Mental Health, and winning the award of Leadership Excellence in 2010. Jody has worked across both private and public sectors, starting his career in Northern Ontario hospitals. He was a recipient of the Northern Bursary after completing his Undergraduate degree from Laurentian University, and then attending the University of Toronto for a Master’s degree. In 2013 he completed a Doctoral Degree in Health Administration. Jody is a member of the College of Social Work, and holds the designation Certified Healthcare Executive (CHE) from the Canadian College of Health Care Leaders.  

He has led Stevenson Memorial Hospital through the redevelopment stages, and under his tenure, the hospital has achieved Accreditation with Exemplary standing. 

Carrie Jeffreys, VP Clinical Services & Chief Nursing Executive 

Ms. Jeffreys brings more than 15 years of experience in strategic change leadership and nursing to Stevenson. She holds an Honours Bachelor degree in Nursing (BScN) from the University of Toronto where she received the Nursing Leadership Award for her graduating class, and an Honours Bachelor degree in Health Sciences (BHSc) from Western University. She also holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Western Australia, where she was awarded the Annie Wilkinson Prize for the International MBA Student of the Year and was the graduating Valedictorian for the MBA class of 2008.

Ms. Jeffreys started her career as a Registered Nurse (RN) with a specialization in Perinatal/Obstetrics and is certified by the College of Nurses Ontario. She received her Certified Health Executive (CHE) certificate from the Canadian College of Health Leaders (CCHL) and is currently a member of the CCHL Executive for the Southwestern Ontario Chapter. Ms. Jeffreys has a strong history of demonstrating leadership in healthcare and working with hospitals and the healthcare sector on an international scale including roles such as Senior Management Consultant at Ernst&Young (EY), Hospital Sector Lead in Planning and Integration at South West Local Health Integration Network, Perinatal Obstetrics Nurse, Public Health Nurse in Health Promotion and Disease Prevention.

In her roles, she specializes in design and implementation of system change initiatives, service redesign methodologies and, using her Lean Black Belt expertise to develop business and operational process improvements in the health sector.

In July, 2016, Ms. Jeffreys became the VP Clinical Services and Chief Nursing Executive at Stevenson Memorial Hospital. She oversees the clinical operations across the organization including Obstetrics, Emergency, Medical/Surgical and Perioperative Programs, Dialysis, Ambulatory Clinic Services, Cardiac Rehab, Pharmacy, Diagnostic Imaging and Laboratory, Quality, Risk & Patient Experience, Human Resources, Infection Control and Occupational Health.

Dr. Barry Nathanson, Chief of Staff

In 1982, Dr. Nathanson earned a BA (English Lit.) from Yeshiva University in New York City and he graduated in 1990 from the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine where he also completed his internal medicine training. In 1995, he began practising internal medicine and critical care medicine at York County Hospital in Newmarket which, in 2000, became Southlake Regional Health Centre. Early on, Dr. Nathanson served as medical director of the inpatient Palliative Care Unit; he later founded the Southlake Heart Function Program. He was president of the Southlake Medical Staff Association for four years. He then helped develop Southlake’s Clinical Resource Utilization Management Program.  Since 2008 he has been Southlake’s Physician Leader, Acute Medicine Programs. In 2010 Dr. Nathanson completed a Master of Science degree in Health Care Management at the Harvard School of Public Health. He has served on two provincial task forces, the ER/ALC Advisory Committee and the ALC Action Team. 

In July, 2017 Dr. Nathanson completed a two-year term as co-chair of Southlake’s Quality, Utilization and Resource Management committee and he has was named Chief of Staff at Stevenson Memorial Hospital in Alliston, Ontario. Dr. Nathanson’s additional professional interests are in: Medical Bioethics and Health Law; Health Policy and Health Economics including the impact of different payor systems on clinical systems design and on clinical decision making; the role of Physician Leadership and Engagement in driving system change toward improved clinical safety, efficiency and effectiveness; and physician health and wellness. His many personal interests include travelling, especially riding his 2014 Indian Chief Classic, together with his wife, Genny, all over Ontario, Canada, the US, and beyond.

William Bye, Chief Financial & Information Officer

William has 30 years of extensive professional experience, including 20 years  as a senior health care finance and operations professional.  William is a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), a graduate of the Public Sector Leadership and Development Program at Memorial University, has a Diploma in Business Administration and is Project Management Certified.

William is a former Director of Finance/Administration and Regional Finance Controller with international and domestic experience in both the public and private sector. William comes to us with experience in all aspects of hospital business operations with strong motivational, communication and collaborative skills.  He also has a wide variety of experience in forensic accounting, law, human resources and informatics.  William’s previous roles included Provincial Manager, Management Information System Standards, and Health Analytics and Evaluations Services for the Province of Newfoundland, Regional Financial Controller of the Government of Manitoba – Burntwood Regional Health Authority where his main focus was to develop and control a budget in excess of $100 million for multiple locations in the northern half of Manitoba.

William has also directed a number of provincial health care sector committees and was a member of the National Financial Standards and Information Technical Working Group at the Canadian Institute for Health Information in Ottawa, a group responsible for providing expert technical advice on the development, maintenance and effective implementation of the national financial and statistical reporting standards for health care organizations in Canada. He also has extensive experience implementing and using large scale electronic health care software and business intelligence programs.

In August 2018, William became The Chief Financial and Information Officer (CFIO) and Vice President of Corporate Services. He is responsible for all financial aspects of the organization as well as Facilities, Environment Services, Food Services, Registration, Bookings and Health Information Services.