Meet the Senior Team

Jody Joseph Levac, President & CEO

Jody has been the President & CEO of Stevenson Memorial Hospital since January 2014 and works in partnership with the physicians, hospital staff, and volunteers to oversee the strategic, operational planning and leadership of Stevenson Memorial Hospital.

Jody has worked at Southlake Regional Health Centre since 1999, where he has held leadership positions within the Mental Health Program. In addition to earning his undergraduate (1989 – Laurentian University) and Masters Degree (1991 – University of Toronto) in Social Work, he recently earned his Doctorate in Health Administration (DHA) from the University of Phoenix. Jody was also awarded the Leadership Award of Excellence at Southlake in 2010.

In addition to his extensive leadership and clinical skills within the healthcare sector, he was raised in northern Ontario and understands the unique healthcare needs of small, rural communities.

Carrie Jeffreys, VP Patient Services and Chief Nursing Executive

Ms. Jeffreys brings more than ten years of experience in Strategic Leadership and Nursing with her. She has Bachelor degree in Nursing (BScN) from the University of Toronto where she received a Nursing Leadership Award, and a Bachelor degree in Health Sciences (BHSc) from Western University.  Ms. Jeffreys began working at Stevenson Memorial on July 4th 2016.

She holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Western Australia, where she won an Annie Wilkinson Prize for the International MBA Student of the Year and was the graduating valedictorian for the MBA class of 2008.

Ms. Jeffreys is a Registered Nurse (RN) certified by the College of Nurses Ontario, and she has also received her Certified Health Executive (CHE) certificate from the Canadian College of Health Leaders and has a Graduate Certificate in Perinatal/Obstetrics from Durham Technical Community College.

Ms. Jeffreys has strong experience in working in hospitals and healthcare, and is experienced in providing leadership during large-scale organizational redevelopment and change. Her work at the South West Local Health Integration Network (SWLHIN) was in System Design and Integration, where she was the Lead for the Hospital Sector and for Clinical Service Planning and acted as the liaison with regional stakeholders in the development and implementation of provincial initiatives. During her tenure, she was responsible for design and implementation of system change initiatives, service redesign methodologies and, using her Lean Black Belt expertise, developing business process improvements in the hospital sector.

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 2 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.


Paul Heck, Chief Financial & Information Officer

Paul and his wife have lived in the Alliston area for over 13 years. Paul is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CA) as well as a Certified Public Accountant.  Paul has held senior management positions in finance as well as sales and marketing in a number of different industries including consumer electronics, dental and medical. He most recently was an owner of a medical device company specializing in gastroenterology.