About Us >> Leadership Team
Paul McAuley - Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
Barry Blaskie - Senior Director Supply Chain Operations
Kathie Richer - Senior Strategic Sourcing and Procurement Manager
Maryanne Takala - Executive Assistant and Board Co-ordinator
Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
Paul McAuley, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) has more than two decades of progressively responsible leadership experience to the role. He has Bachelor and Master’s Degrees in Applied Science from the University of Waterloo as well as a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from McMaster University. He also completed the Advanced Health Leadership Program at the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto.
Mr. McAuley has supported Quinte Health Care in the development and implementation of their strategic plan. This has included implementing a formal improvement approach based on the Toyota Management system and adopting the LEADS Leadership Development framework. Prior to this role, he was involved in eHealth, serving as the Regional Chief Information Officer for the South East Local Health Integration Network and the Health Care Network of Southeastern Ontario and Director of Information Management at the former Kingston General Hospital.
Senior Director Supply Chain Operations
Mr. Blaskie has over twenty five years of supply chain experience in healthcare operations including materials management, planning, strategic sourcing and procurement, project management and logistical services. He held several management positions of increasing responsibility at the Ottawa Hospital and Kingston General Hospital, including Director, Material Management, KGH prior to joining 3SO. Barry has been employed as a member of the leadership Team at 3SO since 2009.
Senior Strategic Sourcing & Procurement Manager
Kathie Richer is the Senior Manager Strategic Sourcing and Procurement. After a 25+ year career primarily in the high-tech industry, holding management positions in procurement, materials management, logistics and customer service, Kathie joined the 3SO Strategic Sourcing team in 2009, just after the first hospital had on boarded to the 3SO “Just in Time” regional integrated supply chain and procurement model.
Executive Assistant & Board Co-ordinator
Maryanne Takala has held an Executive Assistant position for 15 years in the Health Care sector. She joined Shared Support Services of Southeastern Ontario (3SO) in 2009 as the Executive Assistant to the CEO and Board of Directors, working to coordinate strategy development and implementation. Previously, Maryanne worked as the Executive Assistant to the Executive Director for the Health Care Network of Southeastern Ontario, the organization that helped lay the foundation for the creation of 3SO, in partnership with the seven hospitals in the South East Local Health Integration Network and the Ministry of Finance. She also worked for Community Care Access Centre as the Assistant to the Executive Assistant of the CEO.
Originally from Toronto, Maryanne holds a BAA from Ryerson University in Secretarial and Administrative Studies.