Leadership Team

Paul McAuley – Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
Helene Lacroix – Director, Procurement & Innovation
Julie Stenhouse – Director, Process Improvement & Business Systems
Marianne Walker – Executive Assistant & Board Coordinator
Ann van Herpt – Director, Supply Chain Services (BGH, KHSC & PSFDH)
Jeff Kerr – Director, Supply Chain Services (QHC, LACGH & PC)

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Paul McAuley
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.


Helene Lacroix
Director, Procurement & Innovation


Helene is a nurse with over 30 years of experience in the acute care and community sectors. Her experience ranges from front-line care to executive management.  Throughout her career she has led many improvement initiatives; developed, implemented and evaluated programs of care and has been involved in facilitating the negotiation of association contracts involving multiples stakeholders and organizations.   Most recently Helene has been a Vice-President with SE Health in Toronto.



Julie Stenhouse
Director, Process Improvement & Business Systems

Julie StenhouseJulie Stenhouse is the Director, Improvement and Business Systems at 3SO.  After completing her Bachelor of Commerce Degree at the University of Ottawa, Julie worked for over 10 years in the high-tech industry in the areas of Purchasing and Production Planning. Prior to joining 3SO in August 2009, Julie gained additional experience in the areas of Procurement and Accounts Payable with Trillium Manufacturing (Pharmaceutical Sub-Contracting) and then Kingston General Hospital (now Kingston Health Sciences Centre) as part of the SAP Re-implementation Team and as a Procurement Specialist providing back-up support for the Accounts Payable Supervisor.

With 3SO, Julie provided training and support to our member hospital’s during each sites “On-Boarding” and then focused on Procurement Savings Reporting, System Data and Procurement Metrics Reporting.  Now in her role as Director, Improvement and Business Systems, she is focused on leading Continuous Improvement Events at 3SO, and with her Data and IT teams, ensuring accurate system data and processes are in place to support our member hospitals.


Marianne Walker
Executive Assistant & Board Coordinator

Marianne Walker, Executive Assistant and Board Coordinator, joined Shared Support Services of Southeastern Ontario (3SO) in January 2020 just before Covid-19 reached Ontario.  She comes to us from Public Health Ontario (PHO) where she supported the creation and development of the South Eastern Ontario Infection Control Network (SEOICN) which later became PHO.  As an Admin Professional, Marianne has supported numerous programs, initiatives, projects and restructuring changes to advance regional development and strategic priorities.

Marianne was the Executive Assistant to the Executive Director for the Health Care Network of Southeastern Ontario that helped lay the foundation of the SEOICN and has also worked for the South East Community Care Access Centre.



Ann van Herpt
Director, Supply Chain Services (East)
Brockville General Hospital, Kingston Health Sciences Center and Perth & Smiths Falls District Hospital

Ann van Herpt, 3SO Director, Supply Chain Services (East) has worked in healthcare materials management for over 20 years.  She has held various positions including management of patient portering, transportation, purchasing and replenishment. Ann  joined 3SO at its inception  in 2009, and her  portfolio at 3SO includes Kingston Health Sciences Center, Perth and Smiths Falls and Brockville General Hospital.  Ann has also provided  leadership on the Regional 3SO Electronic Requisitioning Project, Providence Care Hospital Build and other  redevelopment projects.

Ann has an MBA from Cape Breton University, and successfully completed the Advanced System Leadership Program with the Rotman School of Management through the University of Toronto.  She  is also a part time Professor with the Laurentian University Bachelor of Business Administration Program, teaching Operations Management to fourth year students, and at St. Lawrence College, teaching Human Relations  in  the   Health Care Administration (International) Program.



Jeff Kerr
Director, Supply Chain Services (West)
Quinte Healthcare, Lenn
ox & Addington County General Hospital and Providence Care


Jeff Kerr, 3SO Director of Hospital Supply Chain Services (West) has 25 years of progressively responsible Supply Chain experience. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce, Honours Degree from Carleton University. Jeff spent the first 15 years of his career in the private sector with companies such as Parmalat, Unilever and Coca-Cola Ltd. before joining 3SO in 2009. Jeff is currently responsible for Hospital Supply Chain Services at Lennox & Addington County General Hospital, Providence Care Hospital and Quinte Health Care.

Brockville General Hospital Kingston General Hospital Hotel Dieu Hospital Lennox & Addington County General Hospital Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital Providence Care Quinte Health Care