2009 Winners

Northwest | Private Sector

Norma Fawcett

Norma Fawcett
Lake Helen-Nipigon

Economic times may be tough on the North Shore of Lake Superior but residents always know where they can go to be uplifted.

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Northwest | Public Sector

Angela Bujold

Angela Bujold
Dryden

Angela Bujold looks upon her role in life as to serve.

In her 30 years working in the healthcare field as a physiotherapist and in various management positions at Dryden Regional Health Centre, she has always embraced the concept of ‘servant leadership.’

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Northwest | Young Entrepreneur

Karen Kerk Courtney

Karen Kerk Courtney
Thunder Bay

Karen Kerk-Courtney’s children are the focus of her life.

Business associates of this former social worker turned “chief organic mama” know they can always reach her late into the evening, after sons, Ben, 4, and Liam, 2, are put to bed.

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Northeast | Private Sector

Bisma Haider

Bisma Haider
North Bay

People said it would never work. But Bisma Haider is an entrepreneur through and through.

And what began as one Euphoria Smoothie and Nutritional Supplement
location in North Bay has grown into more than 40 independently owned franchises around the world.

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Northeast | Public Sector

Vivian Recollet
Sudbury

Her title says health educator/promoter, but Vivian Recollet is the village it takes to raise a child or care for a community.

For six years, Recollet has been reaching out and healing the Sudbury community through the Shkagamik-Kwe Health Centre.
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Northeast | Young Entrepreneur

Khouri Long

Khouri Long
North Bay

Core strength: It’s a term used often by athletes.

It’s the place from which all one’s power comes. Young entrepreneur Khouri-Lynn Long has used this philosophy to bring a new and growing business to North Bay, and a centre for sports therapy professionals in Northern Ontario.

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Northeast | Special Recognition

Vickie Kaminski

Vickie Kaminski
Sudbury

We are very proud this year to add Vickie Kaminski, the president and chief executive officer of the Hôpital Régional de Sudbury Regional Hospital (HRSRH) to our impressive list of inspiring and successful women in the North.

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Northeast | Aspiring Achiever

Caroline Doucet

Caroline Doucet
Sudbury

As with all good athletes, Caroline Doucet knows that good leadership is not just about individual successes, but also about committing to helping those around.

If there’s one thing she knows, it’s commitment: this motivated sportswoman, exemplary student and young leader is fully immersed in her student community at Sudbury’s école secondaire Macdonald-Cartier.

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