Getting to Know Your Health Sciences Foundation Board of Directors: Barry Streib


November 8, 2017

Barry Streib has lived and worked in the community and the region for over 29 years and truly calls Thunder Bay and Northwestern Ontario his home. He has worked extensively throughout his career in business management, marketing, sales, administration and communications.

Currently Barry serves as a Board Director and Chair of the Governance Committee for the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Foundation, and sits on the Executive Committee in the role of Secretary.

Recently he was appointed by the City of Thunder Bay to Chair the Games Organizing Committee for the 2020 Special Olympics Canada Winter Games. In addition, Barry continues to serve as a Senior Advisor to the Northwestern Ontario Chambers of Commerce (NOACC), having served as President of this organization for 5 years from 2008-2012. As well he serves as a Board Director of Common Voice Northwest.

Barry has been a very active volunteer over the many years serving on numerous other local boards, committees and organizations. He is best known for his work with the Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce, and as the founder of both the Thunder Bay Blues Festival and the Thunder Bay-Miles with the Giant Marathon.

In each of his endeavours in a leadership or supporting role, Barry has always focused on developing and supporting an economic impact to the city; to encourage people to be involved and engaged; and most importantly, giving back to the community that gives so much to all of us.

Barry says, “Giving back to the community is a priority for me — the upcoming Cardiovascular Surgery Program at our Health Sciences Centre is one of the many reasons I enjoy being on the Board of the Health Sciences Foundation. The significance and importance of having a cardiovascular surgery program here in our own backyard will provide the utmost in patient care for Thunder Bay and Northwestern Ontario residents. Travel considerations will be reduced in time and costs  — replacing the need to travel to Hamilton or other major centres for heart surgery. We will have the capabilities right here at home.”

“However,” he says, “There are so many other reasons to support our Health Sciences Centre that I simply cannot list them all in this space. The doctors, nurses and health care professionals are an amazing group of individuals dedicated to providing first class quality patient care, second to none in Canada. We at the Foundation appreciate all that they do, and we thank you, our donors, for your tremendous contributions each and every day to ensure we have these very important services at the Health Sciences Centre.”

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