Northern Ontario residents with an interest in health care are invited to submit their name to serve on the board of directors of Health Sciences North.

Communication director Jason Turnbull says the current board is looking for people with experience in law, mental health and addictions, vulnerable populations or those who have lived through a particular experience with the heath-care sector.

He says governance, senior leadership experience and ethnic diversity is an asset.

However, anyone working at the hospital or family connected to are not eligible.

Turnbull adds tThe board committee will short-list candidates and conduct interviews with selected applicants.