The Board of Directors

The Chatham-Kent Community Health Centres are governed by members of the community. Their knowledge and expertise ensure that our centres are providing services that meet the needs of our clients and the community.

Michael Denys, Agriculturalist
Michael is President of the Board of Directors.  Michael attended University of Guelph and graduated in 1975 with a BSc degree in agriculture.  He currently operates a cash crop and vegetable farm with his wife and has served on farm boards in the past.  His work experience includes Agricorp where he worked as CI adjuster.  Michael is married to Susan.  Together they have 3 daughters, one son and 9 grandchildren.  Michael is concerned about healthcare and shares the vision of CKCHC for equitable, quality healthcare for all.

Tara Seney, Public Education Manager and First Link Coordinator
Tara, Vice President of the Board, has a B.A. (Hon) from the University of Windsor and is the Public Education Manager and First Link Coordinator at the Alzheimer Society Chatham-Kent where she has worked for 6 years.  Tara also has 15 years’ experience working within various retirement facilities throughout Chatham Kent.  Tara is the Chair of the Dementia Network as well as Co-Chair of the Falls Prevention Collaborative. It is her aspiration to improve the quality of life for people who have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.

Kelly Christoff, Manager of ICU/PCU and Respiratory Care
Kelly currently holds the Board Secretary Position with the Board of Directors.  Kelly was born and raised in Windsor, Ontario and currently resides in Stoney Point with her 13 year old son.  Kelly graduated from the Diploma Nursing Program in 1984 and has worked in adult critical care and ER most of her career.  Kelly has worked in Toronto, Houston (TX), Windsor, Leamington and now Chatham.  She is currently the Manager of Professional Practice for Medicine, Critical Care ICU/PCU at the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance.  Kelly has completed her BScN at Ryerson University and is now working on completing an MScN through Aspen University (US)

Dr. Christin Moeller, PhD in Psychology at the University of Windsor
Christin recently completed her Ph.D. in Applied Social Psychology at the University of Windsor. Her research focuses on occupational health and well-being, including job stress, interpersonal conflict, and workplace incivility. Additionally, Christin has been involved in a number of applied research and evaluation projects in various healthcare settings.  In her current position, she evaluates the clinical and organizational benefits associated with the use of electronic health records across various healthcare providers in the Erie St. Clair region.  Now a Canadian citizen, Christin immigrated to rural Canada as an adolescent and thus has personal experience with the language and rural access barriers to health care.  As a CKCHC Director of the Board, she hopes to draw on her personal background and professional expertise to promote the health of the Chatham-Kent community.

Charlene Dodge, Social Worker
Originally from Oneida of the Thames, Wolf Clan, Charlene has been living on Walpole Island for forty one years. She has been married for 41 years and has 4 grown children and 5 grandchildren.  She has worked in the health field for over 32 years.   Charlene was employed by the Walpole Island Health Center as a Community Health Representative.  She was the Mental Health C.H.R. and her job included teaching in many areas of health that had to do with prevention and promotion.    She co-facilitated a grief support group for over twenty years.   She is presently employed by Home & Community Care (HCC), and has been working here as a Social Service Worker for eleven years.  This program specializes in supporting the elders and chronically ill.  While working for HCC, she has continued to run grief support groups and has co-facilitated cancer support groups. She serves as an advocate for clients to assist them to obtain services to remain independent in their home and community.  She also works closely with Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists and the Nurse Case Manager to bring the appropriate medical equipment to her clients.  She has been on several committees over the years as well as being elected to the Board of Education for one – two year term.  Some of the committees she has been on include: Lambton Cancer Prevention, Chatham-Kent Hospice, Walpole Island Organic Gardening Project.  Charlene was also a member of the HELP Team (P.T.S.D. debriefing for traumatic events)

Ron Middel, Retired OPP
Ron retired after a 30-year career with Ontario Provincial Police. He performed General Law Enforcement duties before specializing in Forensic Identification and was a certified Bloodstain Pattern Analyst.  Ron later served as Director and Vice-President of the OPP Association’s Board of Directors. Ron has also served on boards for the Police Association of Ontario and the Canadian Police Association.  In 2008, Ron was hired as the Chief Administrative Officer for the Police Association of Ontario where he served until March 2013.  Ron enjoys being involved in his community.  He currently serves as the Vice-Chair of the Board for the Canadian Mental Health Association Lambton-Kent, the Council of Grace Christian Reformed Church, is the Stated Clerk of Classis Chatham of the Christian Reformed Church in North America, and serves on the Governance Committee for the Chatham-Kent Hospice.  Most importantly, Ron is a husband and a father.  He has been married to Glenna for thirty-nine years, and they have three adult children and seven grandchildren.

Arlene Dodge, WIFN Band Council
Arlene holds the ex-officio position with the Chatham-Kent Community Health Centres Board of Directors.  She holds the Health Portfolio with Walpole Island First Nation (WIFN) Band Council.

Are you interested in becoming a Board of Director member?

Contact Jennifer Pereira, Executive Assistant, at 519-397-5455 ext 219.

Who is eligible to apply?

  • Must be over 18 years of age and live in the Chatham-Kent area
  • Must support the CKCHC mission, vision and values and the Model of Health and Wellbeing

What skills/experience are we looking for?

  • Health Non-profit Finance
  • Healthcare Services
  • Non-profit Governance
  • Business Development
  • Legal
  • Fundraising
  • Human Resources
  • Public Relations
  • Advocacy
  • Strategic Planning
  • Government Relations
  • Programs/Policies
  • Community Resources
  • Social Services
  • Information technologies
  • Project Management
  • Grant Development
  • Operational/Organizational Activities

What is the time commitment?

  • Volunteer 2 hours per month by attending one Board meeting per month and may also participate on a Board Committee
  • Participate in Board education sessions or planning and decision-making sessions

How do I apply?

Please forward your letter of interest indicating why you would like to serve on the Board and how your experience and/or expertise relates to the priority populations listed above.

Chatham-Kent Community Health Centres, 150 Richmond Street, Chatham ON N7M 1N9
Attention: Board Chair