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.


Are you interested in becoming a Board of Director member or Board Committee member?

Steve Brown, President

  • Appointed to the Board June 28, 2017
  • Honours Bachelor of Commerce from University of Windsor
  • Chartered Professional Accountant
  • Director, Financial Services, Deputy Treasurer for the Municipality of Chatham-Kent
  • Ex-officio of the CKCHC Board Resources and Risk Committee,
  • Chair of the CKCHC Board Governance/Nominations Committee

Stanley Ing, Vice President

  • Appointed to the Board June 28, 2017
  • Masters of Public Health in Epidemiology from the University of Toronto
  • Manager, Health, Safety, and Wellness, Municipality of Chatham-Kent
  • Member of the CKCHC Board Governance/Nominations Committee

Meg Connelly, Secretary

  • Appointed to the Board January 16, 2018
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Windsor
  • Retired Nurse with 42 years of varied clinical and management experience
  • Member of the CKCHC Board Resources and Risk Committee and Governance/Nominations Committee

Joey Vandermeer, Director

  • Appointed to the Board June 27, 2018
  • Honours Bachelor of Commerce from Laurentian University
  • Project Manager – Tax System Modernization, Municipality of Chatham-Kent
  • Serves as the Alliance for Healthier Communities Board Liaison
  • Chair of the CKCHC Board Resources and Risk Committee

Molly Miskokomon, Director

  • Appointed to the Board September 25, 2018
  • Bachelor of Social Work from Ryerson University
  • Youth Probation Worker for the Walpole Island Child & Youth Services Unit
  • Member of the CKCHC Governance/Nominations Sub-Committee (Bkejwanong) and Quality Committee

Suzy Webster, Director

  • Appointed to the Board October 5, 2018
  • Honours Bachelor of Science in Human Kinetics from University of Guelph
  • Coordinator, Diabetes Department with London Health Sciences Centre – Chair of CKCHC Quality Committee
  • Chair of the CKCHC Quality Committee

Allen Deleary, Director

  • Appointed to the Board March 12, 2019
  • Native Studies / Political Science, Trent University
  • Director of Operations Caldwell First Nations
  • Member of the CKCHC Board Resources and Risk Committee and Governance/Nominations Sub-Committee (Bkejwanong)

 Barry Rivard, Director

  • Appointed to the Board June 25, 2019
  • Ph.D. Business Administration Candidate, William Howard Taft University, Denver Colorado
  • Principal of DevMark Consulting and the Alternative Board, Adjunct Professor at St. Clair College
  • Member of the CKCHC Board Quality Committee

 Art Schaafsma, Director

  • Appointed to the Board June 25, 2019
  • Bachelor of Science (Agr) Masters of Science, PhD University of Guelph – Crop Protection
  • Professor, Field Crop Protection Department, Plan Agr. OAC.
  • Member of the CKCHC Board Quality Committee and Governance/Nominations Committee

Vasiliu Dragos, Director

  • Appointed to the Board June 25, 2019
  • Applied Project Manager Diploma, Simon Fraser University
  • Senior Relationship Manager Farm Credit Canada
  • Member of the CKCHC Board Resources and Risk Committee

Arlene Dodge, Ex-Officio Director

  • Appointed to the Board September 27, 2016
  • Holds the Health Portfolio with Walpole Island First Nation Band Council
  • Member of the CKCHC Governance/Nominations Sub-Committee (Bkejwanong)

Alan Jacobs, Ex-Officio Director

  • Appointed to the Board September 27, 2016
  • Council Member of the Walpole Island First Nation Band Council
  • Member of the CKCHC Governance/Nominations Sub-Committee (Bkejwanong

 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?

  • Previous Governance Experience
  • Finance and Accounting
  • Strategy and Data Analytics
  • Business Management
  • Legal
  • Healthcare Administration & Policy
  • Human Resource & Labour Management
  • Quality & Performance Management
  • Partnerships & Integration
  • Fundraising
  • Risk Management
  • Community Development
  • Cultural Competency
  • Information Techonology

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 fill out this application form and forward it along with your resume to the following:

Jennifer Pereira, Executive Assistant at jennifer.pereira@ckchc.ca.

OR

Attention: Jennifer Pereira, Executive Assistant
Chatham-Kent Community Health Centres
150 Richmond Street, Chatham ON N7M 1N9