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.

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 or Board Committee member?

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


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