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The Board of Directors

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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.

Meet CKCHC’s Board of Directors:

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

Art Schaafsma, Vice President

  • 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

 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, Board Liaison

  • 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

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
  • 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

 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

 Tabitha Cook, Director

  • Appointed to the board on September 21, 2020
  • Masters of Applied Health Science, Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies Brock University, St. Catharine’s, Ontario, Canada
  • Decision Support Specialist, Chatham-Kent Health Alliance
  • Chair of the CKCHC Board Quality Committee

 Maggie Abbey, Director

  • Appointed to the board on October 20, 2020
  • Digital Marketing certificate, Columbia School of Business 
  • National Marketing Manager Pride Seeds
  • Member of the CKCHC Board Governance and Nominations Committee

Volunteer Committee Members

  • Debbie Long-Whitmarsh
  • Katherine VanDellen
  • Victor Fereira

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

We are currently recruiting for a Director form the Bkejwanong Community

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 6-8 hours per month by attending one Board meeting per month and may also participate on a Board Committee
  • Board committees meet at least quarterly for 2-3 hours
  • Participate in Board education sessions or planning and decision-making sessions

Board Meetings

Meetings are held at 5:30 pm on the 3rd Tuesday of the month, unless otherwise notified.  

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

Board Meeting Minutes


Oct. 20, 2020
Aug. 18, 2020
Jul. 21, 2020
Jun. 16, 2020
Apr. 21, 2020

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