Board of Directors

The Board’s role is to provide direction to the Centre on behalf of the community. Board members provide leadership and support the Centre to ensure it meets its goals. They oversee the organization and work with the Executive Director who performs operational duties. The Board extends its support for collaboration by working in partnership with staff and the community to carry out the Centre’s mission.

Board Recruitment

Join our Board!

We are seeking candidates from diverse backgrounds that reflect populations in our community for the Centretown Community Health Centre Board of Directors. The information below provides an overview, which may help you or someone you may know decide whether to stand for election to the Board at our Annual General Meeting (AGM) to be held on June 22, 2017.

Board recruitment survey

CCHC is committed to the health and well‑being of all people within the communities we serve. We provide a full range of health and social services to individuals and families who live in Old Ottawa South, the Glebe and Centretown. We pay particular attention to people who face barriers in attaining their full health potential, including LGBTQ+ people, trans and gender diverse, Intersexed and Two-Spirited people, those with mental health challenges, people dealing with addiction, people who are homeless, frail and isolated seniors, families on low income; racialized people; and newcomers to Canada. We also offer specialized services to all residents of the broader Ottawa region such as counselling for LGBTQ+ youth, addiction services for older adults, chronic disease management for people with diabetes as well as a food security program.

A Glimpse at the Work Involved

The Board provides leadership and operates on a policy and strategic level rather than from an operational or management focus. With this orientation, the Board is involved in creating a vision and goals for the organization, setting strategic directions and helping to ensure that the goals of the organization are met. Board members serve two-year terms. Typically, this involves a commitment of eight to twelve hours per month.

Board action teams are formed as needed and may be composed of board members, staff, and community members with experience and knowledge related to the particular issue involved. The action teams carry out the work of the Board to reflect our strategic priorities. We have three established action teams, one on advocacy & communications, another on board development and the other on quality improvement. We also organize others as needed.

If you are interested in running for a position on the CCHC Board, you will be asked to complete an online survey by noon June 2, 2017. Printed copies of the survey are available. For more information, please contact Alison at 613-233-4443 x 2106.

Yours sincerely,

Cathy Doolan, president
Board of Directors


Who Should Run for Election?

We invite everyone who live or work in our community to become involved as volunteers on our Board. We particularly welcome those who reflect the rich diversity of people living in Centretown, the Glebe, and Old Ottawa South.

We are looking for people who:

  • Support our mission.
  • Are 18 years of age or older.
  • Are currently or will become a member of our Centre.
  • Can commit to monthly meetings, advocacy, and networking activities for a two-year term.


Board Members 2016-17

Position Name
President Cathy Doolan
Vice-President Linda Wilson
Treasurer Wynn Quon
Secretary Chantal Krantz
Board Member Anna Claire Ryan
Board Member Carole Gagné Ince
Board Member Valerie Repta
Board Member John Fletcher
Board Member Patrick Ladouceur
Board Member Sacha Baharmand
Board Member Tamsyn Farr
Board Member Dave Zackrias
Staff Representative MaryAnn Carmichael
Staff Representative Jocelyne Charette















Terms of Reference for Board Action Teams