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New Members Appointed to Champlain CCAC Board of Directors

Ottawa, September 3, 2013 – The Champlain Community Care Access Centre (CCAC) is pleased to welcome three new members to its Board of Directors: Dr. Maria Barrados, Mr. J. Hugh Brownlee and Mr. Bill Skinner. The appointments were announced at the Champlain CCAC's Annual General Meeting on June 13th.

"The wide-ranging experience of these three individuals represents a tremendous asset to the Champlain CCAC, as it continues to take an ever-expanding role in connecting people to quality community-based health and resources," said Gilles Lanteigne, CEO, Champlain CCAC.

Dr. Maria Barrados was President of the Public Service Commission of Canada for eight years, and prior to that was Assistant Auditor General at the Office of the Auditor General of Canada. Recently retired, she serves on a number of boards and advisory committees, and continues to advise governments at home and abroad on public service reform, governance, financial and human resource management.

Mr. J. Hugh Brownlee brings a range of executive experience in telecommunications and high technology to his role on the Board. Previously, he served as Vice-chair of Arnprior Regional Health and was also Chair of the OCRI Zone Five Marketing Cohort. His consulting practice focuses on helping organizations, large and small, to advance business and change management planning.

Mr. Bill Skinner's experience in transformational and organizational change, new product and services development, and performance measurement was gained over thirty-three years with the Public Service of Canada. He is currently active as a management consultant focused on strategic planning and project management, and volunteers with several organizations in the Ottawa Valley.

Both Mr. Brownlee and Mr. Skinner live in Renfrew County, while Dr. Barrados lives in Ottawa East.

"I look forward to working with Dr. Barrados, Mr. Brownlee and Mr. Skinner. Each one of them brings a unique perspective to an already remarkable Board. With this diversity of leadership experience, the Champlain CCAC will continue to meet the challenges of a changing health care system with confidence and innovative solutions," said Michael Ennis, Board Chair, Champlain CCAC.


About the Champlain CCAC

The Champlain Community Care Access Centre (CCAC) is one of the largest health service providers in eastern Ontario, connecting people to care in a region covering over 18,000 sq. km. Every year, the Champlain CCAC supports clients in a variety of settings through injury, illness and the complications of age or disability by facilitating their access to information, community-based services and other resources. Our client care coordination teams help develop care plans for people of all ages, focused on maintaining independence and dignity at home and in their community.