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Erie St. Clair CCAC Celebrates Staff

​Chatham, ON – The Erie St. Clair Community Care Access Centre (CCAC) has honoured nearly 200 staff members as part of its Years of Service and Employees of Excellence awards celebration.

During a recent staff appreciation event, 82 home and community care employees were recognized for achieving 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30 and 35-year anniversary milestones. Nearly 100 more employees were honoured as either nominees or recipients of the six Employee of Excellence Awards. The recipients were:

Employee of Excellence Award – Moira Hossack

Community Partnership Award – Diane Tennant, Christie MacDonald, Sonia Teeuwan, Deb Ripley, Cathy Chauvin, Leanne Eagan, Cathy Schartner, Shane Jeffrey, Kris Wood, Andrea Chevalier, Becky Dyson, Christina Clark-Reaume, Cynthia Hamilton, Dianne Stephens, Janice Heaton, Josée Thibodeau-Kwak, Beverley Lawrence, Pam Roth, Tina Toffolo, Cheryl Zaffino, Christina Laidlaw and Laura Stewart

Internal Collaboration Award – Leamington District Memorial Hospital Team (Fay Lawn, Jason Wallen and Mona Incitti)

Resource Utilization Award – Medical Supplies Team (Anne Shantz, Carla Sayers, Elizabeth LeBlanc, Justine Shepherd and Melonie Thibert)

Innovative Use of Technology Award – Alana Bellmore

Patient and Family Centred Care Award – Jennifer Tremblay

“Our annual awards of excellence are based on our CCAC’s Strategic Directions and Enablers. Each and every one of the nominees stood out to their colleagues as individuals or teams that demonstrate exceptional work on a daily basis,” said Interim CEO Cathy Kelly. “Nominations were open to all CCAC staff and award recipients were selected by a group of their peers.”

“By honouring staff who are reaching years of service milestones, we are demonstrating to our patients that their care is being coordinated and/or delivered by an experienced and dedicated CCAC team,” continued Kelly. “Patients should feel assured that our employees will continue to be leaders in home and community care for years to come.”

The Erie St. Clair CCAC has about 450 employees serving more than 39,000 patients across Windsor-Essex, Chatham-Kent and Sarnia-Lambton.


Years of Service

5 Years

Nancy Romanello

Sarah Brockman

Erin McKenzie

Suzanne Rodgers

Michelle Sharon-Bouffard

Tina Badour

Sylvia Persaud

Keri Sands

Cindy Eansor

Suzanne Leonard

Jenna Martin

Paul Gleason

Francine Poirier

Peter Dragowski

Heather Mullins

Cathy McGee

Sarah Caron

Amy Maroon

Sheila Ruggaber

Cassandra Boundy

Hope McNeil

Maura Purdon

Stacey Glassford

Justine Shepherd

Tracey Renee Courneyea

Erin Isbell

Shawne Murphy

Kali Garneau

Mario Aquilina

Amanda Laranja

Esther Tilley

Krisann Kindrachuk

Margie Otten

Tanya Tyndall

Jennifer Bagley

Shelley Marsh

John Metcalf

Nathalie Edgar

10 Years

Barbara MacDonell-Thompson

Jola Szuwara

Janice Heaton

Mary Ellen Boutrin

Nancy Baker

Jenny Nantais

Sharon Potter-Young

Lisa Shank-Anderson

Michelle Fetterly

Heather Carnahan

Micheline Lacombe

Cathy Chauvin

Andrea Chevalier

Karen O’Brien

Christina Clark-Reaume

Debbie Bezanson


15 Years

Sarah Swartz

Stephanie Drouillard

Marcia Bear

Mary Tolmie

Monique Murray

Sandra Lascelle

Carol Southward

Beth Bridgeman

Rebecca Rivait

Wendi Lechance

Cindy Dufault

Tara Lachapelle


20 Years

Ann Moran

Rosalba Rizzo

Jennifer Brownlee

25 Years

Kathleen Cecile

Karen Campeau

Darlene Keelan

Kelly Siddall

Nadia Foy


30 Years

Sherry Gaudette

Danielle Bauer

Diane Mulcaster

Carol Matthews

35 Years

Pam Burford

Donna Kimball

Valerie Tuck


Employee of Excellence Award

Awarded to an employee or team who exhibits the Erie St. Clair CCAC Values—Accountability, Communication, Dignity, Compassion and Efficiency.

Community Partnership Award

Awarded to an employee or team who works to promote partnerships and builds relationships with external partners.

Internal Collaboration Award

Awarded to an employee or team who works to build effective relationships and a positive work environment.

Resource Utilization Award

Awarded to an employee or team who plays an active role in positive changes for the investment in home and community care.

Innovative Use of Technology Award

Awarded to an employee or team who demonstrates exceptional navigation of available technological tools and resources.

Patient and Family Centred Care Award

Awarded to an employee or team who demonstrates the Patient and Family Centred Care philosophy. Approaches planning, delivery and evaluation of community care that is grounded in mutually beneficial partnerships.

If you are interested in learning more about the awards or the stories behind each nomination, please contact Dave Richie at 1-888-310-8881 ext. 7230.




About The Erie St. Clair Community Care Access Centre (CCAC)

The Erie St. Clair CCAC is dedicated to enhancing the health, quality of life and independence of individuals in our communities by offering a single point of access to home and community services. Serving over 39,000 patients across the region annually, we assist patients in making informed choices about health care options and we work to ensure that the right care is available at the right time and place. To access our services, call 1-888-447-4468 or go to Also, visit the for information on health and social services in your community.


For more information, please contact:

Dave Richie

Manager, Communications & Public Affairs

Erie St. Clair Community Care Access Centre

Tel: 1-888-310-8881 x. 7230


About the CCAC

Community Care Access Centres (CCACs) connect people across Ontario with quality in‐home and community‐based health care. CCACs provide information, access to qualified care providers and community‐based services to help people come home from hospital or live independently at home.