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The Erie St. Clair Community Care Access Centre (CCAC) Welcomes New Leadership to its Community Board of Directors

For Immediate Release – September 27, 2013

Chatham, ON – The Erie St. Clair Community Care Access Centre (CCAC) is pleased to welcome new leadership to its community Board of Directors. Chelsie MacIlwain and Connie Quinn-Vaillant are two new members who were elected at the Erie St. Clair CCAC’s Annual Meeting yesterday. In addition, Connie Marger was welcomed as a community representative to the CCAC’s Quality Committee of the Board.


Kathryn Biondi of Chatham was elected as the new Chair of the Board of Directors. "The CCAC continues its rich tradition of strong representation from our community," said Biondi. "This is an exciting time as the profile of community care and need for services continues to increase".

Betty Kuchta, CEO of the Erie St. Clair CCAC, believes broad community representation of Board membership leads to quality community care for patients. "As new members from our community join our Board of Directors, we are provided with their unique insight and perspectives on patient-centered care. We are thrilled to welcome these new members."


The 12 member community-based board is comprised of representatives from the entire catchment area of the CCAC, which includes Chatham-Kent, Sarnia and Lambton county and Windsor and Essex county.

The new board members are:

Chelsie MacIlwain of Windsor is currently employed with the YMCA of Windsor & Essex County as an Integration Worker. She is currently involved in the 2012-13 Community Action Project - A Growing Urban: An alternative urban agricultural model for Windsor-Essex. She is active in her community and a member of numerous committees, focusing her time on leadership, volunteerism and philanthropy.

Connie Quinn-Vaillant of Sarnia is a retired teacher from the St. Clair Catholic District School Board. She has served on numerous boards and committees during her career and understands the importance of providing services to the community in an equitable manner, while adhering to high quality standards.


Connie Marger of Windsor is a retired nurse who has a keen interest in the quality and delivery of health care in our region. Connie volunteers weekly for the Hospice of Windsor and Essex County in the clinical area. She received her doctorate in a second area of study, sociology, with a concentration on race and ethnic studies, particularly immigration and assimilation issues. She is particularly interested in the cross-cultural health care issues as they relate to ethnically and racially diverse regions such as Windsor-Essex.

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For more information contact:
Renée Trombley
Director of Communications
Erie St. Clair CCAC
Renee.Trombley@esc.ccac-ont.ca
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.