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















Position Name Term start Term end Biography
President Cathy Doolan 2015 2017 Cathy has already served 6 years on the board and is not elegible to stand for re-election
Vice-President Linda Wilson 2016 2018


A scientist by profession, Linda worked for 33 years in the federal public service in research and management positions.  She has been a volunteer in the Ottawa LGBTTQ+ community for 35 years for such groups as Gays and Lesbians of Ottawa, Pink Triangle Services, Abiwin Housing Co-op, and Ottawa Senior Pride Network.  Linda has experience on Boards of Directors of community, athletic and union organizations, including CCHC for the past five years.  She has been a client at CCHC for 35 years.  Linda is a former resident of Centretown with strong ties to the community. 


Treasurer Wynn Quon 2016 2018


Wynn has a background in computer science and business. He worked for twenty years in the technology sector and was Chief Engineer and Director of R&D at Mitel Corporation before starting an investment consulting firm. He is now semi-retired and has served on both corporate and non-profit boards including that of the Desjardins Credit Union.  He has been a director of the CCHC for five years.  During that time he took on the roles of Vice-President and Treasurer. He has lived in Centretown for forty-five years.


Secretary Chantal Krantz 2015 2017 Running for re-election. 
Board Member Anna Claire Ryan 2016 2018


Anna Claire began her early life on Baffin Island, Nunavut until Centretown became home. Anna Claire has been a client of CCHC for 17 years and grateful for the care and support received. With a Masters of Population and Public Health, she has worked for a variety of not-for-profit organizations in Canada and abroad and now enjoys her work as a Senior Policy Advisor for Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami (ITK), the national Inuit organization. Her interests lie in maternal and child health and early childhood development as key determinants of lifelong wellness, cultural preservation and health equity.  


Board Member Carole Gagné Ince 2016 2018 Carole will  not be completing her second year, will end in June 2017. 
Board Member Valerie Repta 2016 2018


Valerie works as a clinician-researcher. She has master’s degrees in psychology and social work, and has worked in social service and health care settings, both directly with clients and at the system/provincial level to provide evidence-informed practices to improve mental health care services. She values connecting direct intervention services with research and evaluation practices to improve client outcomes. Valerie has developed partnerships between sectors and collaborated on new community and health care initiatives. She has lived in the CCHC catchment area since 2009 and is proud to share the Centre’s values of engagement, inclusion, advocacy and diversity. 


Board Member John Fletcher 2015 2017 Running for re-election. 
Board Member Patrick Ladouceur 2015 2017 Running for re-election. 
Board Member Sacha Baharmand 2015 2017 Running for re-election. 
Board Member Tamsyn Farr 2015 2017 Tamsyn is finishing her term and is not running for re-election.
Board Member Dave Zackrias 2016 2018


Staff Sergeant David Zackrias believes that inclusion is key to public safety, and that celebrating, encouraging and respecting diversity makes Ottawa safer and stronger. A nineteen-year veteran of the Toronto and Ottawa Police Services (OPS), he heads up the Ottawa Police Diversity and Race Relations Section, helping to build cohesion between Ottawa Police and the community.


Staff Representative MaryAnn Carmichael 2015 2017 Mental Health Counselor
Staff Representative Jocelyne Charette 2016 2018 Medical File Clerk

Terms of Reference for Board Action Teams