Board of Directors
The South East Grey Community Health Centre Board of Directors is a community-based volunteer board, which provides governance and strategic direction to the Community Health Centre. The Board of Directors consists of community leaders, professionals and other representatives from across the geographic area served.
The South East Grey Community Health Centre 2018-19 Board of Directors:
Allan Madden, Executive Director
Allan has been with the Community Health Centre since its inception – he was our first employee. Prior to joining the CHC, Al was the Executive Director of the LHIN Shared Services Office and prior to that, the Vice President of People and Corporate Services and the Chief Financial Officer at the Central West Community Care Access Centre. Before entering healthcare, Al ran a Management Consulting business where he focused on leveraging human capital to create high performing organizations.
In a former life, Al was a licenced Millwright and Machinist at General Motors and a CAW union activist.
Al has an MBA from the Western Business School and a Certificate in Labour Studies from the Labour College of Canada.
Al is a resident of Caledon and has a son, Will who attends university.
Jane De Jong, Board Chairperson
Appointed to the Board in October 2012.
Jane is a career communications consultant specializing in healthcare. She is a long-term resident of the area and lives on a farm near Walters Falls with her husband Robert. Her commitment to volunteering as a board member stems from a belief in improving health equity and health status for residents of this community. Her responsibilities include ensuring that the SEGCHC delivers its promise of excellent health care in a financially responsible way. She sees a critical role for the board in positioning the CHC through strategic planning and adequate resources to meet the increasing responsibilities for health and well-being of the local residents in partnership with other providers.
Larry Mann, Vice Chair and Treasurer
Appointed to the Board in March 2017.
Prior to moving to Eugenia full time in 2001 Larry lived in Oakville where he and his wife Lyn raised their family. In the twenty five years living there he taught from grades 1 through to graduate school and was school Principal. He was rehired by the Peel District School Board as an educational consultant upon his retirement. Now his time in Grey Highlands is taken up volunteering in the community by leading activity groups for the local PROBUS, serving as President for 2 years, Vice President, Activity Convenor and Speaker’s Chair. He and Lyn also initiated Pickleball in the community and volunteer with this SEGCHC activity. An interest in the outdoors led Larry to volunteer as Trail Captain for the Beaver Valley Bruce Trail Conservancy. Fundraising for the Heart and Stroke Foundation and assisting with the establishment of a new fundraising endeavour for this organization in our area also keeps him busy.
Larry has been a part of the area since he was 13 years old when he first came to Beaver Valley to ski. He and Lyn bought a farm near Rocklyn and this is where the family came for weekends and holidays. His children learned to ski in the Valley and his grandchildren are following the family tradition.
Founding Board member.
Susie has been actively involved since the inception of the CHC, first as a representative from Grey Bruce Health Services (GBHS) and since retirement, as a community Board member from Southgate. Having worked for 42 years as a Registered Nurse in a variety of health care settings, Susie brings a wealth of clinical and management expertise. She believes strongly in the work of SEGCHC as it is paramount to the health and wellness of the community. Susie lives on a farm in Southgate with her husband, Ken. Her interests include her four grandchildren. History, canning, church and other community activities.
Appointed to the board in June 2016.
Jim Harrold lives on a farm near Flesherton Ontario and has served on volunteer boards in his community and provincially with community development, library and health organizations. He leads a pan-Canadian strategy and management consulting firm. During his 25+ years of consulting, various engagements have led to Jim being appointed to executive leadership positions in municipal, education and health care organizations. Jim previously served as a vice-president with a major Canadian bank, held faculty appointments at Ontario universities and was elected as a councillor (3 yrs.) and head of council (6 yrs.) in his local community. Jim earned a BA (hons.) and MA from York University, his PhD from the University of Victoria and mediation certification from Harvard University.
Appointed to the Board in November 2016.
Gord began his working career at Dufferin Ready Mix in Toronto, where he worked for 11 years. Gord’s next position was with a Japanese multi-international bearing company with head office in Osaka, Japan where he began on the Sales Order desk and was promoted to Distribution Manager and then to Operations Manager. Gord held this position for the majority of the remaining 24 years with this company.
Upon retirement in July 2000, he and his wife moved from Georgetown to Glenelg Township to a house they had been building during the previous 8 years. Completing the house left time to get involved in community work and service clubs. Gord joined the Masons and became the master of the Markdale Lodge for 2 years; served on the Board of Elders at Annesley United Church as chair of the Property Committee for 4 years. He is currently a member of the Markdale Rotary Club and over the past 10 years held the president’s position for 6 non-consecutive years. For the past 13 years, during the summer months, he has been a greens-keeper at the Ferns Golf course.
Gord and his wife, Dianne, have 2 sons and 5 grandchildren, 4 boys and 1 girl.
Appointed to the Board in November 2015.
Catherine has a background in small business, and domestic, corporate and international banking, and currently works as a certified Master Life Coach helping people cultivate their personal and professional well-being. Her personal, educational and working background in business, health and wellbeing helps her understand individual and community health needs, and appreciate the quality of health care and health promotion provided in conjunction with the efficient business operation of SEGCHC. She is committed to the ongoing development of our health services meeting our local health needs and interests, with an eye to how we can continue to do this better. She brings a holistic point of view to her governance role as a member of the board.
Catherine has served on the boards of CFS/ME Victoria, the Alliance for Health and Fitness and currently volunteers as a Trail Captain with the Beaver Valley Bruce Trail Conservancy. She lives in rural Grey Highlands and enjoys community singing, cross-country skiing, and life-long learning.
Founding Board member.
Terry is one of the founding Board of Directors members and currently serves as Board Chair. A retired elementary school principal, Terry also serves as a Councillor for the Municipality of Grey Highlands. Having prior experience at the Federal and Provincial levels of government, Terry’s interest and expertise in governance and community involvement led to volunteering on a committee charged with establishing a community health centre to serve the needs of South East Grey. Terry is also a member of a local service club, announces rodeos, MC’s community events and lives on a farm with his wife, Lynn.
Founding Board Member.
Paul and his wife Irene have lived full time in South East Grey County for 14 years. Previously (11 years) owned a vacation property in West Grey. Paul is the retired owner of a number of small manufacturing businesses in Ontario and is the father of two grown young people. He has sat on the Boards of Saint Jude Community Homes, Participation Lodge Grey Bruce, Ontario Federation for Cerebral Palsy (OFCP), and currently the South East Grey Community Health Centre. Paul has also participated on various committees of the Municipal Electrical Association of Ontario. He is a graduate of the Manitoba Institute of Technology (MIT) in Winnipeg.
If you are interested in helping to shape community-based primary care and services in our community please forward your resume and letter of interest to:
SEGCHC Board of Director Recruitment
Attention Lindsay Boyd, Office Administrator
P.O. Box 360
Markdale, ON N0C 1H0
55 Victoria Avenue, P.O. Box 360
Markdale, ON N0C1H0
Toll Free: 1-855-519-2220