Chief Executive Officer
Sandra Coleman has been the CEO of the South West Community Care Access Centre since its inception in January, 2007. Previously, Sandra was Executive Director of the Community Care Access Centre London Middlesex since February, 2002, and a member of its senior leadership team since 2001. The South West community care team has worked in close partnership with its service provider, hospital, long term care home and community support service agency partners to provide high quality home care, implementing many innovative new programs to support clients remaining in their homes.
Sandra is currently Vice Chair of the Ontario Association of Community Care Access Centres (OACCAC), and a past member of the Board of Directors of the Ontario Hospital Association and of the Board of Directors of the Thames Valley Family Health Team. Sandra has also participated in and led numerous provincial initiatives.
Sandra previously practiced law with Lerner and Associates in the areas of health care, human rights, employment and appellate law. She has litigated in the Supreme Court of Canada, the Ontario Court of Appeal and the lower courts.
Sandra has a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Western Ontario where she was the recipient of the Gold Medal, and has an Honours Bachelor of Business Administration from Wilfrid Laurier University.
Sandra has been actively involved as a volunteer with numerous organizations, including Board Chair of Hospice of London for five years during which time she was a leader of their capital campaign which culminated in their new Home for Hospice. She has been awarded the Lieutenant Governor’s Community Service Award and the Province of Ontario’s Leading Women Building Communities Award.
Sandra resides in Middlesex County, near London, Ontario.