More and more people are realizing that to be sustainable, our health system must change. In future we must put more emphasis on wellness, prevention and management of chronic disease, and care in the community, and less on acute and institutional care. The South West CCAC has a critical role to play in this transformative change.
The Board of the South West CCAC is a group of dedicated community volunteers. We set direction for the organization, and provide perspective and support to the Senior Team of the CCAC. Each member of the Board gives generously of his or her time, talent, expertise and experience to help ensure that the CCAC delivers outstanding care – every person, every day.
As a Board, we are very proud of what the South West CCAC has achieved in its first five years of existence. As we move forward into a new era of health care, we know that the CCAC will face significant challenges and opportunities. We are confident that the organization has the strength of leadership, the clarity of vision, the capacity for innovation, and above all, the skilled and compassionate professionals to realize its potential. We know that while it leads change, the CCAC will also stay true to the timeless value of Client-Driven Care.
Mary Lapaine, Chair
Board of Directors
The Board performs the following roles:
The Board fulfills the following responsibilities:
From Woodstock, is a Certified Management Accountant with extensive experience in both for-profit and not-for-profit sectors. In his most recent role as a General Manager he was responsible for strategic planning, implementation and overall results. Brian has held board positions for a variety of organizations and enjoys committee work. He helped the Canadian Mental Health Association, Oxford Branch successfully navigate through the accreditation process while serving as Chair of the Accreditation Committee. Brian has taught business courses and is a part-time Instructor at Fanshawe College.
Past Board Chair, served as Board Chair from November 2006 to June 2011, previously with the Elgin CCAC Board and a member of the Local Steering Committee, has held senior supervisory positions in Human Resources Management, Program Development and Strategic Planning within the health care field, including VON, Oxford County Board of Health, and Victoria Hospital. Evelyn has held a Joint Appointment with VON/UWO, Faculty of Nursing and was Assistant Professor at UWO, and worked with Fanshawe College to prepare the first Community Nursing curriculum for RNs and RPNs. Her past community involvement also includes Chair and Director on the Thames Valley District Health Council, and member on the Trillium Foundation.
Previously the Chair of the Board of the CCAC for Huron as part of the co-managed Huron and Perth CCAC. He came to Clinton to set up the children’s mental health facility as CEO of the Huron-Perth Centres for Children and Youth. Before coming to Huron County he was Chief of the Learning Clinic for the Etobicoke Board of Education, then on loan to York University to assist in setting up the new Faculty of Education programs.
Dr. Claude P. Lanfranconi
Board Treasurer, from London, B.Comm Loyola (Concordia), M.B.A. McMaster, Ph.D. University of Western Ontario, was a member of both the Ontario Institute of Chartered Accountants and the Quebec Ordre of Chartered Accountants. He was also on the board of CCAC of London and Middlesex serving as Treasurer. He is currently a Professor Emeritus University of Western Ontario after teaching for more than twenty-five years at the Richard Ivey School of Business. His academic interests, teaching, research and publications were in the field of accounting, in
particular in the area of corporate financial reporting. While at the Richard Ivey School of Business he also taught on and directed various executive education programs. He has been actively involved in various community services in London.
Served as Board Secretary from September 2008 to June 2012. From London, has spent her career in medical research within the Neurosciences and has held positions with the Mayo Clinic, Robarts Research Institute, UWO Department of Clinical Neurological Sciences, and UWO Department of Family Medicine. Her past community involvement includes volunteering in varied positions through her church, a member of the May Court Club of London, and as Chairperson of the Central Volunteer Bureau.
From Stratford, has spent his career in education as a secondary school Business Studies teacher, Director of Business Studies, Business Studies Co-Ordinator, Vice-Principal, and Manager of Computer Services for the Perth County Board of Education and its successor, Avon Maitland District School Board. Andy is presently a Senator of the Stratford Shakespeare Festival and Vice-President and Property Chair for The Discovery Centre. Past community involvement includes serving as: Governor of the Stratford Shakespeare Festival on the Audit, Nominating, Hospitality and Capital Campaign Committees and chairing the Continuity and Property Committees; Chair of the Mayor’s Committee for the Administration of Justice; board member of Stratford District Volunteers in Corrections; board member of Optimism Place (battered women’s shelter); and President of Stratford Friends of the Festival. Although not a member of the Stratford Kiwanis Club, he received their highest recognition – the Mel Osborne Fellow.