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Board Members

Our Board of Directors is a volunteer board that serves as the authoritative link between the operational organization and you, the people that the organization serves.

The Board oversees the organization using a Governance Model and written governance policies within the broad categories of:

  • Ends
  • Executive Limitations
  • Governance Process
  • Board-Management Delegation

Responsibility for the organization’s operations is delegated to the CEO, who reports to the Board of Directors.  The performance of the CEO is reviewed annually.


Joining the Board

For more information on joining our Board of Directors please contact Michele Swanson, Executive Assistant at 905-827-8800 x2011.

Prospective board members are asked to provide a cover letter outlining their interest in joining the board, along with a resume. If there are open board positions, and the candidate and their skills match current board needs, the candidate will be interviewed by the Board Chair, Governance Committee Chair and CEO. Successful candidates will recommended to the board for membership via motion at the next board meeting.

New board members are provided with a formal orientation to the organization.


Board Sub Committees

The board has created the following standing sub committees:

  • Finance
  • Governance
  • Pension & Benefits
  • Quality & Risk


Board Members

To contact one of our board members, please contact Michele Swanson, Executive Assistant at 905-827-8800 x2011.

Lynn Johnston


Appointed to the Board: 2014
Lynn is a registered nurse, retired from a career in hospital management.  She recently relocated to Burlington and wants to continue contributing to the improvement of health care in her community.  She has previously been both a volunteer and leader on two health related boards during large, successful fund raising campaigns.  She has volunteered for Seniors Day Programs since her retirement and presently enjoys volunteering at the Acclaim Health Adult Day Program in Burlington.

Cindy Heinz

Vice Chair, Chair of the Governance Committee

Appointed to the Board: 2015
Cindy is a senior legal counsel with 20 years of experience and extensive accomplishments as both a Partner in a large international firm in Toronto and as In-House Counsel. During her career she has had accountability for a broad range of legal matters including private mergers and acquisitions, corporate commercial law, contract drafting and negotiation, civil litigation and employment law. She spent nine years on the Board of Directors of a large community hospital and was a member of various Research Ethics Board.  Currently, she co-leads and facilitates the Advanced Corporate Governance Course for Ontario hospital boards of directors offered by the Governance Centre of Excellence of the Ontario Hospital Association.

Chad Murray

Secretary, Chair of the Pension & Benefits Committee

Appointed to the Board: 2018
Chad brings his extensive leadership experience in retail sales and marketing to his work on the board.  He is currently President of Chad Murray Sales and Marketing Inc. offering sales management and strategic consulting services to small and start up companies in the retail sector.  Prior to moving to Oakville, he served as a board member for the St. Thomas and District Chamber of Commerce, the St. Thomas Economic Development Corporation, and the Flamborough Chamber of Commerce.  Always a committed community champion, he was Chair of the United Way of St. Thomas campaign cabinet for two years, and served on their board for six.

Charles (Chuck) Havill

Treasurer, Chair of the Finance Committee

Appointed to the Board: 2020
Chuck lived in his native Oakville and worked with a number of public accounting firms until striking out on his own with two staff members in 1995. He has recently retired from his practice in Oakville after dealing with audit, accounting and tax for his various clients. Prior to 1995 and during the years of his practice, Chuck was on the executive/board of The Oakville Children’s Choir, the Oakville Red Cross, Halton’s Women’s Place, The Oakville Players, The Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts, Appleby College and The Oakville Chamber Orchestra to name a few. He was also on an advisory board for the business school at Sheridan College and Treasurer at St. Judes Church. He is currently Treasurer of the Oakville Community Foundation.

Michael David Marco

Past Chair

Appointed to the Board: 2013
Michael is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA/CMA) and completed the Institute of Corporate Directors designation (ICD.D) in 2016. Michael has over 30 years of experience, including executive positions at Royal Bank, Aviva Canada, Intact, The Co-operators, Allianz Global Assistance and Livingston International. He is currently VP Finance & Technology at Fred Victor Centre. Michael completed his MBA at Concordia University and holds a CRMA (Certificate in Risk Management Assurance) designation. He is also a session leader training the next generation of accountants with CPA Ontario. Michael has held a number of different community volunteer positions in Oakville, including several roles on the Board of Shaarei-Beth El Congregation, coaching soccer and scout leader.

Laurie MacNab

Appointed to the Board: 2002
Laurie’s interests in fund development, marketing and volunteering have benefited the community as well as Acclaim Health. She is a member of the Allendale Long Term Care Family Council, Past President of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 136, serves on the Milton Canada Day Committee, acts as a volunteer liaison between Veterans and Veterans Affairs Canada, participates in Fundraising and Special Events at the Milton District Hospital and Dundurn Castle in Hamilton. She recently retired from a busy national sales and marketing career.

Stuart Du Kamp

Chair of the Quality & Risk Committee

Appointed to the Board: 2017
Stuart is a Quality Assurance professional with over 30 years of experience within the pharmaceutical industry. After spending his formative years in the UK, Stuart immigrated to Canada in 1997, and had held a series of Senior Quality Management roles with companies spanning the pharmaceutical spectrum.  Throughout his career Stuart has sought out opportunities that would not only expose him to a diverse range of experiences, but also allow him to apply his core quality philosophies across a wide range of platforms. Stuart is very excited about the opportunity to leverage his extensive experience within pharmaceutical manufacturing to the challenging arena of health care delivery, and in doing so, improve the patient experience.

Joanna Matthews

Appointed to the Board: 2019
Joanna Matthews (pronouns she/her) is a seasoned public administrator who graduated from York University with a degree in Public Administration. A long-time resident of Halton Hills, Joanna has 18 years of direct senior level non-profit management experience in Halton Region. Areas of service have included mental health & addictions, supportive housing, community-based programs & services for newcomers. She currently holds the position of the VP of Strategic Development for Reach Out Centre for Kids (ROCK) a charitable organization providing mental health and community supports for children, youth and families in Halton Region.

Philippe Visintini

Appointed to the Board: 2019
Philippe has retired from a 40+ year career in the Wealth Management, Banking, Finance and Technology industries, where he assumed executive roles for the last 25 years.  He hopes to bring his business expertise to the Board Table  to contribute to the growth and continued success of Acclaim Health in the community.

Maureen McCallister

Appointed to the Board: 2019
Maureen retired from the Ontario Government after 30 years which included the last 15 years with the Ministry of Health long-term care sector as Senior Financial Analyst and Program Supervisor. After retirement, Maureen volunteered with a community agency serving seniors, adults with disabilities and children and families in the Region of Halton & Mississauga. Maureen also served as Treasurer, Vice Chair and Chair on the Board of Directors for Links2Care. Once her term of office expired, she wanted to continue serving the community and is pleased to join Acclaim Health’s board.

Mario Velez

Appointed to the Board: 2020
Mario is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA/CMA), originally graduated as a Civil Engineer in Colombia with further degrees as MBA and MS International Business in the US. With 30 years of experience, has spent the last 14 years as a Director of Shared Services for Bimbo Bakeries USA, a division of Grupo Bimbo, global leader in the baking industry. Former treasurer for S.E.N.A.C.A. Seniors day program Halton Inc. until their amalgamation with Acclaim Health as of March 31, 2020.

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