Waypoint broadens board membership regionally and provincially
Waypoint broadens board membership regionally and provincially
Posted on 07/14/2015
Waypoint Centre for Mental Health Care has welcomed three new board members helping to further broaden Waypoint’s volunteer governance leadership in the region and province.
“Following an extensive recruitment process, we are very pleased to welcome our new members,” noted Waypoint President and CEO Carol Lambie. “Since 2008 when we became a public hospital, we have been fortunate to have a dedicated board who bring a wealth of experience. These new members enhance our capacity to reach out further in the region and province where so many of the patients we serve are from.”
New board member Adam Chambers grew up in Midland and is now the Director of Strategy at Great-West Life Assurance Company in Toronto. A lawyer by trade, he has also worked as a director of policy to the Minister of Finance and was part of the important conversations that created the Mental Health Commission of Canada. Adam is a graduate of the Faculty of Law and Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario.
Jennifer Rodgers brings more than 20 years of health care expertise to the Waypoint board. She is the Patient Safety Improvement Lead at the Canadian Patient Safety Institute and also worked as the Director of Patient Safety, Quality and Risk Management at RVH in Barrie. Jennifer has a Masters of Social Work from Sir Wilfred Laurier University, and Masters of Health Administration from the University of Toronto.  
Christa Wessel’s experience as the Chief Human Resources and Legal Officer at McCain Foods further broadens the board’s skills. She is accountable for enterprise-wide corporate governance and international business practices, has a B.A. in Economics from York University and a Bachelor of Law Degree from the University of Ottawa. Christa’s expertise includes governance, stakeholder engagement, ethics, health policy and strategic planning.

“Waypoint is very focused on governance best practices and the results of our board recruitment process are further rounding out the skills and experience on the board,” said Betty Valentine, Chair of the Waypoint Board. “We are so fortunate that Adam, Jennifer and Christa have agreed to join the board. The public can be assured that with their governance leadership, along with the current board members, Waypoint is well positioned to meet our governance needs, now and in the future.”

The appointment of the new board members was approved at Waypoint’s Annual General Meeting in June. The hospital’s Annual Report was also presented and is available on our website.

To view the biographies of these and all Waypoint Board members, please visit our Board of Directors page.