Waypoint welcomes two new members to the Board of Directors

Waypoint Centre for Mental Health Care is pleased to announce the addition of two new members to its Board of Directors.

The hospital welcomes Jill Tettmann, President and CEO of the YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka, and Morana Bakula, Executive Vice President, Design & Experience Management at Bond Brand Loyalty to serve on the board. The new members were mentioned at the hospital’s Annual Report to the Community on June 10, and approved by Catholic Health Sponsors of Ontario.

With Waypoint’s new President and CEO Dr. Nadiya Sunderji beginning in her new role on June 13, these new members join the hospital at an exciting time as we look to the future.

“I am thrilled to be moving into my new role alongside these new board members, who are joining an outstanding group of people committed to improving mental health care in our region and across the province,” said Dr. Nadiya Sunderji, Waypoint President and CEO. “Jill and Morana bring years of experience in their respective fields, which will enrich and strengthen our team. Having a solid and dedicated board is especially important we navigate our recovery from the pandemic and the transformation of our healthcare system. We are so grateful for all of our board members who donate their time and energy to advancing understanding and improving lives.

The board has also elected Ernest Vaillancourt as chair, after having served as vice-chair since June 2020. He is joined by Steve Parry who was elected as vice-chair, and Dr. Howard Barbaree who has served as vice-chair since June 2020.

The hospital extends its thanks and appreciation to Betty Valentine for her years of commitment and hard work as Board Chair. While Betty has stepped down from her executive role, she will continue her tireless work for Waypoint as a director.

“I am honoured to be elected as chair and to be working with such an incredible group of directors to lead Waypoint into the future,” said Ernest Vaillancourt, board chair. “With such tremendous wealth of skill, experience, knowledge and expertise across the entire hospital, we will no doubt do great things together.”

The June Annual Report to the Community also presented an opportunity for the hospital to share highlights of last year, and say farewell to former president and CEO Carol Lambie, who retired after 35 years of dedicated and accomplished service to the healthcare sector. The hospital has released its Annual Report for 2021/2022 and it can be found here: www.waypointcentre.ca/about_us/annual_report.

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