Community Care Durham is governed by dedicated, community-minded volunteers with a passion for service to the community. Among many important roles, the Board sets the strategic direction of the organization, empowering staff to carry out the Mission and the day to day operations.
Community Care Durham 2020 – 2021
Board of Directors
Wendy Marks, President – Elected in 2012
Wendy is a Registered Respiratory Therapist who previously worked in hospital before discovering the love of community health care. She provides home respiratory care to keep people in their homes and out of hospital. Wendy’s personal values align directly with CCD’s Mission, Vision and Values. She has a strong belief in the work done daily at CCD and understands the importance of keeping people in their community. Wendy lives in Solina with her family and 2 dogs; loves to be outside and to work in her garden.
Keith Tournay, Past President – Elected in 2008
Keith has spent most of his career as a manager in children’s mental health services. He is a graduate of Mohawk College and Wilfrid Laurier University. He served on the CYW Advisory Board at Mohawk College for 18 years; Participation House of Waterloo Region for 10 years; was an originating board member for the CCAC of Waterloo Region for five years; and as Past President, has served on the Board of CCD for 12 years. Keith and his wife, Rhonda, are busy raising their two children and Great Dane in Ajax.
Jennifer Cree, Director – Elected in 2007
Jennifer is long-time resident of Ajax. She worked in a community based agency for 18 years and now works with her husband as the bookkeeper of their magazine company. Jennifer finds time to volunteer at her church and in the community. Jennifer has been actively involved on the committee for the Community Care Durham Walk for Mental Health and has held numerous positions on the board. Jennifer enjoys scrap booking, crafts, and gardening. She and her husband have three children.
Marsha Ely, Director – Elected in 2004
Marsha has 30+ years of Community Health Care experience. Her professional background is nursing. She has had the opportunity to work with numerous different community and cross sector health care teams, primarily developing and leading Client centred quality improvement projects. Moving to the cottage on Lake Simcoe 16 years ago, provided her with the balance of living next to nature while continuing to work in the health care field in Toronto. Having now left the workforce, Marsha enjoys observing nature, gardening, travelling and spending time with friends and grandchildren.
Charlotte Empringham, Director – Elected in 2006
Charlotte retired from teaching and school administration in Toronto in 2000, after 35 years with the Toronto Board of Education/Toronto District School Board. Two years of short-term contract work in Toronto was followed by a permanent move to Beaverton where she had summered since infancy. She soon became involved with Community Care Durham as a member of the Brock Local Advisory Committee. She is a Warden and Lay Reader in her church and recipient of the Order of the Diocese of Toronto. She volunteers at Lakeview Manor, acts and directs with the Beaverton Town Hall Players, loves to play Bridge, golf and Lawn Bowling and is happy to speak for “We the North” as a representative from Brock in the Community Care Durham Board of Directors.
Lisa McCoy, Director – Elected in 2020
Lisa, a long-time resident of Durham Region, began her career in the charitable sector nearly 30 years ago. Throughout that time, she has held various senior leadership positions with several prominent, nationwide organizations. Over the years, she has provided strategic oversight to fundraising, event operations, government relations, volunteer engagement, programs and services.
May Moore, Director – Elected in 2020
May, a Whitby resident, is a communications professional with more than 20 years of experience in the broadcasting and communications industry. She has expertise in strategic communication planning and implementation, media relations, issues and crisis management and executive-level communication support and counsel. Following a career as a broadcast journalist for several local media outlets, Moore managed communications for large GTA school boards.
Katelyn Ostropolec, Director – Elected in 2020
Katelyn is a former Community Care Durham Friendly Visitor and a member in good standing of the Bar of Ontario. She is an experienced litigator, having worked as legal counsel in child welfare law for approximately five years. She graduated with distinction from the University of Windsor and the University of Ottawa.
David Sudbury, Director – Elected in 2020
David is a long time resident of Ajax and a retired business executive. He was formerly the CEO of Securefact Inc., a compliance software company and previously held executive positions with Honda Canada and Honda Canada Finance, where he worked for 30 years. Sudbury has held several Board Director roles, notably with the Central East Local Health Integration Network where he served as Vice-Chair. He is a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors and the Financial Executives Institute. Sudbury will also chair the new Finance, Audit and Risk Committee of the Board.