South West LHIN welcomes new Board member

NEWS
November 14, 2016
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

London, ON – Jeff Low, Board Chair of the South West Local Health Integration Network (LHIN), is pleased to announce the appointment of Glenn Forrest to the Board of Directors. The three-year appointment was made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council and endorsed by the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, the Honourable Doctor Eric Hoskins on November 2, 2016.

Glenn is from London and brings to the South West LHIN a strong background of cultural and spiritual practice with close to 30 years of experience supporting individuals and communities in working to break down barriers related to health equity and inclusion. 

Glenn was the Senior Administrative Officer for Six Nations of the Grand River and over 21 years he held positions in a wide range of areas including health services, finance, as well as youth counselling, programs and services. He also has experience working for the inclusion of persons with developmental disabilities; overseeing a men’s shelter offering emergency shelter and supportive housing; as well as supporting youth through counselling, drop-in groups and community youth groups. 

Glenn is an Oneida band member of Six Nations of the Grand River and is currently the Director of Operations for Munsee-Delaware Nation. 

QUOTES

“We are pleased to have Glenn appointed to our board, his experience has clearly shown his ongoing commitment and passion for health equity. Glenn’s perspective is invaluable as we continue to focus on providing care that is equitable, culturally safe and accessible for all people across our geography.” – Jeff Low, Board Chair, South West LHIN

“I am pleased to have been selected for the appointment and I am excited to be working with my fellow Board Directors to achieve better health outcomes and addressing the barriers that are often experienced by certain populations.” – Glenn Forrest, Director, South West LHIN

QUICK FACTS

This appointment brings the Board to eight directors, one short of its full complement of nine. Recruitment is currently underway to fill this vacancy.

Directors are appointed by Order-In-Council for a term of one to three years, subject to a two-term maximum.

Board members are selected through a skills-based process. All candidates are assessed based on their skills and abilities and the needs of the LHIN Board. Directors must possess relevant expertise, experience, leadership skills and have an understanding of local health issues and priorities.

Board members represent the entire LHIN geography however, they also bring sound knowledge of the needs in their specific communities.

The Board of Directors is accountable, through the Chair, to the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care for the LHIN’s use of public funds and for its results in terms of goals and performance of the local health system.

More information about the South West LHIN including a complete listing of Board Members and a schedule of future board meetings can be found at southwestlhin.on.ca. Find us on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter.

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