The Board of Directors is the ultimate decision maker in Black Creek Community Health Centre (BCCHC). It has to ensure that the organization is operated competently and in accordance with directions set by the Board. It serves in a trustee role on behalf of the community. It is comprised of 10 directors. The majority of the Board shall be community members.

Black Creek Community Health Centre (BCCHC) Board of Directors recognizes that its key responsibility is leadership for the Centre. The governance model must take into account changing conditions and must consider changes in legislation, political change, the feedback from community engagement, understanding board/staff roles, efficient meeting process, and the role of committees and working groups.

Role of the Board

The job of the Board is to lead the Centre toward the achievement of its goals. The Board’s contributions are unique to its trusteeship role and necessary for proper governance and Board self-management.

Consequently, the Board shall provide:

  • The link between the health centre and its community;
  • Written governing policies which, at the broadest levels, address: strategic directions, governance processes, executive limitations, and Board-Executive Director relationship;
  • Leadership in advocating for change to enhance well-being, health, and social justice;
  • Maintenance of a current membership list for the BCCHC.


BCCHC 2018-2019  Board Members:

Nicola Holness - Board Chair

Olasunkanmi Adegoke - Vice Chair

Jerico Espinas - Treasurer

Lianne McLean - Secretary

Elaine Ewers-Baptiste - Board Director

Jennifer Hall - Board Director

Danae Peart - Board Director, Past Chair

Beryl Pilkington - Board Director

Dawn E. Smith - Board Director

Emile Wickham - Board Director