City of Kawartha Lakes, July 18, 2016: At the recent Annual General Meeting of Kawartha Lakes Health Care Initiative (KLHCI), Dr. Sheila-Mae Young was elected President of the Board of Directors.
Dr. Young, recently retired from active family medicine practice, has extensive experience in family medicine, succession planning, and governance. She currently sits on various Primary Care leadership and advisory boards, including being the Primary Care Lead for Haliburton County and City of Kawartha Lakes in the Central East LHIN. In addition, her many volunteer activities have helped her engage with individuals, communities and government on both a local and global platform.
The KLHCI Board of Directors has representation from throughout the City of Kawartha Lakes (CKL). There are currently representatives from Little Britain, Cameron, Woodville (2), Bobcaygeon (4), and Lindsay (2), along with two CKL councillors and one representative from the Ross Memorial Hospital. The board is interested in adding a representative from either the northern or southern portion of CKL. Being a member of KLHCI’s Board of Directors is an excellent opportunity to volunteer and be part of this vital component of our community health care, the recruitment and retention of family physicians. Presently, there is a need for 2-3 family physicians in CKL not including the upcoming retirements of a number of family physicians over the next few years. Please give consideration to being part of KLHCI.
“Having the assistance of KLHCI leading up to my retirement, solidified my belief in the importance of this group. One of my main goals as incoming President is to have the KLHCI Board of Directors at the full complement of 14 members,” states Dr. Young.
KLHCI is a non-profit, charitable organization whose mandate is to recruit and retain family physicians for the City of Kawartha Lakes. Anyone wishing to be part of this community effort by either volunteering or donating financially to support the ongoing recruitment and retention programs should contact Cindy Snider, Recruitment & Retention Coordinator at 705-328-6098 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit the KLHCI website at www.kawarthalakesdoctors.org.