Brant County Health Unit
welcomes four new members to Board of Health
July 9, 2020
BRANTFORD, ON – The Brant County Health Unit (BCHU)
has added four new members to its Board of Health (BOH).
The members include Susan Brown (Provincial Appointee) who
will act as the BOH’s Vice-Chair, County of Brant Mayor David Bailey (County
Council Appointee), Mario Colombo (Provincial Appointee) and Joy O’Donnell
Councillor John Bell (County Council Appointee) will move
into the role of BOH Chair.
“I’d like to thank our departing BOH members for their
commitment to their roles and assisting to support the needs of our community,”
said Bell. “I am excited to work with our new members and continue to build on
our ongoing efforts to improve the health and well-being of our residents.”
Susan Brown has been a long-time board member, committee
member and was the Past Chair of Enterprise Brant. She has also served on
numerous local boards and committees, including the Rotary Club of Brantford
Sunrise and the Why Not Youth Centre Capital Fundraising Committee.
David Bailey was elected as County of Brant Mayor in 2018. A
lifelong resident of the County, Mayor Bailey has been in engaged in civic
leadership for over 25 years.
Mario Colombo has been on the Brant Community Healthcare
System (BCHS) Foundation Board and Committees over 10 years. He currently
chairs the BCHS Foundation Board of Directors.
Joy O’Donnell served on the Grand River Conservation
Foundation Board for 11 years and worked as Chair in 2015 and 2016. She has
also served as President of the Rotary Club of Cambridge North and acted as a
board member for the Brantford-Brant Chamber of Commerce.
In Ontario, each health unit is governed by a Board of
Health in accordance with the Health Protection and Promotion Act.
BCHU’s Board of Health is made up of two representatives
from the County of Brant, three representatives from the City of Brantford, and
up to four representatives appointed by the Province of Ontario.