28 Sep 2021-2022 Board of Directors & How to Get Involved with CHNIG

Dear Nursing Colleague,

As community health nurses, you have gone above and beyond to support the enduring COVID-19 response. In times of uncertainty, you have all been resilient and ready to answer the call. Thank you for all that you have been doing over the last 19+ months for our community in the efforts of keeping everyone safe!    

We also thank you for your continued support of CHNIG! 

At this time, we would like to announce our CHNIG Board of Directors for 2021-2022:

President – Susan Tam

President-Elect – Mathew McGuigan

Treasurer – Suzana Tavares

Secretary – Vacant

Member Benefits – Vacant

Governance – Cindy Baker-Barill

Research, Education and Professional Development Co-Leads – Emily Belita and Vacant

Professional Practice (Home Health) – Mary Aubin Cadet

Professional Practice (Public Health) – Kathryn Cuthbertson

Communications: Website – Janet Leung

Communications: Social Media – Poonam Sharma

Ontario Public Health Association (OPHA) Liaison – Kerrianne Thompson

Policy and Political Action – Felicia Kontopidis

Student Representatives – Ava Meade and Christine Gatsby

We will continue to act as a voice for community health nurses (CHNs), influence health and social policy, build capacity and leadership among CHNs, strengthen the profile of CHNs, and engage with our RN and student members throughout the year. 

If you are looking for an energizing experience to broaden your knowledge of nursing and health policy, improve your advocacy skills, expand your network within your professional association, and enhance your leadership skills, then we encourage you to consider joining a CHNIG committee:

·        Policy and Political Action Committee

·        Professional Practice Committee

·        Research, Education, and Professional Development Committee

·        Student Affiliate Committee

We are always open to membership feedback. Please feel free to reach out to us at communications@chnig.org with your questions, suggestions, or your interest in participating in a CHNIG committee. We hope that you will take advantage of these opportunities to learn, share, and connect with your CHN colleagues.