Chatham-Kent Health Alliance Announces New Board Member

CHATHAM-KENT: July 20, 2018 - Chatham-Kent Health Alliance (CKHA) is pleased to announce the final member to join CKHA's inaugural Board of Directors. Elected at CKHA's Annual Meeting on June 28, 2018, Alan Wildeman will assume his post at the next Board meeting this September. 

"Mr. Wildeman is an ideal complement to CKHA's skills-based Board appointed earlier this year," says Greg Aarssen, Chair, CKHA Board of Directors. "The culmination of his years as an executive lead, as well as his academic pursuits and committee memberships, are well suited to a position on CKHA's Board and speak to the high-caliber Board Members CKHA continues to recruit."

Wildeman was born and raised in rural Saskatchewan and has spent more than 30 years in Southwestern Ontario. He recently retired from his post as President and Vice-Chancellor at the University of Windsor, where he guided the University through a major capital and academic renewal plan including the development of new campus locations in the city centre. Wildeman also served as the Vice-President of Research at the University of Guelph, where he was engaged for many years in a variety of roles in teaching and research. Following his doctoral work, Wildeman earned a NATO Fellowship, which allowed him to work in Strasbourg, France where he conducted research on tumor-causing viruses. He holds a Bachelor of Science and Masters of Science from the University of Saskatchewan and a Ph.D. in Genetics from the University of Guelph. Wildeman has extensive experience serving on provincial and national advisory committees and continually works to create stronger ties between communities and businesses. 

"Wildeman joins an exceptional board with members committed to guiding CKHA in accordance with our Mission, Vision and Values," says Aarssen. 

In February, CKHA announced its Board of Directors, the final step in the move to a new hospital corporation governing both the Chatham and Wallaceburg hospital sites. Wildeman joins eleven other elected directors. For more information on CKHA's Board Members please visit, All biographies are posted under "Governance." 


About CKHA 

Chatham-Kent Health Alliance (CKHA) is a 200+ bed community hospital, equipped with state-of-the-art facilities and technologies. Formed in 1998, CKHA is committed to core service excellence, top-flight operational performance and to becoming a facility of choice in Southwestern Ontario. With sites in Chatham and Wallaceburg, CKHA is comprised of approximately 1,360 compassionate staff, 178 physicians and 300 volunteers who serve the medical needs of 102,000 residents in the Municipality of Chatham-Kent. CKHA is designated a schedule one facility under the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care and cares for tens of thousands of inpatients, outpatients and emergency patients annually. For more information, click here to read CKHA's Fast Facts.

For more information, please contact:

Katherine Stinson
Communications Specialist
Chatham-Kent Health Alliance
519.352.6400 x 5326

kstinson [at] ckha [dot] on [dot] ca

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