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About the Board

MEET OUR BOARD of directors

Executive Board Members

Directors at Large

 

MEET OUR Resource members

  • City of Windsor
    • Andrew Daher, Executive Director of Employment & Social Services
    • Jelena Payne, Community Development and Health Commissioner and Corporate Leader Social Development and Health
  • Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges & Universities (Windsor office)
    • Saranisha Croos, Employment and Training Consultant
    • Nadine Crumb, Service Delivery Coordinator
    • Jennie Thornton, Service Delivery Manager
  • YMCA of Southwestern Ontario (Windsor Learning Centre)
    • Hugo Vega, Regional Manager of Settlement & Integration Services

 

Board Composition

The Board of Directors for Workforce WindsorEssex is comprised of 11 voting board members who are representative of the various sectors of the economy and in Windsor and Essex County. The board values diversity in its members and their individual opinions; however, the board governs by a majority. The board is supported by the executive, the executive and governance committees as well as resource members.

 

Executive Board Members

The board’s executive is comprised of the following officer positions: President (chairperson), Secretary (vice-chairperson) and Treasurer. The President, the Treasurer and the Executive Director have signing authority.

 

Ex-Officio Members

The Chief Executive Officer is a non-voting ex-officio member of the board and acts as the corporate secretary. The Chief Executive Officer is the only employee of the organization who reports to the board, acting as a board. All other employees of Workforce WindsorEssex report to a supervisor or the Chief Executive Officer directly. The Chief Executive Officer may participate fully in the in-camera discussions of the board, unless he/she is conflicted.

 

Resource Members

Resource members are representatives of funding organizations. They are invited to attend at least two meetings per year including the Annual General Meeting in June as well the December meeting to get updates on our projects and provide additional guidance to the Board during deliberations. Resource members are encouraged to participate in meetings of the board, but they do not have voting rights.

 

Board Meeting Schedule

Board meetings occur monthly on the second Thursday of the month beginning at 5 pm.

 

board member terms

Members of the board can serve a maximum of two consecutive, three-year terms. Currently, the board is comprised of 11 members. Currently, the only board vacancy is reserved for a candidate with an accounting background. If that’s you, please contact the Board Chair with your interest.

 

CODE OF CONDUCT

The Board commits itself and its members to ethical and businesslike conduct. This includes proper use of authority and appropriate decorum when acting as Board members.

 

articles of incorporation & BYLAWS

ARTICLES OF INCORPORATION

The Board was incorporated as Workforce Development Board Windsor Essex, a non-profit organization under the Ontario Corporations Act, on March 14, 2008, and given Ontario Corporation Number 1762309.

BY-LAW Number  1