Community Care is a Canadian registered charity and has a volunteer-based Board of Directors that is legally responsible for the governance of our organization. Within that mandate, our board develops, implements, and monitors policies that allow our organization to carry out its work.
Board members are also the fiduciaries who steer the organization towards a sustainable future by adopting sound, ethical, and legal governance and financial management policies, as well as by making sure the nonprofit has adequate resources to advance its mission.
Susan Wood-Bohm has a BSc (Agr) from the University of Guelph, an MSc (Biology) from Queen’s University, and also a Ph.D. (Molecular Genetics) from Queen’s University.
Recently retired, she has held positions as a Director of Research at Queen’s University, the Executive Director, Alberta Innovates, a Regional Director, United Nations Sustainable Development Network, and a Co-chair, Investment Management Committee, Bio Industrial Innovation Canada.
“I have been fortunate to enjoy a career that has spanned “the four realms” of business, academia, government, and the United Nations – focused on addressing particularly challenging global issues such as climate change, and food safety and security,” said Susan Wood – Bohm. “My work has included teaching, strategic planning, analysis and recommendations, and negotiation."
One of the most important responsibilities of our Board is to hire an Executive Director to run the day-to-day management activities of Community Care. Our Executive Director then recruits their management team to assist them with the day-to-day department operations.
Community Care's Management Team:
With this paid staff in place, rather than steer the boat by managing day-to-day operations, our board members focus on foresight, oversight, and insight.