We are a Canadian registered charity with 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 an organization towards a sustainable future by adopting sound, ethical, legal governance, and financial management policies, as well as by making sure their nonprofit has adequate resources to advance its mission.
We are fortunate to have so many skilled and caring individuals who serve as our Board Members. This month we will feature comments from our new Board President, Beth Jackman Steinmiller. She began serving on our Board in October 2017.
Why is Beth so committed to Community Care Peterborough?
“For the past 15 months, Community Care Peterborough has shown its strength and resilience to change when every day there was new information about a threat to our health and well-being,” said Beth Steinmiller. “The management team at Community Care with the unwavering support of staff and volunteers and the commitment from the Board of Directors to fulfill our mission and vision has shown this agency is a powerhouse of support and service to the community.”
On June 24th, 2021, Beth Steinmiller was officially elected as the new President of the Community Care Peterborough’s Board of Directors at the Annual Members Meeting.
“As I begin my term as chair, I am picking up where Sue Wood-Bohm is ending as the current chair. We have a new Strategic Plan which builds on the accomplishments of the past, new knowledge that the present world has revealed and a sense of excitement to move forward,” added Steinmiller.
Why Community Care Peterborough is so important to the community?
“The pandemic experience confirms that isolation is a threat to health – mental/emotional and physical. With public health direction to “lockdown”, stay home orders and only go out for essential purchases, one quickly became “frozen” and afraid to move,” said Steinmiller. “Community Care did not stop. Very few programs were suspended, only a few personal care services, such as foot care and face-to-face exercise classes. Keeping in touch, finding alternative ways to support our clients, creating new programs to meet the needs that empower those who want to continue to live in the community were accomplished by the staff and the volunteers.”
The future is bright for Community Care Peterborough.
“As we move towards a “post-pandemic” future, it is my privilege to assume the chair of the board and with the Board of Directors, staff and volunteers continue to carry out our mission and take our new strategic plan forward. Stay tuned as we are not staying still!” added Steinmiller.
For more information about Community Care Peterborough’s governance and board members, please visit https://www.commcareptbo.org/about%20us/Board%20Members.