Blenheim Medical Health Foundation Board Members

Andrew Lanz O'Brien

Dr. Lanz O'Brien has a large, growing practice at the Chatham Kent Family Health Team, in Blenheim. He  believes that change is needed in the Canadian healthcare system and that effective change starts right here at home. As a founding member with a vision for a brighter healthcare future in South Kent, he provides medical insight and works with the Blenheim Medical Health Foundation to bring this vision into reality.

Cathy Smith

Cathy lives in Blenheim and works for Waste Connections of Canada. She manages large projects for WCC, including the new renewable natural gas facility currently being constructed at the Ridge Landfill. She has grown very fond of the community and is now committed to bring her expertise in project management and communications in a volunteer capacity to the Blenheim Medical Health Foundation.

Shantel Cardoso

Shantel was born and raised in Blenheim with her first job starting at IDA in Blenheim as a student. Later pursued a career as a registered practical nurse. She has worked within primary care 13 years and see how stressed this sector is and wanting to help give back to her hometown.

Ed O'Brien

For over 30+ years, Ed has been volunteering in the Blenheim area. He is proud to work with this engaging group of people to help bring the future of healthcare to South Kent communities.

Emily Stirling

Currently a Medical Receptionist with the Chatham Kent Family Health Team, Emily was born and raised in the Blenheim area. She joined the CKFHT in December 2013 and is based at the Blenheim site. With her heart and soul in the medical profession, she wants nothing more than to be able to help provide the best patient-centered care for her hometown.

Jeanette Steen

A third generation resident of Blenheim, Jeanette pursued her education in horticulture, landscape and floral design before becoming the owner of Lasting Memories Flowers. Her creativity has been of great assistance in her family's developments around the community. Being a lO+ year cancer survivor, she has seen the stress we have in our healthcare and the need for doctor recruitment. She's excited to be involved in this amazing development, right here in her ever growing hometown.

Dave Phillps

Owner of Pro Cargo Van and Truck Accessories, Dave is enthusiastic about bringing his significant experience in facility start-up, construction and project management to the team to help bring the vision of the Health Hub to a reality.

Christine Muckle

A CPA, Christine has lived in Blenheim most of her life. She has an accounting practice in Blenheim and has volunteered for many charitable and non-profit organizations. Christine has a keen interest in helping to develop a healthcare facility in South Kent.

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