The Chatham-Kent Workforce Planning board is made up of  representatives of the various sectors of the economy in Chatham-Kent as well as post-secondary education.

Board Members

Municipal Council

Randy Hope, Mayor Chatham-Kent


JJ Davis, O&M Manager – Ontario and West Coast, Kruger Energy

Advanced Manufacturing

Shari Blackburn, Human Resources Manager, Barry Callebaut Canada


Mike Byrne, National Representative, Unifor


Rick Bodnaruk, Owner, Duchess of Wellington

Local Post Secondary Training Institutions

Mark Benoit, Chair School of Academic Studies, St. Clair College

Community Services/Representatives

Ralph Roels, Chatham-Kent Accessibility Committee

Information Exchange

Terry Johnson, CEO, Inklyo; Partner, Fyfield Capital

Katie Zimmer-Vilaranda, Partner, Forward Media


Ron Coristine, Executive Director, Community Living CK

Chamber of Commerce

Cecily Coppola , Chair, Chatham-Kent Chamber of Commerce


Chris June, BMO



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