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

Darren Canniff, Mayor, Municipality of Chatham-Kent

Value Added Agriculture

Jacques Tetrault, President, Christian Farmers Association of CK


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

Katie Zimmer-Vilaranda, Partner, Forward Media

Health Care

Ron Coristine, Executive Director, Community Living CK

First Nations

Summer Sands-Macbeth, Manager, Walpole Island First Nation Employment and Training


Chris June, BMO



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