Board of Directors

Open Board Meetings

Brock Community Health Centre (Brock CHC) invites members of the public to attend meetings of the Board of Directors.  The organization values a close working relationship with all stakeholders including the public and will conduct Board business in an open and transparent manner.  The Board may exercise its right to hold “in camera” or special meetings that will not be open to the public where it determines it is in the best interests of the organization to do so.

The agenda of the Board meeting will be distributed at each meeting.  Support material will only be provided to the Board of Directors.  In order to ensure sufficient space is available, individuals wishing to attend a Brock CHC Board meeting must give 24 hours notice to the Board secretary by calling 705-432-3322.  Attendees will be asked to identify themselves.  Individuals wishing to make a deputation must notify the Board secretary at least seven days in advance of the scheduled meeting.  Deputations will be limited to five minutes.  Members of the public may address the Board or ask questions of the Board only when permission is granted by the Board Chair.

Recording devices, videotaping and photography are prohibited.

Please click here to view Brock CHC Board of Directors meeting dates, times and locations for  August 2020 through to June 2021.


Community-Based Governance

John Grant is Chair of the Board.  He is a resident of Beaverton where he co-owns two businesses.  With a longstanding commitment to community service, he has served as a volunteer and leader for numerous organizations and service groups including:  Beaverton Thorah Health Centre Board of Directors; Brock Non-Profit Housing; Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 135; Kinsmen; Beaverton/Cannington Arthritis Society; Brock Board of Trade; Thorah Island Ratepayer’s Association; Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority; Beaver River Trail Committee; and more.  Mr. Grant is also the former Mayor of Brock Township.  Contact John Grant.

William Basztyk is Vice-Chair of the Board.  He is CEO/Chairman of 4UGO Inc. Management Group, CEO/President of Interpro Bioscience Inc., and Principal Designer with Kinetic Tech.  William is a retired professor with the Faculty of Business, George Brown College.  He holds several degrees in business, finance, bio-chemistry and 2 and 3 dimensional design and technology.  In addition, Dr. Basztyk was Hon. Consul for Canada and Head of Post, Consulate of Suriname.  He is currently a member of the Durham Energy From Waste-Waste Management Advisory Committee, the Committee of Adjustment for Brock Township and has been vice-president and director of the Brock Board of Trade.  He is a resident of Beaverton area.

Norm Wilson is Treasurer of the Board.  He was born and raised on a farm just north of Uxbridge.  For the past 15 years he and his wife have called their Sunderland hobby farm home.  After spending 17 years as a partner in a dairy farm operation, he has spent the last 27 years in sales and management in the automotive industry.  Having retired from his general manager position in 2017, he continues to work for Uxbridge Ford on a part-time basis and help his wife with their Sunderland business, The Dark Horse.  Norm has had experience serving on the Board of Trustees of an Uxbridge church and on the Ontario County Milk Producers committee.  He has been both a youth soccer coach and leader of a young men’s program.

Carol Metcalfe is Secretary of the Board.  She is currently employed by Tarion Warranty Corporation as a Director of Warranty Services, and has been with Tarion for 21 years in various capacities.  Carol has been involved in a number of charitable organizations including, but not limited to, Habitat for Humanity where she participated on a build in Toronto, several food banks and 100 Women Who Care, Brock Township.  She is keenly interested in becoming more involved in the community and finding a way to use her background and enthusiasm to help bring positive change to Brock Township and especially to the Brock Community Health Centre Board.  Carol is a resident of Cannington.

Brenda Stewart is Member at Large of the Board.  She is a lifetime resident of Brock Township.  Brenda has worked at Chimo Youth and Family Services for many years where she was supervisor of the girls’ residence and is currently Durham School Programs Supervisor.  She has been a member of the board of Women’s Resources in Lindsay, including being board chair for one year.  Brenda has volunteered with North Durham Hospice.  She lives in Beaverton and has been a strong advocate for community partnerships and making north Durham a better place to live.

Roger Clements is a resident of nearby City of Kawartha Lakes.  Prior to retiring, he operated his own consulting business for 37 years; and with his wife, owned and established a restaurant in Markham 20 years ago which their son now operates.  He also owned a retail tea shop in Markville Mall in the early 2000’s.  His volunteer experience includes his current role as a board member of the Kawartha Lakes Library Board, as well as chairing a community association, sitting on a variety of social service committees, chairing a youth shelter build, sitting on the Markham BIA board and being involved with many Markham Council committees.

Peter Elliott is former Vice-Principal at Brock High School and has extensive professional and volunteer experience with numerous educational, social service and community initiatives.  He is a resident of Cannington.

Alan Ely was born and raised in Toronto and spent all his summers at Cedarhurst Beach and is the 3rd of 5 generations to do so.  He and his wife, Marsha, moved to Beaverton full-time in 2003.  He was the 3rd generation proprietor of Ely Limited (1972 – 1997).  Among his volunteer commitments, Alan has served as chairperson of UNICEF Canada, VHA Home Healthcare and St. Andrew’s United Church (Beaverton).  His hobbies include singing and gardening.

Gene Laundrie has been a resident of Beaverton for thirty-nine years.  He has been a volunteer Board Member with Brain Injury Services Barrie for over twenty-five years.  As an accident survivor since 1987, Gene has a personal interest in helping others navigate the health and social services systems to get the help they need.

Negin M. Khorasani is a social entrepreneur, a consciousness activist, educator, and the co-founder of Be 8nfinite, a platform for transformative learning.  She holds a Master’s degree in architecture and is continuing her studies towards a Doctorate of Transpersonal Psychology.  She rejoices to inspire individuals and groups to get in touch with their inner being, meaning, wisdom, power, talents, and to discover their best ways of expression, their most effective roles in the world and to expand their consciousness.  Negin has been living in Beaverton since 2016.

Pat Shaw chose Beaverton as home in 2014 and quickly embraced volunteer opportunity with BYC (Building Youth Capacity) assisting in the annual “North Durham” high school business idea competitions and its social enterprise, The Cool Cow Ice Cream Shop.  Pat is on the board of the Rural Ontario Institute, where he is Chair of the Government Relations Committee.  He is cofounder of the Coding For Veterans initiative assisting military veterans across Canada prepare for second careers in the information economy using online, self-paced learning through collaboration with the University of Ottawa.  His business, amplifi – a public engagement and advocacy agency – is a software and services organization based in Beaverton.

Barton St-Denis has been a Brock resident since 2001 when he bought a farm dedicated to crops and meat goats.  He is a retired professor from Seneca College coordinating the Pharmaceutical Regulatory Affairs and Quality Operations programme.  He is the President of PharmTech Ltd., a consultancy dedicated to the pharmaceutical industry.  He has spent 40+ years working in executive research positions in the pharmaceutical industry while maintaining his Pharmacist licenses in 2 jurisdictions.  He is currently a member of the Beaverton Town Hall Players.  He has been involved in numerous community activities, including driving for both Community Care and the Canadian Cancer Society.  He is a member of the Royal Canadian Legion and lives in Beaverton.


Election to Brock CHC’s Board of Directors

Qualified members of Brock Community Health Centre are eligible to be considered for election to the Brock CHC Board of Directors at the Annual General Meeting.  If you are interested in being considered for election to the Brock CHC Board of Directors, please download, print and complete the Board Recruitment Questionnaire and return to Janet McPherson, Executive Director, Brock Community Health Centre, P.O. 279, 720 Simcoe Street, Beaverton, Ontario, L0K 1A0 or email to