alPHa Member-at-Large - Gilles Chartrand. Gilles Chartrand is currently Board of Health Chair, Porcupine Health Unit. He is a provincial appointee, who has served on the Board since 2005. He was Vice Chair from 2012 to 2014. Active in his local community, he was a Councillor of the Town of Cochrane until 2014, and continues to serve on many local boards, including the Timmins & District Hospital Foundation, and the Lady Minto Hospital Board. He was a member of the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care’s Funding Review Working Group. He has a Master of Education from Ottawa University, and was a schoolteacher and an elementary school principal for the Catholic School Board.
Gilles is the BOH Representative for the North East Region and will be sitting on alPHa's Executive Committee in place of a BOH Section Past President.