Board of Directors for Blue Water Rest Home at the West Huron Care Centre

Members of the Board of Directors for Blue Water Rest Home in Zurich, Huron County, Ontario.

About Our Board of Directors

As a charitable not for profit organization, we are regulated by the Ministry of Long-Term Care and the Ministry of Health. Our 11-member Board of Directors are either appointed from local area churches and organizations or elected from the community. They provide governance under the established by-laws of the organization.

Meet the Board

Our current Board of Directors are:

Executive Committee

  • Chair: Charlene Oesch
  • Vice-Chairperson: Doug Kyle
  • Secretary: Loretta Ayotte
  • Treasurer: John Becker


  • Bill Dowson, Brucefield Community United Church
  • Shandra Shaw, Chamber of Commerce
  • Charlene Oesch, St. Peter’s/St. Boniface Roman Catholic Church
  • Christa Ihrig, St. Peter’s Lutheran Church
  • John Becker, Zurich Lions Club
  • Dianne Loerchner, Zurich Mennonite Church
  • Loretta Ayotte, Member at Large
  • Clasina DeBont, Member at Large
  • Doug Kyle, Member at Large
  • Philip McMillian, Member at Large
  • Lynn Wareing, Member at Large

What the Board does

The Board of Directors meet monthly, and are responsible for

  • Ensuring compliance with all relevant legislation and operating agreements
  • Overseeing care delivery and services
  • Assessing, and monitoring organizational directions and performance
  • Engaging mission and values
  • Approving all organizational policies and procedures. Board members can serve up to four consecutive terms, in accordance with the by-laws of the organization.

The Board has different committees to oversee specific areas of the organizations governance. These include:

  • Finance, Negotiations, and Risk Management
  • Community Development
  • Building and Property
  • Nominating and Governance

How to Join the Board

If you are interested in joining our Board of Directors, or require any further information about the Board’s activities, please:

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