Hôtel-Dieu Grace Healthcare Board of Directors 2021-22
After graduating from the University of Windsor in 2002 with an Honours Business Administration degree, Andrew began his career in the area of finance and accounting. While his diverse experience covers both the private and public sector, most of his career has been spent at the Corporation of the City of Windsor, having joined the Finance team in 2004.
Subsequent to joining the City, Andrew completed his MBA at Wayne State University in 2008, obtained his Chartered Professional Accountants (CPA) designation in 2014, and in 2015 achieved a Masters Certificate in Municipal Leadership. Having worked in a number of progressive roles in various departments at the City, Andrew is currently the Commissioner of Human & Health Services. His daily work serves the needs of a variety of clients throughout Windsor-Essex, helping them to address any barriers or challenges they face in order to achieve the success and quality of life that each one deserves.
Andrew’s passion for the community extends beyond his work life. He joined Hôtel-Dieu Grace Healthcare’s Finance and Audit Committee in 2015 and was appointed to the board in 2018. He values his past volunteer work with other community agencies including Junior Achievement as a business consultant and Girl Guides of Windsor as the board’s treasurer.
Meet the Board
HDGH: What motivated you to join HDGH's Board of Directors?
AD: I was eager to be part of an organization that shares my same beliefs and values. The leadership role HDGH plays to support improved mental health in this community aligns very closely with my one of my roles as the Executive Director of Employment and Social Services.
HDGH: What do you believe are the most prominent health needs in our community?
AD: Mental health challenges and addictions are impacting residents from all walks of life. Timely access to appropriate mental health and addiction supports is critical.
HDGH: As a member of the Board, how does the board ensure a healthy, equitable community?
Fulsome engagement with those who use our services, or may need them in the future, is key. The Board must be open to feedback and suggestions from those we serve, particularly historically underrepresented and marginalized communities.