Community Advisory Panel


Lakeridge Health Community Advisory Panels

Lakeridge Health Community Advisory Panels (CAPs)

As Advisors to the Lakeridge Health Board of Trustees, CAPs shape community health care

Guided by the Lakeridge Health Vision – One System. Best Health. – the local community has a unique opportunity to change the way services are delivered and create a health system that serves the region’s diverse communities into the future and beyond.

Lakeridge Health’s four volunteer Community Advisory Panels (CAPs) representing the geography of Durham Region (Ajax Pickering, Clarington, North Durham, Oshawa-Whitby) play an integral role in highlighting community needs and defining the services that are most important to the diverse communities of Durham Region.

Each CAP provides input and advice to the Board of Trustees at Lakeridge Health, shares information between the organization and the community, and brings forward community-specific questions, concerns, and suggestions. CAPs complement the work of the 7,700 dedicated Lakeridge Health team members who support patients and families every day through their work and volunteer service.

CAP members serve for a three-year term, with the option to renew for two terms. Meetings are held three to four times a year.

Community Advisory Panel 


Ajax Pickering

Tom Batchellor (Co-Chair)

Carion Fenn (Board Co-Chair)


Sally Barrie (Co-Chair)

Sheila Hall (Co-Chair)

North Durham

Judeline Innocent (Board Co-Chair)

Paul Griffen (Co-Chair)

Barb Brady (Board Co-Chair)

Oshawa Whitby

Judi Longfield (Co-Chair)

Jeff Somerville (Board Co-Chair)