Board of Directors and Committee Members


Many community members have dedicated their time and effort into the planning, evolution, growth, operation, and transition of the Rawdon Hills Community Health Centre and Rawdon Hills Community Health Association.
A special thank you is extended to all of the community members who have, and continue to donate their time to cook, bake and work at fundraising events. Also to those who have made generous Memorial Donations over the years.
Get to know the faces and involvements of the current board and committee members below:


Board Members

Corrine Williams (Chairperson) is a retired health services manager and has been living in the Rawdon Hills area for over a decade. Her hobbies are gardening, reading and tole painting. Corrine is pleased to be working with such a dedicated group of individuals, both on the Board and in the Community. She also sits on the East Hants Community Health Board. 

Wayne Pick is a retired teacher (physical education). He has been an active developer of recreation programs and facilities in both municipalities of West Hants and East Hants. He has volunteered with the Board of Directors of the Family and Children Services of Hants County, with other Community Services and local United Church organizations. He enjoys working with dedicated, task-orientated and positive thinking community members. 


Shirley Nicoll graduated from Hants North Rural High School and received her Education degrees from Nova Scotia Teacher’s College and Acadia University. Her teaching career began in Elmsdale, NS, followed by teaching and principalship at Rawdon District Elementary School in Rawdon, NS. She is a member of the East Hants Community Health Board, the Hants North Area Cooperative and has been on the Board of Directors of the Rawdon Hills Community Health Centre since its inception.

Sue McRuer has been active in many community organizations over the past forty years. She is retired from the Chignecto-Central Regional School Board. Her hobbies include cycling, gardening, and kayaking. She has been a board member since its formation.


Kathy Blois has been involved with the Rawdon Hills Community Health Centre since the summer of 2000 in preparation for the centre’s opening in the fall of that year. She is the former office manager of the RHCHC. Having previously worked in health care, Kathy knows the importance and need to access medical services in this area as well as the health outcome benefits of a collabortaive team. Volunteering has been been an important part of Kathy’s life having volunteered with Pheonix House for Youth and the Stepping Stone Program in Halifax prior to moving to Hants County. Over the years while raising a family, community involvement has included Home and School Association at Rawdon District School (past President),  Past Treasurer of East Hants Minor Hockey and various "jobs" of team manager and coaching while her children were involved in hockey, volleyball and soccer.  Kathy is the Chair of the East Hants Community Health Board. 


Janelle Frail grew up in Upper Rawdon  and went to school at Hants North Rural High and then NSAC in Truro. After some time away working for non-profits in Halifax and Guatemala, Janelle has moved home and currently works in Truro and Halifax for the Atlantic Council for International Cooperation. She’s a volunteer with the Maritimes-Guatemala Breaking the Silence Solidarity Network and is also a volunteer with the Hants North Food Bank and enjoys her garden and chickens. 


Gus MacDonald


Luke Wiseman grew up in Rawdon Gold Mines and attended Hants North Rural High. He proceeded to attend NSAC and and enrol in the College of Pharmacy at Dalhousie University.  He is currently a pharmacist and continues his studies as a medical student at Dalhousie University.  With the rural community still as his base, Luke realizes the importance of a comprehensive health centre in this area. He has been on the Board of Directors since 2009 and enjoys supporting the continued growth of the Rawdon Hills Health Association.


Kathy Vanderkooi


Former Board Members:

Doris Wile

Garnet Day

Jennifer McRuer



Committees and Members

Property Committee 

  • Wayne Pick


Finance Committee

  • Gus MacDonald  
  • Kathy VanderKooi 


Current Fund Raising Committee

  • Shirley Nicoll


Former Fund Raising Committee

  • Paulette Harvie
  • Shirley Nicoll
  • Claudia Meehan
  • Rosemary Furlong
  • Annie Wood
  • Helen Robarts
  • Shirley Demont
  • Doris Wile
  • Marlene Custance
  • Elsie Bond


Nominating Committee

  • Sue McRuer
  • Corinne Williams











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