Community Care City of Kawartha Lakes Announces New CEO

December 14, 2022

Wednesday, December 14, 2022


Michael Anderson, Chairman of the Board of Directors for Community Care City of Kawartha Lakes (CCCKL), has announced CEO Barb Mildon’s retirement, effective March 31, 2023. As the outcome of a rigorous process conducted by the Board, Mr. Anderson named Ryan Alexander of Lindsay as the incoming CEO.

Ryan Alexander
Ryan Alexander, incoming CCCKL CEO

Through a planned transition process, Mr. Alexander will rejoin CCCKL on January 9, 2023, as CEO Designate and become CEO on April 1, 2023. From 2011 to March 2022, Mr. Alexander held progressive positions with CCCKL, including Health Promoter, Manager of Hospice Services and then Director of Community Support Services. He holds two degrees from Brock University, a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Science (Applied Health Science). He has completed numerous leadership certificate programs and, in 2018, was presented with CCCKL’s Award of Excellence.

During his tenure at CCCKL, Mr. Alexander enhanced and expanded programs, strongly supported and enabled staff and established strategic partnerships with other organizations and funders. He was recognized for his values-based leadership, vision and analytical ability and held in high regard throughout CCCKL and by our partners and stakeholders.

Mr. Alexander returns to CCCKL from a leadership role at Tim Hortons, where he gained valuable private sector experience. He stated that he “knows the healthcare sector is where he belongs and looks forward to returning to CCCKL to lead, champion, and drive the organization’s Mission, Vision and Values to benefit our community.”

Barb Mildon
CCCKL CEO Barb Mildon

Mr. Anderson thanked Barb Mildon for “her unwavering commitment and lasting contributions to CCCKL, including providing inspiring leadership as the organization navigated through the COVID pandemic, the introduction of Ontario Health Teams and the soon-to-be-completed construction of our new Community Health Centre.”

Barb Mildon expressed her thanks and appreciation to the Board of Directors, volunteers and staff of CCCKL, sharing that “it has been an exceptional privilege to serve as CEO since 2018 and work alongside CCCKL’s extraordinary staff, volunteers and donors to serve clients and caregivers throughout the City of Kawartha Lakes.” 


About Community Care City Kawartha Lakes

Founded in 1985 by Lindsay resident Valmay Barkey, CCCKL is a not-for-profit community healthcare organization. Our Mission is to promote health and independent living through programs and services that meet the community’s needs. We value compassion, accountability, respect and excellence, and recognize and salute our outstanding Volunteers as the heart of our organization.