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Tuesday, June 1, 2021 | 11:00 a.m. | Windsor and Essex County

The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit has completed its search for the next CEO of the organization. Following an extensive and thorough recruitment strategy, we are pleased to announce that Nicole Dupuis will be taking over the role of Chief Executive Officer effective July 1, 2021.

Nicole is a well-known leader in our community and has been a member of WECHU’s senior leadership team for the past 8 years. In her current role as Director of Health Promotion, she has been instrumental in developing relationships across many sectors and organizations. She has led many public health initiatives in our community and is a valued partner for her knowledge and expertise in health equity, strategic planning and public health issues.

Board Chair, Gary McNamara is pleased to announce that the search for the best candidate was within the organization itself and says, “Nicole has worked extensively with the board of health and we are confident that her knowledge and skills will take us through the recovery and rebuilding stages that follow this global pandemic.”

Medical Officer of Health Dr. Wajid Ahmed shares these sentiments and has worked closely with Nicole on many public health matters over the years including the return of fluoride to the drinking water, the legalization of cannabis, the introduction of seniors’ dental health programs, and more. He is looking forward to working with Nicole in her new role as CEO.

As Theresa Marentette is set to retire at the end of June, she wishes Nicole all the best as incoming CEO and says, “She and I instantly connected upon her arrival in 2014 and have worked closely on many initiatives throughout our time together. I have the upmost respect for Nicole as a colleague and a friend and I am certain the transition will be a smooth one.”

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