Mississauga Halton LHIN Board of Directors Announce Two New Appointments

Kimbalin Kelly and Gulzar Ladhani appointed as Board Directors

Oakville, ONTARIO (December 23, 2014)
– Mississauga Halton LHIN Board Chair Graeme Goebelle is pleased to announce the Order-in-Council appointment of Kimbalin Kelly and Gulzar Ladhani to the board of Directors of the Mississauga Halton LHIN.  The new board members join Mississauga Halton LHIN for three-year appointments.

Kimbalin KellyKimbalin Kelly, of Oakville, is the Director, Member Programs & Operations at the Ontario Chiropractic Association (OCA), which represents the professional interests of more than 3,400 Ontario chiropractors.  She is a graduate from York University, holds a Bachelor Degree in Economics, and has broad experience in leading organizations through cultural change. Kimbalin has been very involved in her community, serving on a number of Boards including Chair of both the Canadian Mental Health Association
(CMHA) – Halton Region and Cultural Advisory Committee -Town of Oakville, and Board Director,
Centre for ADHD Awareness Canada. Kimbalin, her husband Don, and two daughters reside in

Gulzar LadhaniGulzar Ladhani, of Oakville, is a lawyer and mediator by profession. Born in Uganda, Gulzar came to Canada in 1972 as a refugee. Gulzar holds a Master of Laws, specializing in Alternate Dispute Resolution from Osgoode Hall Law School, a Bachelor of Laws from Osgoode Hall Law School, and a Bachelor of Business Administration from Wilfrid Laurier University. Her past law practice experience included corporate tax planning, personal tax planning, and estates and wills. Within the community, Gulzar has been on the Board of Directors of the Oakville Children’s Choir since 2011, and has served on the Aga Khan Conciliation and Arbitration Board for Ontario. She has also served as the Chairperson of Oakville Ice Expression. For over fifteen years, Gulzar was a speaker at the Alzheimer Information Series for the Halton Victorian Order of Nurses. Gulzar is a recipient of the 2014 Ontario Volunteer Service Award. Gulzar, her husband Mahebub, and their three children, Salima, Malik and Aleeza live in Oakville and love to travel.


“The Mississauga Halton LHIN Board skills and knowledge will be further deepened and broadened with the addition of these new members. Each of them brings a specific skill set and leadership style that will further support the Board as we ensure access to high quality, safe health care services in our community.” 


― Graeme Goebelle, Board Chair, Mississauga Halton LHIN

Board of Directors

  • The role of the LHIN Board of Directors is to oversee, advise on and govern the strategic direction and priorities of the LHIN. Each board member is appointed by an Order-in-Council – the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care’s selection and appointment process – and is appointed for a term of one to three years, subject to two terms up to a six-year maximum.

  • The Chair and the Directors are appointed based on their expertise, experience, leadership skills and the needs of the LHIN and are accountable, through the Chair, to the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care for the LHIN’s use of public funds and for its results in the local health system.

  • Currently, the Board of Directors has a full complement of members including: Graeme Goebelle - Chair (Halton Hills), Ronald Haines - Vice Chair (Mississauga), Jackie Conant - Member (Etobicoke), Shelagh Maloney - Member (Mississauga), Kim Piller - Member (Mississauga), Patrick Hop Hing – Member (Mississauga), and newly appointed members Gulzar Ladhani – Member (Oakville) and Kimbalin Kelly – Member (Oakville).

Mississauga Halton Local Health Integration Network

The Mississauga Halton LHIN brings together local providers from hospitals, community care, community mental health and addictions, and community support services agencies to develop innovative, collaborative solutions to improve access and enhance the experience of patients and clients. The Mississauga Halton LHIN has a clear, achievable regional plan to improve our local health care that reflects the needs of our local community and the realities of the local service environment. The Mississauga Halton LHIN is responsible for planning, coordinating and funding ($1.3 billion) 76 health service providers who deliver programs and services to the over 1.1 million people living in the Mississauga Halton LHIN communities of Oakville, Milton, Halton Hills, Mississauga and South Etobicoke.


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Visit the Mississauga Halton LHIN website at www.mississaugahaltonlhin.on.ca for full biographies of all Mississauga Halton LHIN’s Board of Directors, board related materials and for more information about our LHIN.


Maureen Buchanan
Senior Lead, Communications
Mississauga Halton Local Health Integration Network
T: 905-337-8060 | Cell: 416-818-3087 | maureen.buchanan@lhins.on.ca

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