Community Care announces new executive director

Barb Mildon to retire in March

By Lindsay Advocate

Ryan Alexander, incoming CEO of Community Care.

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, according to a media release. As the outcome of a rigorous process conducted by the board, Anderson named Ryan Alexander of Lindsay as the incoming CEO.

Through a planned transition process, Alexander will rejoin CCCKL on Jan. 9 as CEO designate and become CEO on April 1 next year. From 2011 to March 2022, Alexander held progressive positions with CCCKL, including health promoter, manager of hospice services and then director of community support services. In 2018, he was presented with CCCKL’s Award of Excellence.

Barb Mildon will retire in March from Community Care.

During his tenure at CCCKL, 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 partners and stakeholders.

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.”

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.”

Mildon expressed her thanks and appreciation to the Board of Directors, volunteers and staff of CCCKL, saying “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.”


  1. R Stokes says:

    As volunteer with Hosprce services Ryan exhibited an understanding and empathy that the program needed. He will be a strong leader for the organization

  2. Eileen says:

    Congratulations Ryan! CCCKL will flourish with your kind, gentle and compassionate nature and from the wealth of experience you have gained within the organization. I remember your first days with CCCKL and knew at that time you had a bright future ahead! Personally I’m so very proud of your accomplishments!! Eileen M.

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