2022 Board of Directors Election


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2022 Election of CHES Officers (for link to ballot scroll to bottom of page)


 President  (elected by acclamation)

Craig B. Doerksen, CFM, CEM, CCHFM, MFM, P.Eng.

Craig B. Doerksen, CFM, CEM, CCHFM, MFM, P.Eng. is the Executive Director, Capital & Facilities Management for Shared Health, which oversees the delivery of healthcare capital in Manitoba as well as leads and coordinates standards and services for facility management. Craig has worked in healthcare his entire career, the last 30 in maintenance and facility management at Health Sciences Centre, Winnipeg. Craig is a registered professional engineer, completed a Masters in Facility Management and holds three certifications, Certified Facility Manager (IFMA), Certified Energy Manager (AEE) and Canadian Certified Healthcare Facility Manager (CHES). Craig has been involved in CHES for many years, holding several positions in the Manitoba chapter including Chapter Chair, before transitioning to the National CHES Treasurer, and elected in 2019 as the National Vice President. Craig fancies himself an amateur barista, and has recently taking up smoking (meat that is).


Vice President (2 candidates, 1 to be elected) 
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Kate Butler


  • Service New Brunswick Health Services (formerly FacilicorpNB), Saint John, NB
    Executive Director, Energy Management: March 2018-Present
    Energy Manager (for Regional Health Authorities): July 2013 – March 2018Efficiency NB, Saint John, NB
    Director of Programs: April 2013 – July 2013
    Director Residential Sector (Acting): June 2012 – April 2013
    Commercial Sector Manager: January 2009 – April 2013Sustainable Energy Solutions Ltd., Rothesay, NB
    Business Owner and Entrepreneur, August 2007 – December 2008

Education, Certification, Professional Activities:

University of New Brunswick
Certificate – Management Development Program, May 2019
University of New Brunswick
B.Sc.Eng., Civil Engineering, May 1996

Canadian College of Health Leaders, LEADS Lite May 2021
University of New Brunswick, Certificate – Management Development Program May 2019
Canadian Healthcare Construction Course, May 2018
NB Department of Health Emergency Management Train the Trainer Certification May 2015
LEED AP, Canadian Green Building Council (CaGBC) 2010 – Present
APEGNB, Registered Professional Engineer 2005 – Present
APEGGA, Registered Member in Training 1997-2001, Professional Engineer 2001-2005

Professional Activities:
Canadian Healthcare Engineering Society
National Treasurer, 2019-2022
National Secretary, 2017-2019

Canadian College of Health Leaders, New Brunswick Chapter
Chair 2020-Present,
Education Chair 2018 – 2020

The Canadian Coalition for Green Health Care
Board Member 2013-2015

Canadian Green Building Council, Atlantic Chapter
Board Member 2010-2013

Why would you be a good member of CHES Executive Committee?

I request your support to be your next Vice-President so that my experience and enthusiasm for CHES can continue to give back to you – the members. The relationships, knowledge and support gained from CHES membership has been priceless. I have been fortunate to engage and network with colleagues across Canada through CHES. It has been a privilege to be your Secretary then Treasurer – it has allowed me to give back to what I feel passionate about – healthcare engineering! CHES is an invaluable resource to those in healthcare engineering and I would be honoured to contribute as your Vice-President.

 McArthur Jim 20170923 Jim McArthur Employment:

– Director of Properties: Albright Manor, Beamsville Ontario 1991 – Present
– Manager Environmental Services: Calgary General Hospital, Calgary Alberta 1989-1991
– Plant Operations Coordinator: Brant County Board of Education, Brantford Ontario 1984-1989
– Maintenance Technician: Brant County Board of Education, Brantford Ontario 1979-1984
– Electrical apprenticeship: Hexamer Electric, Brantford Ontario 1976-1979

Education, Certification, Professional Activities:

Supervisory Management Certification: Mohawk College – Hamilton, Ontario
Business Management Certification: University of Calgary – Calgary, Alberta

– CHES member since 1997. Have participated on Many Planning committees for both CHES National Conferences and Ontario Chapter Conferences. Currently Chairing the Planning Committee for the CHES National Conference/IFHE 2022 Congress scheduled for September 17-21, 2022 in Toronto. A member of the CHES Ontario Executive since 2013 and am currently in the final months of a five-year tenure as CHES Ontario Chapter Chair.

Hold active memberships in the following organizations:

IAHSS – International Association of Healthcare Safety and Security
ASHE – American Society for Healthcare Engineering
IHEA – Institute of Healthcare Engineering Australia
IHEEM – Institute of Healthcare Engineering and Estate Management (U.K.)
AdvantAge Ontario – Not For-Profit Long-Term Care Association

Board of Directors Member for the following organizations

– Niagara on the Lake Museum and Historical Society
– St. Catharines Rowing Alumni Association

Why would you be a good member of CHES Executive Committee?

I believe that my experience on the Ontario Executive and on the National Board and various conference planning committees makes me an excellent candidate for the position of Vice-President. During my time on the Ontario Chapter Executive, we have reached reciprocal agreements with other organizations to increase participation at our conferences and have had success encouraging new memberships from the Long-Term Care Sector. I have a great passion for CHES and the value that it provides to our members. If elected, I plan to continue working to expand Membership and promote Member Benefits, while maintaining fiscal responsibility.

  Treasurer (elected by acclamation)

Reynold J. Peters


Manager, Projects and Facilities, Southern Health-Santé Sud., MB Oct 2000-Present
Construction Officer, Winnipeg Blood Transfusion Centre. March 1998–April 2000

Education, Certification, Professional Activities:

1988 Architectural Drafting, Red River College
1984 High School Diploma, WC Miller Collegiate, Altona, MB

2019–Present CHES National Executive, Canadian Healthcare Engineering Society
2007–Present CHES MB Chapter VC/Chair, Canadian Healthcare Engineering Society
2007–Present Member, Canada Green Building Council (MB Chapter)
2005–Present Member, Canadian Healthcare Engineering Society
2001–Present Appointment, Commissioner for Oaths
2001–Present Member. Building Energy Management Manitoba
2000-Present Member National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
1994-Present Associate Member, Certified Technicians and Technologists Association of Manitoba (CTTAM)
I currently am a Board member of the Canadian Coalition for Green Healthcare. And have been since 2016.

Why would you be a good member of CHES Executive Committee?

I have been deeply involved with CHES in many aspects from Chapter Executive positions to various National Committees and subcommittees, with the past three years as National Secretary. I have had many years working with and observing how CHES operates to support our facility staff in many ways, and with also working at both the Chapter Level, and more importantly, at the National Level. This has fostered my passion for helping to provide our members with as much information as possible, so they can be better members of our healthcare facilities in doing their part In providing healthcare to patients.

Secretary (2 candidates, 1 to be elected)
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Beth Hall Employment:

Director of Facilities and Support Services – Chatham-Kent Health Alliance 2008 – present
• Across two hospital sites – responsible for multiple departments including Capital Redevelopment, Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Nutrition Services, Clinical Nutrition, Housekeeping, Laundry/Linen, Porters, Materials Management, Medical Device Reprocessing, OR Aides, Security and Parking

Education, Certification, Professional Activities:

  • Masters Business Administration
  • Honours Bachelor of Commerce Degree
  • Leadership Discovery Experience Certification
  • Lean Six Sigma – Green Belt
  • Healthcare Administration Diploma
  • Occupational Health and Safety – Acute Care Certification
  • Ontario CHES Chapter Secretary

Why would you be a good member of CHES Executive Committee?

I am happy to put my name forward for the position of Secretary on the National Board. I have been an active member of CHES since 2009 and have been the Secretary of the Ontario Board for the past four years. My plan is to work with the committed and dedicated leaders of CHES and to continue to build on the strong CHES foundation. I consider myself truly blessed to have the support of a network of amazing healthcare leaders from across the county and I hope that I am able to provide that same support for other members of CHES.

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•  Senior Consultant Process Excellence – AHS (Alberta Health Services) Capital Management (2011-present). Calgary, AB
•  Project Management – Rykon Group of Companies (2006-2011). Kelowna, BC
•  Executive Director – Alumni and Parent Relations TWU (Trinity Western University). (2003-2006). Langley, BC

Education, Certification, Professional Activities:

•  BMGI – Black Belt (2016)
•  PROSCI – ADKAR Change Management Certification (2013)
•  TWU – M.A. in Business Leadership (2003-2006)
•  TWU – B. Business Administration (1994-1996)
•  BCA – B. Arts. – Communications (1990-1994)

Why would you be a good member of CHES Executive Committee?

Paul’s experience doing a wide variety of process improvement projects in facilities for Capital Management at AHS provides a great platform for helping CHES in expanding and exploring opportunities for innovative programs focused on facility and energy enhancements. In the role of Secretary, Paul would also like to use his education in leadership and coaching to help enhance program offerings and training sessions focused on strategic leadership, workload balancing, team development, and workplace safety (physical and psychological). Finally, Paul’s background in marketing would be an asset in helping to enhance and grow CHES national membership and expand our corporate partnerships.


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