The Goodwill Industries International board of directors has elected Paul Chapin from Ontario, Canada, to serve a one-year term. Chapin took office during the annual Goodwill® Delegate Assembly, which was held in late June in Rochester, NY.
Chapin is the president and CEO of Goodwill, The Amity Group in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Chapin has been a senior leader at Goodwill for more than 12 years. Before that time, he had an extensive career as the president and CEO of several hospitals across Canada. Chapin has been a member of the board of directors for Goodwill since 2007 and previously chaired the Conference of Executives.
Chapin has demonstrated exceptional leadership qualities during his service. Chapin’s Goodwill agency ranks 25th among North American Goodwills in terms of persons placed per 100,000 population. In addition, his agency‘s commercial services programs rank first in the enterprise for the lowest E/R ratio.
“Paul Chapin is Goodwill Industries International’s first international board chair. We are very fortunate to have a board chair who is so committed to Goodwill on a local and national level,” said Jim Gibbons, president and CEO of Goodwill Industries International. “Chapin’s expertise and experiences will enable Goodwill to grow and strengthen the enterprise.”
Chapin completed his undergraduate degree in computer science at McMaster University in Hamilton prior to completing his master’s degree in health administration at the University of Ottawa, and his MBA at York University.
Chapin is a Rotary International Multiple Paul Harris Fellow and was named Rotarian of the Year, where he was active for more than 27 years and served as president of three different Rotary chapters.
In addition to his role with Goodwill Industries International’s board of directors, Chapin serves as an active volunteer including serving as the board chair of St. Peter’s Care Centres, a nonprofit nursing home and as the board vice chair of the Hamilton Health Sciences Corporation, a large teaching hospital complex comprised of six hospitals and a cancer center. Chapin also served as board chair for the United Way of Burlington and Greater Hamilton, chair of a community college board and board vice chair of a crippled children’s center.