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BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Anne Herbert-Grouchy, President

Anne's passion for volunteering and interest in promoting community integration of individuals with a developmental disability has motivated her to seek a Director's position with the Community Living Burlington's Board.   The importance and mission of this organization is close to her heart because she does have an extended family member with a developmental disability and the importance of community support and services has made a significant difference to his life.  

Anne's human resource experience, previous volunteer activities in Girl Guides and community athletic events, as well as strong organizational and problem solving skills would benefit Community Living Burlington. 

Cathy Thomson, 1st Vice President

Cathy has been an active member of CLB for 30 plus years as the agency supports her son.

After retiring from teaching, Cathy worked in the corporate sector as Director of Community Development and Employee Volunteers for a private telecom company. For the last 15 years she has volunteered as Executive Director of The Rob Freeman Foundation.

Cathy has completed the De Groote governance program and offers a strong commitment to being an active member of the Board.

Joe Nemet, 2nd Vice President

Joe and his family (wife, Debbie, daughter Sarah and son Joey) have been involved with CLB since 2002. Joe was on the Board previously and had the honour of serving as president from 2007to 2009.

Joe is now retired from his position as counsel with the Ministry of the Attorney General and in March 2016 was appointed as a part-time member of the Licence Appeal Tribunal.

Sarah is twenty-eight, is intellectually disabled, attending the Lifeskills Satellite Program and resides with a family as part of the Associate Family Program.

Joe graduated from the governance course for non-profit organizations offered through the United Way of Burlington & Greater Hamilton and DeGroote School of Business and is a keen supporter and would like to see all Directors of the Board take the program.

Jane Bullbrook, Director

Jane is a parent of a special needs young adult, living in Oakville. 

Jane is a lawyer practicing wills, trusts and estate law with a focus on the special needs community.  

Jane has served on the CLB Board of Directors since her appointment in January 2014 as a way of giving back to the community.  She sits on the risk committee and has taken the Governance training through DeGroote School of Business and has chaired the Nominations and Governance Committee with STRIDE.

Harold Hay, Treasurer

Harold has extensive experience in leading the financial operations of small and medium sized businesses. This experience has provided him with a unique perspective on the financial pressures facing charitable organizations on today's economy. Harold has been involved as a Director and Board Chair in several not-for-profit organizations in Southern Ontario over the last 20 years and has competed several courses on Governance in the Not for Profit sector. Harold's goal has always been to actively promote a feeling of inclusion for those members of our community who face individual difficulties in reaching their true potential. As a member of the Board at CLB, Harold hopes to be able to help the organization achieve its goals and objectives.

Linda Charlebois, Director

Linda has served on CLB's Board of Directors since her appointment in March 2010, and was appointed as Treasurer from 2013 - 2016.  Linda has been a valuable member of the finance committee bringing financial knowledge and experience to the Board.  Linda is a chartered accountant who is employed as the Director of Finance for YWCA Canada.  Linda shares her extensive insight on the new accounting standards that have been introduced for Not-for-Profit Organizations.   As a previous auditor, Linda has worked with many not-for-profit organizations and charities.

Linda completed The McMaster not for Profit Governance Workshop offered through United Way of Burlington and Greater Hamilton and shares the information she obtained with the board.  

Scott Black, Director

Scott is a corporate finance professional with over 15 years of capital markets experience with Canadian and International financial institutions.  

Scott's interest and involvement in CLB was driven by his inspiring interactions with numerous individuals whom CLB supports.  Scott joined the CLB Board in June 2015 and is a member of both the Finance and Risk sub-committees of the Board. Cam Jackson, Director

Cam Jackson, Director

Cam has been a continuous, active and passionate member of CLB for more than 40 years. As a young Halton School Trustee he first lobbied to integrate the delivery of educational programs for persons with developmental disabilities. As the longtime MPP for Burlington and Cabinet Minister, he was a strong advocate for the Multi Year Plan for Developmental Services and became an ardent defender of deinstitutionalization. For over 20 years, Cam would sponsor our Annual Family Day trips to the Blue Jays and the Bulldogs.

He has served 5 years as a Director of CLB and has become our go to guy for food and toy donations for our Walk'n Roll, Children's Christmas Party and Father's Day Barbeque. Recently, he raised funds for our 'Start it Right' transitional day program. Cam is Vice Chair of the Toronto Foundation for Student Success and Chair of Burlington Food Share.

Dianne Kerkhof, Director

Dianne works as an Administrative Assistant for an engineering company in Mississauga.

Dianne had served as Director since being elected in 2013.  She is proud of assisting fellow Board Members, CLB Staff and families continue to make a difference in the lives of those we support.  Dianne continues to serve fellow members, advocating on their behalf and being a part an organization where providing support to individuals with a developmental disability is the primary focus.

Dianne is also a volunteer providing resident care at Carpenter Hospice, a role she loves. 

Dianne's brother shares a home with four housemates and lives a happy, enriching life thanks to the wonderful staff employed by CLB. 

Jennifer Nolan, Director

Jennifer has been a member of CLB for many years and her son is currently supported by the Agency.  Jennifer works as Owner and President of Lakeshore Paramedical Hearing Services, working as a hearing instrument Specialist, Dispenser and Skilled Practitioner.  

Jennifer has served on various Boards for the last 20 plus years, and is an active volunteer with the Special Olympics.

Jennifer lives in the Burlington community and for the last 4 years has been a great resource and advocate to CLB's Board of Directors.

Chris Roszell, Director

Chris is a Burlington resident whose goal as a parent is to set a positive example in conveying a message of inclusion for all the people living in the community.  Chris approached CLB when he saw that the mandate of promoting integration to individuals who have a developmental disability was admirable and one that he agreed with.  Chris has a strong technical background coupled with business and looks forward to being a contributing member of our Board of Directors. 

Tanveer Singh

Tanveer is a public health professional currently working for a provincial government agency that aims to maximize positive health outcomes for all Ontarians. Along with a background in health research, policy analysis, and project management, she brings a strong understanding of the complexities and challenges faced by families and individuals touched by disability. Her brother, Sammy, lives with Duchenne muscular dystrophy. His experience with this illness, and his family's, has embedded in Tanveer a commitment to advocating for the best quality of life possible for the whole family. Tanveer is grateful for the opportunity to contribute to the work of Community Living Burlington.

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