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BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Joe Nemet, Board 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 Life Share 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.

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 DeGroote governance program and offers a strong commitment to being an active member of the Board.

Scott Black, 2nd Vice President

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. 

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 and in his role as Treasurer this past year, Harold hopes to be able to continue to help the organization achieve its goals and objectives.

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.

Dianne Kerkhof, Director

Dianne worked as an Administrative Assistant for an engineering company in Mississauga and is now retired.

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.

Graham Browne, Director

Graham has over 30 years of experience in highly respected national and global enterprises in both the private and public sectors.  

Graham has enjoyed the opportunity to develop skills and insights at both managerial and executive levels about how business is conducted in diverse sectors of the economy.   Extensive board work in the not-for-profit sector, and with subsidiary management boards, has also allowed Graham to develop a strong appreciation for the principles of good governance and their practical application.

Most recently, Graham completed an interim executive assignment as Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters (CME).
Graham has a passion for being a contributing Board Director of not for profit organizations and has served as Director for:  Skills Canada Ontario, the Hamilton Community Foundation, Mohawk College, the United Way of Burlington and Greater Hamilton (one year as Board Chair), Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters, Ontario Division (also as Board Chair), and the Mining Industry Human Resources Council.

Graham enjoys being a part of governance, building capacity and advocacy work.

Graham is the Principal and Owner of an independent management consulting firm.

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.

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.

Kenneth Wong, Director

Ken has offered dental care services for the past 27 years in private, institutional and community settings which has provided him with knowledge and skills in management, leadership, marketing and people/public relations.   For the past 3 years, Burlington has been home to Ken and his family.

Ken has the desire to be involved in his community by giving back and his experience in health care services will be an asset to the Board.    

Mike Flintoff CPA CA, Director

Mike previously served on CLB Board of Directors through 2 terms ending 2012 was an active contributor in his role as Treasurer and Chair of CLB's Finance Committee and also served on the Risk Committee and is committed to standing to be elected to the Board once again.

Michael Flintoff, CA (1983) is a Partner in Deloitte & Touché LLP (Deloitte) Risk Advisory Practice with over 30 years of relevant public accounting and risk advisory services in both the private and public sector.  He is actively involved in providing internal audit, risk advisory and management and in finance and business process control reviews. 
Mike serves as the National Quality Risk Leader for Deloitte Risk Advisory Services in Canada and also has operational responsibilities for this business in Toronto. Mike is a 1980 Commerce Graduate of the University of Toronto.

Mike has led the delivery of risk management and other professional services to a cross-section of Canada's leading financial institutions (Credit Unions and Tier 1(large Canadian banks) and Tier 2 Financial Institutions as well as a number of public sector Crown Corporations and agencies. Mike has provided financial accounting advisory and external audits services to a variety of not for profit organizations.

Mike has served as the Ontario Provincial Director for the Study of Government Processes in Canada which delivers youth programs such as the Forum for Young Canadians (serves on the program and governance committees). Some of Mike's other volunteer community services have included: United Way executive fundraiser (Ottawa), President of the Optimist Club of Mississauga (early 1990's), Chairman of the Tyandaga Tennis Club in Burlington.

Mike and his wife Judy have four children and are members of Community Living Burlington. They have been providing volunteer services and supporting CLB's fundraising initiatives and events.

Tanveer Singh, Director

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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