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Jim Boland, Board President

Jim has 20 years of experience in technology management consulting across Europe and North America, leading teams of diverse cultures. He holds an MSc in International Finance from Skema Business School in Nice, France.

Jim has wide experience in fundraising for local volunteer organizations and was a member the Rotary club in Belgium before moving to Canada in 2016.

Jim is bilingual in English and French, and lives with his wife and two children in Oakville. Jim is very excited to have the opportunity to contribute to the local community with CLB.

Cathy Thomson, 1st Vice President

Cathy has previously served on Community Living Burlington's Board of Directors for two (2) terms, ending in 2017. Cathy's professional background is in education, teaching in both middle school and post-secondary level.

After retiring from teaching, Cathy worked for a private telecommunication company as the Director of Community Investment. Her role was to develop and oversee a nationwide scholarship program, develop a series of conferences for students from all provinces and territories, and to organize a volunteer force within the company. Cathy has always valued and embraced a collaborative approach to achieve desired outcomes.

Cathy has a sincere desire to give back to Community Living Burlington in gratitude for their many years of support of her son, Mark. Cathy strongly believes and practices the values of CLB, and is an avid supporter of programs and projects within the agency.

Cathy has completed the Governance Program offered through the Degroote School of Business and currently sit on the Board of two (2) private Family Foundations.

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 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.

David Baines, Director

David joins the Board as a parent of three grown children, including a child with a developmental disability who currently lives at CLB’s Daryl House. Experiencing firsthand the profound impact of the programs that CLB delivers, David is committed to looking for ways to support and expand these services to help even more families in our community.

After graduating from the University of Toronto with a BSc in Psychology and an MBA, David has built his career in the computer software industry. As a senior sales executive, he utilizes a consultative approach and a business solution focus with his clients. He has developed the skills to manage complex, multistakeholder projects with a collaborative approach and with a goal to building tightly connected vendorclient teams, both pre- and post-sales. David brings well-honed interpersonal and communication skills help to guide and motivate resources towards a team win and is driven by making his clients successful. Both process- and results-oriented, he aims to ensure achievement of desired outcomes with efficiency and effectiveness.

Adding to these skills, David brings to the board a high level of energy, enthusiasm and compassion to support the team’s directives and to support Burlington’s special needs community.

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. 

Mike Flintoff CPA CA, Treasurer

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.

Cam Jackson, Director

Cam has previously served as a CLB Director for two terms ending in 2016. He has been an active and contributing member for the last 44 years. He was part of the original group of members that started 'Rock n Roll'. Cam has helped in fundraising for many CLB programs and services.

He has been a strong advocate for the reform of developmental service during his 36 year career in public service as school board Trustee, Member of Provincial Parliament, Cabinet Minister and Mayor of the City of Burlington.

Cam has experience as an Executive Director of several professional organizations in business and health care. Currently he chairs the Toronto Foundation for Student Success, providing 180,000 daily nutrition programs in Toronto schools and a Director of an organization that helps educate and feed over 3,000 children annually in Haiti.

Cam and his wife Elaine have three daughters and two grandchildren. He continues to serve his community with passion and commitment. As Cam says "It is a joy to support and help the many family and friends of CLB because they are making our city better and more inclusive".

Alyson Kirkwood, Director

Alyson began her involvement with Community Living Burlington over 30 years ago as a participant in the annual "Bike-a-Thon".   As an active advocate of her brother, she has had the opportunity to meet and get to know many of the people at Community Living Burlington.
Alyson has worked for the Halton Catholic District Board since 2004 as an elementary school teacher.  She is currently teaching grade 2 in Milton.  Her specialty is Special Education.

As a teenager, she was involved with Junior Civitan Club, an International service group focused on assisting members of Community Living.  She served as Club President for many years in addition to District Deputy Governor.

She is an active member of her church; her other interests are riding her motorcycle and travelling.   She is also fluent in Spanish.

Jessica Stevenson, Director

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.

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