Board of Directors
CTN’s Board of Directors is responsible for the overall governance of the organization. They work with CTN staff and other groups to ensure accountability and adherence to our mission and vision. These dedicated volunteers bring a high level of personal and professional experience.
Our board meets approximately 10 times a year, on the third Wednesday of every month from September to June. Meetings alternate between our locations in York Region and Simcoe County. Our Annual General Meeting is typically held on the third Wednesday of June every year. For more information about our board meetings please contact us at email@example.com.
Meeting Dates 2017/18
September 20, 2017 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
October 18, 2017 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
November 15, 2017 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
December 20, 2017 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
January 17, 2018 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
February 21, 2018 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
March 21, 2018 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
April 18, 2018 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
May 16, 2018 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
June 20, 2018 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
As a Chartered Accountant, Christianne brings significant financial expertise and a deep knowledge of the healthcare system. She holds a strong conviction that effective community-based care organizations like Children’s Treatment Network also contribute to the reduction of overall healthcare costs. Her experience as Director of Finance for West Park Healthcare Centre and her work with Toronto’s Central Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) is an invaluable asset for the Board’s Audit and Finance Committee.
Randy has over 25 years experience in the field of information management and information technology, with a focus on project management. He has his own firm, Infokinetics, which has a broad base of clients that include provincial and federal government departments and divisions, and a diverse group of private sector clients. Randy has had a long involvement in volunteering. He was a Big Brother for over 10 years, and received special recognition from the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario; was the president and co-founder of Braveheart, a small fund raising charity; and was a business consultant with Junior Achievement of Metro Toronto and York Region. He has experience serving as a director on volunteer boards as well as being on Board committees. He is a strong believer of giving back to one’s community and has served as a community member on CTN’s Quality Committee for the past year.
Wendy is an education professional with extensive experience in Simcoe County District School Board as a special education teacher and principal. She currently works as a Practicum Supervisor for Nipissing University in York Region District School Board, as well as a special education consultant and course coordinator for the Ontario Principal's Council. Wendy has extensive board experience in the children’s mental health sector, sitting on Children’s Mental Health Ontario’s Board of Directors.
Jonathan is the father of two children; one of whom was recently diagnosed as being on the autism spectrum. Jonathan has recently taken on a new role at Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC) as Senior Manager, Client Engagement & Loyalty.
Originally volunteering with CTN as a community representative for CTN’s Audit and Finance Committee, Brian joined our Board of Directors and brings with him a depth of experience from many years of working in the municipal sector in the financial area. Brian has an adult daughter who is technology dependent and has extensive medical needs. Brian lives with his family in Barrie, Ontario.
Soo is the chair of CTN's Quality Committee and the mother of a seven-year-old boy with complex medical and developmental needs. She has over 17 years of experience in the digital media industry and is currently the Senior Director of Digital Operations with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Soo has an Honours Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Toronto and is a Project Management Professional (PMP) certified by the Project Management Institute.
Serving as the chair of our board, Tina is a lawyer whose practice for the last 20+ years has focused primarily on regulated health professions. As the parent of a son with Aspergers Syndrome, she appreciates the vital role Children’s Treatment Network plays and is committed to contribute to the network’s growth and ongoing success.
Melissa currently works as an Advisor with the Planning, Integration, Evaluation, and Community Engagement team at the North Simcoe Muskoka Local Health Integration Network (LHIN). Melissa has an MA (Leadership) from the University of Guelph and believes in using her skills and knowledge to help support community organizations.
Carole holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and a Master in Business Administration. She has held various leadership roles within the healthcare sector and is currently Chief Operating Officer, New Oakville Hospital Transitions, Halton Healthcare. As a parent of a child with special needs, Carole is a strong advocate for integrated, client-focused services.
Vivek is a technology management consultant with expertise in program management. He has over 14+ years of experience in consulting with many clients in the financial services industry across Canada and the US. He holds a degree in Computer Science with a specialization in Software Engineering from the University of Western Ontario in London. As a firm believer in service to one’s community Vivek is honoured to bring his experience in organizational governance to CTN’s board. An avid musician, Vivek is also the President of a not-for-profit organization dedicated to arts and cultural preservation. Vivek is a proud lifelong resident of Markham with his wife and baby boy.
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Gayle Whitehead is a retired early year's educator who spent much of her career working with the York Region District School Board. She was the board's project lead for the implementation of the full day kindergarten program. Through her position as the Manager of Community Programs and Children's Services, she developed a solid knowledge of the children services sector in York Region. Gayle has served as a board member for the Community Alliance for York Region Education and the Community Services Council of York Region. Gayle continues to support school boards and young learners with the implementation of the Welcome to Kindergarten Program through The Learning Partnership. She has an M.Ed. from The Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) at the University of Toronto.
In addition to the Board of Directors, CTN relies on Audit and Finance, Governance and Quality Committees that are made up of board members and additional community volunteers.
If you are interested in learning more about our board or board committees please review our full recruitment profile or contact us.
If you would like to volunteer with our board or board committees please fill out this application form. Though we typically recruit annually for our board, we are happy to keep all submitted applications on file and will contact you if a volunteer opportunity becomes available.