The Board of Directors of One Kids Place is committed to good governance by achieving the desired results and achieving them the right way.
The Board focuses its energies on setting policies that determine the long-term direction for the organization, making decisions that set broad guidelines for the organization and appointing an executive director that will implement policies and manage day-to-day operations.
One Kids Place’s geographical area includes the Nipissing, Muskoka and Parry Sound districts and Board representation from these areas is essential.
As the president and CEO of the North Bay Regional Health Centre Foundation, Tammy understand the need for coordinated service and engagement in a community setting. Tammy’s daughter Summer has been a client of One Kids Place since she was born, which compelled Tammy to volunteer with the Board of Directors, as Tammy is keenly aware of the difference the services at OKP can make. Not only does Tammy provide leadership to One Kids Place as the Board Chair, but she provides leadership for the agency on a provincial stage in representing OKP on the Ontario Association for Children’s Rehabilitation Centre’s Family Advisory Council. Tammy also gives of her time to other community initiatives such as Clara’s Big Ride for Bell Let’s Talk and the National Council for the Association of Health Care Philanthropy.
As a lawyer and partner at Lucenti, Orlando and Ellies Professional Corporation, Mark has committed his career to representing those in need of legal guidance, but also understands the importance of being involved in your community, which is why Mark joined the board at One Kids Place. Mark was drawn to the OKP Board knowing that he wanted to engage with an organization who’s goals was to strengthen others and our community. Mark enjoys playing sports and travelling, and together with his wife Leslie, has two children.
As retired Superintendent of Education, Administrator and teacher of the Near North and West Parry Sound Boards of Education, Susan completed a 38 year career by continuing to give back to her community. Susan currently sits on the Family Counselling board in Parry Sound, the Ontario Association for Children’s Rehabilitation Centers Board, and is a volunteer at the West Parry Sound Heath Centre. Supporting children and youth with special needs has always been important to Susan both professional and personally, and was the driving the force to her pursuing her Masters of Education in special education and the reason Susan is proud to be a board member at One Kids Place Children’s Treatment Centre. Susan enjoys spending winters as a snowbird, with her two bearded collies.
A former Superintendent and Educator with the Trillium Lakelands District School Board, Kevin is currently a trainer/facilitator with International Institute for Restorative Practise. With decades of experience seeing the wide range of students’ skills and abilities, Kevin worked closely with OKP prior to retiring and was excited to join the Board as representative from district of Muskoka. Kevin admired the fine work of the organization, and was proud to have OKP be his first volunteer experience entering into retirement. Kevin has two grown daughters and enjoys staying active and refining his culinary talents.
As the principal owner of Deacon Wealth Management, a corporation that works with clients to provide investment and financial advice. When Steven’s oldest son, William, was diagnosed with Autism- the family began to receive services at One Kids Place. With personal experience on what a difference the staff at One Kids Place make in the lives of the children and youth, Steven wanted to lend support to OKP in any way possible. Not only has Steven become a valuable member of the Board at OKP, the Deacon family sponsors the OKP Summer Autism Program- so kids like William can spend their summer vacation experiencing life lessons beyond the classroom, the value of playtime and building confidence through social skills under the guidance of OKP staff.
Following a fulfilling career as an educator/administrator with the former West Parry Sound Board of Education and the Near North Board of Education, Ned continues to be involved as a community leader in a number of facets from a sport convener to Chairing an Early Identification committee which developed an early intervention screening tool for all students entering kindergarten and as an active volunteer raising money on behalf of Parkinson Canada, Food Share and the West Parry Sound Heath Centre. As one of the newest Board members for One Kids Place, Ned understands the need for services provided by OKP in Parry Sound cannot be underestimated. As a board member, Ned looks forward to expanding the services provided by the agency across the district of Parry Sound and throughout the North East Region. Ned is married to a retired elementary school
teacher and they have two grown grandchildren. When he is not busy volunteering,
he is traveling.
As a Manager with the First Peoples Center at Canadore College, Judy has held a number of esteemed positions with the Nipssing Parry Sound Catholic District School Board and the Community Action Circle. As a current trustee for the Catholic School Board, Judy continues to take an active role in guiding the work of indigenous communities as the Chair of the local First Nations Advisory Committee and a member of the Committee of Ontario. Judy is a certified teacher who has worked in education for over 30 years, which drew her to wanting to be involved with OKP in order to share the indigenous perspectives in decisions making by joining the Board. With two sons and a daughter-in-law, Judy loves spending time with family on Mantoulin Island.