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.
Peter moved from Toronto to North Bay in 2015 to lead the Finance Department for the Children’s Aid Society of the District of Nipissing and Parry Sound. He recognizes the value of integrated, yet individualized service and is impressed by the services offered at One Kids Place. Peter is passionate about the need to support children, youth and families and wishes to contribute to the continued, prudent growth of OKP by serving on the Board. Though his childhood included moving between countries like Australia and Indonesia, Peter and his wife are well connected to North Bay, and along with their young daughter embrace the community and its many outdoor activities.
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.
Following a well-established career Senior Commercial Banker, Peter accepted the position of the President and CEO of the North Bay & District Chamber of Commerce. Additionally, he has served 12 years as an elected official in the role of Deputy Mayor and Budget Chief for the City of North Bay. Peter has served on most of the Agencies, Boards & Commission’s within the City of North Bay and has been a volunteer for most of his working career on many worthwhile not-for-profit agencies both locally and provincially. In 2012 Peter was the recipient of Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital’s Circle of Honour award for Advocacy in the Province. A champion of One Kids Place since its inception- Peter encourages everyone to visit One Kids Place and assures they will leave with a smile. Peter is married to Peggy, and has three grown and married children along with four very active grandchildren.
Michael is in his 20th year of service with Scotiabank and currently serves as the Senior Manager of Commercial Banking. He is married with three children and wishes to serve on the Board of One Kids Place because of our positive outreach in helping kids to reach their full potential. Michael previously served on the handsthefamilyhelpnetwork.ca Board from 2010 to 2016 during which time he served as Board Chair for a two-year period. Michael leads an active lifestyle, has coached North Bay Youth Soccer for more than 10 years and previously coached minor hockey.
As the Deputy Fire Chief at North Bay Fire and Emergency Services- Greg knows how important it is for children to feel supported by their community. Inspired by his own family- Greg has brought his leadership to the Dreamcoat Theatre Board and the Board of the Near North Victim Services. Greg was drawn to serve on the OKP Board out of appreciation for the community approach the Board operates from. In his own words, “I want to see every child have the opportunity to feel safe and protected. It is only when a child feels this way that they have the confidence to flourish”. Together with his wife, Greg has two children and enjoys playing golf and hiking.