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Board of Directors
The TCCBE Board strives to maintain a broad geographic and sectoral representation of Peterborough and Haliburton Counties. Meetings are held monthly to make policy governance decisions and provide strategic guidance and support to this incorporated organization and its staff.
Jocelyn Aubrey, Ex-officio (Trent University)
Jim Blake, Director
Jim resides in Haliburton, Ontario where he works as a facilitator, consultant, project manager and educator. He is currently Community Economic Development Consultant for the Haliburton County Development Corporation, Curator of the Haliburton Sculpture Forest, the Program Consultant for the Arts Council ~Haliburton County, and a part-time faculty member at the Fleming College, Haliburton Campus with the Haliburton School of The Arts. Jim also works as a facilitator and consultant for organizations and businesses throughout Ontario.
Jim is the co-founder and president of the Haliburton County Community Co-operative and co-founder and co-chair of the management committee member of the U-Links Centre for Community-Based Research in Haliburton County. He served as a member of the advisory committee for the Haliburton School of The Arts from 2006 to 2009. In the spring of 2007, Jim was awarded the Fleming College Fellowship in Applied Education.
From 1977 to 1992 Jim worked as a manager of recreation and social services and of camping, outdoor and environmental education facilities in Ontario and British Columbia. He was active on the boards of the provincial camping associations in both provinces.
Jim is a professional storyteller who, over the past twenty years, has performed at festivals and venues across Canada. He served as the Chair of the Storytellers School of Toronto from 1997 to 2001 and as the Director of the Toronto Festival of Storytelling from 2001-2003. He served on the executive of the board of directors for Storytellers of Canada/Conteurs du Canada from 2000 to 2008.
Jim studied fine art at University of Guelph, York University and the New School of Art and exhibited his work as a visual artist from 1976 to 1984. He holds degrees in Psychology and Education from York University.
Dennis Carter-Edwards, Director
David Hollier, President and Chair
David graduated in 1966 from the Naval Technical College in Esquimalt B.C. and has many years experience in human resources management specializing in both policy and development and long-term resource forecasting. His area of expertise was related to the engineering, procurement and construction industry with companies such as Bechtel and SNC-Lavalin. David relocated to the Peterborough area in 1983 and graduated from Sir Sandford Fleming College in 1986. He then spent many years in voice data communications and was instrumental in the Durham Region merging of medical facilities with Oshawa General Hospital. He is currently semi-retired and runs a small construction business.
Andy Laing, Treasurer
Heather Nicol, Secretary
Trish O’Connor, Director
Barbara Reid, Past President and Chair
Barb Reid has spent most of her career in the Consumer Products industry in Canada and abroad including senior marketing and sales roles for multi-national corporations, small manufactures and supermarket retailers. She has extensive experience in strategic planning, business development and brand management.
Barbara also has extensive experience with non-profit organizations including a recent project for Girl Guides of Canada where she co-developed a new business model for their cookie fundraising program. Barbara also works as a grant-writer/fundraiser for Romero House (Toronto Refugee Community Non-Profit Homes & Services) which provides transitional housing and settlement services for refugees.
Barbara has an undergraduate degree from the University of Toronto and earned her MBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business (University of Western Ontario).
Born and raised in Toronto, Barbara now lives on Gull Lake near Minden, Ontario and is active in the community as Reeve (Township of Minden Hills) and as President and Chair of the Trent Centre for Community Based Education.
Brenda Roxburgh, Director
Carmela Valles, Director
Since April 2008, Carmela has been involved in the Peterborough Partnership Council on Immigrant Integration, a community initiative participated in by at least 50 community organizations aimed at developing an integration strategy for newcomers in Peterborough and area. Carmela is an experienced settlement worker and has over eight years experience of senior management of a settlement agency providing integration programs to immigrant and refugee families in the Peterborough region.
CBE Peterborough Committee
The CBE Peterborough Committee is the Local Community Advisory Committee for Peterborough City and County region.
- To identify, convey and champion the needs and interests of Peterborough City and County through TCCBE programs and services from a broad group of advisors/contributors (e.g. citizens and community organizations in Peterborough City and County).
- Ensure all projects that are proposed by the community and accepted under the auspices of the TCCBE involve broad community benefit as outlined in the TCCBE Procedure: “Proposal Review Process.”
- Undertake periodic consultation with local TCCBE participants and the general public.
- Develop an annual work plan that outlines specific Committee activities for the coming year.
Members are drawn from local participants in TCCBE activities who live and/or work in Peterborough City and County, or individuals who can demonstrate a strong commitment to reflect the diversity of the community. The CBE Peterborough Committee represents a wide cross section of geographical communities, communities of interest and business sectors in Peterborough City and County and include two to three members from academic institutions for information and advice purposes. Membership will be subject to renewal on an annual basis.
2012-13 Committee Members
Sharon Beaucage Johnson
Dawn Berry-Merriam has over 30 years of experience in community planning. She was the City of Peterborough’s first Manager of Social Planning, she worked for 13 years with the local District Health Council, where she was the Associate Executive Director, after which she assumed the position of Manager of Support Services first for Marycrest Home for the Aged and then the recently built St. Joseph’s At Fleming. In 2006, Dawn returned to her roots of social planning and community development and assumed the position of Research & Policy Analyst with the Peterborough Social Planning Council.
Chris Beyers is Associate Professor of International Development Studies at Trent University. His current research focuses on forced displacement, land restitution and transitional justice, particularly in South Africa. Chris has long been involved with community-based education through his fourth year course, ‘Assessment of Development Projects’, and through the Trent in Ecuador Program, which he presently directs.
Al Brunger is a Professor Emeritus in the Geography Department at Trent University. His research interests are in historical cultural geography within both Canada and overseas. He has supervised numerous community-based student research projects throughout his time at Trent.
Yvonne Lai is the Outreach Coordinator for the New Canadians Centre. She is responsible for promoting the Peterborough Partnership Council on Immigrant Integration and the New Canadians Centre in the community through public speaking activities and community collaborations. Yvonne was born in Singapore and came to Peterborough in 1998 to begin her studies in Psychology and English Literature at Trent University. Her doctoral studies in Social Psychology at York University focused on factors which motivate immigrants’ participation and engagement in small urban communities. She has volunteered in various capacities with organizations such as the Kawartha Sexual Assault Centre, YWCA Y’s Buys, and the Community and Race Relations Committee of Peterborough.
Ann MacLeod earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from McGill University, and a Master’s in Public Health in Health Education from University of Michigan. Her nursing practice in adolescent and pediatric tertiary, residential camp and home-based settings in both urban and rural areas in Canada, New Zealand and the U.S. spurred her interest in health promotion and community based research. She has taught at University of Michigan, Lake Superior State University and in the Trent/Fleming School of Nursing since its inception in 2001. Her research interests are the use of arts in education and support for rural caregivers.
Cliff Moon joined the Faculty of Education at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) as a Clinical Assistant Professor and Instructor in 2005. Cliff teaches the Primary-Junior Science/Technology Curriculum Methods course and has also instructed in the Intermediate/Senior General Science Curriculum Methods course at UOIT. He retired from teaching, in the Durham District School Board, after 35 years service in June of 2005.
Christie Nash (Chair) is a former projects coordinator at TCCBE and is currently working for the Peterborough Social Planning Council coordinating the Peterborough Poverty Reduction Network. Christie graduated from Trent University in 2003 and has lived and worked internationally and across Canada before returning to complete her M.Ed at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education in 2008.
Trish O’Connor (TCCBE Board Liaison) is currently the Special Projects Leader at Sir Sandford Fleming College and has worked for the college for ten years. She has always held an interest in community-based education and was one of the founding representatives of the Community Links (C-links) Centre for Community- Based Projects and Social Mapping, a sister organization to the Trent Centre for Community Based Education. Trish is also a member of the Board for TCCBE. Trish is an environmental planner by profession and has worked in adult education and training for the past 20 years. Prior to joining the College in 2002, Trish was the Manager of Organizational Development and Education for Peterborough Regional Health Centre, and prior to that worked for many years in environmental planning and policy with the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing. Trish holds a Bachelor degree in Environmental and Resource Studies and Economics (Trent University) and in Adult Education (Brock University) and a Master’s Degree in Adult Education with a focus on Community Development (St. Francis Xavier University). Trish is also a graduate of Sir Sandford Fleming College!
C-Links Steering Committee
The C-Links Steering Committee performs the same function as CBE Peterborough, except their focus is on the City of Kawartha Lakes region.
U-Links Management Committee
The U-Links Management Committee performs the same function as CBE Peterborough, except their focus is on the Haliburton County region. Click here to see a list of U-Links Management Committee members.
Sarah Bailey, Bookkeeper
Todd Barr, Executive Director
Andy Cragg, Projects Coordinator
Marjorie McDonald, Projects Coordinator
Shantal Ingram, Project Coordinator