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Providing support & services to meet the diverse developmental needs of people within our community

(as of June 22, 2017 )


John Farley, President

John’s areas of expertise are financial and business, which were developed over his 39 year career in banking, business consulting and community based development lending.

Marylou Chatland, Past-President

Marylou is a retired Elementary School Teacher. She worked for the Grand Erie District School Board in Brantford for 32 years with children from SK to Grade 8.  She brings a family perspective to the Board.

Debi Pickering, Vice-President  

Debi has been the Office Manager of her husband’s Property Development business for 27 years and also brings a family perspective to the Board.

Scott Hawthorn, Treasurer

Scott is a self-employed entrepreneur with wide reaching experience in business and government.

Cate Breaugh, Secretary

Cate offers a family/consumer perspective.  She has been a successful volunteer advocate for children with disabilities and their families.  She has experience in public relations, communications, government relations, and strategic thinking.


Rebecca Chapple, Director

Rebecca is a Special Education Resource Teacher and has been employed by the Brant Haldimand Norfolk Catholic District School Board since 2001.

Bruce Jones, Self-Advocate Director

Bruce is supported by Community Living Brant and currently is the Vice-President of the R.E.A.C.H. Out Self-Advocates Committee. He is also a member of the agency’s Quality Enhancement Committee.

Wayne Harris, Self-Advocate Director

Wayne has been supported by Community Living Brant since 1973. He wants to learn, give new ideas, and has a lot of life experiences to share.

Philip Scott, Director

Philip is a creative and active volunteer at Rogers TV and is also involved in community theatre. He also actively plays in a band. He is a Drum instructor for the Arts After School Kids Program.

Claire Speirs

Claire began her participation on the Board through the “Youth Leaders on Board” initiative offered through Wilfrid Laurier University in Brantford.  She is a recent Graduate with an “Honors Bachelor of Arts in Human Rights and Leadership” from Wilfrid Laurier, and holds a Graduate Certificate in “Human Resources Management” from Conestoga College.

Pam Papez, Director

Pam has experience in Recreation and Leisure Studies with a focus on gerontology through her career as a Recreation Therapist. She is very active with the Girl Guides. She also brings a family perspective to the Board.





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