(as of June 18, 2019 )
Cate Breaugh, President (Currently on a Leave of Absence)
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.
Pam Papez, Acting President
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.
Darlene Manzer-Hall, Acting Vice-President
Darlene offers a family perspective. She is a parent and also brings her experience from having careers in the construction/engineering business, specifically accounting management, purchasing and estimating, and the equestrian field. Her final studies were at Mount Saint Vincent University. She has volunteered with the CNIB, Parent Association at W. Ross Macdonald School, and Canadian Council for the Blind.
Debi Pickering, Secretary
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 extensive experience in business and government aspects.
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.
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.
Daniel Custodio, Director
Daniel is recently married and a resident of Brantford since 2016. He is originally from Hamilton where he got his business degree from McMaster, and is now working on his MBA. He works as a product manager for a building materials company in Brantford.
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.
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.
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