Our Board of Directors meets monthly.
Directors contribute their expertise in the areas of:
Governance/ Board Development
Strategic Planning & Visioning
Marketing & Communication
Knowledge of Broader Health & Social Services Sector
Experience with Diverse Populations
Meet the Board
Gerry Walsh - President
Gerry is Human Resources Manager at AOC Resins and Coatings Company in Guelph. She’s also active on AOC’s social committee that raises funds for local charities.
Gerry has a wealth of knowledge in the field of Human Resources. She has professional certifications including: Human Resources Management, Alternative Dispute Resolution and Ergonomic Specialist.
Currently, Gerry is also a Board Member with the Cambridge Memorial Hospital Foundation. After serving a one-year term as CLGW Vice President, Gerry is now sharing her expertise as our Board President.
Bernie Mitchell - Past President
Bernie is a business executive at The Co-operators Insurance. There she works as Senior Vice President of Human Resources and Work Place Services.
As a Certified Director (designated in 2015) Bernie has expertise in leading effective Boards. Currently, Bernie is also a board member at St. Joseph’s Health Centre.
A long-term supporter of CLGW, Bernie served at President from 2007 to 2017. Currently, Bernie serves as Past President.
A father of three, David has lived in Guelph for 28 years.
For 25 years, David worked in international sales. Currently, he owns and manages rental properties.
Now that he is semi-retired, David has time and expertise to share as a Board member. He brings his perspective and and experience as the parent of a 27-year-old son with special needs.
Scott is a partner at the law firm of Miller Thomson (Guelph). His practice includes: land development, municipal law, real estate and general corporate law.
Scott has lived in Guelph and Wellington County for 15 years. During this time, he has assisted various nonprofit and charitable organizations.
As a CLGW Board Member, he is eager to share his expertise in real-estate and legal matters. Scott is dedicated to giving back to the community.
For over 45 years, Otto and his family have lived in the Guelph area.
Otto is a member of the Ontario Association of Engineering Technicians and Technologists (OACETT).
For 30 years, Otto worked with Siemens Canada Limited in finance, administration and audit.
He says, “I believe it’s important, where possible, to give back to others with special needs. I look forward to working with other members and the Board at CLGW.”
Guelph has been home to Liz for most of her life.
Throughout her career, Liz worked in the medical field. Recently retired, she worked for 15 years as a Sales and Marketing Director for Occupational Health Services.
Liz has volunteered her time and ideas for many years as a CLGW Board Member. She says, “I enjoy working with a great group of people to make this amazing organization even better and stronger.”
Current CLGW Board Committees
Otto Schmalz, Chair
Bernie Mitchell, Past President
Peter Landoni, Community Representative
Wilf Rieck, Community Representative
Gerry Walsh, Ex-Officio
Gerry Walsh, Chair
Scott Galajda, Director
Diane Oosterveld, Community Representative
Quality Monitoring Committee
Liz Roth, Chair
Janette Andersen, CLGW Staff
Jessica Vanderslikke, Community Representative
Gerry Walsh, Ex-Officio
Become a Board Member!
We are looking for new board members!
Are you interested in getting involved with a progressive dynamic organization that seeks to make a real difference in the lives of people with developmental disabilities? Would you like to share your previous board experience with us, or gain new experience as a board member and share your talents while contributing to improved developmental services?
Community Living Guelph Wellington (CLGW) is inviting applications for new Board Members to serve a minimum two year term. CLGW is a large community-based agency, providing a broad range of developmental programs and services for Guelph and Wellington County residents.
We’re looking for board members who are excited by what we do and have a desire to actively contribute to CLGWs’ future. Nominations are invited from individuals with any of the following areas of expertise:
- Fund Development (eg fundraising, alternate funding sources)
- Marketing & Communication
- Property Management
- Strategic Planning & Visioning
- Change Management
- Knowledge of Broader Health & Social Services Sector
- Experience with Diverse Populations
- Parent, sibling or guardian of a person we currently support or could potentially support in the future
Who can get involved?
Applicants must be at least 18 years of age, live or work within Guelph and Wellington County and possess skills, experience and areas of expertise as identified above.
How to get involved?
Or you may contact Beverley Lee via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 226-314-0829
Thank you for your interest! Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Become a Board Committee Member!
Are you a Guelph or Wellington County resident interested in giving some of your time to a charity? Do you want to volunteer and make a real difference? Would you enjoy reviewing how a charity delivers their services, assessing their risk management or auditing their operational resources?
Community Living Guelph Wellington and its Board of Directors are currently looking for volunteers to join two of our Board Committees. Volunteer positions are open on our Quality Monitoring Committee and our Resources Committee. The Quality Monitoring Committee looks at CLGW’s service quality and risk management, while the Resources Committee focuses on agency resources like finances, human resources and physical assets.
Experience and knowledge of the areas being assessed is an asset. Having experience with not-for-profits, boards or board committees is beneficial. Enthusiasm, the drive to see a project to its fruition, and curiosity are key!
If this opportunity sounds interesting, we want to hear from you!