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
Janet Kaufman - Chair
Janet Kaufman is a retired librarian with expertise in information services and library management, and is a past-president of the Ontario Library Association.
Over the past 30 years, Janet has served on numerous boards in the health and social services sectors, including leading the boards of CMHA WW and the Guelph Community Health Centre.
She joined the CLGW Board in 2018 and currently serves on the board of the Guelph General Hospital and chairs the board of PIN: the People and Information Network.
Janet is a 2005 YMCA-YWCA Women of Distinction recipient and in 2009 was recognized for her community involvement with the Dr. William Winegard Exemplary Volunteer Involvement Award.
Lynn Hammond - Vice Chair
Lynn Hammond is currently the governance Lead at the Hamilton Family Health Team. With 25+ years of experience supporting governance work, Lynn continues to support boards to ensure they function effectively and are aligned with best practices, organizational bylaws, policies, and legislative requirements.
Beyond working with boards and governance, Lynn has a solid background in administration and planning and working with member-based not-for-profit organizations. Her volunteering has led her to be involved in organized sport at the local, provincial, and national levels as an official and as a board governor.
John Gerrard - Secretary Treasurer
John has lived in the Wellington Region for over 25 years. He first moved to Puslinch and now resides in Guelph. He has two daughters and a partner and balances his time in the community as a senior swim official, soccer coach and business youth mentor.
John is very excited to join the Board of CLGW where he hopes his experience in not for profit and charitable housing partnerships will be valuable. John has worked to build housing for other CL organizations in the province.
John Gerrard is a Senior Level Executive (CEO) with a decade of successful experience in developing Innovative strategies and building organizational capacity. John specializes in new business, operational improvement, and development. He regularly presents at national not for profit and charitable sector conferences on housing and social enterprise platforms. A strong believer in the power of “trial and test” John sees resource/financial management opportunities as the key to organizational self reliance.
Pauline Busby has lived in Guelph for the past 30 years. She has had previous experience working on a number of community boards and committees, with previous experience on the CLGW board and sitting as a SEAC representative for the Upper Grand District School Board. Pauline currently works as an Office Manager in downtown Guelph. Pauline is a parent and primary caregiver for a person supported at CLGW and she is looking forward to sharing her perspective with the Board as the Board strives to make the best decisions for CLGW.
Joe and his family live in Elora. He is a retired management consulting professional bringing over 35 years of finance, operations and organizational design experience. He also brings his perspectives as a father to an adult son with a developmental disability sustained through a brain injury.
Joe is currently the board vice chair for a local charity and the team manager and assistant coach for a Guelph Special Olympics basketball team. Past volunteer roles included an executive position in a grassroots not-for-profit family support network which assisted adults transitioning to supported independent living.
Joe will bring a parent’s voice and his finance, quality assurance and risk mitigation experience to CLGW’s vision of “people with developmental disabilities live their best life.”
Laura is a behaviour analyst who has experience working with children and adults with autism and other developmental disabilities. Currently, she works as a Senior Therapist at Best Behaviour, in addition to being their Operations & Development Coordinator, where she participates and carries out many organizational processes such as hiring and onboarding, and building and delivering training.
She brings a comprehensive knowledge of the science of human behaviour and looks forward to applying it at the organizational level.
Laura has previously served on the board for CFRU, University of Guelph’s Campus and Community Radio Station.
Nicola is the Vice President of MEDUCOM Health. She is an analytical marketer who ensures brand objectives are strategically achieved through refined tactics. Nicola is an expert in conceptualizing multifaceted projects and bringing innovative ideas to life. She exercises proficiency in managing pharmaceutical marketing and educational programs, overseeing project teams to ensure exceptional execution. Nicola earned a Bachelor of Commerce with Honours in Marketing Management from the University of Guelph. She also holds a Master of Commerce from the University of Western Australia, concentrating in International Business and Marketing.
Nicola’s warm personality and meticulous organization create trusted relationships with clients and their customers in CME, scientific meetings, and pharmaceutical product launches.
Peter works as a consultant providing business development, strategic advice and labour relations services to companies, and co-founded an early stage business developing hydrogen/ammonia facilities. He started his career as a Powerline Technician with Hydro Ottawa and then as a union representative with the IBEW.
Peter has served on a number of boards including the Electrical and Utilities Safety Association Board, the Horizon Utilities Board, and the OMERS Board. He is a graduate of the Directors College and the proud father of Crystal who lives within the CLGW family.
Current CLGW Board Committees
Finance, Risk & Quality Committee
John Gerrard, Chair
Christopher Henry, Community Representative
Joe Evers, Director
Nicola Lloyd, Director
Angela Korn, CLGW Staff
Betty Grinwis, CLGW Staff
Cindy Kinnon, CLGW Staff
Lynn Hammond, Chair
Laura Rutty, Director
Pauline Busby, Director
Peter Routliff, Director
Cindy Kinnon, CLGW Staff
Quality Monitoring Committee
Angela Lee, Hopewell Children’s Home
Brian Platt, CLGW Member
Cindy Kinnon, CLGW Staff
Janette Andersen. CLGW Staff
Community Living Guelph Wellington's Board of Directors meets the fourth Wednesday of every month.
Public Attendance at Board Meetings
All members wishing to attend open meetings of the Board in the capacity of an observer are welcome to do so. Attendance may be restricted to a maximum number if space is not available. For virtual meetings, individuals are to inform their intention of attending the open session through Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. A link will be provided to access the open meeting.
Delegations to the Board
Members of the public may not address the Board or ask questions of the Board without the advance permission of the Chair and must contact the Secretary or their delegate in advance of the meetings.
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!