The Kawartha-Haliburton Children’s Aid Society is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors elected from the community at large. The Board includes representatives from Hiawatha First Nation and Curve Lake First Nation.
The following individuals comprise the KHCAS Board of Directors for 2020/21:
Sandra is the Manager of Children’s Services at the City of Peterborough. As the designated service system manager for child care and early years for the City and County of Peterborough, Sandra’s portfolio includes the administration and management of the Child Care Fee Subsidy program, Special Needs Resource funding, Operating grants and EarlyOn Child and Family Centers. As well, Sandra collaborates with community partners to develop local service plans that support an integrated approach for the delivery of services for children and their families.
Sandra is a Registered Early Childhood Educator with 30+ years’ experience in the child care and early years sector. Sandra has extensive leadership experience gained through both work related and volunteer opportunities and is deeply committed to the provision of high-quality services for children and families.
Rod Sutherland, Past President
Rod is the Director of Human Services for the City of Kawartha Lakes. Rod has over 27 years’ experience in the municipal sector including the administration of Social Services, Housing Help, Long-Term Care and poverty reduction initiatives in the City of Kawartha Lakes and County of Haliburton. Rod has a Bachelor of Arts from Trent University and a diploma from Fleming College. Rod has served on the KHCAS Board since 2012.
Mimi Lee, Vice President
Mimi Lee is a lawyer, practicing Family Law at LLF Lawyers LLP in their litigation department, where the focus of her practice is in Family Law. Prior to joining LLF, she was an associate at a boutique family law firm in Toronto where she also completed her Articles. During law school, Mimi was a law clerk at the Prosecutor’s Office in Detroit, Michigan in the Child Abuse Unit. Her legal career has predominately been focused on family and children, with valuable experience working with legislation that impacts families and the child welfare sector.
Linda Saunders, Secretary-Treasurer
Linda is currently the Director of Corporate Services for the Canadian Mental Health Association, Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge Branch and she also worked in a similar role at a children’s mental health centre in Windsor. For the past thirty years, Linda has gained experience in both the public and private sectors. She is responsible for the human resources, financial, property, information technology, administration, privacy and quality improvement systems of the Canadian Mental Health Association. She has served as a board or committee member with the following organizations: Four County Human Resources Committee, Ontario Non Profit Housing Association Alternative/Supportive Housing Committee, Affordable Housing Action Committee, Community Care Information Management-Human Resource Information System (CCIM-HRIS) Advisory Group and CCIM-HRIS Provincial Steering Committee, Showplace Performance Centre, Peterborough Poverty Reduction Network – Finance Work Group, Amherstburg Co-operative Homes and Printers Industrial Credit Union.
Lynne was born in Peterborough and is a KHCAS adoptee. Growing up, she lived in Peterborough, Trenton and Montreal, returning to Peterborough to attend Trent University where she earned a Bachelor of Arts (Psychology). She began her career as a child care worker in a residential care center for developmentally challenged youth, and later at a detention centre and group home. In 1985 Lynne was one of the first five women hired by the Peterborough Police Service. During her 34-year career she had many opportunities to support youth in the community. She worked in partnership with KHCAS to provide training for staff and foster parents and developed a CAS-police protocol. Lynne worked in schools – both elementary and secondary and later led the Community Services Section. In 2015 Lynne earned a Master’s degree in Public Administration (Management) from Dalhousie University. Lynne retired in 2019 as the Inspector of Support Services; only the second woman to achieve that rank.
Lynne has volunteered for a number of Boards and committees in support of not-for-profit agencies. These have included the Police Fitness Personnel of Ontario, where she served as President of the Board and led the Board through incorporation, a transition to web-based membership and partnership with the Province. Lynne served as President of the Board with the Kawartha Sexual Assault Centre where she led the board through the Centre’s first strategic plan, the transition to gender inclusive services and through the hiring of a new Executive Director. She recently served on the Board for the Youth Emergency Shelter.
Lisa is currently working for Shoppers Drug Mart as a Human Resource Business Partner supporting over 120 stores in the GTA. She has a Bachelor’s Degree from York University in Business Administration specializing in Human Resources. Lisa obtained her Certified Human Resource Leader (CHRL) designation in 2014, and in 2016 she received the CHRL Award of Excellence.
Colin is currently the Senior Manager – Budget, School Business Operations and Procurement at the Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board. Colin has held management roles in Controllership and Finance in both the public and private sectors. Colin is a Chartered Public Accountant and has a Masters Degree in Business Administration from McMaster University and an Undergraduate Degree in Commerce.
Arnold has been a Councillor for Curve Lake First Nations for fifteen years. Arnold holds different portfolios and has been on the Kawartha-Haliburton Children’s Aid Society Board of Directors for the last ten years on behalf of Curve Lake.
Arnold is a residential school and sixties scoop survivor.
Jennifer Taylor is currently the Director of Finance and Corporate services at the Peterborough Regional Health Center. Jennifer’s previous volunteer experiences include being a member of the Audit and Finance committee of Girl Guides of Canada and working with children through the Start2Finish program. Jennifer is a Chartered Professional Accountant and has an undergraduate degree in Commerce.
Dan Moloney is born and raised in Peterborough. He has worked for over the last 13 years as a Financial Advisor with Sun Life Financial and owner/operator of Moloney Financial Solutions.
Dan is happy to participate in such a great community focused organization. Dan has also for the last four years chaired the Kawartha‐Haliburton Children’s Foundation. He has served on many boards and committees throughout the years including the Down Syndrome Association of Peterborough, Peterborough Public Library boards of directors, and PRHC Foundation board of directors. Dan is supported by his loving wife Amy and their two children Mack & Nina.
Amanda is a committed and skilled leader with both governance and non-profit experience. Amanda is currently the Director of Operations of the YWCA Peterborough Haliburton. She is responsible for the organization’s financial management, human resources, information technology, legal services, property management, purchasing and procurement, and risk management. In this role, she also works closely with the Board of Directors when items relate to risk, governance and financial management.
Prior to this she was a Vice President with Laridae Management Consulting where Amanda provided consulting services supporting non-for profit and public sector organizations, including boards and senior leaders, with their human resources, governance, operational planning, communications, strategy and planning, change management, engagement and project management needs. Prior to consulting, her career was focused on working with non-profit and public-sector organizations, including a Regional Health Authority, provincial bargaining unit, several ministry-funded programs, a national association, and a provincial agency.
Amanda currently serves on the Tri-County Community Support Services Board, acted as the Secretary to the Newtonville Community Hall and was the Communications Chair for the Canadian Association of Staff Physician Recruiters Board.