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Supporting Children and Youth Involved with the Kawartha Haliburton Children's Aid Society

About Us



KHCF Board Chair
Dan Moloney – Board Chair

Dan joined the Kawartha-Haliburton Children’s Foundation Board in 2017 and assumed the role of Chair in 2018. He also serves on the Executive and Finance Committees.

Dan Moloney is born and raised in Peterborough. He has worked for over 13 years as a Financial Advisor with Sun Life Financial.

Dan is happy to participate in such a great community focused organization. He has served on many boards and committees throughout the years including the Down Syndrome Association of Peterborough, Peterborough Public Library, KHCAS Board of Directors and PRHC Foundation. Dan is supported by his loving wife Amy and their two children Mack & Nina.


KHCF Treasurer
Nicole Desrosiers – Treasurer

Nicole Desrosiers joined the Foundation Board in January 2021.

Nicole moved to Peterborough in 2016 to complete a business degree from Trent University, graduating in May of 2020. During the program, she had the opportunity to complete a placement with the KHCF in the fall of 2019. This placement is what initially got her involved with the organization and helped her learn so much more about what the KCHF does to support children in the community. Upon completion of her degree, Nicole wished to continue volunteering for the KHCF, and when the chance to join the Board of Directors arose, Nicole knew it was the perfect way to do just that.

Nicole is very excited to use her online marketing and financial knowledge to help the KHCF expand their reach and increase their impact on the children and families in the Kawartha-Haliburton region.


KHCF Board Member
Patricia Bell – Board Member

Patricia Bell joined the Board in June 2018 and sits on the Finance Committee and the Fundraising Task Force.

A graduate of Trent University and the University of Toronto, Patricia recently retired for the PVNC Catholic District School Board after 31 years, most recently as Union Teacher Welfare Officer.

Patricia continues to be passionate about assisting children in our community.  In addition she is a member of the Mount Community Centre Housing Advisory Committee and the Hospitality Co-Chair for the Special Olympics Peterborough Games Organizing Committee as well as volunteering for JUMP Child Minding at Goodlife Fitness.


Jo-Ann Brown – Board Member

Jo-Ann Brown joined the Board in 2015 and served as Vice-Chair from 2016 – 2018.  She also serves on the Bursary and Membership Committees.

A graduate of Trent University and Fleming College, Jo-Ann has been a full time real estate sales representative for Royal LePage Frank Real Estate Brokerage working in Peterborough, the Kawarthas, and the Northumberland Hills region since 1997.

Jo-Ann’s commitment to helping the children we serve is reflected in her yearly volunteer activities during the Kawartha-Haliburton Children’s Foundation’s Santa’s Sleigh helping along with the Peterborough and Kawarthas Association of Realtors.


KHCF Board Member
Colin Elsby – Board Member

Colin joined the board in April of 2019 after graduating from the Paralegal Program at Fleming College and is now attending Queens University.

Colin serves on the Human Resources Committee and the Fundraising Task Force.

As a child, Colin was involved with Children’s Aid. He decided to join the board as a way to give back to the organization that lead to his adoption into an amazing family, and has helped him receive funding to attend post-secondary education.


Melissa Graham MacDonald- Board Member

Melissa has been at the Kawartha-Haliburton Children’s Aid Society for over 28 years as a front line worker. During these years she has watched the Foundation provide countless opportunities to the children involved with the KHCAS, which has allowed for the workers to also provide for their children.

Anyone who works with Melissa knows that her favourite time of the year has always been Christmas and that Santa’s Sleigh is one of her favourite events. It has even become a family event in her home.

Becoming a member of the Board of Kawartha-Haliburton Children’s Foundation  in 2019 was an exciting and natural choice for Melissa, and one she looks forward to participating in for many years.  Melissa serves on the Membership Committee and the Fundraising Task Force.


KHCF Board Member
Lee Hays – Board Member

Lee Hays joined the Board in June 2021. A graduate of Trent University and the University of Guelph, Lee has worked at Trent University for 15 years, and is the Director of Alumni Engagement & Services. Prior to joining Trent, Lee worked in financial services for 11 years, including branch banking, electronic banking, and lending.

Lee is passionate about making a difference for children and youth, and has volunteered locally with the Huntington’s Society, Walk / Run for The James Fund for Neuroblastoma Research, and the Westmount Public School Parent Council.

Lee lives in East City, Peterborough with her two children, Noah and Layla, and is looking forward to extending her community leadership and contributions through her work with KHCAF.


KHCF Board Member
Donna O’Shaughnessy – Board Member

Donna joined the Kawartha-Haliburton Children’s Foundation Board in 2010 and serves on the Human Resources Committee and the Fundraising Task Force.

Donna currently works for Century 21 United Realty Inc. Brokerage, in Peterborough.

As a former social worker, Donna knows that planting seeds of hope in the hearts of children is so important, as they are our future. She feels privileged to have witnessed the growth by “leaps and bounds” that children experience through the positive opportunities offered by the Foundation.



Carrie Truman – Executive Director

Carrie joined the Kawartha-Haliburton Children’s Foundation in November 2021 in the full-time role of Executive Director.

Carrie is a senior marketing and communications professional. She has a breath of experience gained from leading marketing and public relations campaigns, product launches, and events while working at Hudson’s Bay Company, Fleming College and Procter & Gamble.

She holds an Hon. B.Comm Degree from the School of Business at Queen’s University and a Fundraising Management Certificate from Fleming College.

While a member of the Ontario Education Champion Team, Carrie supported youth, placed in the care of the Children’s Aid Society, to seek out and obtain post-secondary education and skills training. She has served on the board of directors at both Five Counties Children’s Centre in Peterborough and McNicoll Avenue Child Care in Toronto.

In her spare time she enjoys developing a love of sport, self-confidence and team work among young girls, by coaching in the Peterborough Youth Basketball League.


Susan Douglas – Office Manager and Board Secretariat

Susan has over 15 years of experience as an Office Manager.  Most recently she worked at Peterborough Retirement Residence where she was the Director of Administrative Services.

Previously she worked for United Way of Peterborough & District for 14 years where she was the Administrative Assistant for staff and committees.  She specifically supported the volunteer Board of Directors and Campaign Cabinet.

Susan has a business administration diploma, specializing in accounting, from Fleming College.

In her off time she enjoys camping, hiking with her dog and seeing the world.



Bailey Bourque – Summer Camp Coordinator

We would like welcome Bailey to the Kawartha-Haliburton Children’s Foundation as the 2022 Summer Camp Coordinator. Bailey attends Trent University and is entering her fourth and final year of the Bachelor of Social Work Program. Upon graduation, she plans to pursue her Masters of Social Work.

Bailey has worked with children through the Big Brothers Big Sisters organization in Peterborough as a Mentor. She has also worked with youth and adults with disabilities at Happy Days Day Program in Pembroke Ontario and has recently completed a student field placement with FourCAST’s Community Housing Team in Lindsay Ontario.

In her spare time, Bailey enjoys spending time with friends and family, watching movies, and taking part in outdoor activities.

Updates from Kawartha-Haliburton Children's Foundation

In partnership with the Community Foundation of Greater Peterborough, we are pleased to announce the creation of the Kawartha-Haliburton Children’s Fund

Kawartha-Haliburton Children’s Foundation Launches Fund in partnership with the Community Foundation Wednesday, May 4, Peterborough The Community Foundation of Greater Peterborough is pleased to ...

Seeking New Board Members

The Kawartha-Haliburton Children’s Foundation is Seeking New Board Members: Are you looking for a way to make a difference by supporting in-need children, youth ...

2021 Santa's Sleigh was a success!

Press Release: 2021 Santa’s Sleigh was a Success! Thank you for Helping to Put a Smile on a Child’s Face this Holiday Season! Peterborough, ...

Meet our new Executive Director - Carrie Truman

Carrie joined the Kawartha-Haliburton Children’s Foundation in November 2021 in the full-time role of Executive Director. Carrie is a senior marketing and communications professional. ...