Join us in strengthening services for children, youth and parents in Haliburton County!
Point in Time is looking for talented and conscientious volunteer board members to work with the board to provide leadership and help strengthen our programs for children, youth and parents with the goal of ensuring they achieve their highest potential.
We are particularly interested in:
- People who have experience on non-profit boards
- People who can provide leadership with the board
- People with financial, legal, governance or senior executive expertise
If you can contribute your time, thoughtfulness, and leadership one evening a month, and are interested in exploring this opportunity to contribute to the community, call 705-457-5345 ext 300 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org to find out whether this volunteer opportunity is right for you.
Sandy is a Police Sergeant with the Ontario Provincial Police, stationed at the Bancroft Detachment. Sandy enjoys spending time on the water in the summer months boating and waterskiing. She loves to spend time with her family and extended family and loves to read at quiet moments. Sandy brings to Point in Time her experience working with victims of crime, persons in crisis and crime prevention. She continues to be interested in programs that support the well-being of all children and families in Haliburton County.
Peter moved to the Highlands 10 years ago with his wife Sandra and their two children. Not long after arriving, Peter was struck by Haliburton’s strong sense of community engagement and the supports available to community members by external organizations. As a resident, Peter has found opportunities to be a part of the community through his past work on the Special Education Advisory Committee (Trillium Lakelands District School Board) and the Kawartha Haliburton Children’s Aid Society. Currently, he is the Chair for the Haliburton County Food for Kids student nutrition program and a Director at the Haliburton County Development Commission. Peter is looking forward to being a part of the Point in Time Board.
Professionally, Peter teaches for Fleming College’s Academic Upgrading program and is an Information Technology Manager for a Canadian owned company with holdings in the manufacturing, retail and hospitality industries. He brings specific business and teaching experience in technology and project management to his volunteer positions.
Gwen is a retired School Principal who has been a cottager on Gull Lake for over thirty years. Since retiring she and her husband, Alan, spend much of their time in the Highlands. She enjoys her family, plays bridge, gardens, travels and serves as Treasurer of RTO/ERO District 23 (Retired Teachers of Ontario). Gwen brings thirty-five years experience working with young people aged 10 – 15 years and their families. She brings her management experience and her knowledge in supporting children, youth and parents in times of crisis to Point in Time. Gwen believes that Point in Time serves an important need in the community and is committed to making a contribution to the continued success of the organization.
Patti is the Assistant Director of The Haliburton County Development Corporation where she has worked for the past 18 years. She oversees the Administration of the Corporation and coordinates the delivery of the Eastern Ontario Development Program. She was born and raised in Haliburton County, she and her husband of 31 years have raised their two kids in the Highlands. She loves spending time with her family, camping and walking. She brings to Point in Time her experiences and perspectives in working with Boards as a staff person, understanding governance structures, policies and procedures and organizational processes. She is committed to her role as Director for Point in Time and hopes to contribute to its successes in Haliburton County.
Lisa was born and raised in Minden and is the fifth generation on both sides of her family to live in Haliburton County. She has been a member of council for 12 years and is currently serving as the deputy mayor and looking forward to serving the community at the county level. Lisa has been married to Doug Schell for 20 years and they are raising their two sons with the hope they can also find gainful employment and remain in the area. Lisa has sat on several committees during her time on council including Roads, Environmental, Arena Task Force, Minden Food Bank Executive Board, Museum, Library, Fire and EMS. While raising her children in Haliburton County, her family has benefited from some of the programs through Point In Time and looks forward to learning more about the agency and assisting in its continued success. In her spare time she and her husband enjoy travelling and camping.
Susan is a retired VP of Food Safety, Quality Assurance & Loss Prevention for a major Ontario supermarket chain. Susan and her husband Paul have cottaged, and now live, on Beech Lake for the past 27 years. Susan loves spending time with her family, traveling, walking, playing bridge and volunteering in Haliburton County. She brings to Point in Time her extensive leadership experience in the areas of governance, crisis management and quality assurance. Susan sees Point in Time as being critical to Haliburton County, filling needs that would otherwise go un-served. She is committed to Point in Time and to contributing to its on-going growth and success.
Barry has been a Teacher for 17 years in various positions and is currently a Special Education Resource Teacher at Archie Stouffer Elementary School. He has an Honours BA from York University and B.Ed. from Nipissing University. Previously, he worked for Chimo as a Youth worker in their residential school and has done respite work throughout Haliburton. Barry has cottaged his whole life on Boshkung Lake and is now lucky enough to call it home. He loves the outdoors, kayaking, waterskiing, swimming and hiking in the summer, cross-country and downhill skiing, snowshoeing and when he can, escaping to Florida in the winter!! All year long he enjoys spending time with his family and friends in the area. He is glad to be able to give back to the community in this capacity, as mental health is an area of interest. With his experience working with children and youth, he sees it as a great area of need.
Margaret moved to Haliburton in 2000 on her retirement as Executive Director of the College of Nurses of Ontario. She is a Registered Nurse with extensive knowledge and experience in practice, management and education of community health services and health professional regulation. As an independent consultant from 2000 to 2015, she offered services relating to health professional practice and regulation, policy development and issue management, legislative process and strategy, and executive coaching in association/board management and governance.
Margaret has a strong interest and commitment to healthy communities. She has been actively involved in community volunteer activities in Haliburton including the Boards of Directors of Haliburton Highlands Health Services (HHHS), the Central East Local Health Integrated Network (CE LHIN), and currently the Board of Directors of the Haliburton County Development Corporation (HCDC). These experiences have combined to enrich her knowledge of the community, demonstrated the breadth and uniqueness of issues facing service delivery in Haliburton County, and increase sensitivity to the particular challenges to smaller agencies in rural areas. It will be exciting and a privilege to be a part of Point in Time as it moves forward with its indispensable dynamic and creative program.
Miranda has always enjoyed working with children. Throughout university and after graduation she worked in daycare settings and is now an occasional teacher with the Trillium Lakelands District School Board. She is passionate about inclusion and anti-bullying education and believes that with the right support, every child can reach their full potential. Miranda is excited to be part of an organization that delivers services promoting independence, empowerment, and the well-being of children, youth, and families in Haliburton County.
Colby moved to Haliburton on 2013 and opened local restaurant Baked & Battered with his husband Craig. Prior to this he served as executive director for a non-profit in the Kitchener/Waterloo area serving those affected with HIV/AIDS, and earlier as a program manager with the New York State Department of Health’s AIDS Institute. Colby’s experience includes grant development and management, familiarity with the determinants of health, Positive Youth Development, organizational management, and an understanding of health programming from a government perspective.
Colby’s current community interests include, among others, social and health issues related to LGBTQ youth, food insecurity, and homelessness.
Kenny is the former reporter and afternoon drive-show host for Moose FM and has nearly 10 years of experience in the broadcast and media industry. He is originally from Montreal but has lived in Alberta, Saskatchewan as well as Belleville Ontario. A little known fact about him is that he has broadcast close to 400 junior hockey games over his career.Kenny first arrived in May of 2017 and wants to stay here as long as he can. He first learned about Point in Time through covering various events, such as the community conversations that led to the creation of our community’s youth hub. As someone who has struggled with his own mental health challenges, he wanted to know what he can do to help out with the important work the Point in Time does and is honoured to be on the Board of Directors. In his spare time, Kenny enjoys exploring the scenery in Haliburton County, playing pool, rollerblading and loves fantasy sports.
Pam cottaged in the area as a child so when the opportunity presented itself to move here with her husband and 2 small children she jumped at it. That was 12 years ago and she hasn’t looked back! Pam loves to spend time with family on the dock, playing board games, curling and reading. Pam has first-hand knowledge of supporting / parenting / caregiving to a child struggling with their mental health, and struggles with her own mental health.Point in Time was there to advocate, support, council and care for her family. Now that her children are adults, she hopes to be able to use her experiences to give back and support Point in Time.