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Board of Directors 2019-2020

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Marg Nicholson

Marg is a retired elementary teacher.  She began her teaching career at ARC Industries in 1977. Marg was hired by the Huron County Board of Education teaching adults who were provided an education until the age of 21 years.  These beginnings at ARC  inspired her to play various roles in Special Education from regular classroom teacher through to Special Education Consultant.  In all of her roles, Marg continued towards the goal to ensure students/adults with special needs contribute to both the regular classroom and community.  Marg lives in Dashwood and is honoured to serve as a Board member of CLSH.


Marg Wright

Marg Wright

Marg is married with two grown children.   Her first “real” job was at the Adult Resource Centre from 1973 to 1977, working in all areas of the new operation.  She moved to New Zealand and worked in the social work department at a local hospital.  When she moved back to Ontario, she began a 30 year career as a caseworker with FBA/ODSP.  She retired in 2012.  Marg brings an awareness of government programs, funding and transfer payment agencies to the Board of Directors of Community Living South Huron.  She has a great relationship with many local agencies and groups who have similar goals and concerns as CLSH. She also volunteers as driver with the Canadian Cancer Society. Marg enjoys interacting with the clients and is amazed how far CLSH has come since its inception!

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Steve Northey

Steve worked in advertising at the London Free Press for 25 years, then created his own monthly newspaper ‘Sport Times’, directed marketing for Pathways – Ontario Works, then returned to newspaper advertising at the Goderich Signal Star, and the Lakeshore Advance in Grand Bend before retiring in December of 2011.

Married to Melodie for 23 years, he is a proud father to four daughters and a son and loving “Papa” to seven grandchildren.

Steve created a legacy, the Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada, in memory of his daughter Kelly, who died of a brain tumour over 30 years ago. As co-founder, 20 year board member and life time member he has been instrumental in developing this successful international organization to raise money for research, education and support of those facing the diagnosis of a brain tumour. He continues as an advisor to the BTFC Board and Executives while participating in fund raising endeavours.

Steve also co-founded Bereaved Families of Ontario, London Chapter, as well as assisted on the fundraising and social committees during the building of St. Justin’s Catholic Church and the F.W. Merrill Church Hall in London, Ontario. He was active as a director on boards for St. Justin’s Catholic Church Advisory, St. Peter’s Catholic School,  LAVA, London Fundraisers, Ad & Sales Club all of London, Huron United Way, Pastoral Council of St. Peter’s Catholic Church, St. Joseph, Ontario and presently with Community Living South Huron.

Steve has assisted in various community projects such as Oakridge High School’s 40th Reunion, St. Peter’s Catholic Church 135th Anniversary, the Reliquary of Saint Andre, and collection of electronics for recycling for St. Peters / St. Boniface Parish.

Golf being his great passion, Steve enjoys many rounds with his golf buddies here and while wintering in Florida. He is quick to organize and participate in many golf tournaments including the ‘Bob Williams Memorial Golf Tournament” for CLSH. 

Steve has thoroughly enjoyed his association with Community Living South Huron’s clients, staff and volunteers for the past five years on the Board of Directors.

Greg Counsel

Greg has had a long career in high tech with stints at Corel Software, Infowave and  BlackBerry and is currently with ScotiaBank as a Project Leader in IT. He relocated to Exeter with his partner, Sonya, and her two childern Emily and Kenny from Kitchener in 2017. Emily has a congenital disorder called Kabuki Syndrome, and after moving to Exeter they found Community Living South Huron and it's ARC Day Program for Emily and it is without a doubt the best resource Emily has had the privilage to attend. Greg is proud to sit on the Board of CLSH and hopes to continue there for a long time to come as a passionate advocate for Emily and all her new friends supported by CLSH.

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Rick Hundey

Rick and his wife Jane have been together since 1971, and have three grown children. They love spending time with their grandchildren.

Rick has been a consultant specializing in community development, as well as a community planner. His third career has made him an author, writing mysteries, short stories and stage plays. Many of his projects have been published and won awards.

Rick has devoted his spare time to coaching, scouting, Big Brothers and fundraising for various organizations. He is a long time member of the CLSH Board of Directors, and is involved with many other community organizations.


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Bonnie Calder

Bio to come.


Doug Kennedy

Doug is married to Vanessa they have 3 grown children. He was in the insurance and investment  industry for over 35 years. He enjoyed many aspects of the business from sales, sales management nd various head office functions. He retired in 2011.
Doug has volunteered on many industry boards, the United Way, Kiwanis, and was Easter Seal Chairman  while living in eastern Ontario. He also was involved with the board for Credit Counseling. He is honored to be on the Board of Community Living recognizing the value it adds to our community and the individuals it assists.

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Jessica Langan

Jessica lives in Bayfield, Ontario with her husband Josh and our two boys (Nolan age 2.5 and Kyle age 7 months).  Jessica is a teacher for the Huron Perth Catholic District School board where she has taught music as well as grades 6 through 8 at Our Lady of Mount Carmel School.  She currently teaches Special Education at Sacred Heart School in Wingham.  She is passionate about special education and inclusion and is honoured to serve on the board of directors for Community Living South Huron.

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Dana Lewis

Dana & his wife Lee have been “cottaging” in South Huron since 2003. They have recently moved into their St Joseph home full time. They have one daughter currently working in the teaching profession.

Dana worked in the Kitchener area for over 40 years in various financial and operational management positions which was mainly in industrial type organizations. While in Kitchener, Dana & Lee did some volunteering at the Food Bank, Meals on Wheels and Christmas Hamper delivery.

In addition to volunteering with CLSH, Dana can be found either playing golf, organizing golf or just enjoying walks in the neighbourhood. Dana also keeps busy doing his own building and renovating or helping friends with their projects.

He is very happy to be getting involved in the community by joining the CLSH board of directors.



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Darlene Lightfoot

Darlene Lightfoot is the Assistant Branch Manager at the Bank of Montreal in Exeter where she has worked for over 30 years. She has two children, Amy who is an Occupational Therapist, and Tim who is Manager of a Sporting Goods Store.  Aside from being on the Board of Directors for Community Living she volunteers with the Exeter United Church and looks after the children in the nursery on Sunday mornings. Darlene is a big supporter of the SPCA in Goderich. She also participates in the Big Bike Ride for Heart and Stroke. In her spare time Darlene likes to curl up with a good book and spend time with her dog Athena.

Sarah Oud

Sarah Oud was raised in Grand Bend and now, along with her husband Andrew and two children, lives close to the lake which they all love. Sarah has been an elementary teacher with the Huron Perth CDSB since 2006. Sarah has over ten years of kindergarten teaching experience, has transitioned to teaching grade 6, and has her Special Education Qualifications. She feels strongly about advocating for all children and recognizing their diverse needs as learners and citizens. Sarah brings this same philosophy to the CLSH board. 


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JoAnne Pickering

61+ years of experience. I am retired from the school board for Huron Perth after 25year,  I have been retired for 3 years, best job I have had yet!! Married 43+ years to Mike Pickering. We have 4 children, Chad 41, married 10 years to Cecile they have twin boys that are 2+ Austin and William. Angela 38, single mom with 4 children, Madelyn 9, Carter 8, Emily 8, they are twins, and Cole 6. Rebecca  35, lives in the Sanders group home in Exeter. Pamela 34, married to Joel 8 years, 2 children Tyler 6 and Ryan 4.  We have lived south of Dashwood on the family farm for 40 years, moved from a home in Crediton. Both my husbands parents have passed away, as well as my father, my mom is in the Nursing home in Hensall. I have been on the board for Community Living for many years off and on.  I feel it is important to help make this organization the best that it can be for all that work and attend. 

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Virginia Scott

I have moved around many times with my parents when my Dad was in the Air Force.  I am married, have lived in Grand Bend for over 20 years with my husband, John and my two children, Derek and Devin.  Devin has Downs Syndrome and attends ARC Monday to Friday.  I trained as a Legal Secretary, worked in a Real Estate Office and later became a Financial Advisor.  I am now retired. I was a member of the Grand Bend Lioness, the Winter Carnival Board, Treasurer of Cubs in Lucan and a member of the Board of Stewards at the United Church in Lucan.

Jake Sweeney

Bio and photo to come.

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