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Board of Directors 2017-2018

 

Marg Nicholson

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!

 

Rick Hundey

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.

 

Grant Monteith

 

Grant Monteith

Grant has served as a Community Living South Huron Board member since 2003 and has been President and Past President.  Born and raised in Lakeside, Ontario, he moved to London when he married his wife, Deirdre, in 1969.  Grant and Deirdre have four sons – Geoff, Sean, Kevin and Steven.  Grant ran his real estate brokerage from 1969 to 2000 when he retired and moved with Deirdre and Steven to Zurich.  Grant has served on numerous committees:  United Way, Better Business, the Prostate Cancer Support Group, just to name a few.  Grant is Past President of the London and St. Thomas Real Estate Board and Past Master at Doric Corinthian Masonic Lodge in Lakeside.  Grant and Deirdre feel very blessed to have Steven working at Community Living South Huron.  Grant is particularly delighted to have made a small contribution towards the wonderful achievements taking place at Community Living South Huron.

 

Steve Northey

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.

 

Jessica Langan

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.

Darlene Lightfoot

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.

 

 

Tracey Deichert

Tracey Deichert

Tracey was born and raised in the southern part of England.  She studied there as a registered nurse and worked in the Emergency Department at a local hospital. She applied to come to Canada in 1988 and in 1989 was accepted to be a permanent resident.  She has received her certification in Canada and has been nursing for 29 years.  Tracey presently works at Anago Developmental Services, a program for medically fragile individuals.  She lives in Dashwood with her husband.  Along with their cat and dog, they enjoy the outdoors, boating, camping, and also love to travel to many places around the world.

 
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Ron Smyth

Ron is relatively new to the Huron County. He and his wife of 38 years live in Goderich with son Sean Fry. Sean is 46 years old and attends SHCL Arc 3 to 4 days per week with his own support staff. Darlene and Ron have two adult children Patrick living in Victoria Harbour and Sarah living in Welland.

Ron was born and raised in the Timmins area. He studied Civil Engineering Technology at Northern College, Kirkland Lake. After several years in Construction Supervision he was invited to join a college friend from Kirkland Lake family business. In Feb 1972 Ron became the Branch Manager of their New Timmins location. This was the first of many expansions for the company in the automotive rental, sales and leasing business. Under Ron’s direction the Timmins operation grew from one employee and a fleet of 15 to having a staff of 20 and a fleet of 450 units. Ron retired twice once in 2006 moving to Darlene's home town Seaforth, where they were first introduced to South Huron Community Living with Sean attending ARC.

Ron and family returned to work in Timmins 2008 retiring again in 2011 this time relocating to Goderich. Ron is a Past President of Timmins Lions Club and a founding member of Special Olympics Timmins and has held various offices at the Local, Regional and Provincial level over a 25-year period with Special Olympics,

 

JoAnne Pickering

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Virginia Scott

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Glenn Bartlet

- Bio and Photo Coming soon

 

 

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