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Leadership Team

Senior Leadership Team

Christian Otte

Vice President of Information Systems and Technology

Christian leads the Information Systems and Technology functions at Christian Horizons. He is excited to serve people living...

Executive Directors

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Paul Gillam

Central East Executive Director

Paul has been with Christian Horizons for 27 years, beginning as a Direct Support Professional in Peterborough and...

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Jackie Monforton

East District Executive Director

(serving Ottawa & Kingston) Jackie has served with Christian Horizons 30 years. Jackie began her career with Christian...

Patty Vlaar

West District Executive Director

Patty has served with Christian Horizons for over 25 years in a variety of different positions.

Ann Gyurmanczi

South District Executive Director

Ann has worked within Christian Horizons for 25 years, in positions including Direct Support Professional, Job Placement Facilitator,...

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Ingrid Dykstra

North District Executive Director

Ingrid came to Christian Horizons in 1984 as a part-time Direct Support Professional. Throughout the course of her...

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Irene Moore

Central District Executive Director

Irene began her career at Christian Horizon in March 1989. She has served in many roles over the...

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Stefan Thomas

Saskatchewan Executive Director

Stefan has served within Christian Horizons for more than 10 years. He started as a Direct Support Professional...

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Mark Wallace

Executive Director Organizational Culture & International Partners

Mark came to Christian Horizons in 2007 in a dual role of Direct Support Professional and a member...

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Our Board

Christian Horizons Board of Directors is a dedicated group of volunteers who govern the organization of Christian Horizons. The Directors pledge to uphold the Christian Faith Foundation of Christian Horizons and lead following the vision, mission and values of the organization. Below is a list of the current Directors. Directors are elected to a three year term at the Annual General Meeting, and can serve 2 consecutive terms.

Rick Elliott

President & Chair

  • Rick lives in Brantford, Ontario. He is retired and was a Business Development Manager.
  • Rick is in his fifth year on the Board of Directors.

Judy Eerkes

Vice Chair

  • Judy lives in Jordan Station, Ontario.
  • She is a Clinical Leader in the Autism Spectrum Disorder Program at the Ron Joyce Children’s Health Centre. Judy is in her fourth year on the Board of Directors.

Beth Woof

Vice Chair

  • Beth lives in Ancaster, Ontario and she is a high school principal.
  • Beth is in her second year of this term with the Board of Directors.

Mark Ghesquiere


  • Mark lives in Simcoe, Ontario and he is a physician.
  • This is Mark’s sixth year on the Board of Directors.

Rebecca Evans

Member at Large

  • Rebecca lives in Toronto, Ontario. She is a Public Health Nurse.
  • Rebecca is in her fourth year on the Board of Directors.

Tim Epp


  • Tim lives in Dundas, Ontario. He is an Associate Professor of Sociology at Redeemer University.
  • This is his sixth year on the Board of Directors.

Lori Weiler-Thiessen


  • Lori lives in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. She is an educator.
  • Lori is in her sixth year with the Board of Directors.

Aimo Manninen


  • Aimo lives in Southampton, Ontario. He is a retired principal.
  • Aimo is in his third year back on the Board of Directors.

Marty Robinson

Member at Large

  • Marty lives in Wellesley, Ontario. He works for Habitat for Humanity Canada.
  • This is Marty’s third year on the Board of Directors.

Hoa Pearce


  • Hoa lives in Simcoe, Ontario where she is an accountant.
  • This is Hoa’s first year on the Board of Directors.

Tyler Bowman


  • Tyler lives in St. Agatha, Ontario.
  • Tyler is an engineer and is in his first year on the Board of Directors.

Richard Williams


  • Richard lives in Brampton, Ontario and is a healthcare sales manager.
  • This is Richard’s first year on the Board of Directors.