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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...

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Patty Vlaar

West District Executive Director

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

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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.

Clare Lebold

President and Chair

  • Clare lives in Kitchener, Ontario. He is a Pastor and Educator.
  • Clare is in his sixth year with 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 third year on the Board of Directors.

Rick Elliott

Vice Chair

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

Mark Ghesquiere

Secretary

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

Tim Epp

Director

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

Lori Weiler-Thiessen

Director

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

Aimo Manninen

Director

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

Marty Robinson

Director

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

Alisha Ramlogan

Director

  • Alisha lives in Toronto, Ontario. She is a Registered Nurse.
  • This is Alisha’s first year on the Board of Directors.

Beth Woof

Member at Large

  • Beth lives in Ancaster, Ontario and she is a high school principal.
  • Beth is returning to the Board of Directors this year, beginning another term.

Mike Wellman

Director

  • Mike lives in Waterloo, Ontario and he is a financial planner.
  • Mike is in his first year on the Board of Directors.