Board of Directors

Shawn Maloney

Board Commencement: 1998

CAREER

  • 30 years: Owner/Operator, Miller Hughes Ford (staff of 35 people)

BOARDS/COMMITTEES

  • Previous Board Member; Victorian Order of Nurses
  • Board of Directors & Commodore, Stormont Yacht Club (non-profit)
  • Supporter of St. Lawrence River Institute

EXPERIENCE

  • Managing relationships with staff, customers, banks, finance companies and manufacturers

Brian Johnston

Board Commencement: 2005

CAREER

  • 1997 – Became licenced to provide financial advice with respect to Mutual Funds through non-related Professional Investment firm
  • 1991 – Started Upper Canada Mortgage; Became the first mortgage brokerage to open an office in Cornwall

BOARDS/COMMITTEES

  • 1999-Present – Volunteer, Youth Justice Committee
  • 1993-1999 – Committee Member, Alternative Measures
  • Previous Community Director, Rotary Club of Cornwall Sunrise
  • Previous Committee Member, Rotary Club of Cornwall Sunrise – Golf Tournament
  • Previous Member, MS Society – Golf Tournament
  • Previous Financial Committee Member, United Way
  • Previous Founding Member, Children’s Treatment Centre Charity Dinner

Dianne Nixon

Board Commencement: 2007

CAREER

  • 28 years: Branch Manager, Royal Bank of Canada – 300 Pitt St., Cornwall

BOARDS/COMMITTEES 

  • Board President, Laurencrest Youth Services Inc.
  • Tri-County Literacy
  • Parent Council/Secretary, St. Joseph’s Catholic Secondary School
  • Lead for Community Involvement with RBC; Cornwall Hospice, St. Lawrence River Institute, several days of service grants
  • Previous Board Member; Cornwall Minor Football, Cornwall Minor Lacrosse Association, Cornwall Minor Hockey

Dan Bergeron

Board Commencement: 2008

CAREER

  • 17 years – President/CEO, SigmaPoint 

BOARDS/COMMITTEES

  • Non-profit organizations – CRO, YPO
  • Hospice
  • Dragon Boat Festival
  • Heart and Stroke Foundation – Big Bike
  • Agape Centre
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters
  • Baldwin House
  • Canadian Cancer Society

EDUCATION

  • Micro Computer Engineering – St. Lawrence College 

EXPERIENCE

  • 25 years – SMT Manufacturing, Concurrent Engineering, Design and Manufacturing, and RF assembly
  • Directs a team of highly motivated key executives towards a unified goal. Created a company where employees are valued, encouraged to make mistakes, and apply lessons learned to continually improve. This culture, combined with Dan’s passion to build the best EMS provider company is a game changer in this industry

Paul Marleau

Board Commencement: 2009

CAREER

  • Owner, Marleau Mechanical Ltd.

BOARDS/COMMITTEES

  • Volunteer Coach – Competitive Hockey, Lacrosse
  • Previous Treasurer, Seaway Rapids AA Minor Hockey

James Pollock, CPA CA

Board Commencement: 2010

CAREER

  • President, SD&G CPA Ontario Association
  • 2005 – Became partner with Craig Keen Despatie Markell LLP
  • 2001 – Obtained CA

EXPERIENCE

  • 20 years – Public Accounting experience with non-profit organizations funded by MCSS
  • Auditing, Tax experience with various municipalities, individuals and commercial enterprises

Brian Hunt

Board Commencement: 2015

CAREER

  • 2015-Present: Partner, McDougall Hunt Insurance Brokers, o/b McDougall Insurance Brokers Ltd.
  • 2010-2015: Partner/VP, Hunt Commercial Insurance, o/b Upper Canada Commercial Insurance Group Inc.
  • 1995-2000 (approx.): Director/VP, Insurance Brokers Association of SD&G
  • 1990-1999 (approx.): Director/VP, Cornwall Chamber of Commerce
  • 1983-2010: Partner/VP, Hunt Insurance Brokers Ltd.

Steve Guindon

Board Commencement: 2016

CAREER

  • Educator, Public Secondary System
  • Self-Employed, Speedline Communications
  • Business Owner, O2togo Dive Centre

BOARDS/COMMITTEES

  • Active Member, Seaway Valley Divers
  • Chairperson, Ducks Unlimited – Community Fundraiser
  • Director, Cornwall Lions Club

EXPERIENCE

  • Raisin River Institute – River Cleanup

Randy Houle

Board Commencement: 2016

CAREER

  • 27 years – Owner/Operator, Family-owned automotive business

BOARDS/COMMITTEES

  • Executive Member, Cornwall Minor Lacrosse Association
  • 10 years – Volunteer, Youth Justice Committee
  • Previous Member, Rotary Club of Cornwall Sunrise

EXPERIENCE

  • Automotive Industry – Petroleum, Car Wash, Auto Service, Sales and Rentals

Gabriel Perreault 

Board Commencement: 2019

CAREER

  • Police Constable, Cornwall Police Service

BOARDS/COMMITTEES

  • 2018-Present – Initiation Program Coordinator/Head Coach, South Dundas Minor Hockey Association

EDUCATION

  • Police Foundations diploma, Ontario Police College
  • PMAB training
  • Workshop on Youth and Cognitive Brain Functions with Dr. Elana Bloom (Psychologist)
  • CPS Courses; LEAD Team Training, ASIST, SFST, HealthIM, CIT Training

EXPERIENCE

  • Thorough knowledge of Youth Criminal Justice, Mental Health, Child and Family Services and Police Services Acts
  • Community Service, Program Evaluation, Outreach/advocacy experience
  • As a former employee of Laurencrest, has a good understanding of the positive impact they provide to the community and surrounding areas. As a police officer in the city of Cornwall, has a great deal of exposure and experience relating to systemic issues involving at risk youth and dysfunctional family dynamics. Can provide relevant mindset and contribute to the board by sharing his passion for youth development and rehabilitation through excellent programming

Andrew Guindon

Board Commencement: 2021

CAREER

  • Lawyer, McDonald, Duncan, Doré LLP

BOARDS/COMMITTEES

  • Dec. 2018-Present – Councillor, Township of South Stormont
  • Feb. 2019-Present – Board member, Lost Villages Historical Society
  • June 2020-Present – Board member, Children’s Treatment Centre
  • May 2021-Present – Board member, Agapé Centre

EDUCATION

  • Juris Doctor (law degree), University of Ottawa – 2018

EXPERIENCE

  • Extensive experience assisting local non-profit organizations; developing policies, reviewing budgets and negotiating contracts.
  • Administration/Management, Outreach/Advocacy, Non-profit experience

Do you need help?

Parents

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Youth

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