Jan Mowbray, President
Jan is a resident of Milton and an active volunteer in her community. She serves as Chair of the Milton Seniors Activity Centre Advisory Committee and is the lead on food services at the Senior Centre as well as sits on the Fund Development Committee; President of the Milton Historical Society, Director of Country Heritage Park, chairs the Halton Living Wage coalition, is a member of Poverty Free Halton, a Director of the Bob Rumball Centre for the Deaf in Milton, and chair of Doors Open Milton. In the past, Jan held the position of Councillor for two terms at the Town of Milton, a 16-year business owner of a manufacturing distributor of kitchen accessories and a controller for an engineering company.
Cameron Fraser, Vice President
Cameron Fraser is a long time Burlington resident. He is currently the Professional Learning and Development Lead for the Ontario Principal’s Council. Cam leads OPC’s Experienced Principal’s Development Qualification, the Principal Qualification Program and the Emerging Leaders Program. He was the founding Associate Head of School for the School of Education, Charles Sturt University, Burlington campus. He facilitated the development of the Master of International Leadership and designed and implemented courses in child development, classroom management, inclusive education, differentiated instruction and wellness. He was a Principal in the Halton District School Board where he was also a classroom and special education teacher and an Instructional Consultant. Cam received an Award of Distinction for developing a provincially recognized program integrating technology into the classroom and an Award of Merit for his contributions to primary literacy instruction. Also, he was the recipient of the Faculty of Education Award for Individual Academic Excellence. He has cultivated a special interest in facilitation and leadership, differentiated instruction and brain research, designing many workshops and institutes which he has presented throughout Ontario.
Megan Harris, Treasurer
Megan Harris has lived in Milton with her husband and three children for 14 years. She is the co-founder of Gestalt Collective, a program and service design studio that has worked with hundreds of organizations in the non-profit health and social service sector. She brings a decade of experience building and managing a business that has enabled meaningful change locally, provincially and across Canada. With a Masters in Public Health and specialized training in adult education and performance improvement, Megan can contribute executive-level knowledge, skills and experience in the areas of team building, community outreach and experience engaging socially disadvantaged or vulnerable populations. Megan and her family can often be found sailing out of Oakville Yacht Squadron, hiking in the various Conservation Halton parks that surround us or skiing at Glen Eden. As a volunteer, Megan has worked with Chris Hadfield Public School and the Oakville Yacht Squadron Sailing School.
Roslyn Ralph, Secretary
Roslyn Ralph is a long-time Halton resident, currently living in Burlington. She recently retired from the Halton Region Health Department, where she worked for many years as a Health Promoter. In that role, she managed several projects and programs on a variety of public health issues, including violence against women, healthy living, and alcohol and substance misuse. Roslyn worked for Halton’s Our Kids Network while on a secondment from the Health Department. Her work with OKN focussed on community development and engagement. She also provided advisory support to the Board of Directors of the Halton Fresh Food Box. As a volunteer, she has served as a Board member of Halton Big Brothers Big Sisters and the Toronto Chapter of the ALS Society, as well as Chair of Fundraising for the ALS Society of Canada.
Jerome Adamo, Board Director
Jerome Adamo is a local labour council representative with 20 years of ongoing advocacy work and lived experience. Jerome provides an “inside looking outward” lens from the house of private and public labour unions; the post-secondary student government movement; Ontario Government Housing tenant issues as well as Ontario Disability Program and Social Assistance reform. Jerome works for the Halton District School Board as an Early Childhood Educator. He lives in Oakville with his partner, Tanya, and their twin boys Austin and Tyson.
Larry Chambers, Ph.D., Board Director
Dr. Larry W. Chambers brings important skills and experience to Community Development Halton. He has expertise in design, implementation and evaluation of health and social service programs. He is experienced in building, managing and leading interdisciplinary research and innovation project teams involving clinicians, subject matter experts and policymakers. Throughout his career, he has developed strategic plans for research organizations and research proposal budgets. He has an excellent track record in fundraising and development of consortia of researchers and research organizations. In addition, he has successfully enhanced the capacity of governmental and non-governmental partner agencies by connecting research and innovation projects to policy and strategies. In addition to work as a consultant, Larry holds a part-time position as Research Director of the Niagara Regional Campus, School of Medicine, McMaster University. He has authored or co-authored over 175 peer-reviewed publications on the care of older adults, population and public health, health research methods, and post-professional education. Larry maintains appointments with McMaster University (Professor Emeritus), as well as with the Bruyère Research Institute, University of Ottawa, York University, and the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences. From 2013 to 2017, he was with the Alzheimer Society of Canada as Scientific Advisor. Larry is a Fellow with the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences, a Fellow with the American College of Epidemiology, and Honorary Fellow with the Faculty of Public Health of the United Kingdom. Larry has lived in Milton with his wife Karin, who is a beekeeper, since 2011.
Abdul Chaudhry, Board Director
Abdul resides in Burlington and is currently retired. In his professional career of almost three decades, Abdul was a Social Worker for in the Child Welfare Sector. He is an active volunteer with the International Development & Relief Foundation, previously as the Hamilton representative and at the present time is the Burlington representative. Also, he is a volunteer member of the Grants Committee with the Oakville Community Foundation.
Claire Forster, Board Director
Claire Forster is a seasoned Human Resources Professional who has global experience in North America and Asia being based in Canada and Hong Kong. Her most recent position was as a Vice President for a leading global financial services organization. Claire chose to leave the paid workforce and focus on governance and volunteer work in areas she is passionate about. Claire is the past chair of the Alzheimer Society of Brant, Haldimand Norfolk, Hamilton Halton. She is a Board member of the Alzheimer Society of Ontario where she also Chairs the Provincial Quality Standards Committee and is a Board member of Elizabeth Fry Toronto. She also volunteers with International Needs, an organization that supports women and children in countries where female education is not a priority, and for CEE, an organization in Toronto that focuses on Careers, Education and Empowerment for challenged Black Youth. Claire is a passionate advocate for the vulnerable in society with a keen interest in working with the Not for Profit sector in areas of governance and strategy.
Ancilla Ho-Young, Board Director
Ancilla Ho-Young is a member of the Cultural Community in Burlington and the 2012 Recipient of Ontario Medal for good Citizenship as well as Burlington Citizen of the year. For many years Ancilla has been an advocate for Inclusivity and Diversity in the City of Burlington. She has been a leader in promoting awareness of Caribbean Culture and Black History in Burlington and has received the John C. Holland Award for this work. She has participated on committees in the City of Burlington and the Region of Halton giving a voice to those who cannot advocate or speak for themselves. Ancilla has recently retired from a very long career in the healthcare field with the last 10 years working to help women who have experienced sexual assault and domestic violence. She continues to remain involved in the community with her main goal being to help make Burlington the Vibrant, Inclusive City it could and should be.
Daniel Risdale, Board Director
Daniel Risdale has deep roots in public service and community organizing. He has worked for various municipalities and non-profit organizations throughout the Halton Region. Daniel’s work has consistently revolved around increasing access to services for residents and enhancing the capacity of the organizations he represents. He is an advocate, organizing through various boards, committees, and community programs both locally and abroad; spending many months leading programs in West Africa. Daniel will share his keynotes on empathy and social inclusion with just about anyone who will listen. Daniel was born and raised in the Halton Region, enjoys public speaking, time with family and friends, animals, and a good meal.