Community Living Mattawa is an association that is comprised of members who have an interest in the well-being of people with developmental disabilities and believe in a community that fully supports and includes any one of its community members.
Community Living Mattawa has a volunteer Board of Directors that is comprised of 8 members from the association. The general functions of the Board are to plan and direct the policy of the association, ensure the association is financially responsible to its funder and the public as a whole, sets the strategic direction for the association, and is responsible for the overall performance of the association as it pertains to achieving its stated purpose, goals and objectives.
The Board is made up of a diverse group of people who should be:
- Composed of persons vitally interested in the work of the Association.
- Representative of the areas of concern the Association serves.
- Fiscally responsible for the Association and accountable to the community.
The Board of Directors is elected annually at the Association’s Annual General Meeting, held in November and serve for three year terms.
2018 Board of Directors
Ben Holst, Board Chair
Ben became Board chair in 2016. He is a Mental Health Worker and has been a member of the Board since 2007. Ben represents our families on the Board and has skills and expertise in the areas of Social Work, Public Relations, Planning and Organization.
Tanya Bélanger, Board Vice-Chair
Tanya became Board Vice-Chair in 2015 and stayed on as Vice-Chair for 2016. Tanya is a Nurse Practitioner and Vice-President of Clinical Services at the Mattawa Hospital and has been a member of the Board since 2012. Tanya is one of our bi-lingual Board members and has skills and expertise in the areas of Medical, Public Relations, Human Resources, and Planning and Organization.
Monique Antoine, Board Secretary
Monique is a Loans Officer at the Caisse Populaire de Mattawa by profession and has been on the Board since 2013. Monique is one of our bi-lingual Board members. Monique has skills and expertise in the areas of Financial, and Human Resources.
Amy Morrison, Treasurer
Amy became Board Secretary in 2016 and moves into the role of Treasurer in 2018. She is the Chief Financial Officer at the Mattawa Hospital and has been on the Board since 2013. Amy has skills and expertise in the areas of Financial, Business, Public Relations, and Human Resources.
Dexture Sarrazin, Director
Dexture is an Information Technology Manager and he joined the Board in 2016. Dexture represents our families on the Board and has skills in the areas of Financial, Planning and Organizational, Business, Public Relations, Human Resources and Technology.
Susan Turgeon, Director
Susan became a Board member in 2018. She is a retired Change Management Lead with the Bank of Nova Scotia. Susan brings previous Board experience to Community Living Mattwa and has skills and expertise in the areas of Financial, Business, Planning and Organization.
Jacques Goudreau, Director
Jacques became a Board member in 2018. He is a Quality Assurance Professional with Canadian Nuclear Laboratories. Jacques is one of our bi-lingual Board members. Jacques brings previous Board experience to Community Living Mattawa and has skills and expertise in Public Realtions, Education, Labour Relations, Planning and Organization, and Quality Assurance.
All of Community Living Mattawa’s Board members care about the people with whom the agency supports and believe in the Mission of the organization to increase independence and inclusion for the consumers of the association.
For More Information About Becoming a Board Member, please contact:
David Spencer, Executive Director
Community Living Mattawa
705-744-2979 ext. 203