Board of Directors

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.

2019 Board of Directors

Ben Holst, Past Board Chair


Ben became the Past Board chair in 2019.  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 Chair

Tanya became Board Chair in 2019.  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, and Vice Chair since 2015.  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.

Susan Turgeon, Vice Chair

Susan became the Vice-chair in 2019, and has been a member of the board since 2018. She is a retired Change Management Lead with the Bank of Nova Scotia. Susan brings previous Board experience to Community Living Mattawa and has skills and expertise in the areas of Financial, Business, 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 moved 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.

Wayne Cotgreave, Director

Wayne joined the board in November 2018. He is a retired police officer who brings to the board experience in legal, public relations, labour relations, human resources, and planning. Wayne is interested in helping the board with it’s governance and its fundraising.

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
david@communitylivingmattawa.org