Message from Board President

Message from Board President

Elaine Capes

Safety Support and Hope – three words we would like to think few women would have to struggle to experience. Three words that FTP staff make a reality for women who come to seek support at Family Transition Place.

I welcome you to peruse the website and become familiar with the great programs, services, education and training that happen within the agency and across our community.

Like the many community organizations  we are fortunate to have in our area, we are able to continue to deliver our unfunded programs based on generous support from our community.  Please consider making a secure online donation, and we can issue you a tax receipt right away.  Your support will make a difference.

On behalf of the Board of Directors, thank you.  Together we can ensure that we continue to build healthy relationships in our community.


Elaine Capes
Board President, 2015-2017

Shown left to right: (Elaine Capes, Carissa Burton, Cynthia Rayburn, Mike Post, Trish Keachie & Karen Webster) Missing from photo: Nicole Hambleton, Nancy Monegeon, Paul Nanckivell

Board of Directors

FTP is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors comprised of individuals who have a broad range of experience and a commitment to ending violence in our community. Their strategic leadership will help focus efforts that support the agency to meet the changing needs of our community, while simultaneously ensuring that FTP’s mission and values are front and centre.
Carissa Burton

Carissa is excited to be serving the Family Transition Place (FTP) and its stakeholders as a member of the Board.  She and her husband are long time Hockley Valley residents, and along with their two children believe it is important be active in supporting their local community.  With a professional background of marketing, design, analytics, communications and branding, Cari is looking forward to contributing to the continued success of FTP.

Elaine Capes

Elaine is serving her second year as the President of the Board, and has been a board member since 2012. Elaine previously worked in the finance industry, for more than 30 years, holding senior management positions in personal and corporate banking, systems and technology and global securities. She was a councillor for the Town of Mono from 2010 to 2014, and holds several other volunteer board positions throughout the community.

Elaine is a successful entrepreneur and operates Performance and Learning Consulting, serving international and local corporate clients. She also owns and operates Little Creek Ranch, a family operated Agri-Tourism business in Mono.

Nicole Hambleton

Nicole is a Registered Dietitian and Program Coordinator for Farm to School programs in Dufferin County.  She has degrees in nutrition, psychology and women’s studies. She is passionate about healthy food and supporting local farms and farmers. She is also a volunteer member of Headwaters Food and Farming Alliance’s Education, Access and Literacy group and Ontario Ecoschools. She is a trained Roots of Empathy instructor who has been delivering programs at her local elementary school since 2013. She moved to Dufferin County in 2009 with her family.  She has been on the board since 2014.

Trish Keachie

Trish Keachie worked in the social service world for over 40 years.  Her management positions included provincial policy development in the areas of child care and domestic violence and supporting and funding homelessness programs for the City of Toronto.  Most recently, Trish was Executive Director of Dufferin Child and Family Services and retired from that in 2013.  She is now actively involved in the community on the FTP board and on the Leadership Committee of Headwaters Communities in Action.  She lives happily in Mono and has been with the board since 2015.

Nancy Mongeon

Nancy Mongeon is a retired nurse and social worker who did primarily community practice for over 40 years in the healthcare industry in both Canada and the United States. In semi retirement, Nancy taught at the community college and did some consulting work on Boards. Nancy has given back to the communities she has lived in as is evident by her committee work at both the community and government levels. Nancy and her husband in retirement have chosen to reside in Orangeville. She has been on FTP’s Board since 2014.


Paul Nanckivell

Paul Nancekivell has been police officer for 28 1/2 years currently community safety and media officer with Dufferin OPP. He is member Aging Well Dufferin committee, Human service and justice coordinating committee and has been resident of Dufferin County for 10 years. He is married and has 2 grown boys. He is member of Orangeville Community Band.  ‎He teaches OPP KIDS program in 5 elementary schools outside of Orangeville and Shelburne. He looks forward to contributing his ideas to work as team with the board of directors at FTP.  Paul joined the board in 2016.

Mike Post

Mike is joining the Board for his first year in 2016. After spending a year volunteering with the MENtors, he is excited to be able to give back to Family Transition Place in a broader capacity.

Mike is a long time Orangeville resident and works as a purchaser for Post Farm Structures out of Alma, ON.

Cynthia Rayburn
Karen Webster

Karen Webster is a Senior Accountant at FW Johnson, Chartered Accountant. She is very active within the community and acted as a volunteer treasurer with the Shelburne Muskies, Shelburne Minor Hockey and the Greater Dufferin Area Chamber of Commerce. Karen is also actively involved in many sporting organizations, having various roles from playing to coaching to sitting on Boards. She has worked in the Orangeville area for more than 20 years and lived in the Shelburne area for the majority of her life, now raising two boys there. Karen believes it is important to give back to the community that she lives, works and plays in. Karen has been on the FTP Board since 2015.

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