Shown left to right: Preeya Rateja, Paul Nancekivell, Trish Keachie (front), Karen Webster, Mike Post (back), Rapinder Kaur, Nicole Hambleton, Nancy Mongeon and Carissa Burton
Board of Directors
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.
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, and is now Board President as of 2018-19.
Rapinder Kaur is a Registered Psychotherapist, Art Therapist, community organizer, facilitator and founder of a private practice called Art as Therapy. Rapinder is fascinated with the idea of how individual empowerment can lead to collective action and positive change. Rapinder feels privileged to be given the opportunity to serve an organization she admires greatly and hopes to bring her knowledge of good governance practices and child welfare along with an anti-oppression and cultural humility lens to her role on FTP’s Board of Directors.
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 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 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.
Preeya works with the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services and has been working with the Ontario government for several years in various roles. Her passion and work experience is focused in areas such as human rights, anti-racism and law enforcement. Her extensive professional experience is “full circle”, in that she has worked in areas of violence against women and children as well as with men/women who offend. Preeya hopes to bring this experience to FTP and also learn from others. She has been living in Orangeville with her family for ten years and feels it is in the fabric of her being, to give back to the community. She equally feels it is important to model this for others and hopes that the passion to do so is infectious to others. Preeya is also a proud serving member of the Canadian Armed Forces.
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.