Shown left to right:, Nancy Mongeon, Denyse Horner, Norah Kennedy, Carissa Burton, Nicole Hambleton, Sheralyn Roman, Rapinder Kaur, Mary Rose
Missing from photo: Trish Keachie, Preeya Rateja
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Board of Directors
Simran Bhamu is excited to join the Family Transition Place (FTP) Board of Directors. She is a proud Orangeville resident, a young mother, a business consultant and digital marketing expert by profession. She is also a passionate community volunteer who is dedicatedly working with not-for-profit organizations like Community Living Dufferin, Big Brothers & Big Sisters, B Social and Caledon Meals on Wheels, just to name a few. Simran is passionate about causes that promote sustainable development, gender equality, accessibility, diversity and inclusion. She is also a contributing member of some municipal committees. Simran holds a Bachelors Degree in Commerce and is pursuing a Masters Degree in Psychology. She also demonstrated her deep understanding of public policy matters as a council candidate in the 2018 Orangeville municipal election. She actively participates in discussions on local social, economic, and political issues and makes her voice heard over various platforms in Orangeville.
Carissa Burton - Board President
Laura Cameron - Board Treasurer
Laura Cameron is happy to join the Family Transition Place (FTP) Board of Directors in 2020. She has a great appreciation for the work that FTP has done in the community for many years, and looks forward to being part of such a strong and impactful organization. Laura is a long-time resident of Erin, where she has raised her four children. She has worked in the medical device industry for more than 35 years—first as a finance/operations professional, and now leading a diabetes-related business.
Laura has a passion for helping people in many different ways through her professional life and her extended family, and now looks forward to learning from the FTP team and helping wherever she can.
Nicole Hambleton - Past Board President
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 was a member of the board from 2014-2020, and is now Ex-Officio.
Denyse is very honored to be selected to the FTP Board of Directors and to uphold the vision, mission and values of this very important and much needed organization.
As a former employee of Community Living Dufferin, where she worked for 22 years, Denyse enjoyed supporting people directly and then managing staff teams. She brought to these roles her belief and understanding of dignity and respect for all. These are the same values and reason she was drawn to become involved with FTP.
Denyse has been a resident of Orangeville for 25 years and feels very fortunate to have the opportunities a community such as ours provides. From raising her two children, being a local volunteer and working towards new goals, Denyse knows and appreciates the good fortune many in our community enjoy. She now looks forward to her role with FTP and to be able to give back to her community.
Trish Keachie - Board Vice-President
Tony Maxwell is a writer and communications professional who has been involved with FTP over the years in several capacities, focusing in particular on raising awareness among men and boys that violence against women and girls “is a men’s issue.” As part of MENtors, a group of local men supporting the work of FTP, he has organized fundraising events for FTP, including WALK IN HER SHOES (pink heels) walks, poster campaigns, and spoken to service clubs and churches. Tony has worked in communications in the House of Commons, at Queen’s Park and now in the municipal sector, at the Town of Caledon. He is owner of Headwaters Media, a local communications/marketing company. For many years he has been a minor hockey referee in Caledon and Orangeville. He enjoys fitness, dog-walking, photography and reading.
Sheralyn Roman has lived, worked and volunteered in the Caledon/Dufferin community for over 20 years and considers it a great honour to join the Board of FTP. She has been a regular contributor to FTP’s Celebrating Women Magazine and can’t wait to share the FTP story with an even broader community. She is the proud owner of small, local communications company called Writing Right For You. Sheralyn has a B.A. and a Bachelor of Education, is a former Teacher and the published author of a children’s book. She writes regularly for the Caledon Citizen and a variety of freelance publications. Sheralyn is married, has two awesome kids, volunteers with a local soccer club and sits on the Board of several other Caledon nonprofit agencies and on the Caledon Library Board.
Mary is proud to serve as a new Director( 2019) of Family Transition Place. She recalls its inception and early foundation in Orangeville when serving as a Councillor in the Town of Orangeville. She also served as Mayor during her 23 years on Council.
She and her husband Alex have lived in Orangeville for 44 years bringing up 3 children here. She taught at St. Peter Elementary School for 26 years of her 37 year career in education.
Mary is looking forward to working with the other Directors and the amazing staff of FTP.