Board of Directors
Jean-Claude (JC) Legault
JC joined CLOC in 2009 as a volunteer, and has been on the Board of Directors for 7 years. He continues volunteering by providing music therapy at 3 Day Programs, and accompanies the Clarington Project swimmers weekly.
He has been a member of the Policy and Finance committees, as well as second and first Vice President of CLOC’s Board of Directors.
Retired in 2009, JC spent a successful career with Bell Canada Realty Management and Logistics departments, which brought him and his family to live in several cities in Ontario, and Riyadh Saudi Arabia. He also has experience in Property Management (for the Ontario Government), Business Development, and as a consultant in Quality Services and management.
JC continues to be involved with the Knights of Columbus as Past-Grand Knight, Team Leader of youth and scholastic activities, and is the current Chairman of the Ontario KofC Substance Abuse Awareness program. He is active in his parish and choir, Meals on Wheels, and is an actor of Trait-d’Union, a French community theatre group. JC is past Chairman of the Northern Ontario Canadian Paraplegic Association, and past President of the Club Optimiste de Durham.
In addition to JC’s busy schedule, he continues to find time to enjoy his home life with his wife Elaine, their 4 children and 4 grandchildren.
1st Vice President
Mac comes to CLOC with a very personal, passionate and forward-thinking perspective. Educated in business management and finance, Mac is a senior manager in the developmental service industry, responsible for the oversight of over 175,000 sq. ft. of DS facilities.
Mac has been a long-time advocate for CLOC and various other groups, initiating programs, providing access and resources, and advocating for diversity.
2nd Vice President
Chair of Policy Committee
Catherine is currently employed as a Probation Officer for the Ministry of Child and Youth Services, where she has worked for the past 25 years. During this time, Catherine has held a variety of positions within Youth Justice including Volunteer Coordinator, Operational Program Analyst and YCJA Trainer for the Central East Region.
Prior to working with the Ministry, Catherine was employed for several years with CLOC as a supervisor, and later as the Manager of the Supported Employment Program.
As the family member of a person with a developmental disability, Catherine has a strong interest in working with families, and has taken the lead in facilitating many of CLOC’s family/membership meetings.
Chair of Finance Committee
Joel is a Financial Planner at RBC. He has served as an active committee member on the CLOC May GalaPlanning Committee, and currently advises as part of CLOC’s Fundraising Cabinet. Joel also serves as a Board member for the Visual Arts Centre of Clarington. Through work, RBC, Joel has been a multi-year supporter of the Firehouse Youth Centre in Clarington (charity fundraising BBQ, Mics on Fire/Battle of the Bands). He is an annual participant in the Heart and Stroke Big Bike ride, as well as an annual participant in the Port Perry Polar Bear Plunge. Joel lives in Bowmanville with his wife & 3 young children, 2 boys and a girl. He also volunteers his time and assists in coaching lacrosse for his two boys.
Joel believes that CLOC is a great organization and feels strongly about CLOC’s vision to support the achievement of personal outcomes of individuals with developmental disabilities.
Chair of Planning, Quality Enhancement / Risk Management (PQE/RM) Committee
Krystal is a Criminal Defense practitioner as a trial and appeal lawyer in Toronto. Over the years she has been a strong supporter and volunteer within her community. Throughout High School, University and Law School, Krystal has amassed a long list of awards and volunteer appreciation.
As Krystal continues to give back to her community, she is on the Durham Lawyers Association Board of Directors, volunteers with PLEC by acting as a mooting/mock trial coach for O’Neil High School, as well as a judge at various mooting/mock trial competitions. She also speaks at high schools throughout Durham Region on the practice of law and “knowing your rights”. Her extensive experience with the vulnerable sector has brought her to volunteer with CLOC.
MEMBERS AT LARGE
Professor, Developmental Services Worker Program, Durham College
Kay Corbier joined Durham College in 2012 as a professor in the School of Health and Community Services and she teaches in the Developmental Services Worker program. Kay currently chairs the Research Ethics Board for Durham College. Prior to coming to teach at Durham College, Kay spent over 30 years working in the Developmental Services sector. During that time, Kay held various senior management roles such as Director of Operations, Director Human Resources, and Executive Director.
Kay holds a Master of Education Degree in Counselling Psychology from the University of Toronto, and completed the Teaching Certificate at Durham College.
Darlene has been supported in many ways by CLOC over the past several decades. While she was raising her two children, Darlene volunteered as both a classroom and lunch room supervisor at an
elementary school, and worked with seniors at the Oshawa Senior Citizens Centre. Darlene currently volunteers as a coach for Challenge League baseball and soccer. Now that her children are adults and Darlene is a grandmother, Darlene is starting to give back to CLOC by being a member of the P.O.W.E.R. (advocates) Group, which she joined over a year ago, and volunteering at multiple events and public speaking engagements.
Darlene would like to give back to CLOC for the support provided to her over the years, and she would like to represent people with disabilities on the Board because she feels she is able to speak on their behalf and has an understanding of what people with disabilities experience on a daily basis.
My volunteer association with CLOC dates back some 13 years following my retirement from my work life. During this period, my respect and admiration for the organization and the professional and dedicated work of all staff has continued to grow. I consider it a privilege to be associated with such a socially responsible, meaningful and contributing organization.
My first involvement occurred when I was elected to serve as a member of the Board of Directors. Since then, I have served on the Board for two additional terms. Additionally, I have served on the Finance and Policy Committees and have had the pleasure of chairing both committees at different times. Also, I have served and continue to serve as a member of the Board of the CLOC Foundation.
My other volunteer activities include serving as member of the Board of the Oshawa Golf and Curling Club and several of its committees. In addition, I have been for many years, and continue to be the head Coach of the Oshawa Kicks Women’s Representative Soccer team currently playing in the Ontario Women’s Soccer League.
In my work life, I was a senior executive with the Ontario Ministry of Finance where I held the positions of Interim Executive Director, Administration and Finance and Director of Human Resources and Labour Relations prior to my retirement. I started my career as a teacher before entering the human resources field.
My wife Lorraine and I have five adult children and three beautiful grand-children who are the loves of our lives.
Chair of Governance Committee
Wayne has been a resident of Durham Region for over 35 years with his wife and two sons. Retired from a long career at Pickering Nuclear Generating Station, he has been active in the local community, canvassing for the Kidney Foundation and was Secretary on the Board of Directors for Our Home Project for Community Livings.
Wayne’s youngest son Mark, was born with cerebral palsy and lived with his parents until he was 13 years old. At that time Mark went to live in the community at Pinecrest which is run by CLOC, where he has spent the last twenty years greatly enjoying life.
Wayne brings a wealth of experience to CLOC’s Board of Directors, from both his work at Pickering Nuclear Station and parenting his son at home and in a group home setting. As a recent addition to the Board, Wayne looks forward to many years with CLOC helping to make the future better for all involved.
Frank Cormier is a non-profit management and finance professional. A native of Oshawa, Frank studied at Durham College, the University of Toronto, and is continuing his education at Thompson Rivers University. Frank has significant experience in the property management and finance fields, currently working as a project manager for a large-scale contracting firm in York region. An avid volunteer, Frank engages as a consultant for various charities entrusted with historically-significant buildings in the Greater Toronto Hamilton area (GTHA), while maintaining a consulting firm that focuses on operational and capital finance for a variety of not-for-profits and charities in the GTHA. A lifelong advocate for equity of all persons, Frank is excited to offer his expertise in governance, finance, and operations to CLOC.
Amanda Willett comes to CLOC with 20 + years of diverse experience working in both public and private sectors. She is change-maker, with a background in business, human development, wellness and trauma recovery.
As a transformational leader, speaker, and SHE RECOVERS Coach, Amanda is personally, committed to anti-oppressive education, women centered advocacy and community outreach to end all forms of violence against women and children. She is passionate about educating others, on the after-effects of post-traumatic stress and its impact on our health over a lifetime. Her dedication to improving the lives of people, especially those within vulnerable populations has brought her to volunteering at CLOC.
Amber works as the Director of Sales at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Downtown Oshawa. She runs annual food and clothing drives, has volunteered at the Humane Society of Durham, organized workplace food sorting events at the Daily Bread Food Bank and has been involved with meal service at the St. Vincent’s Kitchen and Back-Door Mission. On behalf of the Holiday Inn Express Amber raised $1000 in funds to have three free community BBQ’s with the Back-Door Mission to support this outreach program.
Amber supports the Oshawa Chamber of Commerce and Oshawa Downtown BIA by sitting on multiple committees. As a vegetarian for twenty-two years, Amber advocates for animal rights and acts as a voice for those who can’t speak for themselves. Her vision is aligned with the CLOC and believes that anyone with developmental disabilities should receive equal opportunities to live a full, successful and happy life.
Julia is a registered nurse and an experienced healthcare leader with a demonstrated ability to lead diverse inter-professional care teams to provide services to individuals with complex needs across health and intersecting sectors. Julia has a reputation for bringing together individuals across all levels of the organization to achieve service excellence with a focus on innovation, quality, equity and measurable outcomes.
Julia holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree from Ryerson University and a Masters of Science in Community Health Degree from the University of Toronto Dalla Lana School of Public Health. Her volunteer experience includes providing nursing care to newcomers and marginalized individuals experiencing homelessness, mental illness, and addictions in downtown Toronto.
Julia brings with her a wealth of knowledge and experience and is looking forward to working with the Board of Directors to support CLOC to achieve its strategic priorities and Vision.
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