Lorna has over 25 years of experience in developing and managing not-for-profit, community-based organizations and services. She has been the Executive Director of OHCC since September 2000, following four years as a Community Animator for the Southwest region of Ontario. She has a Master of Social Work degree from Wilfrid Laurier University, with a concentration in Community Development and Social Planning. Previous to working with OHCC, she was Executive Director of the London Community Resource Centre from 1992-1996 and Director of Support Services for Woodstock & District Developmental services from 1979-1992.
Anderson Rouse has a degree from York University where he studied economics and business. From 2002-2006 he was the Operations Coordinator at CHRY Community Radio. He has many years of experience working with a variety of charitable organizations and has a strong interest in the not-for-profit sector.
Hélène is an experienced event and office organizer of not-for-profit organizations and small businesses with several successful start-ups. Under her leadership, the National Consultation on Career Development at the University of Toronto, became the largest bilingual international conference of its kind. She helped launch the Distress Assessment and Response Tool (DART) in clinics at the Princess Margaret Hospital when she was volunteering at the Healing Beyond the Body program. In Quebec, Hélène participated in starting up Covoiturage Québec, a not-for-profit organization having for mandate to foster societal changes of great magnitude. She brings her experience as a publication designer, copyeditor, French editor and proofreader in the healthcare, educational, and retail sectors.
Karen’s passion for social justice and Hollywood film earned her a Master in Environmental Studies. She has been a professional clown for more than ten years. During this time she has sculpted thousands of dogs, motorcycles, nuclear power plants and butterflies out of balloons. As Boo the Clown she has transmogrified countless children into vampires, princesses, or monsters through face painting.
Lisa has worked around community capacity building in the areas of environmental health, economic development and social justice within the non-profit sector for nearly 20 years. She has a Masters degree in Environmental Studies (MES) from York University with a concentration in 'Community-based Planning' (as recognized by the Ontario Professional Planners Institute). During the time that she has worked for the OHCC, she has taken the lead on both the "Healthy Communities and the Built Environment" (HCBE) and "Creating Inclusive Community Organizations" (CICO) projects. Lisa is also a certified yoga teacher and has owned and operated a small restaurant. She presently lives near Haliburton with her family.