M.S.W., Community Development and Social Planning
Lorna has over 25 years of experience in developing and managing not-for-profit, community-based organizations and services. As Executive Director of OHCC, she leads a team of staff and consultants in providing consulting and facilitation services to diverse community organizations and networks. Lorna has particular strengths in the areas of community development, community engagement, meeting and workshop facilitation, strategic planning and organizational governance.
M.E.S.,Social Justice and Film Studies
Karen has worked with OHCC since 2010, first as Program Assistant then expanding her role in 2014 to become the Administration and Finance Coordinator. In addition to coordinating the administrative and financial operations of OHCC, she supports the delivery of OHCC services by responding to inquiries, assisting with webinars, compiling and reporting evaluation results and providing communication services. Karen's past experience includes Project Coordinator from 2005-2009 for the Clean Air Partnership and Teaching Assistant For Popular Culture 2P30 Popular Entertainment at Brock University. Apart from her work at OHCC she is a professional children’s entertainer.
Minden, Haliburton County
M.E.S., Community Involvement in Planning
Lisa has worked within the health, social, economic and environmental sectors doing community development and capacity building for over 20 years. Through her professional and volunteer capacities, Lisa has conducted consultations, workshop facilitation, and public speaking on topics such as organizational development, strategic planning, fundraising, and evaluation. 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 has lived and worked in both rural and urban areas and currently resides with her family in the Haliburton Highlands.
Winterbourne, Region of Waterloo
M.H.Sc., Community Health
Kim Hodgson is a community planning and process facilitation consultant with over 20 years of experience in multi-sector partnership and network development, inter-sectoral collaboration, program planning and evaluation, governance, community engagement, community development, policy development and knowledge translation at the municipal, regional and provincial levels. In addition to her work as a planner with public health units and community health centres, Kim was the Sr. Consultant for Planning and Community Engagement with the Waterloo Wellington Local Health Integration Network.
She has worked with a wide range of community groups, non-profit agencies, municipal, regional and provincial government organizations, provincial networks and professional associations across Ontario to advance their work in the areas of healthy public policy and evidence-based, inter-sectoral programming. Kim has authored numerous articles and delivered many webinars, workshops and consultations on topics such as partnership development, community engagement, governance, strategic planning, and facilitation. Kim is a former board member of OPHA and former Chair, Vice Chair and Treasurer, of Health Promotion Ontario.
Paul Young, OALA, CSLA
Health Promotion Consultant
MA Urban and Regional Planning, Waterloo University, 1995
Bachelor of Landscape Architecture, University of Guelph, 1989
Paul Young is a landscape architect and health promoter. He heads up Public Space Workshop and has over 20 years experience with street, park and trail design. Paul is also a health promoter at a Toronto’s South Riverdale Community Health Centre and provides consulting services to OHCC on a contract basis.
Planning and facilitation experience includes developing Active Transportation strategies for over 15 Ontario municipalities. Planning and design experience includes the award winning Lower Don Trail Master Plan, the initial planning stages of Canada’s largest “new urbanist” neighbourhood, Cornell in Markham, ON and the re-design of Lakeshore Blvd during the Gardiner East demolition. Paul was awarded the Toronto Centre for Active Transportation’s “A. T. Champion of the Year” in 2009.
Bilingual Community Consultant
Yves Danteu is a result-oriented bilingual professional with extensive experience in the public and not-for profit sectors in Canada and abroad. His main focus has been on designing and implementing diverse projects related to environmental health and sustainable communities. Yves also facilitates workshops on strategic planning, volunteer management and grant writing. He works with groups on successful program development, clarity of mission, needs assessment, goal and outcome identification, strategic activities, work plans and evaluation. He is passionate about Results-Based Management (RBM) and Logic Models.
PhD, Communications Management
Over the past 12 years, Darryl has managed communications within the non-profit, educational and communication sectors. He holds a PhD from Dublin City University, Masters in Mass Communication and has a certificate in Social Media Strategy from the University of Toronto. He has worked in India, Ireland and Canada. Darryl has taught communications management in Dublin City University and managed Information services for Don Bosco Development Services in India. As the OHCC Communications Coordinator in 2017-2018, Darryl managed the website, social media, designs promotional material, and created content for various communication platforms. Darryl has lived in Toronto for the last two and a half years.
MHSc, Health Promotion and Policy
D’Arcy Farlow has been active in the fields of health promotion, public health and community capacity building for over twenty-five years. During this time she has had extensive experience providing leadership and facilitation to a diverse range organizations, collaborations and groups including local, provincial and national nonprofits, foundations, municipalities, government institutions and healthy communities’ coalitions. Her expertise is in board governance, strategic planning, organizational change, partnership development and community capacity building processes.
MA, Therapeutic Recreation & Leisure Studies
Dianne’s friendly and engaging facilitation style has helped numerous groups and organizations clarify their goals and move from ideas to action. She is a strategic thinker and a knowledgeable professional who has supported teams, organizations and multi-stakeholder groups at the local, regional and provincial level. Her areas of expertise include:
- Strategic, program and operational planning
- Team-building, leadership development and collaborative problem-solving
- Stakeholder engagement, partnership development and sustainability,
- Situational assessments, process and partnership evaluations, and
- Healthy public policy, notably around active transportation and built environments.
Dianne has also developed and delivered workshops on polarity thinking, effective questions, action planning, facilitation skills, partnership evaluation and storytelling.