DC MOVES is guided by an experienced, diverse group of people around the Leadership Table.
Shirley Boxem, Lead Consultant, Headwaters Communities in Action (HCIA)
Shirley is the current Lead Project Consultant with HCIA, overseeing all of the projects. She has been a Mulmur resident for over 12 years and has become a passionate community supporter. After over 20 years in Adult Learning, Performance Consulting, Business Analysis and Project Management in the IT and financial sectors, she brings a variety of skills to her HCIA work. As past chair of the North Dufferin Agriculture and Community Task Force (Food & Water First), she continues to advocate for a better food, water and environmental future.
Brenda Burman, Campus Manager, Georgian College Orangeville Campus and Centre for Career & Employment Community Services
Brenda finds it a pleasure to live and work in Dufferin County. Her experience and skills related to community engagement, collaboration and developing partnerships are a perfect fit with the DC Moves Leadership Table. She committed to offering her time and expertise to projects that are focused on strengthening capacity in Dufferin County to support each other. As a member of the Leadership Table and the Lead for the Resource Pillar, Brenda is looking forward to seeing the impact DC Moves can make in the three priority areas that the community identified. It is a ‘doing’ group of community minded people that are action oriented.
She is committed to the community seeing progress and results from the work of DC Moves.
Carol Good, DC MOVES Coordinator
Carol joined the DC MOVES Leadership Table in March 2017 when she was hired as the DC MOVES Coordinator. She is the sole proprietor of Good Consulting, founded in 1993. This coincided with her move to Caledon. Carol has worked as an organizational development consultant and Certified Professional Facilitator (CPF). Her local clients have included Dufferin Child and Family Services, Georgian College Career and Employment Community Services and Headwaters Communities in Action. Carol applied for the DC MOVES Coordinator position for the opportunity to participate in making a positive collective impact on the service barriers that she had encountered during her assignments with Dufferin human service providers.
Trish Keachie, Director, Headwaters Communities in Action (HCIA)
Trish is retired from a long career in the social services. She brings years of experience from her policy work in the Ontario government, homelessness programming with the City of Toronto and as former Executive Director of Dufferin Child and Family Services. As a current board member of Headwaters Communities in Action, the backbone organization for DC MOVES, Trish can play a liaison role and support the linkages and synergies between both. Trish believes strongly in the importance of community engagement around the key DC MOVES issues of poverty, well-being and resource sharing among community agencies and is pleased to have a role in enhancing services in Dufferin County.
Keith Palmer, Director, Community Services, County of Dufferin
Keith has endeavoured to enhance service delivery for Dufferin County residents. He has established himself within the human services community, both provincially and municipally, through his membership with a number of committees, including the Provincial-Municipal Social Assistance and Employment Committee, Income Security Reform Working Group, Dufferin Poverty Reduction Task Force, as well as during his tenure as the President of the Ontario Municipal Social Services Association from 2015-2017. Keith brings a “big picture” lens to the DC MOVES Leadership Table, being able to establish potential connections and opportunities for participating members which will benefit those within our community seeking much needed supports. With a focus on the three priority pillars of DC MOVES, Keith hopes to see transformational change in Dufferin County that supports greater collaboration, systems thinking, and ongoing professional development. Ultimately, Keith would like to see a “no wrong door” service delivery approach in Dufferin County, and DC MOVES is at the forefront of that movement.
Angela Pollard, Office Coordinator, Community Services Department, County of Dufferin
Angela has held numerous roles within the Department since 2011. Working with the County has allowed her to assist residents in various ways, including supporting people with their employment searches and delivering supplemental benefits to those in receipt of Ontario Works and Ontario Disability Support Program benefits. She used her background in communications and event management to assist with the initial marketing endeavours of DC MOVES, and continues to provide administrative support to the DC MOVES Leadership Table. It is Angela’s hope that the membership of DC MOVES continues to grow, which in turn will bring new ideas and additional energy to the work of the priority pillars.
Rita Sethi, Director, Community Health and Wellness and Chief Nursing Officer, Wellington, Dufferin, Guelph Public Health
Rita has spent several years planning and developing across-the-lifespan programs with the communities throughout the area. Dufferin’s vibrant and engaged community excites her. She is pleased to be working with DC MOVES as the Lead for the Community Well-being priority pillar to continue to make Dufferin a great place to live, work and play.
Amber Wood, Manager of Family and Volunteer Services, Habitat for Humanity Wellington Dufferin Guelph
Amber is the Manager of Family and Volunteer Services at Habitat for Humanity Wellington Dufferin Guelph. At your local Habitat for Humanity, they believe that everyone deserves the shelter of a decent affordable home. Home is the foundation that provides strength, stability and self-reliance to families and individuals. But, building affordable homes is much more than the bricks-and-mortar – it’s about building community. Through Amber’s role on the DC MOVES Leadership Table, she is working to build a more vibrant Dufferin community through the pillar initiatives; Community Well-being, Poverty Reduction & Resource Sharing.