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TCCSS Board of Directors 2015-2016

Tri-County Community Support Services (TCCSS) is an incorporated, non-profit agency governed by a volunteer Board of Directors. Its programs and services are funded by the Ministry of Community and Social Services and the Ministry of Children and Youth Services and are free of charge to individuals, families, and agencies.  New members of the Board of Directors are appointed and elected at our Annual General Meeting. 

Diane D’Alessandro - President

Born and raised in Peterborough, Diane has been a licensed Insurance Broker since 1985.  She holds the designation of CIP as well as CAIB.  She joined the Board of Tri-County Community Support Services in 1998 and has tirelessly dedicated herself to the Agency and its staff.  Along with her husband Mario, Diane has two beautiful daughters – Michelle and Allison and a grandson – Riley. 

Grace King - Vice President

Grace retired from the Ministry of CommunitySafety and Correctional Services in 2014. She has a wide range of skills and experience working within the private, public and not for profit sectors in volunteer management, program development and marketing. Currently she has a public appointment as a member of council with the College of Chiropodists of Ontario. Grace is an activemember of her community in Lindsay. Grace has a 30 year plus history with Tri-County Community Services. She enjoys her hobbies of Art and writing and is a strong advocate for social justice issues. She is the mother of Rob and Rochelle and grandma to Emerald of Kitchener, Ontario and Avery of Mission, B.C.

John Poch - Past President

John has been a long standing member of the Board of Directors, and was also a member of the APSW Board for several years before the amalgamation in 1998. He retired from the Ministry of Community and Social Services in 1996 where he managed a number of community programs. He and his staff were deeply involved with the Developmental Services field and they worked extensively to close facilities and assist in the placement of individuals in community settings.  He has been married to Patricia for 44 years and his daughter Kim is a Teacher’s Aid and a relief worker at Community Living in Peterborough. His daughter Cathy is on leave from her teaching position and has presented John and Patricia with their two greatest joys Simon who is 5 years and Savanna who is 3 years.

Joan Gray

Joan is a life-time resident of the Peterborough community, and a retired member of Fleming College faculty.  She is chair of KEG, which is a mini-board set up to oversee programming and finances for her 48-year-old son, Kevin, who lives with autism.  Joan chaired the Peterborough chapter of Autism Ontario for a number of years.  She was a director on the Board of Community Living Peterborough and is a member of the Kerry’s Place Group.  In April 2013, Joan became a first-time grandma to Caileigh Marie, her son Tip’s first born.

Ray Walt

In his roles as the former Head of Special Education at St. Peter’s Secondary School and as the former  Volunteer Chair of the Program Advisory Committee of the Community Integration through Co-operative Education (CICE) program at Fleming College, Ray has had extensive experience working with students with developmental and intellectual disabilities, autism spectrum disorder and brain injury.  Currently he is employed with Fleming College as a staff member within the CICE program. With a B.A. from Trent University and a B.Ed. from Queen’s, he possesses over 31 years teaching experience.  He has been actively involved with Peterborough Special Olympics and also sits on the Board of Alternatives.  Ray lives in Peterborough with his family.

Elizabeth Halka

Elizabeth is a Barrister and Solicitor practicing family law, real estate law and wills and estates law since 2003. She is currently a partner in the law firm Lillico Bazuk Galloway Halka in Peterborough.  She was a volunteer in the emergency department at Peterborough Regional Health Centre (2006-2008).

Veronica Mason 

Veronica is a Chartered Accountant with over 15 years of public accounting experience providing audit and consulting experience to commercial, non-profit and municipal clients.  She is currently a Manager with Collins Barrow Kawarthas LLP in Peterborough.  She was past Chair and Treasurer of Big Brothers and Big sisters of Peterborough (2003-2009).

 


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