Board Of Directors

Jake Sweeney
Jake Sweeney
Jake and his wife Jan moved back to Huron county in 2017 after being in the GTA for 26 years. They currently reside in Exeter and have 3 grown children. Jake and Jan met in London and have been married for 40 years. Jan was an Educational Assistant for 25 years working with special needs children of all ages.

Jake‘s 26 years in the Greater Toronto area was spent in various senior management functions primarily in finance and operations. Prior to moving to the GTA Jake was Administration Director/Controller of Schaefer Pens Canada, Inc. in Goderich.

Jake has been involved in a number of boards and advisory committees at St Peter’s in Goderich, Precious Blood in Exeter, London Ovarian Cancer Run and the Direct Sellers Association of Canada.

Jake is semi-retired working Part-time from home in a consulting role. He is excited about joining the CLSH board as a way of giving back to his local community.

Doug Kennedy
Doug Kennedy
Doug is married to Vanessa they have 3 grown children. He was in the insurance and investment industry for over 35 years. He enjoyed many aspects of the business from sales, sales management and various head office functions. He retired in 2011.

Doug has volunteered on many industry boards, the United Way, Kiwanis, and was Easter Seal Chairman while living in eastern Ontario. He also was involved with the board for Credit Counseling. He is honored to be on the Board of Community Living recognizing the value it adds to our community and the individuals it assists.

Sarah Oud
Sarah Oud
Sarah Oud was raised in Grand Bend and now, along with her husband Andrew and two children, lives close to the lake which they all love. Sarah has been an elementary teacher with the Huron Perth CDSB since 2006. Sarah has over ten years of kindergarten teaching experience, has transitioned to teaching grade 6, and has her Special Education Qualifications. She feels strongly about advocating for all children and recognizing their diverse needs as learners and citizens. Sarah brings this same philosophy to the CLSH board.
Virginia Scott
Virginia Scott
I have moved around many times with my parents when my Dad was in the Air Force. I am married, have lived in Grand Bend for over 20 years with my husband, John and my two children, Derek and Devin. Devin has Downs Syndrome and is supported by the CLSH’s Community Participation Supports Program. I trained as a Legal Secretary, worked in a Real Estate Office and later became a Financial Advisor. I am now retired. I was a member of the Grand Bend Lioness, the Winter Carnival Board, Treasurer of Cubs in Lucan and a member of the Board of Stewards at the United Church in Lucan.
Jessica Langan
Jessica Langan
Jessica Langan lives with her husband and three children in Bayfield, Ontario. She has worked for the Huron-Perth Catholic District School Board as a Music Teacher, Classroom Teacher and Special Education Resource Teacher over the past 16 years. Jessica is currently the Coordinator of Special Education for the HPCDSB. She is passionate about meeting the needs of all students and advocating for inclusion in both school and community settings. In here spare time she enjoys being with her family and friends.
Cindy Hamather
Cindy Hamather
Cindy is a lifelong resident of South Huron. She grew up in Dashwood. Then along with her husband Wayne raised their two now adult children in Exeter. They currently live near St. Joseph’s and she happily spends time travelling the roads of South and Central Huron to support her two grandsons in their school and sporting endeavours.

Cindy is a retired Educator, having worked for the Avon Maitland District School Board in various positions, including Special Education. She recently completed her term on the Huron Perth Children’s Aid Society Board of Directors. She is actively involved with her church, Friends of the Zurich Library and is a certified Roots of Empathy Instructor. She is looking forward to volunteering in school literacy/numeracy programs once again this Fall. Cindy believes in equity and inclusion for all members of our community and looks forward to supporting the important work of Community Living South Huron

Hannah Eilers
Hannah Eilers
Hannah was born and raised in Minnesota, where she attended university and met her now husband, Matt Dalton of 8 years. Hannah and Matt, along with their two little kids currently reside in St. Joseph’s, where they enjoy spending time together as a family, playing sports and being active.

Hannah has been employed with Huron County Social Services department for 8+ years and has had the pleasure of working firsthand in helping many people involved with CLSH.  She is honoured and excited to share her experience and gained knowledge in government programs, community agencies and other funding resources in hopes of contributing a fresh, positive involvement to CLSH. 

Caroline Feddes
Caroline Feddes
Caroline Feddes was raised in Huron County. She currently resides in Huron East with her husband and daughter. Prior to settling down in Huron East, Caroline and her husband lived abroad in Singapore. Caroline’s husband is actively involved in Senior A hockey and works in the software space.

Caroline works as a Probation Officer in where she supervises a group of dynamic individuals who are made subject to Court Orders. As part of this role, Caroline works with individuals to set goals and realize their strengths. She believes everyone should have fair and equitable access to resources in the community. Caroline is also a member of various committees which aim to enhance community safety. Prior to this, Caroline worked as a mental health advocate where she worked with at risk female youth.

Caroline enjoys travelling with her family and spending time with friends. She is looking forward to contributing to the community in an incredibly meaningful and rewarding way.

Steve East
Steve East
Steve has been receiving supports from Community Living South Huron since 2010, and he will tell you how much he’s grown and changed with the help and support of the staff from our Supported Independent Living Program.

Steve works full-time at Tim Hortons in Exeter, and has been Community Living South Huron’s Ambassador for the last five years. Steve is also on the Board of Director’s Scholarship Committee.

Steve is looking forward to using his personal experiences to represent the people we support at the Board level.