Board Of Directors
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 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.
Dana worked in the Kitchener area for over 40 years in various financial and operational management positions which were mainly in industrial type organizations. While in Kitchener, Dana & Lee did some volunteering at the Food Bank, Meals on Wheels and Christmas Hamper delivery.
In addition to volunteering with CLSH, Dana can be found either playing golf, organizing golf or just enjoying walks in the neighborhood. Dana also keeps busy doing his own building and renovating or helping friends with their projects.
He is very happy to be getting involved in the community by joining the CLSH board of directors.
Melanie has returned to CLSH after serving as a Director on the Board from 2015-2017. She is currently a Director on the St Marys Healthcare Foundation and has served in that capacity since 2017.
As part of her dedication to community development, Melanie has also been involved with the Brain Tumour Foundation, Jessica’s House Musical Event (2018/2019), the local Women’s Shelter & Second Stage Housing, Heart & Stroke and various community fundraising events.
Melanie has been married to Gord Hardie for 30 years and has raised three children in cities all over Canada. She and her family have been in Exeter since 2006. She grew up in London, Ontario and attended the University of Western Ontario.
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