Board of Directors

Kirk Brannon

Past Chair
A life-long resident of Caledon, Kirk worked on a dairy farm in Caledon for a decade before joining Brannon Steel, where he has been employed for the past 26 years. Kirk was involved in sales and marketing for Brannon Steel before becoming President in 2010. Brannon Steel currently employs over 160 people, many of whom reside in the Orangeville and Caledon area. Kirk is also a member of the Brampton Board of Trade and an avid golfer.

Jennifer Crewson

Jennifer, a lifelong Shelburne resident has worked at Crewson Insurance her whole life, spending her childhood evenings delivering renewals with her father, Ed. In 2008 she received her degree in Business Communications from Brock University, coming home to Crewson insurance in 2011 and winning the IBAO’s Top Student Award during her licensing. Jennifer spends most of her time troubleshooting with carrier partners and manages all of our community engagement initiatives. Jennifer currently volunteers on the board of the Shelburne Farmers’ Market, Trinity United Church and the Shelburne BIA.

Bill Duron

Owner/operator of the Toronto Island Marina and Yacht Club, and Cerro Coyote, an inn and farm in San Ramon, Costa Rica, Bill is also a consultant for Friends of the Green Belt Foundation, Parks Canada and BetterBoards. With an extensive background in tourism and marketing, Bill was formerly involved with the Toronto Convention and Visitors Association, Toronto Life Magazine, Key Media, St. Joseph Corporation and the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair. Bill joined the Headwaters Health Care Foundation Board in 2014, which compliments his other current board affiliations –RCMP Foundation and Canadian National Sportsmen’s Shows.

Lori Ker

Hospital Board Representative
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Lori Ker

Hospital Board Representative
Lori moved to Mono in 2012 when she retired from her 25+ year career in the financial technology industry . She is currently engaged in leadership positions with not-for-profit community based organizations, and in the governance, strategy, operations, and service delivery functions.  She has experience with health services governance, palliative care models, food bank and poverty reduction programs, and advocacy for women and children.
Lori’s volunteer experience includes the Boards of Headwaters Health Care Centre, the Orangeville Food Bank, the Canadian Federation of University Women Ontario, Hospice Dufferin, and the Toronto Catholic Children’s Aid Society.
Lori has a Mathematics/Computer Science degree from the University of Waterloo.  She is a member of the Women's Executive Network (WXN) and is a Fellow of Board Governance with the Canadian Board Diversity Council. Lori resides in the Headwaters Region with her husband and two teenage sons.

Shawn Long

A life-long resident of Dufferin County, Shawn has grown up in the Hills of Headwaters and is familiar with the local community and its needs. Shawn has served on a number of local NFP boards and committees and has always served to make a difference in the community he lives in. As a Financial Consultant, Shawn’s Private Client practice works with local professionals, business owners, and high value retirees with a focus on advanced investment, risk management, tax and estate planning. Shawn brings his experience to the HHCF to help further the concept of “Magnification Giving” and also to encourage a philanthropic mindset. Shawn is also a member of the Orangeville Lions club and his personal interests include international travel, cycling, volleyball and golf.

“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give” – Winston Churchill -

Sarah Mailhot

Born in Orangeville and raised locally Sarah makes her home in Mono. Being a descendant of the Burnside family she gratefully continues with the entrepreneurial endeavours that have been afforded to her. She values the hard work and generosity of those around her, as expressed in past generations, all contributing to a prosperous and caring local community. She is an active volunteer at Compass Community Church, the Orangeville Christian School, and local community projects. As well, she dabbles in real estate restoration and food adventures. But her most demanding and rewarding position is being mother to her four growing and great children. She and her husband Marc happily live on a country property with a list of never-ending tasks and possibilities, surrounded by good neighbours and the gift of family close by.

Susan McCutcheon


Susan is a member of the finance and audit committees for the Foundation. She is a Chartered Professional Accountant, with more than 30 years of accounting and tax experience, the last 18 year specializing predominantly in tax at BDO Canada LLP in Orangeville. 

Susan is also a member of the Rotary Club of Orangeville Highlands and the Greater Dufferin Area Estate Planning Council.  In her spare time, Susan enjoys golfing and spending time outdoors.  She and her husband Jamie are the fourth generation of McCutcheon’s on the family farm in Mulmur. 

Tim Peters


With over 25 years of experience in workplace strategy and innovation services, Tim has touched and worked in almost every key vertical market of the GTA business community, Currently the Managing Director, Business Development at Cushman & Wakefield, Tim is also the President of CoreNet Canada, Vice President of Special Projects, a member of the Toronto Board of Trade Economic Development Committee/Prosperity Report, a member of Life Sciences Ontario and ISPE. He is also a member of the Leadership Giving Committee.

In addition, Tim volunteers his time coaching hockey, baseball and little league football and is an avid supporter of the Coast to Coast Foundation, Tour for Kids and Team Race.

As a Headwaters Health Care Foundation Board Member, Tim has established the Tour de Headwaters, a cycle event which debuted in September 2015.

Christopher Stewart

Chris has lived in the Caledon area for over 20 years. He is currently a Realtor with Royal LePage Meadowtowne Realty, Brokerage. Prior to becoming interested in real estate Chris held various positions in sales, marketing, advertising and strategic planning. He has worked as a farrier as well as designed and produced fine furniture and cabinetry.

He joined the Foundation in 2011 and is currently the Past Chair. Chris resides in Erin with his wife Morag and their two sons.

Ed Upenieks

Ed Upenieks is a partner of Lawrence, Lawrence, Stevenson LLP, a Brampton law firm where he has practiced since 1999. Prior to that, he was a litigator on Bay Street. He has been certified as a Specialist in Civil Litigation since 1998 and completed mediation training at the Harvard Law School in 1995. Ed is Past President of the Ontario Bar Association (2015-2016) and served on the Board of Directors of the Canadian Bar Association and numerous national committees. Ed brings with him much Board experience from his term with the Ontario Bar Association, as well as his previous involvement with the William Osler Health Centre (where he was founding Chair of the WOHC Foundation), the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario, the Ontario Trillium Foundation and Junior Achievement of Peel.

Ed enjoys a good day of golf in the summer, hockey and skating in winter, and red wine in all seasons.

Kathy Yardley

Kathy Yardley is the owner of Headwaters Physiotherapy- a multidisciplinary health care clinic in Orangeville. She moved to Orangeville in 2013 and opened the clinic in 2014. It has since expanded to a second location in the Headwaters area. She is also co-owner of Purple Owl Pilates- an exclusive reformer based studio in Mono,ON. 

Kathy has been a member of the Headwaters Hospital Innovators group since 2015 and participates in several of the yearly hospital fundraisers.

She keeps busy with her 3 young children and love for sport. She is an avid tennis player, Pilates instructor and an aspiring triathlete.