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

Bill Duron is Chair of York Bay Marine Services, Inc., the operator of the Toronto Island Marina, Hanlan’s Point Dock Wall, Yonge Street Dock Wall and the Island Yacht  Club.  He is former President of Tourism Toronto and Publisher of Toronto Life Magazine.  Bill was also CEO of the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair and Horse Show.  His voluntary involvement included serving as Treasurer of the Greenbelt Foundation.  Bill and his wife live in Mulmur.

Al Frittenburg

Al enjoyed a 35 year career in the Canadian food industry, beginning in customer service and retiring in 2015 as owner and CEO of The Ingredient Company.  Established in Mississauga in 1992, The Ingredient Company worked closely with product partners to deliver high-quality, natural food ingredients to clients throughout North America.  The company was sold to Caldic Canada in 2015.

Al also served as Chairman of the Ontario section of the Canadian Institute of Food Science & Technology from 1998 to 2000, and as President of the Canadian Spice Association in 2001. More recently Al has also served as a Director and Vice Chair of the Bethell Hospice Foundation and continues to keep busy with volunteer work for Habitat for Humanity Global Village.  He has lived in Caledon for 30 plus years and currently spends his spare time maintaining his equestrian facility near Alton.
 

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

Vice Chair
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.

Stephanie Milone

Dr. Stephanie Milone has lived in the Dufferin County area and has been a member of both the Departments of Family Medicine and Emergency Medicine at Headwaters since 2006. Stephanie and her husband have shared several awards including Ontario Family Physicians of the Year and Ontario Community Teachers of the Year.  Stephanie has always felt a strong calling to be a changemaker in the community whether it is working with a local initiative or globally by starting a medical mission program in northern India with her husband.

Her most important role is being a mother to three wonderful children and she can always be found on the sidelines cheering them on.  Stephanie is so grateful to have made the choice to live and raise her family in this area and work at Headwaters. 
 
"Be the change you wish to see in the world."  - Mahatma Gandhi
 

Susan McCutcheon

Treasurer

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

Chair

Tim has lived in the Headwaters Community for 25 years and loves the advantages of rural living. Caledon has been great place for the kids to grow up in. It was a natural and obvious decision that one way to give back, was to volunteer.  Tim says it is a privilege to be on Board that gives back in so many ways, beyond just donating. 
 
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. Tim has also established the Tour de Headwaters, a cycle event which debuted in September 2015.

Greg Pope

Greg is currently a Financial Planner for a local bank in Orangeville. He has 30 years of work experience in the finance and IT industry holding several roles in sales, leadership, HR, marketing, and finance.

Greg has board experience previously from a Children’s Mental Health organization holding several roles including Chair and Treasurer during his 8 years there.

Greg lives locally, and he wanted to volunteer for Headwaters Health Care Foundation to assist the great work they do and to add a patient and mental health voice to the organization. 

Anne Thompson

Anne first launched her career over thirty years ago in the agricultural community, spending the last two decades as a journalist, most of that time as a provincial Queen’s Park reporter for the Ontario Farmer publication family. 

Born on her family’s century dairy farm Anne’s parents instilled in her the importance of community volunteerism and service to community remains a pivotal pillar of the family framework she and her husband, Allan, have built together. In the over thirty years she has called the Caledon community home she has volunteered with numerous community, agriculture and school organizations.

In addition to her new responsibilities with the Headwaters Health Care Foundation Board of Directors, Anne currently volunteers with Bethell Hospice, the Alloa Community School Association and the Peel Dufferin Plowmen’s Association. 

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. 
 

Joan Waechter

Joan enjoyed a 35 year career at Ideal Supply, which was a family owned business. Joan retired in 2017 after 25 years of VP of Human Resources.

Joan splits her time between many volunteer roles including the founding director of the Dufferin Community Foundation, and she also sits on the Smilezone Board.
 
Joan was on the Foundation Board for 10 years and now looking forward to coming back and working with the Board of Directors. 
 
She is an avid golfer who plays at Devils Pulpit Caledon and Joan and her husband Paul reside in Primrose.