BOARD OF DIRECTORS 2017-18

Front row, left to right: Shawn Long, Elaine Capes, Bill Duron, Sarah Mailhot, Christopher Stewart, Catherine Matzig
Back row, left to right: Nicole Warren, Ed Upenieks, Catherine Campbell, Stacey Daub, Kirk Brannon, Joan Burdette, Nicole Hand, Susan McCutcheon, Ray Conroy, Jennifer Sharp
Absent: Ted Buckett, Krista Collinson, Tim Peters

OUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS IS MADE UP OF A DIVERSE GROUP OF LOCAL RESIDENTS.


Kirk Brannon, Chair (Caledon East resident)

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.


Ted Buckett (Hillburgh resident)

Ted was born in England and immigrated to Canada in 1966. He has lived in Hillsburgh for approximately 10 years after moving here from Brampton. Ted worked in the Cosmetic manufacturing industry for 14 years leaving it as a Financial Controller. He then moved to the transportation industry and ended his career as Vice President of Finance and Administration. Ted is currently volunteering with the Headwaters Auxiliary as Vice President.


Catherine Campbell, Treasurer (Orangeville resident)

Cathy has been a self-employed charted accountant since 2004. Prior to that she worked as a controller for a transportation company and was a partner in an accounting firm in Mississauga. A resident since 1983, she is a member of the Rotary Club of Orangeville Highlands and Treasurer for Rotary District 7080. Cathy is an avid cyclist and cross country skier and recipient of the World Loppet Master title in cross country skiing. Cathy is currently a member of the Finance, Investment and Audit Committees.


Elaine Capes, Secretary (Rosemont resident)

Elaine previously worked in the finance industry, for more than 30 years, holding senior management positions in personal and corporate banking, systems and technology and global securities. Elaine was a councillor for the Town of Mono from 2010 to 2014, is a board member of the Family Transition Place and holds other volunteer board positions throughout the community. She runs her own human Performance and Learning Consulting Company serving International and local corporate clients and NFP Organizations, as well as Little Creek Ranch, a family operated Agri-Tourism business in Mono. Elaine was elected to the Headwaters Health Care Foundation Board in 2010 as Secretary and serves on the Governance Committee and the Audit Committee.


Krista Collinson (Caledon resident)


Ray Conroy (Mono resident)

Ray Conroy owned and operated a telecommunications company in Brampton for 15 years. Currently a happily retired Mono resident, he is giving back to the community by sitting on the Governance, Finance and Golf committees within the Foundation Board. Ray is an avid golfer and hockey player. He’s happily married and a great “hands on dad” to his 3 children.


Jennifer Crewson (Shelburne resident)


Stacey Daub, President and CEO, HHCC

Inspired by the early pioneers of the independent living movement, Stacey has passionately championed the advancement of health care services, and a health care system, that sees fundamental respect for human dignity at its core. A mission-driven, values-based leader who knows it’s not what you say you do, but the everyday experience of the people you serve and lead that defines a leader’s success. 

Working in health care for over 25 years, in a variety of leadership roles, Stacey is currently the President & CEO of Headwaters Healthcare Centre, an innovative, community centred hospital located in beautiful Dufferin County. Prior to this, Stacey was the CEO of the Toronto Central Community Care Access Centre, recognized for its groundbreaking work in home and community care, including the 2014 Minister’s Medal Honouring Excellence in Health Quality and Safety for its Palliative Care Program and the 2014 inaugural Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion Award from the Canadian College of Healthcare Leaders. Stacey also has been recognized as one of Canadas Top 100 Women by the WXN and received the Change Foundation’s 20 Faces of Change Award for her leadership in healthcare innovation.

A lifelong learner, Stacey has Master’s degree in gerontology/health science from the University of Waterloo and MBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business. Learning for Stacey is the key to discovery and she believes she has much to learn from the wisdom of others, particularly the clients and community she serves. 

Stacey is currently a Board Member at the Change Foundation, Ontario Hospital Association and is a member on the Cancer Quality Council of Ontario and Health Sector Advisory, Rotman School of Management. 


Bill Duron (Shelburne resident)

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.


Shawn Long (Mono resident)

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 (Mono resident)

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 (Mulmer resident)

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, Vice Chair (Caledon resident)

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, Past Chair (Erin resident)

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.