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Board of Directors

Hands is governed by a Board of Directors. Our board is made up entirely of volunteers. 


2020-2021 Board of Directors

Cheryl Sutton 
(Nipissing) – President 

Susan Hegge 
(East Nipissing) – Secretary 

Tonia Blenkarn 
(West Parry Sound)

Jadah Folliott 
(East Parry Sound)

Richard Thorne 
(Nipissing)

Timothy Seguin 
(Youth Member)

Chantal Phillips 
(Nipissing)

Jean Leblanc 
(West Nipissing) – Vice President 

Heather Adamson 
(West Parry Sound)

James Decker 
(West Parry Sound)

Christiné Misch 
(Nipissing)

Liam Sangster 
(Nipissing)

Dawn Lagesten 
(Nipissing)


Strategy and Performance Team

The Strategy and Performance Team makes decisions about organizational matters and operational planning. 

Chief Executive Officer
Andrea Roberts

Incident Commander
Lexi Deece-Cassidy

Director of Child and Youth Services
Trish Benoit (Acting)
Michelle Dermenjian (On Leave)

Interim Director of Autism and Behavioural Services
Dr. Karen Grattan-Miscio

Director of Adult Services
Matthew Parke (Acting)
Lexi Deece-Cassidy (On Secondment)

Director of Corporate Services
Paul Laperrière

Senior Manager of Human Resources and Communications
Beverly Martin