Board of Directors
Hands is governed by a Board of Directors. Our board is made up entirely of volunteers.
2021-2022 Board of Directors
(Parry Sound) – President
(East Nipissing) – Vice President
(East Parry Sound) – Signing Officer
(West Nipissing) – Signing Officer
Christiné Misch – Secretary
(West Parry Sound)
Meeting Schedule 2021-2022
Hands’ Board of Directors meets approximately 10 times per year. In addition, the President of the Board of Directors may call special meetings as required. The Annual General Meeting (AGM) is held every June.
The Board of Directors meets on the 4th Monday of the month at 5:00 pm (see the full schedule below). All meetings are held by videoconference.
Members of the general public are welcome to attend the open session of all board meetings.
To request attendance at a Board meeting, please contact Paulette Jessup, Executive Assistant to the CEO and Board of Directors, at email@example.com.
- August 23, 2021 – 5:00 pm
- September 27, 2021 – 5:00 pm
- October 25, 2021 – 5:00 pm
- November 22, 2021 – 5:00 pm
- December 2021 – No Meeting
- January 24, 2022 – 5:00 pm
- February 28, 2022 – 5:00 pm
- March 28, 2022 – 5:00 pm
- April 25, 2022 – 5:00 pm
- May 30, 2022 – 5:00 pm
- June 2022 AGM – To Be Determined
Strategy and Performance Team
The Strategy and Performance Team makes decisions about organizational matters and operational planning.
Chief Executive Officer
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
Senior Manager of Human Resources and Communications