Our Board of Directors

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Wendy Hicks,
President

The work of the YWCA is deeply meaningful to me. As a family lawyer I met many women who were struggling to provide a safe and healthy life for themselves and their children. When I found myself in an abusive relationship I was grateful to be able to turn to the YWCA for help.

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Rachel Pott,
Vice-President

Since my undergrad, I’ve been committed to working for and supporting non-profits, and helping to strengthen the sector that gives so much to our communities. My exposure to the strong, committed, and thoughtful women who work and volunteer for the YWCA led me to join the Board.

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Tina Thornton,
Acting Treasurer and Past President

At an early age I found myself in a situation where I needed services provided by the YWCA. This experience both changed and saved my life. Now that I have completed my education and have developed professional skills, I want to give back to this amazing organization and the people it supports.

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Kristen Laroque,
Secretary

Exposure to local social services helped me realize my desire to become involved with the YWCA and begin making a difference in the lives of other women. I am grateful to be part of such a meaningful organization that cultivates a safe and supportive community.

Reem Ali,
Board Director

I have always looked up to the YWCA as the model for a women-led organization serving vulnerable women. It is important for me that ALL women are welcomed and included in a way that goes beyond symbolic representation and provides substantive decision making power.

Rachel Bruls,
Board Director

Sylvia Davies,
Board Director

I worked with the YWCA a number of years ago and have always felt there is value and importance in the work the agency does for the Peterborough Haliburton community and surrounding area.

Sherri Ireland,
Board Director

Shahed Khaito,
Board Director

Krista Koekkoek,
Board Director

I believe strongly in giving back to a community that has given me so much. I feel privileged to be a part of a Board comprised of smart, committed and thoughtful individuals, working for an organization whose staff passionately and tirelessly gives to clients.

Tracy Milne,
Board Director

I believe strongly in giving back to a community that has given me so much. I feel privileged to be a part of a Board comprised of smart, committed and thoughtful individuals, working for an organization whose staff passionately and tirelessly gives to clients.

Darby Ness,
Board Director

Raising awareness is an integral part to ending violence against women, and I stand as an advocate alongside the YWCA. We come from diverse backgrounds and many different walks of life, but the passion and determination to create change is undoubted.

Elaine Sackville,
Board Director

I was a YWCA Peterborough Haliburton Board Director in the past and enjoyed the experience. I would like to give back to the community now that my children are grown. I am passionate about the YWCA and the violence against women programs that it offers.

Dayna Taylor,
Board Director

As a new Board Member, I am eager to learn more about how my skills can best support the YWCA. I look forward to making deeper connections within the community.

Julia Whitfield,
Board Director

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Kelly Zatorski,
Board Director

Being a part of a team with a shared goal, varying perspectives and diverse backgrounds is inspiring and I am drawn to this opportunity to become engaged in something of such significance.

More Information about Joining our Board of Directors

Yvonne Porter, Executive Assistant
705-743-3526 x116