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Board of Directors

Board of Directors 2021-2022 Term

Ms. Flood is an experienced leader with knowledge of the social services sector and expertise in the areas of strategic management, financial management, risk management, and human resources. Ms. Flood has held senior management and leadership roles for various community services organizations in the Brant community including Brantwood Community Services, St. Leonard’s Community Services, and Rotary Club of Brantford. Ms. Flood holds a BA, Social Development Studies from the University of Waterloo, a Social Services Diploma from Mohawk College and has completed the Public Sector Leadership Institute program at Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto.

Mr. Hyde is a Chartered Accountant, CPA and CFP and was a Partner with four different Accounting agencies in Brantford before his retirement. He has extensive amalgamation experience as a business owner himself, as well as a financial advisor for his clients. An experienced Financial Executive, Bill has served on various committees for the City of Brantford. He has also held the position of Treasurer, Vice-President, and/or President of numerous community Boards of Directors including Brant Community Health System, Kiwanis Club of Brantford, United Way of Brant, Chamber of Commerce of Brantford Brant, Participation House Brantford and more.

Ms. Brown has been appointed by the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation to serve on the Brant FACS Board and works as Coordinator of the Mississaugas of the Credit EarlyON Child and Family Programs. She graduated with honours as an Early Childhood Educator from Humber College in 2003 and registered with the College of ECE’s in 2009. Her entire career has been dedicated to working in the field of early learning with children aged 0-6. Ms. Brown’s experience has been exclusive to working in her Indigenous community. At the start of her career, she worked as a classroom teacher at Ekwaamjigenang Children’s Centre and spent 8 years in childcare. In 2011, she left to pilot the Full Day Early Learning Kindergarten program (FDELK) as the classroom RECE at Lloyd S. King Elementary School, spending 7 school years team teaching the play based kindergarten program. Anishinaabe, Band Member of the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation and multi-generational lifelong resident of Hagersville, Ms Brown’s roots and commitment to this community run deep. Her family members have a long history in education and dedication to serving the community.

Ms. Norg been a foster parent for 21 years with the Hamilton Children’s Aid Society and Brant FACS and, through this work, has developed knowledge of the child welfare system and the needs of children and youth in care. She has been an active volunteer organizing food drives in the Brant community for the past several years. She has professional experience in communications and customer service. Ms. Norg recently completed a two-year term as President of the Foster Parent Association of Brant and has an excellent working knowledge of Brant FACS.

Mr. Anderson has worked in Brant, Haldimand and Norfolk Counties for over 20 years. He has an M. Ed from the University of Toronto and a B.A. (Hons) and B.Ed. from Queen’s University. Currently Chair of the Grand Erie District School Board, Greg has been an elected school trustee for the City of Brantford since 2014. Greg has served on several community Boards of Directors including: Board of Health for Brant County Health Unit, Brant Community Health System, Lansdowne Children’s Centre, Boys and Girls Club of Brantford, Brantford Rotary Club, and Hamilton/ Burlington/Brantford Laurier YMCA Community Liaison Board. He also served as President / Chair for many of those Boards.

Ms. Angus has been with Contact Brant for Children’s and Developmental Services for the past 18 years and has served as the Chief Executive Officer for the past 13 years. This role has involved many collaborations and partnerships with organizations in Brant, Haldimand and Norfolk. She also served as a Trustee with the Grand Erie District School Board (GEDSB) for 23 years, with several years as Chair and Vice-Chair of the Board, and Chair/Vice-Chair of Committees of the Whole. She was actively involved in the amalgamation of the three county school boards into the GEDSB. Jane is a member of the Brant Community Healthcare System Community Engagement Committee, working with the Provincial Supervisor through the transition to reforming a Board of Directors in 2018. Being a member of the Brant FACS Board of Directors is of special interest to Jane in order to be a part of a transformation of a key and valuable organization in our community. She believes that by working together, we will improve the well-being of children, youth and families.

Ms. Morley is a Chartered Professional Accountant and a Certified Management Accountant with a B. Admin from Athabasca University and has a certificate / specialized training in Board Governance. An experienced Financial Executive, Rhonda worked as a Chief Financial Officer and Privacy Officer for almost 19 years prior to her retirement. In the past, she has served as a Board member of Canadian Dairy Breeds, the Brant Community Healthcare System, Brant FACS Foundation and has volunteered with Habitat for Humanity. Rhonda’s expertise in financial risk management and previous work on an amalgamation and organizational dissolution will be of great benefit.

Councillor Sault, a member and lifelong resident of Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation (MCFN) has been appointed to the Brant FACS Board of Directors by MCFN Chief and Council. He was elected to MCFN Council in December 2015 for a 2-year term and successfully re-elected in December 2017 and 2019 for subsequent 2-year terms. He is the Council Lead for Pillar 2: Nation Well-Being and Wellness and the Chair of the MCFN Major Events Committee. Councillor Sault graduated from the Native Social Services Program at St. Lawrence’s College in Kingston and served as a Child, Youth and Family Support Worker from 1999 to 2015. He has sat on numerous boards and committees since 2001 to the present. Councillor Sault enjoys playing many sports, including hockey, baseball, volleyball and golf. He also takes great pride in being a lifelong Toronto Maple Leafs and Blue Jays fan.

Vacant Board of Directors position

Brant FACS is committed to having a Board composition that reflects the cultural diversity of our community and the diverse population we serve with respect to age, gender, and people with lived experience, including individuals who identify as African Canadian, Indigenous, People of Colour, and LGTBQ2S+.

We encourage and actively seek individuals with lived experience to consider serving in a governance capacity as a volunteer on our Board.

If you are interested in serving on the Board of Directors, please contact our Executive Director or Executive Assistant to discuss this opportunity further.  Please click here to see the skills and experience we are currently seeking.

 


Quote from a 1970 OACAS Board Member Handbook – which we believe is still relevant today.

“Why Have a Board of Directors:

Social service in Ontario began with private organizations, such as churches and neighborhood agencies, the latter with their own board of directors.  The protection of children was one of the first social services offered by a private agency – in 1891 by the Children’s Aid Society of Toronto.  Now that this work is mandated under law and almost totally funded by governments, what is the rationale for continuing the tradition of the private board?

 Dr. Raymond Price, a Canadian research psychiatrist, recently gave this answer:

“If social work is to recapture its historical role as the conscience of the community, it must maintain an independent perspective and unrestrained voice.  Civil servants are traditionally and perhaps understandably enjoined to keep public silence about issues relevant to government, while government agencies tend to suffer a kind of selective inattention with regard to facts and situations unpopular to the Establishment. Social workers who operate independently of government…can help to ensure that such selective inattention does not prevail. In my view, the concerned and active local agency can and should force confrontations with such government inattention.”

 The freedom to press governments for needed social remedies is safeguarded by the privately incorporated Society with its own Board of Directors.”