Board of Directors

Community Living Ontario is led by a skilled and dedicated Board of Directors from across the province that work to ensure people who have an intellectual disability, and their families can advance inclusion in their lives and in the community.

2023/2024 Board of Directors


Jennie Chanda

Jennie Chanda — President


Jennie has a background that includes nursing, teaching, and entrepreneurship. Her career started working as.an obstetrical nurse and then as an Evening & Night Supervisor at Norfolk General Hospital, in Simcoe.
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Michael Jacques

Michael Jacques — Past President


Michael is a young adult and lives and works in the Niagara region. He has an intellectually disability and is a board member of Community Living Welland Pelham and Community Living Ontario.
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Keira Lum

Keira Lum — Vice President


As a healthcare business professional, Keira is focused on improving operations and quality initiatives within the healthcare industry. Her experience working at large and small healthcare centres across Toronto, as well as a private out-of-hospital practice has allowed her to foster skills in governance, human resources, accounting, marketing and project management while serving the needs of patients and patient safety.
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Tim Berry

Tim Berry — Treasurer


Tim Berry has been Treasurer for six not-for-profit, charitable organizations over the past 15 years. He is an experienced Treasurer and CFO with extensive oversight experience in finance and IT functions.
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Chris Beesley

Chris Beesley — Secretary


Chris Beesley began his role as Chief Executive Officer and Board Secretary of Community Living Ontario in June of 2013. His commitment to the Community Living movement began in 1994 with the birth of his son, Mitchell, who was born with an intellectual disability.
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Yvonne Spicer  — Director-at-Large


Yvonne Spicer is a 44-year-old adult on the Autism-Spectrum who resides in London, Ontario and is a professional-oriented individual with an approach that encourages and promotes the development and maintenance of partnerships at all levels. She is a strong and enthusiastic leader who is dedicated to improving the lives of all people with disabilities.
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Marybeth Barrett — Director-at-Large


Since 2017, Marybeth has served as a Director on the Community Living Thunder Bay board where she has also sat on the Nominations, Finance and Strategic Planning Committees. She is currently participating in a formal strategic planning process addressing CLTB’s Housing Strategy.

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Nicole Canzoneri

Nicole Canzoneri — Director at Large


Nicole Canzoneri, a dedicated disability studies student, demonstrates leadership, academic excellence, and advocacy for inclusion. With extensive involvement in Community Living Ontario and Autism Service's Inc, she coordinates activities and supports youth with disabilities.
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Jennifer Parker

Jennifer Parker — Director-at-Large


Jennifer Parker is a dedicated and compassionate individual with wealth of life experiences that qualify her to serve on the Board of Directors for Community Living Ontario. Over the past eight years, she has demonstrated commitment as a volunteer on the Board of Directors of member agency Community Visions & Networking (Quinte), providing governance and contributing to strategic planning to help the organization’s success.
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Mark Anderson

Mark Anderson  — Director-at-Large


Mark Anderson, an advocate for people with disabilities, is an experienced speaker and presenter. He has held leadership positions in Community Living Ontario and actively participates in committees.
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Edward Lau

Edward Lau — Director-at-Large


Edward Lau is a retired board member of Community Living Toronto for which he served on the board for 9 years and is currently a member of the Community Living Toronto Governance Committee and the Finance & Audit Committee. Edward is the award recipient of the 2023 Community Living Toronto 75th Anniversary Jim Turner Memorial Award for Voluntarism and a donor.
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Laura Williams

Laura Williams — Director-at-Large


Laura is a Clinician and healthcare leader with over 20 years experience in the field of patient, client and family engagement and caregiver/family support services. She is currently the Senior Director of Patient Experience and Engagement for the University Heath Network.
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Marcel St-Jean

Marcel St-Jean — Director-at-Large


Marcel was born and raised in Northern Ontario and lives in Ottawa. He retired from the Ontario Public service in 2011 and has continued to be active as an acting Executive Director, Social Worker and Volunteer/Advocate.
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Raymond Leveille

Raymond Leveille — Director-at-Large


Hello, my name is Raymond Leveille. I am presently on the Board of Directors for Community Living Timmins. I have been on the Board for two years and was re-elected for another two years.
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Cathy Turner

Cathy Turner — PEDG-Appointed Director-at-Large


Cathy Turner is an Executive Director at a Community Living agency in the Niagara Region. Cathy has worked in leadership positions in healthcare and non-profit agencies for over 22 years and has enjoyed sitting on several other not-for-profit boards over the past 6 years.
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James Taylor

James Taylor — Council-Appointed Director-at-Large


My name is James Taylor I work at Community Living London as a receptionist. I am part of NVA (New Vision Advocates) as the secretary.
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Donna Marcaccio

Donna Marcaccio — Family Engagement Steering Committee–Appointed Director-at-Large


For most of her life, Donna has been involved both  personally and professionally in the Community Living Movement. Donna’s interest and passion for this work came from her relationship with her sister Marcia who lived with Down Syndrome.
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Board of Directors: Call for Applications

The Nomination Committee of Community Living Ontario (CLO) is currently seeking applications for election to the Board of Directors. To learn more and submit an application, please click here or the button below.

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