Board of Directors

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Chair – David Ross

After 32 years working for the Ontario Public Service, David retired from the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care in 2007.   He began his career as a Rehabilitation Counselor with the Ministry of Community and Social Services and held various positions throughout the public sector during his career.   Since retiring David has worked on other projects, including Integration Plans, Systems Navigation for Acquired Brain Injury and Indigenous Health and Family Services.  David joined the KPP  Board in 2009.

Vice Chair - Steve Smith

Steve retired from the Government of Ontario in 2009 after a 33 year career with the Ministry of Community and Social Services, working primarily in programs serving persons with disabilities.

As a Program Supervisor in the Developmental Services sector, Steve worked with community non- profit agencies in Durham, Peterborough and Haliburton, overseeing funding and service delivery. In his final three years with the Ministry, Steve worked on secondment with the Developmental Services Branch in Queen’s Park as a Senior Policy Advisor.

Steve was also an active member of the Association of Management, Administrative and Professional Crown Employees of Ontario ( AMAPCEO), as both a workplace representative and a member of the Board of Directors.

Anne Parsons

A member of the Board since 1992, Anne has served as Board Chair, Vice-Chair, Secretary and Treasurer.  Anne started her career in public accounting before assuming her current position as Manager, Budgeting Services at Trent University.  She is a Chartered Professional Accountant, Chartered Accountant and previously served as a member of the Finance Committee at Peterborough Civic Hospital (now Peterborough Regional Health Centre) and Treasurer of Soroptimist International of Peterborough, a women’s service club.  Having had a family member who required personal support services for several years, Anne is keenly aware of the importance of compassionate and reliable personal support services for both the client and his/her family members.

Stephen Kay

Stephen began his began his career in health care as an attendant at the St Thomas Psychiatric Hospital. Realizing that he wanted to make a difference in the lives of others, he went on to obtain a nursing degree, followed by a BA in sociology from the University of Guelph and finally a MHSc from McMaster University. He worked in a variety of hospitals including the Homewood, University Hospital Saskatoon and Peterborough Regional at various levels including Vice President Patient Care. Believing that home based care would make a difference, he became the first CEO of the the Peterborough CCAC, and later would join the Central East CCAC as Vice President of Human Resources and Corporate Development.

He has served on numerous boards, including Chair of the local VON, Chair of the District Health Council, and treasurer of the Provincial CCAC Association. He was a Lieutenant Appointment to a provincial review of mental health services.

Stephen and Margaret have been married for 47 years, and have 3 grown children and 2 grandchildren. Both enjoy  gardening, travelling and in particular camping. Their trips have taken them to all 10 provinces and 29 states.

Alan Cavell

Alan is currently semi-retired after a career in health, housing and social services within government and the “not for profit” sectors in Ontario and Alberta.

He holds a B.A. in Political Science and a Master’s Degree in Extension Education specializing in rural extension and public administration. Raised on a farm in Grey County he has a special interest in rural area needs and rural development.

As a Program Supervisor with the Ontario Ministry of Community and Social Services, Alan was responsible for a range of adult services including senior citizens such as community support, supportive housing and long term care homes and programs for persons with mobility challenges.

Nicholas McDonald

Nicholas is a member of Curve Lake First Nation.  He’s a lawyer who practices employment and human rights law.  Nicholas previously worked for Curve Lake First Nation drafting all policies, advising on governance matters and providing strategic advice.  He is currently an Associate Negotiator with the Ministry of Indigenous Affairs.

Edward Smith

Edward Smith joined the KPP board in 2017 and has served as Treasurer and sat on several of KPP’s sub-committees.  Edward holds a degree in Business Administration, Economics and Environmental Science and currently considers himself as a Restoration Ecologist.  When not travelling around the Kawartha’s working in forests and wetlands, he likes to devote his time to his family and the community by helping to educate students and junior foresters about the environment.  During his time on the board of KPP he has focused on expanding KPP’s social media presence and adaptation of technology to improve communication with the communities we serve.