Board of Directors

Chair – Craig Adams

Mr. Adams joined the KPP Board in 2013. He is a Certified Engineering Technologist (Civil) with a long career in design and construction administration of both buildings and transportation networks. He has been the Capital Planning Analyst in the Housing Division of the City of Peterborough since 2007. In his free time Mr. Adams is a strong advocate for individuals living with a disability and motorcycle enthusiast. He served 6 years as a board member for Community Living Peterborough, including the roles of VP and President, and he loves nothing more than to take a real issue to the podium and build passion and motivation in a crowd or to climb on his iron horse and ride across the country learning how other communities serve their most vulnerable citizens.

Photo of David Ross

Vice Chair – David Ross

David retired from the Ontario Public Service in 2007 after 32 years of employment. He held various positions in the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, the Ministry of Community and Social Services and the Ministry of Children and Youth Services.   During his career he was a Program Consultant for the Community Support Services sector, Community Care Access Centre Branch, Children’s Mental Health Services and a Provincial Director for the Younger Offenders system. David is currently working as a System Navigator for the Central East Acquired Brain Injury Network.   David joined the Board of Directors for KPP in June of 2009.

Treasurer – Edward Smith

Edward joined the KPP Board in February of 2017. Edward spent the last 10 years in South Korea as a professor of Business Tourism and local entrepreneur.  After 15 years away from Canada he returned to introduce his new family to life in Canada.  Since then he has expanded his experiences by joining the board in October of 2016, coaching youth lacrosse and baseball and navigating his family though their news lives as being Canadian.  He is currently returning to school at Trent University once again to complete a degree in Economics and Environmental Resource Sciences, two things that he feels passionate about.  Edward has run many small to large business during his career, giving him insight to the operations and risks of businesses in today’s tech world, experience and insight he brings to the board.


Photo of Anne Parsons

Secretary – Anne Parsons

A member of the Board since 1992, Ms. Parsons has served as Board Chair, Vice-Chair, Treasurer and Secretary. Ms. Parsons is Manager, Budgeting Services at Trent University and holds a Bachelor of Administrative Studies (Honours) from that university. Ms. Parsons is a Chartered Professional Accountant, Chartered Accountant and has previously served as a member of the Finance Committee at Peterborough Civic Hospital (now Peterborough Regional Health Centre) and Treasurer of a women’s service club, Soroptimist International of Peterborough.

Photo of Bill Huskinson

Director – Bill Huskinson

Mr. Huskinson joined the KPP Board of Directors in 1980 as a founding board member and has been on numerous committees during his 30+ years with KPP. Mr. Huskinson is a member of the QUEST Committee and held the position of CHAIR for numerous years.   Mr. Huskinson participated in the development of the first group home in Lindsay, St. Paul’s House, which sustained itself for almost 30 years. Mr. Huskinson is an active member of the City of Kawartha Lakes community. He is past director and member of Lifeline Telecare Distress Centre and serves on the Elder Abuse Network. Mr. Huskinson and his wife, Marilyn have nurtured six children and are immensely proud of their accomplishments and life style.

Director – Carol O'Brien

Carol joined KPP board of directors in October of 2016. Bringing over twenty years of service in hospitality having worked all major positions gaining respect within her community. After the birth of her son Evan she returned to school and graduated Health Information Management. Her biggest accomplishments were helping design an oncology unit and in her senior year she designed and implemented a compliance audit which helped an Ontario hospital in accreditation. Carol has had an interesting career path in non traditional roles to her profession. She worked in Corrections as a CR-4 and PTA which advanced her capabilities moving into operations management for Occupational Health and Safety. Presently working towards certification in Nursing. In free time she is with Evan and when not can be found on a golf course, enjoying running and watching Jays baseball. Carol is passionate about human rights and the well being of others especially those who are disadvantaged and or in need of support. She regularly cooks and helps seniors so they can live independently and knew from day one KPP was a perfect fit for her. For the 2019-2020 year Carol will serve as the board’s Secretary.

Director - Jessica Curran

Ms. Curran joined the KPP Board as a Director in June 2017. Jessica received an M.Sc in Psychology from Trent University in July of 2016, and now works as the Coordinator for Circles of Support and Accountability in Peterborough. As a life long Peterborough resident, Jessica is committed to building a stronger       Peterborough, with interests including secure housing, advocating for               marginalized community members who may not have the voice to effectively   advocate for themselves, and providing supports for community members in need. Jessica is also a member of the Hilliard Park Housing Board, and a   member of the Human Justice Service Coordinating Committee (HSJCC).

Director - Steve Smith

Mr. Smith joined the KPP Board of Directors in 2017. Steve enjoys golf, sailing and during the winter cross-country skiing as members of the Kawartha Nordic ski Club. Steve has been involved in music ministry for many years both as a guitarist and vocalist in his own church as well as a member of a music team led by a Toronto-based Christian musician. Steve retired from the Ontario Public Service in 2009 after 33 years of service. The majority of his career was spent with the Ministry of Community and Social Services. Steve was a Program     Supervisor in the adult developmental services sector. For the last three years of his career, he was seconded to the corporate office in Queen’s Park as a Senior Policy Advisor.