Hopewell is governed by a dedicated and caring board. They generously volunteer their time to assist Hopewell in achieving our mission and vision, and to maintain our high standards as a community resource for individuals and families requiring specialized supports.

The board is always looking for talented, committed, and independent people with helpful expertise. If you are interested in learning more about a board position with Hopewell, please contact our Board Secretary, Emily Barker, at ebarker@hopewellchildrenshomes.ca 

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Chair - Elizabeth Bowden joined in 2015 and became Chair of the Board in September 2016. Liz runs her own management consulting practice.


Vice-Chair - Ian Moorhouse joined in 2019. Ian has experience in the financial services sector as an executive and board member in operations, compliance, and risk management. He is also a member of the Finance and Human Resources committees.


Treasurer - Jane Stamp joined in 2018. Jane is the controller for Wellington Ortho & Rehab Associates and Wellington Physiotherapy Associates. Jane serves as the Chair of the Finance Committee.


SecretaryDevlin Scalon joined the board in 2019. Devlin works in food safety and is currently working towards a Master's degree in Public Policy and Management. He is also a member of the Finance and Human Resources Committees.

Director - Shanna O’Dwyer joined in 2012.  Shanna is Manager of Financial Reporting and Accounting for the City of Guelph and also serves as a member of the Finance Committee.

Director - Barb Adams joined in 2016. Barb works as Director of Research at Dialectic Solutions. Her role combines research, training, and interactive design to create high-impact solutions for organizations.

Director - Laurie Iversen joined in 2016. Laurie currently works for a municipal government and has experience with marketing, sales, and project management. Currently, she is the Chair of the Marketing/Fundraising Committee.

Director - Peter Pickfield joined in 2013. Peter is a partner in Garrod Pickfield LLP, an environmental and municipal law practice. He is a volunteer from Hopewell's parent/family community and is the Chair for the Human Resources Committee.

Director - Wendy Jespersen joined the board in 2019 and has a background in fundraising and marketing communications, as well as event planning and magazine publishing. She is currently Manager, Advancement Communications, in the department of Alumni Affairs and Development at the University of Guelph. She is a member of the Marketing/Fundraising Committee.


Director - Tom Bird joined the board in 2020 after a lengthy career in financial services as a portfolio manager, Vice-President, and Director for RBC Dominion Securities. He continues to consult with his former group.

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