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Moving On Mental Health
Reports & Updates
Workshops and Events
Counselling / Residence
Quick Response Clinic
Birth to 6 years Counselling
The Keystone Residential Program (co-ed program)
Youth Justice Program
Prenatal to 6 years Community Support
Special Needs Programs
Coordinated Access Mechanism for Children in Grey Bruce
Coordinated Service Planning – CSP
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Program
Rosanne Gallinger – Chair
Rosanne is a long time resident of Georgian Bluffs. She is a retired teacher and principal in Bluewater and the former Grey County Board of Education who worked as a teacher in Owen Sound and Georgian Bluffs and an administrator in Thornbury, Chatsworth, Owen Sound, and Meaford. Rosanne has been the chair of the Ontario School Nutrition Program Grey-Bruce (the former Grey Bruce Eat and Learn) for over 20 years. Rosanne is concerned and committed to improving the overall well-being of our children, youth, and families and our community.
Cathy Thomson – Co Vice-Chair
Cathy Thomson lives in Kincardine. She is a retired secondary school teacher and principal, with 25 years of experience in education. She comes to the Keystone Board with a strong belief in the importance of strong community children’s mental health services, informed by her 16 years as a secondary administrator. She taught at Saugeen District Secondary School, and served as principal at Kincardine District SS and Walkerton District SS.
Joanne Thompson – Co Vice-Chair
Joanne Thompson lives at Berford Lake with her husband Brian. They are proud parents of four sons, four daughters-in-law and grandparents of seven. A retired educator and administrator, Joanne believes strongly in the mission of Keystone Child, Youth and Family Services, “Building Futures Together”. Throughout her almost forty years in the field of education, she witnessed the need for and the positive impact of the support provided by Keystone. Joanne claims that it is an honor to be able to participate as a volunteer with an organization that makes such a difference in the lives of the families in our area.
Alanna Kade – Secretary and Interim Treasurer
Ewan Porter – Director
Ewan Porter lives in Owen Sound and was a Paediatrician serving the Grey and Bruce Counties for 35 years. Over the years he worked with many children who had mental health and physical issues. For the last five years of his practice he worked intimately with Keystone and with Educators providing a broad based service to children and their families.
Brandi Gowan – Director
Brandi Gowan lives in Tara, ON with her husband and four children. With a background in Marketing Communications and Public Relations, Brandi uses her experience to advocate for families as a Regional Lead with Parents for Children’s Mental Health. She also brings family engagement into practice as a Family Engagement Trainer with the Centre of Excellence for Child and Youth Mental Health.
Nacole Ward, Director
Nacole Ward grew up in Grey Bruce area; she is a status member from Scowlitz First Nation from B.C. She has a background in Psychology with a consideration of Indigenous relations. She is working as a Coordinator for Anishanek Child & Youth Prevention Services for Saugeen First Nation. Her work is directed to the safety and well being of children and families in relation to child welfare and cultural representation. Nacole brings knowledge of local and well rounded cultural approaches as well as being a sound voice and advocate on behalf of Indigenous relations.
Michael Bethune – Director
Michael Bethune was born and raised in Owen Sound and currently lives just north of Leith with his wife Ginette and two sons Liam and Callin. For over 25 years, Michael has been a teacher and Principal in several communities across Bruce and Grey counties and is currently Superintendent of Education for the Bruce-Grey Catholic District School Board. Michael wants to use his experience in Education to be a strong advocate for children and their families, particularly Indigenous students and students with special needs.
Donna Taylor – Director
Donna Taylor is a retired Family Physician who lives in Kincardine with her husband. She practiced 2O years in Kincardine and prior to that, spent 10 years as a physician in Portage La Prairie, Manitoba. She has two sons and four granddaughters. She has first-hand experience within the children’s mental health system and can advocate on behalf of both children and their families.
Hazel Lynn – Director
Two youth board members
1793 3rd Avenue West Owen Sound, ON N4K 6Y2
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