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Our Board of Directors


Central Hastings Early Education & Childcare is a non-profit organization, governed by a volunteer Board of Directors. The Board is comprised of a minimum of five (5) members, with four Executive positions; Chair, Vice-Chair, Secretary and Treasurer. The Board works as a team, drawing on the individual skills and abilities of its members to help keep the Centre on a straight path to success. Every decision made by the Board of Directors and every action taken by our staff works towards the goals identified in our Strategic Plan and our overall mission.​


Matt Walker, 


I joined the Board in 2020 as I wanted to assist the organization in continuing to offer this vital service to the community and it remains a privilege to work with the amazing staff and volunteers of this organization.

I have a background in business and am a Certified Economic Developer (Ec.D.) and Project Management Professional (PMP®). In my spare time, I enjoy the outdoors and playing video games.

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Laura Crystal




Laura Stone


opportunity to serve the communities of Madoc and Marmora. I'm also a Director/Planner for One Community Planning Inc. and happily reside in Madoc.

I got interested in the CHEEC board in 2021 and became a member in 2022. I enjoy the board of directors because it provides an 


Jan Bruce


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Kim Alinard


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Lindsay Walker


I joined the CHEEC Board in 2017 as a parent advisor; in 2019 I became the treasurer and in 2021 the Chair. I enjoy helping to guide the organization's strategic direction and oversight.

I am a Payroll Professional for a Belleville-based youth organization and a mother of two children who have been in care with CHEEC since 2017.


Tonya Marriner-Howell


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Johnny Ellis


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If you are interested in joining on our Board of Directors, 
please complete our Board Application Form

2024 Board Meeting Dates & Location Schedule



As a non-profit organization, any recipient of service (parents or guardians of a child) is considered a “member”.  Members are eligible to vote to elect the Board of Directors at the Annual General Meeting. Any member is eligible for nomination/election and past experience on a Board is not mandatory. The time commitment is 1-2 hours per month on average, with some positions requiring a little more time. The Board meets once monthly. All Board members are required to sign and adhere to a Statement of Confidentiality.

Participation on the Board is a gratifying experience. It is an opportunity for personal growth and development, and a chance to contribute to the Centre.

If you would like more information about the Centre’s strategic plan, attending board meetings as a guest or any other questions or concerns, please contact us.

Role and Responsibility

The Board of Directors is responsible for the sustainability of the Centre and the advancement of its mission and goals. This involves such activities as setting long-term goals, developing policies and procedures, financial planning/budgeting and ensuring the legal and regulatory obligations of the organization are met. The Board works closely with the Centre’s Executive Director. 

Our Executive Director


The Centre’s Executive Director is responsible for all day-to-day operations such as staffing, programs, parent and child relations, enrolment, and developing and maintaining the budget.


The Executive Director provides and co-ordinates the necessary support, resources, supervision, and leadership to ensure the provision of a loving and caring environment where children can flourish in accordance with the Centre's Program Statement, Policies and Procedures, and incompliance with the Child Care and Early Years Act.

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