Our Board of Directors

One of our greatest strengths at Habitat for Humanity Prince Edward-Hastings is our people. From our donors and community partners to our Board and staff. We are proud to introduce you to our current board, and grateful for their continued support of our cause!

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Kathryn Brown, Board Chair

Kathryn rejoined HFHPEH in 2020 and previously served as an HFH Affiliate “Coach” for locations across Canada and Vice Chair for HFHPEH in 2009-10. Since 2022 she has been Chair of the HFHPEH Board of Directors. 

Kathryn is a City Councillor for Ward 2 with the Municipality of Belleville. As part of her councillor responsibilities, she is an appointee to 7 City committees – Planning Committee (Vice Chair); Transit Advisory (Chair); HR Policy Review (Chair); Glanmore Historical Site Advisory (Chair); Transportation; Quinte Conservation Authority; and Equity, Diversity and Inclusion. As well, she is an appointee to two Hastings County committees- Community & Human Services; and Long Term Care. 

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Jill Raycroft, Past Chair

Jilll Raycroft joined the Board in 2016 and assumed the role of Chair in May, 2019.  As a strong advocate for the business community as the CEO for the Belleville Chamber of Commerce during the day, Jill brings the same commitment and passion to supporting the mission of Habitat for Humanity as a volunteer. 

With a combination of 20+ years in the post-secondary education sector, an MBA and 30+ years volunteering for various causes, Jill brings a dynamic blend of experience and education to serving the community she loves and lives in.  The idea of “home” holds a special place for Jill; attending 8 different public schools as her family moved from place to place meant she never really knew what it was like to develop relationships with friends, teachers or her community. Her parent’s divorce stabilized her life and her mom finally located to Picton with her five children for good. 

A safe and stable place to live was the foundation for her success and she is committed to helping others with a hand up through Habitat’s commitment to affordable home ownership.

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Sheridan Jennings, Vice-Chair

An avid volunteer within the NFP sector, Sheridan is passionate about serving people and communities and is strongly aligned to Habitat for Humanity’s mandate to build a path to stability and self-reliance through affordable home ownership.   

In addition, Sheridan has had over 25 years’ experience in the ever-evolving payments technology industry, accountable for the retention and growth strategies of multi-billion dollar portfolios.  Currently, Sheridan is Vice President National Accounts within the Strategic Portfolio Management team for Global Payments.

Karen Baker, Treasurer

Karen Baker, CPA is the Treasurer for Habitat for Humanity Prince Edward-Hastings, joining the Board in 2018. She has enjoyed a twenty-year career at Loyalist College as a program coordinator and instructor in the accounting programs in the School of Business.

Prior to that she worked in a financial capacity in the real estate, transportation, and manufacturing sectors. Karen has lived and worked in the Quinte area for over 40 years, raising her two grown children. She brings a wealth of knowledge in accounting in the not-for-profit sector to Habitat, having served on the Boards of Quinte Health Care, The Children’s Foundation and Volunteer and Information Quinte.

She is a proud Rotarian of 30 years and is serving a second term as Club president beginning in July 2024 – 21 years after her first term. In her spare time, she is an avid globetrotter and photographer. Living and working in the Quinte region has been a privilege and she is glad to pay it forward in her volunteer pursuits.

John-Ross parks, Board Secretary

John-Ross is a true Bay of Quinte local, born and raised. With 17 years under his belt as a REALTOR®, he’s witnessed firsthand the pressing housing issues affecting our region.

In 2021, he stepped up to serve on the Habitat board of directors, bringing a wealth of experience from his roles as Past President of the Quinte Home Builders Association, Director at the Quinte & District Association of REALTORS, former Chair of Bay of Quinte Pride, and a renowned fundraiser for the Royal LePage Shelter Foundation. John-Ross’s passion lies in making a tangible impact, one person or family at a time, reflecting his core belief in the power of community.

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Chris Barry, Director

Chris Barry is currently the Deputy Chief with the Belleville Police Service. Originally from the Kingston area he has been an officer with BPS since 1992. He has previously served on Boards with the Humane Society of Hastings Prince Edward as well as Counselling Services of Belleville and District. He has also been a member of the City of Belleville’s Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Committee and the Supervised Alternative Learning Committee with the Hastings-Prince Edward District School Board.  

He resides in the Roslin area with his wife Joanne and as a newer member of the Board is excited to contribute to the community by furthering the goals and objectives of Habitat for Humanity Prince Edward-Hastings!

Cassie Collins, Director

Cassie is a professor at Loyalist College within the School of Business, and has over a decade of experience in non-profit management. Throughout her career, she has consistently demonstrated a deep commitment to leading teams in the design and execution of sport-for-social-good initiatives. Her career has taken her to various corners of the globe, including Eeyou Istchee, inner-city Toronto, Rwanda, Cambodia, and Kenya, where she has overseen diverse equity-seeking youth and community development programs.

With a strong emphasis on fostering equitable programming, Cassie brings a wealth of expertise in collaborating with diverse stakeholder groups. Her approach to program development is marked by a commitment to gender-sensitive and trauma-informed methodologies. Cassie holds a BSc, a MFSc, and a Non-profit Management Certificate. Cassie is fueled by a profound passion for creating safe, inclusive, and empowering spaces and communities. 

Cale Fair, Director

Cale is a people person who has spent his career business-building with some of the world’s most exciting creators and brands. Currently he is the Vice President of Black Bear Ridge Golf + Resort in Belleville, a burgeoning four-season resort, anchored by one of Canada’s 100 Top Public Golf Courses. 

Joining BBR in 2021, Cale immediately led a complete overhaul of the day-today operation including; a full rebrand, marketing strategy , tech-stack, food & beverage program and notably helped conceptualize and lead the launch and substantial growth of the Accommodations product. Prior to BBR, he successfully directed sales, partnerships and operations at Canadian manufacturing, e-commerce and retail companies, managing projects with 100’s of SME’s and several Fortune 500 brands including; NIKE, Microsoft, Red Bull and Hudson’s Bay Co.

He is a proud board member of Habitat for Humanity Prince Edward Hastings & also serves as Vice Chair of Regional Tourism Organization 9 (RTO9) 

Adam Goheen, Director

Motivated by strong family values, Adam began volunteering in the community at an early age and has fostered the educational journey of students for many years as an adjunct professor of building sciences at Loyalist College. 

Born and raised in Prince Edward County and a long-time resident of Belleville, Adam has dedicated his career to public service at the local government level.  From a humble beginning as a surveyor, he has contributed to hundreds of land development and municipal capital construction projects within the Quinte Area over the course of the last 24 years.  Offering extensive experience related to the planning, construction and operation of linear and vertical infrastructure, a strong background in project management and a passion for building things, Adam is excited to be part of the next chapter of the Habitat for Humanity story by helping to implement the local and national strategic plans and transforming more lives.

Amy Harder, Director

Amy Harder is the Senior Director of Business Development at Loyalist College.

A highly enterprising organizational leader, she has built her 20-year career dedicated to helping start-ups and driving entrepreneurial activity in Canada.

Prior to Loyalist, Amy was the Chief Operating Officer at Amber Canada. There, she led the founding operating team, bringing the cannabis start-up from a stalled application to a federally licensed company that raised $6.8M. This followed a 13-year tenure with Enactus Canada, six of which were served as its President.  A global social enterprise movement, Enactus empowers young innovators in higher education to solve pressing economic, social, and environmental issues through the positive power of business.

In addition, Amy is a Director for Habitat for Humanity Prince Edward Hastings and Trenval Business Development Corporation as well as an appointed member of the City of Belleville Lighting Display & Gateway Signage Committee. She is a graduate of Humber College in Public Relations, also completing executive education programs in governance and leadership at the University of Toronto Rotman School of Management and Harvard Business School.

Known for her entrepreneurial spirit, Amy is on a mission to advance innovation in her hometown. The very same community where she is choosing to raise her own children – Dexter, Rosa and Beau.

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John Hollands, Director

John has been a Safety and Health manager and consultant for the past 30 years specializing in risk management, emergency planning and business continuity, currently Principal of JHSA. He has been privileged to recently serve on the Habitat for Humanity Canada National Board of Directors for 7 years (4 years as the Chair of the Assessment and Risk Committee), and previously as a Director with Habitat for Humanity Huronia. 

He is passionate about the Habitat for Humanity Canada Global Village program and has so far led 9 teams to various countries helping families obtain safe and affordable housing, including the Nov 2019 Big Build in Cambodia. He resides with his family in Prince Edward County and currently serves on the Habitat for Humanity Prince Edward-Hastings Board, with past terms as the Board Secretary and Chair of the Governance, HR, and Nominations Committee.

David Joyce, Director

As a Belleville native, David grew up in the city, and attended elementary school.  He left for university in Kingston and graduated from Queen’s University in 1979 with his Honours Bachelor of Commerce degree. Upon graduation from Queen’s, he joined Price Waterhouse Coopers in Toronto and in 1982 he received his certification as a Chartered Accountant.  He stayed with the firm until May 1985 when he was a Manager of Independent Business.  

Since then, he has had a varied business career, including 4 years with Canadian Oxygen Limited (Canox) as their Controller, 2 years as Manager of Business Systems with WESCO (Westinghouse Sales and Distribution), and 28 years with Meyers Transport as their Vice President of Finance and Human Resources back here in Belleville. 

His final employment was with MPP Todd Smith acting as his Director of Riding Affairs for close to 4 years. He retired in July 2022 and has enjoyed his time since with his wife Sue travelling extensively, along with spending time with their grandchildren. 

He has always been active with his community both during his working years and since retirement, including as past director of the local chamber, past director of the local Chartered Accountant association, and past chairman of the Belleville Waterfront Festival and Big Music Fest concerts. He was also an appointed member of the Planning Advisory Committee for over 17 years.  

He is pleased to have completed his first year as director with Habitat for Humanity Prince Edward-Hastings, and we are pleased to have him!

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Nicholas O'Reilly, Director

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