Ten Directors, One Vision
Community Living Wallaceburg’s Board of Directors is a unique mix including people we support, business leaders, advocates, family members and those who have a genuine concerns for people with disabilities.
Community Living Wallaceburg’s Board of Directors is comprised of up to ten individuals entrusted with managing the affairs of the Association. The Directors are elected by the Membership and are responsible for the management of Community Living Wallaceburg.
Kevin Cavanagh, President
Kevin joined the Community Living Wallaceburg Board of Directors in 2008, currently holding the position of President and serving on the Finance Committee. He has served as President and Past President of the Wallaceburg and District Chamber of Commerce and Co-Chair of Wallaceburg.ca. He is also a founding member of the Wallaceburg Advisory Team for a Cleaner Habitat and was a former board member with the Wallaceburg Community Task Force. Kevin owns and operates Haycock-Cavanagh Funeral Home.
Lauren Freeburn, Vice-President
Lauren has served on the Board of Directors since 2013. She majored in Kinesiology at Western University in London, and while there she volunteered her time assisting fellow community members with disabilities. Lauren serves on the Agency’s Finance Committee. She is an associate Doctor of Chiropractic Medicine at Currier Chiropractic in Wallaceburg.
Lindsey Anderson, Treasurer
Lindsey has been a member of Community Living Wallaceburg Board of Directors since 2013 and served on the Human Rights Review Committee. She was at one time a summer student employee with Community Living. Lindsay is a Bachelor of Laws graduate from the University of Windsor, and currently practices law as a partner with the firm of Carscallen Reinhart Mathany Maslak Anderson. She resides in Wallaceburg.
Derek McGivern, Past President
Derek has been a member of Community Living Wallaceburg’s Board of Directors since 2007 and is the parent of a child with Cerebral Palsy. He has served as President to the Board and represented the agency on the St. Clair Catholic District School Board – Special Education Advisory Committee. Derek is a Business Developer with Nexeo Solutions.
Ryan is a managing partner at Serkka Farms Inc., overseeing crop production, sales, operations, and human resources. He is also on the Wallaceburg Minor Hockey Executive and is a parent of a child with Down’s syndrome. He resides on a farm near Wallaceburg.
Lisa has been a board member since 2015 and she currently practices as a nurse practitioner for the Erie St Clair Community Access Centre (CCAC) on the Palliative Care Consultation Team (PCCT). In addition, her past employers have included the Chatham-Kent Community Health Care Centres, Chatham-Kent Public Health Unit and Sydenham District Hospital. Lisa is also a volunteer board member of the Twin Bridges Nurse Practitioner Clinic and resides in Wallaceburg.
Ben Hazzard is the Principal of P.E. McGibbon School in Sarnia and has served on the Community Living Wallaceburg Board of Directors since 2015. Ben has received numerous awards including recognition as an Apple Distinguished Educator: Class of 2015, Microsoft Innovative Teacher and International Leadership, SMART Exemplary Educator. Outside of education, Ben has volunteered in his community as a member of the Board of Directors for a residential treatment centre, and is the Race Director for the St. Clair River Run.
Eva is a long serving Board member of Community Living Wallaceburg serving since 1999. She has represented Community Living Wallaceburg on the Lambton Kent District School Board’s Special Education Advisory Committee. She is the sister of an individual with an intellectual disability, and is a retired Nurse Manager working formerly with the Erie-St. Clair CCAC.
Kayla is an Educational Assistant at Bkejwanong Kinomaagewgamig, (formally known as Walpole Island Elementary School). She holds a Developmental Services Worker diploma, a BA in Disability Studies, and an Autism and Behavioural Science graduate certificate. She is also a member of Walpole Island First Nation, and holds general memberships with the Ontario Association on Developmental Disabilities and Autism Ontario. She volunteers for two Autism Chapters.
Chris is a self-advocate who grew up in Wallaceburg and is a graduate of the Options Programme at St. Clair College. Chris works part-time both at Sobeys in Chatham and with 99.1 CKXS in Wallaceburg. Chris dedicates many volunteer hours at TV Cogeco as a community producer, accepting assignments throughout Chatham-Kent. In 2014-2015 Chris served on the Human Rights Committees.