Board of Directors
Jenn Harrington is co-founder of Arising Collective, a management consulting firm that offers strategic consulting services to purpose-driven organizations. Jenn’s diverse skill-set includes an engineering degree, an MBA, and a passion for community that makes her a powerful ally to organizations. As well as her role at the Foundation, Jenn is also a member of YWCA Canada’s nominating committee. Past volunteer roles include President of the YWCA Peterborough Haliburton Board of Directors and chair of the Peterborough Immigration Partnership. Jenn lives in Peterborough with her husband Brian and two teenagers.
Geneviève Lavallée is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charterholder who recently retired after spending over 20 years in the financial industry in Toronto. Geneviève began her career in Ottawa as an Economist with the federal Department of Finance and went on to hold numerous positions including Investment Counsellor, Portfolio Manager and Credit Analyst with various firms, namely Kerr Financial, Dundee Global Investment Management, BNY Mellon Wealth Management and Cumberland Private Wealth Management, as well as the bond rating firm, Dominion Bond Rating Service. Geneviève has a Master of Arts in Economics degree from the Western University and a Bachelor of Social Science (Economics and Math) degree from the University of Ottawa.
Geneviève is passionate about helping others and since moving to Bridgenorth in 2019, has been an active volunteer in the area, including her role on the Board and Finance Committee at the Community Foundation of Greater Peterborough.
Treasurer & Secretary
Marie Dietrich is a Partner at Grant Thornton LLP in Peterborough where she provides accounting, auditing and tax services to a wide variety of clients, including those in the for-profit and not-for-profit sectors. Marie holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) degree from Queen’s University and obtained her Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation in 2001. She is a Board Member and Treasurer of Community Futures Peterborough. She previously served as a Board Member and Treasurer of Ennismore Girls Hockey Association and United Way of Peterborough and District. Marie lives in Ennismore with her husband Matt Imeson and their three children.
Graham Culp is a branch director at RBC Dominion Securities, a full-service wealth management firm in Peterborough. Graham and his family recently came to Peterborough and they are excited to plant roots and make a positive contribution to the community. His diverse professional background includes developing software, owning a critically acclaimed restaurant, and his current leadership role in the financial services industry. Graham has previously served on the Finance Committee at his local parish and has coordinated the donations and volunteer programs at his previous branches. Graham lives in Peterborough with his wife, Carol, and teenaged son.
Rachel is a Partnerships and Philanthropy Assistant at Ontario Parks where she has worked for the past few years. Previously, she worked as a student outreach officer for the Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission. Rachel has an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Ottawa with a Specialization in Communications.
Trish Dillabough has recently retired from practicing as a speech-language pathologist in Ontario. She moved to Peterborough with her family in 2002 after previously living and working in several Northeastern Ontario communities. During her working career, Trish practiced in both health care and educational settings providing service to a range of ages from toddlers to seniors. In addition to being an active volunteer in her children’s activities when they were growing up, Trish also held positions on various Boards. She held positions on a provincial and a national board related to her profession as well as on the regulatory college board for speech-language pathologists and audiologists in Ontario. Trish and her husband Dan live in Peterborough.
Camila Duarte is the founder of FoundHer, a Life and Career Coach Organization that helps women align with themselves and feel empowered. Camila works at the Innovation Cluster in Peterborough, where she is an Innovation Specialist, a business coach and a program lead for entrepreneurs clients in the region. Camila’s diverse skill-set includes two bachelor’s degrees, post-grad studies and some certifications, and a passion for helping others and creating an impact that makes her a great asset to the projects she is involved in. Camila has volunteered at the New Candian Centre in the past and is currently a member of the Accessibility Advisory Committee. Camila has lived in Bogota, Colombia, Melbourne, Australia, Montreal, Toronto, and now Peterborough.
Suzanne is a leadership coach and independent consultant. She has lived in Peterborough for almost two decades and brings 25 years experience in the not- for-profit sector in the fields of health, housing and homelessness, youth development, harm reduction, environment, and community development. Suzanne is a certified executive coach accredited with the International Coaching Federation, holds a Masters in Community Psychology, an undergraduate degree in environmental studies, Lean green belt certification.
Kathy Green has served as the Board Secretariat for Lakefield College School for close to 20 years. She is responsible for supporting a unique governance structure drawing on the expertise and experience of over 100 highly committed volunteers serving in a wide range of governance roles for both the school and foundation. Kathy has held various roles as executive director, director of development and fundraising consultant for a number of youth-serving and healthcare organizations over her 35-year career in the not-for-profit sector. Kathy holds a Masters of Management Degree in Voluntary Sector Leadership from McGill University and undergraduate degrees in Psychology and Sociology from Wilfrid Laurier University. She is an active volunteer in her community, most recently serving on the YWCA Peterborough Haliburton’s Governance and Nominating Committees, and past director of Hospice Peterborough and Osteoporosis Peterborough Chapter. Kathy and her family have proudly made Peterborough their home.
Cody McMahon current works as a Development Officer – Major Gifts at Trent University. He has spent his career in educational fundraising, with previous roles at Appleby College and Lakefield College School. Cody has an M.A. in History from Brock University and a B.A. in History from McGill University. Cody actively seeks out volunteer opportunities in the community and is currently a member of the Board of Directors at 4th Line Theatre. Cody and his wife, Courtney, met working at Trent Summer Sports Camp and have recently moved back to their mutual hometown after a few years of living in the GTA.
Professionally, Thomas is a Legislative Officer at the City of Oshawa. Prior to pursuing a career in public service, Thomas devoted more than a decade to his craft as a professional touring and recording artist, producer, and independent record label executive. During this time Thomas had the distinct pleasure and rare opportunity to work with renowned artists including the Tragically Hip and Blue Rodeo. Thomas’s volunteer experience includes work with boards and committees in the community such as the Peterborough Pathway of Fame, the City’s Accessibility Advisory Committee, and most recently, the Peterborough Symphony Orchestra.
Victoria van Veen
Victoria is a Conference and Events Coordinator who works exclusively with non-profit organizations. She currently sits on the Peterborough Area Fundraising Network Board and is focussing her efforts on improved equity in their governance, policies, and practices. Victoria has an Honours degree in Political Science and recently received her Graduate Diploma in Management while continuing to work toward her MBA. Victoria is an avid knitter and enjoys spending time with her wife and four children.
Peter has over 40 years’ experience in health promotion, harm reduction and community development in the not-for-profit sector. Starting in the 80’s as part of the HIV/ AIDS movement Peter was a leader in bridging community-based care teams with medical institutions and hospital care. Peter supported organizational development and community engagement with Casey House Hospice and the Wellesley Hospital during this time. Peter moved to Peterborough in 2010 to work at PARN, Your Community AIDS Resource Network. In 2014 Peter became the first person to hold the civilian position of Community Development and Engagement Coordinator with the Peterborough Police Service, chairing the Peterborough Drug Strategy and the Diversity-Equity-Inclusion Network of Peterborough, as well as preparing Peterborough for Community Safety and Well-being planning. Since 2020 Peter has been a project lead with the Peterborough Drug Strategy. Parallel to this, Peter has also spent time in the hospitality industry, cooking and catering. He has also dabbled in design, making his own clothes.
Honorary Director | Founding Chair
Bill Lockington is the founding chair of the Community Foundation of Greater Peterborough and current chair of the board of Community Foundations of Canada. He has also been the Chair of Boards of St. Joseph’s Hospital, the Greater Peterborough Area Economic Development Corporation, Greater Peterborough Innovation Cluster, Peterborough Regional Angel Network and Cottage Dreams Recovery Initiative, Inc. He serves as a Director of Jr. Lakers Lacrosse, Hospice Peterborough and the Canadian Canoe Museum. He is the co-founder of the SPARK Photography Festival. A Partner with LLF Lawyers, Bill’s practices corporate/commercial and estate planning/administration law. In recognition of his excellent leadership and the significant contributions that he has made, and that he continues to make, Bill was made an honorary director of the Community Foundation of Greater Peterborough in 2019.
Helene Lowry retired from management of her husband’s criminal law practice. Helene has been an active volunteer in the Peterborough area for many years including with United Way (vice president), YWCA (director), Peterborough Affordable Housing Foundation (director), CCFC (president twice), member of the steering committee struck to morph Peterborough Affordable Housing Foundation into CFGP, Glen Home Owners Association (director). Helene is an avid gardener and lives on Pigeon Lake.
Community Foundation Staff
Jennifer DeBues is the Executive Director of the Community Foundation of Greater Peterborough. She has degrees from three universities and brings thirty years of experience to her role at the Foundation. She started her career as a grant coordinator at the Metcalf Foundation, and took subsequent career detours through factories, libraries, bookstores and schools before finding a home for her wealth of experience at the Community Foundation in 2013. Jennifer has “the best job in town” but she also enjoys her three adult children, singing in a choir, and reading good books.
A graduate of Western University in London Ontario, Deb has extensive experience working for not-for profit organizations, educational institutions, and registered charities including Trent University, the Ontario Waterpower Association, Kawartha Food Share, United Way Peterborough and District, Fleming College, and most recently as the Executive Director of the Kawartha-Haliburton Children’s Foundation. Deb believes in a strong sense of community and helping others. She lives in Ennismore and enjoys spending time on the water with her husband and two grown children.
Justin has an advanced diploma in Broadcasting and an Honours B.A. in History. A former television producer (CBC and CTV), Justin moved into the marketing and communications field first at a university research centre, and then a large music festival before joining the Foundation. The proud father of two daughters, Justin and his wife chose to settle in Peterborough in 2012. In their off time, you can find them in the woods, on the water, or enjoying one of the city’s many festivals.
All photos with a black background were taken by Wayne Eardley.
Marie Dietrich, Chair
Trish Dillabough, Chair
Graham Culp, Chair
Victoria Van Veen