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Directors

Sherry Carnevale

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Executive Director
T 705-476-3288 ext. 1181
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Chris Guillemette

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Director – Support Services
T 705-476-3288 ext. 1131
E [email protected]

Kathy Paynter

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Director – Residential Support Services
T 705-476-3288 ext. 1171
E [email protected]

What do you enjoy most about your job

There are new opportunities every day to learn something new, to provide assistance to other people, and to celebrate accomplishments for the agency, people who access services and for colleagues!

What training, schooling, or professional development helps you do your job?

I have two diplomas and have taken additional on line college courses. I regularly participate in webinars, conferences and read different articles on a variety of topics – recognizing that we are all life long learners!

Briefly describe duties in “layman’s terms”.

For each of us, a Home is a place where we like to be, a place where we feel comfortable, safe and in control. It is a place where we can create our own personal environment and enjoy family and friends.

Briefly describe one personal thing or interest about you (for example, a hobby, a goal, or a sport)

I love dogs – everyday my girl, Daytona, reminds me about unconditional acceptance, love and happiness – what a great way to go through life!

Bonnie Dupuis-Pearce

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Director – Community Engagement
T 705-476-3288 ext. 1161
E [email protected]

What do you enjoy most about your job?

It is always changing, no day is like any other. It creates daily opportunities to make a difference for others and in myself.

What training, schooling, or professional development helps you do your job?

I have a background in Social Services and have attended many professional development workshops over the past 25 years. I think what helps the most to do my job is recognizing every day I have the power to make a difference.

Briefly describe duties in “layman’s terms”.

My role is to provide vision, leadership and direction in the creation and implementation of services and supports. The programs I oversee (Individualized Funding/ Passport Services, Community Participation and Supports, (LINKS/Calendar of Events/Outreach) are responsible for the development of new initiatives, community opportunities and expansion of community connections.

Briefly describe one personal thing or interest about you (for example, a hobby, a goal, or a sport)

I am a proud grandma of twin boys. I spend my time away from work being energized by these two little guys who have taught me to slow down and enjoy life’s little moments.

Lana Arsenault

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Director – Human Resources
T 705-476-3288 ext. 1871
E [email protected]

Krista Gibson

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Director – Clinical Treatment Services
T 705-476-3288 ext. 1881
E [email protected]

What do you enjoy most about your job?

My job entails a wonderful balance of working directly with people, teams and families along with opportunities to develop new and innovate programs and supports to meet the ever changing needs of people.

What training, schooling, or professional development helps you do your job?

I constantly try to stay current with best practices in the field and connection with other service providers. Continuous training education, and enhancement of skills is a passion of mine.

Briefly describe duties in “layman’s terms”.

My role with Community Living North Bay is to support the clinical and treatment programs to ensure we are able to offer the best supports possible. I work to identify gaps in services and supports and develop innovate and creative ways to provide the support people need to live there best life.

Briefly describe one personal thing or interest about you (for example, a hobby, a goal, or a sport)

I love to be active and play sports many nights a week. I value and hold dear to my heart my family and friends.

Angel Vibert

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Director – Community Residential Services
T 705-476-3288 ext. 1651
E [email protected]

What do you enjoy most about your job?

Moving past barriers and towards brighter futures.

What training, schooling, or professional development helps you do your job?

I graduated from Canadore College, the Social Service Worker Program in 2002 and began my career with Community Living right after.

Briefly describe duties in “layman’s terms”

Believing, anything is possible.

Briefly describe one personal thing or interest about you (for example, a hobby, a goal, or a sport)

I enjoy camping, reading, going to concerts and time with my family and friends.

Managers

Tammy Allan

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Manager - Community Participation Supports
T 705-476-3288 ext. 1781
E [email protected]

Jason Bourgeault

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Manager - Information Technology Services
T 705-476-3288 ext. 1901
E [email protected]

What do you enjoy most about your job?

I enjoy the fact that my job presents new challenges every day.  There is never a dull moment in IT!

What training, schooling, or professional development helps you do your job?

I started with a Computer Networking diploma and IT industry certifications but as technology changes I find that I am constantly researching new technologies and services.  A career in IT means a lifetime of learning.

Briefly describe duties in “layman’s terms”.

I make sure that our staff have the technology and network services that they need to do their job so that they can focus on providing support instead of fighting with their computers.

Briefly describe one personal thing or interest about you (for example, a hobby, a goal, or a sport)

I like kayaking.  Nothing beats being out on the water after an eventful day at work!

Alisha Brown

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Manager - Residential Services
T 705-476-3288
E [email protected]

What training, schooling, or professional development helps you do your job?

I have been with Community Living North Bay since 2002, I have learnt more in that time then I did have ever learnt in College.

Briefly describe duties in “layman’s terms”.
Jack of all trades, wearer of many hats.

Briefly describe one personal thing or interest about you (for example, a hobby, a goal, or a sport)

I love being outside, biking, paddle boarding, lounging on the beach. My goals is to see the world, only 177 countries to go!

Kassidy Carnevale-Meecham

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Manager - Financial Services
T 705-476-3288 ext. 1861
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Amy Conrad

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Manager - Residential Services
T 705-476-3288
E [email protected]

What do you enjoy most about your job?

Making people’s lives better and brighter

What training, schooling, or professional development helps you do your job?

I went to college but the people I support have taught me much more

Briefly describe duties in “layman’s terms”.

I’m the jack of all trades and do a little of everything

Briefly describe one personal thing or interest about you (for example, a hobby, a goal, or a sport)

When I’m not at work I enjoy spending my time with my family outdoors

Viviane Dégagné

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Manager - Student Nutrition Program
T 705-476-3288 ext. 1771
E [email protected]

What do you enjoy most about your job?

Working at a Provincial level to make things happen.

What training, schooling, or professional development helps you do your job?

Building professional relationships and interpersonal skills.

Briefly describe duties in “layman’s terms”.

To oversee the funding and support of school nutrition programs.

Briefly describe one personal thing or interest about you (for example, a hobby, a goal, or a sport).

Be the best I can be.

Julie Desjardins

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Manager - Residential Services
T 705-476-3288 ext. 1121
E [email protected]

What do you enjoy most about your job?

I enjoy working with people and being able to help them along their life journey. No matter what we come across there is always an adventure and an opportunity to make life better.

Briefly describe duties in “layman’s terms”.

In my daily work I plan with people to reach their life goals. Big or small it’s my job to make sure that people have opportunities in life. Some of the other things I do are budgeting, scheduling, helping people with new challenges, connect people to supports and sometime just lend a friendly ear. I also work with a great team of support staff that are dedicated to providing daily supports to the people receiving services.

Briefly describe one personal thing or interest about you (for example, a hobby, a goal, or a sport)

I am a very dedicated parent of my for ever growing and changing child. I am an animal nut and have two dogs and spend most of my time running in the bush.

Chantal Dionne

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Manager - Supported Independent Living
T 705-476-3288 ext. 1641
E [email protected]

What do you enjoy most about your job?

I enjoy helping individuals reach goals and being a part of an inclusive community. Coming to work every day knowing you’ve made a difference in someone’s life is worth more than anything in the world, and is truly the greatest gift of all.

What training, schooling, or professional development helps you do your job?

B.A. in Psychology, Certified CPI Instructor

Briefly describe duties in “layman’s terms”.

Our program helps individuals to live independently in their own home by teaching necessary life skills needed to be successful.

Briefly describe one personal thing or interest about you (for example, a hobby, a goal, or a sport)

I enjoy spending time with my family and being outdoors, relaxing around a bonfire.

Rosanne Filion

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Manager - Community Case Management
T 705-476-3288 ext. 1801
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What do you enjoy most about your job?

As Manager within this organization I enjoy the opportunity to meet and work with so many different and interesting people. I have had several different roles and assigned various projects and I find great satisfaction in helping others be the best they can.

What training, schooling, or professional development helps you do your job?

Making time for professional development is very important to me. Networking with other organizations, online research, attending seminars, reading books and articles has helped me succeed in my many roles within and outside of the organization.

Briefly describe duties in “layman’s terms”.

As a Community Case Manager my role is to interact, plan, advocate, connect, collaborate and foster talent in other people as well as achievement of goals.

Briefly describe one personal thing or interest about you (for example, a hobby, a goal, or a sport)

I enjoy outdoor sports and also have a need to channel my creative energy into painting, I love to create things with my hand, mind and heart.

Shari Hyatt

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Manager - Property and Maintenance
T 705-476-3288 ext. 1741
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Trevor Knight

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Manager - Residential Services
T 705-476-3288
E [email protected]

What do you enjoy most about your job?

Working with the people we support

What training, schooling, or professional development helps you do your job?

Listening to the desires of others and assisting them reach their goals has been invaluable lesson I have developed

Briefly describe duties in “layman’s terms”.

Manager -Leader

Briefly describe one personal thing or interest about you (for example, a hobby, a goal, or a sport)

Helping Others

Dan Lachance

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Manager - Residential Services
T 705-476-3288
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What do you enjoy most about your job?

The people! Creating lasting relationships with the staff and specifically the people we support.

What training, schooling, or professional development helps you do your job?

I have an extensive background in Human Services (College & University), but I seem to always to go back to my military leadership and origination training.

Briefly describe duties in “layman’s terms”.

I manage the day to day operations of two 24 hour residential homes.

Briefly describe one personal thing or interest about you (for example, a hobby, a goal, or a sport)

I love my Montreal Canadiens hockey, Manchester City soccer, and drumming as loud as I can!

Chrystal Mantha

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Manager - Children’s Therapeutic Care Home
T 705-476-3288
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What do you enjoy most about your job?

Helping people find ways to accept themselves without judgment, and to strive for their best self in their daily interactions. Also to assist individuals with exploring opportunities that are important to them, as well as to support with figuring out ways for them to achieve goals that would otherwise seem unattainable – Believing Anything is Possible!

What training, schooling, or professional development helps you do your job?

My experience as a classroom teacher has been essential with supporting me to understand how to present information in ways that are relatable to others. I made the decision to pursue Behaviour Sciences, and gained experience as a clinician, as well as an Instructor Therapist for IBI. I am fascinated by the power of ABA strategies, although it is challenging to apply that framework in real life settings, as it is radical at its core and therefore perfect for controlled research settings. This means that it can get a negative rapport in the general population when people assume that an intervention is not working if they don’t see results, but that is often due to incorrect implementation, which requires adjustments depending on the issue that arises. Ensuring that ABA is implemented accurately is a task that I take seriously, and I search out guidance to support with that process, because fine tuning the details of implementation for a strategy is a true art form, and worth the work to produce a successful outcome. My experience as a clinician provided me with opportunities to develop conflict resolution skills, and manage difficult conversations. It also supported me with prioritizing the implementation of self-care strategies in my own life, which is essential for creating a healthy life balance.

Briefly describe duties in “layman’s terms”.

Manager, Children’s Therapeutic Care Home, Non Violent Crisis Intervention (NVCI) Instructor

Briefly describe one personal thing or interest about you (for example, a hobby, a goal, or a sport)

I am always striving to rid myself of prejudices and pre-conceived notions, because I believe that we are all on a journey that is unique to ourselves, and no one will ever completely understand someone else’s path, but we can all choose to accept each other’s differences, instead of judging them.

Robert Ogleston

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Manager - Treatment Home
T 705-476-3288
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What do you enjoy most about your job?

What I enjoy most about my job is seeing the growth of people we support and our staff over time. Goals realized, connections made, and dreams reached. All the little things add up to big changes and getting to experience people supported living their best lives and witnessing our staff transform into our future leaders is inspiring and helps keep my motivation going strong.

What training, schooling, or professional development helps you do your job?

My background is with our Clinical Team so I have a Bachelor’s of Arts in Psychology and a Social Service Worker diploma. I have also had the opportunity to take various training over the years including the Autism Intervenor course and Mental Health First Aid. Most recently I have taken Leadership training and become a certified CPI instructor.

Briefly describe duties in “layman’s terms”.

My role with CLNB is as a Treatment Home Manager who works with two staff teams that support people reintegrating to the community from a hospital setting. One of the programs is in partnership with the North Bay Regional Health Centre and supports adults with an intellectual disability and mental health diagnosis who have been in contact with the legal system to live in the community again by providing clinical interventions, life skills education, and community participation supports.

I also provide Non-Violent Crisis Intervention training to CLNB’s staff along with our other certified instructors and take my turn providing on-call support to our 24 hour programs with the rest of the group living managers.

Briefly describe one personal thing or interest about you (for example, a hobby, a goal, or a sport)

I am part of the organizing committee for the North Bay Film festival and have been a volunteer with the North Bay Film series for the past several years. From superheroes and comedies to documentaries and foreign films as a huge movie buff they are always best enjoyed on the big screen with some popcorn.

April Porter

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Manager - EarlyON
T 705-474-8910 ext. 229
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What do you enjoy most about your job?

I am passionate about education and leadership. I love working with my team to achieve a set vision for learning and child development. I love working with children and families.

What training, schooling, or professional development helps you do your job?

My education and professional development includes: Educational Assistant Diploma, Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Bachelor’s degree in Education. Master’s courses in Applied Behaviour Analysis and Professional Psychology, Living in Our Leadership, 2 year series

Briefly describe duties in “layman’s terms”.

I oversee the Community Living North Bay, EarlyON programs in the Nipissing district. I work with a team of 7 full time educators and 3 part time educators. Together we run 12 programs at various locations and offer drop in and scheduled early learning and child development programs. We serve families from pregnancy to the age of 6. Our main location is at 171 Chippewa St. West.

Briefly describe one personal thing or interest about you.

I love to run and practice yoga. I love setting goals and running helps me to achieve this by setting a goal and creating a plan for success. Yoga helps me to let go of the goal, the end result and flow through the process.

Marianne Raymond

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Manager - Communications and Public Relations
T 705-476-3288 ext. 1141
E [email protected]

What do you enjoy most about your job?

As someone who loves communications I love that I get to share the amazing work that happens everyday at Community Living North Bay, I’m fascinated with learning about new technology, communication strategies and tools as well as what is new in social media.

What training, schooling, or professional development helps you do your job?

I have a long history in management and recruiting. I am a big believer in life long learning. I love reading journals, articles and books, attending conferences and networking.

Briefly describe duties in “layman’s terms”.

Working closely with our Executive Director I develop internal and external communications, ensuring its message is consistent and engaging. I also create our social network content, direct the strategy, create media reports, press releases, and marketing materials.

Briefly describe one personal thing or interest about you (for example, a hobby, a goal, or a sport)

I am a lover of tech, brands, sports and cookies.

Kcristal Spiess

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Manager - Inclusion Support Program
T 705-474-8910 ext. 222
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What do you enjoy most about your job?

I enjoy working alongside Resource Consultants that work in licensed childcare and EarlyON programs to support children. I have met so many amazing dedicated Early Childhood Educators over the years that I have worked for Community Living. I know our children are in good hands and families are respected

What training, schooling, or professional development helps you do your job?

Having my Early Childhood Education diploma is one of the most essential pieces of formal education that I feel has impacted my present position. Continuous professional learning is paramount to ensure I maintain the integrity of our program and offer programs that are evidence-based and grounded in research.

Briefly describe duties in “layman’s terms”.

As the Program Manager for the Inclusion Support Program by role is to provide strong leadership to the Resource Consultants and ensure they have the tools they need to be successful in their roles. Building community partnerships is essential for the success of the program and working collaboratively with other services providers that offer programs for children and their families. Providing an understanding for inclusive programs and supporting programs to offer quality services will ensure all children and families are respected and valued.

Briefly describe one personal thing or interest about you (for example, a hobby, a goal, or a sport)

For anyone that knows me, they know my one true passion is yoga. As a yoga teacher I truly believe it has been one thing that has inspired me to live and create the very best journey for myself. Santosha

Chris Thorn

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Manager - Residential Services
T 705-476-3288
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Lisette Nault

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Manager-Home Style Café
T 705-476-4433 ext. 1891
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What do you enjoy most about your job?

As the manager of the Home Style Café, I work with a close knit team. From planning to ordering, daily cooking to catering, the work in the kitchen is very fast pace. This is what I enjoy most.

What training, schooling, or professional development helps you do your job?

I graduated from Cambrian College in 1990 with a diploma in “Gestion Hotelière et Alimentaire” (Hotel and Restaurant Management). I worked for 20 years feeding young persons in a maximum security facility prior to coming to CLNB. Since I have been here, I worked for 5 years in Student Nutrition then on to the Home Style Café as a manager

Briefly describe one personal thing or interest about you (for example, a hobby, a goal, or a sport)

Anyone who knows me well knows that in my free time, I am either fishing or playing darts.

Val Beaver

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Manager - Supported Independent Living
T 705-476-3288 ext. 1121
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