Meet the people that take their
time to make a difference
Chair of the Board
Andrew is a life-long resident of the Alliston area, and a self-employed farmer. He has been involved with S.H.I.F.T since the planning stages and has overseen all renovations and maintenance of the building. Andrew continues to look after maintaining the building, performing yearly renovations and space improvements to better the use of the space.
Jennie is awesome!
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A Nova Scotia transplant and considered a "newer" resident of Alliston, Melissa has lived in the community since 2015, with her husband and children. She is completing her MBA through Dalhousie University and works for Georgian College as the Manager of Strategic Growth and Development, facilitating collaborative partnerships with public, private, and non-profit cross sector organizations, enabling sustainable and successful growth. Melissa has been Chair for various non-profits in her home province and previously acted as S.H.I.F.T.’s Treasurer during the last term. When not at work or performing her duties for S.H.I.F.T, Melissa can be found on the baseball diamond, in her garden or playing with her two beautiful boys. A lover of people, and a strong believer in social-responsibility, Melissa is grateful to volunteer her time for S.H.I.F.T.
Caroline has lived her whole life in Tottenham. As a mother to two fabulous children, Caroline truly appreciates the benefits of small town living as she now lives in her childhood home with her parents raising the kids as part of the community she herself grew up in.
Caroline graduated from Humber College with honours in Business Management and currently works in Bolton full-time.
Wanting to give back to her community, Caroline began volunteering with S.H.I.F.T. in 2021 by joining the CNOY fundraising team and serving at the community dinners. When the opening for Treasurer became available Caroline's background in bookkeeping was quickly utilized and she was voted into the position. Caroline loves her new role as Treasurer and appreciates all the new and wonderful people she has met so far.
Alicia began her time with S.H.I.F.T. as a volunteer in the community dinner program with her two kids in tow. That experience (and the pandemic) led her to become more involved and invested in this organization, taking on a role with the board and leading the fundraising committee.
Since late 2020, Alicia has led our incredible event team of our Coldest Night of the Year annual event, where she uses both her passion for the community and her skills and knowledge in event planning, corporate sponsorship and sales to drive our CNOY campaign to new heights.
Having spent the last 20 years living in New Tecumseth, with her husband and 2 kids, she feels privileged to be able to give back to the community that she calls home.
Jenna and her family have lived in the Adjala-Tosorontio area for several years. She has always believed in the importance of being involved in her community and giving back where she can.
From 2019-2020, Jenna worked the frontlines as a member of the S.H.I.F.T. team and her experience as both an Intake Worker and Outreach Coordinator has helped her to become passionate about the work that S.H.I.F.T does. In 2021, she completed her master’s degree in Social Work focusing on Indigenous Trauma and Resiliency and currently works as part of the Social Work team at Matthew's House Hospice. Jenna currently leads our Advisory Committee, assisting to gain valuable insight, ideas and advice from key stakeholders and community members, for the future of S.H.I.F.T.
Maggie is pretty darn great!
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Ken has lived in New Tecumseth since 1997, with his wife and kids and is passionate about his community and giving back.
He has over 30 years of experience working in low-rise home building and is currently the Director of Construction for Yorkwood Homes.
Using his passion for the community, along with his skills and knowledge in the construction industry, Ken headed up a Habitat for Humanity build in Wasaga Beach in 2006. He also started a fundraising committee called "Think Awareness", whose purpose is to speak out about domestic violence and fundraise for more resources for victims of domestic violence.
Ken leads S.H.I.F.T.'s Planning & Development Committee, and is using his skills and knowledge to help S.H.I.F.T. find our permanent home.
Christine is a local business owner, born and raised in New Tecumseth. She is the owner of the Circle Theatre and Cool Moose Ice Cream. Through her businesses and volunteer work she pours her heart into the community around her. Christine is married with four beautiful children. She is passionate about supporting our programs and the people they connect with.
Jenifer is a life-long resident of New Tecumseth, having grown up in Tottenham and eventually settled in Alliston with her husband and their 3 small children. She has worked in the social services field for 20 years, and is passionate about supporting the vulnerable populations we serve. Jenifer has been a part of our organization since its humble beginnings, from its initial planning stages and program development to where we are today as an organization. In her role as Executive Director, she oversees all aspects of the operational and administrative duties within the organization. She is proud to serve her community.
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S.H.I.F.T. is actively recruiting Board members to join our team.
Are you passionate about helping others?
Do you have experience on Boards?
Do you want to make a difference, locally, in the lives of those at-risk of our experiencing homelessness and/or food insecurity?
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