S.H.I.F.T. Board of Directors
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 and her husband moved to Alliston in 2008. Jennie has a passion for seeing lives changed and believes that through compassion, expertise and meeting the practical needs of individuals, lasting life change is possible.
Jennie is completing a Master's Degree in Leadership, Business at Trinity Western University. She has extensive not-for-profit experience and manages development teams for a national charity.
Jennie began with S.H.I.F.T. in 2019 by serving community dinners and walking in the Coldest Night of the Year event - her favourite Alliston community event! She now serves in the role as co-chair.
A Nova Scotia transplant and newer resident of Alliston, Melissa has lived in the community since 2015. 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 previously acted as S.H.I.F.T.’s Treasurer and has been the Chair for various non-profits in her home province.
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 has been involved with S.H.I.F.T. since 2019. She stated her involvement by leading the Highland Hikers at our very first Coldest Night of the Year annual fundraiser event. From there, she joined the meal serving team for the Community Dinner program, and shortly after became a Shelter program volunteer. Maggie is very passionate about the work that S.H.I.F.T. does and continues to actively volunteer within the Outreach program.
Maggie grew up in Alliston and continues to live in the community she loves, with her husband and 2 daughters. She owns her own Highland Dance studio and is a successful full time real estate agent with Coldwell Banker Ronan Realty. Maggie is also a member of our Planning & Development Committee, and is actively involved with the hunt for a new long-term home for S.H.I.F.T. The importance of finding a home and shelter for her clients and S.H.I.F.T. participants, while giving back to her hometown community is a passion she holds close to her heart.
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.
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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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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.