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Maureen McCallister

Board Chair and President

Maureen joined Links2Care in 2007 and served as Treasurer and Vice Chair and now Chair/President. She retired from the Ontario Government after 30 years which included the last 15 years in the long-term care sector in finance and programs.  The most important part of her job throughout her career was assisting health service providers and families to understand government legislation and policies. Since retiring, Maureen began consulting through MOEKNOWS Consulting, completing various financial projects as well volunteering on community boards.  Maureen brings her experience in government programs and finance to Links2Care to better serve the community. When she was Treasurer, funding tripled and with the growing agency developed terms of reference for the finance committee and audit committee. She took on the role of Vice Chair for two years but remained as Treasurer. Maureen assumed to role of President in 2016.  Maureen and her husband are residents of Oakville and enjoy boating.

Matthew Rempel

Vice Chair

Matt is a professional with over 10 years’ experience in leadership roles spanning the private, non-profit, and public sectors.  He is currently the Associate Dean of Career Education and Co-curricular Learning at Sheridan. Matt’s passion is in post-secondary education and student success.  He’s interested in innovative methods and emerging theories for learning that maximize the student experience, support students in reaching their full ability, and assist students in obtaining meaningful employment. He is also a firm believer in life-long learning.  Matt is a graduate of an Executive MBA program, a CivicAction Fellow, and is currently pursuing a Doctorate of Education (Leadership in Post-Secondary Contexts) program at the University of Calgary. Matt lives in Oakville and focuses his volunteer time on social entrepreneurship, city building activities and helping our communities become a better place to live and grow.

Don Benoit

Board Treasurer

Don is a CPA/CGA who worked for the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care as a Professional Accountant managing a group of financial professionals offering financial advice with recommendations to the program areas (hospitals, home care, Nursing homes, etc.) on a corporate basis.  Later, he became Corporate Comptroller of the Institutional Division, and, following a reorganization, he transferred to the Central West Regional office. Prior to the Ministry, he worked in the Private Sector in Senior Financial Capacities. After retirement from the Ministry in June 2004, Don started a Consulting Company. He assisted the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care on a number of projects such as the Reporting Entity Project, where he was responsible for consolidating the finances of the Public Hospitals, and the Health Results Team (HRT) where he worked on the financial portion of the transition to the Local Health Integration Networks (LHINs). Don was then asked by Ministry to come back from retirement to assume the Finance function for the Central West Regional Office as it transitioned to the LHINs.  He also consulted on the eHealth transfer to the new EHO agency, as well as with a number of Hospitals  (William Osler and North York General) and Nursing Homes in Manitoba and Alberta. Don and his wife are residents of Mississauga.

Shelley Martin

Board Secretary

Shelley has been a physiotherapist since 1994. During her years in clinical practice Shelley worked in a variety of clinical settings. In 2004 she became a Peer Assessor for the Quality Assurance Program at the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario. In 2008 Shelley was hired in a full time role at the College. As a physiotherapist, QA Peer Assessor, and staff member at the College, Shelley’s work has often involved teaching others.   Obtaining her Certificate in Adult Training and Development from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto has helped prepare her for this role. Shelley’s interest in health care, regulation, and health policy also prompted her to complete her Masters of Health Sciences in Health Administration at the University of Toronto in 2012. As a Certified Health Executive with the Canadian College of Health Leaders (CCHL) Shelley enjoys attending CCHL educational events to continue learning about the health care system in Ontario and health care more broadly. Shelley and her husband live in Burlington where they enjoy biking the trails around Bronte Provincial Park. Her other interests include travelling, hiking, golfing, and reading.

Cindy Doucette

Director

Cindy Doucette is a Nurse Practitioner with 30 years of nursing experience, mostly in the areas of cardiology and seniors’ health. She has a Master’s degree in Nursing from the University of Toronto, is certified in gerontological nursing, and is a Certified Diabetes Educator. Cindy is passionate about risk management and quality of care and is a Certified Excellence Professional with Excellence Canada. Cindy has lived in Oakville for the last 10 years. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, and especially loves walking in the trails of Sixteen Mile Creek, Oakville.

Anne Herbert-Grouchy

Director

Anne retired in 2014 after 35 years as a Human Resource Professional.  During her 28 years at the Royal Bank of Canada (RBC), she worked in various Human Resource roles, such as Recruitment, Information Technology, Employee Payroll & Benefits, and managing the Global Assignment program for over 200 assignees.  After leaving RBC Anne joined Tim Horton’s corporate office as Global Assignment & Executive Compensation Consultant.  Prior to retirement, Anne was the Global Mobility Consultant at a multinational consultancy, engineering and project management company. Anne successfully completed the McMaster Not-for-Profit Governance Workshop program and has volunteered on the board for a community not-for -profit organization over the past 6 years, the last 3 years as Board Chair.  Anne is passionate about enabling individuals to live where they want, with quality of life and support available as needed.

Anne volunteers for fundraising events for JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) and cycling events at the Milton Velodrome.  Additionally she volunteered at the Toronto 2015 PanAm Games and 2010 Vancouver Olympics. Anne lives in Oakville and enjoys cycling, golf, hiking, kayaking and skiing.

Paulette Jervis

Director

Paulette Jervis is an investment administration professional with over 20 years of experience in the financial services sector. She was Director, Client Change at RBC Investor & Treasury Services where she directed and oversaw client projects of all sizes, degrees of scope, and complexity related to product enhancements, new business conversions, and integrations into RBC I&TS Canadian operations. Previous responsibilities included delivering valuation and tax reporting, audit management, new business development, and fund accounting projects / initiatives for the division’s fund accounting clients. Paulette, a long-time Oakville resident, is also a Board member of the West Oakville Preschool Centre Inc., a non-profit childcare centre and provides volunteer accounting/bookkeeping to Oak Park Neighborhood Centre, a charitable organization that supports the local Oakville community Paulette is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and a member of Toastmasters International.

Sarah Joseph

Director

Sarah is a Marketing professional with over 15 years of experience. She currently leads a team as a Group Marketing Manager in the Personal Care division of Church & Dwight. Her background has been primarily in consumer packaged goods working on categories including confectionary, infant & preschool toys/babygear as well as household goods. Sarah has an MBA from York University specializing in Marketing as well as a M.A. from McMaster University focused on International Relations and Comparative Politics. Sarah and her family live in Mississauga and enjoy all the amazing activities and amenities in the area.

Tracey McKinley

Director

Tracey McKinley is a marketing and publishing executive with 30 years of diverse experience in leading and launching national brands. Her marketing expertise spans digital media, print, retail, direct mail, broadcast, sponsorships, partnerships and market research.  Tracey currently runs a consulting business which includes leading the consumer marketing of RICARDO magazine. Previously she was Vice-President of Consumer Marketing and Executive Publisher of HELLO! Canada magazine at Rogers Publishing where she led teams to achieve unparalleled growth and innovation.Tracey is a long-time Oakville resident and committed community volunteer. She has served on the Links2Care Board since mid-2013 and is also a Board member of the Canadian Mental Health Association (Halton). Tracey has a MBA from Queen’s University. She enjoys yoga, reading, hiking, tennis and spending time with family and friends.

Khurram Musti Khan

Director

Khurram Musti Khan immigrated to Canada in 2006 as an internationally trained professional with experience in journalism and publications. As a journalist, he wrote many articles, letters and investigative reports covering various social issues. He was also active in the peace movement in Pakistan and advocated for global disarmament and de-nuclearization. He was also the Executive Committee member of the Pakistan-Japan Cultural Association. After graduating from Humber College’s Postgraduate Certificate in Public Administration Program, Khurram worked in various provincial ministries in different areas including research, policy and issues management. He currently works as a Policy Analyst with the Ontario government. Khurram takes a keen interest in social policy issues as they relate to community development, particularly initiatives related to poverty reduction. His passion for poverty reduction took him to Ottawa where he attended the 2015 Poverty Reduction Summit that saw participation from provinces, territories, municipalities and non-profits to learn and share best practices on poverty reduction initiatives. Khurram has also volunteered with organizations like Woodgreen Community Services and JVS where he took part in mentoring workshops to advise and guide foreign trained professionals and help them navigate their career path. Khurram lives in Milton and likes spending time with his family and exploring nature.

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