WindReach Farm Board Of Directors
Jon Bowles – Chair
Bob Broadstock – Vice-Chair
Elizabeth Roy – Vice-Chair
Kristy-Anne Wytenburg – Secretary/Treasurer
Alexander J. Mitchell – Special Advisor
WindReach Foundation Board of Directors
Paul Sullivan – Chair
Alexander J. Mitchell – Honorary Member
Roger Anderson is Durham Region’s first publicly elected Regional Chair and CEO, a position he has held by Council appointment since 1997.
He has been the Chair of the Durham Region Transit Commission since its inception on January 1, 2006, and is the Chair of the Durham Regional Police Services Board.
Roger was President of the Association of Municipalities of Ontario and continues to serve on the AMO Board. He is also a Director of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities and is Chair of the Standing Committee on International Relations. Roger sits on the Board of Directors for the Durham Strategic Energy Alliance, WindReach Farms, and on the international Board of United Cities and Local Governments. He served for several years on the GO Transit Board and on the founding Board of Metrolinx. Roger is also a recipient of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee medal.
As the longest serving Regional Chair, Roger’s top priority is encouraging businesses to locate in Durham Region to create high quality local jobs.
Hejsa Christensen joined the board in 2017. She is a writer and has worked in fiction, non-fiction and screenwriting; and earned masters degrees in both environmental geography (University of Toronto) and creative writing (University of British Columbia). After her nephew began participating in and benefiting from the therapeutic riding program at WindReach, Hejsa saw the magic of the Farm and wanted to be a part of the WindReach community. She lives just outside of Uxbridge with her husband, daughter and two dogs.
Katherine Craine joined Huntsville Hospital Foundation on August, 2015 as Executive Director. Prior to her appointment to the north she was Director of Major Gifts and Special Campaigns at the Rouge Valley Health System Foundation. She lives in Huntsville with her husband Tim who is a retired Math teacher and coach from Ajax High School. Their two sons live in Toronto but visit as much as they can to enjoy the Muskoka life!
Katherine has worked in not for profit organizations in the Greater Toronto Area for the past 20 years. Prior to her position on the Board of Directors of WindReach Farm Foundation and she was Vice Chair on the board of Durham Hospice.
She enjoys volunteering with WindReach farm due to the wonderful opportunities it gives people of all ages and abilities. Her personal hobbies include snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, golf, swimming, hiking and paddling.
Joe Stokes is the University Registrar at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology. Joe’s portfolio includes the leadership of enrolment management, including admissions, recruitment, financial aid, records, client services, and university-wide student communication. Joe is the past Chair of the Ontario Universities’ Council on Admission, and is the Vice President of the Ontario University Registrars’ Association, where he has led work across the postsecondary sector on retention and student success. Joe holds a doctoral degree in education from Western University, and has been a member of the WindReach Farm board since the summer of 2017. Joe is currently working on connecting the Farm to the broader educational community and optimizing programmatic learning outcomes and curriculum for our programs
Kristy-Anne Wytenburg joined the board of WindReach Farm in 2016. She is a Senior Accountant for MNP LPP focusing on servicing agricultural and technology related clients.
Kristy-Anne received her Bachelor of Accounting and Masters of Accountancy from Brock University. She is now pursuing her Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation and is focusing her time on excelling within the assurance sector of accounting. She has a passion for the agricultural community and is a member of the executive team of the Junior Farmers’ Association of Ontario. In her spare time she enjoys playing sports with family and friends, volunteering at the local food bank and travelling the world one country at a time.