WindReach Farm Board Of Directors

Jon Bowles – Chair
Bob Broadstock – Vice-Chair
Elizabeth Roy – Vice-Chair
Kristy-Anne Wytenburg – Secretary/Treasurer
Wes Gill
Ken Hurst
Joe Stokes
Alexander J. Mitchell – Special Advisor

WindReach Foundation Board of Directors

Harry Worsley – Chair
Hejsa Christensen
Katherine Craine
Glenn Healy
Larry James
Sally Mitchell
Paul Sullivan
Alexander J. Mitchell – Honorary Member

Hejsa Christensen

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

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.

Wes Gill

Wes Gill joined the Board in September 2017 after retiring from a career as an Executive/Partner in a global Management Consulting firm and top-tier global Canadian Bank.

Following his graduation from the University of Guelph and York University’s Schulich School of Business, Wes continued his studies at the Stern School of Business at New York University and the graduate School of Business at Stanford University.

As a Professional Engineer and Certified Professional Accountant, throughout his career in both the private and public sectors, Wes specialized in corporate governance and oversight, financial services risk management, data analytics and technology, operations and project management and regulatory relations.

Wes brings to WindReach Farm extensive experience in the not-for-profit sector having held numerous Board of Director, Executive and volunteer positions with various national, provincial and local organizations over the years.

Wes is currently leveraging his experience as he works with the Board of Directors and staff to continue to INSPRIRE – EMPOWER – CHANGE LIVES of all those who engage WindReach Farm.

 

Joe Stokes

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