Board of Directors

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Kim Rodrigues - Co-Chair

KIM RODRIGUES has provided support to families and individuals living with Autism Spectrum Disorder in Central West Region for over 15 years and is well informed and experienced in matters of crisis intervention, psychosocial rehabilitation and volunteer management. Kim brings a rich background in the non‐profit sector to the work of TorchLight. Thank you Kim for choosing TorchLight to share your gifts and talents.

Tammi Winchester - Co-Chair

 TAMMI WINCHESTER was welcomed to the board in August 2016 and quickly assumed the role of co-chair. Tammi comes to us with over twenty years of contact centre experience with Johnson and Johnson. Her business acumen and strategic visioning is a welcome addition to the board.  

Alysha Letourneau - Secretary

ALYSHA LETOURNEAU is currently a student at the University of Guelph working to complete her BA in International Development with an area of emphasis in Gender and Development. Alysha joined the Board of Directors on an acting basis in December 2015 and was officially appointed at the AGM in August 2016. From November 2014 to June 2015, Alysha participated in the Youth on Board program where she was mentored by a member of the Board of Family and Children Services of Guelph and Wellington to learn about board governance. Alysha continues to remain involved with this organization as a member of the Service Excellence and Accountability committee. Alysha brings this governance experience to the Board of TorchLight and is looking forward to her involvement throughout the upcoming term. 

Frank Ricci - Treasurer

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Larry Lichty - Member

LARRY LICHTY joined the Board of Directors of TorchLight in the operating year of 2012‐2013 and has  contributed his wealth of experience in Human Resources to our agency. In his more than 30 years in the field, Larry has perfected the knowledge he is able to share with TorchLight as we enhance and enrich our delivery of service. Larry has expressed his enjoyment in working with the members of our Board of Directors and during this current year, with having the opportunity to interface with both staff and volunteers, as we collaborate in our efforts to grow and develop our agency.

Tarun Manchanda - Member

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Mandi McCreary - Member

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Denise Tynan - Member

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Colleen McCann- Member

COLLEEN McCANN has volunteered with TorchLight since 2012 contributing over 750 hours in direct service to our community. In 2014, Colleen contributed to the Ad Hoc Branding committee. She brings her understanding of the direct service and an intention to identify unintended consequences so TorchLight can provide excellent service to our community. In 2015 Colleen joined the Board of directors where she contributed to the Finance and Governance committees. Colleen enjoys learning new perspectives and is firmly committed to the mission of TorchLight and helping through solution focused conversation.

Vanessa Green- Member

VANESSA GREEN came to TorchLight in 2014, volunteering first on the lines at the Distress Centre, and later joining the board in June 2015. Spending nearly 20 years working in the Human Resources profession, Vanessa brings a wealth of knowledge to the organization in training, recruiting, compensation, and people management. After a wonderful career in human resources, Vanessa has chosen to pursue a different path in mental health, and is currently enrolled at Yorkville University studying her Masters in Counselling Psychology. Vanessa firmly believes in the necessity of the services that Torchlight provides and is committed to working to make mental health services accessible in her community.


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Katherine Johnson

katherine_johnsonKatherine Johnson, Manager of TeleCheck

As Manager of TeleCheck at TorchLight, I am proud of our continuing and expanding legacy of caring. It is the essence of our commitment to our members and callers.  It is my sincere privilege to be part of the TorchLight team and to work side‐by‐side every day with dedicated volunteers and staff as we engage with people who desire a life of connection and fulfillment.

Judith Rosenberg

judith_rosenburgJudith Rosenberg, Community Development and Recruitment Coordinator

Judith seeks to generate new capacity to attract a diverse volunteer demographic including university students who seek applied skill building opportunities and work experience, active retirees who wish to share their skills and knowledge, and working adults who care about their community and wish to give back through helping and reaching out to others.

Judith’s passion and commitment to TorchLight is evident in her interactions with community groups and organizations; in building connections and identifying opportunities for collaborations and partnerships. Judith has expressed her pride in becoming a member of our TorchLight team.

Heather Glenister

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