Sharon Livingstone | Interim Chairperson
Bob Howison | Vice-Chairperson
Bobbye Goldenberg |Secretary/Treasurer
Dr. Erin Dej
Ann Marie Macey
Marjorie Ann Knight
Anne Tinker | Ex-Officio
I began my involvement with the Bridges as a volunteer helping those experiencing homelessness complete paperwork and search for housing. That we followed by 10 years serving on the board and working and advocating for the individuals we serve. More recently as a gerontologist, I’m very concerned to see that we are providing service To an increasing number of older adults. We do an amazing job at the shelter but our communities need far more supportive housing for our homeless community
I retired after having a dental practice in Cambridge for over 40 years.
Looking for some effort to volunteer with I joined a grassroots organization and that led me to becoming involved with the affordable housing and homelessness sector.
I started to meet a whole new group, for me, of wonderful people working to improve a segment of the population that themselves have their own stories.
When asked to become a board member for Cambridge Shelter Corp. I was thrilled to be a part of a wonderful organization doing great innovative things.
For 17 years, I was an Executive Director of Family Counselling Centre Cambridge & North Dumfries. My experience prior to FCCCND included being Executive Director of Women in Crisis, Guelph; Executive Director Habitat for Humanity Canada; and Vice President of Seneca College.
I am a parent, along with partner Allan, to five young adults and ten grandchildren and my hobbies include being an avid reader, painter and poet.
I am committed to social justice and leadership development.
I started my career as an IBM Systems Engineer in Toronto.
I later founded and managed a software company in Cambridge that enabled physicians to replace their paper charts with electronic medical records. Physicians were then able to graph key information, respond to drug reaction/recall alerts and view lab summaries. Recognizing that this improved patient care, the Canadian Medical Association chose and acquired the company to make the software available to physicians across Canada.
I was impressed by a tour of the Shelter that conveyed the diversity of those who had become homeless. I was also impressed by the skills, dedication and compassion shown by the Shelter staff. This led me to volunteer at the Shelter and to subsequently join the Board of Directors.
I am a Professor in the Department of Criminology at Wilfrid Laurier University. I have been doing research on homelessness for over a decade, focusing on how to create meaningful inclusion for people who have experienced homelessness, with the ultimate aim of preventing and ending homelessness in Canada.
I am excited to be on the Board of Directors for Cambridge Shelter Corporation and be part of Cambridge's journey to building a strong community for all.
Everyone who accesses our services is someone’s loved family member struggling with life issues. I think that it is important for everyone to have someone advocating on their behalf.
I have been volunteering at the Thursday Morning Breakfast, weekly, for the past 13 years. For me, being on the Board of Directors for The Cambridge Shelter is an extension of my giving back to our community.
I am a Family Outreach worker and a Community Advocate for those experiencing poverty and the problems it creates.
I joined the Board of Directors in 2018 with the desire to support those individuals in our community experiencing a crisis. I have worked in healthcare, human resources and management positions for both public and private companies across several sectors with a focus on underserviced remote and rural areas as well as gerontology.
Throughout my career I have been involved in many community and volunteer events, committees in Cambridge, as well as founding elementary school nutrition programs. Understanding and awareness is the start to progress and change. Please join the efforts of the Cambridge Shelter Corporation to the best of your capacity.
I am back sitting in a chair that I vacated over five years ago. I am continually surprised by what life holds for us. And while some things seem exactly as I left them, many are different.
It is my good fortune, once again, to lead an incredible staff team who never give up, who are always willing to go the extra mile, and who truly see the unique gifts of each person who comes through our doors. I feel privileged to be back.