Board of Directors 2021

Cara Mathieson (Chair/ President)

Cara Mathieson is a secondary teacher at the Lambton Kent District School Board. She has lived in Sarnia for the past 15 years with her family. She has made it her mission to serve her community by bringing equity and diversity to the forefront of all facets of her life. Part of this is serving her community as a Women’s Interval Home Sarnia-Lambton Board member where she communicates the needs out the youth in our community to better keep people safe now and in the future.


Anna Lakey (Vice Chair/ Vice President)

Anna Lakey (she, her) has been on the Board for a year and a half and is currently the interim Secretary. She also sits on the Sarnia-Lambton Anti-racism, Diversity, and Inclusion Committee. During the workday, Anna is the Project Lead of the Centre for Social Justice and a Communications Professor at Lambton College.


Erin Pollard (Treasurer)

Erin has been on the Woman’s Interval Home Board since 2012. She currently holds the role of Treasurer. She has been in the financial world since 2005 mostly brokering, however in the last 3 years she has found a home at IG Wealth Management. She is also the president of MADD Sarnia Lambton where she celebrated her 10th year as a volunteer. She is blessed to be part of the Board at the home, assisting women and children in our community who are experiencing domestic violence and need our services. She looks forward to working with the Board to best support the amazing staff at the Women’s Interval Home in carrying out such important work in our community.


Judy McKeegan (Secretary)

Judy is a business owner of a consulting firm for the last 20 years that assists transportation companies to work in both the US and Canada by handling laws and requirements.  She has finished a 3 year time line on the Sarnia Lambton Chamber of Commerce and assisted in the Federal Trade Zone designation. Judy has supported the rights of women and children for the past 45 years and is looking forward to supporting both the staff and clients as well as the community of Sarnia-Lambton in working towards the elimination of domestic violence.


Patrick St. Amand

Patrick St. Amand was born and raised in Sarnia. He is a father, a husband, and an elementary school teacher. Being a member of the Women’s Interval Home Board of Directors is a tremendous responsibility. The work that the employees at the home do is inspiring and crucial for women and children in our community, and Patrick is proud to help contribute in any way that he can to aid the Women’s Interval Home.

If you are interested in becoming a Board Member, please contact:
The Executive Director at (519) 336-5200 ext. #229, or



The Women’s Interval Home of Sarnia and Lambton Inc., is a not-for-profit, 17-bed short-term shelter for abused women and their children located in Sarnia, Ontario. Our mission statement is to provide an immediate, safe alternative to an abusive family setting for women and children; and to enhance personal dignity by working towards the elimination of family violence.

Ideal candidates should be passionate about our mandate and committed to excellence. In addition to skills and expertise, Board members will reflect strong ethics, and be prepared to work in a team environment. Interested applicants should submit an application which detailing their experience and interest to Nominating Committee at

Board of Directors Application Form