Board of Directors 2021

Cara Mathieson (Chair/ President)

Cara 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.

 

Dorian Noble (Vice President)

Dorian was born in Sarnia and returned to her hometown 5 years ago. Currently she holds the role of Community Engagement Coordinator with Skyline Living.  Her volunteer experience consists of work with the Sarnia-Lambton YMCA Jerry McCaw Family Centre, Atlanta Habitat for Humanity, and CREW – Atlanta & CREW – Treasure Coast. She competed her studies at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Florida with a Bachelors in Business Administration with concentration in International Business and a minor in Healthcare Administration. Dorian is thrilled to be on the Women’s Interval Home Board where she can support the Vision, Mission and Values of the organization to better support our community.

 

Patrick St. Amand (Secretary)

Patrick 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.

 

Judy McKeegan (Treasurer)

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 is also Transportation Supervisor at Grayridge/Gray Brook Farms. She has just finished three years 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.

 

Anna Lakey 

Anna (she, her) has been on the Board since 2019. Anna is passionate about adult education and educational access for all. In addition to the WIH Board, she sits on the Sarnia-Lambton Anti-racism, Diversity, and Inclusion Committee. Anna is the Project Lead of the Lambton College Centre for Social Justice and an Assistant Library Supervisor in the County of Lambton. In her personal and professional lives, Anna values advocacy, community, and social justice.

 

Erin Pollard 

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.

 

Jessica Bonnema

Jessica  is a family law lawyer practicing in both the Sarnia and London areas. She has seen firsthand the violence women and children face in family disputes and is a fierce advocate for vulnerable individuals. Born and raised in Sarnia, Jessica takes pride in giving back to the community she has always called home. She is a long-time supporter of the Women’s Interval Home and looks forward to serving women and children in our community that require these necessary resources.

 

Marina Plain/ Misko Gizhik Kwe

Marina has a degree in social services from Lambton College. She is currently employed with Anishinabek Nation – Union Of Ontario Indians , Health Department for  39 First Nations as a Jordan’s Principle Navigator. Marina has served as part of our Community Leadership at Aamjiwnaang First Nation Council for two terms. She has extensive experience as a member of Government boards ,Women’s Council’s , Treaty Council,  Federal Missing and Murder Indigenous Women’ advisory ,  City of Sarnia UNDRIP,  Environment , BI-National Public Advisory, Education committees and various working groups. She looks forward to working alongside fellow Women’s Interval Home Board members as we strive toward our mandate.

 

Martha Chipman

Martha is a retired Financial Advisor with 34 years in the banking industry. She also was an elementary teacher. Born and raised in Sarnia she is an alumna from University of Western Ontario as well as Lambton College. Over the years she has volunteered on many committees, boards and fundraisers.  As a big believer of supporting the necessary and vital services that benefit and strengthen our community she is honored to serve on the board to help further the mandate and vision of The Women’s Interval Home.

 

 

VOLUNTEER BOARD MEMBERS FOR THE WOMEN’S INTERVAL HOME

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

Board of Directors Application Form