Meet our Board
Joe Brisebois, President
Joe Brisebois resides in Caledon with his family. He is a police officer with a focus on mental health and addiction. He sits on various steering committees and has a background in business management, training, and policy writing. Joe is passionate about mental health and constantly seeks opportunities to assist those most vulnerable in our community. He looks forward to contributing to this great organization, Caledon Meals on Wheels!
Susan N. Crisp, Vice-President
Susan has been a long-time resident of Caledon since 1972, with only a couple of lapses. She has worked in the legal industry since 1984 and has also been an educator in both the public and private sectors. Susan has served on a number of advisory boards associated with the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Colleges and Universities, as well as serving as a director for two legal regulatory and governing bodies. She now works in national practice management in the legal industry. She is a member of The International Practice Management Association, Toronto CREW and The Law Office Management Association. Susan has been an active participant with several charitable organizations for over thirty years, and is looking forward to the opportunity to be active in the community and to contribute to the initiatives undertaken by Caledon Meals on Wheels.
Pina Marino, Secretary
Pina Marino has a background in psychometry and counselling (private practice) and is presently the program coordinator for a victim services agency. She is a CISM trained crisis responder and a member in good standing of the College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers of Ontario. She trains and supports front line crisis personnel and teaches workshops on self-care and resiliency. She resides in Bolton with her family.
Brenda Laird, Treasurer
In her professional life, Brenda has spent 35 years in the accounting industry. After serving as an accountant for Wedgbury Smith Bonebaker LLB and as a controller with Silcotech North America Inc., Brenda now runs her own business in the accounting field. Brenda has been very active in her community volunteering with Scouts Canada for the past 40+ years. Other organizations that have benefited from Brenda’s community commitment include: Habitat for Humanity, New Tecumseh, St. James Church Choir, Colgan, Clans of Tecumseh Pipe Band, Treasurer, and the Caledon Chamber of Commerce Board. Brenda began volunteering for CMOW in 1995, joined the Caledon Meals on Wheels Board in 2007, and in 2011 assumed the role of Board Chair. Brenda also was the CMOW Treasurer for many years. Brenda’s interests include: travelling, reading and scouting. Brenda stepped down from the board in 2017 but remained an active member of CMOW’s Finance Committee and continued to support and train the CMOW bookkeeper for many years. She has worked for Cancian Construction for the past 10 years and currently still operates her own accounting business. Brenda rejoined the Board in 2020.
Carlos Frewin, Director
Carlos has worked in human resources development and project management for the past 40 years. His experience includes the private sector and education at the college and university level. Now retired, Carlos is enjoying the opportunity to be more active in the community and contribute to the urgent need for elder care. He is also a past member of the Headwaters Hospital Quality Committee and has post-graduate degrees in education.
Sandra Sharpe, Director
Sandra Sharpe is an avid storyteller and has had many opportunities to share stories as a Leader and Member of Toastmasters International since 2007. Through Toastmasters she has held several leadership roles including Area Director, Club Mentor, and Club Sponsor. Sandra has led and presented several conference workshops on leadership and given talks on the value of mentorship. Sandra is an alumnus of the University of Toronto for Continuing Studies and has her Certificate in Communications for Professionals. Sandra was also educated at the University of Waterloo for Basic/Advanced Mediation and Conflict Management and then as a Trained Facilitator from the Canadian Management Centre in Ottawa. She has 24 years of experience in the Ontario Municipal Public Service, 9 years in municipal taxation, and the past 15 years supporting and advising heads of Council. Presently, she is currently serving the residents of Caledon in her role as Executive Assistant to Mayor Allan Thompson.
Jessica Farber, Director
Jessica is a registered social worker and has been working with community mental health crisis teams for 6 years. She is now working as part of a recent expansion of crisis services in Dufferin County and working closely with community partners and police services. Before joining a community agency, Jessica worked at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in human resources, inpatient mental health and research. This is Jessica’s first board position, and she is looking forward to a new way to use her passion for mental health and wellness with Caledon Meals on Wheels.
Adam Hartling, Director
Adam has been enjoying family gatherings in beautiful Caledon for decades. He is a litigation lawyer, called in 2008, and on staff with Legal Aid Ontario since 2011. Adam is an elected Delegate of the Society of United Professionals who sits on multiple joint SUP/LAO committees as well as the John Howard Society Regional Steering Committee. He has volunteered widely over the last twenty years in various roles to assist the vulnerable and those in need. Adam has a background in criminology where he won the President’s medal at Carleton University and attended the University of Cambridge as a Wakefield/Commonwealth Scholar. Adam is excited to learn from, and contribute to, Project Lifesaver and all other facets of this wonderful organization.
David Margiotta, Director
Caledon Meals on Wheels is pleased to welcome David to his first experience as a board member. David has worked as a leader in public transportation and transit for over 15 years including both public and private sector organizations. The last 5 years have centred on improving the quality and access to accessible specialized transit. Transportation in the aging and accessibility communities continues to be an area of focus for David.