The Board of Directors of Catholic Family Services is committed to a human-care agenda designed to meet the needs of a rapidly expanding community rich in culture and diversity. Coming from all walks of life and from different backgrounds and experiences, Board members bring their insight, enthusiasm and expertise to ensure that agency standards are maintained by good governance and fiscal responsibility. Members increase their awareness about important social issues and needs facing our community and the role of the provincial government and other funders in meeting those needs. Staff members support Board awareness by providing program presentations and information sessions at regular meetings.
Meet our Board of Directors
John Matos, Board Chair
Cathy Dineen, Secretary
Cathy Dineen, Temporary Board Vice Chair
Sue McAuley, Board Treasurer
Sameer Akhtar, Director
John Sugrim, Director
Dana Robbins, Director
Catherine McLean, Director
Board members support, maintain and develop the organization’s Mission Statement and Strategic Objectives by monitoring the operational progress of the agency. Involved in planning, prioritizing and goal setting, members respond creatively to the ongoing challenge of meeting the increased needs of a growing community. Board members help identify funding priorities and guide the Agency in visioning its future program development. By speaking to politicians, funders and community audiences, Board members advocate to improve the provision and access to social services within our community. Members also provide supervision for the Executive Director and are expected to take on special assignments including funding presentations.
The Board of Directors assumes the leadership role in fundraising activities and members recognize the need to supplement agency revenues on a continual basis by simultaneously increasing the agency’s organizational capacity to sustain annual fundraising events, explore new revenue generation strategies, increase the current donor base, cultivate donor relations and approach individuals, businesses, schools and service clubs for donations. The future growth of the agency is dependent on our ability to increase our funding capacity.
The Board of Directors meet once a month and on average will spend 12 hours per month in their roles as Board members.