Board of Directors
Board of Directors Photo (left to right):
Top Row: Judy McLean, Stephen Beauchamp, Selena Forsyth, Jacqueline Gardner-Nix, Jessica Clarke, Trish Baird (CCN CEO)
Bottom Row: Sharron MacDonald, Sharyl Ann Milligan
Absent from photo: Elaine Azzopardi, Tim Miller, Gord Ley, Cindy Anthony
Dr. Jacqueline Gardner-Nix
Jackie is a physician who semi-retired from clinical medicine in 2015. She is an associate professor and instructor at the University of Toronto and, until 2022, was the medical director and owner of NeuroNova Centre for Mindful Solutions Inc., organizing trainings for facilitators to deliver mindfulness courses to those living with chronic pain. She recently founded the not-for-profit organization Mindfulness Council of Canada to increase access to Mindfulness training across Canada to address mental health needs. In addition to being Chair of the Community Care Northumberland board, she serves as CCN’s representative and co-chair on the Ontario Health Team of Northumberland’s governance council.
Jackie enjoys creative non-fiction writing, reading, cooking, mentoring other mindfulness facilitators, and facilitating part time mindfulness groups on line—currently for veterans, and for those living with migraine, headache and post-concussion syndromes. She lives in Port Hope with her husband and between them they have 5 children and 6 grandchildren.
For the past 35 years, Elaine has been blessed to work as a Registered Nurse. She has worked in various roles in a variety of health care organizations as well as in local industries in Port Hope and Cobourg, focussing on Infection Control and Workplace Health. She also has her certification in Occupational Health. Elaine has lived and raised a family in Port Hope for 32 years and loves the community. When she’s not at home she can be found at her cottage on Chandos lake where she enjoys spending time with her husband, 4 kids and their partners, one lovey grandchild and 4 dogs. In her spare time, she enjoys working in the garden, reading a book or trying to create stained glass. Elaine looks forward to serving on the board and aspires to share her passion of wellness with the organization. She sees Community Care Northumberland as a wonderful community partner offering many services that she is proud to be part of.
Judy retired from the retail industry a number of years ago and has been a resident of Northumberland County for 23 years, currently living in Hamilton Township. Married, with three grown daughters, Judy enjoys golf and painting in her spare time. She believes volunteering has always been an opportunity to give back to the community. Since moving here, she has been on the Board of Directors of the Northumberland Children’s Aid Society for 6 years, then 6 years on the Northumberland United Way Board of Directors and has been on the Caring for Generations Society with the NHH Foundation for the last 10 years.
Stephen is the Regional General Manager of WestRock and, in addition to being a Director for CCN Board and previous Chair of the CCN Board, he serves as a board member on the PAC/Packaging Consortium. Previously, he served as the chair, vice president and board member of the Holcro Non-Profit Housing Corporation in Georgetown, was a coach with the Georgetown Soccer Club and was the president of the Brampton Men’s Soccer Association. His hobbies include golf, personal fitness and European soccer. Stephen lives in Cobourg with his wife and had two grown children.
Sharyl Ann Milligan
Sharyl Ann retired in 2001 after working for 34 years at Sir James Whitney School for the Deaf and Sagonaska Demonstration School, and previous to that four years as the Medical Secretary for the Surgeon-in-Chief at the Hospital for Sick Children. Sharyl Ann also volunteers at the Northumberland Hills Hospital, the Landmark (Extendicare Cobourg), and as the secretary and junior lawn bowling coach for the Cobourg Lawn Bowling Club. Her hobbies include lawn bowling, where she has enjoyed the sport as a distinguished player, technical official and coach, as well as reading Canadian historical fiction, cross-stitching and knitting.
Tim has spent over thirty years in Financial Services Management as an Senior Executive and as a Consultant in project and Interim Management. In 2013, Tim and his wife moved to Cobourg. Tim has been volunteering with the Northumberland United Way as a board member and a member of various standing and ADHOC committees for the past 6 years. In his spare time Tim enjoys spending time at his cottage, boating on Lake Ontario and travelling . Tim is looking forward to supporting CCN while learning about the vital work it does in serving the needs of Northumberland County.
Selena Forsyth has worn a number of hats through her long working life. She has run restaurants, advertising and promotion for IBM, taught ceramics to school kids and recently retired from running the annual Rotary Arts and Crafts Festival at the Cobourg Waterfront Festival. She was first and foremost a journalist and writer for print, radio and TV. She was a producer with CBC and TV Ontario and was the Executive Producer of training films for Petro-Canada. She wrote a column for the local Port Hope-Cobourg papers for ten years and was the in-house writer for a local media company. Selena now devotes her time to volunteering. She is the Executive Producer of legacies, a program on the radio station Northumberland 89.7, a member of the Accessibility Advisory Committees for the Municipality of Port Hope and Northumberland County and Vice President of the Northumberland Hills Hospital Auxiliary. Selena has been a Hospice volunteer since 2005 and is on CCN’s Northumberland Hospice Palliative Care Collaborative.
Selena is a widow, lives in Port Hope and has two grandchildren, both in university. Her hobbies are books, Scrabble, and creating mosaics. Cooking is her therapy.
Jessica has spent 20 years in healthcare in various roles from frontline services to management. Being born and raised in rural Seymour Township (now Trent Hills), naturally she returned to her hometown as Manager of the Campbellford Memorial Multicare Lodge, Manager of the Trent Hills District Community Mental Health Program and member of the Trent Hills Geriatric Assessment and Intervention Network (GAIN) Team with Campbellford Memorial Hospital. Jessica is a proud mother of two children who keep her very busy! She spends as much time outside as she can in her gardens, on the water or hiking in the woods. She recently added a dog named Charlie to her family who loves to torment her two cats Percy and Boom.
Sharron is semi-retired and works two days a week as an Administrative Assistant and liaison between the tenants and volunteer board at Haldimand Court Apartments in Grafton. In addition to serving Community Care Northumberland as a member of the board for three years, Sharron has volunteered for CCN for the past 13 years assisting with transportation, community diners, reassurance calls, office administration and hospice services. She currently volunteers at St. Andrew’s United Church in a variety of roles, as well as provides respite support and accompaniment to a woman in Colborne. Sharron is the past president of the Cramahe Horticulture Society and sits on the Board of District 4 of the Ontario Horticulture Society. For many years she organized the Daffodil Campaign and helped canvass for the Canadian Cancer Society. In her spare time, Sharron enjoys reading, walking, knitting, computer work and singing in Choral Legacy, a women’s harmony group. She is passionate about helping seniors and people with disabilities, as well as the health and well-being of seniors. Originally from British Columbia, Sharron has lived in Colborne for over 40 years with her husband Jim. She has one son, two grandchildren and three step-grandchildren.
Cindy has worked in the not-for-profit sector for over 20 years for organizations focussed on health and community development. Cindy currently works as the Executive Director for The Aplastic Anemia and Myelodysplasia Association of Canada, an organization that suppports patients and caregivers with 3 rare bone marrow failure disorders.
Cindy and her husband moved from Toronto in 2015 and are enjoying all Northumberland County has to offer. They love kayaking and hiking and live on a 26 acre farm with a menagerie of rescue dogs and have recently added some chickens. Community Care was one of the first places Cindy looked to settle into the area, taking courses, attending fitness classes and volunteering for Hospice Services. Cindy has 3 children and is a proud grandma of four beautiful grandchildren who love to visit Grandma and Grandpa’s farm.
Angela is retired from the teaching profession after 30 years in both the public and separate school system as a Special Education teacher and was a member of the board’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusivity Committee. She moved to Port Hope 12 years ago and continues to live there. She has 2 adult sons, Andrew and Anthon.
Her community focus is on the continuous development of a fair and equitable communities across Northumberland with opportunities to access community services equitably that promote aging and staying in place for seniors, those needing care, families, and marginalized residents.
She is on the Board of Directors of The Chamber of Commerce Port Hope and District Chamber of Commerce and an ally and one of the founding Board of Directors of the Rainbow Pride Network.
She has volunteered in the Greater Toronto Area in underprivileged communities as a lead outreach worker in a children’s ministry alongside her young sons.
Since moving to Port Hope, Angela continued her volunteer service on personal commitment level by using her communication and research skills to help neighbour navigate the health care system and driving them to medical appointments.
Angela loves helping people to empower themselves and consider it her worthwhile advocacy work and in her spare time she loves gardening, reading, travelling, and meeting friends.