Our Board of Directors

Beth Day, Chair


Bachelor of Nursing (University of New Brunswick)

Beth Day is a Registered Nurse who has worked in both hospital and community settings for the past 40 years. She spent over 25 years in Northern Ontario where she practiced nursing for a number of years in hospital settings and as a public health nurse, prior to transitioning to the Mental Health field where the majority of her career has focused. Following a move with her family to Peterborough in 2001 she accepted a position with the Canadian Mental Health Association where she managed Peterborough’s Warming Room for 3 years while it was operated by CMHA. She then spent three years as manager of the Mental Health Unit at the Peterborough Regional Health Centre before returning to the Canadian Mental Health Association as Program Director. Since her retirement from fulltime employment in 2013, she has completed several contract positions with Four County Addiction Services and is currently employed part time at the Ontario Telemedicine Clinic – CMHA.

Beth has both a passion and experience in mental health and a strong desire to see individuals receive holistic health care having both their physical needs and mental health needs met.

In her spare time she enjoys travelling, gardening, cooking and spending time with her family.


Jennifer Otterwell, CPA, CA, Treasurer 

Jennifer-OtterwellJennifer Otterwell is the Manager, Restricted Funds and Accounting at Trent University. Jennifer has 17 years of combined financial experience in public and private accounting and has held her CPA, CA designation since 2001. Given her time worked at VON as the Finance Manager, Central East District, she has an in-depth knowledge of the 360 Degree NPLC financial statements and required financial reporting. Jennifer has previously served on the Board of Directors for the Omemee Children’s Centre and the Executive Committee for the Emily-Omemee Minor Hockey Association.




Ann MacLeod, Director
Master of Public Health in Health Education (University of Michigan)

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (McGill University)

Nurse Research Internship (University of West Indies, Kingston, Jamaica)

Ann MacLeod’s nursing practice in a variety of hospital and community-based settings in urban and rural areas in Canada, New Zealand and the U.S. spurred her interest in health promotion and community-based research.  Using the lens of the social determinants of health and primary health care principles, she spent a decade building capacity for health promotion in North Eastern Ontario. This work included community-based participatory research in a small city and many rural and First Nation communities.

The foci were on prevention of low birth weight, substance misuse prevention among youth, increasing physical activity among older adults and preventive efforts in primary care. As a result of Ann’s interests in participatory action research and citizen engagement she has been a member of several boards of directors including the Peterborough Community Care Access Centre and most recently the Central East Seniors Care Network and the VON 360 Clinic. She’s an active supporter of Syrian newcomers.

Engagement and pragmatism underlie Ann’s practice, service involvement, research, and teaching approaches. She taught Social Change in Communities at the University of Michigan and Nursing Research at Lake Superior State University. After relocating to Peterborough, she has taught clinical and theoretical courses focusing on care of the older adult, community health, and primary care in the Trent/Fleming School of Nursing since its inception in 2001.

Her research interests are in the intersection of the arts and health promotion, and the interface between the community health nurse, the volunteer sector and paraprofessionals in promoting health of older adults.


Suzanne Galloway, Director 

Suzanne Galloway has a background in various sectors related to health including substance misuse prevention, public health, HIV/AIDS, and homelessness. She was the Executive Director of a local shelter prior to becoming an independent consultant in 2017. She is passionate about approaching primary health care through a social determinants of health lens and her graduate research focused on community-led health care models.





Carmen R. Jones, Director 

Carmen Jones is a member of the Serpent River First Nation and was raised in the Garden River Reserve just outside Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario.  She currently lives in Peterborough, Ontario where she has lived for 13 years.  She also a Kokum to seven grandchildren. Her current work involves implementing the First Nation Data Governance Agreement with the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES), Chair of the First Nation Data Governance Committee; she is the lead on the First Nation Cancer Surveillance project in partnership with ICES and Cancer Care Ontario (CCO). Carmen also worked internationally with the Australian Nation University on data governance. In late 1999, she became CCO’s first Director of the Aboriginal Cancer Care Unit and implemented the first Aboriginal Cancer Care Needs Assessment in Ontario which was the first of its kind within a provincial cancer agency in Canada.  She is co-investigator on various projects such as; Reducing the Burden of Diabetes on First Nations People in Ontario, Unlocking Health Information for Older First Nations Populations, First Nation Opiode Surveillance and First Nations Chronic Disease Surveillance.  Early in her career she spent many years working with First Nation communities in the remote north, Aboriginal organizations and spent 11 years in the Ontario government which included community development, strategic planning, policy development.  She also was the advisor to the Minister of Natural Resources and the Premier on constitutional issues.

Mike Jackson, Director 

Michael Bernard, Director 

Our Team includes:

  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Registered Nurses
  • Social Workers
  • Registered Dietitian
  • Pharmacist
  • Administrative support
  • Collaborating Physician