Ensuring We Operate Smoothly And Effectively
Community Living Windsor's volunteer Board of Directors acts within a policy governance model and is responsible to oversee the execution of its mission and mandate.
The Current Board of Directors
Bernie Mastromattei, Retired Educator, President
Bernie has been a member of Community Living Windsor's Board of Directors since February 1988 and he was recently elected President in June 2016. He retired after thirty five years as a Special Educator. Bernie has been a Trustee for Windsor –Essex Catholic District School Board Wards 3 and 4 since 2010 as well as a former Board member of the St. Clair College Foundation.
LeeAnn Poisson, Elementary School Principal, Vice-President
LeeAnn joined Community Living Windsor’s Board of Directors in May 2014 and was elected Vice President of the Board in June 2016. LeeAnn is a Principal- St. John Vianney Catholic School in Windsor, resides in Woodslee with husband Rob of 25 years and is the mother of four daughters, one of which has a diagnosis of Autism/Developmental Delay. In addition to CLW, she is currently a Board Member of Sundowners Day Care, a Past Board Member of: Family Respite Services, Autism Ontario Leadership Council and Lakeshore Lightning Girls Hockey.
Richard Ruston, Self-Advocate, Secretary
Richard joined Community Living Windsor's Board of Directors in 1993, he was elected secretary to the Community Living Windsor Board of Directors in 1996. Richard currently is the President of People First Ontario and one of the founding members of the original People First of Windsor chapter. He has served on the People First National Board for several years, and is proud of his term as President of People First Canada from 2008-2011. Richard is an accomplished speaker and has presented locally, provincially, nationally, and internationally. He has received many awards for his work throughout the years, including the Canadian Association for Community Living President’s Award, the Shelia French Award and the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medial for his contributions to the disability community.
Carla Campbell, Parent Activist
Carla joined the Community Living Windsor Board of Directors in 1986; she held office as the Vice President of the Board of Directors from 2008 until 2016. Carla is a wife, mother and grandmother and has served the community since she was a teenager. She was involved with church youth groups, school Service clubs and was a PTA member and a Beaver Leaders for Scouts Canada. Carla was also involved in multiple fundraising activities.
Marleen Crawford, Homemaker and Parent
Marleen has been a member of Community Living Windsor's Board of Directors since June 1991. She is a parent of a daughter with multiple disabilities. Marleen is also actively involved in the community as a member of the committee that created Windsor Essex Brokerage for Personal Supports, current board President of Windsor Essex Brokerage for Personal Supports, a member of the committee that created The Snoezelen Room and President of the board that managed the Snoezelen Room. She is a parent advocate at Windsor Essex Family Network and a chairperson of the Windsor Essex Community Planning Committee for Developmental Services.
Cherie Gagnon, Parent & Accessibility Manager, University of Windsor
Cherie and her husband, Grant, are the parents of two wonderful teenagers who live with disability. Cherie is the Accessibility Manager - Office of Human Rights, Equity and Accessibility at the University of Windsor, and a founding board member of Microboards Ontario. Cherie joined Community Living Windsor's Board of Directors in June 2020.
Alynn Godfroy, Financial Advisor
Alynn joined Community Living Windsor’s Board of Directors in May 2014. She is a graduate of the University of Windsor with an Honours Bachelor of Commerce in 2003, majoring in Finance and Accounting and is a licensed financial advisor.Alynn is the Charter President of Windsor’s newest Rotary club – the Rotary Club of Windsor-Walkerville and a past member of the Rotary Club of Belle River and Windsor-St. Clair.
Pat Milloy, Retired Lawyer
Pat joined Community Living Windsor's Board of Directors in June 2016. Now retired, he practiced law in the Windsor community for over 30 years.
Bruce Montone, Retired Chief of Windsor Fire & Rescue Services
Bruce joined the Community Living Windsor Board of Directors in June 2016. He is currently Fire Chief for the Town of Amherstburg and has been in the Public Service for over 40 years. Bruce has volunteered in his community and has served as a member of the Board of Directors for the Canadian Diabetes Association, Simcoe County, and is the Past Chairman of the Government Relation Committee for the Canadian Association of Fire Chiefs, He has also been Chairman of the Canadian Transportation Emergency Rescue Committee. Bruce is also a certified Program Evaluator by the Canadian Program Evaluators Society.
Shawn Stewart, Civil Litigator
Shawn joined the Community Living Windsor Board of Directors in November 2019. He was called to the bar in June of 2019 and currently works at Kirwin Partners LLP. Shawn was the project manager for Pro Bono Students Canada at Windsor Law, creating projects for local community organizations to attain free legal work from students. Shawn worked as a certified respite worker for Windsor Family Respite and enjoys staying fit, playing sports, and playing music.
A Word from Bernie ...
Hello. I'm Bernie Mastromattei, the President of the Board of Directors of Community Living Windsor. It is a privilege and honour to use my skills and experience to serve both the community and the people and families supported by Community Living Windsor. On a personal level, my role as a board member has been very rewarding and fulfilling. I am proud to be connected and contribute to shaping an organization that values partnerships and promotes a vision where everyone belongs within their community.
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