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Structure & Membership

DCYPN was developed by the Executive of the previous Strategic Planning Alliance, through a Strategic Planning process and community consultation.  Please see History for more background information.  


The members of the SPA Executive were signatories on the Ontario Trillium Foundation grant application and committed to continuing their work as the Transition Committee for a two year period.


Until 2016, the members of the Transition Committee are:

Brian Joyce, Program Manager, Oshawa Community Health Centre

Denise Cashley, Executive Director, Resources for Exceptional Children and Youth - Durham Region

Doug Crichton, Superintendent of Education - School Operations/Leadership Development/Transportation, Durham District School Board

Jane Thompson, Manager - Family Support Programs Durham Region, YMCA of Greater Toronto (Family and Community Action Program and Ontario Early Years Programs)

Kavine Thangaraj, Assistant Director - Public Health, Nursing and Nutrition Division, Region of Durham Health Department

Lorraine Sunstrum-Mann, Executive Director, Grandview Children's Centre 

Marlene Niskala, Director of Community Based Programs, Murray McKinnon Foundation

Marlene E. Pike, Executive Director, Frontenac Youth Services

Rob Hunter, Executive Director, Chimo Youth and Family Services

Roxanne Lambert, Director Children's Services Division, Region of Durham, Children's Services

Sandie Hoskin, Executive Director, Lake Ridge Community Support Services 

Sarah Klein, Manager of Recreation, Town of Whitby - Recreation Directors Network

Wanda Secord, Executive Director, Durham Children's Aid Society


For a visual representation of the current structure of the Durham's Children and Youth Planning Network, please click here.