FOCUS is comprised of many team players who each play a valuable role in ensuring our services meet our service quality standards.
Board of Directors
The Board of Directors is responsible for approving the budget and ensuring the agency meets its strategic goals to ensure the best possible service to our clients and community. The Board of Directors at FOCUS is composed of many community-minded volunteers who recognize the value of building and maintaining strong, vibrant communities by strengthening the lives of those who live within them.
Bill Wray – President
Diane Munro – Vice President
Cathy Morden – Director
Gary Munro – Secretary
David Humphries – Treasurer
Linda Taylor – Director
Jan Tweedy – Director
FOCUS Community Development Corporation is here to help. Our two resource centres are located in Alliston and Angus and open Monday – Friday from 9:00am – 4:30pm, with extended virtual hours on Wednesdays from 4:30pm to 7pm. Additionally, every Tuesday you can find a FOCUS staff member in the Tottenham branch of the New Tecumseth Public Library from 1:30pm – 4:30pm!
Executive Director – Mike MacEachern (705) 435-9821 x1014 firstname.lastname@example.org
Employment Services Transformation Manager – Miriam Baldwin (705) 435-9821 x1011 email@example.com
Resource & Information (Alliston) – Shannon Cando (705) 435-982 x1001 firstname.lastname@example.org
Resource & Information (Angus) – Diana Shaughnessy (705) 424-6335 x4001 email@example.com
Team Lead – Employment Consultant (Alliston) – Jaycee Antlej (705) 435-9821 x1007 firstname.lastname@example.org
Employment Consultant (Alliston) – Jessica Boyle (705) 435-9821 x1012 email@example.com
Employment Consultant (Alliston & Angus) – Miruna Mariniuc (705) 435-9821 x1005 firstname.lastname@example.org
Employment Consultant (Angus) – Pam Gripton (705) 424-6335 x4009 pgriptonfocuscdc.on.ca
Team Lead – Employer Services Professional – Marjorie Perez (705) 435-9821 x1006 email@example.com
Program Coordinator (Pre – Apprenticeship Program) – Angela Adams (705) 435-9821 x1038 Aadams@focuscdc.on.ca
Lead Program Coordinator (Becoming the Boss) – Andrea Paradine (705) 435-9821 x1037 firstname.lastname@example.org
Program Coordinator (Becoming the Boss) – Delaney Wiens (705) 435-9821 x1003 email@example.com
Bilingual Employment Consultant – Specialization in Disability Employment Supports – Christine Bouthoorn (705) 435-9821 ext. 1019 firstname.lastname@example.org
Community Engagement Specialist – Emma Seston (705) 435-9821 x1018 email@example.com
Accounting – Pam Abejero (705) 435-9821 x1016 firstname.lastname@example.org
Data Management – Trevor Rees (705) 435-9821 x1002 email@example.com
FOCUS works closely with multiple organizations to ensure our services are accessible to our community.
Planning for effective programs takes place on many levels, and as such requires a number of partnerships. FOCUS works with the Simcoe County Training Board, the Ontario Association of Youth Employment Centre and a number of Barrie/South Simcoe service delivery committees.
We are actively involved with:
The Provincial and Federal Government
- Employment Ontario
- Emploi Ontario
- Ministry of Labour, Immigration, Training and Skills Development
- Ministry of Education
- Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services
- Supports for Student Learning Supports Program
- Ministry of Employment and Social Development Canada