OASSIS Board of Trustees

Greetings, from the OASSIS Board of Trustees. The board is comprised of members who have a deep knowledge and a wealth of experience in the not-for-profit sector.

Valerie Bishop-De Young

An experienced management professional, Valerie has worked for crown corporations, the private sector and the public sector. Valerie has over 20 years experience working in Ontario’s health care system, from hospital to community support services. Her education in economics (B.A.), psychology (B.A. hons) and a degree in Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) facilitates a unique perspective on the business of health care.

As Past-President of the Ontario Community Support Association (OCSA) for two terms, Valerie is a staunch supporter of community-based health and social services as the effective, efficient response to an escalating health care budget. She is currently the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of VHA Health & Home Support, a community-based provider agency of home care services for seniors, with specialty in serving people with physical disabilities and mobility challenges. Val presently sits as Chairperson for OASSIS (a not for profit group benefit plan).

William (Bill) Krever 

Bill Krever is currently President and Chief Executive Officer of Victoria Village in Barrie, Ontario.  Victoria Village provides a continuum of services to seniors including; independent living, assisted living to long-term care.

During his 30 year career in health services, Bill has held positions in senior management with older adult centres, community support services and long-term care services. Bill has also held volunteer leadership positions with provincial organizations including terms as president of the Older Adult Centres’ Association of Ontario and the Coalition of Ontario Voluntary Organizations and terms as a board member of the Active Living Coalition for Older Adults, Advantage Ontario and OASSIS.

Bill has a degree from Ryerson University in Applied Geography, a Certificate in Gerontology from Ryerson University and a Certificate in Not-for-Profit Management from York University. His research projects include a number of studies on Older Adult Centres including a major research project for the Older Adult Centres’ Association of Ontario called Building Bridges to Tomorrow conducted from 2007 to 2010. Bill has also worked with a number of organizations on board development, policy development and strategic planning.  Bill presently sits as Secretary / Treasurer for OASSIS (a not for profit group benefit plan). 

Candace Thomson

Having been in the field for almost 25 years, Candace Thomson supports a client focused approach to service delivery as the Executive Director of a charitable organization which services seniors in the North York area of Toronto. Candace’s formal education reflects a Community Recreation, Gerontology and not for profit management background. A long term advocate for developing a sturdy volunteerism foundation, Candace strongly supports the work of the Central LHIN’s CSS Network.

Trish Baird 

Trish has worked in the health and social service sector for over 35 years.  Currently Trish is the Chief Executive Officer of Community Care Northumberland, a multi-service, volunteer-based community agency.  Community Care Northumberland is well known as a leader in delivering innovative programs and services developed through partnerships and community collaborations.  Lead by a dedicated team of over 700 volunteers and 75 employees the agency delivers program in the areas of nutrition, transportation, wellness, in-home and hospice services in Northumberland County. 

Trish is active at many planning tables in the health and social services sector, currently as Co-Chair of the Ontario Health Team Northumberland.  Her volunteer work includes a nine-year term on the Campbellford Hospital Board, Board member of the Campbellford Community Mental Health Centre, Westben Centre for Connection & Creativity through Music, Beehive Daycare and 5 years as a municipal councilor (Municipality of Campbellford/Seymour). 

Trish has a Degree in Social Sciences from the University of Ottawa and a Certificate in Long Term Care Administration from Toronto Metropolitan University. 

Debbie MacDonald Moynes

Debbie MacDonald Moynes is Executive Director of The Prince Edward County Community Care for Seniors Association, an agency with over 500 volunteers. Well known as a Meals on Wheels® provider, Community Care provides a range of Community Support Services to help seniors live at home. The agency was established in 1977. Debbie is Past Chair of the Community Support Services Network of Southeastern Ontario. She served on the board of the Ontario Community Support Association from 1997 to 2006. She has a B.A. (Hon.) and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Queen’s University. Debbie was pleased to receive a full scholarship that enabled her to complete the Advanced Health Leadership Program at the University of Toronto Rotman School of Management.

Debbie was adjunct professor with the Bachelor of Applied Arts in Human Services Management degree program at Loyalist College in Belleville for 6 years, teaching the third year course “Social Policy, Community Relations & Government” and the fourth year course “Communities & Canadian Politics”.

Debbie is deeply involved in the community and her volunteer work includes Past President of the Rotary Club of Picton; Past President of the Quinte Educational Museum & Archives (which raised $50,000.00 to move the 100 year old Victoria Schoolhouse); and she is also Past President of The Regent Theatre Foundation.

Danielle Belair