Meet Stepping Stone’s Board of DirectorsJohn H. Kieffer, ChairIn 1993, John H. Kieffer was introduced to Sister Christine at Stepping Stone, formerly known as The Drop In Centre. After Sister Christine purchased Stepping Stone’s current building at 23 Gordon Street, John moved his law practice into Stepping Stone, where he has remained on the Board for the past eight years.Jane McKinnon-Wilson, Co-ChairIn her career, Jane McKinnon-Wilson’s role in health care has spanned acute care, palliative care, community support services for people living with dementia, seniors’ mental health outreach services, and geriatric medicine services. She joined the Stepping Stone Board in 2010 and currently maintains a position as Chair. In addition, Jane also takes an active role as a Board Member with Hospice Wellington.Laura Hanley, SecretaryAs a career non-profit leader, Laura Hanley’s roles have varied from Human Resources Manager to Finance Manager, Director of Operations, Executive Director, and Non-Profit Consultant. At every stage along the way, she has been committed to growing great organizations and their teams focusing on improving client services. She has been a Board member of Stepping Stone for approximately three and a half years.Melanie Guindon, CPA, CGA, TreasurerWith vast experience involving budgeting, forecasting, reconciliations, analysis, capital accounting, and reporting, Melanie Guindon joined as the Treasurer of Stepping Stone’s Board in November 2017.Lori Hasulo, Board MemberLori worked in our Outreach Clinic located inside Stepping Stone under its former name, The Drop In Centre. She has been a staff physician for over twenty years with the Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence program at the Guelph General Hospital. She has been a Board Member for the Drop-In Centre for about three and a half years.Fred Wagner, Board MemberFred is a social worker by training and has worked in the field of community mental health for his entire career. After several years as a therapist serving the adolescent and adult populations, he took on a variety of management positions overseeing adult, outreach, crisis and home-based treatment programs. He was appointed the Executive Director of the Community Mental Health Clinic in 2007 and played a major role in the amalgamation of the Clinic with the Canadian Mental Health Association of Waterloo Region. Fred joined the Stepping Stone Board in 2021.Glyn Ferns, Board MemberGlyn worked as a Probation Service Officer for 14 years, specializing in Addictions, Mental Health, Homelessness and Housing Advocacy. In 2013, Glyn moved to Guelph and was given a new opportunity to work with Sister Christine Leyser at Stepping Stone, formally known as the Drop In Centre. After working as both a Housing Stability and Financial Support Worker, she retired in 2019 and joined the Board in 2021.Perrin Valli, Board MemberPerrin is a criminal defence lawyer. Born and raised in Guelph, Perrin first met Sister Christine as a child when his mom took him to visit the Welcome In Drop In Centre when it was still located on Wyndham Street. He then met Sister Christine again in 2013 after he moved back to Guelph to start his law practice. Perrin joined the Board in late 2021.