Our board of directors are committed to our mission and vision and to a sustainable Abilities Centre.
Christine Elliott M.P.P. – Interim Chair
Christine and her husband Jim Flaherty live in Whitby with their sons John, Galen and Quinn. Prior to entering politics, Christine was a founding member and partner of Flaherty Dow Elliott & McCarthy, with offices in Whitby, Toronto and Ottawa, where she practised real estate, corporate and estate law. A graduate of the University of Western Ontario, she was called to the Ontario Bar in 1980. Christine is currently Deputy Leader of the Official Opposition and Critic for the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, Citizenship and Immigration, and Mental Health Reform. She is a Past Director and Chair of Grandview Children's Centre, Past Director of the Lakeridge Health Whitby Foundation, past Director and Board President of Durham Mental Health Services (DMHS) and has been a Director of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and the Toronto Symphony Orchestra.
Warren Hurren – Treasurer
Warren C. Hurren has been a resident of Durham Region since 1978. He is married and has three children. He is a proud grandfather to four grandchildren and enjoys spending time at the cottage. Warren was a past President of the Ajax Rotary Club and served as Treasurer of Rotary district 7070. He is a founding partner of Hurren Sinclair MacIntyre. Warren has sat on numerous boards, such as Abilities Centre, Greater Toronto Airports Authority, Ajax/Pickering Hospital and Ajax/Pickering Board of Trade.
Ron Halliday – Director
Ron Halliday has been involved in the development industry for 50 years. After seeing first-hand the passion of parents caring for children with challenges and the courage of their children, Ron became interested in supporting and promoting the development of Abilities Centre. Ron is honoured to serve as a Board Member of this great community venture, which is the most rewarding project he has ever joined.
Tom Holden – Director
Tom Holden joined Abilities Centre in 2011 as the Vice President of Operations and joined the Board of Directors in 2012. Tom is a highly qualified senior administrator who has worked for thirty years in many senior positions including roles as Vice President of Planning and Hospitality Services at the Peterborough Regional Health Centre, Chief Administrative Officer for National Defence Medical Centre and as the Senior Health Care Administrator for the Canadian Navy. As a complement to Tom’s work experience he is presently serving in a volunteer capacity as the Board Chair for Booth Centennial Healthcare Linen Service. Tom is a strong advocate for improving lives through physical activity, arts and leisure.