Board of Directors

Tessa Hill - President

Jennifer Lawton -Past  President/Chair

Occupation: Events Management Instructor at Holland College

Joined Board In: 2014

Why is Camp Gencheff special: As a child she remembers the campers going to her house for horse and wagon rides and it was the smiles on their faces that Jennifer remembers so fondly, "It is something that is etched in my brain, I hope my son grows up feeling this special connection to Camp Gencheff as I did from my parents. It is truly a special place."

Goals for Camp: Our vision is to create camp programs for people with disabilities to have fun, grow and make friends. We believe every camper should leave our camp feeling confident, a little more independent, safe, and happy and take memories with them to last a lifetime. 

Occupation: Lawyer

Joined Board In: 2019

Alan Brown - Treasurer

Occupation: Retired Civil Engineer, was employed with the National Research Council of Canada as an Industrial Technology Advisor.

Joined Board In: 1991

Why is Camp Gencheff special: His connection is as a parent of a camper who started as a camper in 1989 at age 6. By actively being in every responsible executive role on the Board, he is aware of the great value this year round camp facility has been for all campers and Staff Counsellors.

Goals for Camp: His goal is to have the Camps operation be fully funded several years in advance.

Patrica Dunn - Director

Occupation: Financial Service Officer at Provincial Credit Union

Joined Board In: 2017

Why is Camp Gencheff special: Patti was introduced to Camp Gencheff through her employer who is a major sponsor of the camp. She felt an immediate connection to the camp because it is in her community and gave her the opportunity to work with a local charity. The camp allows campers to experience new friendships, outdoor activities, and a sense of independence.

Goals for Camp: To continue to provide a fun-filled summer camp experience. 

Amanda Purchase - Secretary

Occupation: Instructor at Holland College

Joined Board In: 2019

Todd Gallant - Director

Occupation: Holland College Instructor

Joined Board In: 2017

Why is Camp Gencheff special: Having worked at Gencheff Camp as their Camp Director in 1990, I’ve always was so impressed with the dedication of the staff, volunteers, and the board for insuring its success. Almost 25 years later, some of those people are still graciously involved in giving their time to the camp. It is certainly the hard work and dedicated people who truly  enjoy the smiles on the campers faces each week make this camp so special.

Goals for Camp: As our returning campers’ demographics is aging, we are noticing a drop in our younger age campers. One of the goals I feel that I can help initiating revolves around marketing. I believe that we need to tweak our marketing strategies to increase our reach to parents with young children.   

Chris Whitlock - Director

Occupation: Sales Manager at Hillside Motors

Joined Board In: 2019

Darke Carr - Director

Ian Hunter - Director

Occupation: Retiree from CBC

Joined Board In: 2014

Terry MacLeod - Director

Occupation: Shipping and Receiver at Culinary Institute of Canada & Charlottetown City Councilman

Joined Board In: 2016

Michael Morrison - Director

Occupation: Media Monitoring Coordinator in the Communications and Public Engagement section of Executive Council Office

Joined Board In: 1992

Why is Camp Gencheff special:

Goals for Camp: To continue serving the camp for the foreseeable future and participating in its continued growth and enhancement.


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