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Our Team

Michelle Alguire

Executive Director

Michelle has worked 40 years in the Developmental Services Sector, 35 of them with Community Living-Stormont County. Michelle started as a Frontline Worker, worked as a Residential Manager, Assistant Executive Director and for the past 10 years as the Executive Director. Throughout the years she was involved in expanding services for people with a developmental challenge by, moving from segregated programs to community inclusion, ongoing expansion of our accommodation and community supports. She has been involved and continues to work collaboratively with many community partners to ensure that people with a developmental challenge have the right and opportunity to participate fully in an inclusive community.

Bernadette Van Gurp

Assistant Executive Director

Bernadette has worked 40 years in the Developmental Sector, she worked for SD&G Developmental Services as a Manager and has now been with Community Living-Stormont County for the past 10 years as the Assistant Executive Director.

Donna McInnis

Administrative Services Manager

Donna has worked for Community Living-Stormont County for the past 15 years. She came to the agency with 20 plus years of experience working for our funder, the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services in Finances.

Carole Davidson

Human Resources Manager

Carole started working with Community Living-Stormont County in 1983.  She worked as a Frontline Worker, Residential Manager and for the past 12 years as the Human Resources Manager.

Jantje Helmer

Executive Assistant

Jantje was hired in 1981 and has (over 40 years of service) as the Executive Secretary / now called Executive Assistant to the Executive Director and the Management Team.  She has seen many changes that have evolved and made Community Living – Stormont County into what it is today.

Randy Fiddler


Randy has worked for Community Living- Stormont County for 39 years.  He worked as a Frontline worker at ARC Industries; managed the Employment Skills Development Centre, worked as a Residential Manager and is now the Manager of Community Supports.

Lynn Fraser


Lynn joined the Community Living team after graduating in 1985.  She has been with the agency for the past 37 years.  Her areas of work ranged from working as a frontline employee in the Lifeskills, Community and Residential programs and for the past 14 years as a Residential Manager.

Cindy McGillis


Cindy has worked in the Developmental Services Sector for 40 years. She has been with Community Living-Stormont County for over 38 years.  Cindy started as a casual employee then onto a full-time ceramic Instructor at ARC Industries until it closed in 1994.  After the closure, she did community work placements with individuals as a Support Worker 1 and after several years she moved into a residential position.  In July 2009 Cindy joined our Management Team as a Residential Manager.

Karen Dupelle


Karen has been with Community Living-Stormont County for 32 years. Her work experience includes the Lifeskills Program, Residential Services, Community Supports, Transitional Aged Youth and she has recently joined our Management Team in April 2022.

Christine Leroux


Christine has worked in the Early Years sector for over 25 years. She worked as an Educator in Early Learning programs in Kingston, Ottawa and Cornwall.  She also worked as a Family Resources Coordinator for the Ontario Early Years program and for 10 years as Program Officer for Children Services with the City of Cornwall.

Christine joined Community Living-Stormont County in 2018 as the Manager of the Early Childhood Integration Consultation Service.

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