The Board of Directors of Camphill Communities Ontario

Mark McAlister President

Mark was introduced to Camphill 40 years ago by Carlo Pietzner, the founder of Camphill USA. This meeting was deeply inspiring and set the tone for Mark’s career as a management consultant and Board volunteer. The central theme of his work is the renewal and deepening of human communication in the context of an increasingly technocratic society. Mark is currently involved with several projects advocating for the rights of marginalized people.  Mark became the President of Camphill Communities Ontario in 2015.

Noreen McDonald Vice-President

Noreen McDonald is a teacher for the Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board and has been a Board member on the Camphill Board since 2013.

Chris Wheeler Treasurer

Chris Wheeler lives in Barrie, Ontario. He has been a Board member for Camphill since 2013. He is retired from the Children's Aid Society of Barrie. Chris and his wife of 30 plus years have four grown children: Caitlin, Michael, Anthony and Stephen. Anthony is a service recipient in the Sophia Creek Day Program.

John Scarfe Director

John Scarfe was a criminal lawyer until his appointment as a Justice of the Peace with the Ontario Court of Justice in May of 2018. John has served as a Director of Camphill Communities Ontario and the Camphill Foundation Canada. John's younger brother Peter has been a resident of Camphill Communities Ontario since 1989. John re-joined the CCO Board in August 2018.

John Mohler Director

John is retired and lives with his family in Toronto. He joined the board in June 2018.

Kevin Jackson Director

Kevin grew up in Camphill in Beaver Run and South Africa and served for many years on our CCO Board (2006-2013). He is a business partner at his firm Bizzone Inc. Kevin lives and works in Gormley and joined the CCO Board in June 2019.

Mike Beard Director

Mike is an accomplished graphic designer and branding expert with an extended career in both large and small organizations, and has helped with the branding and design elements of our Tribute dinners. Mike lives and works in Barrie. He joined the CCO Board in June 2019.

Elena Murchison Director

Elena worked at Camphill Communities Ontario for 18 Years and retired in January 2018. Previous to this, Elena taught at the Toronto Waldorf School in Richmond Hill. Elena resides in Barrie and joined the CCO Board in June 2019.

Elaine Sano Director

Elaine's work as a leadership consultant and facilitator compliments her fifteen year practice as a Naturopathic Doctor. Elaine resides in Toronto and joined the CCO Board in June 2019.