Board of Directors

Board Member Dan Levesque - President

Dan Levesque - President

Dan Levesque is a former Ontario Provincial Police officer; he retired as a Staff Sergeant in charge of the Greenstone OPP detachment. During his 31 years of police service, he specialized in mediation and crisis intervention. He has firsthand knowledge of the socioeconomic challenges affecting the residents of Northwestern Ontario, including First Nation communities. Mr. Levesque is currently Board Chair of the Greenstone Victim Services and vice-chair of the Board of the Brain Injury Services of Northern Ontario. He has been a Board member of the Superior-Greenstone Association for Community Living since 2010. He is also a former member of the North West Local Health Integration Network Board of Directors where he served for six years in the positions of Board member, Vice-Chair and Interim Board Chair. Dan resides in Geraldton with his wife, Guylene.

Board Member Debbie Harris Shallow - Vice President

Debbie Harris Shallow - Vice President

I am Deb Harris Shallow and I have lived in Dorion for 47 years. I am a business owner and Municipal Councillor. I have been a member of many volunteer boards and committees over the years.

I have a deep interest in the developmental services sector as my two daughters are members of SGACL. I am committed to working toward the growth and modernization of our association to help improve the lives of those we serve.

Mary-Jane Dunn - Treasurer

I'm a proud mother and grandmother to two boys and four grandchildren. Family has always been very important to me! I enjoy entertaining and relaxing with family and friends. After thirty years in the bank industry I retired in 2017. In 2021 I returned to the workforce in the construction industry as a payroll administrator and I am enjoying it. I volunteer on the SGACL Board because I want to donate my time and knowledge to a good cause. I find being on the board is rewarding.  I believe that SGACL has come a long way since I started on the board years ago and I am looking forward to the changes of the future.

Board Member Anne-Marie Cartwright - Secretary

Anne-Marie Cartwright - Secretary

My name is Ann-Marie Cartwright. I am a 58 year old store owner, dog lover and mother of one (with Special Needs). I’m on the board because it’s important to me that all people have a home and too many people are overlooked by society because they can’t look after themselves so they need advocates.

Board Member Darryl Lorek - Self-Advocate & Director

Darryl Lorek - Self-Advocate & Director

Darryl Lorek likes to attend the meetings because they make him feel important and he enjoys listening to everything that goes on there. Darryl really enjoys suntanning, swimming, listening to music and doing crafts.