Restorative Justice Chatham-Kent is proud to have such a diverse and experienced team of community-minded people driving our mission forward. These individuals are experienced, passionate, and dedicated to making Chatham-Kent a safe and healthy place to live. The dynamic RJCK team boasts representation from the education, social service, human resource, financial, legal, not-for-profit and government sectors.
Kate Bonvarlez, B.A.
Program Coordinator, Youth Justice
Candice Malott, B.A.
Program Coordinator, Youth Justice
Tara Speers, C.Y.W.
Program Coordinator, Positive Strides
Kenzie McGaffey, B.A.
Caseworker, Positive Strides
What does it mean to be a Board Director?
To be a Director on the Board for Restorative Justice Chatham-Kent means that you are strongly committed not only to this organization’s mission, vision and values, but also to your community of Chatham-Kent. Our Board Directors are compassionate, energetic, and dedicated to ensuring that Restorative Justice Chatham-Kent operates efficiently, and has a presence in the community.
The Board of Directors for Restorative Justice Chatham-Kent follow and continually revise and update its guiding piece of literature, the Board By-Laws. Essentially, the Board of Directors ensures the continuance of the organization by providing the following:
- Leadership to guide and direct Restorative Justice Chatham-Kent in a manner that is consistent with our Mission, Vision, Mandate, and Values.
- Planning of a long-range strategy for the organization, including fundraising events to assist with our sustainability and presence in the community.
- Direction through the process of setting and revising policy for the organization.
- Responsibility to ensure the monitoring and evaluation of the resources of RJCK .
- Evaluation (and hiring) of the Executive Director, whom the Board of Directors has put in position of responsibility for the operational side of the organization.
Still looking for more details about what your involvement would actually look like? Click HERE for a full run down of what to expect when you get involved with the RJCK Board of Directors!
Please fill out the Board Member Application and send by fax, e-mail, or mail to Restorative Justice Chatham-Kent. If your completed application meets our requirements, we will get in contact and invite you to a casual interview with the Chair of the Board, the Executive Director and possibly the Board HR Liaison. Upon successful completion of the interview, you will be required to provide us with a valid and recent Criminal Record Check from the Chatham-Kent Police Service, (‘recent’ meaning it is dated within six months prior to the date this application is made).
Next, you will be invited to attend a Meeting of the Board of Directors as a guest – NOTE: these meetings are held monthly, and are typically on a week-day evening. At your ‘guest meeting,’ you will have the opportunity to meet the rest of the Board, see how a meeting typically progresses, and determine if the aims and atmosphere of this agency and Board will ‘fit’ with what you are seeking in a non-profit Board position. Following this process, a private vote will be cast to determine your suitability as a Board Director during the next Meeting.
A Board Orientation/Training Package will be handed out upon a successful vote, and you will begin your journey as a part of the Restorative Justice Chatham-Kent family!