Board of Directors

Board of Directors

The Koala Place Board of Directors is responsible for the financial and strategic oversight of the organization.  This volunteer board is made up of community leaders and representatives from partner agencies. 

 Executive Committee:

  • Shawna Spowart, Chair (Deputy Chief, Cornwall Community Police Service)
  • Dan O'Rourke, Vice-Chair (Executive Director, Laurencrest Youth Services Inc.)
  • Rachel Daigneault, Secretary (Executive Director, Children’s Aid Society of S.D.& G.)
  • Patricia Gauley, Treasurer (Health Promotion & Prevention, Eastern Ontario Health Unit


  • Inspector Detachment Commander Mike Mulhearn, Ontario Provincial Police
  • Carole Cardinal, Retired Probation Manager, Youth Justice Ministry of Children & Youth Services
  • Fr. Claude Thibault, Priest and Survivor of Sexual Abuse
  • Suzanne Farag, Lawyer, Legal Aid Ontario
  • Lee-Ann O'Brien, Sergeant, Akwesasne Mohawk Police Service
  • Rhonda Quinn, Social Worker, Cornwall Community Hospital, Child & Youth Mental Health Services
  • Inspector Chad Maxwell, Cornwall Community Police Service

Community Resource Individuals:

  • Sheila Tallon, Manager, Victim Witness Assistance Program, MAG
  • Robert Hawkins, Probation Officer, Youth Justice Services Ministry of Children & Youth Services


Koala Place
117 First Street East, Cornwall, ON K6H 1K8

Telephone: 613-935-5437

Registration #: 85148 3453 RR0001


Protect a Child. Report Child Abuse.

-The Children's Aid Society of S.D. & G.: 613-933-2292
-Akwesasne Child & Family Services: 613-575-2341

If you suspect a child is in immediate danger, call 911.

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