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William (Bill) Revington: retired in 2019 from the position of General Manager – Farm Operations at New-Life Mills, where he had worked for 29 years. There, he looked after a number of farm production sites and oversaw about 55 employees. Bill became involved in refugee resettlement in 2015 as part of the Refugee Integration and Support Effort (RISE, in Hanover, ON) and has worked with a Syrian family since their arrival in early 2016 until the present. He is currently involved with HARC (Hanover Area Refugee Committee). HARC has just welcomed a second Syrian family to the Hanover area. Bill also serves on the Skills Committee of the Private Refugee Sponsor Network (Ontario) and has served on the Board of Directors of Guelph-Wellington Women in Crisis. Bill and his partner Gwen have three adult children and one grandchild. They live in Walkerton, Ontario, in scenic Bruce County.

  Mission:To match children and youth, who will benefit, with mentors who will help them build confidence and self-esteem.

Nicholas Manglal-lan  works at VPI Employment Services as a Job Preparation Specialist. He has worked in social services since 2021. He was the Interim Executive Director of Launch Pad Youth Skills & Technology Centre where he grew to understand the pivotal role nonprofits play in our community and the power of missions that support the youth of our future. Nicholas graduated from University of Guelph with a degree in Media Marketing and Technology; completed a diploma at Humber College in Strategic Communications; and currently continues his education at Lambton College in DE&I. Nicholas grew up in Mississauga and then moved to Holstein and seeks to contribute to the future of this area. He volunteers at The Well Community Collective and sits on the Family and Community Advisory Counci. He enjoys 4k blu ray movies, playing basketball, and loves everything about old american muscle cars where his dad and him built and own a 1973 dodge challenger that can be seen around grey county in the summer!


Our staff and Board 

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Program CoOrdinator

Megan Gade is our Programming Coordinator. Megan has worked in the child and youth work field for 10 years, with a focus on providing positive and healthy relationships with children and youth. Megan has a diploma in Child and Youth work, and is completing her Bachelors of Social Work through the university of Guelph and Humber. Megan has worked alongside families and children providing a safe space for them to build their relationship as well as provide counselling to the youth. Megan enjoys sports, and outdoor activities such as horseback riding. She spends her free time caring and engaging in equine sports. Megan has one child. 


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Alex Baran graduated from Western University with a degree in Mechanical Engineering, where he played on the varsity wrestling and football teams. He worked for Union Carbide at their Eveready Battery plant in Toronto for 9 years then transferred to the Walkerton Energizer plant where he held a number of different management positions until retiring in 2011.

Alex is open- minded and has strong problem solving and decision making skills. He loves sports and played flag football, golf and curling for many years & coached a summer swim team in Hanover. He was a Program Director for the Ontario Track III ski program at Talisman. He was on the building committees for the indoor pool and hockey rink in Hanover and sat on the Brockton Environmental Committee and the Economic Development Committee, Brockton Waste Management Committee.

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Kayla Beren is a current student at Queen’s University, working towards completing a degree in Health Studies and Disability and Physical Activity. Kayla is originally from Durham, and attended school in Hanover. Kayla is open-minded, passionate about promoting equity, and an avid volunteer. Currently, Kayla volunteers for the Alzheimer’s Society, Durham Fitness Centre, St. John Ambulance (as a Medical First Responder), and Grey County Secondary Academic Mentorship (where Kayla is the director/founder). Kayla loves the outdoors, reading and any sort of physical activity! If she is in Grey County, you can find her kayaking down the Saugeen.

Jenna Elvidge works at the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) of Grey Bruce as a Concurrent Disorders Counsellor. She has been working in the field of Mental Health and Addictions since 2009. She earned her psychology degree from Wilfred Laurier University, followed by a Post-Graduate Certificate in Addictions Treatment and Prevention at Georgian College. She finished her Masters Degree in Social Work at The University of Windsor. Jenna grew up in Hanover and currently resides locally with her partner, Josh. She is passionate about supporting her community. In her spare time, she volunteers at the Durham Fitness Centre, enjoys traveling, gardening, hiking, kayaking and walking her wiener dog, Jeffrey. 

Trudy Baran Starting from when she was a stay-at-home mom she became involved in several organizations; Walkerton Performing Arts, Hanover Curling Club Board, Pied Piper Playhouse, Walkerton Kinettes, Ontario Track III, CFUW Saugeen, Saugeen Toastmasters, and BGM. Her work career includes writing for the Hanover Post and owning Balloons Plus in Hanover where she became known as "the Balloon Lady". Trudy has been most passionate about children with special needs. For 25 years she advocated for children and their unique needs. She volunteered with BBBS as a in-school-mentor and saw first hand the importance of mentoring in a child’s life. Trudy served on the Special Education Advisory Committee for the Bluewater District School Board for 11 years (6 as Chair) representing Spina Bifida Hydrocephalus Association of Ontario. She believes that all children deserve to be treated with respect and to be given a chance to thrive.


Board members are volunteer, who reside in our service community and who share the vision and goals of our programs. Our staff are paid employees who administer the office tasks and monitor the programs and activities of our clients and volunteers. 

Executive Director

Kaylee Pletsch has a diploma in Office Administration-Executive, from Sheridan College,  as well as certificates in Managing Customer Service and Empowering Students With Disabilities in partnership with Conestoga College. Kaylee served as the first self-advocate on the Board of Directors for Community Living Hanover for five years.  Kaylee was born with Spina Bifida and seeks to mentor children with disabilities.  As a co-founder of Resolution Advocates she supports and promotes the rights of persons with disabilities.  She also volunteers with the Hanover Community Players and the Hanover Public Library.  She enjoys playing piano and singing and has been a member of Grey Bruce Singers since 2014. 

Mallory Hutcheson Mallory Hutcheson works at South East Grey Support Services as a Team Coordinator. Mallory has been working in Developmental Services for approximately 15 years. Mallory received an Arts degree at Wilfred Laurier University with Post-grad studies in Social Work. Mallory also worked at the YMCA Kitchener Waterloo in a variety of Youth Coordinator roles during her years at Wilfred Laurier. Since working at South East Grey Support Services she has extended her education to many certificates regarding Applied Behaviour Therapy and Behaviour modification. Mallory has also been the Hanover Walk Coordinator for Alzheimers Society Grey Bruce for 10 years. Mallory lives in Durham with her husband John and her children Alexander and Ainsley. Mallory is most passionate about nurturing positive role models. Mallory enjoys camping and spending time in her gardens. 

Greg Dow is our Consulting Director​. Greg worked in the camping industry for 24 years, with a focus on adventure programming and served 13 years as the Director for a local Agency-based camp. Greg has a degree in Youth work and Counselling and has completed a 10-month outdoor leadership program. He has a passion for working with kids and youth; impacting them positively and helping them to develop their self esteem. Greg Serves on the board of the local YFC youth Drop in Centre and on the RISE Committee supporting a Syrian refugee family. He is both an artist and musician as well as an avid outdoor enthusiast . He loves to bike, hike, canoe and camp. He is married and has 2 children.