New Beginnings Support Program is governed by a group of dynamic and talented individuals, who have given their time and expertise to further New Beginnings' mission. Our goal is to create better lives and opportunities for women and their children.

Collectively they have over 30 years experience in: Mental and Physical health, Marketing, Business Management, Sales, Coaching, Career and Vocational Counseling.



Stephen R. Shea- Chair

Stephen is the Managing Partner, Talent for EY in Canada. He is responsible for leading all facets of the firm’s people strategy for both partners and staff. Read more...


Carol Whitter - Treasurer

Carol is a Senior Merchant Services Specialist at TD Bank Group Financial for 11 years; providing technical support and solutions for merchants that partner with TD Bank Group. She is detail-oriented and well organized, her exceptional communication skills has several promotions for the past several years. Read more...


Carlton Griffith

Supervisor of Property Operations at YWCA.

Worked at Black & McDonald Limited and was the Director of Property & Administrative Operations- Peace Community Ministries, Regional Facilities Manager at Grubb &Ellis Management “Microsoft” and Property Manager at Home First Society. Read more...


ZJ Hadley

Director of Operations & HR at Sampler. She is a marketing and advertising expert and a tech obsessed operations expert with a passion for innovation and the internet.

ZJ is a proactive and hard-working team player and her commitment is unmatched.


Paul Hartford

Paul Hartford is a Canadian Registered Safety Professional working as a Health & Safety Consultant with Workplace Safety & Prevention Services, a key player in the Ontario occupational health & safety system. Read more...


Christine Innes

Lawyer at Tory’s Law Firm
Education- Queen’s University, Faculty of Law
University of Guelph- Honours Bachelor of Arts (BA), Sociology and Social Psychology
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Scott Lemke

Lemke Law Professional Corporation Scott has a broad corporate and commercial practice, with an emphasis on mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, reorganizations, financing, joint ventures, and partnerships. Read more...