Board of Directors
Roy Pettigrew has lived in Amherst his entire life. He is a long time volunteer in Amherst, past Manager of the Amherst Jr. Ramblers, as well as past President, Manager and umpire of Amherst Little league. He is past Vice Chair of the Board of Management and currently sits as Chair of the Board of Trustees for the First Baptist Church, where he is also an active member of the choir. His favorite hobby is music. He is the music coordinator at the Amherst Arts & Entertainment Centre and a board member of the Artisan Gallery. In 1991 Roy was awarded the Volunteer of the year award for the town of Amherst and was recognized as a provincial Volunteer by Premier Don Cameron. He is current Chairperson of the Bridge Adult Service Centre and works with a group of great people, as well as a great committee. As a long time self-employed person in Cumberland County, Roy tries to give back to the place that has been so good to him over the years.
Vince came to Amherst in 1978 after receiving his Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of P.E.I to work for Grant Thornton Chartered Accountants. He received his C.A. certification in 1980 and went on to work for the Amherst Daily News, where he remained as Controller until the business was sold in 2003. He then worked for the Town of Amherst as Director of Finance until he retired in 2018. He presently sits as Treasurer for the Bridge Adult Services Society.
Sharon Taylor is the wife of Allison for 28 years and the mother to one son. She is the youngest of 16 siblings. She returned to school and graduated at the age of 60 with her grade 12, then continued on to receive her Continuing Care Assistance course. She now cares for a 92 year old lady and finds her work very rewarding. She also participates in the Senior Ministry at the Amherst Wesleyan Church, where they do a lunch on the first of each month for their participants and featuring music. She feels that the senior community is very special and has a passion for talking with them and spending time with them. Sharon also loves to bake, whether it be cake, pies, or anything yummy.
Anne is currently a Career Counsellor with CANSA, where she supports clients in finding new or alternate career paths. In the past, Anne has worked as an Assessor for Developmental Services Ontario and as a Family Support Coordinator for Autism Ontario. She has worked in the Autism support field for over thirty-five years in a variety of capacities: as a Senior Therapist supervising the implementation of intensive behavioural programs, as a Transition Support Coordinator supporting children transitioning from a clinical to a school environment, and as an Autism Consultant for the School Support Program coaching and educating school professionals in the aim of improving interactions with their students with ASD. For the last 18 years, Anne has also developed and taught courses in the La Cite Collegiale's Autism Program. She has been a guest speaker at conferences and offered in-services on the topics of ASD, ABA, IBI, transition, self-regulation, etc. to a variety of community agencies and support groups.
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