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Board of Directors

ROCK is governed by a community Board of Directors. The membership of the Board is drawn from citizens either living or working in the community. The board strives to reflect a broad cross-section of the community and a diverse number of viewpoints and experiences. Efforts are made to ensure that there is a balanced, equitable representation from business, professional, ethno-racial and other groups located in the community and served by the agency.

Roger Wilkie – Board Chair
Roger Wilkie is Halton Regional Police Service’s new Deputy Chief of Police. He has served the Halton Regional Police in a number of roles and since 2013, he has played a significant role in advancing the Service’s community mobilization and engagement strategy at both a local and regional level. Roger was assigned as the Commander of #2 District in October 2015. He is committed to engaging the community and his staff in order to promote safety, enhance quality of life and deliver exceptional policing services in Halton. Deputy Wilkie joined the ROCK Board of Directors in 2016 and is assuming the role of Chair in 2018.

Ron Rogers ~ Secretary
CEO, ROCK Reach Out Centre for Kids

Zamal Whyte ~ Treasurer
Zamal has worked for RBC since 1997 and is currently a well known Financial Planner. Zamal is very active in the Oakville and Burlington communities and has served on the ROCK Foundation Board of Directors and is now the Treasurer for the ROCK Corporate Board of Directors.

Neil Oliver 
Neil Oliver, former associate publisher of Metroland’s Halton/Niagara division — which includes community newspapers in Burlington, Oakville, Milton, Flamborough and Niagara — is now Vice President and Regional Publisher of Metroland, Halton/Niagara, including the Formula Media Group and Premier Publications and Shows. Neil joined the ROCK Board of Directors in 2014 when ROCK was working to merge with Danielle’s Place, of which Neil served on the Board of Directors.

Rosemary Fisher
Rosemary is the managing partner at Simpson Wigle Law’s Burlington firm. She practices commerical and estate litigation and is an experienced trial lawyer. Rosemary was called to the Bar in Ontario in 1991. She joined the ROCK Board of Directors in 2013.

Audra August
Audra is the Head of People & Culture at St. Mildred’s-Lightbourn School in Oakville. She specializes in working with Not for Profit Boards to facilitate board effectiveness and strategy development. Audra is a passionate advocate for children’s mental health and has been a member of the ROCK Board since 2014.

Angelo Posteraro
Angelo is the Director of Sales at the Milton Orthotic & Wellness Centre and is a proud advocate for the Milton Orthotic and Wellness Centre Foundation which raises money for various charitable organizations by holding special events related to health & wellness. Angelo joined the ROCK Board in 2014.

Scott Luzzi
Scott is the most recent member of the ROCK Board of Directors joining in November 2016. Scott is the Vice President of Finance for the Power Generation Services Division of Siemens Canada Limited. Scott has served on multiple philanthropic boards of directors and has now focused his attention on governance of children and youth mental health services as we continue our journey as lead agency for Halton.

Senior Leadership

Ron Rodgers
​Chief Executive Officer

Kirsten Dougherty
Vice President People, Culture and Sustainability

​Lorri Interisano
​Vice President of Operations

​Joanna Matthews, CYW, BPA
Vice President ​Strategic Development

Rashaad Vahed, MSW, RSW
Vice President ​Clinical Services