James Thomson, President and CEO

James Thomson brings over 25 years of relevant social services experience working with disadvantaged children, youth and families. Most of James’ work-related experience has been in the charitable not-for-profit sector and areas of expertise include program/service development, strategic planning, community development, fundraising and advocacy. He has led many training and development initiatives including organizational management projects. James is an accomplished leader with a passion for making a difference and most recently served as Executive Director of Gilda’s Club Simcoe Muskoka. James shares his busy life in Barrie with his wife Kim and two children Ceilidh and Kieran.

Glen Newby,  Ex Officio Board Member

Glen has close to forty years of human service delivery experience in Ontario, Canada, twenty-five of which has been at the executive level. Glen has served on numerous community-based advisory groups and non-profit Boards that include service agencies, community planning organizations, ratepayer groups, and cottage associations. Glen serves on a number of advisory committees related to social entrepreneurship and social investment, and is the thought leader behind a variety of social tourism initiatives. Glen is a founding member of the unique, cross sector Coalition of Children, Youth and Family Services in Simcoe County. He has just recently retired from the Board of Directors of Children’s Mental Health Ontario (CMHO) where he served as President.

Glen is currently CEO of New Path Youth & Family Services, a multi service children’s mental health centre that serves the central east region of Ontario. Glen also serves as President and CEO of New Path Foundation, an organization which develops and manages various investments and social enterprise activities, including the Common Roof™. Glen has led the Common Roof™ model development since inception in 1995, and through New Path Foundation, has provided leadership in creating sustainable multi-tenant facilities for non-profit organizations in Ontario and elsewhere.

Glen is a long standing member of both SEAlliance and the NonProfitCenters Network.





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