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The Old School Team is made up of individuals who are passionate about improving the wellness of all ages. With expertise in their given fields, appreciation for the arts and most importantly kind hearts, their knowledge help to make informed decisions on what is best for the organization. 

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Erin Winsor

Director of Operations

Erin Winsor is a Certified Dementia Care Provider, Office Administrator, Musician, Actor, Graphic Designer, Artist Facilitator, Adjudicator, and End-of-life Doule (in training). She is a graduate of Sheridan College: Music Theatre Performance Program, College of the North Atlantic: Executive Administration Program, and Dementia Solutions CDCP Program. Erin has worked in a variety for settings including as a CYCW with Key Assets and a Private Home Care Worker, and a Music Coordinator at a local long-term care home. Erin has remained active in Newfoundland theatre since graduating in 2013; she has worked with companies such as Rising Tide Theatre, Spirit of Newfoundland, and TaDa. Erin has teamed up with The Singing Legionnaires on multiple occasions to support their ongoing participation in the community. Erin has a specific interest in dementia care and the effect of art on people's health. She has the rare skill of building a special rapport with older adults and children. Her hope is to continue to bring her love of the arts into their lives to build creativity and encourage happiness.

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Claire Rouleau

Claire Rouleau is a mother, artist-educator, and performer passionate about engagement through the arts. Claire holds a B.A in Child and Youth Studies from Brock University and a diploma in Music Theatre Performance from Sheridan College. Claire has had the opportunity to perform professionally from one end of the country to the other, finding a home in St. John’s Newfoundland. For two years she occupied the position of Creative and Performing Arts program lead at MAX arts, athletics, and wellness. Notable work experience includes two years as a resident artist-educator, drama school instructor and performer at the Young People’s Theatre in Toronto, managing and creating curriculum for Seedlings, an early childhood development centre in St. John's, working as an education assistant at The Rooms, and touring seniors homes in Ontario with Smile Theatre. Claire has a wealth of experience fostering collaborative learning environments for the young, and young at heart.

Director of Programming

Picture: Claire and her daughter, Pearl

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Having a background in Human Rights and Social Work, Megan Ford has been providing clinical oversight to adult care in both the private and nonprofit sectors for the past 10 years. She is a feminist and a lifelong volunteer in the Girl Guide movement. Being a member of the Provincial Advisory Committee on Aging and Seniors, Megan is passionate about senior care and is excited to provide that passion to Old School for many years to come.

Picture: Megan and her dad, Lloyd

Megan Ford

Chair

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Becky Winsor brings a range of experiences as a past member of multiple university committees, nonprofits, and community groups. She is a proud mom and high school educator. She believes in a relationships first approach to teaching and learning and loves to incorporate hands-on and community connected learning into her work and life. Old School creates so many beautiful authentic learning experiences and she is happy to be a part of it. 

Picture: Becky and her son, Cole

Becky Winsor

Vice Chair

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An award winning journalist with extensive experience covering all aspects of local news for 15+ years, Renell brings to the Board an unbiased understanding of current social and economic strengths and challenges, with a keen interest in understanding the goals and possibilities of community and human connection. After spending over a decade with VOCM radio, followed by two years in the non-profit sector, Renell is now a business reporter with allNewfoundlandLabrador. She lives in Pouch Cove with her husband, two boys and cat.

Renell Chalker

Secretary

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Cassandra Elliott is proud to serve on the Board of Directors for Old School Intergenerational Projects, bringing with her over 8 years of marketing experience in roles with Whelan Wellness, Expedia, Blackberry, and more. Outside of work, Cassandra is passionate about writing music, reading, being active, and traveling in her home province of Newfoundland and beyond. She lives in Avondale with her husband and pets.

Cassandra Elliott

Director at Large

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Sam is an honourary board member of Old School, as he is under the age of 19. Sam was a youth participant in Old School's pen pal program in 2019; he should exemplary commitment and kindness throughout the program and showed an interest in pursuing working with older adults. Claire and Erin wanted a youth representative and Sam was their first call. Sam is heavily involved in cadets and currently is working as a lifeguard for the City of St. John's.

Sam Hannaford

Honourary Board Member

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