Lynda Tilley – Executive Director/Camp Director
416-466-9987 Ext. 308
Lynda Tilley brought over 16 years of experience working with children and youth at risk to her position of Camp Director of Moorelands Camp when she joined Moorelands in 2000. Prior to joining the Moorelands team, Lynda was the Residential Centre Manager of Our Place Peel, a long-term residence for disadvantaged and homeless youth in Peel Region. Lynda sees camp as a place to provide opportunities for children to develop positive relationships with adults and peers and to learn core values of trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring and citizenship. Lynda is a graduate of the American Camping Association’s Camp Director Course.
Helen Banham – Development & Stewardship Officer
416-466-9987 Ext. 312
Helen joined Moorelands in October 2014 prior to that she spent 2 years at Heinz Canada as an Account Relations Coordinator. Previously Helen was a High School English Teacher.
David Borsook – Camp Director, Moorelands Camp
416-466-9987 Ext. 306
David comes to Moorelands with over 10 years` experience working in outdoor education and camps. After graduating from the University of Toronto with an Honours Bachelor of Science he completed his Bachelor of Education from the University of British Columbia with a major in Elementary General Education and a specialization in Early Childhood Education. David put his skills to work in a variety of camp and educational environments, including as the Assistant Director – Programs and Operation, at Camp McGovern. David spent 2015 working for the Waterloo Region District School Board as an Occasional Teacher. He has a passion for empowering youth of all ages, to realize their potential and become the independent, positive leaders of tomorrow.
Maureen Lewis – Director of Development & Communications
416-466-9987 Ext. 307
With more than 23 years’ experience in corporate and development work, Maureen joined the Moorelands team as Director, Development & Communications in December 2013. Prior to coming to Moorelands, Maureen was responsible for program management, partnership development, events management and media stewardship for a variety of national charities including the Learning Partnership and Raising the Roof. A passionate believer in collaborative solutions, Maureen has a particular focus on public engagement, brand building, community and corporate partnership, with a strong interest in causes that support children, youth and poverty reduction. Born and raised in Toronto, Maureen holds an Honours, Bachelor of Commerce with a double major in marketing and finance. Maureen is proud to be a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals.
Min Lin – Controller
416-466-9987 Ext. 310
Prior to joining Moorelands in 2009, Min Lin worked in the not-for-profit sector for five years. Her experience includes planning, development and implementation of accounting systems and policies, and administrative functions such as designing accounting procedures, budget, analysis, financial reports, payroll, Human Resources, and general office administration. Min holds a master’s degree in engineering and spent 10 years teaching in ShenZhen University in China. With great passion about working in the accounting field, she achieved her CGA designation in 2011.
Mike Naumoff – Programs Coordinator
416-466-9987 Ext. 301
Mike joined Moorelands Community Services full time in January 2016 as our City and Programs Coordinator. Mike, an outdoor enthusiast, first worked with Moorelands in 2012 and 2013 as Outdoor Living Skills Area Head at Moorelands Camp. He holds an Honors BA in History from the University of Toronto and for 5 years previous to becoming the Programs Coordinator, he worked as an Assistant Outdoor Educator with the YMCA doing outdoor programming with youth of all ages. Mike is a Level 2 Certified Challenge Course Practitioner and has over a decade of experience in experiential education. In his spare time he is a Scout Leader. Mike believes in the value of offering vulnerable children a continuum of out-of-school supports. He believes that Moorelands is a great place for youth to put their leadership skills into action, have fun, and create lasting memories.
Cheryle Pollock – Administrative Coordinator
416-466-9987 Ext. 300
Cheryle Pollock first became involved with Moorelands Community Services through Moorelands Camp. Since joining Moorelands in 1979, she has been a Cabin Leader, Camp Nurse, First Aid Instructor, and Camp Registrar. Her current position as Administrative Coordinator means that Cheryle wears a number of hats including that of Baby Bundles Coordinator. Her commitment to young people has also led her to volunteer with Girl Guides of Canada and Scouts Canada. As Moorelands Camp Nurse for many years, Cheryle was instrumental in developing our health centre manual and physician guidelines. She trained at the Edith Cavell Regional School of Nursing and is a Registered Nurse.
Jodi Thompson – City Programs Manager
416-466-9987 Ext. 305
In January of 2016, Jodi joined Moorelands’ city programs as Interim City Programs Manager. Jodi first became involved with Moorelands Community Services in 2012, as a Section Head at Moorelands Camp and continues to spend summer vacations helping at camp. Jodi has a rich history in supportive child programming. In 2015 Jodi joined the Peel District School Board as a Teaching Assistant, integrating children with special needs into mainstream classrooms. At the YMCA, Jodi programmed for children and youth in both camp and drop-in program settings for over 5 years. During her schooling at Seneca College for Child and Youth Work, Jodi completed two international placements serving children in local communities. Jodi strongly believes in the leadership potential of all children. She is devoted to helping children build upon their own strengths, so they can become leaders within their own communities.
Katie Wright – Events and Volunteers Coordinator
Prior to joining Moorelands in 2007, Katie Wright spent 6 years developing and implementing programs for children and youth. She coordinated summer camps, an after-school program and community center events for the City of Toronto and a summer camp at COSTI Immigrant Services. She spent six months teaching at an elementary school in Ghana and in 2006 worked for Right to Play in Northern Uganda evaluating, designing and implementing health, recreational and youth leadership programs in partnership with UNHCR at a Refugee Settlement. From her diverse experiences, Katie developed a strong belief that quality recreational programming plays an essential role in the healthy development of children and youth and creates stronger and safer communities. She remains excited that she joined an organization that shares that belief.