Carol Cowan-Morneau started as a volunteer with Mission Services in 1993. Working with men with addictions led her to become a full-time addictions worker. Since then, she has served in almost every program area at Mission Services. Carol loves to help programs achieve new goals across poverty reduction, community outreach, and collaborative partnerships. She is well known in the community for her drive to collaborate in delivering services working alongside donors, community partners and funders.
Associate Executive Director, Administration and Community Relations
Wendy Kennelly has extensive fundraising experience in the non-profit and healthcare sectors. After graduating in Economics from McMaster University, she started her career with St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton and went on to serve in leadership and fundraising roles with the Shaughnessy Hospital Foundation, The Kidney Foundation of Canada, and Good Shepherd. She is responsible for developing Mission Services’ annual fundraising plan in order to meet the capital and operating requirements for Mission Services’ programs.
Associate Executive Director of Programs
Shawn MacKeigan brought his passion and enthusiasm for serving people to the Mission Services team in 2016 after spending nearly a decade supporting various projects related to the municipal delivery of social assistance. During his time with Mission Services, Shawn has helped oversee Mission Services’ transformation from a traditional shelter provider to a housing-focused shelter model. This change has been has been one of Mission Services' longest running and most exciting service enhancement efforts. That enhancement - and the learnings that have followed - has helped shape the foundation for an effective early-intervention service, a short-term housing program, and Housing UP!, an innovative and successful housing-first solution. In his current role, Shawn supports all of Mission Services’ programs including our Food Services, Women's Services, Community Services, Addiction Services, and our Men's Services teams.
Associate Executive Director of Organizational Excellence
Valerie Sadler joined Mission Services in 2008 and brings a rich background in education and non-profit leadership to her position. She holds a Master of Education degree from Brock University and serves as a part-time faculty member for McMaster University/Mohawk College’s affiliated certificate in Leadership & Management in the Not for Profit Sector. She is responsible for organizational excellence including attaining accreditation, quality improvement, community-based research opportunities and helping to build a culture of performance and innovation across Mission Services.
Director of Finance
Director of Community Services
Sheryl Bolton has over 20 years of experience managing social service and community-based programs through a gender equity lens. She started at Mission Services’ Violence Against Women (VAW) shelter, Inasmuch House, after completing her Social Services Work Diploma at Sheridan College. As a strong VAW advocate, Sheryl helped to develop some of the protocols for the VAW shelter system working in collaboration with the Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board, C/CAS and the Hamilton Wentworth Police Department.
In her current position, she leads a diverse team of staff and volunteers in delivering trauma-informed and client-centered programs in food security and outreach and is always looking for innovative ways to create safer, healthier, and more connected communities.
Director, People, Culture and Communications
In 2014 Eileen became a Client Advocate at the Men’s Shelter. Realizing her interest in Human Resources (HR), she began an HR program at Conestoga College, soon accepting the HR Assistant position at MSH. While gaining experience, she continued her education earning both her CHRP and CHRL designations, leading to her promotion to Director of Human Resources in 2017.
The dedication she has shown to our organization has led to a deep appreciation for the significance of our work, and has equipped her to understand the pressures of our front line and management teams. Eileen firmly believes that Human Resources should not only enforce rules but also serve as a primary support system for staff members, teams, and the organization as a whole. Eileen strives to be approachable, fair, and transparent in every aspect of her work.
Reinaldo da Silva
Director of Housing UP!
Director, Women's Services
Erin Griver started her career in the Violence Against Women sector in 1995 and has experience at all levels of the sector, from front line Shelter Worker to Executive Director. She is passionate and committed to working from an Intersectional Feminist Perspective and has extensive experience working from an ARAO framework.
In addition to working at Mission Services, Erin is a facilitator of the course “Collaborating to Address the Intersection of Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) / Violence Against Women (VAW) and Child Safety” at the Ontario Association of Children’s Aid Societies. Erin holds a diploma with honours from the George Brown College Assaulted Women and Children Counsellor/Advocate program and is a part time student at McMaster University, concurrently completing her Honours BSW degree and Certificate in Leadership and Management in the Not-For-Profit Sector. She is an active member of the Hamilton Jewish Community.
Director of Development
Director of Men's Emergency Services
Director of Food Services
Sue Smith joined Mission Services in November 2013 and has a background in Agricultural Business and Food and Food Security. She started in Community Services and now leads the Food Services Team. Sue has been active in the Hamilton community sitting on several boards and committees advocating against poverty and food insecurity. Sue is responsible for over-seeing all Food Service Programs and is committed to leading a client-centered team of both staff and volunteers.