Board of Directors

Optimism Place relies on a committed, women-led board of directors to help ensure the shelter continues to provide the best possible programs and services, while steering growth to meet future needs.

Board members are involved in such areas as financial decision-making, strategic planning, policy setting and fund-raising. It’s rewarding work that makes a difference in the lives of women and children.


If you think you might like to join our board we’d love to hear from you. Please fill out the form below, or send your cover letter and resume to:

Jasmine Clark, Executive Director

Current Board of


Frances Latham, Chair
Christy Jacobs, Vice Chair
Diane Lyoness, Treasurer

Jean Baloo, Recorder
Tanya Diehl, Director
Joyce Young, Director
Kate Graham, Director

Deb Northmore, Director

270 Freeland Drive

Stratford, Ontario 

N4Z 1G8

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