Our Team

These are just a few of our team members!  If there is information you require outside of these members, please contact 905-563-4115 ext. 0 to be directed.

  • Cathy Turner

    Executive Director

    Cathy joined the Community Living Grimsby Lincoln West Lincoln team as Executive Director in late 2021 after having built her leadership portfolio through over 20 years in the healthcare realm in Hamilton.  Having overseen diverse, interdisciplinary teams, Cathy’s passion is in strategy planning and implementation, growth and development for self, teams and individual team members.  A service-oriented individual, and having lived in Grimsby for a number of years, Cathy is proud to be serving this strong community.

    Previously, Cathy spent the better part of a decade managing the Office Operations of the Hamilton Regional Laboratory Medicine Program, a multi-disciplinary diagnostic service serving the Hamilton Hospitals.  This was followed by a period managing Medical Affairs at St. Joseph’s Healthcare in Hamilton, and another near decade as Director of Administration within the Faculty of Health Sciences at McMaster University.  Throughout her career, Cathy has embraced a range of continued education in Leadership, Health Law, Strategic Planning and Implementation, Communications, and Equity, Diversity and Inclusivity, as examples, to continually strengthen her ability to support teams and those served in her roles.

    A Certified Health Executive with Canadian College of Health Leaders, Cathy obtained her Masters in Health Studies from Athabasca University and more recently a Graduate Certificate in Executive Coaching from Royal Roads University.  Practicing leadership and supporting individuals through the coaching lens and with a coach approach, has provided yet another new dimension to leadership.  Cathy continues her learning with online courses in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Life Coaching, and Non-Profit Management.

    Cathy is blessed with a rich family life, and spends much of her spare time enjoying the travel required between her adult kids in the US and Northern Ontario; two teens remain at home, for now! just embarking on the decisions for post-secondary spots.  She also loves to read, sits on the board of Hamilton Mental Health Outreach in Hamilton, and, holding true to her 2021 resolution, has learned how to crochet.  Excited for 2022, Cathy intends to embark on learning how to play the piano!

  • Ed Mafa

    Director of Finance

    Ed Mafa is the Director of Finance and Corporate Services for Community Living Grimsby, Lincoln & West Lincoln. With over 10 years experience in accounting and applying a strong expertise in financial management for the not-for-profit sector, Ed will be a welcome addition to the organization.

    Prior to joining Community Living Grimsby, Ed was Senior Manager, Corporate Finance for Nature Conservancy Canada, where he provided over-sight for the budgeting process, corporate reporting, external audits, among other senior management responsibilities.

    Previous to this, Ed was Director of Finance and Corporate Services for Canadian Urban Institute, a not-for-profit enterprise based in downtown Toronto that provides applied research on urban issues and also manages international development projects on behalf of the Federal Government’s Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development.

    Ed Mafa is a member of the Certified Professional Accountants (CPA) of Ontario. He holds a Master of Arts degree in Economics from Central Michigan University and a Bachelor of Arts Honors Degree from University of Zimbabwe.

    Ed was born and raised in Zimbabwe, and he came to North America about 10 years ago. He is married and has 4 boys with ages ranging from 10 to 19 years. Ed enjoys gardening and sport and in his spare time, he volunteers providing accounting and financial management services for a local church.

  • Ron Laroche

    Director of Operations

    Ron arrives at Community Living Grimsby, Lincoln and West Lincoln with nearly 10 years’ experience in the developmental services sector.

    Formerly, he was the Director of Communications, Marketing, Fund Development for Community Living Ontario, where he oversaw the organization’s internal and external communications and fund development, liaised with member agencies, and executed provincial initiatives including the annual conference and awareness campaigns.

    As the Coordinator of Communications and Fundraising for Community Living Wallaceburg, Ron’s core responsibilities included maintaining the agency’s presence in the community, managing fund development initiatives and special events, and fostering relationships with businesses, non-profit organizations, and service clubs across Chatham-Kent.

    With a background in communications and fundraising, including a Journalism and Communications Media diploma from Mohawk College and a Political Science degree from Brock University, he has previously worked and volunteered for radio and television stations across southern Ontario.

    In addition to enjoying spending time with his wife and daughter, Ron likes running and visiting craft breweries.

  • Cyndi Gryp

    Director - Homeshare & Children's Supports

  • Debbie Bray, CHRP, CHRL

    Director of Human Resources

  • Kim Lymburner

    Quality Assurance Coordinator