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Board of Directors




David Williams 

David moved to Parry Sound in September, 2015. He is a lawyer with a background in public service law, who has transitioned to the private sector and worked at Oldham Law Firm since moving to this area. A member of the Community Living Parry Sound Board of Directors since 2017, he looks forward to continuing to expand his role in assisting the organization to achieve its goals.

Vice President

Danny Gray

Danny is a teacher with the Near North District School Board and is a qualified Special Education Specialist. He served on the Museum on Tower Hill Board from 2012-2016. He also works part-time at Trestle Brewing Company.


Lianne Piddington

Lianne is a wife, mother, and grandmother.  She and her husband Tom have owned Bay Area Electrical since 1993 and she has worked full time within the business since 2006.  She was previously employed at the Parry Sound Muskoka Credit Union as well as the Parry Sound District General Hospital.

Director in Lieu of Past President

Julie Thorogood

Julie is a self-employed bookkeeper.  She has been involved in her children’s school programs, class trips, curling tournaments and fundraising.


Angelika Distler

Owner with her husband and son of a construction business since 1983, she has also had experience in banking, and owned and managed her own women’s clothing store. She was a Member and Treasurer of the Parry Sound Downtown Business Association, and is a CLPS volunteer, and serves in various ways at her church. She also volunteers in the gift shops at the West Parry Sound Health Centre.


Doris Muckenheim

Doris has lived in the Parry Sound area since 1987 and has owned the Wolf Den since 1997. She previously worked at the Charles W. Stockey Centre as well as the West Parry Sound District Museum as the director curator.  She has served on the Festival of the Sound board and has been staff liaison to other boards, and is a mentor for the Canadore College Business Program and a member of the Carling Township Waste Facility Issues Public Advisory Committee.

Linda Taylor

Linda has been employed at Belvedere Heights Community Support Services for the past twenty-six years. Throughout her career she has been involved with planning and implementing services for the West Parry Sound District, including negotiating budgets and partnering with care providers.  She has also been involved with planning special events and fundraising.

 Joanna Han

Joanna currently works at the North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit as the Community Health Promoter, Healthy Living, specifically in fall prevention for seniors.  She previously worked as a Recreation Therapist in specialized mental health for older adults, as well as the University of Waterloo as the Director of Internal Affairs for the Sustainable Campus Initiative, which provided environmental services to the UW campus and surrounding community. Joanna graduated from Western University in 2016 with a Masters of Public Health.

Executive Director

Jo-Anne Demick

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