CameronHelps is happy to welcome two new members of our Board of Directors, Carl Worrell and Jennifer Shaver. Carl is the owner of Runner’s Mark in Port Credit and comes to the charity with 30 years of sales and marketing management as an executive in the pharmaceutical industry.
Jennifer is a middle school teacher, guidance counsellor and cross country coach with the Peel District School Board. She will be taken on the Education portfolio while Carl is on the Revenue Committee, and overseeing the activities of our new fundraising manager Jennifer Barnett.
As a teacher for the last 14 years, her role has heightened her awareness of the need for more mental health resources, especially for adolescents. By joining forces with CameronHelps, Jennifer hopes to increase mental health resources across our middle schools and high schools.
“I’ve been participating in the Father’s Day 5k since moving to Port Credit five years. After looking into the story behind the race, I realized the fabulous work that CameronHelps is doing in our high schools. As a middle school teacher/guidance counsellor, I wanted to know more. As a parent and human being, I wanted to DO more, “she says.
Jennifer lives in Port Credit and has been participating in the Father’s Day 5K with her family since its inception. From 5ks to half marathons to obstacle races, Jennifer knows the positive benefits of fitness on mental health and is thrilled to be part of this team.
Carl’s passion for running comes from his experience as an elite runner at the Canadian national and U.S. collegiate level where he is All American. Carl returned to Canada from the United States where he held senior positions in the pharmaceutical industry. One of his reasons for returning was to get more involved in community projects.
“CameronHelps is a natural charity for me to be part of because I can understand the profound impact that lifestyle can have on physical and mental health,” says Carl. “As a father of three young adults I am grateful to have weathered the teen years and proud to see my children flourish. Having received so much in my career, I am committed to giving back to this community,” he says.