Jim Dietrich: Current BOD Chair
Jim Dietrich and his wife Linda, and their furry companion Cash, live in Shipka and own and operate the family farm.
Jim has served his community and beyond for many years as a valuable, dedicated and supportive volunteer. He is presently the Deputy Mayor for the Municipality of South Huron, Chair of the South Huron Police Services Board, Ontario Association of Police Services Boards (OAPSB) and Victim Services Huron County. Jim is also an engaging member of Huron County Council.
In his spare time, Jim enjoys camping, working with his family on the farm and operating green JOHN DEERE equipment at Exeter Produce.
Robert Morris: Current BOD Vice Chair
Bob Morris was a Crown Attorney for the County of Huron for over 26 years. Co-founded the first Domestic Assault Review Team (DART) in Canada. Bob helped to create the Huron Assessment Risk Reduction Team (HARRT). HARRT identifies then actively manages the most serious and dangerous domestic violence cases. He has won two awards given out by the Ontario Crown Attorneys’ Association: The Frank Hoffman Memorial Award for dedication, diligence and enthusiasm and the Doug Lucas Award for the pursuit of justice through science. Bob has been certified as a Specialist in Criminal Law by the Law Society of Ontario. He has a criminal law practice in Goderich.
Mike Scott: Current BOD Treasurer
Mike Scott is a retired OPP officer who has enjoyed a strong relationship with Victim Services throughout his policing career. He is a 30 year resident of Huron County and his hobbies include flying, farming, and beekeeping.
Jo-Anne Fields: Current BOD Secretary
After 38 years as Community Services Manager for the Municipality of South Huron, Jo-Anne retired in January 2019. During her career, she played a dynamic role in the organization and delivery of community events. Her passion and commitment continues as a volunteer on the Exeter Rodeo Committee.
Jo-Anne knows all about a busy lifestyle! In addition to raising two sons, she has been a dedicated and active member of many organizations. Jo-Anne is currently Secretary/Treasurer of the South Huron Police Services Board and the Ontario Association of Police Services Boards, Zone 5.
In her free time, Jo-Anne enjoys cheering on the London Knights, vacationing in the Caribbean with her fiancé Scott, spending time with her family, including her granddaughters, Katrina and Hayley and bonding with friends in her back yard.
Tim Poole was born and raised in Halifax, NS. His career started with the Military Police in 1976 serving at various locations across Canada, Europe and the Middle East. In 1999 Tim retired from the military and started with the Wingham Police Service. He worked his way through the ranks and retired in February 2019 as the Chief of Police for the Wingham Police Service. This will be the second time Tim has served on the board for Huron County Victim Services. In his spare time, he is the Commanding Officer of the Wingham Air Cadets.
Susan Regier, owner of Vantage One Writing, is a professional copywriter, brand storyteller, and marketing strategist. She has shared her talents with many non-profit organizations throughout the years to help them create more impact within their communities. Susan grew up in Huron County and returned in 2016, currently residing in St. Joseph with her husband.
Joe Steffler was born and raised in Huron County. He worked for 35 years for Huron County Public Works before retiring in 2004. Joe also served as Warden of Huron County in 2014 and served on Huron East council since 2003, 8 years as Deputy Mayor. Joe is currently a Councillor for Huron East (Seaforth Ward). Joe resides in Seaforth.
Tabatha Fisher, Libro Credit Union Branch Manager in Goderich, was born and raised in Huron County. After attending post-secondary school in London, she returned to Huron County to start her now 20 year career in the Financial Services Industry. In 2013, she obtained her Personal Financial Planning designation and continues to complete courses yearly to stay up with the changing industry.
Tabatha is passionate about volunteering in the community and feels it’s important to show her daughters the importance of giving back. She is currently the chair of the Inspiring Women’s Committee, a Financial Literacy Facilitator with the Each One Teach One program and Junior Achievement. She enjoys the summer months volunteering with the Local Ladies Slo-pitch as the treasurer on the executive.
Mary-Ellen Ducharme is currently the Superintendent of Business for the Huron-Perth Catholic District School Board. Prior to joining HPCDSB, she worked for the Huron-Perth Children’s Aid Society, and Community Living-South Huron. Mary-Ellen has always lived in Huron County, and feels very fortunate to have the opportunity to serve on the Victim Services Huron County Board of Directors. Like many who live near Lake Huron, the beach is a favourite place. Much time is spent there during the summer months with family, friends, and books.