The Children’s Aid Society of Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry (SDG) is managed by an Executive Director and governed by a volunteer Board of Directors who share a commitment to the well-being of children and families.

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Executive Director of The Children's Aid Society of SDG

Rachel Daigneault, M.S.W., R.S.W.

Executive Director
Ext. 5200

Members of the Board of Directors

Executive Committee

Elizabeth MacLennan

Chair, Board of Directors
Children’s Aid Society of SDG
Board member since 2015

Pierre Morin

Retired Educator
Director of Student Services, CSDCEO
Board member since 2020

Ian Murphy

Partner & Business Advisor
Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA), Chartered Accountant (CA)
Board member since 2014

Shawna Spowart

Vice Chair, Board of Directors
Chief, Cornwall Police Service
Board member since 2019


Janice Carkner

Audit Principal
Fisheries & Oceans Canada
Board member since 2019

Georgina Lazore

Customer Service Representative
Tim Horton’s
Board member since 2022

Alice Wilson-Haramis

Board member since 2023

Paula Sleeman

Director, Acute Medicine & Women and Children’s Health
Cornwall Community Hospital
Board member since 2021

Katherine Wells

Strategic Planning Coordinator,
City of Cornwall
Board Member since 2022

Karin Hagen

Chief Financial Officer
Cornwall Community Hospital
Board member since 2023


The Board consists of a maximum of 10 members with a variety of backgrounds.

The Board of Directors meets at 11:30 a.m. on the first Wednesday of every month, except during the summer.

All of our Board Members:

  • Live or work in the SDG area;
  • Are current Society members;
  • Have an interest in children and child welfare;
  • Support the mission, vision and values of the Society;
  • Are interested in advocating for the needs of children.