About Us

The Community Development Council of Quinte is a non-profit, charitable organization and our work encompasses all of Hastings & Prince Edward Counties. The goal of our food security programs is that everyone would have access to an adequate supply of safe, affordable and nutritious food without social or economic barriers. The goal of our social planning work is to heighten awareness, increase understanding and work with all sectors to find solutions for the urgent and emerging social issues in our community.

Mission and Mandate

Mandate:  To conduct social planning and community development within the context of social justice.

Mission:  To promote food security for all members within Hastings & Prince Edward Counties through community development, service provision and social planning.



We are committed to

  • building effective, reciprocal partnerships across sectors 
  • working collaboratively with stakeholders in a fair and equitable manner 
  • serving our community with respect and integrity 
  • being responsive and accountable to the changing needs of the community 
  • continual review and improvement of organizational approaches and services 

Board of Directors

Mark Stones

Mark Stones is an accomplished, multi-disciplinary Human Resources leader with over 30 years human resources specialty experience. He has successfully conducted and participated in over 1,500 appeal hearings, and conducted in excess of 1,000 workplace investigations, covering issues from workplace harassment and bullying to discrimination.

Mark has held a number of senior Human Resources professional roles, most recently as the Chief Human Resources Officer at Pathways to Independence and previously as the Director of Human Resources, Canada, for AvisBudget Group.  In these roles Mark was responsible to provide the complete Human Resources function to company’s entire regional and Canadian operations – about 400 Pathways employees and 3,000 AvisBudget employees. He has developed and delivered Anti-Harassment/Anti-Discrimination workshops and leadership training across Canada, the United States, Australia, New Zealand and Puerto Rico.

Mark was a certified Mediator with the ADR Institute of Ontario and currently is a CHRL holder.  He has earned his Master’s Degree in Adult Learning, and two Bachelor of Arts Degrees majoring in Labour Studies, Economics and Political Science.  Mark has also earned his basic and advanced certificates in Alternative Dispute Resolution Techniques from the University of Windsor and is certified to teach Stephen Covey’s Seven Habits of Effective People, Leading at the Speed of Trust and Targeted Selection and Implementing Teams from DDI.

Stephanie Hevenor


Stephanie Hevenor is a Registered Dietitian and Professional Home Economist currently working with the Bancroft Community Family Health Team. Stephanie brings her training in psychology, education and food and nutrition to her role on the board.

 Stephanie has undergraduate degrees in Psychology (University of Waterloo), and Food & Nutrition (Brescia University College), as well as a Masters of Education (Nipissing University).

Christine Sherrington


Christine works with Canadians across the country for the federal government. She lends her sense of resourcefulness, hope and faith to help find solutions for communities. Her background in municipal, federal and corporate projects helps to provide successful project insights concerning heritage, resilience and endurance. Christine pursued her education in computer science, design, educational art, and general studies from Dawson College, Athabasca and Concordia Universities.

Ryan Mallon

Ryan Mallon combines his professional experiences in both the tech industry and social service sector in his job with HelpSeeker Technologies, where he helps to improve access to social services using technology and to foster social change using data to advocate for positive outcomes.  Following a long career in tech, in 2020, Ryan added a Social Service Worker Certificate from Loyalist College to his Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology.  In addition to his role at HelpSeeker, Ryan also works part-time as a frontline worker at Grace Inn Shelter in Belleville.  In his spare time, Ryan volunteers as a Scouter with Scouts Canada.

Ryan considers himself an advocate for using technology to connect community and social supports with the people who need them more effectively.  He is passionate about community development and ensuring that communities are strong, supportive, and inclusive.

Joy Goodman

Joy is Child & Family Therapist and has worked for Children’s Mental Health Services for 24 years. She is a registered psychotherapist and registered play therapist. She previously served on the Board of Directors with Adult Mental Health Services.

Amy Hallaran


Amy Hallaran is a registered nurse and is currently a professor with the Trent/Fleming School of Nursing. Amy brings a diverse background in healthcare to her role on the board, with experience working in the community, hospitals, nursing regulation, and academia.

Amy completed her undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Ottawa and a doctoral degree at Queen’s University in 2017.


Tahra Treverton


I have previously served on the board of CDC and am happy to be returning to the organization. I have also served on the board of Community Learning Alternatives. I have worked as a Child Protection Worker for 21 years at Highland Shores CAS in various departments. I also obtained my B. Education in 2012 from Queens University. In addition to my work at CAS, I am a tutor for the Foundations Tutoring Program working with students educationally from a trauma informed perspective.

Lynda Stewart

Lynda has worked in the accounting field for more than 25 years. She has been employed in a variety of industries such as hospitality, transportation, utilities, construction and insurance. She also has some experience with HR and payroll, having conducted orientations,
training, appraisals and participated in disciplinary matters. Lynda has also planned company and fundraising events. Lynda is currently employed as Controller for Crate Marina in Belleville.