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

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).

We Welcome New Board Members

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.

Corrine Codina 

Corrine completed her undergraduate and graduate degrees in Political Science and Local Government Public Administration at the University of Western Ontario, graduating in 2020.

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.