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 at Quinte Health Care Clinical Nutrition and Diabetes Education Centre. 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).

Erica Baker-Tinsley

Erica Baker-Tinsley  is a Professor and Coordinator of the Developmental Services Worker Program at Loyalist College.  Before moving to Belleville, Erica worked for 15  years as a Family Support Coordinator for a non-profit organization supporting people with intellectual  disabilities and their families.  Erica has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Disability  Studies from Ryerson University and a  Master of Arts Degree in Community Development from the University of Victoria.

She is a Board  Director of the Southern Ontario Training Group, and a member  of the SRV Development, Training  &  Safeguarding  Council. Erica is passionate about asset based community development approaches that build strong communities where all members are welcomed and supported.

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 Senior Manager with the Victorian Order of Nurses. Amy brings a diverse background in healthcare to her role on the board; with experience working in the community, hospitals, regulations, and academia.

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