Board/Staff Members

2020-2021 Children's Foundation of Muskoka Board Members

Cheryl Cooper - Interm President

Cheryl has been a resident of Muskoka for 31 years. She is a former teacher of the Deaf, and is presently a public speaker and the author of three works of historical fiction, set on the high seas during the War of 1812. She and her husband, Randy, have two sons, Evan and Brodie.

Morris Hudasek - Vice President


Carrie Campbell


Dan Gardiner

Dan first came to Muskoka for 1 year, back in 1998. Having sat on the board of various local endeavours, kids’ sports organizations and service clubs, Dan has a long history of community involvement. Dan joined the Muskoka Children’s Foundation to help ensure all kids in Muskoka have opportunities for success and enjoyment. Dan lives in Huntsville with his wife Stacy, their children Makaila, Ben & Ashley, pets and an ever increasing amount of local wildlife looking for handouts.

Jill Golden

Jill and her family moved to Muskoka in 2002. After several years in sales and marketing she became a teacher and since 2006, has taught in various schools throughout Muskoka working with kids from Kindergarten to grade 6.

Jill believes strongly in what the CFM does and how giving a child equal opportunity sets them up for success.

Casey Jacob

Raised in Huntsville, Casey has recently retired back to Muskoka after a long career working with various children’s services in York Region. Previously employed as a Program and Policy Analyst by the Ministry of Education - Early Years Division, and as a Director of Operations for a large non-profit child care operator, Casey is a passionate advocate for children, and is looking forward to making a positive contribution to Muskoka families through working with the CFM. Casey enjoys swimming, cooking, reading and skiing, and is a proud mom of two adult children.

Mark Janke

Mark was born in Huntsville and now lives in Bracebridge with his wife and two kids. He has been an educator at TLDSB for the past 15 years. He enjoys time listening to music, cheering on the Raptors and doing all things tech for the CFM.

Shaun Kruger

Shaun was born and raised in Bracebridge and currently lives in Huntsville with his wife and two girls. He has been an educator with TLDSB for the last 16 years. He has been involved with Canadian Mental Health association and is now excited to share his talents to help the children of Muskoka.

Kim McKenzie


Derek Schofield


Jen Smith

7 Years on the Board

Jen lives in Huntsville and works at Bracebridge and Muskoka Lakes Secondary School. She enjoys spending time outside with her husband and her three-and-a-half year old daughter.



2020-2021 Children's Foundation of Muskoka Staff Members

Dave Lyons - Executive Director

5 year on the board, 2 years as ED

Dave is recently retired from Trillium Lakelands DSB where he worked as the Healthy Active Living Consultant. He is a passionate advocate for well-being and building inclusive and equitable communities. Dave's a proud dad of 2 wonderful daughters and husband of Patti, a TLDSB Special Education Resource Teacher. His pastimes include nordic skiing, running, woodwork, and getting out in the bush with his black lab, Maggie.


Darlene Morin - Administrative Assistant

9 years as staff of CFM

Darlene is an Educational Assistant with the Near North DSB and is a resident of Port Sydney.

She was a past co-owner in a restoration business, loves home crafts and helping others. The Board is appreciative of the great work she has done over the past nine years in keeping the office running...and in particular her amazing butter tarts!