Board Member Profiles
Danielle Quinton – Chair Person
I grew up in the hustle and bustle of Toronto and graduated from York University in 2005 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology. Shortly after I graduated I moved to Newfoundland to be closer to my husband, well boyfriend at the time, Brad. We lived in Open Hall, a rural community on the Bonavista peninsula. I went fishing on the “Skippers Choice” for 4 years, trying my skills as a fisherwoman. It was a great opportunity to see so many beautiful places throughout the province. We were married in 2006 and I became pregnant with our first son Nathan in 2007. We decided it was time to build a home closer to Clarenville because we wanted to be closer to the amenities that we would need while raising our family. I worked in the retail sector as well as doing some contract work for Child, Youth and Family Services before landing a position at Ability Employment as the Coordinator for the Transitions to Work Mental Health Program in 2010. Shortly after starting that position I found out that I was expecting baby #2 and Dylan arrived in July 2011. I returned to Ability Employment Corporation in January 2012 as an Employment Counsellor and stayed at AEC in that position until Nov 2014 when I left to pursue a career as a Correctional Officer with the Department of Justice and Public Safety. Although I was sad to leave my position at AEC I am Glad that leaving has given me the opportunity to become a member of the board of directors at AEC and I am excited for all the great times to come.
Mildred Baker – Director
Mildred moved to the Clarenville area in 1994 and soon began volunteer work with the National Access Awareness Committee. She became a client advocate volunteer with Ability Employment Corporation shortly after and is currently our longest standing board member. Mildred is very involved in many community activities and is also a proud mother and grandmother.
Karen Carpenter – Director
Karen is a long-time resident of Shoal Harbour, and was formerly a primary school teacher in the Clarenville area. She has been a board member with Ability Employment Corporation for the past five years and has also volunteered with the SPCA, Youthtube and Canada World Youth. Karen also enjoys learning new crafts and renovating her older summer home.
Maisie Caines – Director
Maisie Caines is the Campus Administrator of the Clarenville Campus, College of the North. She has twenty years of experience in various capacities in the public college system. Prior to her role as Campus Administrator, Maisie contributed significantly to the growth and success of College of the North Atlantic’s Distributed Learning Service in her capacity as Faculty Development Specialist.
From 1999 to 2013 Maisie collaborated on an applied research project with peers at various Colleges and Universities in the United States that aimed to identify exemplary practice in online course design and delivery. She is internationally recognized on the e-learning conference circuit and has conducted presentations for organizations such as the League for Innovation in the Community College, Canadian Association of Distance Education, Association of Canadian Community Colleges, Manitoba Association for Distance Learning, and Atlantic Colleges Development Institute.
Maisie holds a Master of Arts in Distributed Learning from Royal Roads University, Victoria, BC; a Post-Secondary Instructor’s Certificate, Government of Newfoundland and Labrador; and a Secretarial Science Administration Diploma, Cabot Institute of Applied Arts.
Ethel Crewe – Director
Vera Cole – Director
Philip Whalen – Director