Chair: Councillor Gary Baldwin
Gary Baldwin is a City Councillor for Ashburnham Ward. He is a retired teacher and principal. He was first elected City of Peterborough Councillor in 2014. His community experience includes:
- Former Vice Chair, Peterborough Lakefield Community Police Services Board
- Waste Management, Parks and Recreation Portfolio Chair
- City of Peterborough Finance Committee Vice Chair
- City/County Waste Management Committee Member
- Peterborough Library Board Member
- Art Gallery of Peterborough Board Member
- Peterborough Utilities Commission Commissioner
- County/City Joint Services Steering Committee Member
- Ontario Region Conservation Authority Director
- Arena, Parks Recreation Advisory Committee Member
- Peterborough Public Health Board member
Gary and his wife Debbie, have two grown sons, and seven grandchildren.
Vice Chair: Mark Graham, Provincial Appointee
Mark is the Chief Executive Officer of the CMHA- Haliburton Kawartha Pine Ridge branch where he has held this position for the past twenty six years. Mark has a combined Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology/Sociology (Brock University) and possesses a current two-year Long Term Care Management certification offered by the Canadian Hospital Association. He has also completed diploma studies in the Ontario Hospital Association Health Care Administration program.
Over the past 37 years, Mark has been involved in the long –term care, social service and health care sectors and has held front-line, middle manager and senior management positions. In 1997 he received the CMHA National Staff Award for leadership and innovation in promoting mental health. Mark has served on numerous mental health and homelessness planning bodies including the recently formed Central East Local Health Integration Peterborough Sub-Region Planning Committee.
Bob Hall, Citizens’ Appointee
Bob Hall was appointed to the Police Service Board in the spring of 2015. He has been a teacher for 15 years and served as a City Councillor for 17 years before deciding not to seek re-election in 2014.
During his time on City Council, Bob served as Chairman of Council’s Committee of the Whole and as Chairman of Council’s Planning Committee. He was engaged in issues such as economic development, infrastructure, social services, affordable housing, parks, arenas and partnerships with Peterborough County.
Bob’s experience in the community includes:
• Teacher for 15 years – currently teaches at Kenner Collegiate and Intermediate School
• City Councillor 1997-2014
• Chairman of City Council’s Committee of the Whole and Planning Committee
• Canadian Canoe Museum Board Member
• Otonabee Region Conservation Authority Board Member
• Peterborough Public Library Board Chairman
• Fairhaven Long-Term Care Facility Board Member
• Council for Persons with Disabilities Member
• Kawartha Haliburton Children’s Aid Society Board Member
• Parks and Recreation Committee Member
• Arenas Advisory Committee Member
• Art Gallery of Peterborough Board Member
• Healthy Babies – Healthy Children Committee Chairman
• United Way volunteer
• Big Brothers volunteer
• Canadian Mental Health Association Development Coordinator
• Outreach worker
• Youth worker
Bob currently teaches at Kenner Collegiate and Intermediate School in Peterborough.
He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science and history from Wilfrid Laurier University and a Business Management certificate from Queen’s University. He studied French at the University of Quebec.
Bob and his wife, Trudie, have two daughters and a son in university.
Mayor Diane Therrien
Diane completed her undergrad degree at McMaster Univesity in Hamilton before moving to Peterborough to complete her Master’s Degree in Canadian and Indigenous Studies at Trent University.
She has experience in the private, public, and non-profit sectors, and has worked for the former Minister of Aboriginal Affairs, the Peterborough Poverty Reduction Network, and Trent University.
Diane was elected to city council in 2014, and in 2018 was elected mayor of Peterborough.
Leslie (Les) Kariunas, Provincial Appointee
Born in Toronto, Les Kariunas graduated from York University with a degree in Psychology. He furthered his education with the completion of the Human Resources Management Program at Seneca College and Canadian Risk Management Program at University of Toronto.
Les’s career spanned over 30 years in Human Resources with multi-national and International Organizations including Nestle Canada, Honda Canada, Delcan Engineering and Bata Shoe International. He took on additional responsibilities in managing Facilities, Information Systems, and Finance Groups. In addition, he managed the international Global Risk portfolio at Bata Shoes.
Les has been responsible for managing many small and large project teams over his career. He has also been responsible for identifying and selecting key people in sales, service and support teams over his career in Human Resources.
He developed and started his own Facilities and Risk Management consulting company in 2010 where he actively worked with a number of private and public-sector organizations.
Les and his wife Karen decided to relocate to the Peterborough area to begin a new chapter in their life as retirees. They are still close to their blended family including their beloved Golden Retriever. They take full advantage of the many trails, lakes and rivers the Kawartha’s has to offer.
Les is actively involved as a volunteer member for the Ontario Trillium Foundation grant team for the Kawartha region. He is also a member of the Kiwanis Club of Peterborough and a member of the Peterborough Cycling Club.
Furthermore, he loves to cycle the roads in Peterborough and the Kawartha’s. He logged almost 2,600 kilometers during the 2019 summer season and plans to increase his distance this summer.