Leadership Team Overview
Our dynamic Senior Leadership Team guides our organization through the coordination of our personnel, service, and financial capabilities to manifest our mission and vision, and make sustainable, positive impacts on our community.
We are committed to working with everyone in our community in order to fulfill our mission. We rely on the goodwill and generosity of many groups and individuals – and believe that together we are much more effective and responsive to community need.
Gerrie van der Maar, CPA, CGA
Director of Finance and Administration
(519) 772-8787 x 212
Gerrie has lead teams in professional finance administration for more than 20 years including a decade in the charitable sector. Gerrie’s experience in strategic planning and process improvements help increase efficiencies to redirect precious resources to valuable client-facing initiatives.
Director of Operations
(519) 772-8787 x 254
Natalie has more than 20 years of experience working with clients, volunteers, and a variety of departments at Community Support Connections. Her expertise and leadership overseeing our services ensures continuous quality improvement, equity for all clients, and the development and management of progressive policies and systems.
(519) 772-8787 x 203
For 20 years, Will has turned vision into reality for charities across the not-for-profit sector. By championing strong community relations, board governance, and strategic planning initiatives, he has enabled organizations to meet their financial sustainability, social impact, and transformation goals. Prior to entering the charitable sector, Will spent eight years running public relations and special event programs in the private sector.
Jerry Lawlor, CFRE
Director of Revenue Development
(519) 772-8787 x 225
Jerry has spent his professional life working with charities generating revenue and marketing their brand to build awareness. He has raised funds adding to program development, capital campaigns and enhancing other infrastructure projects. Jerry has previous experience in healthcare, education, social services and environmental initiatives.
He acquired his CFRE accreditation and attributes his success to the relationships he’s built with community-minded volunteers and high-performing colleagues.