Board of Directors

Elaine Vollett, OMC | Founder & Board Advisor

I started The Centre in 1991 out of necessity. My son John had graduated from high school at the age of 21 and we needed something for him to become involved in. At the beginning, I serviced only 3 young adults - John and two of his friends. From there The Centre evolved and before I knew it, we had 17 individuals in the program, with 4 full time staff, 1 part time staff and numerous volunteers, as well as myself, volunteering full time. We pride ourselves in becoming extremely involved with this great community that we live in. We also pride ourselves in striving to make life more fulfilling for the individuals that attend our program and the lives that they touch. Our greatest claim to fame is starring in two great movies, both shown on the World of Disney channel. I encourage our individuals to try their best, work hard and always have fun doing it. I have shared many successes with our individuals and look forward to hundreds more!

Justin Boswick | Treasurer of the Board

Justin has been a client-focused Financial Planner since 2003, he has over 14 years of experience assisting affluent clients formulate their financial future. He has worked for CIBC Imperial Service, CIBC Investor Services and CIBC Securities Inc. Justin also operated his own retail business for five years prior to embarking on a financial advisory career.   Justin grew up in Unionville, Ontario and currently lives in Stouffville, Ontario with his wife Shelley and his two children Emma and Eric. He keeps busy being involved with his children’s active lives and enjoys mountain biking and snowboarding. Actively involved in the local community, Justin and his family support The Centre for Dreams, SickKids Foundation and other community charities.   Justin’s professional qualifications include the Certified Financial Planner (CFP) Designation and recently the Registered Retirement Consultant (RRC) Designation. He also completed the Canadian Securities Course (CSC), Options Licensing and Derivatives Fundamentals Courses (OLC & DFC), and the Professional Financial Planner (PFP) Designation. Justin is also working towards his Certified Investment Manager (CIM) Designation.

Tony Tessarolo | Director

Tony graduated from the University of Waterloo with an Hons. B.Sc. Degree in Biochemistry. He has spent the last 26+ years of his career working or managing in the field of forensic science. He currently leads a team of 240 scientific and support staff who provide forensic testing services across Ontario. Tony is a member of the American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors, and the Association of Forensic Quality Assurance Managers, and he serves on the Executive Committee of the Ontario Homicide Investigator’s Association.

Honourary Board Members

  • Mayor Frank Scarpitti – Honorary Chairperson