John Howard Society of Peterborough

About Us

Mission Statement

In partnership with the community to make Peterborough safer through prevention, education, reform, aftercare and treatment services for persons who are, or who have the potential to be involved in the Criminal Justice System.


The health of our staff, volunteers and clients remain our top priority. We are closely following the advice of the public health agencies and the decision has been made to continue with physical distancing and staff are working from home until further notice.

Our doors maybe closed but We are still Operating! – completing intakes, programming and conducting check-ins with clients through remote access.  This includes, telephone, text, email and online platforms.


If you need assistance, have questions or need to update your information please contact us.

  • CALL Diane 705-743-8331 Ext 201 for our confidential voice mail.
  • Email
  • Text or call directly:

705-760-0632 Dana Hetherton, Manager of Justice Services or

705-933-8331 Kathy Neill, Executive Director

We are answering phone calls from 9 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday.

Our toll free number is 1-833-698-9898

Our Board of Directors

Chris Russell

Linda Twohey

Rob Hotston
Vice Chair

Paul Legacy
Past Chair

Dr. Alan Rodgers

Dan Smith

Dr. Lara Hiseler

Karen Bateman

Elise Noriega

Our Staff

Kathy Neill, Executive Director
Tina Staplin, Finance Officer
Diane Gallagher, Reception

Justice Services 
Dana Hetherton, Manager of Justice Services  
Megan Carrick, Intake, Outreach worker and Institutional Services
Caitlin JacobsMediation & Restorative Justice Coordinator 

Abbi Barrie, Programs Facilitator, Youth Worker & Youth Court Support
Emily, Partner Support Worker – Partner Assault Response Program (PAR)

Community and Training
Marion Little, Manager of Community Services & Training  
Bethann Brown, Volunteer Coordinator, The Aspire Program
Jane Garant, Youth Counsellor, The Aspire Program
Suzie Compeau, Counsellor, Healing from Within
Wes Ryan, Peer Counsellor, Healing from Within


Dana Hetherton; Kathy Neill; Don Gibson; Kirk Hillier; Bill Kilpatrick; Graham Petty; Jane Garant; Jude Sternloff; Abbi Barrie

AGM Report 2018-2019

Annual Report public copy

Strategic Plan

Coming Soon

Link to CRA/ T3010

View our CRA/T3010 Charitable Organization Designation