Our Board Members

Colin Haskett

I serve as the current chair of Jessica's House Hospice in Exeter, a role I undertake with modest dedication. My involvement with JHH began in the early stages as a member of the capital campaign committee, a position I held before the construction phase.

I acknowledge my part in the success of Jessica's House Hospice by recognizing the greater collective effort contributed by fellow board members, volunteers, and staff. While I hold the title of chair, I believe that the true heroes are those working tirelessly in the house.

In my day-to-day life, I am the President of Haskett Funeral Homes, a role that provides me with a unique perspective on the impact of Jessica's House Hospice. Interacting closely with those affected by the hospice's compassionate care, I find fulfillment in knowing that the organization's work is making a difference.

Lindsay Barton


Hello! My name is Lindsay Barton, I hold a BSc in Biomedical Toxicology and have worked in both the Pharmaceutical and Food Industries. Since moving to Exeter with our family in 2010, my focus has been on raising two great kids and volunteering in our community. Currently I am involved with the South Huron Optimist Club, Precious Blood School, South Huron Minor Hockey, Exeter Minor Ball and the Super Capes for Kids Group. My journey with Jessica’s House Hospice began as a member of the Steering Committee in 2016. After Jessica’s House Hospice opened in 2018, I joined the Garden Committee and have since joined the Governance Board. I recognize the importance of end of life care and am excited to support the success of Jessica’s House Hospice going forward. I feel very fortunate to be able to work alongside so many knowledgeable, dedicated and community minded volunteers.

Nancy Peter


I am a healthcare professional with over 18 years of experience in leadership positions. I took early retirement in 2019, but came back into the healthcare environment when the pandemic hit in early 2020. I have held various interim roles since then; with I am now being the Interim, VP, Finance & Development, CFO of Brightshores Health System in Owen Sound, Ontario.

I bring both operational and governance abilities to this newly formed Board of Governors. I also hold a Professional Designation in Leadership and Management through the Canadian Institute of Management as a Chartered Manager - C. Mgr. Nancy holds a Bachelor's Degree in Management through Athabasca University - B.Mgmt.

My husband Bryan and I, live in St. Columban, Ontario.

Dawn DeNeire


After earning my degree through the University of Western Ontario I progressed from being a SIP Student (Student in Personal) at UWO to the Human Resource Manager of a large Canadian Real Estate Corporation based in Mississauga. During my career I acquired more than 20 years of significant experience in the Retail, Non-Profit, Manufacturing, and Real Estate industries. I developed skills in employee engagement, recognition and development, talent acquisition and management, employee and labor relations, change management, negotiation, and conflict resolution. I currently work part time as an independent HR consultant.

My husband, Brian and I are blessed to spend more time traveling and hanging out with family, including our two wonderful children, their spouses, and our 7 wild and crazy grandchildren that keep us and their great parents on our toes.

My role as a leader, mentor, and trainer has always been driven by a passionate desire to positively impact, develop, influence and empower others. I consider the opportunity to share my skills with such a vital part of the community an honour and a gift.

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