Board of Directors

Cathy Chenhall, Board Chair
Full Time Mom & Community Volunteer


The North Grove embodies three of Cathy's passions: family, food and health. She loves being a part of The North Grove strengths-based approach to health, parenting, and addressing the social needs of individuals and families within Dartmouth North.

Doug Townsend, Vice-Chair
Co-Owner, The Canteen on Portland & Little C Take-Out


Positive community impact is at the heart of Doug's involvement in The North Grove and the reason that he and  his wife and business partner, Renée decided to build their business in Dartmouth. The North Grove provides them with a steady flow of inspiration and serves as a constant reminder of how connections made through food can play a critical role in changing people’s lives for the better.

Kristine Elliott-Grace, Treasurer
Partner & Director of Sales, Made with Local


Kristine believes that if 'food is love', The North Grove is the heart of the city. She is honoured to serve on the Board and is proud of the all-encompassing approach to wellness at The North Grove. The seeds of health, nutrition, parenting and social needs are planted each day, and nourished by a force of community change-makers.

Sharon Clark, Secretary
Psychologist, IWK Health


Sharon is inspired by our desire to grow  – gardens, relationships, and communities.  The North Grove has a spirit that multiplies amazing ideas and creates a welcoming space for everyone. 

Anne Cogdon, Past Chair
Executive Director Primary Heath, IWK (retired)


Anne is constantly impressed with the innovation, energy, kindness and high-quality programming at The North Grove. These attributes drew her to the organization and keep her thoroughly engaged and inspired as a Board member.

Erin Murphy
Facilitator, Institutional and International Programs, Dalhousie University
Erin believes that we all have an active role to play in ensuring our communities are inclusive, socially just, and vibrant. 
Fred M. Gaspar
Social Worker, Nova Scotia Health Authority, retired
After a long career in mental health, community development, and human resources Fred has seen the kind of impact organizations like The North Grove can have for individuals, families and communities. He is looking forward to sharing his experience, knowledge and skills with The North Grove and contributing to the difference it makes in our city.
Natalie Woodbury


Natalie joined the Board of The North Grove because she believes that everyone should have access to good food, and a supportive place to come together to form community connections.