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About Valley Heartland

As an innovation-driven, non-profit organization, Valley Heartlands' mandate is to support entrepreneurship, job creation, and assist rural communities in developing and implementing strategies for dealing with a changing economic environment. In 2020 staff and board embarked on a journey to renew our Vision and Mission for the future, supported by new core values.

Meet the team

// Board of Directors

// Staff

Tina Stevens, General Manager tina.stevens@valleycfdc.com

613. 283. 7002 x 103

Amber Coville, Business Development + Program Officer amber.coville@valleycfdc.com

613. 283. 7002 x 110

Danika Bowick, Office Administrator                                           vhadmin@valleycfdc.com

613. 283. 7002 x 109

Rob Dyke, Board Chair

Larry Sparks, Board Vice Chair

Amber Percival, Secretary and Investment Committee

Dennis Staples, Treasurer  

Dianne Adshead, Director

Tracey Phillips, Director

Joan Bowes Stephenson, Director

Jerry Flynn, Director

Katherine Williton, Director

Carol Ann Lehovich, Director

Bill King, Director & Lanark County Council Representative

Core Values

Innovation + Change

We encourage innovation, adapt to change, take risks, and think outside the box. If there is a better way we will find it - always.


We act with integrity and honesty in the work we do, the people we interact with and in the decisions we make. We are accountable to one another and those we serve.

Entrepreneurial Mindset

We thrive off of the drive of the entrepreneurs we work with. We have a relentless focus on attaining our vision for our community, organization and ourselves.

Equity, Diversity & Inclusion

We fully accept and support all genders, races, ethnicities, religions, ages, disabilities, marital statuses, and sexual orientations.


We revel in our work. We celebrate success. We look forward to Mondays and board meetings!