KRIS HOLLENBERG has over 30 years’ experience in community development. With a Business Administration and Sociology degree from Western University, she joined the Ministry of Health as a Community Program Consultant overseeing mental health and addiction programs. In London, Ont., she joined Thames Valley District Health Council as a Health Planner, and then spent 10 years as a Program Consultant with CAMH, developing women-centered products and resources. On sabbatical, she studied business quality management techniques and developed strategic training materials for use in the addictions field. In Oakville, she worked as a Health Promoter for Halton Health Department on the Early Years Project under the Violence and Substance Abuse team. She served on the Board of the Parent Association of ACS International School in London, England, and volunteered at Crescent School and in parent relief at Massey Centre.
In 10 years abroad with husband and two sons she pursued educational and volunteer interests ranging from social marketing and television work in Tokyo to garden design in London, England. She sees her greatest accomplishment as raising two young men to make their own mark on the world and surpass her skills on the golf course, in the kitchen or running road races. She is eager to re-ignite her community development spirit, advancing Massey Centre’s mission to empower the lives of women and children. In 2015/16 she served on Massey’s Centre Board of Directors, and three of the sub-committees (Fundraising, Finance and Strategic Planning).
"Massey Centre not only gave me the ability to care for my child, but the motivation to get what I wanted for my life - to have my daughter with me and to live independently."