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 addictions program across the province. She worked in London, Ont., as a Health Planner, and then 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. After a move to Oakville, she worked as a Health Promoter for Halton Health Department on the Early Years Project. She moved abroad for 10 years to Japan and London, England, teaching English and sat on various school committees.
Ms. Hollenberg began her volunteer career at Massey Centre in 2014 in a parent relief role. She then joined the board in 2015 serving two terms (1 & 3-year). While serving on the Board, she participated on various committees (Fundraising, Finance & Audit, Investment and Strategic Planning). After a one-year break, she is delighted to return to the board to continue advancing Massey Centre’s mission to empower the lives of women and children. She also looks forward to volunteering in Massey’s cooking club this year.
Kris Hollenberg describes her greatest accomplishment in life is raising two young men to make their own mark on the world; and, surpassing her skills on the golf course, tennis court, and in the kitchen.
"Abiona 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."
Abiona Centre is a client-centred infant and early childhood mental health organization which supports pregnant and parenting adolescents, aged 13 – 25.