BOARD OF Directors

Our Board

David Barnes, Gordon Floyd and Barney Savage have formed Re:Think’s initial Board of Directors. They and all at Re:Think are committed to developing a diverse and inclusive Board of Directors and association of consultants who reflect the broad experience and diversity of skills necessary to enable progress on Re:Think’s various social change initiatives.

David Barnes

David is the founder of Barnes Management Group. He brings 30+ years of experience providing leadership, strategic thinking and management counselling to non-profit and public sector organizations. He has worked with government ministries in Ontario and the Yukon including MCSS and Children’s Services Ministry, education institutions, child welfare and mental health agencies. He has worked with CASs in Ontario and in remote First Nation communities. David has extensive experience as a facilitator, leading small and large-scale community engagement initiatives, including the Urban Planning Committee of the City of Toronto, bringing together diverse groups of people and driving towards social justice. David is an active volunteer, currently leading several refugee resettlement efforts in the GTA.

Gordon Floyd

Gordon Floyd advises charities and other civil society organizations, primarily on matters related to leadership, governance, and strategic planning. Gordon has served as Chief Executive Officer of Children’s Mental Health Ontario, past Chair of the National Alliance for Children and Youth, and has chaired the boards of Family Service Toronto and the AIDS Committee of Toronto. He is currently a board member at Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada, the Pemsel Case Foundation, and the Agora Foundation, which publishes The Philanthropist. Earlier in his career, Gordon was interim CEO at the Canadian Centre for Philanthropy (now Imagine Canada), and co-founded Canada’s leading fundraising consultancy, Ketchum Canada (now KCI).

Barney Savage

Barney has over 25 years of diverse policy experience in government, the voluntary sector, and health care. He served as Senior Policy Advisor at United Way of Greater Toronto, and Director of Public Policy at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH). From 2012 to 2015, Barney led external engagement on a Government of Ontario system change initiative for child and youth mental health. He subsequently served as Executive Coordinator of the provincial Lead Agency Consortium. Barney has worked in consulting since 2019, and serves on the Council of the College of Early Childhood Educators.