Gerry Callender, Director is a retired elementary school administrator with over thirty-five years experience as a teacher, vice principal and Principal. Nineteen of those years were spent as a Vice Principal and Principal with the Dufferin Peel Roman Catholic School Board. Upon retiring he spent nine years as a Faculty Supervisor with the Australian Charles Stuart University Ontario in the Bachelor of Primary Education Department.
Gerry was a member of the Board of Director for Habitat for Humanity Mississauga (now Habitat for Humanity Halton-Mississauga) for a number of years. He was a Member of the Family Selection Committee and Chaired the Family Support Committee.
Gerry brings his years of experience of mentoring, organizing, and sharing to the Walnut Foundation. He empathizes with our members, as he remembers his father who was a Prostate Cancer survivor for many years. He passed away at a very young age of ninety-nine and a half years. Prostate cancer survivors can live very long fruitful lives with early detection, diet and a positive outlook on life.