Our Board

Emily Schurter



I am passionate about community and removing barriers to inclusion in our communities because everyone deserves to feel like they belong. I have experience working on grassroots initiatives, working in community development, and working with non-profits.  I have a Bachelors’ degree in Psychology and a Masters’ degree in Social Work.

Daryl Dore

Vice Chair


As the Director of Enterprise Systems at the University of Waterloo, Daryl leads teams that are responsible for supporting business critical technologies and digital transformation. Before joining in 2015, Daryl spent spent most of his career at BlackBerry leading global teams responsible for business systems, marketing technology and data governance. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Wilfrid Laurier University and a Masters of Management Sciences from the University of Waterloo. Outside of work he enjoys coaching hockey, running, gardening and backcountry camping.

Jamie Moffat



Hi! My name is Jamie Moffat and I am very pleased to become a part of the Bridges to Belonging family. I have studied Religion and Culture along with Philosophy prior to attaining my Masters in Business Administration, both at Wilfrid Laurier University, and following through by becoming a Certified Professional Accountant. I have been a part of the Kitchener-Waterloo community, where I live with my wife and two children, for almost 15 years. I currently manage the accounting function for a local general contractor, and have professional experience working in both Project Management and Recruitment as well. My prior involvement with Not for Profits comes in the form of consulting for small business owners in the community and also being a founding member of Net Impact at Laurier – the local graduate chapter of a global NFP based around promoting sustainable practices in business, both from a humanitarian and economical perspective. I look forward to working hard to further enrich this wonderful community! I am excited to interact with and learn more about the many wonderful individuals Bridges to Belonging works with, and look forward to putting faces to all of your names.

Keely Murdock



My name is Keely Murdock, a new member of the Bridges to Belonging board. I am truly passionate about community engagement and strongly believe that grassroots organizations can lead to community growth and change. A Social Work graduate, I have managed and coordinated a variety of programs at non-profit organizations. I am experienced in fundraising, grant writing, program management, and policy development. Recently, I moved from Windsor to Kitchener with my partner while he pursues a graduate degree at Wilfrid Laurier. While living in Windsor I became heavily involved and impassioned with community activism. I founded and ran a community kitchen for university students, where I became the board president of the organization. I spent significant time as the volunteer coordinator for the Windsor International Film Festival. I love to cook, garden and helped to develop and maintain a community garden.

Brenda Pearce


Board Member


With more than 30 years of dedicated executive administration experience in the not-for-profit, high tech and corporate workforce, Brenda leverages time and resources so that executive teams can spend their time achieving successful outcomes. She brings to the Board, a solid foundation of executive office administration/management, communications coordination, and, social media and event planning, as well as previous Board experience with Planned Lifetime Networks. Outside of work, she enjoys hiking, photography and creative arts.

The vision of Bridges to Belonging is a simple one really – to see Waterloo Region as a community where everyone belongs – where we value and celebrate the uniqueness of each and every person, no matter their ability or disability; where we honour choice and help each other live an inclusive life in community.  Having worked and volunteered in both the corporate and not-for-profit sectors in Waterloo Region, I believe that that vision is one that is worth working towards.

As a member of the Bridges to Belonging Board of Directors, I’m thrilled to see the accomplishments of the many people that Bridges to Belonging serves and to know that what we do makes a difference in our community.  I look forward to working with the Board, our staff team, and the community at large to make this vision a reality.


Ralph Heinrichs


Board Member




As a member of the Bridges to Belonging Board of Directors, Ralph brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the organization.  He is a low-key gentleman who prefers to keep his charitable involvement the same.  We are pleased to have him on our Board.