Bio – Cynthia Black
Cynthia’s passion is to advocate and network on behalf of persons with disabilities and those embarking on new beginnings. She takes great pride in helping individuals work towards and achieve their potential for success and mental well-being.
Prior to retirement, Cynthia was employed as the Executive Director with BUILT Network Moncton from inception in May 2004 until its closure in July 2013. The program provided services to individuals with mental health issues. She has worked in the non-profit sector at middle and senior management levels for over thirty years and has been employed in the human and social services sectors, working with multicultural organizations, persons with disabilities and in the field of corrections and social services. Cynthia has been involved with the hard of hearing movement at the local, provincial, and national levels and served for five years as President of the Canadian Hard of Hearing Association, NB Chapter. She has volunteered with Alternative Measures, Circles of Support and Accountability and was Chair of the NB & PEI District Area Parole Office Citizens’ Advisory Committee, Correctional Service Canada, attended bi-annual Inuit and Black Brotherhood socials at Dorchester Penitentiary, served as a member of the Bell Canada National Health Advisory Committee for Clara’s Big Ride and member of The Greater Moncton Steering Committee on Homelessness.
In addition to being a board member of the Mood Disorders Society of Canada, Cynthia is Secretary/Treasurer of Fear Nothing Association of Ontario, and is working on incorporation and charitable status for the Association; she is a mental health advocate, member of the Millhaven Penitentiary Citizens’ Advisory Committee, Correctional Service Canada, Quinte Employment Network, Hastings Prince Edward Poverty Round Table and member of the Belleville Women’s Small Business Network.