C-Links Staff and Steering Committee


Anne Torwesten

Anne is the Co-operative Education & Placement Officer at Fleming College, Frost Campus.  C-links is part of her portfolio, where she manages and facilitates relationships between Trent University and Fleming College students with host organizations within the City of Kawartha Lakes.


Steering Committee

Kyla Maude

 Kyla is currently working at Fleming College as Administrative Project Officer, providing administrative and project-based support for the Frost Campus, including external partnerships and community liaisons.  She first became involved with C-Links in 2010 when she interned on the project and helped to secure initial funding through the Ontario Trillium Foundation.  Kyla has a special interest in community development work and is excited for the opportunity to engage students, community members and organizations within the City of Kawartha Lakes through community-based education and research.  Kyla has a B.A from Queen’s University in Geography and International Development.  


Linda Skilton

As Principal of the Frost Campus, Fleming College and Dean of the School of Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences, Linda Skilton plays a lead role in planning, development, marketing, delivery, maintenance and the on-going review and evaluation of courses and programs, as well as campus infrastructure including land management and facilities construction and renewal. In addition, she has broad accountability for ensuring that campus services are aligned with the campus directions. Prior to assuming the leadership role at the Frost Campus, Dr. Skilton led Fleming’s School of Law and Justice at the College’s main campus in Peterborough from 1999 to 2005. Linda began her career at Fleming College as a Professor in the Customs Administration program and took on a number of roles including program coordinator, student advisor and college council faculty representative. Dr. Skilton is a graduate of Brock University where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature and Bachelor of Education. She completed her Master of Arts in Education in 1992 from Central Michigan University and completed her Ph.D. in higher education from OISE at University of Toronto in 2013.


Penny photo Penny Barton-Dyke

Penny became the Executive Director of the United Way for the City of Kawartha in April 2005. She has demonstrated skills in the following areas: Community building, Community Collaborations, Leadership and Board Governance, Fund Development, Media Relations, Public Relations, Volunteer Management, Stakeholder Management, Allocations and Financial Management.

As the Executive Director of the United Way, Penny is invited to sit on a variety of community tables and collaboratives that focus on building strong healthy communities. These tables and collaboratives include Children`s Planning Council, Age-Friendly, Family Wellness, Safe Communities, Access to Permanent Housing, Poverty Reduction Network, Integrated Sustainable Community Planning, C-links (project to link product for credit opportunities for university and college students) and Poverty Reduction Strategy steering Committee for CKL and Haliburton County.

Brenda Roxburgh (VCCS Employment Services) – Steering Committee Chair

Carol Timlin (VCCS Employment Services)
Lance Sherk (City of Kawartha Lakes)
Mieke Schipper (Gamiing Nature Centre)
Josh Feltham (Fleming College)
Peter Lafleur (Trent University)

Karen Maki (Fleming College) 

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