Board Members Bios

Photo of Murray LongMurray Long (Chair)

In 2009, Murray Long and Peggy Land moved to Perth from Ottawa, attracted by the community and the opportunity to live in a new, energy efficient house built by students at Algonquin College.  Since relocating, Murray has served as an active volunteer and Board member with both The Table Community Food Centre and the Lanark County Community Justice Program, as well as being a former member of the Town of Perth Committee of Adjustment.

Murray most recently was a self-employed privacy consultant and former editor/publisher of PrivacyScan (link: a respected and widely-read informational resource on Canadian privacy issues.  He has written and spoken extensively about the legal obligations of new privacy legislation, authored two books on privacy law, and has testified as an expert witness before a House of Commons committee studying the reform of Canada's federal private sector privacy legislation.

Murray's current passions are fine woodworking and riding motorcycles.

Scott Ferguson photoScott Ferguson (Vice Chair)

Scott brings executive management experience from both the public and private sectors to the organization. He currently runs his own consulting practice dedicated to business and management support to innovative start-up companies. Previously he was a senior manager overseeing operations and business development in the public sector. His earlier career included scientific research, product line management, policy development, venture capital and marketing and sales management functions. Scott holds graduate degrees in both Business and Science and is a member of the Licensing Executives Society.


Jennifer Greaves (Treasurer)

Jennifer is a highly experienced Finance Coordinator with a plethora of Non-profit experience including; 7+ years as the Finance Coordinator at Lanark County Interval House; 13+ years as the Finance Coordinator at Disabled Persons Community Resources; the treasurer for the Perth Stingrays Swim Club; and as a bookkeeper at Woodward and Stevens for 5+ years. Jennifer's commitment to our community and her keen attention to details and processes are a tremendous asset to Lanark County Community Justice. Jennifer is a longtime Perth resident and is quite happy raising her wonderful children in this beautiful community along with her husband Kurt.



Photo of Margo BellMargo Bell (Secretary)

Margo joined the Board of LCCJP in November 2015.  Margo is recently retired from Family and Children’s Services of Lanark, Leeds and Grenville where she was involved with Community Outreach for a number of years and most recently was on contract to work on the CPIN (Child Protection Information Network) Program.

Margo is a member of the executive committee for The CARR (Community Alliance for Refugee Resettlement) and is coordinator of their fundraising as well as is involved in many aspects of their undertaking.


Brian PetersPhoto of Brian Peters

Brian is a retired Elementary School Principal.  As a trainer with the International Institute for Restorative Practices, Brian was instrumental in bringing restorative practices to the Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario. Brian has been affiliated with the Lanark County Community Justice Program for over 5 years and is a speaker on the value and practice of restorative practices in creating safe and caring communities. LCCJP has recently nominated Brian for the National Ron Wiebe Restorative Justice Award ad we wish him luck in this process - a very deserving candidate.



Linda Rush

Linda has a wealth of knowledge and experience in the not-for-profit sector having served as the Executive Director of Northern Frontenac Community Services from 1998 to 2005 and as the Coordinator of the Frontenac Transportation Service from 2010 to 2013. She also volunteered as a facilitator with LCCJP for many years. Prior to this, Linda worked as a counsellor for Vocational Rehabilitation Services with the government of Ontario.    



Cheryl O'Connor

Shannon Forsyth

Shannon is a long time resident of Lanark County who has  a passion for our community's success and in which her and her husband have raised 7 children.   She actively volunteers with a number of local agencies and advocates consistently for a healthy county.  

Shannon graduated with honors from the Social Service Worker Program at Algonquin College  and is currently in her 4th year of university at Carleton completing a BA Honours in Sociology with a focus on families, towns and criminal behavior.

She previously completed a student placement with LCCJ and remained on as a volunteer and is really excited to contribute as a board member.