Heather Hodgson Schleich is the Executive Director of The Gateway Community Centre whose clients are homeless or at risk of homelessness in Dufferin County. Prior to this she was a professor and coordinator of the Niagara College Law and Security Administration Program. She was a member of the original design team for the Ontario Police Foundation Program Curriculum. Heather had many unique experiences as one of the first female general patrol officers and later as a drug and safety education officer in Peel. She attained the rank of sergeant. A life-long learner, Heather attained her Masters in Distance Education.