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The Board

Community Foundation Grey Bruce is governed by a working board of directors made up of communty members interested in shaping the future of Grey and Bruce Counties.

 

 

Maureen Solecki Owen Sound

Chair
Maureen is a graduate of the Master’s program in Health Administration at the University of Toronto and graduated from the University of Western Ontario with an Honours B.A. She is a Life Member of the Canadian College of Health Leaders and a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives. Maureen also served on the Ontario Hospital Association Board from 2011-2014. Beyond Grey Bruce Health Services, Maureen has been an active member of her community for many years. serving as former Kiwanis Club Member, as well as Chair of the Board of Governors of Georgian College and Hope Grey Bruce. Maureen lives in Owen Sound with her husband and a very large golden retriever.

Kim West Georgian Bluffs

Past Chair
Kim is an active member of the Berford Lake Tennis Club. She was the founding champion and volunteer for Junior Achievement in the Grey Bruce area and supports the initiate with her recently established Kimberley J. West Foundation Fund held at Community Foundation Grey Bruce. Kim enjoys spending all her spare time with her family and friends.

Kim originally joined the Foundation in December 1998 and served as Board Chair in 2015-2016. She previously worked at TD Wealth Private Investment Advice office providing her high valued clients with exceptional customer service, providing customized, personalized wealth, retirement and estate plans to build and achieve their financial dreams and goals. Kim holds her Certified Financial Planner and Certified International Wealth Manager designations. She has held various positions with TD Bank Group for over 35 years.

Brian Davenport

Director

Donna Elliott Owen Sound

Director
Donna is a retired civil servant where she managed Ontario's Aboriginal Economic Development portfolio for the Province of Ontario and served as Economic Development Officer for the Town of South Bruce Peninsula. Donna is a graduate of McMaster University and holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Labour Studies, a Certificate in Dispute Resolution from the University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies, a Certificate in Economic Development from the University of Waterloo and successfully completed the Executive Certificate Program: Reconciliation and the Promotion More Inclusive Societies offered by McGill University.

Kerina Elliott Shallow Lake

Director
Ms. Elliott joined Community Foundation Grey Bruce after retiring from a senior executive capacity in Kitchener Waterloo and relocating to Owen Sound. Some of her areas of expertise include: Communications, Human Resources, Store Operations and Crisis Management. Further, she taught Strategic Planning, Policy and Interpersonal Communications at several post-secondary institutions.

Cheryl Ann Hynds Shallow Lake

Director
Cheryl Ann is an active Board Member of the Shallow Lake Skating Club. She was also a member of the Organizing Committee of the successful Ice Dreams Skating Competition held in Owen Sound in January 2017. She has been involved with the CFOS/Sun times Christmas Broadcast since 2013.

Cheryl Ann is a graduate of the University of Windsor, and a Fellow of the Institute of Canadian Bankers. She is the Community Manager for the North Shore for RBC Royal Bank of Canada, she has been in the local market since 2013, and has 26 years with RBC, in various roles. Cheryl Ann lives in Shallow Lake with her husband and two daughters.

Terry King Owen Sound

Director
Terry has been an Owen Sounder since birth. After graduating from the University of Waterloo in 1976, he received his CA designation in 1978 and his CFP in 1999. He has been a partner with King and Associates LLP Chartered Accountants since its inception in 1981. He can assist entrepreneurial clients in areas of owner/manager remuneration, succession planning, sales and acquisitions, employee compensation arrangements and general business counselling. Terry is married with two children and is a member of the Ramoca Shrine Club and is actively involved in minor lacrosse.

Kerry Lee Annan

Director
A lawyer specializing in family law and mediation, Kerry practiced in Owen Sound and Meaford from 1989 to 2017. She's been an active volunteer and has served on many boards in the non-profit sector in our region such as Keystone Child and Youth Services, Harmony Centre and REACH Centre Grey/Bruce. She was also a founding board member and Chair of Safe ‘N Sound Homelessness Initiative 2007 to 2010. Kerry brings a diversity of skill sets to the board apart from legal and mediation training and experience – she has overseen incorporation of non-profits including drafting bylaws and policy development. In 2000, Kerry was the recipient of the YMCA Peace Medallion for promotion of peaceful and respectful conflict resolution.

Gail Norris South Bruce Peninsula

Director
Gail has been a long-time friend of Community Foundation Grey Bruce as a philanthropist, a fundholder, an ambassador and an advocate for community philanthropy. She's been active in the leadership of the Kiwanis Club of Owen Sound since 1994 and for the past three years as the Trustee of the Kiwanis Eastern Canada and the Caribbean District. She is experienced as a Board Member in the non-profit sector including the Alzheimer’s Society Grey Bruce, the Owen Sound Hospital Foundation, Grey Bruce Health Services Board, Bruce Peninsula Hospice Board, and as a past member of the Grey Bruce Hospice Board. In her professional life, Gail was Executive Assistant and Media Coordinator for the City of Owen Sound, Executive Assistant to the Dean of Georgian College, and for a year was Parliamentary Assistant to the MP for Bruce/Grey/Owen Sound on Parliament Hill in Ottawa.

Martha Pedoniquotte Neyaashiinigmiing

Director
Martha is a member of the Chippewas of Nawash First Nation and is a graduate of Business from Georgian College. She has served on numerous Boards including the Healing Fund of the United Church of Canada; Huronia Area Aboriginal Management Board; and the National Aboriginal Ministries Council. Martha has been a volunteer with Victims Service and is currently a member of the Council of the Chippewas of Nawash First Nation and a Board member of the Sandy Saulteaux Spiritual Centre based in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Ronald Todd Owen Sound

Director
As an Investors Group Consultant, Ron believes that there is no better return than the one we receive from investing in our community. He has actively been involved in the following non-profit organizations: Community Foundation Grey Bruce, Owen Sound & District Chamber of Commerce, Ramoca Shrine Club, Community Correctional Alternatives Committee, Rotary Club, Crescent Athletic Club and Owen Sound Minor Hockey. Ron has over 20 years of experience in the financial advisory role both as a public accountant and financial consultant. Ron is a Certified General Accountant, Certified Financial Planner as well as having his Financial Management Advisor designation through the Canadian Securities Institute.

Dave Waddington Hepworth

Vice Chair
Dave recently retired following a lengthy educational career in our community. Most recently Dave was the Principal of Peninsula Shores District School in Wiarton, but has taught and administered in the elementary and secondary school system his entire career.

Dave is currently a Board member of Bruce Peninsula Community Living Association. He has accepted a three year term as a Director of the Community Foundation Grey Bruce.