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Board of Directors

Chairperson

 

Joan Eaglesham - Kincardine, Ontario

Joan Eaglesham is a resident of Kincardine, who retired recently from a career that included over 25 years in senior administration for upper tier municipal governments in the Greater Toronto Area, as well as director positions with non-profit organizations in Muskoka and Victoria BC. She blends a strong interest in community sustainability with experience in funding, grants development, community partnerships and communications.

Past Chairperson

 

Kim West - Georgian Bluffs, Ontario

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. 

Board of Directors

Donna Elliott - Owen Sound, Ontario

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, Ontario

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.  

 

 

Glen Henry - Owen Sound, Ontario

Glen was born and raised in Ottawa. He began his professional career in municipal government in Ottawa and in 1982 he and Kathy moved to Owen Sound where he held various administrative positions with the City of Owen Sound. He retired from full time work as the Director of Corporate Services and Acting City Manager in 2011. He has served as President of the Association of Municipal Managers, Clerks and Treasurers of Ontario, President of the Blue Water Curling Club, is a past member of the Kiwanis Club of Owen Sound and has served on the Community Foundation Board since 2012. He enjoys giving back to his adopted community.

 

Justin King - Tara, Ontario

Justin is currently the Account Manager for TD Commercial Banking in Grey and Bruce counties.  He has also held positions as a Financial Advisor and Financial Services Representative in Hanover and Owen Sound.

Justin grew up in this community, is active in TD charitable events and is a Director of the Owen Sound Agricultural Society.  He has accepted a three year term as a Director of the Community Foundation Grey Bruce.

 

Terry King - Owen Sound, Ontario

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 Romoca Shrine Club and is actively involved in minor lacrosse.


 

Ronald Todd - Owen Sound, Ontario

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. 

 

Maureen Solecki - Owen Sound, Ontario

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. 

 

Nicole Amos-Uotila - Owen Sound, Ontario

Nicole graduated from Business Administration and Marketing at college.  Her love of marketing and sales has continued throughout her career. She believes in being truthful to clients and giving the best advice to see that they are successful in her role as Advertising Specialist with 92.3 The Dock.  Nicole is also involved with the community.  She has served on the Board of Directors and Chair of the Tour of Homes for Big Sisters of Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound, as well as the Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards. She was a mentor for high school and college entrepreneurs through the Business Enterprise Centre.  Nicole also owns and operates two successful businesses with her husband: Gunpowder Marketing, a Social Media and Marketing company, as well as Ribfest Promotions Inc., which produces the regionally popular Owen Sound Ribfest.

 

 

Dave Waddington - Hepworth, Ontario

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.

Martha Pedoniquotte – Neyaashiinigmiing, ON

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.

 

Community Fund Representatives

Grey Highlands Community Fund

Colleen Boer - Markdale, Ontario
Business Owner/Operator, Aero Industries

Kincardine Community Fund

Andrew White, Chair - Municipality of Kincardine

Meaford Community Fund

Carol Potter - Meaford, Ontario
Consultant

Owen Sound Community Fund

Jan Chamberlain - Owen Sound, Ontario
Business Owner

Saugeen Community Fund

John Miller, Port Elgin

 

 

 

 

 

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