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

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.

Francis Chua Glammis

Francis is currently practicing as an independent consultant after a series of progressive management roles at Bruce Power from 2001 to 2018. He has had the opportunity to lead in shaping and implementing corporate programs in the areas of environment, sustainability, community and Indigenous relations. He holds B.Eng. and B.Sc. degrees from Western University, London. He and his wife live in Glammis, Ontario. His interests include swimming, surfing, paddle boarding, kayaking, photography and volunteering at Bluewater Church in Kincardine.

Kerina Elliott Shallow Lake

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

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

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

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.

Alanna Leffley Owen Sound

Alanna Leffley is the former Senior Epidemiologist at the Grey Bruce Health Unit and is currently a member of the Board of Directors of Community Foundation Grey Bruce. Alanna has sat on the boards of the Association of Public Health Epidemiologists in Ontario and the Ontario Public Health Association. She has been an active committee member on the Foundation’s Vital Signs Advisory Committee since 2015.

Clarke McLeod Owen Sound

Clarke is recently retired from BDO Owen Sound. He was a Financial Advisory Services Partner servicing clients throughout the Southern and Midwestern Ontario Region. As both a Chartered Accountant and Chartered Business Valuator, Clarke has over 20 years of combined public practice experience in the financial advisory services, audit and accounting, and consulting fields. As an advisor to small and medium enterprises, Clarke has worked closely with entrepreneurs assisting in business acquisitions and divestitures establishing notional values and providing due diligence services. Clarke is a current member and a Past President of the Kiwanis Club of Owen Sound. He and his wife live in Owen Sound.

Gail Norris South Bruce Peninsula

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

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.

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.