[ Board members as at June 2016 AGM. Missing from the photo is Rob Collins ]
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Rob is Senior Counsel in the Toronto law office of Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP. Rob’s practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, institutional investment, private equity, professional practices, public corporation and commercial real estate. He has acted for a number of Canada’s largest public and private corporations and financial institutions on their merger and acquisition activities and private equity investments.
Rob has lectured on a wide variety of business and legal topics to law schools, continuing legal education programs, and professional and industry associations across Canada and internationally.
Rob was also Chair and Chief Executive Officer of Morgan Financial Corporation from 1991 – 1998, and Chair of its subsidiary, Westbury Canadian Life Insurance Company. He has also served on the Board of several charitable organizations including the Toronto International Film Festival Group Inc., and Chair of the Canadian Opera Company.
Rob has been a member of the Foundation Board since 2012.
Al enjoyed a 35 year career in the Canadian food service industry, beginning in customer service and retiring in 2015 as owner and CEO of The Ingredient Company. Established in Mississauga in 1992, The Ingredient Company worked closely with product partners to deliver high-quality, natural food ingredients to customers throughout North America. The company was sold to Caldic Canada in 2015.
Al also served as Chairman of the Ontario section of the Canadian Institute of Food Science & Technology from 1998 to 2000, and as President of the Canadian Spice Association in 2001.
In addition to his work with Bethell Hospice Foundation, Al also keeps busy with global volunteer work for Habitat for Humanity, and maintaining his recently-purchased horse farm in Caledon.
Barb has been a resident of Caledon since 1973. Originally from the historic village of Unionville, Barb followed sister, Bonnie, to Caledon, finding it the perfect place to raise her family – Marcy, Sam and Melanie. Family has always been Barb’s priority. With a steadfast belief in lifelong learning, Barb dedicated herself to business, education, human resources and volunteerism. After supply teaching for a few years in the community, Barb founded and managed Motivated Personnel. For over thirty years, the Gough family has continued their involvement with staffing, and currently own and operate Motivated Staffing in Bolton.
Volunteerism has long been a part of Barb’s life, sitting on various boards and committees committed to the betterment of life for those most vulnerable within our community. In addition to her work with Bethell Hospice Foundation, Barb has also been involved with the Caledon Chamber of Commerce, Family Transition Place, Caledon Centre for Recreation & Wellness, Hospice Dufferin, Caledon Community Services, and Peel Children’s Aid Society.
Barb relishes getting away to the family retreat, “Back of the Moon”, where lots of time is spent with the family, which now includes 7 grandchildren. Each is gradually growing to share the love of the natural beauty of Muskoka.
With David and friends, Barb takes time to golf, travel, read or just enjoy one another in this beautiful community we call home.
Syd has helped clients in the insurance, estate and financial planning industry for over thirty years, and is the Founder of Harmony Insurance & Financial Services. Syd believes that “honest intelligent effort is always rewarded” and that “service to humanity is the best work of life.”
Syd has been active in the community since the late 1960s, and has held significant leadership roles over the years with the Jaycees, Rotary International, Junior Achievement, Multiple Sclerosis Society, Lung Association, Cancer Society and Mayfield United Church. He has also donated over 200 pints of blood. He is also an avid golfer, plays mushball slo-pitch and dabbles in woodworking artistry.
Syd has been a member of the Foundation Board since 2011.
Danila has worked with Scotiabank for over 30 years, and has made Caledon her home since 1989. Soon after arriving in the community, Danila also became an active volunteer. Among her many involvements, she spent 13 years as a fundraising volunteer with Caledon Community Services, including serving on their Board of Directors.
Danila first became involved with Bethell Hospice through Scotiabank’s sponsorship of a fashion show fundraiser in 2008. Since then, she has been instrumental in bringing Scotiabank and Bethell Hospice together on many occasions, with Scotiabank providing matching funds for many Bethell Hospice fundraising events.
Danila is a strong believer in the importance of Bethell Hospice in the community. “After stepping inside Bethell Hospice for the first time, I couldn’t help but want to be further involved. I feel very fortunate to now serve on the Foundation Board.”
When she finds time, Danila also enjoys golf, theatre, travel, and retail therapy with her girlfriends.
Over 25 years in Information Technology roles has exposed Lori to a variety of business practices, processes, systems, and leadership styles. Her strength is delivering service-excellence focused solutions. She has led programs, projects and teams that deliver superior services and solutions. Her focus on analysis, service, creativity, communication and relationships sums up her working style. As the program manager for a start-up event, The Inside Ride, part of her role included staff, stakeholder & project management, databases, and year end. Her team grew the event 1,900% to over $2.2M in annual funds in 3 years. She has 25 years of experience as a non-profit / educational sector volunteer, coach, participant, fundraiser, and donor. Lori works for Net Cyclops Inc., a provider of IT security, networking, and digital forensics services, as a project manager.
Over 25 years in Information Technology roles has exposed Lori to a variety of business practices, processes, systems, and leadership styles. Her strength is delivering service-excellence focused solutions. She has led programs, projects and teams that deliver superior services and solutions. Her focus on analysis, service, creativity, communication and relationships sums up her working style.
As the program manager for a start-up event, The Inside Ride, part of her role included staff, stakeholder & project management, databases, and year end. Her team grew the event 1,900% to over $2.2M in annual funds in 3 years.
She has 25 years of experience as a non-profit / educational sector volunteer, coach, participant, fundraiser, and donor. Lori works for Net Cyclops Inc., a provider of IT security, networking, and digital forensics services, as a project manager.
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Tim brings 45 years of business experience to the Board, as the second generation leader of his family food marketing and distribution company, A.S. May Powell Corporation.
Tim has extensive Board experience, including his role as Past Chair of Trinity College School in Port Hope and the Trinity College School Foundation, as well as 20 years of leadership in financial management and fundraising for All Saints Anglican Church in Erin.
“Raising the funds to build Bethell Hospice was a huge achievement. To annually raise significant additional funds to sustain its operations will also require leveraging expertise to provide a multi-faceted, fully integrated program of funding acquisition. Happily, Bethell Hospice is its own best salesperson – visit once, and you want to get involved.”
Tim has been a member of the Foundation Board since 2011.
Named “Citizen of the Year” by the Brampton Guardian and “Business Person of the Year” by the Brampton Board of Trade, John Sanderson is a Government Relations Consultant who has devoted his entire life to the service of the Brampton and Peel Region communities.
John served two terms as Regional Councillor for Wards 3 and 4 at the City of Brampton and at the Region of Peel. During his term in office, John sat on many Regional committees including the Waste Management Committee (Chair), the Intergovernmental Relations Advisory Committee (Vice-Chair), and the Growth Management Committee.
John is currently the President-Elect of the Rotary Club of Brampton. He served as President of the Ontario Waste Management Association, the Brampton Board of Trade, and the Brampton Excelsiors Major Lacrosse Club.
John was the Founder and Owner of J.W.S Systems Inc., Vice President and General Manager of L.W. Sanderson Resource Recovery Ltd., and Vice President and General Manager of Sanderson Cartage Ltd.
John was awarded Volunteer of the Year for Eastern Canada by the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, and the Queen’s Golden and Diamond Jubilee Medal. He also received the Rotary International Paul Harris Fellowship Award, Rotary’s highest honour.
John has been a member of the Foundation Board since 2014.
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