Board Chair and Chair of the Resource Committee
Formerly a senior executive in the corporate business world, John now operates a financial planning business, and lives in Wasaga Beach. Determining strategies to relieve the financial pressures for individuals that face barriers in life (caregivers, aging seniors and special needs individuals) is a key focus of his business. Other local volunteer positions include Chair of the SGBCHC Resource Committee, Board Member, Breaking Down Barriers (Chair of Strategic Planning Committee) and Vice Chair of Wasaga Beach Town Accessibility Committee.
Vice Chair, Secretary
Alice spent over 35 years in the non-profit and charitable sector, working with local organizations including the YMCA, United Way and Community Connection/211 Ontario. She held a variety of responsibilities and roles with these organizations including Executive Director, community and media relations, marketing and promotions, fundraising and information and referral specialist. These roles allowed her the opportunity to participate in a variety of County wide and local initiatives and to engage with community members on various social and health related issues. Alice is a founding member of the Centre’s steering committee and the first President of the Board of Directors of the South Georgian Bay Community Health Centre, helping to oversee the hiring of the organization’s first employees and the opening of the current location of the Centre.
Born and raised in southern Ontario, Ted has a degree in Business-Marketing, extensive general management experience in large and small corporations, and many years of volunteer experience in a variety of organizations. His career included management positions in sales, retailing, corporate training, and general management as a company turnaround specialist in both Canada and the USA. Ted and his wife, Ani retired to Wasaga Beach in 2005. Since moving here, Ted has served on several boards, including Breaking Down Barriers, SGBCHC, Simcoe-Muskoka Family Connections and Wasaga Distribution. He has a keen interest in strategic planning and corporate governance.
Paul has spent over 25 years in various leadership roles in the not-for-profit sector specializing in governance, strategic planning, long-term capital planning and major capital projects. Paul has studied at Ryerson University, Michigan State University and Georgia State University. Paul and his family moved to Collingwood in 2010 where he became an active volunteer as the Vice Chair of Collingwood’s Parks, Recreation, Arts and Culture Committee. Recently, Paul has worked with Collingwood’s Community Connection to help lead them through a review of their organization’s governance.
Chair of the Governance Committee
Trent is a semi-retired professional public policy advisor and advocate. Over a 40 year career, he held senior executive positions within the central agencies of the federal government, the international banking industry, and the public affairs/ government relations consulting industry.
Trent has considerable personal experience in governance, having served as founding Chair of the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, Director of the MDS Life Sciences Technology Fund, Director of the Hospice Association of Ontario, Chair of the RCMP Pay Council, Vice-Chair of the Ontario Development Corporation, and Chair of the Ottawa-Carleton Children’s Aid Society, among others. He currently Chairs the Board of Geosands, the publicly-owned holding company for electricity distribution in Wasaga Beach. Trent holds an M.A. degree in Economics and completed Ph.D. comprehensive requirements in economic theory, monetary economics and labour economics at the University of Toronto. He is fluent in French. He is a world gold medal winner competitor and manager in the sport of dragon boating.
Kim currently works as a Resident Relations Coordinator in long-term care. As an RSSW, she advocates and supports residents and families. She sits on a variety of committees including; the Wasaga Beach Accessibility Advisory Committee, the NSMHPCN Conference Planning Committee, and the LHIN Ethics Committee. Kim and her husband, John, have lived in Wasaga Beach for 20 years and are currently raising 4 teenagers. She is excited about sitting on the SGBCHC Board and serving the local communities.
Candy has an MBA from U of T. Her career was spent in finance, inventory management and replenishment in national retail department and food organizations where she led several cross functional teams through systems transitions and corporate re-organizations working with multiple levels of management. Since moving to Wasaga Beach she has volunteered at the Y and is a member of their Membership Advisory Committee. Candy is also a member of the Age Friendly Community Advisory Committee, is part of the patient/caregiver advisory committee to the Simcoe Muskoka OHT and leads some Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Pain classes through the SGBCHC. She is interested in working with healthcare providers and organizations to collaborate in providing the best service and care possible for the community.
Tammy is a lifetime resident of Wasaga Beach. She and her husband have three children and a golden retriever named Dex. They keep busy with various extra-curricular activities and really enjoy being outdoors. Tammy has a degree in Child and Youth Care, She is a Program Coordinator for the Simcoe County District School Board at the North Simcoe Adult Learning Centre and also does some work with community programs that are working to eliminate poverty. She is looking forward to this opportunity and learning as a member of the Board for the South Georgian Bay Community Health Centre.
Tony spent over 40 years working at the Bank of Nova Scotia and held many senior positions within the bank in Toronto and Barrie. Tony was born in Italy and his family immigrated to Canada when he was five years old. He was raised and educated in Toronto, Ontario. He and his wife, Anne, have two sons and three grandchildren. Tony and his family owned a seasonal residence in Wasaga Beach and permanently relocated to the area in 2000. Tony now operates a consulting company and spends time with his family on the waters of Georgian Bay.
Fiona had a long career in various aspects of health care, including front line service, senior management, project management, program and facility planning, manager training, association management and government relations. She also found time to sit on, and chair various health related Boards. Since retiring to Wasaga Beach in 2003, Fiona has been an active volunteer for Ontario Parks and for the Town. She also sits on two Town Council Advisory Committees and their subcommittees and on the Board of the Friends of Nancy Island. Being an outdoor person and lover of nature, Fiona truly appreciates all that this town has to offer.
Being a Wasaga Beach resident for seven years, Craig brings extensive experience in emergency services and municipal administration. Working for the County of Simcoe, Township of Springwater, City of Hamilton and Town or Wasaga Beach, Craig has 12 years experience as a Paramedic and 16 years experience in the Fire Service. He has worked the front lines, as well as senior management positions, and has an appreciation for the various challenges faced by individuals who lack access to primary health care services in the community. His education includes diplomas in Public Administration, Advanced Care Paramedic and certification as a Fire Officer. He currently holds the title of Deputy Fire Chief for the Town of Wasaga Beach and acts as the Alternate Community Emergency Management Coordinator.
Peter and his wife Elaine moved to Wasaga Beach in 2006 after his lengthy career in public health, the last 20 years as Director of Health Protection Services with the Regional Municipality of Halton Health Department. Since moving to The Beach Peter has been active in the community serving on a number of committees and boards including the Healthy Community Network which is an advisory committee to Town Council on matters relating to healthy and active living and protection of the environment and the Simcoe Muskoka District Board of Health. He is a graduate of the Wilfrid Laurier University School of Business and Economics, holds a master’s degree in environmental studies from York University with a specialty in community health systems management and a PhD in strategic decision making and organizational performance from the University of Lincoln in the U.K.
Larry Young and his wife Jennifer have deep professional and volunteer roots in the South Georgian Bay community. Over 36 years in the municipal engineering field, Larry collaborated with many Ontario municipalities on a wide range of municipal infrastructure projects. Most notably, he worked closely with the Public Works, Planning and Building Departments of the Town of Wasaga Beach with design and contract administration of capital projects, long term planning of municipal infrastructure and review of residential and commercial development proposals. Currently, Larry assists his son, a local custom home builder, with cost estimating, permits and approval processes, as well as coordination of trades and materials delivery. Larry is an active skier and curler. He and Jennifer cherish spending quality time with their six grandchildren.