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Board of Directors

John Robbins

Chair

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.

Alice Grottoli

Vice Chair

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.

Paul Cadieux

Chair of the Resource Committee

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.

Candy Milczynski

Chair of Governance Committee

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 Millington

Secretary

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.

Fiona Ryner

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.

Craig Williams

A resident of Wasaga Beach, Craig brings extensive experience in emergency services and municipal administration. While working for the County of Simcoe, Township of Springwater, City of Hamilton and Town or Wasaga Beach, Craig has served his community for over 20 years as a first responder (Paramedic and Firefighter). 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. His education includes diplomas in Public Administration, Advanced Care Paramedic and certification as a Fire Officer. He currently holds the title of Fire Chief for the Town of Wasaga Beach and acts as the Community Emergency Management Coordinator.

Peter Willmott

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

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.

Heather McIntyre

Heather is a resident of Collingwood and a proud Anishinaabe Kwe (woman) with roots to her family community on Georginia Island as a member of the Chippewa’s of Georgina Island First Nation. Heather has worked in community advocating and caring for over 30 years in the Mental Health and Addictions sector. In 2019, she opened her private practice as an Indigenous Life & Wellness Coach that has supported many local, professional and family clients seeking support in finding identity, support and healing through a wholistic model of care. She is passionate about working alongside many community organizations collaboraring on creating Cultural Safe Space and Education to create a bridge of understanding for all peoples. She currently holds the position of Regional Cultural Safety Coordinator with the Barrie Area Native Advisory Circle & Mamaway Wiidokdaadwin Primary Health Team which helps healthcare professionals and community organizations build capacity to create culturally safer spaces for Indigenous peoples across our region. She and Brad, have lived on the shores of Georgian Bay for over 40 years raising 3 beautiful children, 3 dogs and a whole lot of nieces and nephews! Together they experience everything there is to explore on this beautiful land around us  Heather’s passion is in “humanhood” and growing equity for everyone as she reclaims her traditional Indigenous Culture and ways of being.

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