Board of Directors

The Temagami Community Foundation is administered by a board of volunteer directors. Board members accept three year terms and serve in many ways from assisting with reviewing grant applications to providing investment and governance advice to providing important links into the respective communities to which they belong.


CO-CHAIRS

Dick Grant

Longtime lawyer and businessperson in Temagami/New Liskeard during the 70’s, 80’s, 90’s, Dick Grant has, since 2000, resided in Toronto working as the  VP of Legal for Miller McAsphalt Group in Markham. Now a seasonal resident of Temagami, Dick serves as Board Co-Chair & Chair of Nominating/Governance committee of the TCF.

Bill Kitts

Born and raised in Temagami, Bill has enjoyed a multifaceted career as a businessperson, entrepreneur, former owner Temagami Marine, former Temagami counsellor, and Temagami Lions Club member. Bill now divides his time between Temagami and Florida and serves the TCF as Board Co-Chair & Chair of Fundraising.

 

 


MEMBERS

Skip Connett

Skip is the founder and president of Canadian Adventure Camp. As a former director of both the Canadian and Ontario Camping Associations, Skip has been a leader in the summer camp community locally, provincially and nationally. Skip serves as Co-Chair of Events for the TCF.

Theresa King

A dedicated educator, Theresa teaches at the Laura McKenzie Learning Centre on Bear Island. While her work in the classroom is focused on providing the youngest students a strong educational foundation, for many years she has offered children of all ages guidance at the TCF summer Art Camp as a volunteer and, recently, co-director.

Gerry Kluwak

A dedicated lawyer, investor, and entrepreneur, Gerry’s multifaceted career has included co-founding a Toronto law firm in the 70’s, investing in real estate development in the US, and spending what time he can in between on Lake Temagami.

Sandra Laronde

Born and raised in Temagami, Sandra’s career in the world of arts and culture has taken her across Canada through her business, Red Sky Performance. Having recently completed a nine-year term as Director of Indigenous Arts at the Banff Centre, Sandra now lives in Toronto and is able to spend more time back home in Temagami.

Jessica Lewis

A career educator, Jessica has worked in the public and private sector as a school teacher and youth program director. Now the fourth generation of her family to direct Camp Wabun, Jessica is a seasonal resident of Temagami and calls a little college town in Missouri home during the winter months. Jessica serves as Chair of Communications for the TCF.

Lydia McKenzie

Born and raised on Bear Island, Lydia has focused her career on public health and education serving as the former Health Service Manager for the Temagami First Nation. Lydia lends her passion for and commitment to developing a robust and healthy community to the TCF as Chair of the Grants committee.

Ronda Potts

A recently-retired teacher, Ronda, and her husband Wayne, have returned to Wayne’s home community of Bear Island from Attawapiskat where they served in education/administration for many years. An active proponent of the arts in education, Ronda is an advocate of theatre, dance, music, and literature and the benefits the arts contribute to community health and vibrancy. Ronda serves as Co-Chair of Events for the TCF .

CG Stephens

Past TCF Board Chair, current Chair of the Finance Committee, and owner/operator Northwaters and Langskib, CG is a life-long experiential educator focussed on wilderness leadership. In the off season C.G. and his wife, Northwaters/Langskib co-owner/director  Jodi Browning, and their children Grace, McKenzie and Hudson make their home in the Adirondack Mountains of Northern NY.

Shelly Timms

A career lawyer, mediator, and arbitrator in a wide range of matters, Shelly shares her considerable knowledge and skill with students in her role as a college teacher and trainer, and through her activity in legal professional associations. Shelly is a long-time seasonal resident of Temagami.

Jack Tuomi

During his career as a mining engineer, Jack worked at Sherman Mine, then with Cleveland Cliffs directing and overseeing various mines and projects as VP of Projects. He Led Cliffs’ Ring of Fire initiative and in between projects spends any time he can manage on Temagami as a seasonal resident.

Shauna Waddell

Raised in Haileybury, Shauna has worked in retail and on contract projects for the Canadian Navy. Seasonal residents of Temagami, Shauna and her husband Steve (who grew up on the Lake) recently relocated to Ottawa from Esquimalt where Steve was base commander.