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 Finance 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.

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 works in the public and private sector as a school teacher and youth program director. Now the third 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.

Mary McTavish

A long time seasonal cottage resident Mary, and her husband Dave, recently took up year-round residency and is now living in the town of Temagami. Mary lends wisdom and talent drawn from her many years of experience as an entrepreneur and community volunteer. She brings a wealth of practical experience and a heartfelt belief in the power of people coming together in the spirit of community.

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.

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. Jack is Chair of the Nominations for the TCF.

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.