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.


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.

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 serves the TCF as Board Co-Chair, Chair of the Nominations Committee, and Chair of the Finance Committee.


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 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.

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. Mary serves as co-char of the Events Committee.

Ronda Potts

Ronda has been a Temagami resident since 2016 when she and her husband Wayne, after fifteen years serving in remote Northern Fly-in communities as Educators, decided to come back “south” to take up residence in the town of Temagami and serve in thier home community of Bear Island.  Passionate about seeing students excel in Literacy, Ronda has returned to teaching.  Now in her fourth year at the Laura McKenzie Learning Centre, alongside the other TCF Arts Camp Volunteers, she hopes of extending her interest in Drama, Music and Dance to serve youth of the area at the Arts Camp each summer season.

Carol Reeder

Originally from Ohio, Carol completed her studies at OSU and Columbus State College. During a post-graduation trip to Temagami, Carol met Ken Reeder and within a year the two were married and Carol relocated to northern Ontario. Carol and Ken have successfully carried forward the Reeder family business, Boatline Bay Marine. Busy summers managing the business are complemented by quiet winters spent enjoying winter sports and visits with their two sons.

Joanne Van Manen

Joanne and her husband Dick vacationed in Temagami for over 30 years before becoming permanent year-round residents in 2011. That year they purchased and opened Our Daily Bread Groceries and More. The success of the store led Joanne and Dick to further invest in local business and in 2017 they purchased Docks Plus Temagami which they operate together. Joanne and Dick have two children and three grandchildren. Joanne’s commitment to community development is grounded in her studies of education (E.A.  E.C.E.) and health care (P.S.W.).

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 Virginia from Ottawa. Shauna lends her financial acumen as chair of the Grants committee.

Jane Pearce

Jane is a life-long cottager on Jumping Caribou Lake (3rd generation) and has a passion for Temagami and a keen-interest in the happenings of the Foundation. Now retired from working in advertising for Torstar Media Group, Jane has decided to devote more time to the Temagami community by becoming a member of the TCF’s Board of Directors in the summer of 2021.

Robin Potts

Robin was born and raised on Bear Island and is a member of Teme Auguma Anishnabe. Robin has her Bachelors of Arts and her Masters of Education. She is known as hard-working, intelligent, and is currently the interim-Executive Director for Temagami First Nation. Her love for the lake and the people of the area translates beautifully onto the Foundation’s Board of Directors.