Our Board and Committees


Board of Directors 2017-2018

  • Deborah Currie – Chair
  • Brock Hart – Vice-Chair
  • David Brenneman – Past Chair
  • Xiaopu Fung
  • Murray Gamble
  • Dan Herman
  • Dana Liebermann-Finestone
  • John Milloy
  • Mike Murray
  • Lori Payne
  • Eric Strassburger

Our Committees


Audit Committee

  • Lori Payne – Chair
  • Deborah Currie
  • Mike Murray
  • Eric Strassburger

Investment Committee

  • Eric Strassburger – Chair
  • Deborah Currie
  • Jason Daly
  • Dennis Huber
  • Claude Macorin
  • Larry Murray
  • Mike O’Neill
  • Jennifer Ramsey-Armorer
  • Connie Renna
  • Richard Skehan
  • Robin Stanton


Leadership Identification Committee

  • Brock Hart – Chair
  • Deborah Currie – Past Chair
  • David Brenneman
  • John Milloy

Grants Committee

  • Mellissa McDonald – Chair
  • Randy Gondosch – Vice-Chair
  • Elizabeth Arcila
  • Scott Cruickshank
  • Susan Daley
  • Sylma Fletcher
  • Sospeter Gatobu
  • Gordon Hatt
  • Melissa Ireland
  • Fanis Juma-Radstake
  • Pari Karem
  • Elizabeth Jinsook Kim
  • Earle McCormick
  • Patrick McKeen
  • Mike Pereira
  • Leon Punambolam
  • Susan Quarry
  • Jeff Quint
  • Kristine Schumacher
  • Alison Scott
  • Isabella Stefanescu
  • Nate Tedesco
  • Tracy VanKalsbeek
  • Jen Vasic
  • Diane Wiles
  • Chris Wormald
  • David Yoon
  • Sarah Zamin
  • Joanne Zhou

Youth In Recreation Committee

  • Roly Webster – Chair
  • Dayna Giorgio – Vice-Chair
  • Kourtney Beckman
  • Allan Cayenne
  • Cheryl Ewing
  • Andrea Harding
  • Nick Heffner
  • Debbie Hind
  • Angela Larraguibel
  • Kara McGlynn
  • Ronak Patel
  • Shane Pegg
  • Dan Robert
  • Jennifer Sharer
  • Cindy Weber
  • Elva Zhou
  • Cara Ziegler

Barnraising Committee

  • Jennifer Astley-Kinsley
  • Nancy Bird
  • Alex Brown
  • Abbie Graftstein
  • Anne Lavender

Audit Committee

The Audit Committee is responsible for making recommendations to the KWCF Board of Directors on the scope of the external audit, to recommend the selection of external auditors and to ensure an effective communication process to the Board.

Investment Committee

The key to successful endowment funds is investment. The Investment Committee maximizes the Foundation's total rate of return, while protecting the capital investment. This committee works closely with the Foundation's Investment Managers and Consultants to assess returns, risks and long-term investment goals.

Leadership Identification Committee

The Leadership Identification Committee is responsible for monitoring, evaluating and recommending to the Board, mechanisms and candidates for Board membership to ensure that it operates in a manner that allows it to fulfill its legislative, leadership and corporate governance responsibilities.

Grants Committee

It's through grants to local charitable organizations that the Foundation helps donors make that lasting difference in our community. The Grants Committee is responsible for developing policies and criteria for all Community Fund grantmaking endeavours. This committee reviews each grant application and recommends to the Board who should receive those grants.

The Grants Committee keeps a close eye on the community to ensure that the Foundation is responsive to the ever-changing needs of our area.

Ontario Endowment for Children and Youth in Recreation Fund Committee

The Ontario Endowment for Children and Youth in Recreation Endowment Fund supports community recreational programs designed for children and young people in our community. The Committee grants funds to sport, recreation, fitness, youth leadership, camping/outdoor experience and education, and arts and cultural programs.