Our continued success depends on the personal commitment and active involvement of a group of 12 individuals who embrace the privilege to serve and the responsibility to lead as members of the Foundation Board. Board members are expected to be zealous advocates on our behalf, enthusiastic communicators of our mission and vision, and to play an integral role in our fund development, fundraising activities and community leadership initiatives. We welcome volunteers to be part of our board committees and become involved in the work of building our community .
Board of Directors
Commercial and Personal Lines Broker, Gamble Insurance
Chris grew up in Sarnia graduating from St. Pat's High School before moving to Windsor for university. He graduated with a B. Com. (Hons) and found employment in the Windsor area with National Bank and then the Canada Revenue Agency. He has completed the Canadian Securities Course and is a Canadian Accredited Insurance Broker.
He has been involved with a number of charitable programmes in Windsor, St. Thomas and Sarnia including Rotary.
He is actively involved in the shepherding of a blended family of teenagers and young adults in addition to his work with the Foundation.
Branch Manager Libro Financial
Nancy is involved with a family farm operation in rural Lambton in addition to being a branch manager at Libro. She brings extensive experience in management to the Board and is a member fo the Grants and Finance & Audit committees
Retired from DOW , Author and Community Volunteer
Bruce has 35 years of engineering, operating and project experience in the oil and gas industry and has chosen Sarnia as home after 10 relocations to domestic and international assignments. He has been a member of the Governance committee for the past three years where his technical and executive leadership skills have proven a real asset.
Lawyer at George, Murray, Shipley, Bell
After a stint on the Governance committee, Peter joined the SCF board in 2013. His wise counsel is much valued during discussion regarding agreements and policy.
Teacher and Labour Specialist
Nicole joined the board in January 2014 and after having spent a number of years heavily involved in a senior union role is enjoying being back in the classroom learning with her students.
Not for Profit Executive
Ann joined the SCF Board in January of 2014. As the former Sarnia City Manager and Executive Director of Rayjon she brings a wealth of understanding about community and the charitable world to her role at SCF.
J. P. "Paddy" Roach
Retired, Imperial Oil
John Patrick (Paddy) Roach was born in Barbados, attended the University of British Columbia, graduating with a B.A.Sc. degree in Chemical Engineering. He later obtained a Masters, also in Chemical Engineering, from the University of Waterloo.
During his 34 year career with Imperial Oil, he held several management positions at the company's locations in Sarnia, Calgary, Edmonton and Toronto and also carried out a loan assignment with Exxon-Mobil at its refinery in Port Dickson, Malaysia. Since retiring, Paddy has served as a volunteer at the United Way, the Breast Cancer Society of Canada, Dunlop United Church, Sarnia Gives and the Sarnia Community Foundation. He received the Queen's Jubilee Medal in recognition of this work.
Paddy chairs the Special Events Committee and is an active member of the Governance committee.
Controller Mainstreet Credit Union
Charles has been a Certified General Accountant (CGA) since 2006. He is a graduate of Lambton College and the University of Western Ontario.Charles has held numerous roles in the fields of accounting and finance. He has been the Revenue Development Officer for the County of Lambton, has held positions as a Financial Analyst - CleanHarbors, Cost Controller - SNC Lavalin and Finance Coordinator - County of Lambton and as a financial advisor at Sun Life.
Charles has a passion for board work and fund raising. He has been on numerous boards such as Lambton College, Canadian Mental Health Association- Lambton County Branch, Goodwill Industries and the Sarnia Lambton Chapter of Certified General Accountants.
Bill Hazlitt FCPA, FCA
Partner- Hazlitt, Steeves, Harris, Dunn LLP
Bill has been the Treasurer for SCF for many years and the Foundation has been blessed by his knowledge of the community and local charities, his financial acumen and his concern for fiscal responsibility within our organization.
He has been involved in many of Sarnia's charities as a board member, treasurer or auditor and has a broad range of charitable interests.
Jane is the Executive Director of the Sarnia Community Foundation and the Coordinator of Volunteer Services for the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services at the Sarnia Jail. She has been involved with a number of volunteer organizations at the local, regional, and national levels for more than 35 years in both a volunteer and a professional capacity . Currently she is Chancellor for the Order of St Lazarus, a national charity deeply committed to hospice and palliative care services , the promotion of ecumenism and the treatment and eradication of leprosy as well as being the treasurer for SIMCA , VCASL and the local chapter of the Canadian Association of Gift Planners and past President of the local chapter of CFUW. Other volunteer activities have included writing and editing a national magazine, a stint as a member of the Public issues team for the Canadian Federation of Junior Leagues, managing a thrift store, working with the community grants committee for the United Way of Winnipeg along with being part of many community activities, fund raisers and capital campaigns in the communities she has lived in. When not volunteering, she spent nearly 30 years learning with children as a special education consultant and classroom teacher.
Communications Coordinator Breast Cancer Society of Canada
Katarina brings marketing and communications skills to the SCF table and has taken on the challenge of chairing the Grants committee in 2016.
Scott is a lifelong Sarnia resident , volunteer with many not for profit community agencies and a retired principal with the Lambton Kent District School Board.
Doug hails from Petrolia and has been most active volunteer in that community both through Rotary and as a driving force behind the Petrolia Community Fund. He is both a retired engineer and retired financial planner.
Gerry has nearly 30 years experience in teaching, coordinating, counselling and programme development at the post secondary level and although retired still takes and active interest in these areas.
Silvana has considerable experience as an HR manager for one of Sarnia's larger employers. A native Sarnian, she is looking forward to enjoying retirement and giving back to the community.