Dave was born and raised in Montreal but left there to go to Western 40 years ago and never looked back.
David has BA from Western and 20 years of post-University certifications. These certifications include certification in;
Health and Safety
HighPerformance work team development
These certifications were part of my career leading manufacturing facilities in London, Chatham, Guelph and Sarnia.
Having moved to Sarnia 17 years ago to help build UBE factory by the airport, Dave found it was time to change careers. In doing so a whole new work of post-secondary was required.
Plus all other numerous continuing education courses yearly.
Dave is also certified as an Age friendly business with my CPCA certification.
These courses supported my Financial Planning business at Investors Group.
Dave is a busy guy who is an empty nester. He has 2 mature and independent daughters living out west in the Rockies. He is a single guy now and completes his calendar by volunteering. Rotary, Bluewater Health, Hospice, Pathways are part of my volunteer portfolio. He is also President of the Board of Directors at Lakeview Cemetery here in Sarnia. Additionally, he is on the Board for Goodwill and the Seniors Cruise.
The list of professional accomplishments is lengthy…..please see his LinkedIn profile if interested. Dave would prefer to be known as the popcorn guy…ask him why!
Cathy Howes brings over twenty years’ experience in various aspects of business, including six years teaching at Lambton College and ten years building and running her own company. She is a strong believer in community involvement, and has done so throughout her life, beginning withJunior Optimists, participating in safer driving initiatives, installing breakfast programs, advocating for mental health awareness, and organizing volunteers/fundraising for local charities. Other than four years spent at theUniversity of Windsor, obtaining her Honours Bachelor of Commerce in Finance and Accounting, she was born and raised in Sarnia Lambton, and continues to reside here with her husband, Brad and two grown daughters Ashley and Maddy.
Sharon is aCertified Human Resources Professional with 35 + years of experience. Over her career she has held leadership roles in the public and private sector, including non for profit and charitable organizations. She is experienced in most areas of Human Resources including compensation and benefits, recruitment, policy and procedure development and implementation, employee relations, workforce analytics and reporting, technology solutions as well as compliance, investigation and risk management.Prior to retiring in January 2019, Sharon held a senior management position with the YMCAs across Southwestern Ontario and played an integral role in the unification of the Association with the YMCA of Western Ontario.
Sharon moved to Sarnia in 1994 with her husband Wayne (also now retired) where they raised two children. She is enjoying spending time with her four grandchildren, two dogs, reading, golfing and staying active.
Steve McNamara is a Director.
§ SarahMilner is the executive director of the Central Lambton Family Health Teamlocated in Petrolia. She is a registered nurse who has held her Canadiancertification in psychiatric and mental health nursing for over twenty years.
§ Afterworking almost two decades in community mental health, she made the transitionto primary care in 2011.
§ Growingup in Inwood, Sarah has an appreciation of rural life in Lambton County. Todayshe resides in Petrolia with her fourteen-year-old daughter who just started highschool. In her free time, Sarah enjoys participating in community events,snowboarding and spending time with family.
§ Sarahis passionate about partnerships and collaboration. She strives to make apositive contribution to the community and is appreciative of the opportunityto join the Lambton Elderly Outreach Board of Directors.
Megan O'Neil is a Director.
Anita Trusler is a Director.
Lyn Sweet is the Corporate Secretary on our Board of Directors.
Currently Vice President ofGovernance and Employee Relations and Corporate Secretary at Mainstreet CreditUnion, April Williams is a seasoned Human Resources professional with over 20years’ experience in the field. She has worked in the private as well as the not-for-profit sectors, in both union and non-union environments. April holds her Certified Human Resources Leader (CHRL) Designation, and served on the Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA) Sarnia and DistrictBoard of Directors for the past 15 years.
April has spent the last 10years as an executive in the financial services industry, specializing in HumanResources and Board Governance. Voting took place and it was noted that there were no concerns with April sitting on the Board. Bill informed everyone that because April already sits on the HR Committee, she was well vetted.