Directors & Staff

Board of Directors

Chair: Nick Lovell Lawyer, Middlebro’ & Stevens LLP

Vice Chair: Pier Donnini Owner, The Queens Bar and Grill—Port Elgin

Vice Chair: Anne-Marie Hay Parliamentary Research Assistant

Treasurer: Kristy Hansford Accountant, Doula



Joan Beecroft Teacher, Retired; Pride Grey Bruce

Jeff Cronin Labour Representative, Society of Energy Professionals

Alison Fernandes Bruce Power Liaison, OCNI Bruce County

Jo-Anne Hearns-Petican, Grey Bruce Injured Workers Group

Dave Myette Councillor, Saugeen Shores

Mike Rencheck President and CEO, Bruce Power

Agency Representatives

Bev Gateman Coordinator, Grey Bruce Eat & Learn Program


Francesca Dobbyn Executive Director

Heather Anderson Communications & Fundraising Coordinator

Karen Baxter Utility Assistance Coordinator

Jill Umbach Poverty Task Force Coordinator

Allyson Hibma Office Manager

May Ip & Olga Gura Rural Pathways to Employment Project

Former staff

Back at School: Sarah Raynsford 2019 Backpack Coordinator

Retired: Holly Devlin Utility Assistance Program Co-ordinator


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