The YMCA of Hamilton|Burlington|Brantford is a partnership of staff and volunteers. As a leading charity, the YMCA is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors comprised of 8 individuals from across our communities.
Officers of the Board for 2015/2016
Gary Beveridge | Chair
Gary recently retired as a Tax Partner from KPMG. He is a Fellow Chartered Accountant (FCPA) with the Ontario Institute of Chartered Accountants, a Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario, has an Honours Bachelor of Commerce and an MBA from McMaster University. His involvement in the community includes: Chair for Good Shepherd Centres Inc., Former Chair of the Mohawk College Foundation, Former Chair of the Board of Governors for Mohawk College, Advisor for the Focus Consulting Group for the Degroote School of Business and Member of the McMaster Business Advisory Council. Gary is serving his first year of a two year term as Chair and has served as Chair of the Audit, Enterprise Risk Management and Endowment Fund Committee and the Board Development Committee.
John Chisholm | First Vice Chair
John is a Partner & CEO with SB Partners. John helped to establish the Dr. Bob Kemp Hospice in Hamilton. He currently serves on the Joseph Brant Memorial Foundation - Gift Planning Advisory Council and is a former member of the Board of the Burlington Economic Development Corporation. John is currently serving as Chair of the Audit / Enterprise Risk Management / Endowment Fund Committee.
Rebecca Repa| Past Chair
Rebecca is the Vice President, Integrated Clinical Support Services and Community Surgery for Hamilton Health Sciences. Rebecca is a graduate of the Michael G. Degroote School of Business, McMaster University where she received her MBA. In addition, she earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from McMaster University. Rebecca is serving her first year of a two year term as Past Board Chair. Rebecca has served as chair of the CEO performance Appraisal Committee and the Board of Development Committee.
Directors of the Board for 2015/16
Sue Dunlop is Superintendent of the Student Achievement for the Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board. She works with 19 elementary and secondary schools and assists principals and vice principals to create the conditions for staff and student learning. She has served as President of the Canadian Association of Elizabeth Fry Societies and with many other community organizations. Sue is fluently bilingual in English and French and an active Triathlete. In her professional life, Sue is committed to creating an environment of caring, learning and improvement for everyone. She is a strong advocate of lifelong learning and enjoys engaging in thoughtful, reflective conversation to "stretch my thinking". Her current learning focuses are the use of social media to reflect,learn and lead, leadership development and continuous school improvement through collaborative teacher inquiry.
Shelagh Paul is the Vice President of Marketing and Communications for Travelers Canada. She has been in this role since 2008. Shelagh has a good perspective of the Canadian insurance industry with more than 19 years in the business. Prior to her role in communications, Shelagh held senior roles in Corporate Projects, Business Information and Operational Planning at The Dominion of Canada General Insurance Company. She has also participated in many industry committees focused on consumer education and consumer confidence. In her role at Travelers Canada, she leads all aspects of developing and managing the company’s internal and external communications and branding initiatives. She also oversees the company’s Community Relations program. Shelagh holds a B.Sc. in Environmental Science and a M.Sc. in Urban Planning, both from the University of Toronto. Shelagh is married and has two sons. They reside in Burlington, Ontario.
Karmel is the managing partner of the law firm of Green Germann Sakran (GGS) in Burlington, Ontario. He graduated from University of Windsor Law School and was called to the bar in 1995. Karmel returned to Burlington in 1995 where he has raised his family and established his legal career. Karmel has many notable contributions to the community including; past member of the Halton Learning Foundation, the Board of Joseph Brant Hospital and is a founding member of the Carpenter Hospice. He is a Rotarian and Paul Harris fellow recipient and was Chair of the Burlington United Way campaign in 2010-2011.
David is the President of Core Urban and MDL Investments. Core Urban redevelops buildings in the Hamilton core; maintaining their historic character and modernizing their infrastructure. David has also run the Tim Horton's in the area of Tim Horton’s Field since he was a player for 7 years, ending in 1988. He was also the first President of the Tiger-Cats after Bob Young became the caretaker. David graduated from Harvard University with a BA in economics, and an MBA from McMaster University.
Bill is the founder and President of Brantford's Crown Verity Inc., Canada's leading manufacturer of stainless steel BBQs and related products. Bill is a graduate of the University of Western Ontario. He is a supporter of many Brantford, Hamilton and Burlington charities, particularly those involving children and community hospitals. Bill and his wife Katie have two adult children and reside in Brantford. Bill serves on the Audit / Enterprise Risk Management / Endowment Fund Committee.