Board

Since 1971, the Thunder Bay Community Foundation has been privileged to be supported by talented and passionate individuals from our community. Our Board of Trustees is composed of some of Thunder Bay’s finest community oriented individuals ranging from those in the legal industry to retired educators to those in the local business industry. We are very proud of this group and use their expertise, experience and connections with the community in advancing our mission of providing opportunities for the citizens of Thunder Bay to invest in the enrichment of our community. 

 

 


Jackie Dojack

Jackie Dojack, President

 Retired Educator 

Jackie is the President of Dojack Associates Ltd., providing consulting services to education and business in program review, dispute resolution, project management and strategic planning. Prior to her consulting business, Jackie was the Regional Director of Northwestern Ontario for the Ontario Ministry of Education, she retired in 1998.  

Her community involvment consists of being on the Board of Directors at Thunder Bay Community Foundation, Luthern Community Care Centre, and Group Services Inc. She is also a member of Thunder Bay Police Services Board, United Way of Thunder Bay, and Port Arthur Rotary Club. 

  

 


Jordan Lester

Jordan Lester, Vice-President

Lawyer, Cheadles LLP

Jordan is a lawyer at Cheadles LLP in Thunder Bay practicing civil litigation. Before his career in law, Jordan spent several years as a reporter for the CBC based in Winnipeg, Sudbury and Thunder Bay. In addition to acting as a trustee for the Thunder Bay Community Foundation, Jordan is also on the Board of Directors Thunder Bay Law Association and Thunder Bay International Baseball Association.

Jordan spends his spare time snowboarding, playing hockey, fishing and spending as much time as possible at his family camp. Jordan and his wife Genevieve have a bossy cat named Stray. 

 

   


Jody Krupa

Reily Madigan, Secretary Treasurer

Controller, Badanai Motors

Originally born and raised in Thunder Bay, Reily worked and lived in the United States to complete her post-secondary eduecation, and gain experience that led to her current position as Controller with Badanai Motors back at home in Thunder Bay. Reily obtained her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics and Finance, with an Accounting Minor and American Humanics Certificate, from Graceland University. She then went on to obtain her Master of Accountancy from the University of Minnesota. Reily brings her education, experience, and passion for the community, to the Thunder Bay Community Foundation. 

  

 

 

 


George Badanai

George Badanai, Trustee

CEO, Badanai Motors

George is the Owner and CEO of Badanai Motors. He is a graduate of the Business Administration program through Lakehead University. After graudation, he gained experience working for General Motors of Canada  in their Calgary, and Vancouver, field marketing offices.

Interestingly, from 1980-1992 George was the Olympic Judge for Freestyle Skiing, and is a Former FIW World Cup Champion.

He is involved in Thunder Bay's community through serving as a Trustee for Thunder Bay Community Foundation, as well as acting as  a Committee Member for Children's Wish Golf Tournament. Previosuly, George has acted as a Team Member for General Motors National Communications Dealer and was a President on the Ontario Dealers Association. 

  


Lesley Bell, Trustee

Lesley Bell, Trustee

Retired Library CEO

Lesley is a retired library administrator, having returned to Thunder Bay where she grew up, after many years in Southern Ontario. She is an active community volunteer and currently is Chair of the Northwestern Grant Review Team for the Ontario Trillium Foundation and a member of TVO's Regional Councillors Advisory Board. Her most recent position was as CEO of the Belleville Public Library and John M. Parrott Art Gallery. Prior to Belleville, she was senior manager responsible for collections, services and cultural programming at the Toronto Reference Library.

 

 

 

 


 

Paul Jasiura

Paul Jasiura, Trustee

Lawyer and Partner, Weilers Law

Paul is an experienced lawyer with nearly 30 years of practice in the field of commercial litigation, real estate, and corporate solicitor's. Recently, he has acted in several complex commercial, real estate and land-development transactions for Northern Ontario clients. In addition, Paul runs a thriving practice that focuses on family law as well as wills and estates. 

Paul is dedicated to the communtiy of Thunder Bay, acting as a Trustee for the Thunder Bay Community Foundation. Previously, he has acted on the Board of Directors for several organizations including the Parish Councel at St. Agnes Parish, Catholic Family Development Centre, Ogden East End Community Health Centre, Wesway Inc., and the Community Support Services Council.

  

 


Colin Bruce

Colin Bruce, Trustee

Retired Newspaper Editor, Chronicle Journal

Colin has recently retired from The Chronicle Journal, where he acted as the Publisher and General Manager. His responsibilities included every aspect of newspaper management, strategic planning, new business product development, editorial direction and marketplace revelance. 

Colin's community involvement consists of being a Trustee with Thunder Bay Community Foundation, Publisher member of the Ontario Press Council, Member of the Legal Affairs sub-committee of the Canadian Daily Newspaper Association, a Member of the Community Auditorium Marketing Committee and chair of the Lakehead University Governance Committee. Previously, he was the past President for the United Way of Thunder Bay.

 

 


Mike Larizza, TBCF Trustee

Michael Larizza, Trustee

Entrepreneur

Michael was born and raised in Thunder Bay and graduated from Lakehead University. An entrepreneur, he owns investment properties and operates businesses in Thunder Bay – some with his family and some with friends with whom he grew up with. His family also owns two independent grocery stores, Renco Foods, and Renco Family Foods. Michael loves Thunder Bay and believes it’s a great city to invest in and grow a family. He is married to his High School sweetheart, Melissa, and they have two beautiful girls, Isabella and Alivia.  

“I believe that I would be an excellent Ambassador for the TBCF and look forward to letting friends, colleagues and family know how they can join  us in nurturing their passion, building our community and creating a legacy.” - Michael Larizza   

 

 


Katie Calonego, Trustee

Physician

Katie is a Family Physician at the Port Arthur Health Centre. Born and raised in Thunder Bay, Katie moved to London, Ontario to complete her undergraduate degree in Medical Sciences and her Masters of Science at the University of Western Ontario. She then went on to complete medical school at the University of Toronto, class of 1T3. Ultimately, Katie returned home to complete her Family Medicine residency. She has opened her practice at the Port Arthur Health Centre and has recently joined the Board of Directors there. 

As a former recipient of scholarships and bursaries, Katie understands and appreciates the importance of giving back to the community.   

 

 


Trustee Positions Postings

No positions available at this time.


Alumni

2017 Alumni Reception

2017 Alumni and Friends Reception

Every year our board is filled by dedicated individuals with the common goal of the betterment of our wonderful community. These individuals have supported our Foundation for over 45 years, while on the Board of Trustees as well as after their tenure. We are very grateful to their hard work and dedication. Check out all the hardworking individuals that have been and continue to be part of the Thunder Bay Community Foundation family.

 

1970

John  Carrel, President

Norman Jenkens, Trustee

Saul  Laskin, Trustee

Frank  Mazur, Trustee

Kenneth  Moffat, Trustee

Nicholas  Pustina, Trustee

Susan  Simonsen, Trustee

Grant  Thompson , Trustee

Ray Wittenberg, Trustee

 

1971

Frank  Mazur, President

John   Carrel, Trustee

Norman   Jenkens, Trustee

Saul Laskin, Trustee

Neil McLeod, Trustee

Kenneth  Moffat, Trustee

Robert  Prettie, Trustee

Susan  Simonsen, Trustee

Grant  Thompson, Trustee

 

1972

Frank  Mazur, President

John   Carrel, Trustee

Rupert  Flatt, Trustee

Norman   Jenkens, Trustee

Saul  Laskin, Trustee

Neil McLeod, Trustee

Kenneth   Moffat, Trustee

Susan  Simonsen, Trustee

Grant  Thompson, Trustee

 

1974

Susan  Simonsen, President

John  Carrel, Trustee

Rupert  Flatt, Trustee

Norman  Jenkens, Trustee

Saul  Laskin, Trustee

Frank  Mazur, Trustee

Neil McLeod, Trustee

Kenneth   Moffat, Trustee

Grant  Thompson, Trustee

 

1975

Susan  Simonsen, President

John Carrel, Trustee

Lorne   Harris, Trustee

Norman Jenkens, Trustee

Saul Laskin, Trustee

Frank Mazur, Trustee

Neil McLeod, Trustee

Kenneth Moffat, Trustee

Grant Thompson, Trustee

 

1976

Saul Laskin, President

John Carrel, Trustee

Lorne Harris, Trustee

Norman Jenkens, Trustee

Frank  Mazur, Trustee

Neil McLeod, Trustee

Kenneth  Moffat, Trustee

Susan Simonsen, Trustee

Grant Thompson, Trustee

 

1977

Saul Laskin, President

Terry Cambly, Trustee

Lorne Harris, Trustee

Ted Hird, Trustee

Clarke Hood, Trustee

Alfred Johnston, Trustee

Audrey McGillivray, Trustee

Neil McLeod, Trustee

Nicholas Pustina, Trustee

 

1978

Lorne Harris, President

John Bawtinheimer, Trustee

Herb Fulton, Trustee

Ted Hird, Trustee

Terry Cambly, Trustee

Clarke Hood, Trustee

Audrey McGillivray, Trustee

Mary Morrison, Trustee

Nicholas Pustina, Trustee

 

1979

Lorne Harris, President

John Bawtinheimer, Trustee

Wally Bryan, Trustee

Terry Cambly, Trustee

Eric Hautala, Trustee

Ted Hird , Trustee

Clarke Hood, Trustee

Audrey McGillivray, Trustee

Mary Morrison, Trustee

 

1980

John Bawtinheimer, President

Wally Bryan, Trustee

Terry Cambly, Trustee

Catherine Colquhoun, Trustee

Lorne Harris, Trustee

Eric Hautala, Trustee

Clarke Hood, Trustee

Mary Morrison, Trustee

Mel Shandroski, Trustee

 

1981

Mary Morrison, President

Wally Bryan, Trustee

Terry Cambly, Trustee

Catherine Colquhoun, Trustee

John Bawtinheimer, Trustee

Eric Hautala, Trustee

Clarke Hood, Trustee

Donald  Paterson, Trustee

Mel  Shandroski, Trustee

 

1982

Mary Morrison, President

Bob Browne, Trustee

Wally Bryan, Trustee

Terry Cambly, Trustee

Catherine Colquhoun, Trustee

Eric Hautala, Trustee

Donald Paterson, Trustee

Jack Patterson, Trustee

Mel Shandroski, Trustee

 

1983

Wally Bryan, President

Eric Hautala, Trustee

Bob Browne, Trustee

Mary Ann Weickert, Trustee

Donald Paterson, Trustee

Catherine Colquhoun, Trustee

Jack Patterson, Trustee

Mel Shandroski, Trustee

Rebecca Plunkett, Trustee

 

1984

Wally Bryan, President

Catherine Colquhoun, Trustee

Bob Browne, Trustee

Lyn Lechow, Trustee

Jack Patterson, Trustee

Rebecca Plunkett, Trustee

Audrey Powell, Trustee

G.B. Weiler, Trustee

Eric Hautala, Trustee

 

1985

Lyn Lechow, President

Catherine Colquhoun, Trustee

Bob Browne, Trustee

Jack Evans, Trustee

Jack Patterson, Trustee

Rebecca Plunkett, Trustee

Audrey Powell, Trustee

Tom Wilson, Trustee

G.B. Weiler, Trustee

 

1986

Bob Browne, President

Rebecca Plunkett, Trustee

Lyn Lechow, Trustee

John Charnock, Trustee

Jack Evans, Trustee

Bob McMuldroch, Trustee

Jack Patterson, Trustee

Audrey Powell, Trustee

G.B. Weiler, Trustee

 

1987

Bob Browne, President

Jack Evans, Trustee

Rebecca Plunkett, Trustee

Lyn Lechow, Trustee

Audrey Powell, Trustee

Jack Patterson, Trustee

Bob McMuldroch, Trustee

G.B. Weiler, Trustee

John Charnock, Trustee

 

1988

Rebecca Plunkett, President

John Charnock, Trustee

Jack Evans, Trustee

G.B. Weiler, Trustee

Audrey Powell, Trustee

Charlotte Holt, Trustee

Jim Widdop, Trustee

Peter Loewen, Trustee

Fred Maier, Trustee

Bob McMuldroch, Trustee

 

1989

Rebecca Plunkett, President

Jack Buckley, Trustee

John Charnock, Trustee

Jack Evans, Trustee

Peter Loewen, Trustee

Audrey Powell, Trustee

Charlotte Holt, Trustee

G.B.  Weiler, Trustee

Jim Widdop, Trustee

 

1990

Jack Evans, President

Jack Buckley, Trustee

Ruth Callon, Trustee

John Charnock, Trustee

Ross Judge, Trustee

Peter Loewen, Trustee

Fred Roberts, Trustee

W.S. Tomlinson, Trustee

Jim Widdop, Trustee

 

1991

John  Charnock, President

Jim Widdop, Trustee

James Colquhoun, Trustee

Jack Buckley, Trustee

Ruth Callon, Trustee

Fred Roberts, Trustee

Ross Judge, Trustee

Marguerite  Neelands, Trustee

Peter Loewen, Trustee

 

1992

James Widdop, President

William Tomlinson, Trustee

Jack Buckley, Trustee

Ross Judge, Trustee

Deborah Escott, Trustee

Marguerite  Neelands, Trustee

Fred Roberts, Trustee

Ruth Callon, Trustee

Roland Turner, Trustee

 

1993

James Widdop, President

Jack Buckley, Trustee

William Tomlinson, Trustee

Fred Roberts, Trustee

Ross Judge, Trustee

Marguerite Neelands, Trustee

Ruth Callon, Trustee

Deborah Escott, Trustee

Roland Turner, Trustee

 

1994

Jack Buckley, President

James Colquhoun, Trustee

Sandra Delgaty, Trustee

Ruth Callon, Trustee

Deborah Escott, Trustee

Ross Judge, Trustee

John Kowalski, Trustee

Marguerite Neelands, Trustee

Roland Turner, Trustee

 

1995

Roland Turner, President

James Colquhoun, Trustee

Sandra Delgaty, Trustee

Ruth Callon, Trustee

Deborah Escott, Trustee

Glen Hamilton, Trustee

Ross Judge, Trustee

Toni Murphy, Trustee

Marguerite  Neelands, Trustee

 

1996

Roland Turner, President

James Colquhoun, Trustee

Sandra Delgaty, Trustee

Deborah Escott, Trustee

Glen Hamilton, Trustee

G.W. Mork, Trustee

Toni Murphy, Trustee

Marguerite  Neelands, Trustee

Richard  Sanderson, Trustee

 

1997

James Colquhoun, President

Sandra Delgaty, Trustee

John Atwood, Trustee

Deborah Escott, Trustee

Glen Hamilton, Trustee

G.W. Mork, Trustee

Toni Murphy, Trustee

Richard Sanderson, Trustee

Roland Turner, Trustee

 

1998

James Colquhoun, President

Sandra Delgaty, Trustee

John Atwood, Trustee

Wendy Garner, Trustee

Glen Hamilton, Trustee

Ross Judge, Trustee

G.W. Mork, Trustee

Toni Murphy, Trustee

Richard Sanderson, Trustee

 

1999

Toni Murphy, President

John Atwood, Trustee

Jim Colquhoun, Trustee

Sandra Delgaty, Trustee

Wendy Garner, Trustee

Ross Judge, Trustee

Bill Mork, Trustee

Dick Sanderson, Trustee

Glenn Hamilton , Trustee

 

2000

Bill Mork, President

John Atwood, Trustee

Wendy Garner, Trustee

Glen Hamilton, Trustee

Ross Judge, Trustee

Deborah Kraft, Trustee

George Morrison, Trustee

Dick Sanderson, Trustee

Toni Murphy , Trustee

 

2001

John Atwood, President

Wendy Garner, Trustee

Ross Judge, Trustee

Bil Mork, Trustee

Deborah Kraft, Trustee

George Morrison, Trustee

Cliff Friesen, Trustee

Lori Paterson, Trustee

Dick Sanderson, Trustee

 

2002

Wendy Garner, President

John Atwood, Trustee

Ken Chase, Trustee

Cliff Friesen, Trustee

Ross Judge, Trustee

Deborah Kraft, Trustee

Judy Perrier, Trustee

Goerge Morrison, Trustee

Lori Paterson, Trustee

 

2003

Ross Judge, President

Ken Chase, Trustee

Cliff Friesen, Trustee

Deborah Kraft, Trustee

George Morrison, Trustee

Lori Paterson, Trustee

Judy Parrier, Trustee

Don Ferris, Trustee

Glen Hamiliton, Trustee

 

2004

Ross Judge, President

Ken Chase, Trustee

Don Ferris, Trustee

Geln Hamilton, Trustee

Deborah Kraft, Trustee

George Morrison, Trustee

Cliff Friesen, Trustee

Judy Perrier, Trustee

Lori Paterson , Trustee

 

2005

Deborah Kraft, President

Ken Chase, Trustee

John Cyr, Trustee

Cliff Friesen, Trustee

Judy Perrier, Trustee

John  Whitfield, Trustee

Don Ferris, Trustee

George  Morrison, Trustee

Russ York, Trustee

 

2006

Cliff Friesen, President

Don Ferris, Trustee

John Cyr, Trustee

Judy Perrier, Trustee

Deborah de Bakker, Trustee

Ray Zulliani, Trustee

Carl White, Trustee

John Whitfield, Trustee

Ken Chase, Trustee

 

2007

John Cyr, President

Deborah de Bakker, Trustee

Rosy Brizi, Trustee

Jennifer Carey, Trustee

Ken Chase, Trustee

Livio Di Mattero, Trustee

Judy perrier, Trustee

Carl White, Trustee

Ray Zulliani, Trustee

 

2008

John Cyr, President

Deborah de Bakker, Trustee

Rosy Brizi, Trustee

Jennifer Carey, Trustee

Livio Di Matteo, Trustee

Shannon Gothard-Ramirez, Trustee

Art Warwick, Trustee

Mark Wright, Trustee

Ray Zulliani, Trustee

 

2009

Deborah de Bakker, President

Art Warwick, Trustee

Rosy Brizi, Trustee

Maria Hudolin, Trustee

Bonnie Moore, Trustee

Shannon Gothard-Ramirez, Trustee

Mark Wright, Trustee

Livio Di Matteo, Trustee

 

2010

Deborah De bakker, President

Art Warwick, Vice-President

Rosy Brizi, Trustee

Shannon Gothard-Ramirez, Trustee

Mark Wright, Trustee

Bonnie Moore, Trustee

Maria Hudolin , Trustee

Rob Mozzon, Secretary-Treasurer

Tere McDonald , Trustee

 

2011

Art Warwick, President

Rosy Brizi, Vice-President

Shannon Gothard-Ramirez, Trustee

Bonnie Moore, Trustee

Maria Hudolin, Trustee

Rob Mozzon, Secretary-Treasurer

Tere McDonald , Trustee

Mark Wright, Trustee

Nicole Richmond, Trustee

 

2012

Rosy Brizi, President

Shannon Gothard-Ramirez, Vice-President

Bonnie Moore, Trustee

Mark Wright, Trustee

Maria Hudolin, Trustee

Rob Mozzon, Secretary-Treasurer

Tere McDonald , Trustee

Nicole Richmond, Trustee

Art Warwick, Trustee

 

2013

Shannon Gothard-Ramirez, President

Maria Hudolin, Trustee

Tere McDonald , Vice-President

Nicole Richmond, Trustee

Art Warwick, Trustee

Mark Wright, Trustee

Lesley Bell, Trustee

George Badanai, Trustee

Jody Krupa, Secretary-Treasurer

 

2014

Tere McDonald, President

George Badanai, Vice-President

Jody Krupa, Secretary-Treasurer

Lesley Bell, Trustee

Maria Hudolin, Trustee

Paul Jasiura, Trustee

Jordan Lester, Trustee

 

2015

George Badanai, President

Jackie Dojack, Vice-President

Jody Krupa, Secretary-Treasurer

Lesley Bell, Trustee

Maria Hudolin, Trustee

Paul Jasiura, Trustee

Jordan Lester, Trustee

Tere McDonald, Trustee

Stephanie Ash, Trustee

 

2016

George Badanai, President

Jackie Dojack, Vice-President

Reily Madigan, Secretary-Treasurer

Lesley Bell, Trustee

Maria Hudolin, Trustee

Paul Jasiura, Trustee

Jordan Lester, Trustee

Mike Larizza, Trustee

Liana Frenette, Trustee

 

2017

Jackie Dojack, President

Jordan Lester, Vice-President

Reily Madigan, Secretary-Treasurer

Lesley Bell, Trustee

Liana Frenette, Trustee

Paul Jasiura, Trustee

Jordan Lester, Trustee

George Badanai, Trustee

Mike Larizza, Trustee

 

2018

Jackie Dojack, President

Jordan Lester, Vice-President

Reily Madigan, Secretary-Treasurer

Lesley Bell, Trustee

Liana Frenette, Trustee

Paul Jasiura, Trustee

Jordan Lester, Trustee

George Badanai, Trustee

Mike Larizza, Trustee