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Meet Our Board

Centre Board of Directors 2021

Rob Simmons

Rob Simmons

President

Rob joined our board in 2013 and is the owner of Cozzmic Communications

John Bradford

John Bradford

Vice President

John joined our board in 2015 and has 45 plus years in Broadcasting, Marketing, Promotion and Communications Consulting. John has been active on many of our community boards, and led Flight Deck for Children.

Jim Parrot

Jim Parrot

Past President

Jim joined our Board in 2013. Jim is a retired Principal and Teacher

Ashley Veldkamp

Ashley Veldkamp

Secretary

Ashley joined our board in 2017 and is a real estate agent and a parent of a child with special needs.

David Gowling

David Gowling

Treasurer

David is a Rotarian and CPA with MNP. David has served on several local Boards including Rotary Club and Enterprise Brant, and joined our Board in 2018.

Anne Noyes

Anne Noyes

Anne joined our Board in 2019. Anne is currently the Special Education and Transition Advisor for Six Nations District Schools

Dr. Ben Klein

Dr. Ben Klein

Medical Director

Ben is a Developmental Paediatrician and has been our Medical Director since 2011.

Rick Rozak

Rick Rozak

Rick, retired from a career at the Ontario Correctional Services College, joined our Board in 2018. He has spent 23 years of his career working in the Youth Justice System. He Chairs Lansdowne's Professional Advisory Committee.

Lloyd St. Amand

Lloyd St. Amand

Lloyd joined our board in 2015 and is a lawyer and Sr. Partner at Lefebvre & Lefebvre LLP.

Rick Sterne

Rick Sterne

Rick has been a Rotarian since 1975 and is currently the Vice President of the Samuel Stedman Foundation, and member of other local Boards. Rick joined our Board in 2018.

Mike DeBruyn

Mike DeBruyn

Capital Steering Committee Chair & Foundation Past Chair. Mike joined our Centre Board in 2017 and is a retired Principal and Teacher.

Rita-Marie Hadley

Rita-Marie Hadley

Executive Director

Rita-Marie has been our Executive Director since 2006.

Joe Trovato

Joe Trovato

Joe Trovato joined our Board in 2019. Joe is retired and was, before retiring, a Psychoeducational Consultant.

Mike Gatopoulos

Mike Gatopoulos

Mike Gatopoulos joined our board in 2020. He is the owner of Seventh Coffee Company and is a parent of a child with special needs.

Karen Towler

Karen Towler

Karen Towler joined the board in the spring of 2020. Karen is the academic manager for the School of Business at Conestoga College, Brantford campus. She has been an active member of the Brantford community for the past 10 years where she resides. Karen is on a few boards here in the community.

David Neely

David Neely

David is retired from a career in insurance and is the Foundation Board Past Chair, serving as liaison between Centre & Foundation Boards.

Will Bucholtz

Will Bucholtz

Will joined our board in 2020. He works in the energy industry and was inspired to join the Board after participating in the Great Northern Ride.

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