Glanbrook Community Services is currently overseen by 13 active and involved volunteer Board of Directors. The directors of the Board have an overall fiduciary responsibility to the agency while being a voice and ambassadors for GCS in the community.
New Board Directors are always welcome and are introduced at the Annual General Meeting held in June. There are no fewer than six Board Meetings per year.
Wendy Tompkins – Chair
This will be Wendy’s fourth year with GCS and third year as Chair. She brings great passion and support to the agency with a strong understanding of community and the need for fundraising.
Joëlle McDonald – Treasurer
Joëlle is a CPA, CA who came on board in 2016. Joëlle brings an observant eye, the desire to volunteer and the insight into a younger community. We are fortunate to have Joëlle as her financial insight is beneficial to all. Joëlle lives in Binbrook with her husband and children.
Rebecca Thornborrow – Secretary
Rebecca joined the GCS board in 2016 and has now taken on the role of secretary. Rebecca brings expertise and knowledge in marketing as she was involved with broadcasting. She is a passionate person who also helps support GCS events and fundraising.
This will be Danielle’s fourth year with GCS. Danielle has been involved with charities in the past, including Crime Stoppers. Danielle has her own at home helping business and it is that understanding and compassion that she brings to the Board table.
Keith Adams has been a Board member with GCS since 2017. He brings a passion for the community and is highly involved with the Glanbrook Community Garden among other not for profit community agency’s.
Doug MacPherson joined the GCS Board in 2018 and almost immediately became the Chair of the Governance Committee. He is an asset to our policy making and supporter of the local community.
Andrew Tam joined the GCS Board in 2018 and brings an added dimension to the Board itself while providing options regarding legal support.
Linda Whitwell has been with the GCS Board since 2017 and sits on the Finance Committee. As a local to the community she offers insight and dedication to the committees she supports in the community.
Shirley Glauser, new to GCS Board as of 2019, we welcome Shirley for her extensive knowledge with seniors and working with not for profits.
David Broom is no stranger to GCS. After a year hiatus he is back (as of 2019) to support the mission of GCS. As a retired Police Officer his knowledge with risk and safety provides great insight.
Cheryl Middleton is new to GCS (as of 2019) and brings a passion to the not for profit world.
Joan Belanger is also new (2019) to the GCS Board and brings her knowledge of nursing and understanding of the Aboriginal field to GCS.
Leslie Watson is new (2019) to the GCS Board but is no stranger to the world of Boards. Her many years with sports Boards brings her an understanding of Boards generally. Now, her path leads her to seniors and what is best for them.
GCS would like to thank the following retired Board Members from the 2018/19 year:
Helen Donaldson, Larry Grantham, Judy Lees, Ozzie Meloche and Larry Smith