Glanbrook Community Services is currently overseen by 14 active and involved volunteer Board of Directors. The directors of the Board have the overall fiduciary responsibility to the agency while being a voice in the community. New Board Directors are always welcome and are introduced at the Annual General Meeting held in June and then begin as a director in September. There are no fewer than six Board Meetings per year.
Wendy Tompkins – Chair
This will be Wendy’s second year with GCS. She brings great passion and support to the agency with a strong understanding of community and the need for fundraising as she is also involved with Crime Stoppers. Wendy has been working with RBC Dominion Securities for 30 years while offering educational seminars to the community about future financial planning.
Judy Lees – Vice-Chair
This is Judy’s final year with GCS. As a retired teacher Judy brings a great deal of strength , knowledge and wisdom to GCS. Judy is not only a Board Member but is very active in many of the GCS programs and the community generally offering a wonderful insight to GCS.
Joelle McDonald – Treasurer
Joelle is a CPA, CA who came on board in 2016. Joelle brings an observant eye, the desire to volunteer and the insight into a younger community. we are fortunate to have Joelle as her financial insight is beneficial to all. Joelle 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.
Dave Broom – Past Chair
Dave has been a Board of Director since 2012 and held the position of Chair for the last two years. Dave is local to the area, having lived in Mt. Hope for the past 44 years. Dave has been retired from the Hamilton Regional Police after 30 years of service. Dave is still involved with community, volunteering in a variety of capacity’s.
This will be Danielle’s second 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, to say the least.
Helen has been involved with GCS for several years and is our ‘go to’ person for one of our biggest fundraiser events, the Spring Fling Auction and Dinner. Helen has a strong understanding of the business world and brings that experience to GCS which has helped in keeping GCS on trend. Helen has many craft related hobbies including stained glass.
Laverne is a long standing local resident who is very involved in the Glanbrook community from hockey to being involved with the Blackheath Lions Club. Laverne’s dedication and commitment to community and GCS is beneficial to anyone who is fortunate to receive his support. This will be Laverne’s final year as a Board member with GCS.