Board of Directors

Board members

Chair - Elizabeth Bowden: joined in 2015 and became Chair of the Board in September 2016.  Liz runs her own HR Consulting Practice and a member of the Board's Finance/HR Committee. 

Vice-Chair - Peter Pickfield:  joined in 2013.  Peter is a partner in Garrod Pickfield LLP, an environmental and municipal law practice.  He is a volunteer from Hopewell's parent/family community and chairs the Board's Quality of Care Committee.

Treasurer - Shanna O’Dwyer: joined in 2012.  Shanna is Manager of Finance for Guelph-Wellington-Dufferin Public Health and also serves as head of the Finance/HR Committee and as a member of the Personal Committee.

Secretary - Derek Henderson: joined in 2013.  Derek is a financial advisor and investment professional with CIBC Wood Gundy, he will be spearheading future Hopewell fundraising initiatives. 

Director - Peter Barrow: joined in 2012.  Peter owns a marketing and corporate training company, Petrona Associates, and was Chair of the Board from December 2014 until September 2016.

Director - Divya Handa: joined in 2016.  Divya currently works for the United Way and has a professional background in community social service and fundraising. She is also a volunteer from Hopewell's parent/family community.

Director - Laurie Iversen: joined in 2016.  Laurie runs her own administrative services support company, Productivity4u.  She has served as Recording Secretary for the Board, whilst she heads up the Annual Bowl-A-Thon fundraising event, and works on the Marketing Committee. 

Director - Martin Van Dam: joined in 2007.  Martin is a financial and investment advisor, who has served Hopewell in many capacities over the years, most recently as Board Secretary. He has been very active in numerous Hopewell fundraising initiatives.

Director - Douglas Pflug joined in 2017.  Doug is a Sergeant in Guelph's Police Service and works in the Communication Unit.  He is a very active longstanding community volunteer with Special Olympics and the Gryphons football team among others.  

* updated January 2017