Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors is a group of dedicated community and business leaders. Their strategic decision-making and guidance steer our organization.

2016 - 2017 Board of Directors

 

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Nick Golia
Board Chair

Nick is a lifelong resident of Niagara Falls and manages multiple annual capital and operating contracts at the City of Niagara Falls as the Construction Services Supervisor. Nick has had board involvement with Niagara Home Builders Association and has participated in several committees which petitioned government agencies.

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Rev. Dr. Paul Miller
Vice Chair

Paul resides in St. Catharines and is currently employed by the Waterloo Presbytery overseeing 42 congregations. Paul has been a minister with the United Church of Canada for 35 years. Paul has extensive Board and Committee experience and has a particular interest in Governance.

 

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Jeff McLean
Treasurer

Jeff resides in St. Catharines and is a Senior Manager and CPA at Durward, Jones, Barkwell & Company LLP. Jeff’s community involvement includes serving as Treasurer for the Royal Henley Regatta and a member of the executive of Niagara Minor Football Association.

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Frank Demizio
Secretary

Frank resides in Fonthill and after an active career in the Healthcare field for over 40 years he now consults in this field with HRI Healthcare consulting and RPG Consulting. Frank currently serves as a volunteer on the College of Healthcare Leaders, 3M Quality Committee. He has served on the Boards of the Niagara Falls Community Health Center and the Fort Erie Chamber of Commerce.

 

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Johnathan Fast

Jonathan resides in Niagara-on-the-Lake and is a Licensed Realtor with Royal Lepage Niagara focusing on residential needs. Jonathan is an elected Public School Board Trustee with the District School Board of Niagara focusing on the direction of the Elementary and Secondary School choices in the Niagara Region.

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Cindi Loforti Lepp

Cindi resides in Niagara-on-the-Lake where she owns and operates her interior design business. Cindi’s career includes employment with the Federal Government as Chairperson of the Employment Insurance Board of Referees for the District of Niagara. Cindi also serves on the Board of the YWCA Niagara Region and has also served on the Youth Without Secure Housing Committee, Capital Campaign for Pathstone Mental Health and the Niagara Early Years Steering Committee.

 

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Ross McCallum

Ross is a lifelong resident of Grimsby and is the President of Williamson Printing Materials Limited serving the food package printing industry across Canada. Ross is a Charter Member of Grimsby Rotary @ Noon and has been involved in many community and international projects focusing on health improvement and alleviating poverty.

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Peter McConnell
Past Chair

Peter resides in Ridgeville and is an Investment Advisor for TD Wealth. Peter has worked in the financial services sector for 34 years in management with major Canadian banks. Peter has been actively involved in charitable organizations both as an organization member and as a Board of Directors.

 

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Chris Osborne

Chris is a resident of Welland. The renovation industry has been a way of life for Chris for 38 years. Chris is an owner/operator of ServiceMaster responding to all matters of recovery and restoration after events of flooding and fire etc. Chris has invested in area youth with his involvement in Scouts Canada.

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Carl Ryan

Carl resides in Welland and works at Cotton Inc. as a Manager. Carl’s involvement with moving the Habitat for Humanity Niagara Board towards a Governance model has been invaluable. Carl is a past Board member and President of Niagara Construction Association and a past member and President the local Canadian Progress Club.

 

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Stephanie Sabourin

Stephanie resides in St. Catharines and is the News Director/Assistant Program Director for NewsTalk 610 CKTB. Stephanie’s community involvement includes President of the Port Dalhousie Co-Operative Nursery School and Mohawk College Journalism Advisory Board member.

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Dave Wiens

Dave resides in Port Dalhousie and is the President of Dave Wiens Construction and Southport Builders. Dave has been active coaching St. Catharines Minor Baseball and a past Board member of Camp Crossroads. Dave also is a past Board member of Southridge Community Church and remains active there with the homeless shelter outreach.

 

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Alastair Davis
Habitat for Humanity Niagara, CEO
Ex Officio

Alastair resides in Niagara and has been the CEO of Habitat for Humanity Niagara for over 11 years.

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