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.

2018 - 2019 Board of Directors


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Paul Miller
Board 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 36 years. Paul has extensive Board and Committee experience and has a particular interest in Governance.

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Cindi Loforti Lepp
Vice Chair

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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Jeff McLean

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

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.



Nick Golia
Past Chair

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

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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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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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Andy Snazyk

Andy resides in Thorold and is a Business Analyst and CPA, CA, at Walker Environmental group. Andy’s financial background has allowed him to be a contributor on Habitat for Humanity Niagara’s Finance and Risk Management committee. Andy is a passionate and proud resident of the Niagara region and is engaged in multiple local charitable causes.


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Harry Thorsteinson

Harry resides in St. Catharines and is a Senior Partner at Lancaster Brooks & Welch LLP. He has carried on a general practice of law in St. Catharines since 1968. In 2018, Harry attained a milestone in the legal community, celebrating 50 years of practice. His experiences and passion for the Niagara Region and its residents, make him a valuable contributor to the Habitat for Humanity team.


Carolyn Webb

Carolyn is a professional realtor with Royal LePage N R Realty and is a long term resident of Grimsby. She serves as president of the Grimsby Rotary @Noon, and is proud to champion two habitat builds in Grimsby. She also has volunteered with the Grimsby Benevolent Fund for the past 25 years.


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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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