Ann joined the Finance Committee in October 2021. She is a passionate volunteer with several community engagements outside her workplace working with disadvantaged, under represented women serving as Board President of Women’s Enterprise Skills Training of Windsor. Ann is also a strong advocate for intellectually challenged individuals volunteering with Autism Ontario Windsor Essex Chapter for the past 7 years.
In 2020, Ann was a Top 150 Women of Inspiration Finalist – Universal Women’s Network™. Other awards include Community Volunteer of the Year 2018 & 2013 (Autism Ontario Windsor Essex Chapter) and Ontario Volunteer Service Award 2017 & 2021 with the Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration.
Ann is a Business Banking Relationship Manager with BMO; working closely with business owners to support start up, expansion and succession of their business. Ann is actively involved with BMO for Women initiatives within her organization to promote female entrepreneurship in her region.
Julie Fraser has been a member of Quality Committee since 2017.
Originally from Stratford, Julie came to Windsor in 1991 to complete her Masters in Clinical Psychology and her Doctorate in Applied Social Psychology. She now calls Tecumseh home. After twelve years in public health, she embarked on a consulting career with an emphasis on program evaluation, performance measurement, strategic planning and, most recently, helping organizations move the needle on inclusion, diversity, equity, and anti-oppression. She is a long-time adjunct faculty member at the University of Windsor, with a strong history of undergraduate and graduate level teaching. In her spare time, you will find Julie singing with the Windsor Classic Chorale, cooking, working out, or, more likely, managing the chaos created by her two kids, husband, and dog.
Andrea Fyall has been a member of our Community Relations and Communications Committee since 2018.
A partner in the Quenneville Fyall Georges Wealth Management team with RBC Dominion Securities, she has over 31 years of experience bringing a unique female perspective to their clients. Andrea has achieved several designations including the Fellow of the Canadian Securities Institute (FCSI), Financial Management Advisor (FMA), and the Chartered Investment Manager (CIM) and provides comprehensive wealth management solutions, including estate planning, insurance and in depth financial planning. Andrea is committed and passionate about our community and is a member of the 100 Women Who Care organization, and volunteers as a mentor with the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Windsor and Essex County. She has been involved with the Children’s Aid Society as relief foster parents and the decorating committee for the annual Bishop’s Dinner. In her spare time, Andrea enjoys golf and travelling with her husband Dino and daughter Kate.
Nancy is a member of our Governance Committee.
She has been a supporter of the Centre since June 2013 serving on the Board of Directors and several committees. Prior to retirement, Nancy enjoyed a career as an elementary school teacher, vice-principal, and principal with the Greater Essex County District School Board. She also served as Supervising Principal of Special Education, primarily responsible for special education programs and services in both elementary and secondary schools. Ms. Gignac was a sessional instructor with the Faculty of Education at the University of Windsor, Queen’s University and St. Clair College and worked as a self-employed education consultant. She has served on the Board of Directors for the John McGivney Children’s Centre, the Windsor-Essex Children's Aid Society and the Maryvale Adolescent and Family services as both board member and president; the Family Mental Health and Addictions Committee at Windsor Regional Hospital; and on the Board of Directors for the Human Rights Legal Support Centre in Toronto. Nancy enjoys travel and spending time with her family.
Sarah Picco is a member of our Quality Committee.
She has over 13 years of experience as a Registered Nurse and has worked in Management at Hôtel-Dieu Grace Healthcare since 2013. In addition to her BScN (University of Windsor), Sarah obtained her Master’s in Nursing Leadership from the University of Windsor. She also has a certification in Gerontology through the Canadian Nurses Association. She began her career in 2007 as a RN on Complex Medical Care and since then has served as Clinical Practice Manager and since 2013, as the Manager of Professional Practice and Infection Control. In these roles she has overseen the clinical practice environment for our staff across the campus, ensuring best practices are demonstrated and that exceptional care is provided to our patients. In 2020 Sarah took on the role of Director Rehabilitation and Restorative Care. This role involves providing operational oversight to all of HDGH’s complex medical, palliative and rehabilitation programs. Sarah lives with husband John and her soon Cooper in LaSalle Ontario.
John-Marc has been a member of our Community Relations and Communications Committee since May 2020.
He is a digital marketing expert and graphic designer with over 14 years’ experience. John-Marc is the Director of Programs & Marketing for WEtech Alliance, a non-profit organization that helps innovation and tech-enabled entrepreneurs and businesses in Windsor-Essex and Chatham-Kent start, grow and scale.