Ken Kapustiak has been a member of the Board of Directors since June, 2017 and previously served on the Finance Committee. Now retired, Ken brings many years of senior financial leadership experience in industry as well as volunteer experience to the Board. He is a graduate of York University (MBA) and the University of Windsor (B. Comm.), and is a member of the Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario (CPA CMA).
Terry is Vice-President of the Board of Directors and Vice-Chair of the Governance Committee. She previously served on the Quality Committee since October 2021. Terry retired from Windsor Essex Children’s Aid in March 2019 following 37 years in child welfare; both in providing front line services as well as in senior leadership roles. Terry is well versed in the needs of children and families and has worked collaboratively with many community organizations. Presently Terry is a council member for ProsperUs and facilitates a Community Action Network group of neighbourhood residents discussing the needs of children 0 to 6 years of age. Terry is also a member of the Board of Directors for the Windsor Working with Immigrant Women. Terry has a Masters of Social Work from the University of Windsor.
Vince Laframboise has been a member of the Board of Directors since 2015. Vince brings a parent/family perspective to the issues being considered by the Board and has experience in volunteering with numerous organizations within our community. Through his professional work in mechanical and electronics engineering and his volunteer experience; Vince has gained extensive knowledge of our community.
Allan Cohen joined the Board of Directors in June 2012, is past Chair of the Community Relations and Communications Committee and now serves on the Executive Committee as Treasurer and as Chair of the Finance Committee. Allan is CEO of Merchants Paper Company in Windsor, a distributor of Janitorial, Packaging and Food Service Supplies to local industry. Building a great team with a keen focus on the company’s strategic direction and delivery of outstanding customer experiences has been Allan’s passion throughout his career and informs the insights that he brings to his role on our Board. Allan is a proud husband and father to two grown children, is a supporter of numerous community organizations and is committed to finding ways to bring insight and brightness to all endeavors with which he becomes involved.
Wiquar joined the Board of Directors in 2021, and serves on the Finance Committee as Vice-Chair. A seasoned project manager with over 20 years of project management experience in healthcare, construction, consumer electronic retail and manufacturing, he is the founder and CEO of VCare Clinics Inc., a healthcare operation and management consultancy service based in Windsor, Ontario. Wiquar holds an M.A.Sc in Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering from the University of Windsor, and an M.Sc in Engineering from Aligarh Muslim University, India.
Kevin Matte joined the Board of Directors in September 2020 and is currently the Chair of the Community Relations & Communications Committee, serves on the Quality Committee, and is a past member of the Governance Committee. He has worked as a registered nurse since 2013, working primarily with patients who suffer from mental illness. Kevin has been in hospital leadership for the last 5 years and is Integrated Manager at Hotel-Dieu Grace Healthcare. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BScN) and a Masters in Nursing (MN) degree from the University of Windsor.
Stephen Richards has been a member of the Board of Directors since June 2018 and has served as Treasurer and Chair of the Finance Committee and as a member of the Governance Committee. Stephen is currently a member of the Finance Committee. Stephen is a former Director and Treasurer of the Canadian Historical Aircraft Association and a former Director and President of the Bulimia Anorexia Nervosa Association. Now retired, Stephen had a small accounting practice in the Windsor/Essex area. He brings many years of financial management experience in industry as well as volunteer experience to the Board. He is a graduate of Western University (HBA) and is a member of the Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario (CPA, CA).
Kathleen Roberts has been a member of the Board of Directors since April, 2017. Kathleen is past member of the Finance Committee, and currently sits on the Governance Committee and the Community Relations & Communications Committee. Kathleen is In-House Legal Counsel at the Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority, and as such helps the organization navigate the myriad of legal issues that face a large infrastructure project, particularly one that crosses an international border. This includes assessing and managing risk, ensuring compliance with rules and regulations in two countries and assisting with strategic decision-making.
David Sundin has been a member of the Board of Directors since June 2017 and is currently Chair of the Governance Committee, and also serves on the Finance Committee. David is a former member of the Communications & Community Relations Committee. David practiced at McTague Law Firm starting in 2011 and became a partner in 2016, and in January 2022 joined the County of Essex as County Solicitor.