Foundation Board

This voluntary Board provides leadership and vision to the Foundation. The Board concerns itself with fund raising, events, policy, directions, decisions and financial planning for the Foundation.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Kawartha Lakes Foundation
President Geoff Grier
Vice President Greg Murphy
Treasurer Laurie Charlebois
Secretary Rick Christie
Past President Dianna Scates
Director Chris Schweitzer
Director Broghan Dean
Director Dean Burke
Honorary Member Emily Avery-Graves
Honorary Member Greg Walling
Honorary Member Jason Ward

Geoff Grier, President
Geoff Grier joined the Boys and Girls Clubs of Kawartha Lakes Foundation Board of Directors in October 2017. Geoff currently acts as Board President and previously served as Vice President and Treasurer in addition to participating on the Investment Committee.
Geoff is currently a Financial Planner for Investment and Retirement Planning with RBC Royal Bank in Lindsay.

Greg Murphy, Vice President
Greg Murphy joined the Boys and Girls Clubs of Kawartha Lakes Foundation Board of Directors in January 2012. Greg currently acts as Vice-President and previously served as Secretary. Greg has been a Community Coach at LCVI with their basketball and volleyball teams since 1990 and continues to do so.
Greg is currently a Paramedic with the City of Kawartha Lakes.

Laurie Charlebois, Treasurer
Laurie Charlebois joined the Boys and Girls Clubs of Kawartha Lakes Foundation Board of Directors in April 2018 and participates as a member of the Risk Management and Investment Committees.
Laurie is currently the Manager of Commercial Banking with CIBC in Lindsay. Laurie also sits on the Board for the Riverside Cemetery and is on their Investment Committee.

Richard Christie, Secretary
Richard Christie joined the Boys and Girls Clubs of Kawartha Lakes Foundation Board of Directors in June 2019. Rick currently serves as Secretary to the Foundation Board.

Dianna Scates, Past-President
Dianna Scates joined the Boys and Girls Clubs of Kawartha Lakes Foundation Board of Directors in April 2008. Dianna currently acts as Past-President of the Board and previously served as President and Vice-President of the Board, in addition to participating on the Service Quality, Executive and Investment Committees.
Dianna recently retired as Superintendent of Employee Services with the Trillium Lakelands District School Board. Dianna is also on the Executive for the Kawartha Lakes Concert Band.

Chris Schweitzer, Director
Chris Schweitzer joined the Boys and Girls Clubs of Kawartha Lakes Foundation Board of Directors in March 2012 and participates as a member of the Governance Committee.
Chris recently retired as Principal of Lindsay Collegiate and Vocational Institute (LCVI) in Lindsay with 30 years of dedicated teaching and administrative experience. Chris welcomes the opportunity to serve the children and families of CKL. In his spare time, Chris enjoys cycling, travel, and spending time with friends and family.

Broghan Dean, Director
Broghan Dean joined the Boys and Girls Clubs of Kawartha Lakes Foundation Board of Directors in October 2020.

Dean Burke, Director
Dean Burke joined the Boys and Girls Clubs of Kawartha Lakes Foundation Board of Directors in October 2020. Dean is an elementary school principal with Trillium Lakelands District School Board currently serving at his former elementary school, King Albert Public School in Lindsay. Dean is excited to support the Foundations efforts to ensure equitable access to the supports and services that our children and youth need.

Emily Avery-Graves, Honorary Member
Emily Avery-Graves joined the Boys and Girls Clubs of Kawartha Lakes Foundation Board of Directors in June 2010. Emily currently acts as Past-President of the Board and previously served as President and Vice-President. Emily is also actively involved with the Kawartha Haliburton Children’s Aid Foundation as a committee member for their annual Dream Ball gala event and continues in this capacity since this event was transferred to BGCKL. Emily is passionate about initiatives that help children grow and thrive in our community where she is raising her own family.
Emily is currently the Business Development Manager with Stewart Morrison Insurance Brokers Ltd.

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