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 Dianna Scates
Vice President Geoff Grier
Treasurer Laurie Charlebois
Secretary Greg Murphy
Past President Emily Avery-Graves
Director Chris Schweitzer
Director Paul Orchard
Director Rick Christie
Honorary Member Mike Fiorini
Honorary Member Greg Walling
Honorary Member Jason Ward

Dianna Scates, President
Dianna Scates joined the Boys and Girls Clubs of Kawartha Lakes Foundation Board of Directors in April 2008. Dianna currently acts as President of the Board and previously served as 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.

Geoff Grier, Vice-President
Geoff Grier joined the Boys and Girls Clubs of Kawartha Lakes Foundation Board of Directors in October 2017. Geoff currently acts as Vice President of the Foundation Board and previously served as 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.

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.

Greg Murphy, Secretary
Greg Murphy joined the Boys and Girls Clubs of Kawartha Lakes Foundation Board of Directors in January 2012. Greg currently acts as Club Board 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.

Emily Avery-Graves, Past President
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.

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.

Paul Orchard, Director
Paul Orchard joined the Boys and Girls Clubs of Kawartha Lakes Foundation Board of Directors in June 2019.

Richard Christie, Director
Richard Christie joined the Boys and Girls Clubs of Kawartha Lakes Foundation Board of Directors in June 2019.

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