Our 2012-2013 Board of Directors
Learn more about members of our board, why they are so passionate about giving and why they volunteered with the Foundation.
Tim Dobbie, Chair
Tim Dobbie is the former City Manager of the City of Burlington. In 2007 he retired from a 32 year career from the City of Burlington to open his consulting firm – Tim L. Dobbie Consulting Ltd. Tim currently works with clients across Ontario in the municipal field, particularly in the area of municipal reorganizations, facilitation of senior staff and Council strategy sessions, executive searches in the municipal field, in addition to providing assistance to private sector companies in their relationships with municipalities. Tim’s volunteer career has included work with the United Way of Burlington and Greater Hamilton in the past as well as being the former President of the Ontario Municipal Administrators Association. In addition to being on the Board of Directors of the Burlington Community Foundation, Tim will be joining the Board of Directors of Goodwill, the Amity Group. Tim is also assisting Habitat for Humanity Halton in their fundraising work as well as work on the Joseph Brant Museum expansion.
Greg Windle, Vice-Chair
Greg Windle joined CIBC Commercial Banking 2003 and was appointed Director and Team Leader for the Mississauga and Oakville communities in 2007. In addition to his MBA granted by Wilfrid Laurier University in 2000, Greg has over 10 years of commercial lending experience. In that time, he had the privilege to develop financing solutions for both mid-size private companies and large multi–nationals in a diversified group of industries located mainly in the West GTA. Originally from Guelph, Ontario, Greg is married with two sons and a daughter and has been a proud Burlington resident since 2002.
Peter joined the Board of Directors of the Burlington Community Foundation in July 2010. Recruited for his business development track record, keen understanding and awareness of nonprofit governance and coupled with a willingness to connect the nonprofit sector to the corporate community, Peter was a welcome addition to the Board where he quickly offered his knowledge and marketing expertise to the Growth and Development sub-committee. Peter believes in being an active and contributing member to his community, where he both lives and works in hopes to make life better, easier, and more business-friendly for his neighbours, co-workers, family, and all Burlington residents.
Danny practices corporate and commercial law at O’Connor MacLeod Hanna LLP. As part of his practice, he does some work with charities and not-for-profit corporations. He assists in setting up the corporations, review and revising their by-laws and objects, and other general corporate matters. His legal and MBA backgrounds give Danny great capabilities that allow him to make a meaningful contribution to the Burlington Community Foundation. He is a member of the Federation of Asian Canadian Lawyers and the Canadian Bar Association. Danny is an avid snowboarder, dragonboater, and dodgeball player. He has been involved in dragonboating for the past 7 years, in both a recreational and competitive basis, as a paddler, a captain, and a coach. Danny joined the Board in July 2011 and we are pleased to have him bring his talents to the Foundation.
Lysa Fitzgerald is the former Vice President and Market Leader of the Halton TD Waterhouse Private Client Services. Lysa worked in a number of different roles during her 20 year tenure with TD Bank Financial Group, which includes Business Banking and Retail Branch Management. She is a Certified Financial Planner CFP, with experience in Banking, Investments, Trust and Credit. Lysa lives in the Burlington community with her husband and 2 children. She appreciates the opportunity to live and work in the same city where she can get involved with local charities and help make a difference in Burlington.
Sharon is a consultant, speaker and teacher specializing in leadership, strategy and change management. She is a Partner at Jump-Point, a leading Canadian company providing management and transformation services to the data centre market space. The strengths she brings to the board are strategic thinking, implementation skills and an ability to engage people with process to achieve desired results.
“Being of service and giving back has always been important to me. The greatest thing about being involved in BCF is that it is non-charitable sector specific. We support philanthropy across all sectors. We also connect the for-profit world with the charitable world. It’s diverse and exciting. I have learned so much, and been introduced to people and projects I wouldn’t have met if not for my involvement with BCF. And I know that in a very small way, I am contributing to work that will continue long after my involvement with BCF has come to an end. For me, that means a lot.”
Serving on the Burlington Community Foundation Board since 2007, and currently, Chair of the Growth and Development Committee, Trevor Hood is Partner and Vice-President of the Corporate Finance Division at SB Partners LLP practicing exclusively in the areas of Business Valuations, Litigation Support and Mergers and Acquisitions. Trevor is a member of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Business Valuators and recognized by the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants as a specialist in business valuations, having been granted the CA-CBV designation. The underlying thrust of Trevor’s practice is to help entrepreneurs understand the valuation of their business and to uncover opportunities to enhance and realize on that value. Trevor’s strong financial background, business savvy and commitment to help advance Burlington’s philanthropic landscape supports the Burlington Community Foundation in realizing their vision of investing in the community to ensure that Burlington remains the most liveable city of its size in Canada. In addition to serving with the Burlington Community Foundation, Trevor also volunteers as a coach and the Treasurer of the Flamborough Girls Hockey Association.
Kristina Hyland is an associate at SimpsonWigle Law LLP, a business law firm with offices located in Hamilton and Burlington. Kristina’s practice is focused in the areas of Wills, Trusts and Estate Administration and Corporate law. Her estate practice includes estate planning, administration and family business succession. Her corporate practice includes incorporating and organizing companies, the purchase, sale and financing of businesses and the incorporation and organization of not-for-profit organizations. Kristina enjoys engaging in conversations about the many benefits of charitable giving. She brings her legal knowledge of charitable giving and the governance of charities to the board, as well as her passion for aiding the dynamic needs of the community.
Darren McMullin is a Chartered Accountant at Taylor Leibow, which has offices in Burlington and Hamilton. He has managed a portfolio of clients in various industries and not-for-profit organizations. Darren has been extensively involved in training and development of staff accountants and co-op students. Prior to entering the accounting field, Darren studied and worked in the area of industrial engineering technology. In his spare time he enjoys coaching and playing hockey and spending time with his family. Darren brings diverse non-profit experience to the Board as he is the Co-Treasurer for Garside Bible Church. Previously he sat on BCF’s Grants Committee and was the treasurer of the North End Breezes.
Philip joined Covington in 2002 and became an owner in 2009. In his role as Managing Partner, his responsibilities include analysis of new investment opportunities for the Fund and assisting in the management and monitoring of the Fund’s existing investments. Covington manages over $200 million in assets and has investments in technology, entertainment, financial services, as well as environmental and biotechnology. Mr. Reddon has almost 20 years experience in the private equity and venture capital field. Prior to Covington, Phil spent six years at Bank of Montreal Capital Corporation, a $400 million private equity fund and six years with the Business Development Bank of Canada. Phil has lived in Burlington since 1992 with his wife and two children. Phil’s interest in local charities and the opportunity to help increase in size and local impact of the foundation were the reasons that he became involved with the BCF.
John Rockx is a chartered accountant and an Associate Partner at the Hamilton office of KPMG LLP. For over 25 years, John has specialized in providing transaction-related and other advisory services to clients in all sectors – owner-managed businesses, government entities, not-for-profit organizations, institution investors, multi-national corporations and individuals. John joined the Board of the Burlington Community Foundation in 2010 and brings considerable experience from his involvement with several other not-for-profit organizations such as The Bruce Trail Conservancy. John is keenly interested in improving the quality of life, vibrancy and community needs of the City of Burlington, where he and his family have resided since 1989.
Rob Wojtasik, Associate Consultant and Certified Financial Planner with Investors Group (Hamilton). Rob has been helping his clients for the past 7+ years to essentially identify, achieve and maintain their financial independence. Rob brings youth and a fresh outlook to his position as a board member. He also feels that he brings a very thoughtful, organized, open-minded and conscientious approach to his work with the board. He has lived in Burlington for over 8 years and feels as though he is well connected to the community through his friendships, clients and business relationships there.