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The YMCA of Hamilton|Burlington|Brantford is a partnership of staff and volunteers. As a leading charity, the YMCA is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors comprised of 10 individuals from across our communities.  
Officers of the Board for 2017/2018

Gary Beveridge | Chair
Gary recently retired as a Tax Partner from KPMG. He is a Fellow Chartered Accountant (FCPA) with the Ontario Institute of Chartered Accountants, a Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario, has an Honours Bachelor of Commerce and an MBA from McMaster University. His involvement in the community includes: Chair for Good Shepherd Centres Inc., Former Chair of the Mohawk College Foundation, Former Chair of the Board of Governors for Mohawk College, Advisor for the Focus Consulting Group for the Degroote School of Business and Member of the McMaster Business Advisory Council. Gary is serving his second year of a two year term as Chair, is Chair of the Board Development Committee and the CEO Performance Appraisal Committee and has served as Chair of the Audit, Enterprise Risk Management.

John Chisholm | First Vice Chair
John is a Partner & CEO with SB Partners. John helped to establish the Dr. Bob Kemp Hospice in Hamilton. He currently serves on the Joseph Brant Memorial Foundation - Gift Planning Advisory Council and is a former member of the Board of the Burlington Economic Development Corporation. John is currently serving as Chair of the Audit / Enterprise Risk Management / Endowment Fund Committee. 

Rebecca Repa| Past Chair
Rebecca is the Vice President, Integrated Clinical Support Services and Community Surgery for Hamilton Health Sciences. Rebecca is a graduate of the Michael G. Degroote School of Business, McMaster University where she received her MBA. In addition, she earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from McMaster University. Rebecca is serving her first year of a two year term as Past Board Chair. Rebecca has served as chair of the CEO performance Appraisal Committee and the Board of Development Committee.

Directors of the Board for 2017/18

Sue Dunlop
Sue Dunlop is Superintendent of the Student Achievement for the Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board. She works with 19 elementary and secondary schools and assists principals and vice principals to create the conditions for staff and student learning. She has served as President of the Canadian Association of Elizabeth Fry Societies and with many other community organizations. Sue is fluently bilingual in English and French and an active Triathlete. In her professional life, Sue is committed to creating an environment of caring, learning and improvement for everyone. She is a strong advocate of lifelong learning and enjoys engaging in thoughtful, reflective conversation to "stretch my thinking". Her current learning focuses are the use of social media to reflect, learn and lead, leadership development and continuous school improvement through collaborative teacher inquiry. Sue is a member of the Board Development Committee.

Alyssa Lai
Alyssa works as a Digital Marketing Coordinator for Hamilton Health Sciences Foundation. As a public relations professional, she utilizes various communication channels and techniques to highlight the important work of different community organizations in the city. She also chaired Hamilton HIVE, the city's leading young professional network. Alyssa co-founded two young professional groups and sits on the board of Young Professional Network of Ontario. She is a 2017 Civic Action Diverse City Fellow, one of the 25 rising leaders in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area selected for this year-long leadership program. At 24 years old, Alyssa was awarded the YWCA Hamilton Woman of Distinction Award (Public Affairs, 2014) and McMaster Hamilton Community Impact Award (2015).

Carrie Morris
Carrie is the Associate Vice President of IT Security and PCI Governance for Canadian Tire Corporation where she has been employed in a number of Leadership Roles over her 24 year career with Canadian Tire. While employed with Canadian Tire, Carrie has lead various charitable campaigns within the organization including United Way, Canadian Tire Jump Start Charities and Charitable Giving Committees. Carrie has sat on the Board of Directors for the Boys and Girls Club of Niagara and is a resident of Waterdown. Carrie serves on the Audit / Enterprise Risk Management / Endowment Fund Committee.

Shelagh Paul
Shelagh is a Marketing and Communications executive with over 20 years of experience in the Canadian Financial Services sector. She has held senior roles in Communications and Marketing as well as Community Relations, Corporate Projects and Operational Planning. She has also participated in many insurance industry committees and panels focuses on consumer education and trends. Shelagh holds a B.Sc. in Environmental Science and a Masters degree in Urban Planning, both from the University of Toronto. Shelagn is married and has two sons. They reside in Burlington, Ontario. Shelagh is a member of the Board Development Committee.

Karmel Sakran
Karmel is the Managing Lawyer for the law firm of Green Germann Sakran (GGS) established in Burlington over 40 years ago and serves the Hamilton and Halton region. Karmel attended High School in Burlington and graduated from University of Windsor Law School. Karmel established his law practice locally since his call to the bar in 1995 and resides with his family in Burlington. Karmel has many notable contributions to the community including; member of the Rotary Club of Burlington Central since 1997 and Paul Harris Fellow, Past Chair of the Halton Learning Foundation, past member of the Board of Directors for Joseph Brant Hospital, Past Chair of the Burlington United Way campaign in 2010-2011, and is a founding member of The Carpenter Hospice. Karmel is a member of the CEO Performance Appraisal Committee.

David Sauve
David is the President of Core Urban and MDL Investments. Core Urban redevelops buildings in the Hamilton core; maintaining their historic character and modernizing their infrastructure. David has also run the Tim Horton's in the area of Tim Horton’s Field since he was a player for 7 years, ending in 1988. He was also the first President of the Tiger-Cats after Bob Young became the caretaker. David graduated from Harvard University with a BA in economics, and an MBA from McMaster University. David is a member of the Audit, Enterprise Risk Management, Endowment Fund Committee.

Bill Verity
Bill is the founder and CEO of Brantford's Crown Verity Inc., Canada's leading manufacturer of stainless steel BBQs and related products. Bill is a graduate of the University of Western Ontario. He is a supporter of many Brantford, Hamilton and Burlington charities, particularly those involving children and community hospitals. Bill and his wife Katie have two adult children and reside in Brantford. Bill serves on the Audit / Enterprise Risk Management / Endowment Fund Committee.