AGB Foundation Board of Directors

Rick Bashista
Rick is a life-long Burlington resident who operates his own company in financial services, insurance, and employee benefits. He was the 2011 United Way Campaign Chair for Burlington, who had chaired the United Way’s Insurance Division from 2004-2010. A graduate of McMaster University, Rick has two grown children and has spent 12 years coaching hockey, baseball and soccer. He served on the Burlington Economic Development Corporation’s Marketing Committee from 1998-2004 and is Planned Giving Consultant for Hamilton’s Neighbour to Neighbour Centre.

Kenna Danyliw
Kenna is one of the founding partners of Danyliw & Mann, a boutique firm that specializes in serving the business management, tax and accounting needs of the music industry. Danyliw & Mann is now one of the leading Canadian firms in the industry and represents several Juno and Grammy award winning or nominated artists. Kenna is a Chartered Accountant who started her career with Coopers & Lybrand and also worked with Laidlaw and Pricewaterhouse Coopers before founding Danyliw & Mann. Kenna and her family are Burlington residents who have lived in the community for nearly 12 years. Kenna also sits on the board of the Sarah McLachlan Foundation and was on the board of the Southern Ontario Chamber Music Institute.

Roxanne Field
Roxanne Field is the Principal and Senior Interior Designer of R S Field Design Inc, a successful Interior Design firm established in Burlington in 1990. She is a graduate of Fanshawe College and an member in good standing with the Association of Registered Interior Designers of Ontario and the Interior Designers of Canada. Roxanne is accredited with the National Council for Interior Design Qualification, permitting her to practice in all provinces and in the United States. A mother of one daughter, Charlotte, and married to Graham Field, Roxanne has been strongly involved in many fundraising initiatives in the community since her arrival in Burlington in 1987. She has volunteered in a leadership role for the Canadian Women’s Foundation, as Co-Chair, Tea for Two…Hundred or So; the Professional Firefighters Association, as Chair of their Gala benefiting the Joseph Brant Memorial Hospital; the Burlington Community Foundation, as Co-chair of the fundraising gala; the Carpenter Hospice, as Co-chair of the gala and by providing interior design services; Breast Cancer Support Services, providing pro-bono reconfiguration of their offices; Burlington Youth Wellness Foundation, for whom she organized an evening to benefit the foundation; Clarksdale Public School Parent Council; and the Art Gallery of Burlington, as committee member for past fundraising galas.

Harry Gelderman
Harry has been with Gelderman Landscaping for 20 years, most of this period directing the Design Construction Division. Gelderman Landscaping has been serving the Golden Horseshoe for over 55 years, has a strong history of community involvement, and is continuously looking for ways to give back to the local community. Through his company, he is Vice Chair of the Landscape Designers sector and a Member of the Board of the Landscape Contractors sector of Landscape Ontario. Harry is also a past President of the CEO, an Oakville networking group, served for more than two years on the Creative Burlington Board, and has just completed a five-year tenure as Chairman of The Anchor Association, an organization that provides housing to community members with special needs.

Clinton Howell
Clinton is President of H2 Systems, a home theatre and home integration business, as well as a member of the Dan Cooper real estate team based in Oakville.  Clinton founded Howell & Associates Inc. (H&A) in 1995, which he grew to become Canada’s most award winning home theatre and integration company. After eleven years of growing and developing the business, Clinton sold Howell & Associates Inc. to Best Buy Canada. Best Buy chose to work with Clinton to leverage his experience and knowledge to consult on the design and implementing of a home theatre installation program for Future Shop. After this project was completed, Clinton negotiated the re-purchase of all of the business assets of H&A. With a fresh new vision, heightened focus and an optimized business model, Clinton launched the next generation of his career, H2 Systems Inc.  Clinton’s experience with custom and high-end homes goes back over 20 years. He graduated with an Honours Bachelor of Business Administration from Wilfrid Laurier University, then founded his company in high-end audio, video and home automation. His business background and award-winning expertise give him a unique take on homes, finishes and craftsmanship in construction.  Clinton is involved with a number of charitable initiatives including the Royal LePage Shelter Foundation, Easter Seals, Baeumler Family Foundation, Burlington Performing Arts Centre and Smilezone Foundation. He looks forward to engaging in this important role with the Art Gallery of Burlington.

Dan Lawrie
Dan Lawrie, CLU, C.F.S.B. is C.E.O. of Dan Lawrie Insurance Brokers Ltd., a multi-disciplined insurance firm that ranks in the top 5% of insurance brokerages in Canada with annual sales in excess of $70 million.  He has been designated as the Burlington Chamber of Commerce’s Distinguished Entrepreneur of the Year for 2015 and is a nominee for this year’s Edward C. Bovey Award from Business for the Arts.  He created the Dan Lawrie Family Foundation at the Burlington Community Foundation in 2014.  In 2013,  Dan partnered with the Royal Botanical Gardens to create The International Sculpture Collection in Hendrie Park, which will eventually evolve to be one of the most diverse in the region with 15-20 works from all over the world.  He contributed significantly towards creation of Spiral Stella, the sculpture in front of the Burlington Performing Arts Centre.  Dan is an active angel investor, including as a current board member of the Angel One Investor Network and a member of the Golden Triangle Angelnet (GTAN).  He is a member of the Canadian Italian Business and Professional Association, and a founding partner of Hamilton’s Innovation Factory.  Past Board directorships and leadership roles within them have included: Founding Chair, Canadian Broker Network Group; Past Chair, Membership Development Committee, Hamilton Downtown Rotary Club; Hamilton Chamber of Commerce; Insurance Brokers Association of Hamilton; Vice-Chair, Better Business Bureau, South-Central Ontario; Burlington Economic Development Corporation; Chair, Art Committee, The Hamilton Club;  Chair, Leadership Giving, United Way of Burlington and Greater Hamilton; Hamilton Chamber of Commerce.

Nancy Lorimer
Nancy has been a Sales Agent with Royal LePage Burloak at the Lakeshore office for the past 4 years. Prior to this, she held senior level Marketing and Sales positions for 20 years in the high technology sector with major companies such as Xerox Canada, Apple Canada, and Fulcrum Technologies. Nancy attended Queen’s University. She has used her expertise and skills to assist numerous community organizations such as being School Council Chair for four years, Instructor for The Roots of Empathy Program with the Ottawa School Board for 5 years, ongoing member of the Mentor Committee for HighTech Start-ups, and the Live Auction Committee for the Carpenter Hospice Gala, to name a few.

Paul MacDiarmid
Paul currently heads the expense advisory and performance management team for Canadian retail banking at RBC. In addition to numerous roles in finance, in his over 25 years with RBC Paul has held roles in operations, sales and service leadership, training and branch management. Paul has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from McMaster University and a Specialized Studies Certificate in Human Resources Management through the Institute of Canadian Bankers (McMaster). Paul is an active member of the Art Gallery of Burlington and the Latow Photographer’s Guild, participating in exhibitions and competitions and serving for several years on Latow’s Board as a Director and Treasurer. Paul was an active Scout Leader in Burlington for 10 years and spent several years with the United Way as a funding review volunteer and as a member of the United Way Agency Relations Committee.

Robert Redhead
Bob has been in the environmental business for over 30 years. He has considerable experience in working with stakeholders to identify and resolve issues in waste management and policy development. Since 2006, he has been Executive Director of Government Affairs for Newalta, responsible for policy liaison with all levels of government for the company. Prior to that, he was an independent government affairs consultant, advising governments and industrial operators on environmental legislation, regulation and policy development. He also managed government relations for Laidlaw Inc. and Tricil Ltd. Bob received a B.Sc. degree from the University of British Columbia and an MBA from York University Schulich School of Business. He is Chair of the Board of the Ontario Environment Industry Association, Chair of the Environment and Energy Committee of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, and Past Chair of the Canadian Environment Industry Association and the Ontario Waste Management Association. Bob is a recipient of the Environment Canada Award of Merit, the Distinguished Service Award of the National Solid Waste Management Association, and the Queen’s Jubilee Medal.

Paul Subject
Paul is seasoned, senior executive and an angel investor in a number of industrial technologies in Ontario as well as President of STANMECH Technologies Inc., an engineering equipment company located in Burlington Ontario. Paul also mentors the CEO’s of a number industrial technology companies throughout the Oakville, Burlington and Hamilton region and provides strategic advice and consulting services through Enhanced Performance Inc. Paul is a graduate of Ryerson Polytechnical Institute and a member of the Canadian Society for Senior Engineers. Paul has spent the last 35 years in senior management and senior technical roles in both large and small industrial enterprises including companies such as General Motors and Canadian Occidental Petroleum. Paul lives in Burlington and is a founding member and Secretary of the Angel One Network and sits on the a number of Boards including a number of private companies and selected community organizations.  His volunteer activities have included service on the Board of the Burlington Economic Development Corporation, and support of the Burlington Community Foundation.

Mike Wallace
Mike has extensive community service in Burlington and the Region of Halton. Mike was the Member of Parliament representing Burlington in Ottawa for nearly a decade. Prior to his federal service, Mike was an elected member of City of Burlington and Region of Halton Councils for 12 years. His 22 years of pubic service and knowledge of the community are a tremendous asset to the AGB Foundation. Mike hopes to develop opportunities to grow the Foundation through his service on the Board. Mike is now a licensed Real Estate Sales Representative with RE/MAX Escarpment and operates his own government relations consulting firm, Mike Wallace & Associates.

Greg Windle
Greg is the Director and Regional Leader for Central Ontario for CIBC Commercial Banking. Based out of Burlington and with offices covering a geography that stretches from the Niagara Region in the south to the Barrie Region in the north, Greg’s team specializes in delivering credit, treasury, foreign exchange, and trade solutions to owner-managed businesses spanning traditional Diversified Industries and more specialized industry segments such as Nationally-Branded Franchise businesses and Agriculture. Greg has been a Commercial Lender for over 15 years and holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Guelph and an MBA from Wilfrid Laurier University. Greg completed a 6-year tenure on the Board of the Burlington Community Foundation retiring as Vice-Chair in 2013. Along with his wife and three children, Greg has been a resident of Burlington since 2002, and remains active with various not-for-profit and minor sports organizations within the community.


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