- The Board represents the interests of the C4CA membership and the goals of the organization and brings the proper balance of expertise and skills to the organization
- The Board has developed a well-defined structure of effective committees and outside advisory which have clear purposes and tasks
- The Board meets weekly to review reports from committees and to monitor and track progress toward desired outcomes
- The Board ensures effective fiscal management of all incoming contributions and outgoing expenditures
Board Members are as follows:
Frank Clegg - Chairman and Director
Frank Clegg is the chairman of Navantis Inc. He holds a BS in Mathematics from the University of Waterloo. From 1991 to 2005, Frank was with Microsoft Canada, serving as president from 2000 to 2005. He is a member of the Board of Directors of Indigo Books and Music. He also serves as the CEO adviser of KINSA (Kids Internet Safety Association).
Brenda Potter Phelan - Director & Finance Chair
Brenda Potter Phelan is a graduate of York University and is a CGA. Brenda is a former founding partner of Phelan & Stodulski, Certified General Accountants, of Oakville. She sold her practice in 2006 in order to concentrate solely on providing clients with part-time and interim CFO services. Brenda works with many Oakville-based entrepreneurial companies and non-profit organizations. She is a former director of the Joshua Creek Residents Association.
John McLeod- Director & Communications Co-Chair
John McLeod is a marketing and business development executive with 18 years’ experience in telecommunications, information technology and software development. He has been a key member of senior management teams with successful start-up ventures as well as with large brand-name technology companies. John holds a BBA from Wilfrid Laurier University, an MBA from the Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario, and a CMA designation.
Karen Koury - Director & Community Chair
Karen Koury is a senior professional risk manager with a major Canadian financial institution, and has more than 22 years’ experience in credit and operational risk management. Karen is a member of the board of directors of the Toronto Chapter of the Risk Management Association, where she is Program Chair. She holds a BA and an MBA from Concordia University, as well as a Credit Risk Certification degree from the U.S.-based Risk Management Association. Karen is responsible for C4CA’s Street Captain program.
Carolyn Gagnon - Director & Fundraising
Carolyn Gagnon is the President and CEO of Brukar Inc. and Tectona Electronics Inc. of Oakville, companies she co-founded in 1985. She graduated from the University of Alberta with a B.A. in math and economics. Carolyn is on the board of ProlificUSA.com and volunteers on the board of Ontario Sailing, where she is V.P. of Business Development.
Nancy Robertson - Director & Youth Chair
Nancy Robertson is a realtor with Sotheby’s Realty. An active environmentalist, Nancy been leading Oakville schools’ Environment Clubs for many years. She graduated from the University of Western Ontario with a BA in Economics, and is a volunteer with numerous community organizations.
Lee Battiston – Director
Lee Battison has been an Oakville resident for 22 years. He has 25 years of senior management experience in manufacturing, including several years of international experience in Asian and European business development. He retired from the manufacturing sector in 2007 and is now completing a PhD on the technical and economic feasibility of renewable energy generation at the University of Guelph.
Pauline Watson – Director & Chair of Public Outreach
Pauline Watson is currently a Technical Expert for a large Engineering Consulting firm and has worked for over 30 years as a professional engineer in the electricity generating field in Ontario. She has a B.Sc. (honours) Mechanical Engineering from the University of Alberta and a M.A. Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Waterloo. She has been a resident of Oakville for 18 years.
Shawn Dion – Director
Shawn Dion has over 25 years experience in the energy management and building services industry. He is currently President of Sennit Limited, a private equity investment firm. Prior to founding Sennit, he was Vice President of Rose Technology Group, a leading energy performance contractor in Canada and one of the largest in North America. He is a Professional Engineer and holds a B.A.Sc. in mechanical engineering from the University of Ottawa, and an MBA from the Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario.
Barb Weis – Director & Fundraising
Barb Weis is the Administrator for Gren Weis Architect + Associates. She is a past president and an 8 year board member of Oakville Galleries. Barb received the "Above and Beyond" award from the Oakville Arts Council and with Gren, the prestigious "Samuel E. Weir Corporate Partner" award from the Ontario Association of Art Galleries. She studied at Bethel University, the University of Minnesota and the Minneapolis College of Art and Design.
Jim Goodfellow – Director
Jim Goodfellow was Vice Chairman of Deloitte & Touche LLP prior to his retirement in 2008, and has over 40 years of experience in public accounting and providing assurance and advisory services, primarily to large public companies. He is one of three recipients of the 2009 ICA Award of outstanding and he is a frequent speaker at conferences related to financial reporting, corporate governance, securities regulation and audit committees.