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Board of Directors

Recruitment for Board and/or committee membership is ongoing. If you are interested in becoming a Board and Committee member, or a Community Committee member, you are invited to contact us. Please scroll down for details.


Heather Broddy, Chair
Al Potma, Vice-Chair
Shaun Valeriote, Secretary-Treasurer


Chase Collver
Christine Sowden
Animesh Vadaparti
Delbert Williams

Shikha Jain
Nicole Kucherenko
Sharon Mayne
Conor Russell

Click HERE to view the profiles of our 2023-2024 Board Members

 The Board of Directors provides high-level leadership and governance for the organization by providing oversight of the organization’s operations, performance and outcomes. Committees of the Board provide leadership on specific issues. Board and Committee members attend regular meetings and are also encouraged to attend FCSGW events and participate in the life of the organization.

Apply to be a Board and/or Committee member of our organization. Join us to make a real and lasting difference!

*NOTE: Board members also serve on at least one Committee. Community Committee members serve on one or more Committees and do not sit on the Board.

Skills and Experience:

We are committed to having our Board represent our community with a broad mix of experience, knowledge, and skills. We are particularly interested in the broad perspectives that people with diverse abilities, race, sexual orientation, gender identity, and ethnicity would bring. Orientation and mentorship will be provided and training is available.

Time Commitment:

Board applicants must be able to attend meetings in Guelph on the first Wednesday evening of each month and participate on one committee for a total of approximately 4-6 hours per month, plus meeting preparation time.

To Apply:

If you would like to apply to be nominated to a position on the Board of Directors or a Board committee, or if you would like more information, please contact Ava Gorch at or 519-824-2410 ext. 4111.

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