Board of Directors & Committee Members

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Jon Christensen

Jon Christensen joined the board in 2020 and is an award-winning business development leader and Chief Executive Officer at Bidmii International Inc. He contributed to the growth of major brands Freshii, Boston Pizza and the GUS Group, while overseeing rebranding, cost reduction, and restructuring periods. Jon has been a guest lecturer at the Lang School of Business and Economics and has received awards from 1851 Franchise Magazine and the Ontario Hostelry Institute. Jon is the Chair of the Human Resources Committee.

Laurie Iversen

Laurie Iversen joined in 2016. Laurie currently works for a municipal government and has experience with marketing, sales, and project management.

Jane Stamp

Jane Stamp joined in 2018. Jane is the controller for Wellington Ortho & Rehab Associates and Wellington Physiotherapy Associates. Jane is the Chair of the Finance Committee.

Devlin Scanlon

Devlin Scanlon joined the board in 2019. Devlin works in food safety and is currently working towards a Master's degree in Public Policy and Management. Devlin is a member of the Finance and Human Resources Committees.

Wendy Jespersen

Wendy Jespersen joined the board in 2019 and has a background in fundraising and marketing communications, as well as event planning and magazine publishing. She is currently Manager, Advancement Communications, in the department of Alumni Affairs and Development at the University of Guelph.  Wendy is the Chair of the Marketing/Fundraising Committee.

Tom Bird 

Tom Bird joined the board in 2020 after a lengthy career in financial services as a portfolio manager, Vice-President, and Director for RBC Dominion Securities. He continues to consult with his former group. Tom is a member of the Finance and Marketing/Fundraising committees.

Kimberley Floyd

Kimberley Floyd joined the board in 2021 and is the Vice-President for Home and Community Care Support Services, Central West. Her 30 years of experience in the healthcare sector has afforded her many leadership opportunities within chronic and rehabilitation hospital experiences, small and large academic community-based acute care hospitals, and the community setting. She was also recently awarded the 2019 Louise Lemieux-Charles Health System Leadership award from the University of Toronto. Kimberley is a member of the Human Resources Committee.

Rosalind Gunn

Rosalind Gunn joined the board in 2021. She has a background in communications, government and public relations, as well as marketing and fundraising. She currently works as the Director of Communications and Advocacy for YWCA Cambridge.  Rosalind is a member of the Human Resources Committee.

Manoj Devineni

Manoj Devineni joined the board in 2021. Manoj currently works for a municipal government in a Finance role. In his current and previous roles, Manoj has consulting experience specializing in internal audits and financial controls. Manoj is a member of the Finance Committee.

Kasia Rusiniak

Kasia Rusiniak joined the Board in 2022. She is a communications professional with a background in fundraising, marketing, and event management. She currently works as Program Manager of Development and Marketing at River Run Centre.

Peter C. Pickfield

Peter C. Pickfield LLB, LLM is a Guelph-based lawyer specializing in the areas of environmental, land-use planning and municipal law and a partner with the firm of Garrod Pickfield LLP. He and his partner Danielle are proud parents to four children including a daughter who is a client of Hopewell.

Peter served proudly as a Hopewell Board member for ten years, including four years as Vice-Chair, and three years as chair of the Human Resources Committee.

Peter left the Board in 2021 but continues to serve as member of the Human Resources Committee. He is passionate about Hopewell and the communities that it serves and is fully invested in its long-term success. He views his support for Hopewell as a life-long commitment

Shanna O'Dwyer
Committee Member

Shanna O'Dwyer is a CPA, CA, and is the Manager of Financial Reporting and Accounting for the City of Guelph where she is responsible for overseeing the accounting, financial reporting, and continuous improvement functions for the organization. Prior to the City of Guelph, Shanna provided financial management for social services at the County of Wellington and Wellington Dufferin Guelph Public Health and worked in public accounting at Weiler and Company. Shanna was a member of the Hopewell Board of Directors from 2012 to 2021, and the Board Treasurer from 2013 to 2020. Shanna attended the University of Guelph, Wilfrid Laurier University, and is currently pursuing a Master of Arts in Leadership degree through Royal Roads University.   Shanna is a member of the Finance Committee.

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