Brant FACS Foundation Board of Directors
Vacant Foundation Board of Directors position
If you are interested in serving on the Foundation Board of Directors, please contact our Board President or Executive Director to discuss this opportunity further. Membership with Brant FACS is a requirement.
Board of Directors 2019-2020 Term
Kevin is a fourth generation cash crop farmer in Burford. He served one term on Brant County Council and has been a volunteer firefighter in the Burford area for 22 years. In 2014, Kevin and his wife Deb became the proud and loving adoptive parents of a sibling group of 4 children.
Jeff and his family have lived in Brantford for 20 years and have always been active in the community. His family being an active member of Children’s Aid Societies as he was growing up, Jeff wanted to continue the important work of supporting his local agency.
Jeff has 31 years’ experience in for profit business and currently works for a private European company that specializes in factory automation in the manufacturing sector.
Rhonda is a Chartered Professional Accountant who has senior management experience in both for profit and not-for-profit sectors. A graduate of Mohawk College and Athabasca University, she has continued her learning in not-for-profit governance best practices. Having previously held positions such as Chief Financial Officer, Privacy Officer, and Treasurer, Rhonda has served on Boards of Directors in both the Canadian Dairy Industry and Ontario Healthcare Sectors before joining us in the child welfare sector.
Todd is a lifelong resident of Brantford with a strong belief in community involvement. He is a proud dad of Cassie and devoted husband of Cathy. He has been a member of the Kiwanis Club of Brantford for over 25 years, served as the Past Chairman of the Brantford Police Service Board, member of the Nova Vita Board, Brantford General Hospital Foundation Board, past president of the Brant County Snooker League and many more. He has a keen interest in helping his community in any way he can. Todd grew up in a wonderful family where fostering children was “just a way of life”. His parents, Gordon and Jane Glaves devoted much of their time to helping kids both in Brantford and around the world. He is the Managing Funeral Director at both Beckett-Glaves Family Funeral Centre and at Hill & Robinson Funeral Home & Cremation Centre. He joined the family business in the 1990’s and continues to assist families in need with his sisters and his brother. Todd is a licensed Funeral Director, is the only local funeral director to have a degree in Funeral Service Education and continues to upgrade his education yearly. In his rare moments of spare time, he loves to golf, play snooker, 8 ball or just have his friends and their kids over for a swim and dinner.
Susan is a very active Board Member and a longstanding foster parent of 36 years. She has raised a number of children from toddlehood to adulthood as well as helping others move on to adoption. She is extremely committed to the children and a strong advocate for them. For this reason alone, she makes an excellent Board member since she always brings discussions back to the needs of the children themselves. Recently one of the young people in her care was honoured with an award for dedication and commitment to his church. He recently graduated grade 12 as a honour student who also won an athletic award. Susan is a past treasurer of the Foster Parents Association of Brant. Her work is not limited to this important area of her life. In the community, she has also volunteered for the Heart and Stroke Association, the Cancer Society, and the Red Cross over the years.
Kim Ann Laush is the Associate Dean, Community Studies at Mohawk College and has also been the Interim Associate Dean in Social Services/Justice Studies and Health studies. Prior to these roles, she was a Coordinator/Professor in the Child and Youth Care program, Educational Support Program and Child and Youth Worker Apprenticeship Program. Kim Ann is a life-long learner who achieved degrees from Nipissing (MEd), York (BEd) and Waterloo (BA, Social Development Studies) Universities and is currently a student at Western in the Doctorate of Education in Leadership and Higher Education Program. Kim Ann is also a graduate of Mohawk College from the Child and Youth Worker program who has several years’ experience working with children, youth and families in a children’s mental health centre and in closed custody with youth. Kim Ann has worked as a supply teacher with school boards in the Grand Erie District School Board and Waterloo Region District School Board.
Vernon has been a Brantford resident for 40 years and completed his secondary school education at Brantford Collegiate Institute. He then continued his studies at McMaster University and Ontario Teacher’s College. Following his university and college graduation, he worked with the Grand Erie District School Board as a classroom teacher and a school principal before his retirement.
Married with two adult children, Vernon has close connections to the local Caribbean community and enjoys music and sports.
Bernadette is currently serving as Executive Director and Board representative of Brant FACS.
This position is currently vacant.