Eileen Bidulka

A graduate of McMaster University, Eileen’s professional experience includes sales and marketing responsibilities for local municipal governments in both Hamilton and Burlington and a local professional association.  For the last 12 years, Eileen has been fortunate to have been able to devote a great deal of time to philanthropic efforts in both Hamilton where she was born and raised, as well as Burlington where she has resided with her husband and three children since 1998.

Eileen served on the Board of Directors of the Mark Preece Family House, which provides accommodation for families of acute care patients at Hamilton area hospitals for five years, leading many fundraising events and initiatives both during her time on the Board as well as five years preceding her Board appointment, as a committee member.  Eileen has also assisted in fundraising initiatives at the Nelson Youth Centres and JDRF.  An avid golfer, Eileen served as the 2018 Women’s Golf Captain at the Hamilton Golf & Country Club and was named Chair of the Player Services Committee for the 2019 RBC Canadian Open.

Lloyd Bryant

Lloyd Bryant is the Retired President and CEO of HP Canada. During Lloyd’s tenure HP Canada was recognized for delivering exceptional results, being one of Canada’s best places to work, as well as being the most environmentally responsible IT company in Canada. While at HP Lloyd was responsible for overseeing HP Canada’s environmental programs and in 2012 and again in 2013, Lloyd was named as one of Canada’s Clean 16, recognizing individuals who have had the most impact on clean capitalism in his sector.

Lloyd currently serves on the board of directors of Canada Post, is a member of the audit and pension committees, and is the Chair of the Boards Environmental, Social and Governance committee. Lloyd  also serves on the board of directors of Purolator and is currently the Chair of the board of directors for SCI Logistics.  Lloyd also serves on the board of directors of Comkids a charity which  provides technology and digital literacy training  to high potential youth from financially disadvantaged families. Lastly, Lloyd serves as the Chair of the board of directors for WWF in Canada and is a member of WWF’s international council.

Lloyd and his wife Nicole live in North Burlington, and enjoy hiking and cycling in the beautiful Niagara Escarpment region and sailing on Georgian Bay.

Ian Clark

Ian Clark is a serial entrepreneur whose expertise has enabled him to start five businesses, sell four and invest in another four. With over 35 years of business experience, Ian’s skillset and accomplishments reach far and wide.  In 2017, Ian sold his most successful and profitable business to a European venture capitalist backed firm. After a brief partnership with that company, in 2019 Ian ventured on his own yet again and founded Executive On Demand (EOD) – a consulting company to help executives achieve more success in their business. Recognized among his peers, colleagues and customers, Ian has been the recipient of numerous awards over the duration of his career.

Ian is married to his wife Maria and has 3 children.  In his free time, Ian loves to sail, ski and spend time at the family-built cottage. He resides in Burlington and is an active member of the community.

Dr. Frank Fornasier

Dr. Fornasier has been a hospitalist at Joseph Brant Hospital since 2010. His work involves caring for patients whose family doctors no longer have privileges at Joseph Brant Hospital, and ensuring that a line of communication is in place with the respective family doctor about any hospital stays. Frank is passionate about healthcare and dreams of a totally connected health care environment. Dr. Fornasier obtained his medical degree and trained at the University of Ottawa and completed his post graduate training at Dalhousie University.

Previously he worked as a hospitalist in the Niagara Health System, and as a family physician in both the United States and Ontario. Frank keeps active in the community and in the hospital – he is presently Chair of Health Records at Joseph Brant Hospital, Chief Medical Information Officer, and Head of the Hospital Medicine Service.

Frank lives in beautiful Burlington and he enjoys building anything with his hands, playing golf, hanging out with his children, learning and forgetting trivia, and technology in the workplace.

Deepa Ganatra

Deepa is a registered physiotherapist with over 25 years experience treating pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric athletes. She is currently self-employed as a physiotherapist, and a Learning Facilitator for Sport For Life Physical Literacy programs.

 

A life-long resident of Hamilton-Burlington, Deepa is very involved in her community as the current President of Beta Sigma Phi Burlington City Council, and a 13 year member of Beta Xi chapter of Beta Sigma Phi Burlington (a women’s organization serving the community).

Over the past 15 years, she has actively participated on Parent Councils at Fairview Glen Montessori School and John T. Tuck Public School, and acted as team trainer and assistant coach for G01Y competitive soccer team (BYSC). Deepa and her husband have been married for 24 years, and have raised their four children in Hamilton/Burlington since 2001. In her down-time, she enjoys family game night (which gets too competitive, too fast!), walking their goofy black Lab, reading, and being with friends.

Luisa Hubner

Luisa’s long-time engagement with the local communities of Hamilton and Burlington are evident in both education and volunteerism. Upon graduating with an Honours Bachelor of Commerce degree from McMaster University, Luisa articled with Price Waterhouse Chartered Accountants in Hamilton, achieving her CA designation. During her varied career path, Luisa held positions in finance, marketing, and sales, and is a retired member of the Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario.

Luisa has co-chaired fundraising events for local schools, always with a focus on enhancing the students’ experience. She has Board level experience on the professional side, as well as cultural and community. Luisa feels most fortunate to have spent several years in the academic environment. She served as the Director of Budgeting and then as a Lecturer in Entrepreneurship at the DeGroote School of Business at McMaster University. She has also had the pleasure of lecturing in Business Administration and Small Business Management at Mohawk College.

 

Luisa, her husband and their three grown sons all call Burlington home. They enjoy the outdoors and spending time as a family.

Tracy King

Tracy King attended the University of Western Ontario. After
graduating, Tracy began her career in finance with Midland Walwyn which was later acquired by Merrill Lynch. Through her 12 years in the finance industry she had the opportunity to work in Toronto and New York. Tracy moved from being in Bond Sales to the Director of Credit Sales for Canada.

A few years after her first child was born, Tracy decided to focus more on her family and return to another passion, volunteering. From a young age, she learned the benefits of
volunteering in the community while spending time helping to run a thrift store in Toronto’s Regent Park. Over the years she has run many fundraising events. Her time is now being spent giving back to her community. Tracy is the Co-Chair of the Crystal Ball Committee.

Tracy and her husband Darrell have lived in Burlington since 2000 and are the proud parents of a son and daughter.

Jennifer Lucier

Jen is a Tax Partner at BDO Canada LLP. She is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CA) and holder of a Honours Bachelor of Commerce Degree from McMaster University.

She focuses on proactive tax plans that include reorganizations, estate planning as well as succession planning. Her portfolio includes privately held companies in a variety of industries such as real estate and construction, professional services, and manufacturing.

Jen is a member of the Institute of Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario and the Canadian Institute of Chartered Professional Accountants.  She is also a member of the Estate Planners Committee of Halton (EPCOH) and is a group study leader for the CPA Canada In-Depth Tax Course. She is a past Board of Director for the Ontario Standardbred Adoption Society and the Ontario Harness Horse Association.

Jen lives in Burlington and enjoys all different kinds of activities with her family including spending time at her family farm with the horses.

Maria Maffia

Marianeve (Maria) Maffia is Vice President of Finance & Operations of RSR Global and Dragonfly id and has worked for these organizations for the past 19 years.  In her role, she is a Hybrid individual responsible and involved in accounting, finance, HR, operations, IT and business development. Maria is a graduate of University of Waterloo, with a Bachelor in Mathematics and a Masters of Accounting.

 

Maria received her CPA, CA designation in December 1997 and fulfilled her time requirements of the profession with Ernst & Young in London, Ontario.  Maria and her husband Pietro Ciasullo, have been married for 16 years and Burlington residents since marriage.  They have a beautiful & energetic ginger daughter Giuliana (aka GNC).  Maria enjoys travelling, staying active in keeping up with her toddler, power walking, working out and experiencing new dining atmospheres and food!

Katie Murray

Prior to staying home to manage the household and raise her three children, Katie worked in the marketing and corporate communications sector for high tech data and telecommunications firms.

She attended the University of Waterloo where she obtained a Bachelor of Mathematics (Co-op) in Computer Science.  She also has a Masters Degree in Business Administration from McMaster University.

Katie has been very active in her children’s schools’ parents’ associations at Fern Hill School and Appleby College and she served six years on the Board of Directors for the Muskoka Ski Club.  Katie and her family have been Burlington residents since 1996.  She enjoys spending time with family and friends and travelling. Katie has thoroughly enjoyed being on the JBHF Board for the past four years chairing various committees.