Mr. Goodwin is a lifetime resident of Manitouwadge. A graduate of the Recreation Leadership program at Centennial College of Applied Arts and Technology and Cabinet Maker program at Sault College, Mr. Goodwin spent 30 years in Municipal Recreation Management with the Township of Manitouwadge. With business ownership experience, he brings years of expertise in business planning & development, financial control and human resource management. His volunteering work includes Ducks Unlimited and the Manitouwadge Rod and Gun Club, as well as chairing the Local Citizen’s Committee for over 20 years. In 2009, he received Lieutenant Governor’s Ontario heritage Award for Lifetime Achievement 2009.
Fraser Dunn is retired from the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF). He was Acting Assistant Deputy Minister and former Director of Applied Research and Development Branch when he retired in 2008. During his career he also worked in Aviation and Forest Fire Management as well as Land Use Planning. He also served as Chair of the former Sustainable Forest Management Network and was a trustee with the Sault Ste Marie Board of Education. Since retirement, as a part time consultant, he has worked with the Canadian Forest Service, the MNRF, and other natural resource based organizations.
Ms. Forsyth has been the Municipal Treasurer and Deputy Clerk with the Township of White River since 2001. She in an active member of numerous community committees and boards , including the Superior East Community Futures Development Corporation Board of Directors since 2007, and Secretary/Treasurer for the White River Community Food Bank Committee. Ms. Forsyth is the chair of the Audit and Finance Committee, bringing knowledge and experience in the areas of economic development, management, human resources, labour negotiation and business. Ms. Forsyth is a long time resident of White River and holds a Bachelors Degree of Science in Management from Lake Superior State University.
Mr. Fry’s career in forestry spans over four decades and includes work with the Ontario government and private sector forestry companies. After graduating with his forestry degree from the University of Toronto, Mr. Fry moved to northern Ontario and never looked back! Mr. Fry has extensive experience in all aspects of forestry including wood procurement, forest operations, sawmilling, compliance, partnership development and silviculture. He is also brings a broad knowledge of government legislation and regulations. In 2010, Mr. Fry started a consulting practice supporting independent sawmills. Most recently he has been assisting Pic Mobert First Nation in the development of their forest management programs.
Ms. Roy-Ward is the Chief Financial Officer of the Hornepayne Community Hospital. She was the former CAO/Clerk with the Township of Hornepayne and a former Administrator with the Hornepayne Roman Catholic School Board. Her community involvement includes serving as a Director with the Nordaski Board of Directors and has included serving as a Delegate for the Northern Credit Union, as Vice President of the Hornepayne Economic Development committee and as Secretary for the Hornepayne Three Bears Day Care Board of Directors.
David Giuliano is a Pastor, Spiritual Guide and Expressive Arts Facilitator. Rev. Giuliano has served in the Marathon region and community and nationally on multiple projects. He was the Moderator, a senior elected official and spiritual leader of the United Church of Canada from 2006-2009. His community involvement includes having served as Chairperson for the Working Group on Israel and Palestine for the United Church of Canada, as Co-Chair and founding member of Four Colours Race Relations and various denominational positions. Rev. Giuliano holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in History and Psychology and a Master of Science degree from the University of Guelph, Master of Divinity and Master of Theology degrees from Queen’s Theological College.
John Grant Michano is a former Regional Director of Operations and Police Inspector with Anishinabek Police Services as well as a former Welder/Ironworker with American Can. Mr. Michano’s community involvement includes serving as a Council Member of the Ojibways of Pic River. He holds Welding Diploma from Confederation College Thunder Bay and a Police Diploma from the Ontario Police College.