Our Board of Directors is a group of dedicated community and business leaders who volunteer their time to act on behalf of the stakeholders (families, customers, and community partners) of Habitat Grey Bruce as a policy governance board.
Their strategic decision-making and guidance steer the organization. Each Board member is deeply committed to increasing affordable housing in our community through Habitat’s homeownership model.
Steve has been involved in real estate sales since 2005 and most recently has been the Broker/Manager of the Royal LePage RCR Realty offices in Wiarton, Hanover and Owen Sound. Steve first got involved with Habitat for Humanity Grey Bruce in 2009 when homes were being built in Wiarton and has been a frequent volunteer ever since. Steve also has prior board experience as a long-time member of the Realtors Association of Grey Bruce Owen Sound.
Mike joined the Board in 2020. He is retired having worked 33 years as a Professional Engineer with the Ministry of Transportation and Grey County. He enjoys being with people and volunteering.
Carol joined the Board in 2017 shortly after moving to Bruce County from the United States where she was the Volunteer Coordinator for a Habitat Affiliate in Ohio. Along with her involvement with Habitat, Carol also volunteers with Huron Shores Hospice, The Saugeen Rail Trail Association and reading with the students at the elementary school in Port Elgin.
Victoria joined the Board in March 2018. She has worked with BDO Owen Sound for over 20 years and is currently an Audit Senior Manager with the firm. Her experience includes serving upper and lower tier municipalities, First Nations, and not-for-profit organizations. Victoria is actively involved in many community initiatives.
Ryan has been in the construction industry for over 20 years and has 15 years of experience in construction management. Giving back has always been an important part of his career, working with organizations like Renos for Heros and giving back to the local community and beyond. Ryan first got involved with Habitat for Humanity in 2006 when he traveled with a group from St. Clair College to help rebuild after Hurricane Katrina. Seeing the aftermath and devastation gave him a new perspective and greater understanding of the lifechanging benefits that Habitat offers those in need. He knew from that point forward that he would continue to work with the organization throughout his career.
Andrew served as a volunteer with a number of local charities over the years and is excited to be a part of Habitat for Humanity Grey Bruce. As a lawyer he is aware of the obstacles and expenses that make it difficult for people to own their own home, and what it means when they achieve that goal.
Melissa joined the Board in 2021. She brings to the Board her background and experience in both Law and Human Resources. She is currently a Director of Human Resources and the Code of Conduct Officer at Bruce Power. Melissa has previous volunteer experience working with the Canadian Cancer Society, Owen Sound Minor Soccer and her husband’s charitable initiative, Baywest Nissan Kidz. Melissa is excited to be a part of an organization that is passionate about social responsibility through innovative and affordable housing solutions.
Shane Chegahno is the Vice President and co-founder of Makwa Development Inc, a 100% indigenous owned company based in the Saugeen Ojibway Nation Traditional Territory at Neyaashiinigmiing on the Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation. Makwa Development is currently executing on a number of projects within the Nawash community and energy projects within the SON traditional territory. As a successful entrepreneur Shane has accumulated an extensive background in the Forestry and Construction industries. Shane has been nationally recognized for his innovative work in Indigenous housing for the Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation. He continues to support his passion of affordable housing for families through ongoing volunteer work. Shane has also received numerous awards for his dedication to his community, volunteer work, and involvement with minor sports.
When Kim joined the Board of Directors in 2022, the availability of affordable housing in Grey and Bruce Counties had reached new lows. Kim is determined to explore and seize opportunities to help overcome the gap in affordable housing and is ready to serve the community through Habitat for Humanity to deliver results.
A senior manager at Bruce Power and a professional chemical engineer, Kim brings with her over 20 years of experience in Property & Facility Management, Capital Planning and Asset Management, Construction Projects, and Supply Chain Management.
Kim is energetic about climate change and serves on the board for Bruce Power Net Zero Inc, a new entity committed to decarbonizing Ontario and advancing clean energy technologies to achieve a net zero future.
As an avid cyclist, Kim volunteers with Town of Saugeen Shore Bicycle Friendly Committee to help lead Saugeen Shores in developing partnerships to support cycling and to build new infrastructure to make cycling safer and more convenient.
Habitat for Humanity Grey Bruce is grateful to have the leadership of Greg Fryer as Executive Director. Greg has been with Habitat since the Spring of 2011.
Over the past decade, he has been instrumental in the growth and evolution of our organization, forming unique community partnerships that foster opportunity, stability and sustainability in affordable housing in both Grey and Bruce counties alike.
Greg’s commitment to the community, to the organization and to the need for affordable housing is demonstrated in his servant leadership to Habitat for Humanity Grey Bruce.