At Habitat for Humanity Grey Bruce, our Mission is to use our knowledge, skills, community relationships, volunteers and other resources to create and promote safe and affordable homeownership options with the aim to help families build strength, stability and independence.  We also operate 3 ReStore locations in Grey and Bruce County, which offer a variety of rewarding retail positions.

Our Board of Directors

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 tackling the issue of poverty housing in our community.

Deborah Haswell
Chair

A small business owner and former Mayor of the City of Owen Sound, Deborah joined the Board of Directors in 2015. She is currently a Commissioner with the Niagara Escarpment Commission and is active in local community initiatives. Deborah brings a wealth of regional and provincial government skills and expertise to Habitat Grey Bruce.

Michael Bolton CPA,CA
Treasurer

Michael resides in Port Elgin with his family. He is a Chartered Professional Accountant and a partner with BDO Canada LLP, a national accounting firm. Michael has volunteered with numerous community groups and is currently a member of the Rotary Club of Port Elgin. He has served on the Board since 2014 and chairs our Finance and Audit/ Risk Committees.

Dave Gross
Secretary

Prior to joining the Board in 2015, Dave was actively involved in several Habitat Builds. Recently retired, Dave was the owner of the Hanover Home Hardware & Building Centre for 20 years. His extensive retail experience and expertise is a valuable asset to our ReStore operations. Dave currently serves as Secretary of the Board.

Bill Beatty
Vice Chair

Bill Beatty retired in 2008 after a 34 year career with the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) where he held various senior positions within CMHC’s Ontario Region. Over the past 11 years Bill has served on the Board of Interfaith Homes, a private not for profit housing provider and has been a member of the Rotary Club of Meaford since 2015. He joined the Board in 2016.

Cathe Lovel

Prior to moving to Grey-Bruce in 2017, Cathe managed several branches of Meridian Credit Union in Guelph, Ontario, where she was actively involved in many community organizations and initiatives. A former real estate broker and active member of the Guelph and District Real Estate Board of Directors, Cathe and her partner own a vacation rental business in Sauble Beach, Ontario. Cathe joined the Board in 2018.

Roy James

During his career in the automotive, mining, heavy manufacturing, consumer goods and health care industries, Roy has held numerous positions at both middle to senior management levels in Health & Safety, Human Resources, Operations, and Project Management. He also spent several years as member and Chair of the Board of STRIDE in Halton Hills serving those in the community with developmental challenges.  Roy chairs our HR Committee. 

Carol Rencheck

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.

Terri Robertson

A life-long resident of Grey County, Terri is the Director of Government, Energy, and Custom Accounts in the Business Development division at MPAC and is an Associate Member of the Institute of Municipal Assessors. She brings a strong business acumen to the Board as well as experience in strategic planning, property valuation, and public and private sector engagement. Terri joined the Board in 2016 and Chairs our Governance Committee.

Vicki Watson CPA, CA

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.

Our Management Team

Greg Fryer

Executive Director
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John E. McLachlan

Resource Manager
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Rachelle MacKenzie

Business Manager
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Alan MacDonald

Construction Manager
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Jim Lawson

ReStore Manager
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Jeremy McMillan

Resource Coordinator
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