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Terry Rees - FOCA Executive Director (& Lake Kasshabog Residents' Assoc.)
Terry is a respected and active representative on more than a dozen province-wide and bi-national committees related to water, the environment, and other broad social issues. He brings a unique perspective and background from the mining, minerals and petrochemical industry garnered across North America with several sector-leading organizations. He applies his diverse background within the private sector resource industries to deal with strategic policy and solutions, on a variety of Province-wide forums. His experience comes from a number of progressive roles within technical sales, environmental and hazardous materials management, production planning and public policy development.
Terry has been a leader and innovator within the private and not-for-profit sectors for over 20 years. His role as Executive Director of FOCA, one of the largest membership associations in the Province, has allowed him to apply the out-of-the-box thinking that is required to deal effectively with the complex challenges facing our economy, our environment and our society.
**In 2012, Terry received an honour from Water Canada as a "Water's Next" person representing Canadian water excellence**
Michelle Lewin - FOCA Communications & Development Coordinator
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Michelle joined the staff in 2010 to beat the drum about the good work being done by FOCA. Her background is in communications and culture. Michelle oversees printed and electronic messaging, and works with our association members to distribute information across the Province.
Contact Michelle if your organization is interested in partnering with FOCA to support our mandate of protecting Ontario's waterfront experience.
Tracy Logan - FOCA Membership & Programs Coordinator
FOCA Board of Directors
Alphabetical listing (& Association affiliation):
While attending Ryerson, the Lake of Bays area captured Malcolm’s interest as a summer employee at what was known as “Bigwin Inn”. This process fascinated him and consequently he has been a cottager on the lake for over forty years.
In the mid seventies Malcolm joined the Office Leasing Division of A.E. LePage in Calgary and in the early eighties was transferred to the head office in Toronto and later retired as a Vice President of the Toronto Office Leasing Division. Over the years he has been involved with many charitable organizations and is currently a director of the Lake of Bays Association, and The Ontario Camp of the Deaf (The Bob Rumball Group). (Joined FOCA Board Summer 2007)
Cottaging has been a very valued part of Jeff’s life. For 16 years at his in-law’s year-round cottage in the sandy beach area of Georgian Bay near Elmvale, and for the last 23 years at a seasonal cottage on a rocky island in Go Home Lake, his family’s passion for the value of experiencing a waterfront environment has grounded their lives. Jeff looks forward to preserving this opportunity for others through contributing to FOCA’s efforts as a Board member.
Jeff is a Professional Engineer, and holds a BASC in Industrial Engineering from the University of Toronto, as well as an MBA from the Rotman School, U of T. He has over 35 years experience in customer relations, supply chain, facilities, and fleet management, in both the private and public sectors. (Joined FOCA Board 2013)
Anne is a third-generation cottager on Lake Muskoka and chair of the Political and Environment Committee, Muskoka Lakes Association. As a professional land use planner with her own consulting firm, Anne takes a keen interest in new development in the district of Muskoka and its impact on the environment. Having over 20 years experience as a municipal employee she is also interested in municipal government and its efforts to meet the needs of its citizens. With a Bachelor of Arts degree in geography and a Master of Science degree in land use and recreational planning, Anne has always been fascinated by Ontario’s rocks, trees and water and how its citizens appreciate and interact with the natural environment. This love of nature was a furthered through volunteer work with the Canadian girl guides as a leader and as a camp adviser for over 10 years. Anne also has a long history of volunteerism, with 23 years as an advocate and board member on the Special Education Advisory Committee (Toronto Board of Education). (Joined Board January 2010)
Kim Papadoliopoulos (Otter Lake Landowners' Association)
Kim is from a multi-generational cottage family with long roots on Otter Lake in the Rideau Lakes area of Eastern Ontario. She has a passion for the lake and the surrounding environment and brings a practical and personal approach to her waterfront commitment. Kim has an Honours Bachelor of Business Administration from Trent University, along with many post-graduate certifications and training in Human Resources and related issues. (Joined FOCA Board 2013)
Nancy has been involved with the LOWDPOA Board since 2010, and is Chair of the LOWDPOA Enviornmental Committee. After working more than 30 years in the airline industry, Nancy took early retirement and is now a permanent resident in the Kenora area. Having worked primarily in Northern Ontario and Manitoba, Nancy has a clear understanding of issues facing the north, and good relationships with many partners in the district. She also served a term on Kenora City Council. Nancy's favourite things about lake life include fishing, wildlife, clean air and great times with friends and family. (Joined FOCA Board 2012)
Above: FOCA members, staff and partners at an event near Woodview, Ontario.
QUICK LIST - FOCA STAFF:
Executive Director - Terry Rees
Communications & Development Coordinator - Michelle Lewin
Membership & Programs Coordinator - Tracy Logan
QUICK LIST - FOCA BOARD
President - Ken Grant
Vice-President - Carole Russell
Treasurer - Bill Cheshire
Secretary - Kay Soares
Past President - Ted Spence