Meet Our Directors

Graham Barnes
Resident of Burlington for over 30 years. Retired from his position as Police Inspector, Halton Regional Police, after 35 years of service. more

• Current Chair Grant Review Committee
• Active member – Burlington Wellington Square Masonic Lodge
• Volunteer and Director of Community Cares Committee Halton
• Active community affairs participant
• Past member of initial steering committee for Special Friends Day Halton
• Past member and Community Committee chair of Burlington Rotary North
• Past President of Burlington Centaurs Rugby Club
• Past member of founding steering committee of Youthfest – Our Youth Our Future

Dorothy Borovich
A registered physiotherapist, Dorothy is the owner and director of Burlington Rehab Services, which has been operating in Burlington for over 20 years. more

• Director-at-Large Halton Heroes Gala Committee
• Burlington Art Centre Board Member 1996-2001
• Burlington Economic Development Corporation Board Member 1999-2002
• Burlington Economic Development Corporation Founder – Signature Event – 2000
• Joseph Brant Memorial Hospital Foundation Board Member 2000-2003
• Crystal Ball Founder, Joseph Brant Memorial Hospital – Signature Event
• Burlington Community Foundation Board Member 2001-2004
• Ontario Physiotherapy Association Board Member 2004
• Co-Founder of Youthfest – Our Youth Our Future
• Peel Halton Dufferin Training Board Member 2006-2008
• Carpenter Hospice Board Member 2008 – 2011
• Physiotherapy Foundation Board of Canada 2009
• Nominee – Canadian Woman Entrepreneur of the Year 1994 – BMO
• Canadian Entrepreneur of the Year Semi-Finalist – Quality Service Award BMO
• Nominee – Today’s Parent Community Initiative Award – 2005
• Recipient – Ontario Physiotherapy Association Award of Excellence 1998
• Recipient – Certificate of Appreciation – Halton Board of Education 1990

Wendy Gzechowski
Wendy is a resident of Burlington and has been a member of the Halton Regional Police Service since 1982. She has worked with various units within the HRPS and is currently with the Regional Community Mobilization Bureau where she is the Administrator. Wendy is extremely active in her community and has been involved in many events as a volunteer. more

• Current Chair Logistics Committee Halton Heroes Gala Committee
• Previously involved with the Citizen Police Academy, Police Day Celebration, Volunteer Recognition Dinner, Auxiliary Police Graduation and various conferences
• Assigned to the 2015 PanAm Torch Games Security Detail
• Current Vice-President Burlington Provincial Liberal Association
• Past Director of the Board and Chair of Logistics Burlington Sound of Music Festival
• Past Board Member and Chair of Logistics Burlington Beerfest
• Past Logistics Volunteer This Magic Moment

Jack Moreira
Jack is the owner and director of The Burlington Convention Centre. He has been in business in the Burlington area since 1983, owning several furniture businesses and banquet halls. more

• Logistics Halton Heroes Gala Committee
• Board member, Burlington Christian Academy
• Fundraising gala sponsor for Carpenter Hospice, Burlington Community Foundation, Oakville Trafalgar Hospital, Joseph Brant Hospital & Shooting for the Stars, Rotary International and others
• Sponsor of many of Burlington’s Community Events including the Burlington Economic Development Corporation Signature Event and Youthfest

Ryan Nisbet
Ryan was born and raised in Burlington where he continues to live with his family. He is the co-owner of the Burlington Print Three and Bloomtools franchises in Burlington. more

• Current Chair of the Halton Heroes Gala Committee
• Sponsor of various community programs and events including Carpenter Hospice, Community Living Association and Joseph Brant Hospital
• Involved with various teams in the BLOMHA hockey organization

Keith Strong
Resident of Burlington for almost 50 years. Self employed for 43 years primarily in the service industry, high pressure cleaning, and transfer disposal of industrial hazardous waste. more

• Fundraising – Tansley Woods Community Centre
• Board of Directors, BEDC (Burlington Economic Development Corporation)
• Founding Board Member – Burlington Community Foundation
• Crystal Ball Fundraising Member – Joseph Brant Hospital
• Co-Founder of the Burlington Mayors Gala
• Carpenter Hospice Fundraising Committee
• Co-Founder of Youthfest – Our Youth Our Future
• Board member of Burlington Hamilton United Way
• Fundraising Chair – Burlington Performing Arts Centre
• Founding Chair – Board of Directors – Burlington Performing Arts Centre
• Committee member fundraising Burlington Breast Cancer Support Services
• Committee member fundraising Bereaved Families of Ontario
• Co-Founder – Community Cares Committee of Halton (Halton Heroes Gala)
• Burlington Citizen of the Year – 2003
• Ontario Medal of Good Citizenship – 2006
• Patron of the City of Burlington – 2006
• Lions International – The Helen Keller Fellowship – 2006
• Rotary International – Paul Harris Fellow – 2007