Our Leadership

Board of Directors

Sean McNamara

Sean McNamara

President

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Sean McNamara is a resident of Bowmanville and long time supporter of BGC Durham. Sean was a board member from 2012 to 2018 and served as past president from 2016 to 2018.

Along with BGC Durham, Sean is also a long standing member on the Board of Directors for the OSCC55+ (Oshawa Senior Community Centres) and is currently 2nd Vice President and Past Finance Committee Chair.

Aside from community involvement, Sean is a Registered Insurance Broker with Bryson Insurance Brokers, specializing in providing risk solutions for business owners across Canada.

Antoinette Lewis

Antoinette Lewis

Vice President

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Antoinette Lewis began volunteering at BGC Durham in March 2022 after witnessing the significant impact the organization has on the lives of young people in the community, including her own children. In October 2022, she joined the Board of Directors to contribute to BGC at a deeper level.

Antoinette was called to the bar in Ontario in 2008. She started her career in Toronto, practicing mainly criminal law. She subsequently opened her own firm while also working with Legal Aid Ontario, and teaching law courses in Continuing Education at Seneca College. After having her second child, Antoinette joined Legal Aid Ontario on a full-time basis, where she is currently employed. She works in Durham providing legal assistance to youth and lower income individuals dealing with matters in criminal law and family law.

Karen Jackson

Karen Jackson

Secretary

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Karen is a resident of Pickering. She has a BA in Criminology from the University of Toronto. She has worked as a Corporate Law Clerk for the past 25+ years both as an employee for various law firms and more recently, as an independent contractor. Karen is also a real estate investor in the Durham Region. Karen has 2 daughters and knows the importance of having a place where kids can be themselves and have fun. She enjoys reading sci-fi books at Starbucks and spending time with her family.

Heather Cook

Heather Cook

Director

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Heather Cook was called to the Ontario bar in 2002 and has spent her entire legal career with the Durham Crown Attorney’s Office. Heather has a long-standing interest in matters of youth justice and was involved in the early development of the Youth Justice Committee. For the past 2 years she was responsible for case managing all the youth files in the entire Durham Region and got to see first-hand the positive impact that the Youth Justice Department of BGC Durham has on the community it serves. Heather is looking forward to putting her professional experience to good use in working with the members of the Board, staff and volunteers to enhance the mission, vision and values of the Club.

Rohit Khona

Rohit Khona

Director

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Rohit joined BGC Durham’s Board of Directors in July 2021 and is excited to be a part of this awesome organization. Growing up in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, he was a Club Member at the Caledonia Boys and Girls Club and credits the organization with his early success at school and finding a place in the community.

Rohit is currently a Partner & Head of Financial Services Consulting at Wipro Canada, a large Global IT & Services Company. His professional career spans 17 years in Banking & Financial Services, he worked at IBM, CGI, and was a co-founder for a start-up in the Renewable Energy Sector.

Rohit is an advocate for giving back and encouraging children and youth to reach their fullest potential, recognizing that they are Canada’s future. Outside of work, Rohit enjoys spending time with his young family with two children. He like to travel, engage with his community, and stays active by playing basketball, tennis, and golf.

Nikki McPhee

Nikki McPhee

Director

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Nikki McPhee joined BGC Durham’s Board of Directors in May 2018. Nikki’s family have been longtime Club Members and serving as a Director is her way of giving back to the Club. Nikki has 20+ years in the dental field in various positions and enjoys spending her free time with her family.

Cassandra Patrick

Cassandra Patrick

Director

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Starting her relationship with BGC as a club kid, Cassandra joined BGC Durham’s Board of Directors in January 2021. An entrepreneur at heart, she is also a marketer, a branding specialist, and a writer. With 15+ years of marketing experience and a passion for the digital landscape, Cassandra uses her vast knowledge of the online media landscape to craft creative marketing and content-driven strategies that help your brand get noticed and grow.

Zoobie Singh

Zoobie Singh

Director

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Zoobie Singh joined BGC Durham’s Board of Directors in June 2023. She is a Human Resources professional with over 18 years of experience in diverse industries and a degree in Business Management. Zoobie is also a Certified Human Resources Leader (CHRL). Having grown up in India and immigrated to Canada in 2017, she has experienced the power of community engagement in shaping young individuals’ lives. Zoobie believes that, together, we can construct a more vibrant future for the next generation and is looking forward to using her expertise to address social issues affecting youth.

Michael Scarbeau

Michael Scarbeau

Director

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Michael Scarbeau is the Vice President and head of Information Technology for HSB Canada. With over 20 years of experience in information management, technology, and strategy in both private and public organizations, Michael is an industry leader who supports the IT industry. He has a proven track record of transforming systems and teams into world-class performers. Michael holds a Computer Programming and Analysis Diploma from Seneca College.

Tajon Chin

Director

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Tajon Chin is a philanthropist and community leader who proudly serves on the Board of Directors of BGC Durham. As a resident of downtown Toronto, he is excited to bring a Toronto perspective to BGC Durham and bridge communities. Tajon is committed to promoting child and youth development and community engagement throughout the Greater Toronto Area.

Senior Team

Howard Moriah

Executive Director

905-728-5121 ext. 222
hmoriah@bgcdurham.com

Marnie Smith

Director of Operations

905-728-5121 ext. 229
msmith@bgcdurham.com

Program Staff

Aquatics

Brock Heard

Director of Aquatics

905-728-5121 ext. 235
bheard@bgcdurham.com

Volunteers/Placement Students

Tracy Farr-Sullivan

Coordinator, Volunteer Services

905-728-5121 ext.  501
tfarrsullivan@bgcdurham.com

Children’s Programs and Services

Bobbi Jo Riel

Director of Children & Youth Recreation Programs

905-436-3311 ext. 2871
bjriel@bgcdurham.com

Elizabeth Ann Williams

Director of Children & Youth Recreation Programs

905-728-5121 ext. 223
eawilliams@bgcdurham.com

Jenn Colliss

Learn On Coordinator

Marcia Boone

Oshawa/Clarington Program Coordinator

Haylee Hansen

Ajax/Pickering Program Coordinator

Chantal Genereux

Whitby Program Coordinator

Chris Brunt

Northview Program Assistant

905-436-3311 ext. 2872
cbrunt@bgcdurham.com

Youth Justice Programs and Services

Jill Dallaire

Director of Youth Justice Services & Youth Justice Committee Coordinator

Victoria Melo

Enhanced Extrajudicial Sanctions Coordinator

Julie Chartier

Youth Outreach Worker

Krystal Fletcher

Extrajudicial Measures Coordinator

LeRoy Lyttle

Youth Outreach Worker

Kelly Welch

Youth Outreach Worker

905-260-5154
yow@bgcdurham.com

Office Staff

Kate Ge

Finance Manager

905-728-5121 ext. 224
kge@bgcdurham.com

Jill Brennan

Office & Finance Coordinator

905-728-5121 ext. 226
jbrennan@bgcdurham.com

Brian Peirce

Maintenance Supervisor

Shari Pearson

Facility Rental Coordinator

905-728-5121 ext. 227
spearson@bgcdurham.com

Najah Dowdie

Digital Marketing and Communications Specialist

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BGC Durham is an accredited High Five organization and all staff are trained in Principles of Healthy Child Development in a recreational and sport setting.