Our Team

The role of the Bereaved Families of Ontario-Durham Board of Directors is to ensure that this organization is responsibly managed and that its goals are met effectively and efficiently.  These dedicated volunteer Board members are responsible for decision making, including strategic planning, finances, organizational operations, community relations and human resources.  They also ensure that the programs and services reflect the mission and goals of the organization.

This Board is a managing Board who, together with the Executive Director, and volunteers, assists in the operation of BFO-Durham. Board members are not required to be bereaved parents; previous experience is an asset.

The Board of Directors meets once a month, and when the need arises for special called Board meetings.  Some of our Board Members have served on the Board for an extended period of time showing their dedication and belief in BFO-Durham. 

2018 / 2019 BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Gary Goswell
Board Chair

Gary came to BFO-Toronto for support after the loss of his daughter Kelly in June 1992.  After attending a mixed group, he was in...

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Marian Rehr
Board Member / Treasurer

BFO Durham was founded in 1993 and Marian was one of four founding mothers.  She has been a Board member and Treasurer since.  Marian ...

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Micheline Ball
Board Member / Newsletter Editor

Micheline is retired from a career as a residential appraiser spanning over 25 years.  Married, with 2 sons and 3 granddaughters, keeps her...

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Margaret Fortune
Board Member

Maggie has owned and operated a business as a Personal Organizer since 2000.  Her daughter Annette Elizabeth passed away as a result of an ...

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Sharon Sears
Board Member

Sharon became a member of Durham B.F.O shortly after the loss of her son Andrew in 1994 and her infant daughter Rebecca in 1995. Sharon is marri...

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Chris Garvey
Board Member

Chris has been a sales rep for over 30 years, the last 20 in optical sales.  He has been married to his wife Suzanne for 26 years.  He...

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Wayne Wanamaker
Board Member

Wayne came to BFO-Durham in the Spring of 2013 after the sudden loss of his son David in September, 2012.  It was through attending drop-in...

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Jane Carter
Executive Director

Jane joined the Board in January 2011 so that she could continue to "give back" to BFO-Durham, as without their continuous support and guidance,...

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