Tina Jamieson

Chair

Tina joined the Participation House Foundation Board of Directors in 2013. She and her husband Bill have two children, Sarah, 22 and Jack, 21. Tina began her career in retail, at London landmark Kingsmill’s Department Store, then Harry Rosen Menswear in Winnipeg. She later joined the Victorian Order of Nurses (VON), holding various positions over a six year period, including manager of the Foot Care Program, which was honoured with a VON Canada National Gold Award for Excellence.

Tina is looking forward to assisting the PH Foundation Board in its fundraising endeavours. She’s held fundraising positions within several organizations including: Autism Ontario – London Chapter, The Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign, VON Middlesex-Elgin Branch, The London Professional Firefighters Association and SARI Therapeutic Riding. She also supports charities such as: Mission Services of London, Ontario SPCA, The Thyroid Foundation and London Track 3 Ski School.

Tina holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Western University in Administrative & Commercial Studies.

“Ever since our son, Jack, joined the Participation House Day Supports Program, the staff has welcomed us with open arms. They’ve helped Jack make a seamless transition from high school, and we feel very fortunate to be connected with such a warm and caring organization.”

Elizabeth Wasko

Vice Chair

Elizabeth has called London home for virtually all of her life. She completed all of her schooling locally, including completing her University education. After 31 years of teaching, Elizabeth decided to retire from educating Kindergarten children. Throughout her career she worked continuously for the students to achieve their maximum potential. After her retirement, Elizabeth looked for ways that she could contribute to society and found involvement with Participation House to be a perfect fit. Elizabeth comes from a large family of four siblings and twelve nieces and nephews. Her involvement with them emphasizes the importance of “home”.

Participation House works hard to provide wonderful homes for those they serve as well as meaningful involvement in many activities and programs so that our people can do and be the best they can be. She admires how PH offers settings where individuals with significant challenges find dignity and comfort in community, and she feels privileged to be involved.

Maryann Moons

Treasurer

Maryann is a CPA-CA and a long-time resident of London.  A graduate of the Ivey School of Business, she started her career in 1996 with a big-four accounting firm.  She then joined one of Canada’s largest multi-national construction companies where she spent over 14 years in various financial roles, eight of them as Corporate Treasurer.  She is now the Director of Finance at Youth Opportunities Unlimited.

In addition to Foundation Board, Maryann gives her time to Brescia University College’s Institutional Planning Committee and is an active member of Financial Executives International Canada, currently serving on both the local chapter board and the Canadian Leadership Council.

Rob Matic

Secretary

Rob and his wife Lori were married in 1988 in their home town of Burlington have two children, Josh was born in 1989, and Rebecca, 1991 and two grand children Joseph was born in 2015 and Evelyn was born in 2016. Rob has been in retail management since 1994 when the family relocated to London. A year later he was diagnosed with Colon Cancer. Looking for ways to give back to the community Rob founded a golf tournament in 2005 that eventually evolved into the Corey Perry A Round  for a Cure golf tournament which during its run raised over $100,000 for the Wellspring Cancer Support Centre.

Rob joined the foundation board in 2014 and is a member of the Leo Kirwin Golf Tournament planning committee. Rob came to know Participation House through his current position as Retail Sales Manager at Yurek Home Healthcare and his team is a King-Pin sponsor and participant at the annual bowl-a-thon.

Rob is a recent graduate of Durham College and has his diploma in Business-Human Resources

Maria Sinosic

Maria has been associated with Participation House Support Services since 2000 when she was among a group of parents who negotiated with the Ministry of Community and Social Services to partner with Participation House Support Services for the operation of Project Hope. Since that time Maria has been a member the Finance, Policy & Oversight, Quality Assurance, Public Relations Committees and is currently the chair of the Support Services Board of Directors. She is also a member of the Foundation Board. Through this involvement Maria is very aware of the dedication and effort of both staff and senior management toward providing a rich quality of life for the people supported by Participation House.

Maria has extensive experience in education and uses her skills to help Participation House wherever it is appropriate.

Maria is married to Bruno, enjoys spending time with her son and his family, as well as her daughter Christine who is supported by Participation House.

Gary Jazey

Retired Superintendent of Education for The Thames Valley District School Board, with 38 year career as an elementary / secondary teacher, Vice Principal, Principal and Superintendent.
Past President of Participation House Foundation, Gary has been involved with the agency for over 20 years.

Married to Debbie for over 35 years and a father of three, with son Damon in supportive housing at Participation House. Grandfather of four, two grandkids in Georgia, US and two in London, Ontario.

Bill Holmes

Bill joined the Participation House Foundation Board of Directors in 2009 and has played an integral part of many fundraisers.

“I am the father of an intellectually disabled 52 year old daughter and wanted to contribute back to the community, especially to Participation House. Since she has been cared for by this agency, our worries and concerns have decreased considerably. We feel she is in very good hands and when asked to be on the Board, I felt it was another way of being involved”

Marian Strom

Marian Strom works as a project manager in Information Technology at Bell Canada. Her strengths are developing full project plans, preparing detailed budgets; ensuring that projects are delivered on time and on budget. Marian brings a very unique and effective approach to project management by focussing on the people involved in delivering a project: “taking care of the project team helps to create a sense of commitment and energy to the project”.

She has been involved in many Bell-related events, ranging from fund raising events to in-house professional development conferences.

Marian unleashes her creative energies in music, crafts and culinary creations, with an emphasis on desserts. She especially likes to create signature cocktails for family parties.

Brian J. Dunne

Ex-Officio

Brian Dunne has been the Executive Director of Participation House Support Services – London and Area for over 25 years. Brian has attained a Certified Human Resource Professional Designation in addition to completion of the Executive Leadership Program at Queen’s School of Business. Past employment has included positions with the Ministry of Community & Social Services, Community Living and the Canadian Mental Health Association. He has been/or is currently involved on several boards/committees including Ontario Agencies Supporting Individuals with Special Needs and Focus Accreditation.

Lillian Drinkwalter

Honorary Member

Barbara Russell

Honorary Member