Steve Jacobson

Chair

I have been a long-time resident of Jackson’s Point pre 2011 as seasonal resident. In 2011 my wife Cathy and I moved into the lakefront property that my grandfather bought in 1949, coincidentally the year I was born. I graduated from York University Glendon Campus in 1973 and began my career with Oshawa Foods/Sobeys immediately after until I retired in 2006. I started my volunteer work as a Beaver, Cub, and Scout Leader. Went on to be a fundraiser and support for Yonge Street Mission and Evergreen Youth Drop in Centre. Since moving up I have been involved on several committees: Jackson’s point BIA (Chair) 9 years, Link Steering Committee 3 years, Vice-chair of Jericho Youth Services 2 years, and Mayors Motorcycle Committee 4 years. I look forward to working with our Georgina community to support existing medical needs and more importantly working to meet our future medical needs.

Dale D. (Kerr) Genge

Treasurer and Chair of GNPLC Rebuild Committee

I recently retired from a medium-sized consulting engineering firm where I held the position of Chief Operating Officer, responsible for overseeing all financial aspects of the company.  In addition to this experience, I have served as Treasurer of several non-profits.  My formal engineering training was in the field of civil engineering and building science and I have expertise in the long-term capital planning and repair of buildings.  I am also a professional freelance writer.  I moved to Georgina in 1989 and now reside in Jackson’s Point with my husband, one of my three children, three cats and three rough collies.

Pat Burrows

Co-chair NPLC Rebuild

I am a 3rd generation, lifelong resident of Georgina. My grandfather, and then my father operated the 1st hardware store in Jackson’s Point for over 40 years. During my career, I have owned a variety of businesses including real estate, restaurants, manufacturing and retail sales and most recently Bonnie Boats marina.

I am currently retired and have returned to the Health Georgina board after an absence of over 10 years.

Sandy Young

Co-chair NPLC Rebuild

I have been a long time resident of Georgina raising my 3 children who still, along with 6 grandchildren and 1 great grandson, happily reside in our lakeside community.

I have spent many years working with the youth of Georgina as a coach (hockey & baseball) and years of sponsoring youth activities. Formerly, I was the President of Keswick Minor Hockey. In 1988 I along with 2 other local residents were recognized by the Town of Georgina, The Province of Ontario, and the Federal Government for our work with the Youth of Georgina. After 20 years in the construction industry, in 1988, I started my current profession selling real estate. To this day I still enjoy a successful, award winning career and have introduced many great people to our community. Last year, in 2019, I was awarded the Broker of the Year award by Royal LePage Your Community which recognizes the stated values of professionalism, integrity, philanthropy and exceptional character traits. I believe in giving back to my community and since 2006 have volunteered my time & energy to the Health Council.

Sally Gyton

I am educated and experienced in Business and Commerce Administration. I worked in Medical Administration at Sunnybrook Hospital, Cook Canada Medical Device Co., and in Criminal Court, Victim/Witness Program, Victim Services, and Toronto Police Services, working with victims of violence. I have sat on several Boards of Directors and committees including Cancer Canada, Bayview Support Network, Sunnybrook Hospital (Chair); The Education Committee of Sunnybrook Hospital; The Ontario Breast Screening Information and Exchange Project: and presently The Harm Reduction Coalition of York Region. I am Cofounder of Connecting Rainbows Breast Cancer Support Groups of York Region and Bayview Support Network at Sunnybrook Hospital. I was a delegate at the Breast Cancer Forum in 1993. I have spent years as a volunteer teaching facilitation skills and communication skills for Canadian Cancer Society volunteers from all over Ontario. For the past 18 years I have worked as a Woman’s Advocate, Crisis Counsellor and Manager for Sandgate Women’s Shelters of York Region Inc., in Jackson’s Point. I live in Sutton-by-the-Lake, and will retire in June, 2020.

Melissa Pestill

My family and I have been residents of Georgina for many generations. As a young person, I worked in a number of the local businesses, attended school in Sutton, and could have been found riding my bike around the lakeshore with my sisters. I attended Laurentian University, the University of Toronto and Walden University, ultimately earning a Master’s in Nursing and Doctorate of Nursing Practice. I am a registered nurse, having had 12 years’ experience working in the Cardiac and Cardiac Surgery programs at Southlake Regional Health Centre, as well as teaching in the BScN and RPN program at Seneca College. Today, I am a professor at Trent University in the Trent/Fleming School of Nursing. My research interests include pedagogical strategies in nursing education, technology in the classroom, team nursing, complex concepts in chronic illness. I recently joined the Health Georgina as I hope that my healthcare and educational experience can be used locally, giving back to our community.

Frank Sebo

I am currently serving my second term on Municipal Council as Councillor for Ward 4.

After graduating from Markham High School, I obtained a BA from York University with a major in Psychology. I then attended Centennial College where I graduated with a post-diploma certificate in Wellness and Lifestyle Management. I have a varied work background and a wide range of interests. My family has owned and operated a local business – The Sutton General Store, since 1997.

In addition to serving on the Health Georgina Board and being a long-standing member of the Georgina Chamber of Commerce, I serve on a number of important Committees and Boards, including, but not limited to, the Community Improvement Plan Advisory Committee, Sutton and Jackson’s Point BIAs, York Regional Police District #3 Community Liaison Committee, Egypt Hall Board, Heritage Committee, Waterways Committee, Tourism Committee, Link Steering Committee, Civic Centre Steering Committee, and the Georgina Selection Committee.

I am proud to call Georgina home and am committed to representing the best interests of, not only Ward 4 and its residents, but all of Georgina.

Daryl J.B. Urquhart

Chair of Fundraising

I am a graduate of York University with forty years of business experience in the health care field. i held a national management position with Lanier Canada, before heading KAML Consulting Inc. as president. i then accepted the responsibilities of Co ownership of Shouldice Hospital as well as the duties of the Director of Business Development and Board advisor on matters of strategic management and physician recruitment.

I have been a guest and keynote speaker with over 75 engagements throughout the world in university, commercial and government arenas on the subjects of: Service delivery, Operations Management, Health Care Delivery, and Customer Relations Management (CRM). Following retirement from Shouldice Hospital I continue to appear as a regular speaker in the MBA and EMBA programs at Queens university, Smith School of Business and as an occasional speaker at Harvard Business School.

An avid hockey player and sports enthusiast, I have coached youth hockey in Georgina, and competitive soccer in Toronto and Vancouver for over thirty years. I am currently a member of the board of Trustees of St Georges church Cemetery and Health Georgina. My most recent contribution to the Town of Georgina is the Jackson’s Point Lighthouse.

Brent Snoddon

My family have been residents in Georgina for generations. Growing up on the Snoddon Family Farm and spending time enjoying Lake Simcoe is where i developed my love for nature and the outdoors. I attended Morning Glory Public School and Sutton District High School, and also attended George Brown College, Durham College and Fleming College. I have spent many years working as a Licensed Electrician, Gas Fitter and Oil Fitter and had a vast knowledge in HVAC, Mechanical and Electrical. I have worked in Healthcare since 2013 and am currently the Manager of Facility Operations as well as the Fire Safety Officer at Southlake Regional Health Centre, in this role I manage Maintenance, Power Plant and Bio-Medical Engineering ensuring safety on the campus and the full functionality of all life safety systems across the 650,000 square foot building and campus. Brent recently joined GCHCC as I want to see Healthcare in Georgina be readily available to all that need it and to make a difference in the community where I live with my family.

Iain Donnell

I have been a lawyer for over 30 years and is principal of Donnell Law Group, a multi-service law firm in Keswick, Ontario. My practice covers a variety of areas of law including criminal law, civil litigation, human rights, and municipal law. I am both a member of the Law Society of Ontario and the Law Society of British Columbia.

I am actively involved with numerous non-profit organizations in York Region which assist members of the community in different facets of life.

When outside of the courtroom, I enjoy spending time with my family and my collection of antique, classic cars and motorcycles. I also enjoy watching movies and can often be heard citing movie quotes from classic movies, and using movie analogies within and outside the walls of the courthouse.

Craig Evans

I am proud to be a part of the Georgina Community Health Council board, especially as I also serve the board of the Health Council’s most significant partnership – with the board of the Georgina Nurse Practitioner Led Clinic. Being part of the re-birth of this partnership has the Health Council right on the edge of creating a state-of-the-art, new medical facility where it’s most needed – right in our town.
With a growing suite of primary care services, the nurse practitioners cover a wide swath of health care needs from pre-natal to palliative care and provide outreach to many diverse community programs. Their new clinic will be a significant point of pride for Georgina.
My family all grew up in the house my wife and I continue to enjoy in Georgina and I welcome the opportunity to contribute to the improvement of life here with the Health Council and the Nurse Practitioners.

Dylan Beaudrow Big Canoe

I have always been so proud to call Georgina my home. While growing up between Sutton and Georgina Island, family and friends have always been important to me, having a large family tree between the Beaudrow’s and Big Canoe’s I have had the opportunity to build so many relationships in my life.

After graduating from Sutton District High School, I obtained a Bachelor of Arts -Honors Degree at the University of Guelph. I went on to acquire a Bachelor of Education from Brock University, and during this time became certified with the Ontario College of Teachers. Upon completing my certification, I travelled the world, teaching in England, the United Kingdom and Malawi, Africa. I returned home again in 2020 wanting to apply my experience and share my gifts within my own community. I was elected into Council on the Chippewas of Georgina Island First Nation in March of 2021 where I currently hold the Education, Health, Recreation and Media/Communications Portfolios.

I sincerely look forward to working with the Georgina Health Board and representing the Chippewas of Georgina Island First Nation.