During his career, Greg has been involved with writing and editing KPMG tax publications that focused on current tax matters and potential tax planning strategies for clients. He has been involved in preparing and presenting a variety of firm training courses encompassing a wide range of personal, corporate, charity and not-for profit income tax issues.
Greg is a member of the Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada, the Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario and the Canadian Tax Foundation.
Brad was born and raised in Kingston. He is married to Alida, a teacher at Bayridge High School, and they have two children, Kayla and John. To find out more about Brad you can view his LinkedIn Profile at www.linkedin.com/in/BradFrench.
After moving to Kingston in 1989 with her family, Gayle began working with the Ministry of Community and Social Services. Her work there focussed on planning, project management and organizational effectiveness. At the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, her most recent position was as Senior Program/Policy Consultant in the area of primary care reform, new methods of payment for family physicians and the implementation of Family Health Teams. The goal of this work was to increase access to family physicians and other health care professionals working in teams to better serve patients.
Since retiring in 2012 Gayle has undertaken a diverse range of volunteer work in the arts, health care and social services including serving as Secretary on the Board of The Kingston Prize Association: Canada’s National Portrait competition. Gayle joined the CFKA Community Grants Committee in 2013 and is honoured to now serve as Chair of this committee comprised of a lively, enthusiastic group of knowledgeable and thoughtful people who work diligently to select worthwhile projects on behalf of the Community Foundation.
Peter has held volunteer board/cabinet positions with the Business Improvement Association of Belleville (1995-1998), United Way of Quinte (1996-2004), United Way of Peterborough (2005-2007), Providence Care Corporation (2011-2014) and was an inaugural member of the Investment Advisor Advisory committee to senior management of BMO Nesbitt Burns (2014-2015).
Peter is married to Marisa and they have two children, Julia and Ethan who attend Regiopolis Notre Dame high school. Julia will be attending Queens next year.
After moving to Kingston in 1999, Linda continued to work in health care as a consultant. She chaired the Regional Palliative and End of Life Care Network Steering Committee from 2005-2008. She was also a member of the Regional Cancer Centre Patient and Family Advisory Council from 2011-2013, followed by two years on the provincial council.
Soon after joining the CFKA Board of Directors in 2011, Linda assumed the Chair of the Grants Committee, a position she held until 2016. She currently serves on the Personnel Committee and the Regina Rosen Food First Committee.
Bryce is a past Board member of Big Brothers Big Sisters of KFL&A and helped raise money for Hospice Kingston as a committee member of Chilifest for three years. Most recently, Bryce was a member of the Resource Development Committee of the Community Foundation for Kingston & Area.
Bryce enjoys playing hockey and golf and spending time with his wife Shannon and their two kids William and Chelsea.
At jNetrix, Chrystal does what she does best: a little bit of everything, focusing on whatever it takes to grow. She designs and develops software, troubleshoots systems, hires and manages employees, negotiates contracts, strategizes, project manages, maintains budgets, seeks opportunities, makes decisions, interprets business requirements and generally gets stuff done.
She encourages employees to lead active lives outside the office, and sets the example by volunteering with the Community Foundation for Kingston & Area on the Regina Rosen Food First Fund Committee, being the proud mother of two incredible teenagers, and contributing to the health of the community by helping other entrepreneurs launch their own ventures. When not doing any of the above, she may be found racing her sailboat, playing a board game, or winter camping.
- Community Foundation for Kingston & Area: Project Manager, Vital Signs® report for 2016, 2015 and 2014;
- The Kingston Prize, Canada’s Portrait Prize: providing business expertise for planning and finance to the Board;
- Canadian Association of Management Consultants: Chair, Eastern Ontario Chapter;
- Kingston Technology Council: founding Board member and subsequently Chair;
- Thyroid Foundation of Canada: founding Board member (1980) and subsequently Chair.
He has built two boats from kits using the “stich and glue technique” – a kayak and a rowing boat.
Household renovations, whacking garden weeds and the challenges of a MGB also consume his leisure time.
Honorary Life Members
Honorary Life Member
Michael is a founding member/President of the Community Foundation of Greater Kingston. As Past-President, Michael now sits on the Board of Directors as an honourary lifetime member, and continues his role a Chair of the Fund Development Committee.
Michael has received numerous awards for community services including the Order of Canada, he is a Paul Harris Fellow and he holds an honorary doctorate from Queen’s University as well as an honorary diploma from St. Lawrence College.
He is married to Elaine and has five Children and twelve grandchildren (aged two to twenty). His recreational pursuits include piloting, sailing, music, and tennis.
Honorary Life Member
In 2012 Florence received the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee medal for community engagement and in 2013 the Ontario Medical Association Community Service Award for her contribution to the health and welfare of the population of Kingston.
Honorary Life Member
Among past community activities, Eveline includes past president of The Kingston Arthritis Society, Medic Alert Chair for Kingston Life Underwriters, and member of the Grand Theatre Summer Festival Advisory Committee for several years.
Eveline was the last president of The Martello Tower Society, and led the reorganization into The Community Foundation of Greater Kingston. She is an Honorary Life Member of the Community Foundation for Kingston & Area.
Honorary Life Member
Virginia views the Foundation as a resource for future generations of Kingstonians. Planning for the future and working with other established charities is a very satisfying way to know your community. You are laying the ground work for continued good things happening. An established Community Foundation can be the safety net in good times and bad. Virginia has worked with the Resource Development Committee and is an Honorary Life Member of the Board of Directors.
Honorary Life Member
Gini has remained active with the Foundation since her appointment as Vice-President in 1985, becoming President of the Board of Directors in June 2000, and an Honourary Board Member since. Along with working on many of the sub-committees, she has chaired or co-chaired four major fundraisers: The Tragically Hip Benefit Concert Across the Causeway;Tenth Anniversary Black & White Gala; Under the Big Top and Jailhouse Rock. After twenty years in that role, she continues as Editor of Ripples, our Semi-Annual Report to the Community.
Gini attributes her volunteer involvement to a synergy of three things: willingness, opportunity, and capability. Inspired by her faith and her family, she looks to help where she can in order to live life in a meaningful way.
She and her late husband Irving raised three children: Gregg, the current president of Kimco Steel, who lives in Kingston with his wife Marla and children Samantha, Cody, and Alexis; Andrea, a world renowned Art Gallery owner who lives with her husband Simrel and daughter Stella in New York; and Charles, who after several careers is currently engaged in regenerative farming and cider making, and lives with wife Lauren and children Sydney and Oscar in New Jersey.
Mary-Alice speaks often at public seminars on will and estate planning matters, including charitable giving. A new edition of her book “Will Drafting in Canada: A Practical Guide for Lawyers” (with Robyn Solnik and Brian Billingham) will be published by LexisNexis in 2016. She has also lectured and written about estate planning, estate administration, and charities law.
Mary-Alice has been involved with the Community Foundation for Kingston & Area in a number of capacities since the first organizational meeting!