The Clubs voluntary Board provides leadership and vision to the Club. The Board concerns itself with policy, directions, decisions, financial planning and stewardship and assigns the responsibilities for implementation and management to the Executive Director.
Boys and Girls Clubs of Kawartha Lakes Board
President Catherine Miller
Treasurer Michelle Finley
Secretary Mike Warren
Past President Dave Blackburn
Director Wilma Lynch
Director Kirk Robertson
Director Lynda Craven
Director Manju Asdhir
Director Steve Green
Director Kyley Stevenson
Director Jennifer Baziuk
Director Laraine Hale
Catherine Miller, President
Catherine Miller joined the Boys and Girls Clubs of Kawartha Lakes Board of Directors in March 2018. Catherine currently holds the position of President of the Board in addition to participating on the Risk Management, Service Quality and Executive Committees. Catherine retired from a 33 year career with the Ministry of Children & Youth Services and the Ministry of Community & Social Services. Her role included community development, management of contracts with non-profit agencies and providing oversight to a broad system of human services that supports children, youth and families.
Michelle Finley, Treasurer
Michelle Finley joined the Boys and Girls Clubs of Kawartha Lakes Board of Directors in July 2017 and has been an active member since 2014. Michelle currently acts as Club Board Treasurer and previously served as Secretary of the Board in addition to participating on the Risk Management and Executive Committees.
Michelle has managed the Lindsay branch of Kawartha Credit Union for the past 6 years and previous to this spent 10 years with CIBC in both advisory as well as management positions.
Mike Warren, Secretary
Mike Warren joined the Boys and Girls Clubs of Kawartha Lakes Board of Directors in May 2018. Mike currently acts as Club Board Secretary in addition to participating on the Executive Committee.
Mike has lived in Lindsay for more than 25 years. Throughout a 34-year banking career, he has lived in many Ontario communities and has always been involved with local groups and organizations. He has been considerable volunteer and leadership experience with many non-profit organizations including Scouts Canada, the United Way, the City of Kawartha Lakes, Lindsay Kinsmen Band and Cambridge Street United Church. Mike is Business Account Manager for the Lindsay RBC branch and is an experienced commercial lending officer. Mike's wife is a travel agent specializing in cruising and he has enjoyed travelling extensively. He has played and coached basketball over the years and is an avid Toronto Raptors fan.
David Blackburn, Past-President
David Blackburn joined the Boys and Girls Clubs of Kawartha Lakes Board of Directors in October 2012. Dave currently acts as Past-President of the Board and previously served as President and Vice-President of the Board, in addition to participating on the Executive and Governance Committees. Dave also serves as the Vice Chair of the Kawartha Lakes Police Services Board since 2016. Dave spent over 34 years with the Ministry of the Attorney General Ontario/MCSS. During that time, he held positions as Senior Deputy Sherriff, Deputy Marshall and Investigator for the Criminal Injuries Compensation Board. Dave continues to give to our Community by filling his day as a Community Care Volunteer Driver.
Wilma Lynch, Director
Wilma Lynch joined the Boys and Girls Clubs of Kawartha Lakes Board of Directors in January 2017 and participates as a member of Governance Committee.
Wilma recently retired as the Senior Manager of Employee Services with Trillium Lakelands District School Board and she has her designation as a Certified Human Resources Leader. Wilma now enjoys her time as a grandmother and is committed to students and young people in the community.
Kirk Robertson, Director
Kirk Robertson joined the Boys and Girls Clubs of Kawartha Lakes Board of Directors in January 2018. Kirk is a lifetime member of the community and has served on numerous volunteer boards. He can regularly be found at local sports venues coaching youth sports.
Kirk is currently an Inspector with the City of Kawartha Lakes Police Service and has held numerous positions during his career.
Lynda Craven, Director
Lynda Craven joined the Boys and Girls Clubs of Kawartha Lakes Board of Directors in June 2019 and participates as a member of the Service Quality Committee. Lynda has a teen age daughter and has lived in Lindsay for almost twenty years. Moving from southwestern Ontario where I grew up on a farm in a family of seven.
Lynda's work keeps her close by, selling in the medical industry allows her to be active and aware of what’s happening in the community of Kawartha Lakes.
She volunteers with Lindsay Kids of Steel as a board member, local equine 4H and as a team parent for her daughters rep. Volleyball club here in Lindsay.
Lynda is looking forward to learning more of what great things happen here at the Boys and Girls Club.
Stephen Green, Director
Steve Green joined the Boys and Girls Clubs of Kawartha Lakes Board of Directors in June 2019 and serves as a member of the Service Quality Committee. Steve was a member of the Club under Ron Kennedy's dream from 1969 to 1971, to this day it is one of the most memorable experiences he was involved in and now with some free time Steve wants to give back to the community and the Boys and Girls Clubs of Kawartha Lakes was a perfect fit.
Steve grew up right here in Lindsay. Having owned, operated, cooked for, and made famous, the Durham Cafe for 25 years; Steve was interested in mastering something new. In 2015 Steve joined Stewart Morrison Insurance, successfully completed his RIBO license winning the Don Lambie award for receiving the highest mark in Ontario for that year! Steve continues to give back to his community as Vice Chair of the Kawartha-Haliburton Victim Services, Media Relations for The Lindsay & District Toastmasters Club and is a Board Member of the Kawartha Haliburton Crime Stoppers. Steve often volunteers his chef's talent at fundraisers such as Fightin' Fillies, and coaching little league sports.
Kyley Stevenson, Director
Kyley Stevenson joined the Boys and Girls Clubs of Kawartha Lakes Board of Directors in June 2019 and serves as a member of the Service Quality Committee. Kyley has been a part of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Kawartha Lakes since 1996. She started attending the club as a child participating in a variety of programs that the club had to offer. In June 2006 she started as an employee in our Summer Camp program as a Sports Camp Leader and continued working at the club in multiple departments in various positions until January 2019 when she started volunteering her time within the organization. Although Kyley has moved towards a different career, she is still happy to be involved with the Boys and Girls Clubs of Kawartha Lakes as a Board member and looking forward to giving back to the organization that has made her into the person she is today.
Dr. Manju Asdhir, Director
Manju Asdhir joined the Boys and Girls Clubs of Kawartha Lakes Board of Directors in October 2019. Manju is a Chiropractor and owns an Award Winning multi-disciplinary clinic, Kawartha Care Wellness Centre, in Lindsay which she started in 2011.
After pursuing her healthcare aspirations and becoming a mom herself, Manju started working with several organizations that aim to give all children the best start to life, such as Let's Talk Science & The Youth Quality Club. Manju also started changing her focus from orthopedic patients to a younger (and possibly cuter!) demographic, as she saw the shift in parents seeking more drug-free treatment options for their young children’s aches and pains.
Having grown up in an immigrant household in Mississauga, she understands how financial insecurity, lack of knowledge of resources, and even cultural differences can be so defining to a child’s success. This was one of the main reasons she was so keen on joining the Boys and Girls Club of Kawartha Lakes, to hopefully help to give back to the community and the array of children from differing backgrounds. Manju truly believes from her own experiences as a mother and also from the families she is blessed to work with that (now more than ever), “it takes a village to raise our children.”
Besides her love for her profession and passion to give back to the community, Manju loves cycling, teaching yoga, being a business mentor, paddle boarding and working in the beautiful City of Kawartha Lakes!
Jennifer Baziuk, Director
Jennifer Baziuk joined the Boys and Girls Clubs of Kawartha Lakes Board of Directors in October 2020. Jennifer is currently the Vice President, Transformation & Strategic Delivery at The Commonwell Mutual Insurance Group located here in Lindsay.
Prior to joining The Commonwell, Jennifer spent nearly two decades working in the Property & Casualty Industry for TD Insurance in both Toronto and Montreal. Jennifer has held a variety of leadership roles over the course of her career in Claims, Operations, Sales Effectiveness, Information Technology, Organizational Change Management and Data Management & Data Governance.
Jennifer holds a Post Baccalaureate Diploma in Management, Business Management and Marketing in addition to a Masters of Business Administration from Athabasca University. She is also a Project Management Professional (PMP) and Certified Insurance Professional (CIP).
Jennifer grew up in Northern Ontario and moved near Lake Simcoe where she and her husband Paul are raising their two children Paige and Rory. They enjoy the outdoors and spend as much time as possible on Lake Simcoe in both the summer and winter.
Laraine Hale, Director