Board of Directors & Staff

Directors

Marg French
Chair | Bracebridge ON
Marg, who is a graduate of the School of Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Waterloo, is a Registered Professional Planner and member of the Canadian Institute of Planners and Ontario Professional Planning Institute (OPPI). She retired from her role as Commissioner of Planning and Economic Development with the District of Muskoka in June 2013 after more than 30 years in municipal government. She currently is a principal of French Planning Services, a planning and facilitation firm with an environmental focus.
Gord Durnan
Vice-Chair & Founding Director | Gravenhurst ON
Gord completed his tenure with the South Muskoka Hospital Foundation in 2005 after 18 years as their Managing Director; shortly thereafter he and a group of dedicated volunteers founded the Muskoka Community Foundation. He continues to share his 40+ years’ charity management experience as a Philanthropy Consultant with Muskoka charities and not-for-profits. Gord is an active volunteer with Gravenhurst’s Rotary Club and recently completed a 4 year term as Director with Community Foundations of Canada, before joining Nipissing University’s Board of Governors in 2013. Gord also serves as a Director of the Cottage Country Family Health Team Board. Gord was Chair of the Muskoka Community Foundation Board from 2007 until 2014.
Daniel Bradbury
Director | Huntsville ON
Daniel is President and owner of CREATIVE ONE®, an innovative Muskoka-based web design firm known for its passion and creativity. The first recipient of the Muskoka Business Plan Challenge Award, Daniel is active in various Muskoka Chambers of Commerce, and has served as the technology chair for the 2010 Ontario Winter Games. He’s been a Director of the Muskoka Community Foundation since Autumn 2012.
Jodi Holder
Secretary | Bracebridge ON
Jodi is a graduate of The Bracebridge and Muskoka Lakes Secondary School. Before joining Zarmac Benefits in 2011 she was the Manager of the Gravenhurst Chamber of Commerce for 4 years. Prior to that Jodi was the Director of Admissions Rosseau Lake College and the Sterling Hall School. She is a canvasser for the Cancer Society and Tournament Coordinator of the Bracebridge Soccer Club. She has co-chaired committees for the 2010 Ontario Winter Games and is past Secretary of the Bracebridge Minor Hockey Association. Jodi has been a Muskoka Community Foundation Director since 2009.
Scott Young
Director | Bracebridge ON
Scott is the Executive Director of Muskoka Conservancy, a land trust that creates nature reserves and inspires caring through outdoor experiences. He has many years experience and success in municipal governance, journalism, and in entrepreneurial and small business environments. Scott’s governance experience includes several senior positions within a two-tier municipality, including Deputy District Chair and Planning and Economic Development Chair at The District Municipality of Muskoka, and Public Works Chair at the Town of Bracebridge. As a journalist, Scott has published hundreds of original news stories, features and cover photography for several weekly titles in central Ontario. Born in Toronto and raised in Mississauga, Scott lives in Bracebridge with his family, and has extended family in Bracebridge, Huntsville, southern Ontario and The Turks and Caicos Islands.
Jane Hunt
Director| Port Sydney ON
Jane is a graduate of the University of Ottawa with a Masters degree in Education with a specialty in Counselling.  prior to her retirement in 2012 and her move to Port Sydney, Jane was a Counsellor and Professor/Coordinator at Algonquin College in Ottawa for 26 years and a Counsellor at Georgian College for 3 years.  She volunteers with the YWCA, Huntsville Lakes Probus Club and the Algonquin Theatre.  She became a Muskoka Community Foundation Director in 2016.

Past Directors
Ev Doherty
Steve Hayhurst
Robert P. Seagram
Chris Gun-Munro
Evelyn Archibald
Harry Oswin
Honourary Directors
Steve & Linda Lowden
Founding Directors
These directors have played an important role in our formative years and deserve our sincere appreciation for their valuable advice and service.
Tom Steadman
Andrew T.C. Griffith
Joan VanDuzer

Staff

Lynn DeCaro
Program Director
Lynn was born and raised near Parry Sound and has lived in Muskoka for the last 20 years. She holds a B.Ed from Nipissing University and a M.A. in Social Justice and Equity Studies from Brock University. Lynn is a part-time faculty member at Nipissing University in the Department of Child and Family Studies. She is an active member in her community volunteering her time in a variety ways.