Board of Directors & Staff

Directors

William Fee
Chair | Bracebridge ON
Born and raised in Montreal, Bill attended Queen’s University at Kingston, earning a degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1972. After graduation, he settled there and eventually worked for Alcan. In 1982 the company transferred him to Muskoka to work in their Foils plant. After the plant closed, he was a partner in a small engineering firm in Bracebridge for several years. He is an avid sailor and enjoys spending summer days on his boat on Georgian Bay. He has had a long association with Canadian Power and Sail Squadrons and has taught boating safety courses over the last 30 years. He volunteers at Manna, the local food bank. Bill swims for fitness and has been on the executive of MUSAC, the swim club based in Bracebridge.
Glen Norton
Vice-Chair & Treasurer | Huntsville ON
Glen is a 4th generation Huntsvillian. After graduating high school, he left to pursue post-secondary education and a career in landscape architecture, then commercial banking. He finished his working career in February of 2020, as the Director of Economic Development for the City of Hamilton. He and his wife Jacqueline now reside on Lake Waseosa. Glen holdsan MBA from the Ivey School of Business at Western, and is a CPA/CMA. He is currently the Vice Chair of Amity Goodwill of Hamilton and has served in the past on the local boards of Easter Seals and United Way, as well as numerous corporate boards.
Jennifer Tournour
Secretary | Bracebridge ON
Jennifer was born and raised in Thunder Bay and has lived in Muskoka since 2001. Jennifer received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and Law from Carleton University.  Jennifer also serves as a Director with Muskoka Parry Sound Sexual Assault Services along with a variety of other previous volunteer positions in the community. Jennifer is a Social Worker and is passionate about working in the Muskoka community helping others in a variety of ways. She lives with her dog in Bracebridge on the river and enjoys all Muskoka has to offer.
Marilyn Jeffrey
Director | Bracebridge ON
Marilyn is a lifelong resident of the Bracebridge area.  She holds the Deputy Treasurer role at the Township of Muskoka Lakes.  She has a H.B. Com degree and a CPA/CGA designation. She has been a Director with the Ontario Fencing Association and has participated in a variety of local volunteer positions. She enjoys taking part in programs that benefit area residents and has seen the positive results they can make in a community.
Kim Doughty
Director | Huntsville ON
Kim has been a resident of Huntsville for over 40 years. Along with her husband Claude, she has raised two daughters who are both practicing lawyers in Huntsville. Kim received her Masters of Social Work from the University of Toronto and has worked in the social service field supporting vulnerable citizens with mental health and addictions for many years. Recently, she opened a private psychotherapy practice in Huntsville called Simply Rooted Counselling. Kim believes that we all have a moral duty to give back and has volunteered her time with several organizations to give back. Until recently, she was on the board of Muskoka Parry Sound Sexual Assault Services (six years as a Director and three years as the board chair). Kim is delighted to spend time with her granddaughter Neve and her new puppy Pearl.
Bob Collins
Director | Gravenhurst ON
Bob has lived in Gravenhurst with his wife Joan since moving from Stratford in 2004. With experience in the lumber business Bob opened the Gravenhurst Home Building Centre in 2010. In 2019, he sold the business to his son Stephen and daughter LeeAnne. Bob has been an active community member and a member of the Gravenhurst Chamber of Commerce for 15 years. He is the past president of the Chamber and currently holds the role of treasurer. Bob is currently the chairman of the selection committee for the Founders Circle and a Gravenhurst Ambassador through the town economic development department. Bob has been active in community and business organizations at the ground and board level throughout several locations in Ontario and Manitoba. He enjoys curling and golf and is looking forward to the return of the social aspect that working and volunteering in the community provides.
Ruth Nishikawa
Director | Muskoka Lakes ON
Ruth’s family roots date back to 1840 in Muskoka. Ruth was raised between Muskoka, Sudbury and Scarborough. Her formal education took part at UBC in Urban Land Use planning, and further at community colleges dealing with business management. Ruth was a director managing a large real estate firm in the district of Surrey BC primarily involving land assembly, development and marketing. Ruth returned to Muskoka 30 years ago managing a design/build operation with her husband Ted. Her son Connor is a marine biologist with a masters in Environmental Science. She has been a very active community volunteer and has held 5 terms on the Township of Muskoka Lakes council with the last 3 terms as a District of Muskoka councillor. Ruth is very active in trail development and currently sits as chair of the Muskoka Trail council.
 
Tina Kilbourne
Director | Bracebridge ON
Tina Kilbourne’s municipal career spans more than 20 years. SHe began as a Communications Specialist at the Regional Municipality of York, then moved to Conservation Ontario where she helped launch Source Water Protection outreach initiatives related to the newly created Clean Water Act. Since 2011, she has been with the District Municipality of Muskoka. Most of her time has been in Community Services working on programs to support vulnerable children and families. She is most recently the Team Lead of the Continuous Improvement Unit where one of her main roles has been developing the District’s Indigenous Relationship Strategy and helping to establish the Muskoka Area Indigenous Leadership Table. Tina is also an award-winning author of books for Young Adult and Middle Grade readers. Her books have won several awards over the years and she is a four-time recipient of Ontario Arts Council grants for Works in Progress. Her writing has been translated into Slovenian, Ukrainian, Portuguese, Spanish and Braille! In her personal time, Tina enjoys cycling, paddling, hiking and hot yoga.
 
Coel Balmer
Director | Bracebridge ON 
    
Past Directors
Evelyn Archibald
Daniel Bradbury
Ev Doherty
Mary Jane Fletcher
Marg French
Chris Gun-Munro
Steve Hayhurst
Jodi Holder
Jane Hunt
Harry Oswin
Rebecca Paul
Robert P. Seagram
David Sprague
Scott Young
Eva Zachary
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.
Gord Durnan
Andrew T.C. Griffith
Inda Lowden
Tom Steadman
Joan VanDuzer

Staff

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