RON DUPUIS Biography
Ron Dupuis was appointed to the Greater Sudbury Police Services Board in 2006 and served as Chair of the Board from 2011 to 2013.
Ron is well-known for his unwavering commitment and determination to improve the quality of life for people in the Sudbury Region. A life-long resident of Greater Sudbury, Ron has worked to enhance the economic, environmental, recreational and social aspects of his community. Ron has a passion for making a difference in the lives of others, especially seniors and the youth in our area.
Ron has been a Municipal Councillor with the City of Greater Sudbury for over 10 years. He has held the position of Deputy Mayor for over 4 years.
Ron was an Inco employee for more than 18 years. He participated in many successful contract talks and negotiations on behalf of his membership. In addition, Ron has been an entrepreneur for many years and held ownership in the Sudbury Wolves and Rayside Sabre Cats in the past.
Ron and his wife Denise have lived in Greater Sudbury for over 35 years. They have three children and six grand children.
BRENDA SPENCER Biography
Brenda Spencer was appointed to the Greater Sudbury Police Services Board as a Citizen Member in January 2011. She served as Board Vice Chair in 2013 and was reelected in 2014.
Brenda is passionate about 'giving back' to the community she loves to call home. She sits on a number of Boards and is involved in a number of community organizations/events such as the House of Kin and the Sudbury and District Health Unit.
Brenda is a life-long resident of the City of Greater Sudbury having grown up in the Town of Garson. She has worked in the legal field for 30 plus years with the law firm of Weaver, Simmons LLP. She retired in 2013.
Brenda is the proud mother of three grown children and in her spare time she loves to run and golf.
GERRY M. LOUGHEED JR. Biography
Gerry Lougheed Jr. was appointed the Greater Sudbury Police Services Board as a Provincial Member in February 2011 and was reappointed in 2014. Gerry was elected as Board for 2014.
Gerry Lougheed Jr. is a well-known person in our community. He is the Funeral Director and President of Lougheed's Limited. Gerry is the founding President of the Rotary Club of Sudbury Sunrisers and founding Chairperson of the Sudbury Regional Palliative Care Association, the Bereavement Foundation of Sudbury and the Northern Cancer Research Foundation. He is also the Co-Chair of Workplace Fatalities Bill of Rights Committee.
Gerry has been presented with many honorary positions and memberships. He has received the Queen's Jubilee Award, Order of Ontario, an honorary Doctorate of Sacred Letters, was named man of the Millennium for the Sudbury & District Multicultural Association and received an Honorary Doctorate of Laws from Laurentian University.
He has also played host to many fundraising initiatives in the community including Sudbury Regional Hospital, Northeastern Ontario Regional Cancer Centre, St. Joseph's Villa, Maison Vale Hospice, Northern Ontario Medical School Bursaries, Canadian Cancer Society, and Easter Seals, to name a few.
Gerry has been host of Shining Lights CJTK Radio Program since 2009, moderator and lecturer for the Northeastern Ontario Telehealth Network Pastoral Care series, and has been a columnist for South Side Story since 1993. He has been a speaker at many local and national conferences on the power of the individual in making a difference.
TOULA SAKELLARIS Biography
Toula Sakellaris was appointed the Greater Sudbury Police Services Board as a Provincial Member in April 2011 and was reappointed in 2014.
Toula is the owner and operator of the Apollo Restaurant, a business started with her husband George in 1970. For over 40 years she has been serving the people of Greater Sudbury and beyond. She has taken the lessons learned from life and evolved her role into a 'life of service' that includes family, friends, church, and community.
Toula's influence in the community stretches far beyond the boundaries of her business. She has been an integral part of the Greek community and is a founding member of the St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church. She is a member of the Hellenic Ladies Association and has been the president for many years. Toula also serves the community at large by giving her time and inspiration to many boards and committees that include the Greater Sudbury Police Services Board, Sudbury multicultural and Arts Association Board, Laurentian Hospital Board, Business and Professional Women's Association, and the IODE Elizabeth Barrett Browning Chapter.
Toula understands the importance of hard work, critical thinking, and the influence of authenticity to create an inviting, hopeful community. She is committed to the City of Greater Sudbury. Like many of its citizens, this I the place where she wants her children and grandchildren to live with possibilities.
MARIANNE MATICHUK Biography
Mayor Marianne Matichuk is a proud 4th generation Greater Sudburian and the City's first-ever elected female Mayor. She grew up in the Donovan and West End areas and learned her trademark work ethic and people skills working in her grandparent's store 'Macks Clothing'.
In 30 years of professional experience, Marianne has collected a diverse range of experiences giving her insights into the City's major sectors. She has worked in health care as a ward clerk with the Sudbury Memorial Hospital, has owned a restaurant, a successful catering and hospitality business, and spent 17 years as a municipal employee before joining Vale/INCO as a safety supervisor in 2008.
Over the years, Marianne has been heavily involved in community service including the United Way, Meals on Wheels, the Special Olympics, Workplace Safety North, Safe Communities, the Canadian Hospital Association, and Ministry of Education and Training.
Marianne and her husband Jim have been together for fifteen years. They have two adult children, Julie and Christopher. They live with their beagle, Miss Money Penney (Penney).