RON DUPUIS Biography
Ron Dupuis was appointed to the Greater Sudbury Police Services Board in 2006 and was voted as Chair of the Board for 2011.
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 councilor 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.
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, the Sudbury and District Health Unit, and the Sudbury Symphony Orchestra.
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+ years, currently working at the law firm of Weaver, Simmons LLP. 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.
Gerry Lougheed Jr. is a well-known person in our community. He is the Funeral Director and Vice 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, and was named man of the Millennium for the Sudbury & District Multicultural Association.
He has also played host to many fundraising initiatives in the community including the Easter Seal Telethon, Capital Campaign for Regional Hospital's Regional Cancer Centre, St. Joseph's Villa for the Elderly, Hike for a Hero to build a house for a Canadian Disabled Veteran, and the Haiti Relief Campaign for Mission of Tears, 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.
Toula has owned and operated her business, the Apollo Restaurant, for 40 years and is actively involved in its daily operation. She is devoted to the Greek community in the city of Greater Sudbury. She loves and cares about her work, the people, her committees, her staff, and her beautiful family.
Toula Sakellaris immigrated to Canada from Greece in 1964 at the tender age of 15. She was quickly put to work in her sister's family restaurant 'Gus's'. While working at the restaurant, she met the James Dean look-a-like George Sakellaris and later married him.
In 1970, she and George purchased a gas station and lunch bar on The Kingsway. They moved upstairs at the Apollo Restaurant and opened for business. Over the years, there have been many changes to the building, the décor, and the menu. The transformation continued from a diner to the fine dining establishment it is today.
Toula Sakellaris has become a key figure in our community. She has been Vice President of the Greek community of Sudbury and received business and other awards. She took on many challenges including living in a new country and adapting to a different culture. Her experience shows in Toula's outstanding community involvement.
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 successfual 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 Chirstopher. They live with their beagle, Miss Money Penney (Penney).