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 for a further three-year term in 2014. Gerry was elected as Board Chair for 2015.
Mr. Lougheed is the Funeral Director and President of Lougheed's Limited. He 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 appointed to many honorary positions and memberships. He has received the Queen's Jubilee Award, Order of Ontario and an honorary Doctorate of Sacred Letters, was named man of the Millennium for the Sudbury & District Multicultural Association, and is the recipient of the Order of the Lion of Finland. He has been host of Shining Lights CJTK Radio Program since 2009. He 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.
Gerry is known for his incredible generosity, philanthropic spirit, and commitment to giving back. He is the most successful charity fundraiser in Northern Ontario and has lead successful campaigns totalling well over 100 million dollars for the Sudbury Regional Hospital, Northeastern Ontario Regional Cancer Centre, St. Joseph's Villa, Maison Vale Inco Hospice, Northern Ontario Medical School Bursaries, Canadian Cancer Society, Easter Seals, and many other worthy organizations.
As a well-respected civic leader, Mr. Lougheed has had a significant impact on addressing issues, influencing change, and leaving a lasting legacy on setting new community directions. His courage and commitment to tackle challenges is unwavering and compelling in his approach to making a difference.
FRANCES CALDARELLI Biography
Frances Caldarelli was appointed to the Greater Sudbury Police Services Board in February 2015 by City Council as their Citizen Member. She was elected as Vice Chair for 2015.
Frances is a graduate of the St. Elizabeth School of Nursing and Laurentian University. She was a nurse specialist in occupational health and worked as the manager of health and safety for the City of Sudbury.
Frances has a long history of public service. She was appointed to serve on the Community Advisory Board for the former North Bay Psychiatric Hospital and also served for six years as a Separate School Trustee. In addition, she was elected and served for a total of fourteen years as a Councillor for the City of Sudbury, the Regional Municipality of Sudbury, and the City of Greater Sudbury. Frances also served for four years as the Chair of Greater Sudbury Utilities.
Frances is a lifelong resident of Sudbury where she and her husband Jack happily raised their three children.
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.
GERRY MONTPELLIER Biography
Gerry Montpellier was elected to City Council in November 2014 and serves Ward 3 - Chelmsford, Onaping, Dowling, and Levack. He was appointed to the Police Services Board in December 2014.
He is certified for firearms acquisition, sales, and appraisals, is a marine fraud investigator and a specialized motor vehicle and equipment appraiser with a strong mechanical background.
Being a business owner for many years and a retired Ontario private investigator and Court of Ontario expert witness, his experience will be an asset in the promotion and enhancement of police services as a Member of this Board.
Gerry is very involved with the community and freely donates his time to many charities including the Espanola Food Bank, Manitoulin Health Centre, Edgar Burton Food Drive, Safari Club International, and fundraising for families with medical needs.
Gerry is passionate about vintage automobiles and motorcycles. He is married to Denise and has one adult son, John.
MICHAEL VAGNINI Biography
Michael was elected to City Council in November 2014 and serves Ward 2 - Lively, Naughton, Whitefish, Copper Cliff, and Worthington.
A graduate of Laurentian University with an Honours BA, he has spent the past thirty years working in the financial services industry. He is a Certified Financial Planner, Chartered Financial Consultant, and Chartered Life Underwriter
Michael has served as President of the local Financial Advisors Association, and as committee member of both the National Financial Advisors Association and the National Leadership Council. Recently, Michael advocated for the passing of Bill 57 - Standards for Financial Advisors, provincial legislation aimed at protecting consumers.
Michael Vagnini was born and raised in Walden and comes from a family with a long history of community service. Michael's priority for the past twenty years was his children. Now that they've finished university and are working, it's his turn to give back to the City he loves.