If you are new to the community, or would just like to know a little bit more about your board, here they are:
Doug Rouse (President)
Doug has been involved with Greenough Harbour for 15 years, having been one of the first to purchase a lot.
He was the Founding Chair of the Residents’ Committee, and has been active in the community in a variety of capacities since 2010, including charitable fundraising, fighting phragmites, researcher and advisor to former GH committees, and one of the leaders in establishing GHPA.
His ” service and community” experience includes President, Vice President and Treasurer roles with Rotary Clubs, Kinsmen Clubs, Golf Clubs and Hospital Foundations. He is a current member of the North Bruce Peninsula municipal Doctor’s Recruitment and Retention Committee.
He enjoyed a long career in Banking and Wealth Management, and in retirement, looks forward to being part of the team that will help shape the future of Greenough Harbour.
Married to Margie for 43 years, they have 2 adult children, and they enjoy gardening, music, boating and reading.
Doug’s ancestors moved to the Cape Chin/Lion’s Head area pre Confederation.
Jeremy Thorn (Past President)
Jeremy was the Chair of the Greenough Residents Committee for three years and was instrumental in converting the organization from an Advisory Committee to the current Board structure. He now serves as Past President. He married Elizabeth in 1972 and they have lived at Greenough full time for the last nine and half years. They travel frequently to Toronto and Ottawa to visit their 3 children and 5 grandchildren.
Retired, Jeremy is a very active volunteer and served on the Board of the Bruce Peninsula Biosphere Association, a registered environmental charity for a number of years. He is still the webmaster and still assists, most recently with the business plan for the new Eco-Adventures program. Jeremy was also a member of the Bruce Peninsula Environment Group’s Board of Directors for several years.
He loves sailing the clear waters at Greenough and is committed to preserving this special environment. Before retiring, Jeremy had a consulting practice in strategy and change management and held various senior roles in several agencies of the federal government in finance, strategic planning, and general management.
Kevin Warkentin (Secretary)
Kevin Graduated from McMaster University with a Bachelor of Science in Math and Computer Science ( 1979) and has worked as a programmer and project leader for ABB ( a global firm specializing in Industrial Equipment & Systems as well as Robotics , Power& Automation Technology) for over 38 years.
Also side-lining as the “Weird Al Yankovic of Greenough Harbour”
Natalie Araujo-Schepis (Treasurer)
Natalie was born in France and is of Portuguese descent. Her career has been based in Canadian banking for the last 29 years, initially working with National Trust and then Scotiabank. She managed various branches in Toronto for many years leading to regional roles and initiatives. She is currently a project lead on local and national projects with various Canadian and international firms in the Professional banking and Wealth channels at Scotiabank in Toronto, where she also resides with husband Giuseppe Schepis and daughter Sofia. Natalie speaks English, Portuguese, Italian and French. In her spare time she loves to travel, cook for friends and family, read decor and architectural magazines and paint when time allows. Having recently built a cottage, she enjoys spending weekends and time off in Greenough.
Andrea Flanagan (Director at large)
This is Andrea’s third year in beautiful Greenough Harbour. She has deep roots on the Peninsula as her ancestors first settled here in the mid-1800’s.
Andrea holds a BA and MA from the University of Toronto. She has worked as an educator and a researcher. For the past half-decade she has coached students in a competitive debate league. She is also the Communications Officer on the School Advisory Board of an independent school.
She and her husband Mark enjoy hiking, kayaking and cycling in the great outdoors with their two children.
Rami Gill (Director at Large)
Rami Gill is a charter member of Mississauga Erin Mills Lions Club and is in charge of Mississauga Lion’s walk for Dog guides. He also raises funds for local hospitals and other charities and by trade is a chemical engineer and past member of the Chemical Engineering Dean’s Advisory Committee. He is also a past MPP and past Canadian Citizenship Judge.