Habitat for Humanity Canada’s National Board of Directors

Mary Cameron (Chair)

Mary Cameron joined Habitat for Humanity Edmonton in 2004 and served as Chair from 2008 to 2010. In 2008, she was elected to the National Board of Directors and elected Chair in 2013. Her previous executive positions include Deputy Minister of Housing with the Manitoba government and CEO of Workers Compensation Board Alberta. She is currently a director of FortisAlberta, Edmonton International Airports Authority and SureHire Inc
Don Bjornson (Vice-Chair)

Don Bjornson was first elected to the National Board of Directors in 2011 and reelected in 2014. Don is currently Vice-Chair of the National Board of Directors, Chair of the governance committee and member of the nominating committee. He has been a director of Habitat for Humanity Manitoba since 2007 and served as Chair from 2010 to 2011. Don is a lawyer by profession and is currently in-house counsel with Manitoba Hydro where he practices primarily in the area of international and interprovincial energy trade and regulation. Don’s other volunteer work includes serving as director and legal counsel to other non-profit entities. Don holds both a Bachelor of Science and a Juris Doctor (J.D.) from the University of Manitoba. 

Lynn Mowbray (Secretary)

Lynn Mowbray served on the board of Habitat for Humanity Cabot from 1996 to 2009, four years as Chair. In 2010, she was elected to the National Board of Directors where she continues to serve today. Lynn is retired from Newfoundland Power, where she worked for 30 years. Her leadership was instrumental in bringing the utility company on board as a corporate partner of Habitat for Humanity Newfoundland and Labrador. Lynn has now relocated to Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, and looks forward to her continued work with Habitat for Humanity. 

Pam Hine (Treasurer)

Pam Hine is currently the president of Yukon Housing Corporation, Yukon Liquor Corporation and Lotteries Yukon.  She has been actively involved with Habitat for Humanity since 2003 and her first role was as founding member of Habitat for Humanity Iqaluit. Pam also served on the board of Habitat for Humanity Yukon from 2010 to 2012. Pam served on the National Board of Directors from 2006 to 2007 and again from 2011. She is currently Treasurer. Pam is actively involved with Habitat for Humanity’s Global Village program and looks forward to leading future builds. “Helping families and building communities” drives her passion for Habitat for Humanity.   
David Bowden

David Bowden began volunteering with Habitat for Humanity Toronto in 2002, serving on the board as Treasurer and Chair. In 2010, he was elected to the National Board of Directors, where he has served as Treasurer and Chair as well as on various national committees and is an active Global Village participant. David was interim president and CEO of Habitat for Humanity Canada from July to October 2014. His professional career is in strategic business transformation services for corporate clients. David has held executive roles at Sprint, Direct Energy and Labatt. An active volunteer, he is an alumni governor for the University of Toronto, a clean-tech advisor with MaRS Discovery District and director of the Bata Shoe Museum. David is an industrial engineer and holds an international Rotman MBA.

Darcy Ferron

Darcy Ferron joined the National Board of Directors in May 2013 and currently serves on the finance and audit committees for Habitat for Humanity. Darcy is director of operations of the Canadian Commercial Corporation (CCC), where he is responsible for leading the international contract structuring team as well as driving change management. He is the former vice-president, trade finance at BMO Capital Markets and is a respected expert in the field of trade finance and international business. Darcy is a graduate of the Executive MBA program at HEC Montréal-McGill University and sits on the program’s Advisory Board.  He is also a Certified International Trade Professional (CITP) and holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Ottawa. Darcy believes passionately in the mission of Habitat for Humanity and in the dignity that homeownership brings to families in need.  

Terry Forth

Terry Forth has lived in the Arctic and worked with its people and communities for over 30 years. His career has included work in the public, private and non-profit sectors across Canada. Terry is currently executive director of the Nunavut Economic Forum. He has been active with Habitat for Humanity in Iqaluit as a founding board member since 2005. Terry has also been on the National Board of Directors since 2009 as previous Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee, as well as serving on the Governance, Assessment and Risk and Nominating committees. Terry has chaired the Habitat for Humanity Canada Foundation since 2012. In October 2014, Terry was appointed to the Nunavut Planning Commission. 

Martin Hilchie

Martin Hilchie is a resident of Stratford, Prince Edward Island, where he has been a residential and commercial contractor and developer for 15 years and has built more than 220 homes. Since 2000, Martin has been involved with the board of Habitat for Humanity Prince Edward Island as Build Chair, Vice-Chair and Chair, as well as directly involved with the opening of the first ReStore. Martin became a member of the National Board of Directors in 2009. He has served on various committees and is a past member of the Executive Committee.

John Hollands

John Hollands is a key account manager with Workplace Safety & Prevention Services and also teaches at Seneca College. He is a Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSP) and certified in HR management and adult education. He also has extensive experience in Safety, Health & Environmental (SHE). John is former president of JH & Associates Consulting and worked in senior SHE roles for Hewlett-Packard (Canada) and AstraZeneca. In 2012, he was elected to the National Board of Directors and assists Habitat for Humanity with the development and implementation of SHE management. He also serves on the board of Habitat for Humanity Huronia and the Tottenham Beeton Chamber of Commerce. John lives in Simcoe County, Ontario and leads Global Village team builds. 

Ed McMahon

Ed McMahon joined the National Board of Directors in 2013 after serving for 10 years on the Habitat for Humanity Halton board, primarily as Chair. When not volunteering with Habitat for Humanity, Ed is a partner in a Toronto consulting firm specializing in organizational design. In this role, Ed helps organizations ensure their company structure is set up to successfully deliver on strategy and build trust. He holds an MBA from York University’s Schulich School of Business and a Bachelor of Psychology from the University of Windsor.
Violet Konkle

Violet (Vi) Konkle recently retired as president and CEO of The Brick. Under her stewardship, The Brick initiated a three-year partnership with Habitat for Humanity Canada. Vi has extensive business and retail experience, having served as COO of Walmart Canada and executive vice-president of Loblaw Companies Limited, leading their retail business in Atlantic Canada. Vi currently serves on the boards of Dare Foods and the NorthWest Company. She has served on advisory councils for Halton Healthcare Services and Second Harvest, Toronto. Vi has served on the National Board of Directors since 2014.

Toni Rossi

Toni Rossi has been a commercial real estate professional for 25 years. She is executive vice-president and group head of real estate and lending with Infrastructure Ontario. Prior, she was with Ontario Realty Corporation, Oxford Properties and Cadillac Fairview in senior operations, marketing, development and business management positions. A passionate volunteer and fundraiser, Toni has served Habitat for Humanity since 2000. She was Chair of the Board of Habitat for Humanity Toronto and its first Chair of Women Build. Toni was elected to the National Board of Directors in 2014. 

Greg Stewart

Greg Stewart is the past president and CEO of Farm Credit Canada (FCC), based in Regina, Saskatchewan. Greg has been actively involved with Habitat for Humanity Regina as a board member since 2006 and is currently serving as board Chair. Greg joined the National Board of Directors in 2013 and is also very active with Global Village. Greg also volunteers his time with Food Banks Canada and serves on the Bank of Canada board. Greg holds a Chartered Director designation from The Directors College and a Bachelor of Science (Agriculture) from the University of Manitoba.

David Weyant

David Weyant, Q.C., is a certified director, ethical leader, lawyer and consultant with strategic, legal, business and governance experience. In addition to advising senior executives and corporate boards, he also has experience acting on boards of TSX listed, private and non-profit entities. David currently provides strategic legal and business advice, solutions and support in an international consulting practice. As senior vice-president and general counsel of Alberta Health Services, David was responsible for structuring and implementing all legal aspects of their consolidation. David holds a Bachelor of Arts., a Juris Doctor (J.D.), as well as two MBAs. He also serves on Habitat for Humanity Canada’s Audit, Finance, Governance and Nominating Committees. 

Darryll White

Community development has been the focus of Darryll White’s work throughout his career. Since 1988 he has worked for municipal, provincial and Aboriginal governments in Alberta, British Columbia and the Yukon. The last seven years have been devoted to making a difference in the lives of Aboriginal people. His first exposure to Habitat for Humanity was on a construction site in Edmonton in 2006. Since being elected to the National Board of Directors in 2012, Darryll has been involved in builds in Iqaluit and Nicaragua and has led a Global Village team to build homes in Cambodia. Darryll is now semi-retired and devotes his spare time to his international and local community development work.