SENIOR INVESTMENT ADVISOR MILAN PLENTAI.
With more than 25 years of financial service experience, he is a Certified Investment Management Analyst and a graduate of the University of Western Ontario. His focus is on independent investment selection and management for a select group of clients, corporations and charitable foundations. He previously owned a successful business in downtown St. Catharines. Milan has been an active contributor to many local, French and English community groups across the Niagara Region and Canada, such as Club Richelieu, La Residence Seniors Home, Mount Carmel Spiritual Centre, Canadian Cancer Society, United Way and the Centre de Santé Hamilton/Niagara.
A COMMITTED FRANCO-ONTARIAN WOMAN, MURIEL THIBAULT-GAUTHIER HAS WORKED IN THE FIELD OF EDUCATION FOR 30 YEARS.
Her organizing skills, expertise, knowledge, and leadership make her a highly sought-after consultant and coordinator for various projects in the Niagara Peninsula. Retired school principal, Muriel continues her vision of “giving to the next”. Indeed, this dynamic and positive lady has always been extremely involved in many organizations and committees in the community of Welland. She is actively involved in partnerships with the Centre de santé, the French-language cinema, Le Coin à Justin for children, adults and seniors. She also sits on the Board of Directors of the Renaissance Club, the Centenary of Sacred Heart Parish and the Richelieu Foyer.
DIANE MARTIN FROM GASPÉ TO ONTARIO AT AGE SIX. SHE SPENT 47 YEARS TEACHING IN ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS FOR THE NIAGARA CATHOLIC DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD. SHE HAS A BACHELOR’S DEGREES IN ARTS AND EDUCATION.
Her greatest achievements are her four sons: Matthew, Adam, Zachary and John-Michael, who died at the age of 18 in 2006. Since retiring, she has served on the Centre de santé Hamilton/Niagara Board and on the Board of Bereaved Families of Ontario South Central. Diane manages groups of mothers, who lost a child, at Pleasantview in Fonthill. She has organized eight annual golf tournaments in memory of John-Michael that raised more than $45,000 for charities. Diane served on the Foyer Richelieu Welland Family Council because her mother, Cecile Philippe, was a resident of Foyer Richelieu Welland for three years.
DR. DAVID ROBERT IS A PRACTICING CHIROPRACTOR IN WELLAND FOR 22 YEARS. HE OFFERS TOTAL LASER THERAPY THAT CAN RELIEVE PAIN AND REDUCE DEPENDENCIES ON MEDICAL AND SURGERIES, HELPING PEOPLE TO LIVE A MORE ACTIVE LIFESTYLE.
He is a registered member of the College of Chiropractors of Ontario, the governing body established by the provincial government to regulate chiropractors in Ontario. A long-time member of Club Richelieu Welland, David is committed to ensuring that funding is available to help residents of Foyer Richelieu Welland.
A Native on Timmins, Patrick’s family moved to Welland at a young age where he went through the French Catholique school system attending École élémentaire catholique du Sacré-Coeur and École secondaire Catholique Jean-Vanier.
He then attended Brock University where he graduated with an Honours Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology degree. Patrick has been working for the Centre de Santé Communautaire Hamilton/Niagara since March 2015 as a Registered Kinesiologist, Certified Exercise Physiologist and Certified Respiratory Educator in the Caring for my COPD clinic in Welland. He has been a member of Club Richelieu since 2017 and is committed to serve and help the francophone population thrive in Welland.
Born and raised in Welland, Roger attended French schools by attending “École secondaire Confédération” and then perusing studies in Business – Marketing at Niagara College.
Currently employed at Canadian Tire Bank for the last 18 years he has worked in various supportive roles. He’s happily married for 16 years with 2 beautiful girls. Understanding the importance of his francophone culture, Roger is a member at Club Richelieu and also involved in the parent council as acting president at Franco Niagara school. By serving in past and present committees and administration boards at either his church, workplace and within the community he is passionate about giving back to others. He surrounds his life by the motto “it’s better to serve then to be served”.
France was hired as the new Executive Director of Hamilton Niagara Community Health Centre, effective August 23, 2021.
Currently she has been the Executive Director at Community Living Grimsby, Lincoln and West Lincoln since July 2017. Previously, she was the Assistant Executive Director of the Hamilton / Niagara Community Health Centre (HNCHC) from 2012 to 2017. Prior to changing her career path in the non-profit sector, France worked for the Ontario government for over 15 years in various front-line and management roles. She worked as a probation and parole officer with adults and youth. She then moved to the Ministry of the Attorney General where she worked as a program supervisor for the Ontario Victim Services Secretariat. After that she moved on as Manager of the French Language Professional Development Institute in the Office of the French Language Services Coordinator. Her last government position was as Area Manager of the Hamilton Centre Probation and Parole Office.
SEAN FIRST SERVED ON THE FOYER RICHELIEU WELLAND BOARD OF DIRECTORS, WHILE COMPLETING HIS STUDIES, AND THEN WAS NAMED CHIEF ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER IN 2010.
He has volunteered on multiple Boards at the local, provincial and national levels. Sean was recognized in Business Link’s 40 Under 40 Niagara Business Achievement Awards and with a Canada 150 Community Service Award for his leadership with seniors. He is the recipient of McMaster University’s Arch Award recognizing outstanding graduates for their unique and interesting contributions to society, the local community and the university. He also won Niagara Centre Citizen of the Year Award for his success in business, education and community service and was awarded the Ruby Award for Business Man of the Year by the Welland/Pelham Chamber of Commerce. Sean has Bachelor`s degrees in Gerontology and Sociology from McMaster University, and a Master’s degree in Gerontology from Simon Fraser University.