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Board of Directors and Staff

We are impatient to see a world where no family is left without shelter when disaster strikes.

Our executive team and Board of Directors share our determination and have all pledged to help make this happen.

Board of Directors


Chair: Patricia Matthews – Chestermere, AB
CEO, Elected Solutions

Vice-Chair: Marni Rabasso – Vancouver, BC
Vice President, Natural Resources Industry – Dassault Systems

Secretary: Donelda Laing – Chestermere, AB
Retired, Previously Director of Community Services/Emergency Management, City of Chestermere

Treasurer: Tim Berry – Barrie, ON
Director, Finance and Information Technology, Ombudsman Ontario

Director: Kent Fraser – Calgary, AB
Vice-President, Stratus Agri-Marketing
Member and Past President Rotary Club of Calgary Fish Creek

Director: Ron Noseworthy – Kenora, ON
Retired ShelterBox Response Team Member
Retired Businessman
Member and Past President Rotary Club of Kenora

Director: Khanh Ngo – Montreal, QC
Strategy Manager, TikTok Canada

Director: Bryn Styles – Barrie, ON
Owner, Styles Pharmacy Services
Rotary Foundation Trustee, Past RI Director, member and Past President Rotary Club of Barrie Huronia

Director: Mark Hauck – Orangeville, ON
Teacher, Peel District School Board

Director: Steven Kicinski – Toronto, ON
Senior Managing Director – Private Fixed Income, Sun Life Investment Management

Director: Ashwin Singh – Oakville, ON
Manager, PwC

Director: Michael Walsh – Moncton, NB
Retired, Independent Financial Consulting Firm
Member and Past President, Rotary Club of Moncton West and Riverview NB
Past District Governor – District 7810

ShelterBox Canada Staff


Steph Christensen (she/her)

Executive Director

JoAnna Black (she/they)

Individual Giving Manager

Meg Schmieder (they/she)

Community Fundraising Coordinator

Heather Stevens (she/her)

Database and Donor Relations Coordinator