Meet our Board of Directors (2021-2022)


Wayne Ford, Board Chair

Owner Canadian Tire Newmarket                      

Wayne, a retired; CA, CPA, has been with The Canadian Tire family for over forty-two years. His first ten years were with The Corporation and since then as an Associate Dealer, now in his fifth store. During his tenure at The Corporation, Wayne spent his time in the accounting and finance areas. He served on many committees within The Corporation including the Corporation’s Audit Committee. During his tenure as a Dealer, Wayne served on many Dealer Committees in various capacities. Those committees include; The Contract Committee, The Financial Review Committee, Insurance Committees, both benefits and liability.  

Wayne has volunteered most of his working-life which included ten years as a Big Brother. As well, He has served on the Canadian Tire Dealers’ Association Board of Directors and on Beaver Valley Ski Club’s Board of Directors. Wayne now serves as the Board Chair.


Kelly Tomlinson, Treasurer

President and CEO Branewave

Kelly worked in the accounting profession for over 20 years and more recently with a Newmarket based accounting firm for the last 15 years. Recently Kelly assumed the position of, Managing Director, Operations of Brane Wave Business Solutions Inc. (a company that offers bookkeeping and payroll services to local business).

Kelly has been a member of the board of directors for the Inn From the Cold for over seven years. She has acted as the Treasurer for the Inn From the Cold since joining the Board. Kelly brings to the board many years of accounting and tax knowledge in various industries. Kelly will be chairing the newly established audit committee for the Inn.

Joan Shaw, Secretary

Total Rewards Program Specialist
Town of Newmarket  
Joan Shaw has over 20-years of extensive experience working in the HR field in both the private sector (retail, distribution, manufacturing, and head office) and public sector, currently working for the Town of Newmarket for the past 14 years. Joan brings a wealth of knowledge to all facets of Human Resources which includes disability management, recruitment, compensation and labour relations to name a few.

She has served on the Board of Directors for the Inn From The Cold for the past 10 years as their Secretary/HR Director.

She has her Certified Human Resources Leader designation and is actively pursuing her Certified Employee Benefits Specialist designation. She is a lifelong learner who is always looking to broaden her knowledge to include areas outside of Human Resources.

H. Anne Young, Director

Anne Young a graduate of York University and has her CFRE Certification. Anne was a Director for Southlake Regional Health Centre Foundation (former York County Hospital) for 25 years and participated in two Capital Campaigns. Anne also acted as a Consultant for Blakely & Associates, whose clients included; Sunnybrook Health Science Centre, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre and University of Regina.

As a volunteer, Anne was Director of Marketing for the Regional Special Olympics hosted by York Region as well as the Boys and Girls Club of York Region. Anne brings many years of Fundraising experience to Inn From The Cold.

Anne has been a member of the Board of Directors for the Inn From The Cold for over five years.

Kenneth Hill, Director

Lawyer, Retired

A resident of Newmarket since 1978, Ken practiced litigation and municipal law for forty years until he retired at the end of 2017.  While in practice he frequently advised and represented a number of charitable and not-for-profit agencies as well as local, regional and provincial government bodies.    He has served as a volunteer Board member with numerous not-for-profit and charitable organizations and as president of the York Region Law Association, and the Newmarket and District Association for Community Living.  He was recognized for his contributions to the community as a co-recipient of the Chair’s Award for the Town of Newmarket. Ken has served as a volunteer on the Board of Inn From The Cold since 2016 and currently chairs the committee tasked with enabling the agency to expand its transitional housing program. 

Doug Wilson, Director

Principal of D.Wilson Consulting

Doug Wilson was President of Sony Canada and Deputy President of Sony North America until 2015. After that Doug started his own consulting practice where he assists organizations with strategy and operational advice to increase revenue, profit, brand awareness, customer satisfaction and employee engagement.  Doug is also on the board of a private company. As a volunteer, Doug is a wish granter with Make a Wish Foundation. Previously he was the President of the Sony Canada Charitable Foundation, on the National Board of the Make a Wish foundation and involved with the United Way as a member of Toronto’s campaign cabinet. Doug brings to the board many years of executive experience that includes strategic planning, leadership, sales and marketing, supply chain and finance. Doug holds a Bachelor of Arts degree, majoring in Economics from York University.


Bob Shelton, Director             

Bob served as Chief Administrative Officer for the Town of Newmarket for 16 years until retiring in 2018. Bob’s extensive career in the public service included infrastructure and development engineering, public works and providing direction and coordination to all municipal service areas focusing on creating a culture of respect and trust dedicated to continuous improvement, customer service, strategic planning and decision making, community building and government collaboration.

Serving on many boards and committees over the years Bob is now on a private board and has started an advisory services business primarily providing senior municipal leadership mentoring and coaching.

A professional engineer by training, a life long learner and volunteer Bob brings his experience and sense of community to the board.


 Jot Toor,  Director

Jot is currently the President/Owner of Speedpro Imaging GTA North. Previously, Jot was an Executive with Staples Canada where he held a number of roles and leading different Categories/Divisions to ultimately leading one of Canada’s largest Merchandising Organizations as SVP of Merchandising.

Jot has deep commitment to giving back to the community and has been an active volunteer for many years as; Head Coach and Co-Coach with Aurora Youth Soccer Club, a Trainer with the Aurora Minor Hockey Association and a Convenor, Head Coach, Co-Coach with YNBA. 

Jot brings to the board many years of experience that includes strategic planning and operational execution, people leadership and customer experience. He also served as a Director on the Electronics Products Recycling Association board.

Juliana Playter, Director       

Juli spent her early career with the Bank of Nova Scotia as a Licensed Financial Advisor and Planner before she moved into the Public Relations field at Roadhouse & Rose Funeral Home in Newmarket. During her time with The Bank and in her current position she has received many awards for her performance and her Community Service.

Juli has sat on several Boards and has an extensive list of volunteer positions with such organizations as; the Canadian Cancer Society, Rose of Sharon, Newmarket Veterans Association, Doane House Hospice and Big Brothers and Big Sisters of York Region, to mention only a few.

Juli is a believer in continuing education and is currently taking courses, in bereavement support at Conestoga College and psychology at York University.


Feel free to get in touch with us if you have questions about our organization or how you can help us help those who need it most.

You can also download our 2015 Financial Statements2016 Financial Statements2017 Financial Statements, and 2018 Financial Statements


Our Address:
510 Penrose St,
Newmarket, Ont.
L3Y 1A2