Brad Hains, President
Brad was Vice President Sales and Marketing with The Data Group of Companies for over 18 years. After leaving the company in 2008, Brad took up consulting for SME, an entrepreneurial ventures group specializing in the raising of capital, sales, management and advisory boards.
Brad's volunteer pursuits include: driving for Caledon Meals on Wheels, community support and cook for Bethel House/Hospice Caledon, in-school mentor with Big Brothers, William Osler Charity Golf Committee, and fundraising for Autism Speaks Canada. Brad joined the CMOW Board of Directors in 2011 in hopes of expanding his knowledge, networking with people and lending his expertise in Board efficiency and decision making.
Brad's is also an avid road cyclist, golfer and fitness enthusiast.
Brad and his wife Nancy have been residents of Caledon East since 1998.
Brenda Laird, Vice-President
In her professional life, Brenda has spent 30 years in the accounting industry. After serving as an accountant for Wedgbury Smith Bonebaker LLB and as a controller with Silcotech North America Inc., Brenda now runs her own business in the accounting field.
Brenda has been very active in her community volunteering with Scouts Canada for the past 30 years. Other organizations that have benefited from Brenda's community commitment include: Habitat for Humanity, New Tecumseh, St. James Church Choir, Colgan, Clans of Tecumseh Pipe Band, Treasurer, and the Caledon Chamber of Commerce Board. Brenda joined the Caledon Meals on Wheels Board in 2007 and in 2011 assumed the role of Board Chair.
Brenda's interests include: travelling, reading and scouting.
Jud Newell, Board Member
An accountant and business consultant for over forty years, Jud is semi-retired but continues to be active in his accounting practice. He has managed and/or owned small to medium-sized companies and continues to consult with businesses on ways of improving operations and planning for the future. He is experienced in Accounting, Legal and Human Resource matters. His career spans from large to small companies and he owned and operated an internet-based service in the 1980s. His volunteer experience includes five years as Warden of the St. James Anglican Cathedral in downtown Toronto, where he was actively involved in fundraising, planning and working towards construction of their new $18 million Cathedral Centre. He is active in local politics as a Fiscal Agent and Director of the Dufferin Caledon Conservative Association (federal) and is a past chair of the Meadowvale Residents Association and past director of the Caledon Chamber of Commerce. Jud is married with three children who reside in Bolton.
Carlos Frewin, Secretary
Carlos has worked in human resources development and project management for the past 40 years. His experience includes the private sector and education at the college and university level. Now retired, Carlos is enjoying the opportunity to be more active in the community and contribute to the urgent need for elder care. He is also a member of the Headwaters Hospital Quality Committee.
Robert Allen, Board Member
Robert originally moved to Bolton in 1967 from Toronto and purchased Albion Hills Workshop, a wraught iron maker. Two years later he opened The Thought Shoppe, a gift store in downtown Bolton which his wife and mother ran until they sold it in 1976. His corporate career has taken him far and wide including living in Toronto, Chicago, New York, New Jersey, Indianapolis and Cincinnati and has given him opportunities to travel on business to many countries in: Europe, Far East, Middle East, Caribbean and Mexico. He has worked for many corporations in various positions including Lever Brothers, Hoffmann LaRoche Canada, PFW division of Hercules among others and is currently the Partner and President of Palm Flavour & Food Ingredients Ltd., and AG Flavour Solutions Ltd.
Robert recently celebrated his 50th wedding anniversary and has a son and daughter, and 3 beautiful grandchildren.
Robert's commitment to his profession and community is evident in his involvement in many professional associations as well as having had been a volunteer with Bolton Ambulance, coaching hockey and volleyball, Palgrave Rotary and the United Way of Toronto. Currently Robert is a volunteer with the CMOW board of directors as well as one of our best volunteer drivers! In his spare time he enjoys golf, gardening, walking, reading and the theatre.
Mo-D, Board Member
Mo-D began his career as a well-respected on-air personality for some of the most notable radio outlets. A short while later, he joined the Rogers Television Broadcasting Group and created an innovative new talk show that bridged the gap between Canada's ethnic and urban communities. In his television debut, Mo-D hosted "Ishtyle TV" for over 300 episodes produced in just 6 seasons. As a host, Mo-D's versatility and ability to engage the audience is unsurpassed. His hosting work has included The Toronto International Film Festival for Bell Media and being the in-stadium host for the Toronto Argos. As a Gemini nominated Television series Executive Producer and Director who understands how to create successful storytelling projects in today's media landscape, Mo-D began his own production company, Mo-D Productions. His production company develops unique programs, ranging from docu-series to dramatic feature films which are airing worldwide. In addition to his involvement in the media world, Mo-D also helps run his family business, HH Metal Stamping.
Ken Graydon, Board Member
Ken was the president (now retired) of two national not-for-profit trade associations in the Canadian auto industry. He was also a senior executive with two national agricultural trade associations and has extensive experience in government relations. He not only organized national and international conventions but was also a former CBC broadcaster, editor, and governor with George Brown College. He has been a board member of the Toronto Amadeus Choir, Caledon Hospice, chair of Bolton Presbyterian Church and Canadian Society of Association Executives. He is the founding director of Automotive Business School of Canada (Georgian College) and has been a Caledon resident for 48 years. He is also a pianist, organist, and choir director who is involved in local and other concerts.
Graham Halkett, Board Member
Graham was born and raised in Scotland where he started his career in Information Technology. After moving to Canada in the spring of 2001, he continued working in Information Technology in the areas of development, testing and networking to system administration. Graham has worked for Newell and Budge, Brafasco, Honeywell Aerospace and most recently, the County of Dufferin.
Graham's community involvement activities include: coaching soccer and t-ball with his children; Scout leader and Beaver leader; and donating his time to Caledon Meals on Wheels to assist with IT related problems and as a member of the Board.
Graham's interests include: computers, travelling, reading, genealogy, and cooking.
Kevin Hennessey, Board Member
Pina Marino, Board Member
Pina Marino has a background in psychometry and counselling (private practice) and is presently the program coordinator for a victim services agency. She is a CISM trained crisis responder and a member in good standing of the College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers of Ontario. She resides in Bolton with her family.
Matthew Strader, Board Member
A thirty-six year old father of two and devoted husband to a supportive and unbelievably understanding beauty, Carolyn. He has two university degrees, one an east coast History sojourn that taught him to see the big picture, another a west coast journalism venture that taught him to question all parts of that picture. He has the unique claim of living, working and studying from coast to coast--and that includes the north and south coasts, as well as, the east and west ones--of this expansive and fascinating country. His work has included working as a; Retail Manager, College Instructor, Prison Guard, Teacher, Writer, and now Journalist. He has finally, after a life of travelling across Canada, found a home and happiness in Southern Ontario. Mathew now works as a Reporter and Supplement Editor at the Caledon Enterprise, and is a successful freelancer of fiction and non-fiction pieces ranging from short stories in horror and fantasy magazines to previous freelance work for the Wheels section of the Toronto Star. He would call himself a storyteller who has not quite figured out the best way to tell his favourite stories.