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Appointee Biographies

Grant Review Team - Essex, Kent and Lambton - Ontario Trillium Foundation


lifelong resident of Brooke-Alvinston being active in 4-H and Junior Farmers and involved with Soil and Crops Association. Operates 430 acres in cash crops farming. Is a past president of Lambton Federation of Agriculture and past provincial director of Ontario Federation of Agriculture. Worked at Down Chemical in Sarnia for 34 years, 24 years as maintenance foreman and 10 years as pipefitter. Has served as councilor for Brooke-Alvinston for 20 years and has finished 16 years as Mayor of Brooke-Alvinston, retiring in December 2018.


Lutz Plotzke retired in 2013 as Strategic Account Manager from Enbridge Gas. Since that time he has volunteered with habitat for Humanity in Chatham. Past member of an Advisory Committee with Health Quality Ontario developing quality standards.


Fannie Vavoulis is currently the Director Communications at Chatham-Kent Health Alliance. Fannie is responsible for planning, implementing and facilitating internal and external communications and community relations strategies that support CKHA’s Mission, Vision, Values, and strategic priorities. She previously spent six years in the Medical Affairs department at CKHA where she held the role of Medical Recruiter and Education Coordinator. In 2015 she was the recipient of the Canadian Association of Staff Physician Recruiters, Recruiter of the Year award. Fannie holds a BA in Political Science from Western University and a post-graduate certificate in Public Relations and Corporate Communications from Fanshawe College. She is truly passionate about living and working in Chatham-Kent and is actively involved in many community organizations and initiatives. She is one of the founding members of TedX Talks Chatham-Kent, a Chatham-Kent Public Library Board member, Board of Director of the Chatham-Kent Chamber of Commerce, past President of the Rotary Club of Chatham and past Chair of Culture Factory.


CHRISTINE GREYDANUS is Co - Owner /Operator at Greyda Plains Poultry Ltd. and the Chief Financial Officer at Enniskillen Pepper Co. Ltd. She is a Former Associate Lawyer at Ronald C. George Law as well as a former Councillor with the Township of Enniskillen from December 2003 to December 2010 and January 2012 to December 2014. Her community involvement includes being a volunteer construction worker with Habitat for Humanity Global Village Canada. Ms. Greydanus has a Master of Business Administration in Food and Agribusiness from the University of Guelph and Juris Doctor from Osgoode Hall Law School.