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Appointee Biographies

Grant Review Team - Northwestern - Ontario Trillium Foundation


Trevor Fitzgerald is currently the owner of “The Place” grocery store in Fort Frances with 35 staff. He was a former partner and CFO at Gillons Insurance Brokers, which has 11 offices and over 90 employees across Northwestern Ontario. Trevor is currently on the board of directors for Northwestern Community Development Services, which provides Employment Ontario programs and services for the Rainy River District. He was previously Vice-President of the board of directors for the district’s children’s aid society, Family and Children Services. Trevor is married with four children and has volunteered in many activities in the region including Meals on Wheels, The Canadian Bass Championship, United Way, school breakfast program, and various youth sports organizations.


Jack Jamieson, of Thunder Bay, serves as a member of the Northwestern Grant Review Team, Ontario Trillium Foundation. He is a Deputy Judge with the Ontario Small Claims Court, a Lawyer with Carrel + Partners LLP, and a Salesperson with Apex Realty Services Ltd. His community involvement has included serving as an Officer with the Thunder Bay Rotary Club.


Rita Boutette was raised in Windsor, Ontario and moved to Kenora some 40 years ago to raise her family. She has worked as an Administrator for a local church and worked at the local credit union in the financial planning department before she retired. She is a Chair of the Board of the Muse in Kenora (art center and museum) and Chair of the board of Canadian Mental Association, Kenora. She is a patient advisor for Lake of the Woods District Hospital and a member of the hospital board and the patient advisor for the All Nations Ontario Health Team proposed for our area. She has served on the inaugural Patient and Family Advisory Committee for the Ministry of Health in the past. She has a strong commitment to community involvement.


Gillian Lunny has been a registered nurse for over 20 years and recently completed her Master of Nursing. Gillian has been working in public health at the Northwestern Health Unit since 2004 First as a Public Health Nurse and now as a Manager and Chief Nursing Officer. She is an advocate for health equity, and she works in her region to better the health outcomes of the most vulnerable populations. Gillian is a mother of two, she loves to travel and to spend time on the lake.


Filomena Gregorash knows customer service, with over 33 years in the telecommunication industry managing, home telephone, wireless, digital TV, internet and security monitoring products. Her experience is in developing policy, strategic planning and practicing transformational leadership. Where she managed a team of 60 unionized employees during her tenure at Tbaytel. Filomena is an active board member for a respite agency in Thunder Bay and a past committee member for Thunder Bay Regional Health Science Centre, her educational background is in Business Management and Social Work.


Suzanne Sterling is a Partner with Culture and Adaptive Leadership Canada. She is an online Instructor with Florida Institute of Technology's Cross-Cultural Management Program. She is also the Owner/Sole Proprietor of Cultural Overtones - a consultancy specializing in cultural competency. Her community involvement has included the Pathways to Reconciliation Conference, National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation Canada. Ms. Sterling holds a Bachelor of Recreation Studies from the University of Manitoba, and a Master of Arts in Organizational Change from Hawaii Pacific University.