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Appointee Biographies

Niagara Parks Commission


Sandie Bellows is currently a City Councillor for Grantham Ward. She is also a Tournament Director for Niagara Sports & Entertainment. Community involvement includes board membership for the St. Catharines PC Riding Association, Crimestoppers of Niagara and Niagara Grape and Wine Festival as well as volunteer work with other organizations. She has a Certificate in Sales and Marketing from Seneca College.


APRIL JEFFS is currently a Photographer and Owner/Operator of April Jeffs Lakeside Studio. She is a former Mayor for the Township of Wainfleet as well as former Regional Councillor for the Regional Municipality of Niagara. Her community involvement includes serving as Director of the Welland Heritage and Multi-Cultural Centre as well as various roles with other organizations such as St. John Ambulance, Niagara Children's Centre, United Way Niagara Therapy Tails Niagara and Wainfleet Minor Softball Association. She has a Tourism Degree from Niagara College.


Eldon Bennett is a Partner at Aird & Berlis LLP. He is a former Lecturer at York University. His community involvement has included serving as a member of the Toronto Hospital Foundation and of the Toronto Hospital Research Foundation. Mr. Bennett holds a Bachelor of Arts from York University, a PhD from Duke University and a J.D from the University of Toronto.


Sylvie Chartrand-Rafi worked for Statistics Canada from 1987-2017 until her retirement. Her skills and experience are in the areas of Census and Advisory Services: strategic planning, customer service, marketing and public relations. She holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honour) degree in Human Geography from Ottawa University. Ms. Chartrand-Rafi's community work has included serving in Protocol at the Invictus Games. Ms. Chartrand-Rafi is fully bilingual in both official languages of Canada.


Graham Coveney is currently a Financial Advisor and Planner for TD Bank. His community involvement includes serving as a board member for Central Community Church and participating in youth hockey coaching activities. He holds a CFP designation from the Financial Planning Standards Council and a CSC/PFP from Canadian Securities Institute.


Natasha DiCienzo is a Wealth Advisor with Scotia Wealth Management. She has pervious work experience with MGM Resorts International in Las Vegas and with Falls Avenue Resort in Niagara Falls. Natasha's community involvement includes serving as a member of the Investment Committee of the Niagara Community Foundation. Natasha has a Honours Business Administration, with distinction, from Ivey Business School of Western University.


is a former Director for Information Services and Clerk at City of Guelph. His community involvement includes formerly serving as Member for Municipal Elections Act Project Team at AMCTO, and as Committee Member for Association of Municipalities of Ontario.