2020-2021 Board of Directors
TWEE BROWN DIRECTOR
Twee is the CEO of High Point Development, proprietor of Ben Thanh Restaurants, Principal of Trident Property Management Inc., and CEO of InstaHome.
One of her principle beliefs is “giving back to the community which has given so much to her and her family”, motivating her to dedicate her free time to boards, charitable and advisory committees. She is the incoming Chair and currently serves as an Executive on the Board of Directors of the London Health Sciences Foundation (LHSF), an organization that supports discovery and innovation in research, education, and patient care at London Health Sciences Centre; one of Canada’s largest acute-care teaching hospitals.
Twee is the Past President of the Boys and Girls Club Foundation Board; an organization that promotes physical and mental health, and the emotional well-being of children and youth. She served as the President of The Grand Theatre Operating Board, a company that produces and presents professional theatre on two stages with a joint capacity of 983 seats. She is the Co-founder of 100 Who Care London, a group that raised over $500,000 net for London Charities, and she was honoured with the Pillar Community Innovation Award for this work.
Twee served two terms as a Director of the London Chamber of Commerce; a politically independent, membership-based, volunteer-driven, not-for-profit organization whose mission is to lead and serve the London business community. Her love for entrepreneurship is further demonstrated by her work as a founding member and Director of the London Professional Chinese Business Association (LPCBA), which focuses on the development of professional and business relationships between the Chinese and larger London communities. Twee was selected to be a member of ‘Quantum Shift’ for the engagement of the “best 40 entrepreneurs” in Canada at the Ivey Business School at Western University.
Becoming involved in the political space for the first time in 2018, she was the Campaign Manager for the 2018 - 2022 London City Mayor, Ed Holder. It was the first-ever ranked ballot election in Canada. The scrutiny, pressures, and stress experienced during the management of the campaign reaffirmed her interest to lead in a capacity outside the political arena, while it increased her passion to serve her community and the public.
ROSS CHAPIN DIRECTOR
Ross Chapin leads Highview Residences - providers of exceptional care for people living with a diagnosis of dementia, in London and Kitchener-Waterloo.
Having received his C.A. designation in 1977, Ross, arrived in London from Toronto with his wife Cathy and their three children in 1987 to work with the Executive Team at University Hospital (UH). His 10-years at the Hospital included exciting work in the 90’s when he helped effect the merger of UH and Victoria Hospital, to become London Health Sciences Centre.
Ross’s care for the person, whether it is an individual with dementia who has a need for an appropriate place to live a dignified life, or a staff member who is on their life long journey of learning, influences the decisions he makes.
This combined with his financial acuity and acute-care operational experience inspired Ross to spearhead the creation of three new independent Retirement Residences designed to fill a void in the spectrum of services and care available to the community by industry and government.
Ross and his wife Cathy live just outside St. Mary’s Ontario. Their children, now adults in their own right, live in Mississauga and St. Mary’s. Ross and Cathy now have 6 grandchildren who amaze them at the speed in which they grow up.
MATTHEW CREIGHTON DIRECTOR
Matthew Creighton is the Corporate Contract and Business Manager with a global leader of reconstructive medical devices. Matthew brings over 30 years of sales and marketing experience and has been involved with charitable service since his days at Western University, where he obtained a degree in Economics.
As a third-generation Londoner, Matthew was raised with the philosophy of giving back to the community that provides an opportunity to make a life. Matthew wants to make a difference and has a desire to help. He participated as a member of the See the Line Concussion Research and Awareness steering committee, a fundraiser for the Geriatric Behavior Unit at the London Health Sciences Center, event organizer for the Mustang Football Helmet Fundraiser, and is an enthusiastic supporter of the London BRAIN and BIOBANK. Matthew is currently Chair of the London Health Sciences Foundation Governance and Nomination Committee, a member of the London Health Sciences Foundation Executive committee, and an active member of the London Health Sciences Foundation Board of Directors.
IAN HILLIS TREASURER
Ian is a general practice partner at Ford Keast. Ian began his career with Ford Keast during co-op work terms while studying for a mathematics degree at the University of Waterloo.
Ian has a wide range of experience with owner-managed businesses and not-for-profit organizations. He works closely with many of our Long Term Care Home clients.
Ian is the Treasurer of the McCormick Care Foundation. He also dedicates his time to his three children including their athletic and musical pursuits. He tends to turn any vacation time into “race-cation” time. That is, combining travel with his love of endurance sports including running, cycling, mountain biking, and triathlon.
SUSAN McKillop DIRECTOR
Susan McKillop is the Director of Marketing & Operations with VIVID Insurance and brings over 25 years’ experience in the field of insurance product marketing, including 13 years as a senior manager with a major Canadian insurance company. She is a product expert for life insurance, living benefits, and group benefits. Susan has had the privilege of speaking at industry conferences about insurance products and firm best practices.
Susan is an active volunteer in the London community, a member of the McCormick Care Foundation’s Ritz Gala Committee, and is passionate about advancing dementia care for individuals and their families.
PAUL MORRISSEY VICE-CHAIR
Paul Morrissey is a life-long Londoner and graduate of Western University. He is a partner at the London law firm, Siskinds LLP, and for the past 27 years, has provided institutional, corporate and private clients with legal services and representation before courts and tribunals on various matters including human resources, estates, insurance, contract and property issues, human rights, municipal issues and regulatory compliance.
Paul has previously been a member of boards for 5 other community organizations. Paul coached youth soccer at various levels for 18 years, but with his seven children now grown up, he is now looking forward to spending more time exploring Ontario rivers in his canoe and engaging in community issues that are important to him, including elder care and protecting the rights of vulnerable individuals.
RICHARD WOZNIAK CHAIR
Presently Senior Commercial Manager for BMO Bank of Montreal, London, Ontario. Richard's banking career for 30 plus years. Primary experience in retail and commercial banking for major Schedule “A” banks in Ontario. The former registered representative and Investment advisor.
Beverley Zaifman is a retired teacher and active volunteer in the community. She continues to tutor children to prepare them for their bar mitzvah commitments in the Jewish community and she spearheads many committees in her synagogue.
Bev volunteered on the Board of Parkinson Society Southwestern Ontario for several years and chaired the golf fundraiser through her years as a board member. She taught at and was board chair for the London Community Hebrew Day School, and also spearheaded many fundraising campaigns.
As a volunteer and professional with United Jewish Appeal, she assisted the community in collaborative efforts to cross the divide sometimes found in the various denominations, bringing people together over food and celebration. In her personal life, Bev and her late husband Bernie met at UWO, and their four children are also proud graduates of Western.
In Bernie’s late stages of Parkinson's Disease with dementia, McCormick Care’s educational programs and staff were supremely supportive in assisting the family with keeping Bernie at home, and really were the ones who guided the family in the end stages of Bernie’s life. Bev considers McCormick Home and McCormick Care programs and staff to be unique and local gems in the city of London. And of course, for fun, entertaining at home, theatre and travel will be back on the books post-COVID 19.