Our Board Members

Laura Gibson
Laura retired from an Executive
position of a Telecommunications Company where she oversaw the Sales & Marketing operations.  Laura is passionate about community service, and is proud to be part of the Newark Neighbours' Team. 
Building Maintenance
Susan Sparrow-Mace


Susan and her family moved from Oakville to Niagara on the Lake in 2013. Susan retired from her entrepreneurial business in 2011.As well as operating

a successful retail store for 26 years, Susan enjoyed volunteering with

non-profit organizations such as

The Oakville Suzuki Organization and Thistle Oaks Child Care Centre.

Pat Fryer

Pat moved with her late husband, John, to Niagara on the Lake in the fall of 2009 after a successful healthcare management career.  On retirement, she started a new career in healthcare consulting.  Since moving to NOTL, Pat has embraced volunteering by being on the Board of the Shaw Guild and Newcomers.  She is a Sparks leader and assists with events for Music Niagara and the Rotary Club.  In her spare time, she plays euchre, “lunches with ladies”, enjoys the Tapas group and cuddles her two cats! 

Vice Chair
Suzanne Vaillant
Suzanne has lived in St Davids  for 6 years. She retired from a Telecommunications Company after serving on their governance team for 13 years. Passionate about volunteering  in this great community and enjoys  bowling with NOTL lawn bowling club.
Volunteer Coordinator
Marilyn Rickard

Marilyn and her husband retired to NOTL in 2011 following a career with the Ministry of Correctional Services and latterly in commercial real estate development in Toronto.  She is involved in the community volunteering at The Shaw, the Pumphouse, Newark Neighbours and enjoys reading, painting and travelling.

Elaine Baitinger
Originally from Ottawa, Elaine worked 36 years in federal government, primarily in HR & Systems. Now retired, other than volunteering at Newark on Wednesdays, she enjoys golfing, walking the dog, cooking & the occasional wine tasting!  
Food Bank Manager (Interim)
Cindy Grant
Cindy has been been a volunteer at Newark Neighbours for several years, as well as, an active board member in the past.   She has graciously offered to step-in and help out as Food Bank Manager until the next AGM.

Board members are elected, by our members,

at the annual general meeting, for 2 year terms with a 2 term maximum. 


This year’s annual general meeting (AGM-2020) has been postponed due to COVID-19!!

310 John Street East (off the Riverbend Inn & Vineyards Driveway) Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario

Telephone: 905-468-3519

Newark Neighbours Food Bank & Thrift Shop

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