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Newark Neighbours Board 

Board members are elected by members at the annual general meeting. They are elected for a two year term, with a two term maximum. The 2021 AGM  has been postponed due to COVID-19.

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Board Chair

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.


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, and Newark Neighbours.



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.  


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.


Member at Large

Nancy Jackson

An economist by training, I retired in 2001 from a very successful career as a Vice President Institutional Stockbroker on Bay Street in Toronto. My husband and I then moved to our former lake retreat in Haliburton. While living in Haliburton, I served for 10 years as President
of our Lake Association, 4 years as Chairman Of Fleming Foundation Board for Fleming College and all four of its campuses , and several years on the Board of Directors of the Haliburton Sculpture Forest where we created and developed a collection in excess of 35 sculptures , carved by international renowned sculptors and located throughout the forest
surrounding Head Lake in Haliburton. In August 2016, we moved south to
Niagara on theLake.



Mariitta Maavara

NOTL has been home for my husband, Michel and I since 2012. A career in Canadian art as a dealer, managing director of a major art gallery and consultant to museums and collectors was followed by involvement in municipal politics as a city counselor in St. Lambert, Qc. Community service has always been an important part of my life and has included many diverse activities, ranging from environmental concerns, serving as a member and president of the Embellishment
Committee of the city of Saint-Lambert, coordinating book sales to support scholarships for women needing help to pursue higher education and

working with seniors.

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