Board of Directors

The Foundation is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors. Collectively, they bring diverse professional, business and academic expertise in ensuring accountability to you – our donors – through excellent governance practices. They are committed to ensuring all gifts to the Foundation are used as intended by our donors.

Chris Kooy

Chair

For 37 years, Chris held various positions and portfolios at Bowmanville Hospital, including Vice-President of Clinical Programs at Lakeridge Health up until her retirement. As a lifelong resident of Bowmanville, Chris has volunteered for many groups to raise funds for community projects. She currently sits as Chair of the Bowmanville Hospital Foundation Board of Directors. Chris has been a Board Member of Grandview Children’s Centre for 9 years, previously chaired the Governance Committee and sat on the Priorities and Performance and Finance Committees. Chris has been a Member of the Durham Christian Homes Board for 6 years where she chaired the Resident Care and Governance Committees. She is also a Member of the Glenhill Strathaven Task Force that will secure land for a new Clarington nursing home. Chris is married with two sons and seven grandchildren.

Dr. Fiona Hodkinson

Vice-Chair

Dr. Fiona Hodkinson is a long-time resident of Clarington, operating a dental practice out of Newcastle for 20 years. She and her husband have lived in Hampton for 26 years where they raised their children. Fiona was an active volunteer in her children’s schools and minor soccer leagues. For the last four years, Fiona has sat on the Board of Directors. She is excited to be involved with the Bowmanville Hospital Foundation and the redevelopment and expansion of Bowmanville Hospital.

Peter Hobb

Treasurer

Peter is a Chartered Professional Accountant and a Certified Management Consultant.  He holds a Bachelor of Technology in Business Management from Ryerson University. Peter has worked at a National Firm of Chartered Professional Accountants in Toronto and conducted accounting research with the Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada. In 2018, he retired from his full time role as partner of Baker Tilly Durham but remains involved with Baker Tilly Durham Consulting Inc., providing valued expertise to its clients on a part-time basis. For the past 2 years, Peter has been a member of the Bowmanville Hospital Foundation Board, sitting as Treasurer of the Board and Chair of the Finance, Audit & Risk Committee.

Kristen Bucci

Governance

Kristen Bucci is a Lawyer from Northwestern Ontario, specializing in divorce, family law, preparation of Wills and Powers of Attorney. She graduated from Osgood Law School in 1991. Since 1993, she has practiced law in Thunder Bay and Durham Region. Kristen served as President of the Thunder Bay Law Association in 2006 and President of Creighton Youth Services from 2007 to 2009. Kristen received an award from the Thunder Bay Law Association in 2006 for distinguished service to the legal profession and the Ontario Justice Education Network Chief Justices’ Award for contribution to public legal action in 2007.

For 7 years, she served as an Executive Member of the County and District Law Presidents’ Association (now FOLA) and was a member of the St. Joseph’s Hospital Research and Ethics Board. She was a Contract Lecturer at the Bora Laskin School of Law, Lakehead University, teaching Family Law to third-year law students. She is currently the editor of the Divorce Act Manual.

Kirk Kemp

The Kemp family has lived in Clarington for the past 100 years. Beginning as farmers with a mixed farming operation, Doug Kemp, Kirk’s father, transformed the home farm into ‎a strictly apple farm. Kirk now serves as President of Algoma Orchards Limited, where he has been growing apples for the past 40 years. The Kemp family has a long history of community involvement. Kirk has been a past President of Bowmanville Lions Club, past Director of Ontario Apple Growers Association and helped raised money for Durham College and the Garnet B. Rickard Recreation Complex. He has served on the Bowmanville Hospital Foundation Board of Directors for five years in addition to the Durham Region Hospice Campaign Cabinet to raise money for their new facility.

Steve Hennessey

Steve is a ninth generation Ontario resident whose family grew up in the Kawartha Lakes Municipality. In 1993, he moved to Western Canada to attend the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology in Edmonton for Geomatics Engineering technology and the British Columbia Institute of Technology for a Bachelor of Technology Geomatics program. After working in the Oil and Gas sector in Alberta, British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Texas, and California, Steve returned to Ontario in 2006 and obtained his real estate license in 2007. Steve has lived and worked in and around Clarington since 2009. Steve has been a member of the Foundation’s Board of Directors since 2017.

Laura Sciore

Laura Sciore is a Leadership, Team and Performance Coach. She is a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach by the Co-Active Coach Institute (CTI) in San Rafael California and an Associate Certified Coach with the International Coach Federation (ICF). Laura is a graduate of the Paralegal program at Seneca College and obtained her MBA at Queen’s University. She is a Certified Financial Planner and between 1994 to 2017 Laura owned and operated an insurance and financial services agency in Bowmanville. She is the recipient of multiple awards for success and profitability in her business, including several Clarington’s Reader’s Choice Awards.

Laura has served on several boards and committees including as Chair and committee member of the Lakeridge Health Foundation Gala Committee, as Treasurer on the board of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Clarington, as Chair and board trustee on the board of the Clarington Board of Trade and Office of Economic Development (CBOT) and she is currently a director on the board for the Bowmanville Hospital Foundation and is Chair of the Strategic Task Force.

A Clarington resident since 1992, Laura enjoys living in a thriving, connected community with her husband Fred and her two dogs, Sayda and Dante. Laura has a step-daughter, Vanessa, who holds a Masters in Education from U of T and a step-son, Devon, who is a successful, actor, writer and musician in Toronto. Laura also has a 3 year old grand-daughter, Lena, who is the light of her life.

Jim Storey

Since joining the company in 1989, Jim Storey has held various positions at St Marys Cement. He has worked as Operations Manager at the St Marys Cement Bowmanville plant since 2014. For the past 31 years, Jim has supported many charitable organizations in the community. He has chaired and participated as a member of fundraising committees with a National Service organization. As a member for the past 36 years, he has held Executive positions as Secretary, Registrar, 1 st Vice-President, Director and President. Jim has also been a Program Advisory Committee Member for Durham College. He has served as a Board Member of the Bowmanville Hospital Foundation since 2015 and sat on the Foundation’s Campaign Task Force. Jim resides in Peterborough with his wife, Darlene and daughter, Jada. In his spare time, he enjoys camping, fishing and woodworking.