Board of Directors

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Head and shoulders shot of Huron Chamber of Commerce Chair Jennifer Verdam Woodward.Director of Finance, Canada Operations for Compass Minerals. She moved to Goderich in early 2015. Prior to working at Compass Minerals, she was a controller and accounting manager for thirteen years in Aerospace, General Industry, and Automotive manufacturing plants. In addition to serving as the current Chair and past Treasurer on the Huron Chamber Board, Jennifer also serves as Treasurer of the Huron Women’s Shelter, Second Stage Housing, and Counselling Services Board, Secretary of the Unit 249 American Contract Bridge League Board, Administrator of the ACBL District 2 Board, and is a former member of the Goderich Economic Development Committee. In her spare time, she plays competitive Duplicate Bridge (she is a silver life master), reads, cooks, hangs out with her family, and drinks wine, not necessarily in that order.

John is past owner of MicroAge Basics, with locations in Goderich, Wingham, and Kincardine. John and his wife, Maureen, moved to Goderich in 1984 with the start of their company and have been proud community members ever since. John has devoted his life to the betterment of the community by being a part of numerous committees and associations and has proudly raised his family of four in the area.   With the addition of four grand kids, John continues to enjoy what the Goderich community has to offer.

Tabatha is Community Manager of Libro Credit Union Goderich Branch location. She has lived in Goderich since she was born! She is passionate about being involved in the community and is involved with Victim Services, and United Way on top of being the Vice Chair of the Chamber. She is also an Each One Teach One facilitator, providing financial education to groups and organizations to inspire financial happiness. In Tabatha’s spare time she enjoys visiting with friends, hanging with the family, shopping and taking in the summers in Goderich!

Sierra is a junior accountant at Takalo & Burt, who is currently pursuing her CPA designation. She recently returned to this area after spending five years at school in the U.S. playing Division I NCAA hockey. She has always called Huron County home, and would like to be involved in the business community and serve the Chamber’s members. She enjoys reading, golfing, volunteering, and spending time with friends and family.

Head and shoulders photo of Heather BoaHeather brings her communications and business experience in private business and non-profits to this position.

She began her career in the journalism field, ending in 2011 as publisher of an online newspaper. She worked in communications in the energy industry and live theatre. She was general manager of a company that operated a number of assets, including wind and solar projects. She continues to teach at Fanshawe College’s Huron campus.

Heather has a deep passion for all things Huron County; for connecting people in order to strengthen our social and economic fabric.

Recognized as an expert in Fund and Resource Development, Partner Relations and Not For Profit Communications, as well as developing employment, networking and new business opportunities in both Not For Profit and corporate sectors and training, Staffing and Recruitment in the HR field.

Co-Owner of River Run Restaurant.

Owner of Heart to Heart Financial Inc. and Director of Engage Goderich.

Head and shoulders photo of board member Jodi SnellJodi Snell is a real estate sales representative. Jodi has worked and lived in and around Wingham for the past 15 years and enjoys supporting the community and local businesses. Through her work she enjoys welcoming new residents to the community and sharing with them the great opportunities Huron County has to offer.

Board member Nadine VandenHeuvelElite fitness professional, trainer, speaker, author, and business owner Nadine VandenHeuvel is the owner of fitness facilities and is nearing 12 years’ experience in the Health and Fitness industry and over 9 years of experience being a Lady Boss. She’s trained thousands of people and mentored dozens of trainers throughout her years of owning her fitness facilities. She has helped over 150 people lose 25 lbs, 100 people lose 50 lbs, 5 people lose 75 pounds and 1 person lose 150 lbs. A business that began in a grass field back in 2008 laid out the groundwork for an ever-evolving business empire.

Nadine has been passionate since then to change the way that fitness was viewed and being done in her local community and beyond, since that day. In 2014, she earned the “˜Inspiring Young Woman in Huron’ award. In 2016 she earned the title, “Personal Trainer of the Year” by CanFitPro. Nadine has received many other nominations over the years for Young Entrepreneur and Business of the Year. She currently employs 14 rockstar team members known as her “˜Dream Team’ who serve over 500 members since opening her doors in January 2011.

Advertising Consultant at Blackburn Media Inc.