Board of Directors

To contact any of the Board email the Operations Manager at

Board ChairJohn Peet. 

Owner and President of Microage Basics, John is an 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 4 in the area.  With the addition of 4 grand kids, John continues to enjoy what the Goderich community has to offer.

Vice Chair – Currently vacant.

Treasurer – Jennifer Verdam – Woodward BA, CGA-CPA

Mine Controoller for Compass Minerals Goderich Mine operation. My family and I moved to Goderich two years ago and it it has become our new home. I have been an accountant for thirteen years, a controller for ten years and I started as the controller for the Goderich Mine in January of 2015. My prior experience with boards includes serving on the Board of Directors for two corporations and serving as Treasurer of the SoHo Neighbourhood Community Association in London from 2011 to 2013. In my spare time I play Duplicate Bridge and I have also just joined the board of the American Contract Bridge League, representing Goderich, Kincardine, Port Elgin, Owen Sound and Meaford. I am very excited to serve with the Huron Chamber of Commerce as Treasurer and I look forward to my time on the Board!

Tom Williscraft

Advertising Consultant at Blackburn Radio Inc.

Marianne Novotna

Co-Owner of River Run Restaurant.

Shannon Lahay CFRE

Executive Director at Alexandra Marine and General Hospital Foundation

Steve Buchanan

President at Buchanan & Company Ltd. and owner of Port Albert General Store and Pub.

Bob Clark

Founder at Lautens and Clark, Bob and his wife are now the owners of Kildonan House Bed and Breakfast in Clinton. Bob is also a member of the Senate of the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders of Canada (Princess Louise’s).

Carolynne Champagne

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.

Nadine VandenHeuvel

Owner of Fit Body Boot Camp Goderich and Kincardine. Helping clients to achieve their health and fitness goals and inspiring Huron County to be more active not only through fitness, but through charitable works is her goal. Nadine has demonstrated her commitment as a role model and advocate who motivates and inspires the community to make a difference by utilizing her talents, vision, and determination.