Adam is a Graduate of Western University (Hons. B.A., 1997) and the University of Ottawa Faculty of Law (LL.B, 2002). He has previously worked as a lawyer in private practice for three years and as legal counsel for the Ministry of the Attorney General in London for the past ten years. He is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada and l’Association des juristes d’expression française de L’Ontario. Since 2006, Adam has served as a bilingual adjunct professor at the Faculty of Law at Western University. Adam continues his involvement with the London Lawyer’s Feed the Hungry Program, performing music and raising funds since 2006.
Adam is currently assisting the Habitat’s Governance Committee and is looking forward to actively working with the Habitat Board and the community to assist more families in need in the Heartland.
Adel Fortin, Director
Adel is a business law lawyer with Jenkins & Gilvesy in Tillsonburg, Ontario where she assists small to medium sized owner operated businesses and professional corporations with all of their business law needs. Adel was born and raised in Oxford County, where she still resides today. Adel has been married to her husband, Mike, for 20 years and they have one son, Sébastien, who keeps everyone busy, including his grandparents. Adel is proud to be serving Habitat for Humanity Heartland Ontario as a board member.
Alan MacKinnon, Director
Alan is a native Londoner and was a founding partner of Protek, a southwestern Ontario computer technology services company. Founded in 1983, the company grew from 2 to over 50 employees and led the Southwestern Ontario market for over 15 years. Protek was recognized as one of Canada’s Fastest Growing companies in Canada for three consecutive years in the late 1990’s. Protek was acquired by TUC Brands, a technology managed services company in 2012 where he continues today. A Protek cultural standard has always been to support others in need. During the period of 1998 – 2012, Protek raised and donated approximately $ 250,000 to worthy London charities.
Alan has previously been engaged in the boards of the London Industrial Training Advisory Board (LITAB), a management board for training grants and programs and Partner’s in Research, an educational organization in support of medical research. Alan continues involvement with London’s Ronald McDonald House where he has been active since 1997. During his tenure with the Ronald McDonald House, he served on the Board of Directors from 2000 to 2012 including a 2 year term as Board President from 2002-2004. During this period Alan was also elected by the 12 Ronald McDonald Houses to represent them on the national board of Ronald McDonald House Charities Canada, the National Chapter for the Ronald McDonald House programs. Highlights of the RMH relationship include involvement in the London capital campaign which raised $8.3 Million and involvement with building committee to grow the London House from 17 rooms to 34 rooms to serve even more families. While serving on the national board, Alan was responsible for facilitating approximately $1 Million in grants to London and area charities supporting children and Health.
Alan is married to his lovely wife of 29 years, Trish Lee. Trish and Alan enjoy travel, entertaining, golf, and developing worthwhile organizations.
Chris Kirwin, Director
Chris is the current President & Owner of Colliers International London, Ontario, providing commercial, office & industrial real estate expertise throughout southwestern Ontario. He began selling real estate in 1989 and has achieved the various designations including Broker of Record, S.I.O.R. (Society of Industrial & Office Realtors) and A.A.C.I. - the highest level of commercial & industrial appraisal in Canada.
Prior to bringing Colliers International to London in 2005, Chris owned & operated Kirwin & Associates, Real Estate Appraisers and provided commercial real estate appraisals & consulting throughout southwestern Ontario.
Chris and Wendy have been married nearly 22 years and have 4 children, ages 10, 12, 16 & 18. In his spare time, Chris is a snowboard instructor, avid wakeboarder, and self proclaimed weekend renovation warrior. Chris has been involved in several HfH house builds and he hosts an annual fundraising poker tournament with HfH as the charity of choice.
Chuck Quintyn, Chairperson
Chuck is a Business graduate from Ryerson University. He has owned and operated Forans Fence & Decks Ltd. since 1987. He is a past President of the Make-A-Wish Foundation of South Western Ontario and served on the board for 10 years. He also served on the national board of the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Canada for 4 years. He has been married to his wife Michelle for 34 years and has two daughters Katheryne and Carly both currently attending university.
Dave Bunce, Director
Dave is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CA) and a Manager at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree (honours with a Co-operative Education option, Wilfrid Laurier University). He earned his Chartered Accountant qualification in 2012 after being named to the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountant’s 2010 Uniform Final Examination National Honour Roll. He recently moved to London in 2013 along with his wife Julie, who was from the London area. Dave’s past and current client portfolio includes several prominent local not-for-profit organizations. Prior to moving to London, Dave lived in Kitchener-Waterloo, where he served on the Board of Directors for a youth homeless shelter called ROOF. During University, Dave was involved in a trip to New Orleans for a Habitat building project. He looks forward to bringing this wide range of experience to the Habitat Board.
Dave Marr, Treasurer
Dave is a Graduate of the University of Guelph. He has worked for TD Bank Financial Group for 29 years in various roles, including Commercial Lending, Agricultural Finance/Distribution and Corporate Affairs. Dave served as the Banks representative on the Canadian Bankers Association, Agricultural Committee as a Government Liason for 10 years and has been involved in other not for profit organizations, including Ilderton Minor Hockey and the Stratford Optimist Club. He has been married to his wife Julie for 31 years and has 2 children, Ryan and Andrew.
Dee Ann VickersDirector
Dee Ann Vickers, Director
Dee-Ann is a Care & Service Manager of Community Supports for VON Middlesex-Elgin - a company she has worked for since 2005. Prior to joining VON, Dee-Ann worked for 13 years for MerCare Homes Inc in their Special Services at Home, Group homes where she spent time using her 3 levels of sign language.
Dee-Ann was born and raised in London Ontario where she still resides today. Dee-Ann has been married to Todd for over 20 years and has 2 beautiful teenage daughters Mackenzie and Sydney. You can often find the family volunteering in their community at various events or organizations and they completed their first mission trip last summer and are looking forward to more. They also enjoy entertaining, traveling and most importantly spending time with their family and friends.
Jennifer Parraga, Director
Jennifer Parraga is the Director, Communicatons & Marketing at Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University – a position she has held since March 2012. Prior to joining the team at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry, Jennifer worked with St. Joseph’s Health Care Foundation for 13 years, where she last served as the Manager of Communications & Donor Relations.
Jennifer has a Certificate in Behavioural Science (1982) from Fanshawe College; a Bachelor of Arts (1992) from Western University, and in 2005 became a Certified Fundraising Executive. A seasoned professional, with extensive experience in communications, marketing, public relations and fundraising, Jennifer has been recognized nationally for her accomplishments in teaching, video production, strategic communications planning, event development and print marketing.
Kristina Stankevich, Director
Kristina is the Director of Development, Huron University College. She began her professional career as a journalist in Belarus and later worked as a reporter and a communications professional in the public, private and non-profit sectors in Belarus and in Canada.
In her spare time, Kristina is a big fan of Postcrossing who loves travelling and spending time with her family.
Kristina is a strong believer in the power of community and is committed to social justice. She joined Habitat for Humanity Heartland Ontario Board and the Governance Committee in 2016. She is honoured to bring her input to the Board and contribute to Habitat’s exciting initiatives.
Paul Benedict, Director
I am a lifelong resident of Ingersoll. In 1993 I received my Bachelor of Science degree specializing in survey science from the University of Toronto – Erindale College and in 1996 I was commissioned as an Ontario Land Surveyor. Along with my father and David Raithby, I own Baker & Benedict Surveying Inc based in Woodstock. Baker & Benedict conducts land surveying, civil engineering and land planning on projects of all types and sizes for a wide variety of clients. In 2010, I completed the requirements for my designation as a Professional Land Economist and 2011 I became a candidate for a commission as a Canada Lands Surveyor.
I am currently the Vice President of the Governing Council of the Association of Ontario Land Surveyors; a self-regulated profession under the Surveyor’s Act. With the AOLS I have chaired and served on numerous committees and task groups.
I am a member of the Woodstock Rotary Club along with numerous other clubs and organizations.
I married my high school sweetheart Christine in 1991. We have 3 daughters, Kaitlin, Abigail and Megan that keep us busy.
I became involved with Habitat for Humanity with the first build in Ingersoll by participating on the site selection committee. Due to my involvement with the Ingersoll build I was asked to co-chair the first build in Woodstock.
Paul FeronVice Chair
Paul Feron, Vice Chair
Paul is a Fellow Chartered Insurance Professional and Vice President Western Ontario at ClaimsPro LP. He has been employed as a Claims Professional in the Property & Casualty Insurance industry for more than 30 years. He is Past President of the Ontario Governing Council of the Insurance Institute of Canada and Past President of the Ontario Insurance Adjusters Association. After involvement in industry associations Paul wanted to get involved and make a difference in the community. Paul started as a member of the Family Selection and Support Committee with Habitat for Humanity Heartland Ontario in 2014 and now looks forward to serving on the Board of Directors.
Paul has been married to his wife Wendy since 1982 and they have two daughters, Alexandra and Meghan. In his spare time Paul enjoys Travel, general exercise and golf.
Scott Louch, Director
Scott is Chief Operating Officer at Goodwill Industries, Ontario Great Lakes for the past 8+ years. He is responsible for 450 employees, 24 facilities across south-western Ontario and annual revenue exceeding $21 million. He has previous manufacturing management experience with over 14 years in senior leadership and technical roles. Scott holds a diploma in Urban Planning and Design from Fanshawe College and Pillar Nonprofit Network – Leadership Beyond the Box and All About Boards Development certificates. He also holds multiple certificates for health and safety, leadership development, change management, Lean, 5S, Kaizen and customer service. Scott is the current Chair on the Parent Council at St. Theresa Public School and has volunteered with Meals on Wheels as a driver for over four years.
Scott was born in the Bayfield area but has lived in London for the last 27 years. He and his wife, Lisa, have been married for 15 years and they have a beautiful 10 year old daughter, Abby. Scott loves cars, collecting antique toys, traveling and, of course being raised in Bayfield, enjoys cottaging.