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Catholic Family Services of Hamilton

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Board of Directors

2018 - 2019
Board of Directors
Bellenie, Andrea
Director

Commercial Account Manager

Royal Bank of Canada

Andrea Bellenie graduated from McMaster University, earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics.

 

Andrea has extensive experience in both personal and commercial banking and currently holds the position of a Commercial Account Manager with The Royal Bank of Canada.

 

As a native Hamiltonian, she is both proud and passionate about the City in which she lives and works and is committed to promoting growth and community involvement. Andrea is honoured to serve as a Member of the Board of Catholic Family Services of Hamilton and looks forward to volunteering with an organization with a mission to provide programming and services designed to improve and strengthen the quality of life of all people in our community.

Borsellino, Dave
Chair

Retired

Dave Borsellino graduated from McMaster University in 1971 with a Bachelor of Engineering Degree in Metallurgy.

 

During his 35 year career at Dofasco Inc. (ArcelorMittal Dofasco), he held a variety of positions in Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology prior to being appointed Vice President – Manufacturing in 1994. He was in this position until he retired in 2005.  While at Dofasco, he served as Chair of the Board of DJ Galvanizing Corporation, and also Chair of the Hamilton Industrial Environmental Association, and was a Board Member on the Hamilton Chamber of Commerce.

 

Dave has extensive volunteer experience on various Boards within the St. Joseph’s Healthcare System. As a Director on the System Board, he also served on the Quality Committee of the Board and chaired the Finance Committee.

He also was a Trustee of St. Joseph’s Hospital. While on the Board, he served on numerous committees of the Board, and at various times served as Vice Chair, Chair and Past Chair of the Board, Chair of the Governance Committee, Chair of the Resource Committee, and Chair of the Quality and Mission Committee. 

He also served on the St. Joseph’s Villa Foundation Board, where he was Board Chair, and served on the Governance and Finance Committees.

Del Bel Belluz, Alexandra
Director

Associate Lawyer

ESB Lawyers LLP

Alexandra Del Bel Belluz is a solicitor with ESB Lawyers LLP, where she primarily practices in the area of Wills and Estates.

 

Alex holds an Honours Bachelor of Arts and Science degree from McMaster University and a Master of Arts degree in Immigration and Settlement from Ryerson University. She received her Juris Doctor degree from the University of Ottawa.

 

She is a native Hamiltonian and is committed to serving the Hamilton community. Her passion for the City led her to join the Catholic Family Services of Hamilton Board of Directors, and she is excited to be part of such a dynamic organization that makes a tangible difference in the lives of Hamiltonians.

Di Gregorio, Ray
Vice Chair

Lawyer

Camporese Sullivan Di Gregorio, Association

Ray Di Gregorio is a litigation lawyer at the firm of Camporese, Sullivan, Di Gregorio. 

 

Prior to joining the legal profession, Ray was a reporter at the Hamilton Spectator.

 

He prides himself on his knowledge of, and affection for, this city and its people, and chose to volunteer his time to Catholic Family Services of Hamilton because of our front-line approach to assisting people in his community.

Herron, Shaun

Secretary

Managing Editor

Hamilton Spectator

Shaun Herron is currently a managing editor with the Hamilton Spectator and Metroland Media.

 

He began his journalism career working across Canada from Winnipeg to Burlington and Port Hope.  Shaun and his wife volunteered with Community Living Hamilton Respite Care, working directly with children with developmental disabilities.

 

His commitment to community volunteerism grew, and in 2013 he joined the Board of Directors for Catholic Family Services of Hamilton, fulfilling his desire to be part of an organization dealing with some of the most difficult issues in the city.

Lawlor, Michael
Director

Vice Principal

Hamilton Wentworth Catholic District School Board

Michael Lawlor serves as a Vice-Principal with the Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic District School Board.

 

Michael holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from McMaster University and a Masters of Education from the University of Toronto.

 

He has been Department Head of Religious Studies at an east end school and is an active member of the Catholic Principals’ Council of Ontario.   Michael is passionate about assisting at-risk youth and struggling families to reach their full potential.  He has extensive experience working with student leadership groups and staff professional development teams, presenting twice at the prestigious When Faith Meets Pedagogy conference. 

 

Michael is excited to be working with the vibrant Catholic Family Services of Hamilton Board of Directors.

Father Markus

​Director

​​Pastor of Canadian Martyrs Parish

Diocese of Hamilton

 

Father Bradley Markus is the Pastor of Canadian Martyrs in Hamilton and Chaplain to McMaster University.

 

Father Markus was ordained a priest of Hamilton Diocese in 2011.  Since ordination, he has served at a number of parishes as associate and administrator.  He currently works in assignments with university students, parishioners, patients and families at McMaster Children's Hospital, the Catholic Physician of Hamilton, and in the Vocations Office for the Diocese.

 

Father Markus has been involved in many areas of social service throughout his life and in his priestly ministry. Most significant for Catholic Family Services of Hamilton is his experience with Family and Children Services of Kitchener-Waterloo and work at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in Toronto.

Katherine Short

Treasurer

Retired Treasurer

ArcelorMittal Dofasco

Katharine recently retired from a 34-year career at ArcelorMittal Dofasco. She held the position of Treasurer for eight years where she was responsible for overseeing the company’s treasury operations as well as the management of $2.3 billion in pension and benefit plans. Katharine played a key role in developing and implementing successful pension de-risking strategies, overseeing several financing structures, credit and insurance risk, developing business cases for key strategic capital investments and acted as business sponsor in a new SAP HR Information system upgrade. Katharine held numerous other senior leadership positions across the company including Corporate Finance, Pension Finance & Governance, Investor Relations & Joint Ventures, Corporate & Capital Planning and Utilities Support Services.

 

As part of her responsibilities, Katharine sat on various ArcelorMittal Dofasco subsidiary boards as well as various pension committees.  Katharine is the past chair of both the ArcelorMittal Dofasco Corporate Community Investment Committee (CCIF) and the Dofasco Employee Donations Fund. She also spent two terms on the Hamilton Health Sciences Board and its various committees.

 

Katharine holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering and a degree in Administrative and Commercial Studies (Finance), both from the University of Western Ontario.