Providing Dog Guides to Canadians with Disabilities
Board of Directors
The Board of Directors is instrumental in successfully leading Lions Foundation in its efforts to provide Dog Guides at no cost to Canadians with disabilities. Each member sits on the board for a three year term, with the exception of the Chairperson, who is voted in annually.

Executive Officers
  •  Mel Foat
     Chairperson of the Board

    • coming soon.

  •  Angela Sharbot
     Chair Elect

    • During my first visit to LDCDG, hearing firsthand from recipients and their families about how much LFC Dog Guides changed their lives and how appreciative they were in having a dog and the work of the foundation really touched my heart. As a member of the Board, I am honoured to be able to use my skills and talents to assist in the governance of the Foundation as we move forward together to an exciting future.

  •  Brennan Beaumont, PCC
     Treasurer, Director, New Brunswick

    • I first became involved with LFCDG at its inception in the early 80’s when at that time I belonged to the Stamford Lion Club in Niagara Falls Ont. Lions had a vision and wanted to create a foundation that would train and make available assistance dogs at no cost to their recipients anywhere in Canada. The best thing about LFCDG is seeing firsthand the positive results of each program and hearing all the positive testaments of how Dog Guides assist their handlers.

  • Janet Marissen
     Secretary,

    • Each LFCDG dog changes lives - some by becoming working dogs in one of our programs and some becoming beloved pets. Thank you to all the staff and volunteers and supporters who make it happen. You’re all an integral part of the process!
      “Alone we can do so little. Together we can do so much!” – Helen Keller." I love being a part of the together. “

  • Dave Hollyoake
     Past Chairperson

    • The best thing about LFCDG is the fact that we can continue to provide Dog Guides at NO COST to Canadians, this is really a huge benefit to the clients. It is because of all the support from our donors and fellow Lions Clubs that we can continue to do this.”

      "The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched - they must be felt with the heart." – Helen Keller

Directors
  •  Brennan Beaumont
     Director, New Brunswick

    • I first became involved with LFCDG at its inception in the early 80’s when at that time I belonged to the Stamford Lion Club in Niagara Falls Ont. Lions had a vision and wanted to create a foundation that would train and make available assistance dogs at no cost to their recipients anywhere in Canada. The best thing about LFCDG is seeing firsthand the positive results of each program and hearing all the positive testaments of how Dog Guides assist their handlers.

  • Janet Marissen
     Director, Ontario

    • Each LFCDG dog changes lives - some by becoming working dogs in one of our programs and some becoming beloved pets. Thank you to all the staff and volunteers and supporters who make it happen. You’re all an integral part of the process!
      “Alone we can do so little. Together we can do so much!” – Helen Keller." I love being a part of the together. “

  •  Sam Sanderson
     Director, Prince Edward Island

    • coming soon.

  •  Linda Baltzer
     Director, Nova Scotia

    • coming soon.

  •  Robert "Bob" Genereux
     Director, Quebec

    • I got involved with LFCDG because of my desire to serve and for my love for the dogs. As a Lion member of Lachute, Quebec, I’ve met a lot of people from all around the world. Once, I was in contact with Richard ''Globetrotter'' Dufour from Lions Club of Ancienne-Lorette (Quebec) and he introduce me to LFCDG’s mission. After hearing that, I knew I wanted to be a part of LFCDG’s Board as its Quebec Director.

      " “The Lion ''Generous Bob'' will always be there to serve!”

  •  Angela Sharbot
     Director, Manitoba, NW Ontario, Nunavut

    • During my first visit to LDCDG, hearing firsthand from recipients and their families about how much LFC Dog Guides changed their lives and how appreciative they were in having a dog and the work of the foundation really touched my heart. As a member of the Board, I am honoured to be able to use my skills and talents to assist in the governance of the Foundation as we move forward together to an exciting future.


  •  Garry Beaudry
     Director, Saskatchewan

    • As a member of the Prince Albert Lions Club for 21 years, I have always been proud of the fact that LFCDG provides Dog Guides for people with disabilities at no cost to them, made possible by the donations from Lions Clubs, general public and gracious companies. I look forward to working with the other directors and staff at LFCDG to continue the great service LFCDG does.

      “With a faithful Dog Guide by your side, you can accomplish anything.”

  •  Frances Sawiak
     Director, Alberta and Northwest Territories

    • coming soon.


  •  Richard Simonson
     Director, British Columbia & Yukon

    • coming soon.


  •  Sam Wells
     Director, Newfoundland & Labrador

    • coming soon.