Young boy with his Autism Assistance Dog Guide

Our Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is instrumental in successfully leading the foundation in its efforts to provide Dog Guides at no cost to Canadians with disabilities.

The Board of Directors is the legal authority of Lions Foundation of Canada Dog Guides (LFCDG).

Each Board Director acts in a position of trust for the organization and is responsible for the effective governance of the organization fulfilling their duty of care, duty of loyalty, and duty of obedience.

  • Duty of care means directors must give the same care and concern to their board responsibilities as any prudent and ordinary person would.
  • Duty of loyalty means directors must place the interests of LFCDG ahead of their own interests at all times.
  • Duty of obedience means directors must make sure LFCDG is abiding by all applicable laws and regulations and doesn’t engage in illegal or unauthorized activities

Board Directors serve in partnership with the CEO to provide insight, oversight and foresight of LFCDG. Each member sits on the board for a three-year term, with the exception of the Chair.

LFCDG's Board of Directors

Executive Officers

Angela Sharbot, PDG

Board Chair

Garry Beaudry

Chair Elect / Director, Saskatchewan

Nancy Chiasson

Treasurer / Director, Ontario

Willie Brown, PDG

Secretary / Director, Manitoba, NW Ontario & Nunavut


Paul Cousins

Director, Prince Edward Island

Frances Sawiak

Director, Alberta & Northwest Territories

Richard Simonson

Director, British Columbia & Yukon

Lion Sam Wells, PDG

Director, Newfoundland & Labrador

Bill Bruhm, PDG

Director, Nova Scotia

Guy Ouellet

Director, Quebec

Susan Sangster

Director, New Brunswick