Young boy with his Autism Assistance Dog Guide

Our 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 Chair.

Executive Officers

Mel Foat

Chair of the Board

Angela Sharbot

Chair Elect/Director, Manitoba, NW Ontario, Nunavut

Brennan Beaumont, PCC

Treasurer/Director, New Brunswick

Janet Marissen

Secretary/Director, Ontario

David Hollyoake

Past Chair of the Board


Linda Baltzer

Director, Nova Scotia

Garry Beaudry

Director, Saskatchewan

Maurice Pouliot

Director, Quebec

Sam Sanderson

Director, Prince Edward Island

Frances Sawiak

Director, Alberta & Northwest Territories

Richard Simonson

Director, British Columbia & Yukon

Sam Wells

Director, Newfoundland & Labrador