Board of Directors

Tony Janssen – Chair

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Tony Janssen is a family man with five children and one grandchild. He owns & runs community minded businesses, PP Print and the Scugog Communications Group. Tony is a long time resident (40 years). He has been a member of the Economic Development Committee, as a voice for residents and businesses to Council.

  • I have volunteered years of active service to the Scugog Chamber of Commerce, Port Perry BIA, my church and to the Big Brothers Big Sisters of North Durham.
  • I have been a member of the Economic Development Committee, as a voice for residents and businesses to Council.
  • I was instrumental in bringing Wi-Fi and a sound system to downtown Port Perry as well as assisting with the establishment of our Tourism Office on Queen Street.
  • Over the past few decades you have seen my involvement in organizing parades, fireworks, festivals & community trade shows.
  • I have lobbied Council on behalf of taxpayers & businesses to minimize tax increases

Debbie McNamara – Vice Chair

Excited to draw on her many years’ experience in sales and marketing roles Debbie is energetic about the opportunity to connect with business owners in the community, and surrounding areas, and provide the HMA trademark level of service and advice when it comes to employee benefits. She brings with her a fresh perspective, having been responsible for employee engagement and budgeting in previous roles, as well as a demonstrated ability to set and achieve goals through hard-work and great ideas.


Chris Woods – Director

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Michael Filip  – Director michael_headshot_2011

Michael has decades of computing and IT experience.   Beginning in 1998 out of the Computer Science Co-Op program at the University of Waterloo, his experience ranged from help desk & support, to programmer, website developer, up to managing a multi-member corporate programming team.   He also enjoys playing the piano and tinkering with other electronics and solar projects.

Michael started Scugog Computers in 2013 to fill the need for local onsite and mobile computer repair and to share his expertise with the community. His services are extensive: PC and Laptop repair, virus removal, tune-up,  battery or hardware replacement, broken touchscreen repair, and even websites.

He is proud to be a Director of the Scugog Chamber of Commerce and is looking forward to helping the Scugog community grow.


Bob (Robert)  J. Brozina, BAA, CLU, ChFC. –  Director – Past Chair bob

Bob is a longtime and active director with the Scugog Chamber of Commerce and had served as our representative for the Chambers of Commerce Group Insurance Plan for many years.

Bob was an associate with Hardiman Mount & Associates Insurance Brokers Ltd. and has built a distinguished insurance career over the last three decades in both sales and management.  He is a Chartered Life Underwriter and a Chartered Financial Consultant.  He is Chairman of the Township of Scugog Committee of Adjustment and the Property Standards Committee.  In 2005, Bob was named by the Township of Scugog to the Mayor’s Honour Roll.

He is a Past President of the Durham Children’s Aid Society, a founding Director of the Durham Children’s Aid Foundation and the founder and coordinator of the Durham CAPPY Ride.   Bob is a Past President of the Oshawa Jaycees and a lifetime member of the Canada Jaycee Senate.

However, the only title which Bob is truly proud of, and to which he always respond to is “Grandpa”.


Judi Freeman – Director

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Jill Howsam – Director 

Jill currently is working as an Administrative Assistant for Community Care Durham / Scugog.

Community Care Durham (CCD), established in 1977, is a multi-service registered charitable organization. We provide Home Support (Meals on Wheels, Transportation, Foot Care) In Home Respite (Caregiver Relief) and COPE Mental Health services for adults and their caregivers who have needs related to aging, physical and/or mental health. This would not be possible without the support of our volunteers, partners and community supporters. Our services are provided free of charge or for a minimal fee and are administered through various service locations across Durham Region. Services provided by Community Care Durham help adults in need maintain their health and independence at home – where they want to live – and to help adults and families cope with the increasing demand of caring for loved ones.

For over 10 years Jill has been actively been involved in helping others with planning and running special events as well as celebrations.  She assists and organizes “The Community Gift Giving Program” through Mary Kay which provides residents at the Port Perry Community Nursing Home with gifts on Christmas Day.

Jillian was also on the Mayor’s Honour Roll for 2009 recognizing her community service work. She is an Independent Sales Rep for Mary Kay, is a volunteer for Big Brothers Big Sisters since 2008 and also sits on the Legion Ladies Auxillary.

She has been a Director with the Chamber of Commerce since 2003 allowing her to assist in planning and coordinating varies events within the community. Helping others is something Jill truly loves doing.

Karen Hunt – Director

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Margaret Ayres – Director 

Margaret AyersExecutive Director of Big Brothers Big Sisters of North Durham (BBBSND)

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Currently, I sit on the Fundraising and Finance committees for BBBSND.   I have helped the Scugog Chamber with the Annual Elimination Draw, I take part in the Santa Clause Parade with BBBSND and I attend chamber events such as the home show,  AGM’s, breakfast/ lunch meetings, and attend and participate in community events .

As a Board Director I hope to contribute new ideas, help where needed and bring a positive attitude to the chamber and community. I wish to serve on the Board of Directors as my way of contributing and giving back to the community.

I am really not sure yet as to what I would like to see accomplished , I know that the Board members work hard to make Scugog a great place to play, work and live and I would like to be a part of  that. I look forward to gaining knowledge by learning more about the variety of issues surrounding Scugog.


Robert Moore – Director



Terry Vos – Director



Kenna Kozak – Executive Director / GM

For the past twelve years Kenna been overseeing all aspects of business functions, operations, event organization and coordination, tourism directives and assisting with economic development with the the Scugog Chamber of Commerce. She is also the General Manager for the Scugog Visitor & Business Centre and has been the marketing person driving the promotion for the beautiful township of Scugog / Port Perry.

  • Ontario BIA Association – OBIAA Director 2014 – 2018 ( 2 Two terms)
  • Ontario Caucus advisory committee – OCC – 2009
  • Committee Member – Joint Durham Boards of Trade and Chambers of Commerce
  • Township of Scugog Committee Member -Tourism Committee (2019 – present) Economic Development Committee  for the Township of Scugog (2008- 2017)  Tourism Working Group (2017 / 2018)
  • Committee Member on the Government Relations Committee SCC (2007 – present)
  • Steering Committee for “Scugog Connections” action plan
  • Steering Committee Lake Scugog Environmental Management Plan (2010- present )
  • Bioregional Planning for Aggregates  Steering Committee (2012 -2013 )
  • Director on Scugog Council of the Arts (2008 – 2009) assisted in the formation of the SCA
  • Participate on various committees for tourism directives within the Region
  • Events:  Port Perry Craft Beer Festival, Port Perry Home and Garden Show, Santa Claus Parade, Best Ball Fore Business Golf Tournament, Monthly networking, various other (formerly Canada Day Celebrations)
  • Events: (2007- 2016) –  Diva Night, Moonlight Madness, Brits on the Lake Car Show,  (Roar by the Shore two years), Port Perry Chili Cook off, Tree Lighting Ceremonies.
  • Formerly the Executive Director for the Port Perry BIA (November 2007 – October 2016) (resigned) (Simultaneously held ED position with the SCC ED position.)

Kenna previously was the Human Resource Manager for Dynastream Innovations located in Cochrane, AB, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Garmin GPS International, the world leader in GPS technology. (Dynastream is high-tech R & D technology company of approximately 120 employees and was originally a small entrepreneurial company.)  Kenna was involved in almost every aspect of the running and maintaining of a business structure, with a strong focus on the HR, financial, marketing and office managing proponents. In addition to her full-time HR position, she was responsible for the initiation and completion of two new facilities, acting as general contractor and materials resource, and office managing a 28,000 sq foot facility over three different sites with an on-site manufacturing SMT line.

In 2001, Kenna played an integral role in bringing an NLL sports franchise to a new market, The Calgary Roughnecks; building a brand, an image and a team, developing all franchise elements such as website development, marketing, team marketing, sponsorship, programing and game day programming, on-air promotions, broadcast /commercial elements, game day / event packaging and public and media coordination.

Another facet to Kenna’s portfolio is her in depth involvement in the broadcast industry for 15 years, prior to moving to Alberta. She has worked at large national networks such as TSN(12 yrs) & the Discovery Channel(5 yrs) helping to launch the Discovery Channel and was instrumental in various programs (under the same umbrella) , CBC variety (freelance) and was a Field Producer for ESPN.  She was involved in all aspects of broadcasting, bring graphics, camera, production editing, producing and directing elements to life, with topics ranging from sports, to science, to variety shows and made for TV films. Some of her production/event and talent coordinating credits include Anne Murray’s family Christmas, the Junos Awards, Genies, Gemini and NHL awards and Skydome Opening Ceremonies & Suzuki’s World just to name a few.


Donna van Bilsen – Centre Associate




Past Chamber Presidents:

More information on past presidents here –PPBA Presidents  PDF

Scugog Chamber of Commerce By-Laws  & Code of Conduct Policy

CLICK LINK Scugog Chamber new by-lawsE Amended in April 20, 2010 Final