Board of Directors


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Julie Curran – Chair

Licensed as a Realtor since 2006 Julie is Julie photo without hands showing2015proud to have helped so many people buy and sell homes in both the Durham and Kawartha Regions and recognizes that home ownership is one of the greatest investments people will make. As a full time Realtor she works hard to maintain a strong, positive and professional image. She has a wealth of knowledge and would love to share it with you. If you or someone you know is considering buying or selling a home, Julie will see that the level of service is nothing less than exceptional and she continues to achieve the best possible results for those who employ her.


Tony Janssen – 1st Vice Chairtony1 election shot

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


Tracy McGarry – 2nd Vice Chair

Tracy is the Manager at Community Development Community Living Durham North an agency that supports adults with an intellectual disability living in the North Durham Region.  Tracy has been a part of Community Living Durham North for the past 12 years.  In her current role of Manager of Community development she’s responsible for creating awareness of the agency, it’s services and promoting the agency’s vision of; ” A community where everyone is valued”.

On a personal level, Tracy enjoys the quaintness of living in such a small community and Scugog truly embodies the “community” one looks for to raise a family, she’s volunteered in different areas over the years and looks forward to serving the community of Scugog through her work on the Chamber.

For more information about Community Living Durham North please visit their website @ or contact Tracy directly at


MICHAEL KONOPASKI, PhD, CPA, CMA, CFP – Treasurer / DirectorProfile

Michael Konopaski is a Chartered Professional Accountant and owner of Scugog Accounting – an accounting practice that has been at 250 Queen Street in Port Perry since 1973. He is also a Director with the Port Perry BIA.

Michael is the Chief Financial Officer of Aligned Capital Partners, a national investment dealer and a faculty member in the UOIT Commerce Program. His PhD is in entrepreneurship and family business succession.

Michael is the second generation of a larger private client group that is a multi-disciplinary practice which includes an insurance company, a law practice and other subsidiaries.

Michael is married to Sara and has three daughters.


Wilma Wotten , Councilor Representative   councillor_wilma_wotten

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Robert J. Brozina, BAA, CLU, ChFC. –  Director 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”.


Cheryl Henderson – Director

Cheryl Henderson is the Campaign Manager for United Way covering Scugog and Brock townships.

She has been actively involved in the United Way Campaign since 2007 and is totally committed to improving the lives of those less fortunate than ourselves within our local community.  United Way ensures that one campaign for so many different service needs delivers maximum impact and helps address priority needs in the community.  United Way supports various programs run by agencies within Port Perry such as Big Brothers Big Sisters, Community Care and Community Living to name a few.

Prior to working for United Way, Cheryl was an Executive Secretary and Customer Service Manager with AMJ Campbell Van Lines located in Markham for fifteen years.

When the opportunity to help improve the lives of those less fortunate arose she embraced the desire to give back to her community.


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.


Helen Iredale – Director  

Helen Iredale has spent most of her working life in the sales field, working for great companies such as Mr. Christie, Duracell & Gillette. Then through a 3rd round of corporate downsizing, Helen found herself with a chance to start her own business, with training and support from the Ontario Self-Employment Benefit program. Gaining valuable experience from that training was amazing and gave her the confidence to go out on her own.  And now is proud owner of:

Make It Yours!! (

Make It Yours!! is your source for:
*personalized embossed napkins and ribbon to add a touch of elegance to your next event, *custom printed wine and beer labels, product labels and address labels.
*commissioned stained glass pieces

Helen is pleased to be helping promote business and tourism in Scugog Township.

Margaret Ayres – Director 

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Executive Director

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Currently, I sit on the Fundraising and Finance committees for BBBBSND.   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.


Michael Filip – Director michael_headshot_2011

Michael has more than 15 years 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 new Director of the Scugog Chamber of Commerce and is looking forward to helping the Scugog community grow. 


Rosario Greco – Director rose

As a hairstylist, with over 30 year experience, cut and colour specialist Rosario Greco has a great passion for the hair industry.  Internationally trained, Rosario knows the importance of ongoing education to keep up with the latest cutting techniques and hair care products.  Initially a competitor and now with a Life-Time Achievement Award in the Master Judges Program, Rosario has also  involved himself in many industry related fundraisers,  served on the board of the Guild of Hair Design and has traveled many parts of the world for training and platform work.

Rosario currently owns and operates the exciting new hair salon, “Rosario Greco Styles” in Port Perry and is excited about continuing to make a contribution in the community through the Scugog Chamber of Commerce.


Kenna Kozak – Executive Director / GM

Kenna oversees all aspects of business functions, operations, event organization and coordination, tourism directives and reporting to two(2) Boards; The Scugog Chamber of Commerce and The Port Perry BIA , Office Manager for four organizing in the Scugog Visitor & Business Centre and Marketing the beautiful township of Scugog  / Port Perry.

  • Ontario BIA Association – OBIAA Director 2014 – present
  • Ontario Caucus advisory committee – OCC – 2009
  • Committee Member – Durham Boards of Trade and Commerce
  • Committee Member – Economic Development Committee  for the Township of Scugog (2008- present)
  • 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

Kenna previously was the Human Resource Manager for Dynastream Innovations located in Cochrane, AB, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Garmin International, the world leader in GPS technology. (Dynastream is high-tech R & D technology company of approximately 100 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) (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.


Kyra Rose – Centre Associate  / Visitor & Business CentreMicrosoft Word - BIO.docx

I have lived in Seagrave my whole life, expect for when I attended Algonquin College in Ottawa. I grew up doing the majority of sports and schooling in Port Perry and loved every
second of it. I am very proud to be so involved in such a great community and call it home. I have received a diploma in Hotel and Restaurant Management from Algonquin College in 2012. In January 2014, I decided to expand my education and attended Fleming College
with a diploma in Tourism and Travel. There are many places around the world I am looking forward to visiting but so far my visit to Ireland this past fall tops the list. I could not be happier in my role and very passionate about the Tourism industry.


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Past Chamber Presidents:

More information on past presidents here –PPBA Presidents.pdf

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

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