Board of Directors & Staff
Our Board of Directors are all volunteers looking towards the betterment of our Business Community and Economic Development.
Tony Janssen – Chair
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 and community trade shows.
- I have lobbied Council on behalf of taxpayers and businesses to minimize tax increases
Michael Filip – 1st Vice-Chair
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.
Terry Vos – 2nd Vice Chair
Vos Independent Grocer
Jill Howsam – Director / Finance
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 Auxiliary.
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.
Bob (Robert) J. Brozina, BAA, CLU, ChFC. – Director – Past Chair
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 responds to is “Grandpa”.
Margaret Ayres – Director
Executive Director of Big Brothers Big Sisters of North Durham (BBBSND)
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 Claus 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.
Karen Hunt – Director
Elaine Hall – Sitting Chaplain to the Scugog Chamber
Elaine and her husband Don Willmer bring over 20 years of experience in team ministry and have been serving the Port Perry and Prince Albert United Churches since Fall 2011. Both grew up in East York, in the east end of Toronto. They were married in 1992. Ordained in 1994, for the next 7 years they served together in a five-point charge in Cape Breton; this stirred in them a love of rural and small-town life. They then moved to Perth, in eastern Ontario, and spent 10 happy years working half-time each at a two-point charge in Lanark County and raising their young family.
Elaine’s passions are storytelling and finding God at work in both the big picture and the small details of our lives. Elaine values journeying with people at all ages and stages of their living. She looks for and encourages the Christ light in all whom she meets.
Don and Elaine have 3 children, and live in Port Perry.
- See under Benefits the Chaplain roll
- Elaine can be reached at email@example.com or by
- Phone: 905-985-2801
- Directory link – https://scugogchamber.ca/member/port-perry-prince-albert-united-churches/
Lisa C. Follows has been a long-time resident of Scugog since 1992, starting out in Greenbank (where her first child was born). After a brief move out of the area for job opportunities, she happily returned to her roots in 2009, taking up residence in Port Perry where she currently resides and is a successful practicing Real Estate Broker alongside her husband/business partner, Keith Williams, and their two canine companions, Benjamin B. Chewin and Ollie. Their 6 adult children are all active contributors to their respective communities.
Lisa has been proudly serving Durham Region and beyond with Williams & Follows Real Estate ( RE/MAX Jazz Inc Brokerage) for 7 years as owner and Broker, incorporating her wealth of accumulated experience, entrepreneurship, and philanthropy into the Williams & Follows Team. Enthusiastic, passionate, innovative, and energetic; she loves ideas, taking action, getting results and helping others. During her tenure at RE/MAX Jazz, Lisa has been the recipient of multiple Platinum Awards, the RE/MAX Chairman’s Club Award as well as being recognized as a member of the RE/MAX Hall of Fame. She is passionate about community projects and fundraising and has been involved for many years in initiatives such as, WEE/MAX Children’s Charities (Lakeridge Hospital & Hearth Place Cancer Support Centre), Their Opportunity, 100 Women of Scugog, Sick Kids Hospital, Women’s Breast Cancer and supports several individual projects including Operation Scugog, Koolway Sports, Port Perry Hospital and Big Brother Big Sisters North Durham.
Lisa is truly excited about working with the Scugog Chamber as a Director, serving her neighbours.