Joseph Brant Museum architects conceptual drawing of front of museum at night

Mission – Who We Are Today

The Burlington Museums Foundation is a team of community volunteers who are passionately committed to raising funds and friends in support of the Burlington Museums as an important contributor to our quality of life.

Vision – Our Desired Future

The Burlington Museums Foundation will grow to become an important source of revenue to help Burlington Museums achieve their Mission and Vision.

Burlington Museums Foundation

Incorporated in October 1993 as a registered charitable foundation.

Board of Directors

Burlington Museums Board Chairman John Doyle

John Doyle (Chair)

John Doyle is Partner with SolutionStream Performance Improvement, Chief Operational Officer at Channel Assist, President of JMD Group Inc. and licensee of Leadership Management International. He started his Business Coaching and Management Consulting practice in 2000 based on experience gained over twenty years in a variety of Senior Management roles with leading suppliers and service providers to the global mining industry.

A Graduate of the University of Waterloo and Ivey School of Business, John is a Past Chair of the Burlington Chamber of Commerce, Past Chair of Chair of the Museums of Burlington, Past President of the Canadian Explosives Distributors Association (CEDEC) and facilitator in the founding of the Ontario Mineral Industry Cluster Council (OMICC).

Business & Community Involvement:
SolutionStream | Channel Assist | Productive Leadership | LMI | Burlington Chamber of Commerce

Burlington Museums Board Vice Chair Elaine Scrivener

Elaine Scrivener (Vice Chair)

Elaine is currently the Vice Chair, Burlington Museums Foundation and President, Community Development Halton. Elaine is a resident of Burlington and has been an active volunteer for over 40 years.

She recently retired as Executive Director of the Mark Preece Family House after completing the development and construction phase of a residential facility for families of critically ill hospitalized patients in Hamilton. Past work experience included Marketing & Partnership Manager of the Oakville Economic Development Alliance; Manager, Tourism Burlington; retail owner Scrivener’s Women’s clothing, and registered nurse.

As a volunteer Elaine served with the Burlington Volunteer Bureau, Burlington Downtown Business Association (Chair), Junior League of Hamilton-Burlington (President), Association of Fundraising Professionals Golden Horseshoe (Treasurer), Boards of Joseph Brant Hospital, Joseph Brant Hospital Foundation, Burlington Art Centre, Burlington Downtown Partnership, Burlington Museums Foundation and Bell Community Development Fund.

Business & Community Involvement:
Community Development Halton

Burlington Museums Board Treasurer Evan McDade

Evan McDade (Treasurer)

Evan McDade was born and raised in Nova Scotia, and graduated from Acadia University with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree. He subsequently studied and became a Chartered Accountant and a Chartered Business Valuator. Evan has been a partner with two international chartered accounting firms, and has served a vast variety of clients from entrepreneurial businesses to large public sector entities to not-for-profit organizations. He now practices with a local firm.

Evan has been a resident of Burlington for over 20 years, and is actively engaged in improving the vibrancy and community needs of the City of Burlington. He has served in various Board capacities with Burlington Hydro, the Art Gallery of Burlington, Rotary International, and his Church, to name just a few.

He is a current member of the Burlington Oldtimers Hockey Club and can often be found at Hidden Lake Golf Club in the summer.

Business & Community Involvement
Dingfeld, Nakamura Chartered Professional Accountants

Burlington Museums Board member Councillor Rick Craven

Rick Craven

Councillor Craven is in his fifth term as Burlington’s Ward One representative. Since his first election in 2000, Councillor Craven has devoted a great deal of time to community capacity building, helping volunteers focus on neighbourhood needs. Councillor Craven currently sits on all Standing Committees for the City, is on the Regional Health & Social Services Committee and a variety of advisory committees.

Councillor Craven studied Communication Arts at Mohawk College and graduated from McMaster University. His previous work experience included five years as a news reporter and two decades as a manager with Ontario’s Workplace Safety and Insurance Board. He is a recipient of the Halton Award of Excellence for his work in promoting a safe and healthy community.

Business & Community Involvement:
City of Burlington

Burlington Museums Board member Carol D'Amelio

Carol D’Amelio

Carol D’Amelio was born and raised in Montreal. She graduated from Acadia University with a bachelor of science degree in mathematics and earned a teaching diploma from MacDonald College.

As a former schoolteacher, Carol was first elected to the Burlington council in a 1995 by-election. She was re-elected in 1997 to represent the interests of Ward 6 at both the city and regional levels and was successful in holding the seat in three municipal elections.

She is proud of her many accomplishments as Councillor that included supporting the development of Tansley Woods Community Centre, the railway underpasses on Appleby Line and Upper Middle Road, the new police station and Creek Way Village, a long-term care facility.

Business & Community Involvement:
Burlington Chamber of Commerce

Burlington Museums Board member Tim Dobbie

Tim Dobbie

Tim Dobbie was born and raised in Hamilton, receiving all of his schooling in the Hamilton / Burlington area and is a graduate of Civil Engineering from McMaster University.

In 1995, Tim was appointed City Manager for the City of Burlington, overseeing 700 employees and an annual budget of $100,000,000. In June of 2007, he retired after 33 years of service.

Tim Dobbie has been a member of the Burlington Community Foundation and the Board of Directors of the Burlington-Hamilton United Way, where he served as President in 2002-2003 and the Hamilton-Burlington YMCA. He also served as a Board member for the Institute of Public Administration of Canada (IPAC), Past President of the Ontario Municipal Administrators’ Association (OMAA), former Board member of Burlington Hydro and Past Chair of the Burlington Community Foundation. He is currently Chair of the Board of Directors of the Goodwill Amity Group.

Business & Community Involvement:
Tim L Dobbie Consulting Inc.

Burlington Museums Board member Geoff Hogarth

Geoff Hogarth

Geoff Hogarth is a community-minded marketing executive, currently serving as the Vice President of the Pioneer Group.

Geoff has served on the boards of the Hamilton Community Foundation, the Hamilton/Burlington YMCA and the Burlington Museum Foundation. Additionally, he supports charitable causes such as ACT, Amnesty International, CanFAR, Casey House, Doctors Without Borders, FINCA, Leprosy Mission of Canada, Plan Canada, and World Vision. As an active volunteer Geoff plays a key role in the Brady/Financial/Pioneer Energy Golf Tournament in support of YMCA Strong Kids.

Geoff graduated from Bishop’s University with a degree in Economics, History and Politics.

Business & Community Involvement:
Pioneer Group

Burlington Museums Board member Jeff Paikin

Jeff Paikin

Jeff Paikin serves as the President and one of the two founders of New Horizon Development Group. Based in Hamilton, Jeff and his company are actively involved in urban planning, vision casting, as well as residential, commercial and philanthropic causes.

In 2013, Hamilton’s Royal Bank of Canada named Jeff as the Distinguished Citizen of the Year.

Since 2007, Mr. Paikin has served as the Chairman and Board Member of the Canadian Accredited Independent Schools. He also is a member of the Hamilton Bulldogs Foundation Board of Directors and the Hamilton Tiger-Cats Advisory Board.  Jeff is currently on the advisory boards of the Burlington Performing Arts Centre, and the Joseph Brant Museum Foundation.

Business & Community Involvement:
New Horizon Homes

Burlington Museums Board member Rob Stonehewer

Rob Stonehewer

Rob Stonehewer is an experienced creative director, writer and results-driven marketing professional. Since 1995, RSA Marketing (a division of Rob Stonehewer & Associates Inc.) has provided a complete range of marketing services including brand identity, marketing communications, websites, promotions and performance improvement programs.

Rob Stonehewer is also Partner with SolutionStream Performance Improvement; Chair of the Burlington Chamber of Commerce Marketing & Communications Committee; Vice-Chair of the Museums of Burlington; former advisor to the Halton Region Business Access to Professionals program and since 2004, he has been the property owner/manager of RSA Rentals.

Business & Community Involvement:
SolutionStream | RSA Marketing | RSA Rentals | Vallarta Rentals By Owner | Museums of Burlington | Burlington Chamber of Commerce

Burlington Museums Board member Barbara Teatero

Barbara Teatero

Barbara Teatero is the Director of Burlington’s Museums.  Barbara began her career with Joseph Brant Museum over 30 years ago as the business manager.  She served several years as the curator and then accepted the position of Director overseeing both Joseph Brant Museum and Ireland House at Oakridge Farm.

Today, Barbara leads an inspirational team of museum professionals and volunteers.  When Barbara isn’t doing museum ‘stuff’, she enjoys spending time with family, especially her grandchildren.

Business & Community Involvement:
Museums of Burlington | Burlington Chamber of Commerce

Burlington Museums Board member Nancy Cassaday

Nancy Cassaday

Nancy Cassaday has experience from working as an executive in the field of Human Resources as well as 13 years serving Burlington residents as a Registered Real Estate professional.

A long time resident of Burlington, Nancy raised her family here, where strong family values instilled the importance of giving back to the community. Over the years, she has volunteered for various community and charitable organizations, most recently as Director with the Museums of Burlington Board and the Burlington Museums Foundation Board.

Recipient of a 5 year Ontario Volunteer Service Award, Nancy is especially proud to be involved in helping to raise friends and funds for the Foundation and to realize the dream of transforming the Joseph Brant Museum into the new Burlington Museum and Heritage  Centre.

Business & Community Involvement:
Remax | Museums of Burlington | Burlington Chamber of Commerce