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

John Doyle Chair of the Burlington Museums Foundation Board

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

Elaine Scrivener Vice Chair of the Burlington Museums Foundation Board

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

Evan McDade Treasurer of the Burlington Museums Foundation Board

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

Rick Goldring former Mayor of Burlington

Rick Goldring

Rick Goldring (CFP,CLU, CH.F.C.) operates Goldring Financial Leadership Inc. and has been providing financial and retirement income planning advice to clients since 1979.

From 2010-2018, Rick served as mayor of Burlington and between 2014-2018 served on both the Board and Executive of AMO (Association of Municipalities of Ontario). While mayor, Rick served on the boards of the Burlington Economic Development Corporation, Burlington Hydro and the Burlington Performing Arts Centre.

Currently, Rick serves on the Burlington Museums Foundation Board, the Hamilton Health Sciences Foundation Gift Planning Services Committee and is an active member of the Rotary Club of Burlington Lakeshore.

Business & Community Involvement:
Hamilton Health Sciences Foundation Gift Planning Services CommitteeRotary Club of Burlington Lakeshore

Carol D'Amelio member of the Burlington Museums Foundation Board

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

Tim Dobbie member of the Burlington Museums Foundation Board

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.

Rob Stonehewer member of the Burlington Museums Foundation Board

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; Vice-Chair of the Museums of Burlington; Board Member of the Burlington New Millennium Orchestra; past Chair of the Burlington Chamber of Commerce Marketing & Communications Committee; advisor to the Halton Region Business Access to Professionals program and since 2004, he has been the property owner/manager of RSA Furnished Rentals.

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

Karla McLean Burlington Museums Foundation Board Member

Karla McLean

Karla McLean is an experienced Community Specialist with a demonstrated history of working in the home health care industry and is skilled in Customer Service, Patient Advocacy, and Elder Care. Karla manages Community & Staff Relations for Alert Best Nursing & Home Care.

Karla is an active member of the Burlington Chamber of Commerce and currently sits on the Young Professional Network Organizing Committee along with being a proud Rotarian.

Karla lives in Burlington with her husband and two sons and is passionate about the Burlington community.

Business & Community Involvement:
Burlington Chamber of Commerce | Rotary

Nancy Cassaday member of the Burlington Museums Foundation Board

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:
Museums of Burlington | Burlington Chamber of Commerce