Welcome to Children's Foundation Board Members 2019

August 19, 2019

At our May Annual General Meeting, we were pleased to welcome two new members to the Children's Foundation Board of Directors:


Joe Migliaccio


Joe Migliaccio is a local businessman, husband and father. Joe has over 19 years of insurance experience and is the owner of Desjardins Insurance (formerly State Farm) in Guelph. Married to his wife Linda for 30 years, he's a proud father to Ryan and Daniella, both in University. Joe has a background in sports and was a former Scout in the OHL for 15 years and a former Coach in the Minor and Junior Ranks. Joe believes strongly in empowering kids for the future and brings a lot of enthusiasm and commitment as a new board member. "I joined the Children's Foundation because I feel it's a great organization that does great things for the families and children in our community. I wanted to do more than just write cheques to sponsor and support their events. I wanted to be fully engaged with the Foundation at the grass roots level helping make great things happen." 


Karyn Sales

Karyn Sales is the General Counsel to the Skyline Group of Companies, one of the Children's Foundation's most generous and steadfast supporters. Karyn was on the verge of completing a maximum term on the board of another non-profit when a colleague at Skyline approached her about an opportunity to fill an upcoming vacancy for legal expertise on the Board. "Having previous experience volunteering and supporting a number of the Foundation's programs including Food & Friends and Adopt-A-Family, it felt like a natural fit. Skyline is focused on building strong communities and the work of the Foundation is a big part of that by strengthening families and building the skills and capacities in youth for a bright future."


Karyn and Joe join our existing Board of dedicated members, including:


Ray Stultz - Chair

Tara Vernest - Vice Chair

David Durst - Treasurer

Linda Bream - Director

Justine Gaskell - Director

Menah Kerr - Director

Jackie Ooms - Director

Anca Preda - Director

Betty Ann Young - Director


The Children's Foundation is currently recruiting for a few new members to join the Board and are looking for those who have skills in fundraising, human resources, advocacy and policy development. If interested in pursuing an opportunity to sit on the board, please contact Karyn Kirkwood at karyn@childrensfoundation.org or by calling 519-826-9551 ext 28.