Welcome to New Children's Foundation Board Members

September 11, 2017

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


Tara Vernest


Tara Vernest became a mom in 2014 and at that time became increasingly passionate about supporting families, leading her to become a donor to Adopt-A-Family. Her areas of expertise are Marketing and Business Development, extending over ten years in the Consumer Goods Industry. “As a previous donor, and someone wanting to actively influence change, it becomes my obligation to invest in all areas of the Foundation to increase engagement, elevate community support and donations, and motivate members of Guelph’s community to rally behind the Foundation’s mission.”


Jackie Ooms

Jackie Ooms has volunteered with the Children’s Foundation for many years as a member of our Around the World Gala committee. Jackie is a group insurance advisor at Bensol Consulting. Previously she was the Group Marketing Manager at Equitable Life. Jackie is also on the Board of Directors at the Guelph Chamber of Commerce and a member of their Membership & Marketing Committee.

“I feel passionate about helping children in general. The programs offered through the Children’s Foundation are incredible and I look forward to the opportunity to help continue to shape and contribute towards them.”