Board of Directors

Temagami Community Foundation Co-Chairs

Bill Kitts

Fundraising Committee Chair

Jack Tuomi

Finance Committee Chair and Nomination Committee Chair

Jack graduated from Queen’s University in mining engineering and spent most of his career with Cleveland-Cliffs Inc, including a stint as chief mining engineer at the Sherman Mine in Temagami. Jack managed several Cliffs mines as Vice President & General Manager in Canada and the United States and served as a senior mining consultant after retiring from Cliffs. Jack and his family have been cottagers on Jumping Caribou Lake for over forty years. He is Co-Chair of the Temagami Community Foundation, Chair of the Nominating and Finance Committees and a member of the Fund Raising and Grants Committees.

Grants Committee

Communications Committee Chair

Shauna Waddell

Shauna Waddell grew up in the town of Haileybury, leaving in 1992 to attend the University of Guelph where she completed a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree.  She then moved out west to start her journey with Steven Waddell, who grew up on Lake Temagami. Steve‘s service in the Navy brought many unique, challenging and rewarding aspects to their family life. They were blessed with two amazing children, Nathaniel and Rebekah, who are also progressing their own university experiences. Navy life had the Waddell family on the move, living in three provinces, the U.S (two states), and in the UK. Shauna’s days have been filled with supporting her family and enriched by the travel she has experienced and the many interesting people she befriended along the way. With a move back to Ontario several years ago, the Waddell family sought a return to Temagami roots and purchased an island to forever call home. Shauna is no stranger to volunteer service, having committed her time to a variety of pursuits that included many years with various Parent Councils. She is honoured to have been a sitting member of the Temagami Community Foundation Board since 2017, acting as Grant Chair.

Jessica Lewis

Events Committee

Events Committee

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Mary McTavish

Mary brings a background from both the private and public sector in financial and human resources management to the board of directors. She continues to pursue her commitment to family and youth programming  initiatives in her volunteer work with the Temagami Community Foundation.


Jane Pearce

As a seasonal resident Jane spends 5 months per year at their family cottage on Jumping Caribou Lake.
Jane’s maternal grandfather built the cottage in 1932.

Jane was born in Toronto and worked as a Senior Account Executive for Torstar Media Group.

Jane joined the Board in June 2021. She is Co-Chair of the events committee along with Mary McTavish.

Carol Reeder

Grants Committee Member

Nominations Committee Member

Joanne Van Manen

Grants Committee Member

Fundraising Committee Member

Meghan Hope

Grants Committee Member

Communications Committee Member

Wayne Potts

Communications Committee Member

Events Committee Member

Wayne is originally from Bear Island on Lake Temagami. Raised by an Irish mother & Ojii/Cree father, he experienced life in the bush first hand. As a young man Wayne learned to hunt a trap and live off the land in the  Temagami Region. Later he went on to gain his BA in Native & Cultural Studies at Trent University and a B of Ed at Nipissing University. Wayne pursued a career as a teacher and eventually a Principal/Administrator. 

Wayne and his wife Ronda, both educators involved themselves in the communities of the north where they worked, helping where needed supporting local initiatives that brought Health and wellbeing to the families and youth of these communities. 

Wayne, recently retired has returned to his homeland here in Temagami. He worked briefly as the Health Services Manager on Bear Island. He developed a Land Based for Healing approach to help facilitate healing to individuals and their families as they re-connect to the land base. 

A singer/songwriter/storyteller, Wayne released a cd about the land and its people with reflections of his personal journey in 2015. Wayne considers it an honour and a privilege to have the opportunity to serve on the TCF Board. 

Will Goodman

Finance Committee Member

Communications Committee Member

Nominations Committee Member

Will has been coming to Lake Temagami with his family since 1966. He has participated in the Temagami Lakes Association as both a director and President. He is committed to sustaining the town of Temagami and its rich history. Will  has recently joined the TCF and participates in several of the foundations committees.

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C100 Brunch 2023

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Fish Fry 2023

Fish Fry 2023: Get your tickets for the 2023 Fish Fry Fundraiser by: Visiting our office at the Temagami Train Station (north-end, track-side entrance) Giving