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Board Members


Lifewater Canada Board of Directors

Lifewater Canada has an independent governing body of diverse people to allow for full deliberation and decision making. The current board and key staff are listed below.

Board Chair: Cheryl Ann Hertan (Certified Tumor Registrar, Memorial Medical Center, Atascadero, CA)

Vice-Chair: Herman (Harry) Cornelis Oussoren, P.Eng. (Insitu Contractors Inc. (owner), Guelph ON)

President: James Adrian Gehrels, P.Geo (Hydrogeologist Group Leader, Ontario Government, Thunder Bay ON). His annual compensation is $0 because he lives his belief that every dollar possible should be directed to helping children get the safe water they need to stay healthy.

Financial Controller: Donald Heerema, CPA, CA (Chartered Accountant, Thunder Bay, ON)

Treasurer: Jason Gehrels, P.Eng. (Financial Advisor, Ottawa, ON)

Secretary: Jennifer Drost (Christian School Teacher, Thunder Bay, ON)            

Haiti Coordinator: Les Babcock (Water Well Driller, Bow Island, AB)

Board member at Large: Peter John Brown (Owner of Humanwave Radio, Winnipeg MB)

Senior Trainer: Les Wing, (Owner of Amythest Well Drilling, Murillo ON)

Lifewater Canada Support Staff

Administrative Assistant (Part-Time): Jackie Zucchiatti, Thunder Bay, ON

Intern (Part-Time): Josiah DeLorenzi, Thunder Bay, ON

Sponsorship Coordinator (Volunteer): Lynda Gehrels, RN retired,Thunder Bay, ON

Haiti Assistant Coordinator (Volunteer): Ruth Babcock, RN retired, Bow Island, AB

Haiti Technical Advisor (Volunteer): Gilbert Dumont, Petroleum Eng. Retired, Calgary, AB

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Board Fiscal Accountability & Governing Policies

Audited financials are prepared by BDO Canada LLP and posted on our web site. According to their fiscal 2019 audit:

Financials are reviewed by the Board in advance of regulatory filing.

The Board follows a framework for Fiscal Responsibility & Accountability.

Minutes are kept of all Board Meetings to ensure that decisions are documented and actions taken. To request a copy, please email info@lifewater.ca

Governing Policies


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