Terrapure Community Liaison Committee members
brad Hart, Community Representative
Brad has lived in Upper Stoney Creek with his family since 2002. He has been actively involved in our community and is currently the President of the Hamilton Wentworth Association of Bright and Gifted children. Provincially, he sits on the board of directors of the Ontario Aerospace Council, which represents that industry in southern Ontario. He is the Division Manager of a large aerospace company and his many years of management experience will be an asset to the CLC. With his family growing up and attending schools in this community, Brad decided that being involved in the committee would be a way to ensure sound environmental stewardship is maintained in our neighbourhood.
Josie Bonaventura, Community Representative
Josie and her husband have lived in Upper Stoney Creek for almost thirty years. Their three children were born and raised in our community. She is a retired elementary school teacher who, who after 34 years of shaping little minds, has found a small way to give back to the community through her involvement in the Heritage Green Community Trust. Upper Stoney Creek has undergone tremendous growth and change – much of it in the last ten years. It’s difficult for such a widespread community to maintain its “sense of community”. Josie has completed her 5 year term with the Community Trust and is now happy to be a part of the Terrapure Community Liaison Committee.
Kathy Lacasse, Community Representative
Kathy Lacasse originally moved to Upper Stoney Creek in 1986, in the original Albion Estates. Kathy moved out of the area for schooling and job postings but returned to Upper Stoney Creek in 2001 and has lived in the Gatestone neighbourhood for the past 15 years with her family. Kathy believes in giving back and has been an active member of her children’s School Council for four years as well as the Team Manager with her son's hockey team within the Stoney Creek Minor Hockey Association. She has been the lead organizer and fundraising co-coordinator for her employer’s Around the Bay Road Race team for the past two years. Kathy is excited about the expansion of the Upper Stoney Creek neighbourhood and feels it will bring many new offerings to the area. Kathy believes in community and is pleased to be a part of the CLC to build a stronger community in Upper Stoney Creek.
ILONA DICARO, COMMUNITY REPRESENTATIVE
Ilona was born and raised in Stoney Creek. Mrs. DiCaro runs her own Administrative Support and Bookkeeping business as well as works as a Graphic Designer. In 2016 Ilona returned to Stoney Creek with her husband and children after deciding that Stoney Creek would be the perfect place to raise her young family. Ilona looks forward to learn more about the new developments that are happening in the community and surrounding area. “It is important to be involved in the community and to educate ourselves if we plan on making this our forever homes”.
sarah solter, ALTERNATE COMMUNITY REPRESENTATIVE
Sarah has lived, with her family, in the Albion Estates community since 2006. Her two children attend local schools and spend their time exploring the outdoors along the escarpment of Upper Stoney Creek. As a student, she has earned a BSc in Biology from the University of Guelph and an MSc in Biology (Entomology) from Laurentian University. As an elementary teacher for the HWDSB, she has been teaching science, primarily, to intermediate grade students.
Sarah is interested in joining the discussion concerning the interactions between Terrapure and the surrounding neighbourhoods. By being a part of the CLC, she feels that she can gain a better understanding of the ongoing conversation. More importantly, she hopes to communicate knowledge, concerns, options, and ideas with her neighbours and her students to include them in matters that affect our entire community.
Maria Pearson, Councillor, City of Hamilton, Ward 10
Maria has been a resident of Stoney Creek since 1984 where she lives with her husband and two children. Councillor Pearson has been a Councillor with the City of Hamilton since 2003 representing Stoney Creek, Ward 10. Previously, Maria was a Councillor in Stoney Creek from 1991 to 2000 representing Ward 3. Councillor Pearson was one of the Councillors involved in the Taro review and decisions back in the 90's.
CHAD COLLINS, Councillor, City of Hamilton, Ward 5
PAUL WIDMEYER, ACTING District Manager, Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change (moecc)
Greg Jones, Managing Director, Communications & Public Affairs, Terrapure Environmental
Mr. Jones is Managing Director, Corporate Communications & Community Relations for Terrapure. Based in the Burlington office, he is responsible for internal and external communications strategy, counsel and program delivery. Mr. Jones joined Newalta in 2007, which subsequently became Terrapure Environmental in March 2015, after 10 years of communications consulting having worked in increasingly senior roles with two international public relations firms in Toronto. He has provided strategic counsel, planning and management on a wide range of communications and marketing programs for blue-chip clients across various industry sectors, including a focus on environmental management issues.
Mr. Jones is a graduate of the Institute for Crisis Management in Louisville, KY; holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Political Science from the University of Western Ontario; and received his post-graduate certificate in public relations from Toronto's Humber College. He was born and raised in Burlington and continues to live there today with his wife and two young boys. He volunteers his time to the United Way of Burlington & Greater Hamilton as a member of the board of directors.
Lorenzo Alfano, District Manager, Terrapure Environmental
Mr. Alfano is the District Manager responsible for Terrapure’s Stoney Creek Regional Facility. Mr. Alfano has been with the company for the past 24 years. Prior to becoming the District Manager he held various operational roles within the predecessor companies. As such he has vast knowledge of the history and technical operations of the facility. Mr. Alfano is a graduate of Brock University where he holds a Bachelor of Arts degree. Mr. Alfano was born and raised in Brantford and continues to live there today with his wife and two sons.