• Board of Directors and Staff

  • Executive Committee

  • President

    Nathan Housser
    Housser's Paint and Wallpaper

  • 1st Vice President

    Jan Holland
    Marina Del Rey

  • Executive Director
    Allan Lafontaine

  • Past President

    Raquel Ness
    Ness Law

  • 2nd Vice President

    Anastasia Langiano

    Royal Lepage

  • President Elect

    Scott Walker
    BMO Nesbitt Burns

  • Treasurer

    Ruth Howarth

    Sunray Group

  • Directors

  • Anastasia Langiano
    Royal Lepage Real Quest Realty Brokerage

  • Luke Sedgwick
    Glen Oro Farms

  • Brian Gibb
    Going With Gibb

  • Deval Brambhatt
    Fast Bastard Burrito

  • Whitney Smith - Smith Investigation Agency Whitney Smith - Smith Investigation Agency

    Whitney Smith is the founder and CEO of The Smith Investigation Agency Inc., a national private investigative agency which operates coast to coast in Canada. When Whitney is not working with her investigative tram, she works with the city of Orillia as a sitting council member. Whitney is also actively involved in her church and community efforts. 

  • Ruth Howorth
    Best Western Plus Mariposa Inn and Conference Centre

  • John Hammill
    Village Media

  • Nick Shah
    Knight's Inn


  • Peter Sturm - Sturm Consulting Peter Sturm - Sturm Consulting

    Peter Sturm is pleased to support the Orillia Chamber Board as a Director. He is
    a senior Safety, Health and Risk Management consultant with STURM
    Consulting Inc.

    His expertise supports businesses' success in health and safety, workers' compensation, insurance, incident investigations, prevention and sustainability.

    Peter is the co-author of the ASSP Accident Investigation Techniques – Best Practices for Examining Workplace Incidents and Chairs the CSA Z1005-21, Workplace Incident Investigations standard.

    He teaches safety and incident investigations at the University of Toronto School
    of Continuing Studies, University of Fredericton and George Brown College.

  • Tim French
    Kahuna Surf Shop

  • Brian Hare
    Orillia First Aid


  • Neil Bissa
    Sport Clips

  • Montana Hassard - Northern Roots Montana Hassard - Northern Roots

    Montana has been in the world of esthetics and hair for over 18 years. Her passion for the industry can be seen through her work ethic and dedication as well as her loyal clientele. A lifelong Resident of the area and working mother of two, Montana is invested in the health and well-being of the community. These strong ties can be seen through her support and sponsorship of local charities, local Indigenous companies, the Shop Local initiative and through her membership with the Orillia Business Women's Association and on the Board of Directors with the Orillia Chamber of Commerce.

  • Municipal Appointees

  • Lori St. Germain
    Chippewas of Rama First Nation

  • Jeff Czeterchuk
    City of Orillia

  • Jim McIntyre
    Township of Severn

  • Jen Fisher
    Township of Ramara

  • Robert Young
    Township of Oro-Medonte

  • Community Partner Representatives

  • Wendy Timpano - Community Development Corp (CDC) Wendy Timpano - Community Development Corp (CDC)

    Wendy is passionate about contributing to positive change and economic growth in rural communities.  Managing the Orillia Area CDC provides the opportunity to work with local businesses, community partners and the Government to accomplish this. 

    Throughout her career as a business owner, senior manager and community builder, she has gained extensive experience in economic development, project management, strategic planning, not-for-profit governance, marketing and communications. 

    Prior to joining the CDC, she served as Executive Director for the Community Foundation of Orillia & Area, where she helped local charities to meet community needs and build sustainable futures. 

    Wendy volunteers with the Kiwanis Club of Orillia, was the Accommodations Chair for the 2020 Ontario Winter Games, and sits on several other local and regional committee’s and Boards.

  • Daniel Levitan
    Hydro One - Community Representative 

  • Chris Glover
    Lakehead University

  • Rick Rimkey
    Orillia and District Construction Association

  • Matthew Webb
    Orillia Manufacturers’ Association

  • Carmine Stumpo
    Orillia Soldier’s Memorial Hospital

  • Matthew Stoner
    OPP - Community Representative 

  • Ruth Howarth
    Downtown Orillia Management Board

  • Michelle Vennard – Physician
    Recruitment and Retention

  • Michael Ladouceur
    Orillia Business Development Division

  • Kris Puhvel
    Ontario’s Lake Country

  • Mary-Louise Noce
    Georgian College

  • Staff

  • Allan Lafontaine
    Executive Director

  • Justin Suter

    Events Assistant

  • Erica Fomenko
    Membership, Communications Coordinator/ Office Manager

  • Doug Bunker
    Special Event Coordinator