Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors is made up of volunteers in the community who have a passion for the betterment of children and youth in our city. If you would like more information about being a board member, please contact Albert Aiello

Pat Suddaby

President

Pat Suddaby

Pat has been involved with the Club for over 17 years. He is married to Judy and they have 2 children & 2 grandchildren. Pat has been a Realtor with Remax Realty for 33 years.

Deanna Armstrong

Secretary / Treasurer

Deanna Armstrong

Born and raised in Thunder Bay, Deanna has been involved with numerous youth organizations in our community for nearly two decades. Deanna attended Western University for her undergraduate studies and pursued her MBA and MSc degrees at Lakehead University. She joined the Board of Directors in 2013 and is currently a project manager at Tbaytel.

Doug Adams

Director

Doug Adams

Retired Thunder Bay police officer s/sgt. He joined the BGC board of directors upon retirement in 2006...married 48 yrs..2 children, 5 grandkids...inducted into NWO sports hall of fame 2016...very gratifying to be involved with such an empowering youth organization as BGC Thunder Bay

Emey Hendricks

Director

Emey Hendricks

Hi my name is Emey Hendricks. I am the Executive Assistant to Donna Yocom, Regional Director of IG Wealth Management Thunder Bay Northwest and Vince Mirabelli, Broker at Re/Max First Choice Realty.

Frank Lopez

Director

Frank Lopez

Frank has a career spanning 30 years in Public Accounting and is a partner at Grant Thornton LLP and has been a member of the Board of Directors of the TBBGC for X years. Frank is passionate about ensuring that the TBBGC is fiscally responsible so that it can be around to provide services to children for years to come.

Dan Coghlan

Director

Dan Coghlan

Owner and Operator of the Pizza Hut locations in Thunder Bay and Dryden. Dan is on our Fundraising Comittee, working tirelessly to raise funds for the Club

Julia Manfredi-Hobbs

Director

Julia Manfredi-Hobbs

Julia is an Architectural Designer at i4architecture and the Owner of local small business, Mommy Can Sew. She is the parent of one of our members, and has been part of this board for over 4 years.

Bonnie Moore

Director

Bonnie Moore

Bonnie Moore has been active in the charity sector for over 40 years. She came back to Thunder Bay from Florida and 2003 and has not stopped fundraising and friend raising since. Her passion is connecting donors to the causes they feel strongest about and then watching them develop a relationship with those charities. “I believe the most wonderful thing any of us can do is give back to our community. Thunder Bay is so lucky to have so many who believe the same as I do”.

Michael Larizza

Director

Michael Larizza

I am married to Melissa. We have 2 daughters Isabella and Alivia. I have a Bachelor of Arts Degree at LU and 1 year of teachers college. I am a businessman who learned from his Parents. I wanted to be on the board because I feel youth are our future and the most important thing to a community.

Donna Gilhooly

Director

Donna Gilhooly

Donna has been a supporter of the Club for many years. Donna has long been committed to supporting initiatives to meet the needs of children and youth in Thunder Bay and the region. Many will be familiar with the role she played in the creation of PRO Kids, a community partnership which helps all children have access to sport and recreation opportunities in the community. Donna currently sits on the boards of the Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund and the Thunder Bay Historical Museum.

Myles Nucci

Director

Myles Nucci

I have had the privilege of watching our community develop and grow over the years. I am a Lakehead University business graduate with over 15 year’s business and management experience. Post university I worked at my families local businesses (Nucci’s Bake a Deli, Persian Man, & Bennett’s Bakery) and in 2018 I joined team RBC in a leadership role. Working with BGC Thunder Bay has provided me the rewarding opportunity to share my skill set with our cities youth and community.

Laura Wood

Director

Laura Wood

Born and raised in Thunder Bay, Joined the Board in 2020 Assistant Branch Manager at TD Canada Trust. When I am not working you can find me enjoying our great Northern geography with my family, out on one of our many lakes fishing or hiking or snowmobiling all the trails this great city has to offer