John Van Brussel


A firm believer in giving back to the community, John joined the Board in 2015 and is excited to begin his third term as a Director. As President of Veneer Systems Inc. (a wood veneer equipment & sales business), he brings international partnership experience, labour relations, communications &information technology skills to the board. His community involvement includes GREYSC, FEMHA, YMCA Basketball and Italo-Canadian Hall.

Gary L. Pollard

Vice President

Gary is the Director of Business Development for Pollard Windows Inc.. Gary began working full time for Pollard Windows Inc. 30 years ago after completing a Business Diploma program at Sheridan College. He has worked as a Sales Consultant, Service Manager and most recently has been the head of the  U.S. office for 20 years. As a new director to our Fort Erie Board, we look forward to Gary’s involvement!

Rob Cheevers


As General Manager of the Buffalo Canoe Club, Rob joins our Board in 2017 and brings with him a wealth of experience in corporate governance and strategic planning. Rob has recently begun to pursue his Masters in Sports Management with his thesis focusing on Governance in Not-for-Profits. Rob’s experience in business, volunteerism and expertise in governance will be an asset to the Board of Directors!


Angela Hudson


Miller’s Auto Recycling

Amanda Channon


Job Gym

Amanda Cote



Antonietta Culic


Niagara Health System

Jay Regimbal


Youngs Insurance

Claire Woodruff


Meridian Credit Union

Dolores Fabiano

Executive Director

Dolores brings over 25 years of experience to her role of Executive Director of the Greater Fort Erie Chamber of Commerce. Her experience and passion for community and economic development help her to guide the initiatives of the Chamber to best serve its members and the community of Fort Erie.