Board of Directors

SHERRY BAKER
Chair/Vice-Principal George Fitton School
KATHERINE MACFARLANE
Vice-Chair/Vice-Principal King George School
LON CULLEN
Treasurer/Community Member - President & CEO YMCA of Brandon

Board Member since 1998 (founding member). As a former school principal I found that learning was impacted when children came to school hungry. They could not concentrate as well when their basic needs were not being met. Food for Thought came out of a group of individuals who sought to remove or overcome that barrier to learning and nourishment so that children could reach their potential.

BLAINE ASTON
Principal Betty Gibson School

Board Member since 2015. The Brandon Food for Thought Program is important to me because it provides students with a nutritional breakfast which positively impacts their ability to learn.

DAVE LIM
Principal Meadows School

Board Member since 2008. Brandon’s Food for Thought is important to me because it is ensuring that no student will come to school hungry. We are also ensuring those students who need a nutritional breakfast or snack are getting one so they can focus more on their learning at school. I have seen how Brandon’s Food for Thought Program has made such a positive impact on students throughout the Brandon School Division.

NIKOLENE DAY
Community Member - Senior Human Resources Manager, Maple Leaf Foods Brandon
PAT KOWALCHUK
Community Member

Board Member since 2000. All children should have the right to a good start in life. A full stomach and a good education figures prominently in accomplishing this.

GAIL MCDONALD
Principal, George Fitton School
BARB MILLER
Principal, King George School
ANGIE WILLIAMSON
Secretary/Staff - Program Coordinator

Program Coordinator since fall 2017. I am passionate and an advocate with Brandon’s Food for Thought Program. From volunteering at my children’s school and working as a lunch supervisor I have seen how many students are coming to school hungry which affects their learning. Partnering with our community and educating students and families about the importance of eating a nutritional breakfast or snack will benefit these students in many ways.