Our Team

At Habitat for Humanity Guelph Wellington, we are proud to have a team of staff, volunteers and Board of Directors who are passionate about our mission, and who actively promote our vision of a world where everyone has a decent place to live.

Board Members 2024-2025

David Pell, Acting Chair
David has extensive experience with organization change and leadership. He operated his own business and worked for government, universities and the voluntary sector David was a partner in Development Initiatives Inc., an international consulting firm. He was the founder and president of the Community Business Resource Centre, George Brown College Foundation, the CEO of the Canadian Youth Business Foundation and Street Kids International. David is the past President (Board) of the Canadian Mental Health Association and Canadian Feed the Children.

Joshua Dryden, Treasurer
Joshua grew up working in his families construction and excavation business. Joshua received his Masters of Accountancy degree in 2017 from Brock University and earned his designation as a Chartered Professional Accountant, Chartered Accountant in 2019.  Joshua started his accounting career at a national firm working in their real estate group before joining Baker Tilly in late 2019 where he became a tax manager. 

Kaitlyn Armstrong, Director
Kaitlyn is a family law lawyer who appreciates living and working in her hometown, Guelph. Kaitlyn holds a Juris Doctor, a Master of Arts in Political Science, and a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Political Science from the University of Western Ontario. She is an active community member and enjoys serving on the Board of Directors for Habitat for Humanity Guelph Wellington.

Jennifer Trommelen-Jones, Director
Jennifer Trommelen-Jones is a lawyer working in-house for a mental health organization in Wellington County, where she is also the Director of Corporate Governance and Strategy. She has many years of experience as a corporate lawyer with a background in real estate law and is also completing a Master of Laws in Business. Jennifer is passionate about community involvement and social justice and is looking forward to diving into her work with Habitat for Humanity. Jennifer lives in Waterloo Region with her husband and dog. 

Jim Long, Director
Jim has spent 35 years in leadership roles with two publicly traded companies, Maple Leaf Foods Inc. and Darling Ingredients Inc. His senior leadership positions have included Chief Administrative Officer, Senior Vice President Canada, Vice President of Manufacturing, and Vice President and General Manager. His experience spans several industries including food, agriculture, feed ingredients and biofuels, with functional expertise in finance, continuous improvement, operations, general management, and executive leadership.

Marty Williams, Director
Marty Williams was the Executive Director of the Downtown Guelph Business Association for 12 years, retiring in 2023. He has deep family roots in Guelph: his father and grandparents arrived in the city in 1921; he lived has lived here since 1977 and is a proud graduate of the University of Guelph where he was a two-term President of the Central Student Association and editor of two campus newspapers; his father and son both graduated from GCVI. Marty has been a volunteer with the Hillside Festival for more than 30 years.

Administrative Staff

Steve Howard – Chief Executive Officer

Stephanie Gaber – Director, Organizational Development
Sarah Dermer – Volunteer Coordinator
Phillis Chang – Accounting and Operations Specialist

Ryan Deska – Director, Community Engagement and Development

Ed Gleeson – Director, Community Investment

Karyn Boscariol – Director, Communications and Resource Development

Brett Daw – Director, Build
Alessia Farronato – Project Coordinator
Kyle Rideout – Site Supervisor

Kathryn Stokes – Director, Housing Partnerships

ReStore Staff

Deb Stanson – Director, ReStores
Gail Gibson – Manager, Guelph ReStore
David Tanner – Manager, Fergus ReStore
Beth Shepard – Coordinator, Community and Corporate ReStore Donations
Matt Steffler – Truck Team Lead

Plus our many Driver and Donation Ambassadors, ReStore Associates and Warehouse Associates!

If you are interested in joining our team, current opportunities are listed below!