Board of Directors 2022-2023

Since the sudden passing in 2018 of our long-standing Executive Director, Trudy Beaulne, there was a shift in the operational mode of the Board, from the governance to the working board. The Board Directors take on specific portfolios and work actively throughout the year in the domains of strategic relations development, finance, fundraising and grants, policies, human resources, etc. The Board Executive meets weekly since the Summer of 2021 to support the Executive Director and staff throughout the pandemic.


Brad Ullner - Chair 


Brad discovered an outlet for his academic background in Political Science through the policy perspective employed at the Social Development Centre: policy discussions (at all levels of government) ought to include the people most affected by the policy. Brad has worked with community groups and agencies related to disability and human rights. He has been active in both the Disabilities and Human Rights Group and the Poverty Free K-W Action Group and in many related initiatives since June 2004.


Nathan Pike - Treasurer

Nathan is Vice President and General Manager of a small distribution firm in Kitchener and has extensive experience in global trade and international finance.  Nathan has been a member of the Social Development Centre Board since June 2005.  Since joining the Board Nathan has a better understanding of the need for continued innovation, collaboration and investment in the non-profit sector. He believes there is substantial value in the services provided by organizations such as the Social Development Centre. 


Debra Brown - Secretary

After spending 17 years in social services in Cambridge, Debra and family made the move to Kitchener. With a career in community development and an aspiration to help those experiencing poverty, Debra brings her experience in not for profit partnerships and programs to the SDCWR. 


Myron Steinman - Director

Myron understands himself as a thinker, a doer and a campaigner.  I get energy by being with others, although ultimately, I need time by myself to re-charge. My greatest strength is I “believe” in people. Everyone is worthy of being treated with dignity and respect. Each person has something to contribute. I have hope people are resilient and can overcome obstacles. Choice and pace are important. Organizations like the Social Development Centre Waterloo Region (SDCWR) are concerned with helping people participate, do things, focus on goals and share with vision and direction. 

Laura Hamilton, Director

coming soon.


Ayiko Solomon, Director

coming soon.


Loralie Broderick - Director

coming soon.


Leah Yuong - Director


As Manager, Leah drove regional systems change through facilitating collaborative action. She applies skills such as strategic planning, stakeholder engagement, facilitation, monitoring and evaluation, project management, and more.