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Wheelchair of Hope Foundation Board Officers
As President and CEO of Voice of Victory and Motivational Speaker, John aspires to inspire. He has spoken to numerous NGOs, NPOs, organizations towards implementing vision and launching success. John’s altruistic involvement in philanthropy and interest to make a difference grew from a life transformational work place accident; granting him another chance to live.
John is the Past President of The Rotary Club of Belleville. John is past Director and Alumni with the Quinte Health Care Board of Directors and Belleville General Hospital Foundation. John is a recipient of the 2009/10 Volunteer Award for Excellence in Volunteer Service, Rotary International Presidential Citation, and recipient of the Les Faludy Award of Leadership Excellence. John currently serves as the Past Chair of the Board of Directors for Volunteer Information Quinte, an Advisory-Member of Belleville Municipality Accessibility Advisory Council, and Board Member with Quinte Children’s Foundation.
John is excited and passionate to serve Wheelchair of Hope Foundation as it is another needed opportunity to make positive upward change in peoples’ lives though the freedom of mobility.
Prior to her entrepreneurial activities Dianna had a career as a nurse and then went on to work for a number of years at Proctor and Gamble.
Prior to opening his own business Mr. Wilcox was the Pre Vocational Program Co-ordinator for Serenity House , a residential Drug and Alcohol rehabilitation center (1980-87), overseeing the operation of their non profit workshop and providing workplace assessments for Community & Social Services, Workman’s Compensation, CFB Trenton and Meta Pre-Vocational. Mike Wilcox also developed and taught the course “Antiques 101” (1989-91) for Loyalist College, Belleville, Ontario.
Lauren’s typical work day includes department budgeting/accounts payables, marketing & event planning in-house and community hot leads, supervision of recreation aides, recruiting and training volunteers, overseeing the development and implementation of therapeutic programs that meet the physical, social, emotional, intellectual, spiritual and cultural needs/interests to the older adults within the home, and daily maintaining a close contact with community and volunteer groups.
Lauren’s passion is event planning/marketing for The Richmond and over the years has planned and hosted many events within the home/community. Some of the events Lauren has planned include the Annual Christmas Event, Night of Elegance, Intergenerational Choir Events partnered with Seniors from the community and the children of Holy Rosary Catholic School, Alzheimer Charity Luncheons, Charity Fundraiser partnered with RBC on behalf of the Humane Society, War Bride Ceremony, Remembrance Day Service for the community hosted with Knights of Columbus.