REACH Niagara is overseen and guided by a knowledgeable Board of Directors that is committed to helping make Niagara a more supportive place for all.
Join the REACH Niagara Board of Directors! We are currently seeking a Treasurer. The Treasurer is primarily responsible for providing strategic direction regarding REACH Niagara’s finances including compliance with any funding and legislative requirements. Learn more about the position here. If you are interested, please submit an expression of your interest and attach your resume to Francine Geikie, Nominations Committee, at email@example.com
REACH Niagara Board of Directors
Frank Ruberto, Chair
Frank currently works as the Executive Director of the Niagara Medical Group Family Health Team, a position he has held since 2016. As a health care executive in Niagara Region, Frank sees firsthand the benefits that REACH provides to the community. Frank holds an undergraduate degree in psychology from Brock University, a master’s degree in health care leadership from York University, and a certificate in medical office administration from Niagara College. In addition to serving on the board for Niagara Children’s Centre, Frank also serves as the board president for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Niagara , and as board president of the Ontario Medical Group Management Association. Frank lives in Niagara Falls and in his spare time enjoys practicing and teaching yoga.
Neil Cosby, Director
Neil is a seasoned Senior Human Resources professional with experience across a variety of industries in the private sector and non-profit sector as well as unionized workplaces, . His background includes systems review, development and re-design in recruitment/talent acquisition, training/organizational development, health & safety/wellness, labour and employee relations and performance management. As well as consulting to business on a variety of HR areas, Neil is a former Adjunct Professor at Niagara College and Humber College where he teaches HR in the respective institutions’ School of Business. Prior to a career in HR, Neil worked in the social services sector as a front-line worker and manager. He worked with homeless populations and youth.
Gillian Dilts, Director
Gillian (she/her/hers) has worked for Niagara Region Public Health for the past 13 years, starting her career as a Public Health Inspector. After working on the frontline for seven years, she transitioned to a team leader role, specializing in infection prevention and control. In 2020, Gill moved into a leadership role in Environmental Health, focusing on quality assurance and continuous quality improvement. Gill has a bachelor of applied science degree, majoring in Public Health and Safety from Toronto Metropolitan University, a bachelor of science degree, majoring in Health Studies and a master’s degree in Public Health from the University of Waterloo. Born and raised in Niagara, Gill is passionate about public health, her community, and improving health equity amongst marginalized and vulnerable populations. Gill loves an adventure and can be found hiking, biking, and running across the region or spending time with her French Bulldog, Theodore.
Ashleigh Doyle, Director
Ashleigh Doyle is a Marketing and Communications Manager at United Way Niagara. With over 12 years of experience in the non-profit sector, Ashleigh is knowledgeable about the multitude of barriers facing vulnerable people in our community. Ashleigh has a solid track record of creating and implementing comprehensive successful campaigns raising awareness and funds for vital programs addressing poverty. As a member of the board, Ashleigh looks forward to bringing her expertise and passion for social equity to the table, utilizing resources available to elevate the organization’s position as a crucial piece of Niagara’s healthcare landscape.
Amanda Fyfe, Director
Amanda Fyfe is a Chartered Professional Accountant with over 20 years’ experience both practicing and teaching accounting. Amanda spent the first 13 years of her career at the Niagara Health System before moving into teaching accounting at local colleges. Currently, Amanda is a Manager of Program Financial Support at the Niagara Region overseeing Public Health, Emergency Services and Community Services, which encompasses the Homelessness and Social Assistance programs, Long Term Care Homes and Childcare sector. Amanda was born and raised in Niagara, is passionate about her community, and is continually engaged in finding ways to support marginalized and vulnerable populations. As the treasurer of the Board, Amanda is excited to leverage her financial expertise to support REACH Niagara in achieving its community oriented goals.
Francine Geikie, Director
Fran retired from the Niagara Health System/McMaster University after more than thirty years of service. She was a founding member and inaugural regional teaching campus Administrator of the McMaster Medical School in Niagara. She is the co-founder of REACH, Niagara. Fran continues to volunteer in the Niagara Community currently focusing her efforts on REACH Niagara and Hospice Niagara.
Jacob D. A. Harper, Director
Born and raised in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Jacob is proud to serve and work in the community he has long called home. He obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Brock University in 2015, and a Masters of Arts in Law from University of Bristol in the United Kingdom in 2017. While at Bristol, he was a finalist at the university’s mooting competition and was a member of the university’s law school committee where he assisted in organizing events and competitions for students. Jacob also acts as a mentor for fellow international students. Jacob was called to the Ontario Bar in 2019 and began his career working for a small-town firm in Leamington. He joined Daniel & Partners LLP in 2022 and has built a practice working in the areas of Real Estate, Wills & Estates and Corporate Law. In his spare time Jacob enjoys racing sailboats and competes with his brothers in the Shark 24 class. In 2018 they took home the coveted Shark of the Year Trophy for winning the class’s regatta circuit that year. He takes pleasure in learning about history and has travelled extensively while studying abroad. Jacob has a basic proficiency in German as a result of a year-long exchange in Germany before attending post secondary studies.
Billi Moyer, Director
Billi Moyer is an experienced human resources professional who spent the first decade of her career working in the group insurance industry, including roles with one of Canada’s largest privately held benefit and retirement consulting companies and one of the largest investor-owned health services organizations. Over the course of those ten years, Billi saw an exciting opportunity to help organizations get more value from their group benefit plans. Today, as President of Moyer Consulting Group, Billi uses her unique skill set to assist a diverse portfolio of not-for-profit, public and private organizations in creating and executing employee benefits strategies and retirement plans. Moyer Consulting Group’s signature process helps organizations ensure their plan supports their unique goals and culture and keeps pace with the company’s evolution over time.Billi is passionate about serving her community and dedicating time to help others. Billi sits on the Board of Directors for Employment Help Centre and was previously an Auxiliary Board Member for Niagara Region Sexual Assault Centre.
Talia Storm, Director
Talia Storm is a passionate advocate committed to improving lives through her work in the non-profit sector. After leaving Niagara to earn a degree in International Development from York University, Talia relocated to Montreal to create tools and curriculum to further the prevention of HIV. In 2013, Talia returned to the region and accepted a front-line position in the StreetWorks program at Positive Living Niagara providing active opioid users and their networks training in overdose prevention. Talia is currently the Director of StreetWorks Services at Positive Living Niagara, and oversees comprehensive harm reduction work for the agency. She credits her roots in volunteering for helping shape her career path and currently practices her own form of radical self-care as a volunteer leader for the oldest Girl Guide unit in North America.