We are pleased to present you with our Board of Directors who make the Kinsmen Foundation of BC possible.

Philip Jewell

Executive Director

30 year Member of Coquitlam Kinsmen, Past President
Past Treasurer and Chair of the Foundation

Past Kinsmen Governor BC & Yukon.
Treasurer for Kin Canada Foundation
Director and Past Chair for Coquitlam Kinsmen Housing Society
Past Chair for Festival Coquitlam
Director Protocol, 2016 55+ Games, Coquitlam
Retired as Director Services and Real Estate General Paint Corporation after 42 years

Ron Skuggedal

Vice Chair of Board

Ron is President of Viking Construction Ltd (57 years strong) operating out of Prince George and Kitimat. Ron has been a member of the Kinsmen Club of Kitimat for 14 years. As a Kinsmen Ron’s major cause is to raise funds for the Kinsmen foundation of BC to assist as best he can people in need to provide them with a better quality of life. In 2016 Ron was elected by his kinsmen peers to the board of the Kinsmen Foundation. Ron’s goal as a board member is to raise additional funding beyond the KF annual support structure to grow its stand-alone legacy fund with the strength to support those with disabilities well into the future. Ron would say while there are numerous worthwhile charities to support all one can do is ask for your financial support to enhance our cause to help those with difficulties to assist them to attain a feeling of freedom to do more.

Steve Kalugin

Treasurer

Kin Canada – Life Member, Hal Rogers Fellow
Past Executive Member, District 5 Kin

Co-Chair, BC Children’s Hospital Foundation, Port Alberni Chapter
Past recipient – Port Alberni Volunteer of the Year
Insurance Advisor, Coastal Community Insurance Services
Proud stepdad to 2 wonderful daughters, and Grampa to 4 grandkids.

In our spare time we love cycling and camping.

Ruth Marzetti

Director

Executive Director of BCITS
Ruth has been in the position since November 2015. Ruth has a long career of managing nonprofit organizations in Vancouver and London, England. Ruth has been on the Board of the Kinsmen Foundation since 2016. She enjoys fundraising for the Kinsmen Annual Golf Tournament. When she is not working Ruth can be found spending time with her family, she likes to cycle and generally stay active.

Stephen Nahirnick

Director

Bio Coming Soon

Scott Wood

Chair of Board

Senior Sales Rep Digi Canada
Chairman of the Kinsmen Foundation of BC
Life member of the Victoria Kinsmen joined in 1995
Slo Pitch National Area Director for Vancouver Island since 2005
Received B.C. Hall of Honour Award March 2019
Scott is married to wife Shannon and has 2 children Matthew and Morgan

John Meneghello

Director

President & Owner of JLM Marketing Limited.
Director & Chair College of Dietitians of British Columbia
Director, Crossroads Hospice Society
Life Member of Kin Canada
Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal
Silver Medal Bearer Rick Hansen 25 th Anniversary Relay
Formerly: Canada 150 Community Leader, Sgt of Arms BC 55+ Games, President, Vancouver Transportation
Club, Chair, Coquitlam Public Library Board of Trustees, Chair, Kinsmen Foundation of BC, City of Coquitlam
Economic Development Committee, Chair, Juvenile Diabetes Golf Classic, Kinsmen, Rotarian.

Ruth Manz

Director

Office Coordinator/Team Leader – Canada Life Insurance Company

28 years working in disability insurance

Member of the Kinsmen Club of Coquitlam since 2016

Served 2 terms as President of the Club and 1 term each as Secretary and Vice President

Actively involved in all club activities and was co-chair of the 2019 District Kinvention

Todd Watson

Director

Todd has been a member of Kin Canada/Kinsmen Club of Port Coquitlam since 2001. He has had one previous director position and is a current Government of BC employee. Todd has walked the Mother’s March as a child with Kin Father and is a huge supporter of the Kinsmen Foundation golf tournament.

Lonny Wiebe

Director

I currently live in the Bulkley Valley in beautiful Telkwa, BC. I am married to a beautiful wife named Charlotte and we have a 19 year old daughter and twin 16 year old boys. I work in the Financial Services industry where I currently
manage a community market consisting of four seperate retail bank branches. I have been with the same industry and company for over 27 years and my company is very supportive of my passion and journey with Kin. That leads me to my career with Kin. I first joined Kin through the Vanderhoof Kinsmen in 1997 and within a few months was on the club executive. As with many of us long tenured Kin, I’ve had experience with every club level position available through my time in Kin. President and Treasurer have been the most commonly held club level positions during my duration. I moved to Mackenzie in 2005 where I transferred to the Mackenzie Kin Club, returned to Vanderhoof Kinsmen in 2012, and transferred to the Bulkley Valley Kinsmen in 2019. It wasn’t until 2013 when I finally came to the
stage in my life where I was able to make the commitment at a District level as Deputy Governor, followed by a term as District Treasurer, a 2nd term as Deputy Governor, a term as District Secretary, and just finished two consecutive terms as
District Governor. During my time as a Director on the Kinsmen Foundation of BC board during my term as Governor, I had the opportunity to see first hand all the amazing things this Foundation does and the many lives positively impacted. It really opened my eyes as to how important it is for us as Kin to continue supporting and growing our Foundation to ensure we continue maximizing our potential. The applications for assistance far exceeds the resources we have and as such, we must do whatever we can to meet the growing demand. I take great pride in being on the board and offering my assistance wherever possible. I have always had a strong passion for Kin and the Kinsmen Foundation of BC, and am so very grateful for the opportunity to serve on the board int this capacity.