Board of Directors

Jim Gordon

Jim Gordon is a well known figure in the City of Greater Sudbury. He was the amalgamated City’s first mayor, a former MPP and a past ParkSide Centre Board Chair. Since his retirement from politics, Jim has continued to serve to serve his community in a variety of ways; as chair of NetCentral, a not-for-profit community based network operating in Northern Ontario. He also served as chair of ParkSide Older Adult Centre from 2010 to 2011, and as a member of the board from 2007 to 2011. In 2005, he served as honorary co-chair of the Sudbury Samaritan Centre. He was a member of the board of Northern Artists Gallery/Artists on Elgin, and was a member of the executive committee of the Northern Ontario School of Medicine from 2003 to 2011. He currently sits on the Board of the Sudbury Theatre Centre, St. Patrick’s Church Health Council and the Former Parliamentarians.

Denise Hyde

Denise Hyde is recently retired from the Sudbury and District Health Unit, where she worked as a Public Health Nurse for almost 31 years. She has a passion for health promotion and has had the opportunity to implement many health promoting programs over her career. These include programs such as Tobacco Use Cessation, Nutrition Tools for Schools, Kids Have Stress Too, and Healthy Kids/Healthy Schools.

She also enjoys volunteering at Westmount Retirement Residence, where she offers monthly card making classes for the residents.

Maria Bozzo

Retired in 2009 after enjoying 35 years with the Federal Public Service, Maria Bozzo has had extensive involvement in labour market training programs, as well as income support programs and immigration settlement. Her crowning achievement as Director of Service Canada in Sudbury was setting up and leading the local EI Call Centre, one of only 10 national call centres at the time. Community and volunteer work has included serving on the board of the Sudbury Family YMCA, as an ex-officio member of the Sudbury Homelessness Task Force, and the Local Training and Adjustment Board, and as a member of the Ontario Federal Council. Currently, Maria serves on the board for the NE-CCAC.

Doug Chase

Doug Chase has been married for 53 years, has 4 children, 14 grand children and 2 great grand children. He was previously employed with Natural Auto League for over 30 years as a financial advisor, held top positions with the Creighton Lively elks and the Provincial Body for over 30 years. Hobbies include; Fastball, Hockey, Broomball and having fun entertaining people with my music. I now return to the ParkSide to bring seniors together and show them a place where they can enjoy their lives in harmony with great food and entertainment. We welcome all seniors to come and join us.

Jack Decorby

Since 1975, when Jack and his wife arrived in Sudbury, he has been an active member of the community. Jack was the Manager of the Sudbury Weather Office for Environment Canada, retiring in 1998. He has been an active volunteer with the Rotary Club, United Way, Cancer Society, Salvation Army, etc. He is currently involved with the Bridge of Nations, replacing and repairing flags and is returning to the ParkSide Centre Board of Directors.

Louise Hickey

Louise is a retired teacher from Cambrian College in the Physical Fitness Management and Paramedic Programs. She still teaches on a part-time basis and has started her own business – Fit Four Life Consulting and Health Promotion. Louise is a Master Trainer for Urban Poling Inc and The Canadian Association for the Advancement of Women in Sport and Physical Activity for Women 55-70+. She is a member of Physical Activity Roundtable for Affordable Recreation and has been on a number of boards and advisory committees at the Sudbury and District Health Unit concerning Heart Health, and Healthy Schools and Healthy Kids. She has a passion for promoting healthy activity living and making an impact on the lives of people in regards to health and well-being.

Alison Hardie

My husband and I moved to Sudbury (The Valley) from Barrie in 2003. We both have an abiding love of books, writing and photography. I've worked as a teacher in both private and public schools, a Registered Massage Therapist, a personal chef/nutritional consultant and done a little work in sales. I garden whenever I can and sew whenever I can't garden. I've just started volunteering again since I discovered the Park Side Centre in September 2012.

Rosemary Snow

I am a retired pharmacist (after 43 years of practice) with practical and management experience. In that capacity, I have provided counsel to patients about their health and medications. As a supervisor, I have provided leadership to over 30 people and developed programs at a large teaching hospital In Toronto. I was also a small business owner in Sudbury for five years.

Narayan Mamidi

Narayan Mamidi is a Ground Controls Engineer at Vale. He has been volunteering with the India Canada Association for 12 years, the last six serving as treasurer. He has also volunteered for the Sudbury Multicultural and Folk Arts Association, Sudbury Prarthana Samaj and the Canadian Cancer Society.

Bela Ravi

Bela Ravi is a long time ParkSide supporter and fundraiser and has filled the same role with a number of other community organizations. She currently sits on the Boards of the Sudbury Multicultural and Folk Arts Association, Sudbury Prarthana Samaj, Ontario Arts Council, and Laurentian University.

Pat Beatty

Pat Beatty moved to Sudbury in 1971 to teach at Confederation Secondary School and only planned to stay in Sudbury for a brief period of time, but forty-two years later she is still here. She met her husband, Ian, here and now two of their three children and two grandchildren live here. Pat enjoyed her teaching career and extra activities involved in teaching. She was actively involved with the OSSTF for quite a few years. She joined the ParkSide Center last fall and enjoyed attending a fitness class three times a week and looks forward to serving as a member of the Board of Directors.