Our membership is our strength and nowhere is this more evident than in the calibre of our Board. Here's a quick glimpse at the volunteers who give so much of their time to make Share the Road a positive force for change in Ontario.
John Scott - Production Team Leader, Chrystler Canada (Chair)
John Scott is a life long resident of Windsor-Essex and recently moved into the City of Windsor with his wife Michele, and 2 children, Connor and Abby. John is employed at Chrysler Canada's Windsor Assembly Plant as a Production Team Leader as well as an active member of Chrysler's Workplace Wellness Committee, facilitating the Bike 2 Work program at the plant.
John served as a Municipal Councillor in Essex between 2010-2014 where he was a champion for healthy and active living and a key promoter of the County Wide Active Transportation System. Having also served on the Essex Region Conservation Authority during this term, John was a strong supporter of implementing the Smoke Free ban at local conservation areas. John continues to lead an active lifestyle by running half marathons and completing long distance cycling trips. He also volunteers with Sun County Minor Lacrosse and is a Lay Reader in Formation in the Anglican Church.
Sue Shikaze - Health Promoter, Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit (Past-Chair)
Sue Shikaze lives in Haliburton County, a rural area located about two hours north of Toronto. She works as a Health Promoter with the Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge (HKPR) District Health Unit. A significant part of her work is advocating for and planning to create communities that are more walking and cycling-friendly. She works closely with two community coalitions, the Communities in Action Committee, which she chairs, and the Haliburton Highlands Cycling Coalition. Most recently, she worked with the County of Haliburton on an extensive Share the Road project which received a 2010 Sustainable Communities Award from the Federation of Canadian Municipalities.
Sue believes in the importance of creating supportive environments to encourage people of all ages to walk and cycle more, and promotes the health benefits of active transportation and cycling throughout the community. Sue is an avid cyclist, runner and skier, and uses all these activities for transportation, fitness and recreation.
Case Bassie - Retired Contract Engineer/Administrator for Ontario Power Generation (Treasurer)
Case is retired and lives in St. Davids, Niagara-on –the Lake, having moved there in 2015 after 14 years in Haliburton County. As a contract engineer with OPG Case was a team leader involved in the procurement of major mechanical equipment and on-site equipment maintenance and refurbishment services in the nuclear environment. After retiring in 2003, he was a consultant in this service for a number of years.
In retirement, Case served as the Treasurer on the Board of Directors for Canoe FM, a community service radio station locally operated by volunteers, located in Haliburton, Ontario. He also volunteered 12 years with the Soyers Lake Ratepayers Association acting as Treasurer and for the last three years as President.
Case has been very active in cycling, curling, golf, pickleball and hockey. He believes in a very active lifestyle to maintain both mental and physical fitness in the senior years. He lives with his wife of 47 years, has 2 daughters and 3 grandchildren. Case is an avid cyclist and is also a member of the Niagara Freewheelers Cycling Club. Having been a very active cyclist in both Haliburton and Niagara, he has seen the benefits that Share The Road has achieved in advocating for cycling in Ontario.
J. David McLaughlin, MES, MCIP, RPP - Senior Project Manager and Partner, MMM Group
Dave McLaughlin is a Senior Project Manager and Partner at MMM Group and has over 23 years of experience in the transportation and land use planning fields. Dave is a multi-modal transportation planner and has extensive experience in preparing transportation master plans, cycling and trail system network strategies and design guidelines, as well as transit and TDM planning and policy. He is one of MMM’s leading national urban mobility and complete streets specialists and is often involved in projects from the planning and approval stage through functional and detailed design stage.
Dave is a full member of the Canadian Institute of Planners and the Institute of Transportation Engineers, a member of ITE’s Pedestrian and Bicycle Council, a member of the Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals (APBP) and sits on the Ontario Traffic Council’s Active Transportation Committee. He regularly advises public and private sector clients on land development and draft subdivision and site plan designs, including those seeking LEED accreditation for sustainable and active transportation planning and infrastructure design. In addition to his extensive experience project managing assignments, Dave often provides technical support to many of the firm’s multi-disciplinary teams for transportation engineering assignments across Canada. Dave is a co-author of Ontario Traffic Manual Book 18: Cycling Facilities (2013) and the Ministry of Transportation of Ontario’s Bikeway Design Manual (2014) and is also a past Chair of MMM Group’s annual United Way campaign.
Ian Brisbin - Partner, Mackesy, Smye, LLP
Ian Brisbin has a long-standing commitment to volunteerism to better his community. Recently he has served as the Chair of the Board of Directors of the Royal Botanical Gardens and is an active member with the Hamilton Law Association, the United Way Legal Committee, Melrose Unite Church, SoBi Hamilton Bike Share, Paris to Ancaster Bike Race Advisory Board and the City of Burlington's Canada Day Celebration. Ian joined the Share the Road Board in April 2015 and brings 15+ years of professional and volunteer experience to Share the Road's work. In addition to his volunteer contributions to the community and cycling in Hamilton, Ian is a cyclist on the road, mountain bike trails, for transportation and for pleasure. Ian sees bicycles as an agent for positive social change and is mindful of how we all need to work to create the conditions to allow cycling to safey flourish in Ontario.
Patrick "Bear" Maloney - Semi Retired IT Executive & long time Cycling Advocate
Patrick was born and raised in Toronto and currently lives in Grimsby (Niagara) with plans to move to Prince Edward County in 2017. He is President of the Grimsby Active Transportation Committee, a long time member of the Regional Niagara Cycling Committee and is a Past Chair of the City of Toronto Cycling Committee.
Patrick held Senior Management positions with Apple Computer in Canada and Australia for 12 years and has held licenses in the Brokerage, Real Estate and Insurance Industries.
Patrick sees cycling as transportation, a hobby, a sport and a passion. He has travelled extensively throughout the world and cycle toured in Ontario, England, Europe, the US, Australia and New Zealand. His commitment to Cycling advocacy, to making cycling safer for all and to increase the utilitarian use of the bicycle in Ontario is why he has joined the board of Share the Road.
When not cycling and travelling Patrick enjoys music, movies, animation art, reading, good food and the companionship of Gillian his life partner of over 40 years.
Ben Gomberg - Manager of Active Transportation, City of Mississauga
I've been the Manager of the Active Transportation Office at the City of Mississauga since May 2016. I'm originally from Montreal - a great city for cycling - but defected to the U.S. and worked 17 years as Chicago's Bicycle Program Coordinator. I'm thrilled to be home and involved in the Share the Road Coalition.
What do I want the most? That my 7 year old twins and all Ontario kids feel comfortable biking on our streets. That they enjoy the freedom and joys of cycling. That they realize that our roads are not just for cars, but should be shared with cyclists, pedestrians and transit users.
I'm involved with the Share the Road Cycling Coalition because it's the best group in Ontario to make the changes we need to encourage cycling. It's a pleasure working with a great Board of Directors and Executive Director.