Board Members & Organizational Structure

The Rayjon Board

The Rayjon Board of Directors is a volunteer, elected board that meets monthly to discuss and make decisions on issues pertinent to the organization. Specific responsibilities are described below. Board members are expected to attend Board meetings and contribute in a manner which advances Rayjon, in the most effective way possible, to achieve its vision, mission and goals.

President (Non-voting): John Barnfield

Chairperson: Ann Tuplin

Past Chair and Eyeglass Liaison: Den Shannon

Vice Chairperson: vacant

Secretary and Eyeglass Liaison: Mary Weerdenburg

Financial Director: John Spinozzi

Medical and Safety Advisor: Dr. Glen Maddison

Trips Director: Bryce McGarvey

Project Director: Debbie Austin

CEC Liaison: Joanna Catterson

Member at Large: Brian Rea

Member at Large: Cheryl DeGroot

Member at Large: Terry DeMarco

Executive Director (non-voting): Heather Smith

Organizational Structure

Please view the Rayjon Organogram 2017


Trips Committee: The trips committee reviews all requests for Rayjon Trips including Awareness Trips, Work Trips and Project Engagement Trips and makes recommendations to the Board with respect to the approval of trips, trip safety and policy.

Community Engagement Committee: This Committee is responsible for fundraising, outreach/awareness, and coordinating volunteering for events. Sub-Committees include:

Fall Fair Committee – Organizes and executes the Rayjon Fall Fair, one of Rayjon’s biggest fundraisers. The Fall Fair takes place in September.

Pasta Fest Committee – Organizes and executes the Pasta Fest each November since 2011

Finance Team: The Finance team is comprised of the Financial Director, the Executive Director and those volunteers within Rayjon who carry out financial activities including donation acceptance, trips accounting, account reconciling and audit readiness. The team provides a coordinating function and assists the Finance Director in his role.

Rayjon Projects Committee: This Committee works with the Project Director and Project Manager to oversee the three Community Development projects supported by Rayjon, and recommends an Annual Project Budget to the Board.

Fund Development Committee: Provides strategic recommendations to the Board of Directors and committees of Rayjon Share Care regarding fund development in order to ensure long-term financial stability.

The Eyeglass Program: The Rayjon Eyeglass Program is coordinated by a committee of volunteers who meet regularly to plan all activities related to Eyeglass Trips. It takes many volunteers in Canada who receive, clean, sort, and enter glasses into a database for use in clinics.