• Board of Directors

  • *Headshots courtesy of Chamber Member photos/MikeBarrett
  • Georgina Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors 2024-2025
  • Christine Burton*  |  Board Chair

    Christine Burton - Sales Representative - Royal LePage Your Community Realty

    Biography: Christine Burton has the pleasure of helping people in this community sell and find their dream homes. Her job is very fulfilling and allows her to meet a lot of wonderful people. Christine has lived in Keswick since the Fall of 1994 and has volunteered with the Soccer Programme, Hockey, Boy Scouts and at the Keswick High School Parent Council. She has been a member of the Chamber Board of Directors since 2013, and has sat on various committees including Finance, Networking & Events, Advocacy, Tourism and the Nomination Committees. Christine is a firm believer in giving back to the community and enjoys promoting Georgina when she can to whom she can. She is honoured to serve as a Director again this year.

  • Wei Hwa,             Vice Chair

    Century 21 TeamWei.ca

  • Biography Biography

    Wei is a well-respected real estate broker in the community, with satellite offices in Keswick and Sutton. He specializes in residential, commercial and land. He is thrilled and honoured to be a part of the Georgina Chamber of Commerce, bringing with him fresh set of ideas to the business community.

    Wei and his team are regularly giving back to this wonderful community. Contributing to various local initiatives such as Food Drives, Toy Drives, Keswick/Sutton Santa Claus Parade, Home Show, pumpkin giveaway, annual community skate and fundraisers, to name a few. His knowledge and background in business and marketing is very fitting in promoting Georgina as the best place to live, work and play! He looks forward being able to continue to play an integral part of promoting everything that Georgina has to offer!

  • Zaheeda Rahim,  Director

    Affordable Car Rental and Sales

  • Biography Biography

    Zaheeda Rahim has been a resident of Georgina for over 20 years and operates Affordable Car Rental and Sales, prior to which she served in Administration for a private sector for over 20 years where she acquired experiences in customer service, network marketing, and fundraising. She is one of the founders of a non-profit organization called York Region Muslim, helping communities in the York Region area. Locally, she also serves our community as a Georgina Community Ambassador for Georgina Action Table, as well as being a returning member of the Georgina Chamber of Commerce board of directors. 

  • Melissa Sedore,  Director

    Dental Hygiene on Demand

  • Biography Biography

    Melissa Sedore is an Independent Dental Hygienist and the owner-operator of Dental Hygiene on Demand (DHOD), a home-based dental hygiene office located in central Keswick since 2019.

    DHOD is an alternate option to DH care providing all of the services you would receive at a traditional dentist’s office - including direct billing - but in their own comfortable and relaxing space.  They are an advocate for their profession and want to spread the word that YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO CHOOSE YOUR DENTAL HYGIENIST!  DHOD has proudly supported Georgina Minor Hockey for the past 2 years by sponsoring both the Georgina Golden Hawks and the Georgina Blaze.

    They have participated in numerous GCOC events including BreakNets and After 5s, as well as being a panel speaker at the 2022 WWWIB Conference and having a booth at the Stilettos and Sneakers event.  Melissa is also currently an active member on the GCOC Marketing Committee.

  • Naomi Davison, Council Appointed Rep

    Town of Georgina

  • Biography Biography

    A resident of Georgina since 2000, Naomi is currently serving her third term as a part of Georgina’s council.  She has operated a small education business in Keswick for over 15 years and worked in health care during the pandemic.  Naomi is excited to be working with the chamber again, having served as council representative during the 2010-2014 term.

  • Kevin Draper, Director 

    Kinsmen of Georgina

  • Biography Biography

    Kevin Draper is representing the Kinsmen of Georgina. He has been a member for over 30 years and has held all executive positions as well as being on the Kinsmen District Council. He is a past president and life member of minor hockey. Professionally he is the Director of Sales for ABUS Canada a lock company headquartered in Germany as well as the Eastern Regional Sales Manager for SECCAN a Canada wide supplier of security hardware.

  • Jim Beechey
  • Jim Beechey*,      Past Chair

    Beechtree Marketing Inc.

  • Biography Biography

    Jim Beechey has resided in York Region almost 35 years and a resident of Georgina for the last 14 years.

    His professional carer extends over 50 years divided between the corporate universe in senior and executive management roles with large domestic organizations and multi-nationals and for more than 20 years overseeing the creation and successful enterprise BEECHTREE MARKETING INC (that has recently suspended operation). Core to all endeavours has been Corporate Oversight, Marketing and Government Affairs (part time as a lobbyist) expertise!

    Gevin a very robust business carer there has not been a year where Jim, has not been giving back as a community volunteer serving on a variety of committees and boards of directors.

    Current commitments include Georgina Chamber of Commerce, Skills Training Center, and Central County Tourism, as a member of their respective Boards of Directors plus committees; filling a committee role with Community Futures Eastern Network, SOS Georgina, and a member of Simcoe Shores Toastmasters.

    in the recent past he has been highly active with Southlake Community Futures, member of Georgina Economic Development Committee including term as Chair, Championed Heart & Stroke Fundraising in Keswick, member of the Optimist Club. Additionally, time has been dedicated to ensuring that residents of Georgina have access to the health care, having served as the Chair Health Georgina and Georgina Health Care Committee.

  • Biography Biography

    Alicia is a seasoned mortgage professional with 18 years of experience in finance. She has mastered skills to provide personalized and strategic financial solutions for homeowners. Her commitment goes beyond securing a mortgage; it's about understanding unique financial situations, aspirations, and tailoring a plan that suits individual needs.

    She prides herself on professionalism, transparency, and unwavering dedication to client satisfaction. By staying abreast of market trends, regulations, and leveraging a vast network of lenders, she ensures clients receive the most competitive rates and terms available.

    In addition to her professional profile, she is a wife, and mother to two kids. She has a passion for family, food, books and learning.

    She is a firm believer in the importance of community engagement and giving back. She has actively participated in initiatives aimed at promoting financial literacy, affordable housing, and community development. As a board member, she is committed to advocating for initiatives that positively impact both the industry and the communities we serve.

  • Apryl Jones,  Director

    Naturally Enchanted

  • Biography Biography

    A member of the Georgina community since moving here in 2014, Apryl, along with her husband Cameron and their beloved cat Tiggy, were quick to call the area home.

    Through her love of making connections with others and her eagerness in learning about local culture and history, she has cultivated a strong bond to the community so near to her heart. Setting down roots, she started her own business within the years that followed. Aptly named Naturally Enchanted, she is able to share her talents and teachings within the community.  Committed to bringing community together and to give back, Apryl launched Hidden Gems in 2021, a free scavenger hunt for crystal throughout the municipality as well at the Small-Town Big Heart Raffle in support of the Georgina Food Pantry. Apryl believes there is a place for everyone in Georgina and strives to create to an inclusive environment where everyone can be themselves and grow for their highest and greatest good.

  • Ana Corrales, Director

    Epic Party Rentals & Decor

  • Biography Biography

    Coming Soon!

  • Cristina Liu, Town Appointed Rep.

    Town of Georgina

  • Biography Biography

    Cristina Liu is an experienced marketing and promotions coordinator at the Town of Georgina's Economic Development and Tourism Office, specializing in tourism development.

    With over seven years of dedicated service, Cristina has actively supported entrepreneurship in the community.

    As the creative mind behind two award-winning events, "Taste of Georgina" and "Field to Table," Cristina has showcased her ability to blend innovation with strategic planning. Her passion for travel and tourism drives her vision to position Georgina as the premier tourist destination in York Region.

    Cristina Liu's commitment to Georgina's economic and cultural growth, along with her belief in its untapped potential, makes her a key player in shaping the Town's tourism future. Her contributions continue to make a lasting impact on the community, fostering both economic development and a vibrant tourism sector.

  • Justin Zielonko,      Director

    Elpida Cafe & Roastery

  • Biography Biography

    Justin has been a resident of Georgina for almost a decade, originally moving to Keswick to be closer to his girlfriend, now wife (and partner in business), Amanda. Justin and Amanda first opened up Elpida Cafe and Roastery in 2018, with the goal of not only serving high quality beverages and coffee beans, but also aiming to make positive impact in the local community, through donating a portion of sales.

    Justin has been serving as a director on the Georgina Chamber of Commerce for over 2 years, as well as serving on the local tourism committee.

  • Natalia Zammitti, Director

    Natalia Zammitti - Exp Realty Brokerage

  • Biography Biography

    Natalia Zammitti is an outgoing businesswoman who has attained many accolades as a Real Estate professional in York Region, most recently being recognized as EXP Realty's top 50 performers across Canada and is ranked in the Top 1% by the Toronto Regional Real Estate Board. She is also the proud founder of the Georgian Farmers market and has been the feature of various media spotlights for her business accomplishments.

    Natalia grew up in Pefferlaw and has lived and worked most of her life throughout York Region, her vast experience in real estate comes from her impeccable work ethic and her unfailing desire to serve her community and clients, those who have worked with her in any capacity know that she seemingly never stops.

    "My focus as a real estate agent is understanding those I am working with, and helping clients make the smartest real estate investing decisions possible. My aim is to make the process, whether buying or selling real estate, stress-free and understandable from start to finish. I really do thrive on being in a position to serve others."

    Natalia is a proud wife and mother of two boys, and when not being a home matchmaker you can often find her around town at events with her family, at the Georgina Farmers' Market, sweating it out on her Peleton, or best of all with her nose in a new favourite book.

  • Daniel Gauthier, Director

    TwinBytes Inc

  • Biography Biography

    Daniel originally went to college for Law Enforcement, but ended up in computers which was his true love all along. Isn’t it a coincidence that he now owns a successful company that, among other things, provides protection against those online criminals?

    Daniel has won multiple awards for #1 computer repair, he is also the author of a book called Tech-Knowledgy which was self-published in 2009.  This book got Daniel on Rogers DayTime, Breakfast Television and a regular guest speaker for some time on CKWR Waterloo radio.  Recently now published a password manager journal in 2023 and working on releasing his first online course on cyber security within the next week in January 2024.

  • Nate Cantor, Treasurer

    D. Nathan Cantor, CPA

  • Biography Biography

    A resident of Georgina since 1990, Nate has been self-employed since 1992.  He obtained his C.G.A designation (now referred as a CPA) in 1994 and has 2 offices, one in Richmond Hill and one in the city of Toronto.  His clients are individuals and owner-manager corporations.

    Professional services rendered:

    1) Management and bookkeeping consultations

    2) Income tax advisory services for small business corporations and individuals

    3) Preparation and filing of corporate and personal tax returns.

    4) Preparation and filing of clients’ HST returns.

    5) Preparation of clients’ T4, T5 summaries and supplementary slips.

    He graduated from Humber College with a radio broadcasting diploma in 1984. Has previously served as Secretary-Treasurer for the Georgina Chamber of Commerce.  As principal for Len Lombardi CPA, he also oversaw the audit of GCOC for several years.