2018 BNHA EXECUTIVE
Geneviève Schirm-Joyce ~ President and Pool Manager
I have a BMus in music performance (cello) as well as a BA in French from Wilfrid Laurier University. I then went on to do my Masters in Suzuki Pedagogy at the University of Denver.
I am the founder of Suzuki Talent Education of Waterloo (STEW) along with 2 other colleagues. We provide music lessons using the Suzuki method. I teach children as young as 2 years old all the way up to beginner adults. I have a passion for teaching and bringing the best out of people in a nurturing and caring environment. I was also a lifeguard for 10 years, and worked at various pools around the region. I I have taught swimming lessons to all ages, am a trained Aquafit instructor and have been both a head lifeguard and manager. I worked as manager at Beechwood North for 2 years before volunteering to be on the executive as Vice-President (and now as President) and worked directly with the lifeguards and tennis instructors.
As a child we moved to Beechwood North 25 years ago and I grew up in this fantastic community. I knew that I wanted my children to experience the same type of neighbourhood connections and so I decided to move back.
Shelley Murphy ~ Vice President
Katarina Loncar ~ Treasurer
Melissa Davis-Capka ~ Secretary
Melissa specializes in strategy, purchasing, operations management, and negotiations with over a decade of experience from the pharmaceutical and food industries. She holds an MBA from the University of Amsterdam and a BA in Supply Chain Management from Michigan State University. She can often be found digging in the garden with her kids or out enjoying nature with her family.
William Demaiter ~ Facilities Manager