WindReach Farm Board Of Directors

Jon Bowles – Chair
Bob Broadstock – Vice Chair
Joe Stokes – Vice Chair
Wes Gill – Treasurer and Secretary
Melissa Gerrits

Joe Stokes

Joe Stokes is the University Registrar at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology. Joe’s portfolio includes the leadership of enrolment management, including admissions, recruitment, financial aid, records, client services, and university-wide student communication. Joe is the past Chair of the Ontario Universities’ Council on Admission, and is the Vice President of the Ontario University Registrars’ Association, where he has led work across the postsecondary sector on retention and student success.  Joe holds a doctoral degree in education from Western University, and has been a member of the WindReach Farm board since the summer of 2017. Joe is currently working on connecting the Farm to the broader educational community and optimizing programmatic learning outcomes and curriculum for our programs.

Wes Gill

Wes Gill joined the Board in September 2017 after retiring from a career as an Executive/Partner in a global Management Consulting firm and top-tier global Canadian Bank.

Following his graduation from the University of Guelph and York University’s Schulich School of Business, Wes continued his studies at the Stern School of Business at New York University and the graduate School of Business at Stanford University.

As a Professional Engineer and Certified Professional Accountant, throughout his career in both the private and public sectors, Wes specialized in corporate governance and oversight, financial services risk management, data analytics and technology, operations and project management and regulatory relations.

Wes brings to WindReach Farm extensive experience in the not-for-profit sector having held numerous Board of Director, Executive and volunteer positions with various national, provincial and local organizations over the years.

Wes is currently leveraging his experience as he works with the Board of Directors and staff to continue to INSPRIRE – EMPOWER – CHANGE LIVES of all those who engage WindReach Farm.