Erin has participated in virtually all of MADD’s special events, taking on chairmanship of our annual Strides for Change/Walk/Run since it started in 2012. Erin is a tireless volunteer and served as treasurer for five years, as well as taking active rolls in R.I.D.E. programs, Project Red Ribbon, and our yearly White cross display.
Cathy Dobson is a director-at-large after working for two years as MADD Sarnia/Lambton’s administrative assistant. She is a journalist and, on the job, she has seen firsthand the heartbreak and devastation caused by impaired driving. Educating our community and preventing death and injury are priorities for Cathy. “We’ve made a lot of inroads in the fight, but more must be done,” she says. “That’s why I am committed to this cause.” Cathy urges anyone who wants a satisfying and challenging volunteer experience to contact our local MADD office.
After attending our Candle Light Vigil Teri-Lynn started volunteering for various fund raising events. This eventually lead her to joining the board as a director at large in 2017. She strives to bring awareness to our community through MADD special events: Project Red Ribbon, White Crosses, Emergency preparedness day and much more.
Chris Tomkins has participated in many MADD events leading up to him joining the board in Feb 2019. He presents himself to the board as the Agency Manager of the Sarnia Allstate Insurance agency and on behalf of Allstate who, as a company, has a history of supporting the goals of MADD.
As a father of 2 teenage daughters, he believes strongly in the importance of keeping our roads safe from drinking and driving and strives to support MADD through his volunteer work to educate those within our community.
Ainsley has been participating and volunteering with MADD for the last two years and joined the Board in June of 2019. Ainsley works as a Business Development Agent at Allstate Insurance where they have continuously had a strong relationship with MADD. After learning about the services and impact of MADD Sarnia Lambton, Ainsley quickly felt the need to not only volunteer but become a member of the board. She has grown a true passion to inform and keep the roads safe. In a time of having safe rides at our finger tips, there are no excuses for anyone to get behind the wheel while impaired. As a board member her goal is to continue to advocate for MADD and educate the public through our many events and presence in the community.
8Carol joined MADD Sarnia/Lambton as the Administrative Assistant in September 2015. She provides support to the Board members and assists in planning many of the events. She enjoys organizing and maintaining the office as well as being a part of such a great group of people and Organization.
Mary Parkes is a victim, having lost her son Mike in an impaired driving crash in 1997. Three years later she joined MADD Sarnia/Lambton and has served in many capacities including President, Vice-President, and Public Policy Director. Mary teams up every year with volunteer Suzanne Oliver to co-ordinate our Candlelight Vigil.
Mary is a valued member of MADD Sarnia-Lambton and will always be an important part of our Chapter!
Mary stepped down from the board in December 2018.
Natalie joined MADD in 2012 and became our Chapter’s President in 2014. She is a victim/survivor of impaired driving, having been injured in a crash in 2007. Natalie attends countless presentations, relating her experience and educating others. With her leadership, MADD Sarnia/Lambton participates in numerous special events every year.
Social Media Management
Natalie is a valued member of MADD Sarnia-Lambton and will always be an important part of our Chapter!
Natalie stepped down from the board early 2019.
Charmaine started volunteering with MADD Sarnia-Lambton in 2007, following a crash which took the life of her daughter Sarah in April 2006.
Charmaine became a Director at Large in 2017 and Chapter President in 2018. Charmaine takes her position very seriously and hopes engage with the community as a whole.
Her ultimate goal is to help victims/survivors of impaired driving, while educating to prevent the inevitable crashes in the first place!
In 2019 Charmaine completed her training to be a Madd Victim Service Volunteer.
Social Media and Website volunteer
Resigned from the board Nov. 2019
Madd Sarnia/Lambton has room for another board member.
We are seeking someone who truly wants to make a difference whether or not they have been effected by an impaired driver.
This person would be expected to actively attend our monthly board meetings, to share networks, make a personal contribution, be a good advocate, help open doors, invite others to contribute, to take on at least one leadership role and attend important functions whenever possible.
Police check is mandatory.
MADD Sarnia/Lambton is looking for some committed volunteers.
We are in need of occasional as well as permanent volunteers.
Some things you may wish to help out with:
Santa Claus Parade – Candlelight Vigil – Crosses – Voluntary Tolls – R.I.D.E. Program – Fairs – Awareness – Drop off & collection of info & boxes – Fundraising and much more!
Police check is required for most volunteer positions.