Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors is composed of six local professionals with expertise in various fields that combine to create an enthusiastic group with one common goal of providing housing for individuals living with mental and/or physical disabilities.

Barb Gjos, President

Barb Gjos is the founder and President of PossAbility community Homes. She is a Communications Consultant & Owner of Natural Abilities with over 10 years professional experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities. Barb is also a parent of a young man with autism and was president of the Sault Ste. Marie Chapter of Autism Ontario for 10 years. She is a life-long member of Autism Ontario and member of Community Living Algoma.

Barb is the team leader and active participant on this poroject. She will volunteer an integral part of the planning, development and operational process. Her expertise and knowledge of the individuals that will be residing in the housing complex will be invaluable. Also, Barb's knowledge and experience in property management from her years spent working for Bell Canada will assist her in managing ongoing operations of the housing complex.

Randy Spurway, Vice President

(November 16th, 2009)

Randy Spurway was appointed as Vice President on May 13, 2014. He is also the chair of the "Extreme Build" Project Committee.

Adam Chevis, Treasurer

(November 16th, 2009)

Adam Chevis, a Senior Accountant with Deloitte & Touche, holds the position of Treasurer and monitors and advises the Board on all financial matters regarding PCH, including tax and accounting issues.

Valerie Uchmanowicz, Secretary

(March 22nd, 2011)

Val Uchmanowicz is retired from Sault College, in Sault Ste. Marie, and holds the position of secretary and records all facts and minutes of all proceedings n the books kept for that purpose. Val is also the chair of the Tenant Guidelines & Selection Committee.

Bradley McCaig, Director

(April 17th, 2011)

Brad McCaig, logistics Coordinator, Flakeboard Company Limited, is a member at large and a member of the "Extreme Build" Project Committee. Brad is responsible for hte coordination of the voolunteer workforce and will assist Rod Jarrett, Project Supervisor, with the overall project schedule.

Sophie Phillips, Director

(April 17th, 2011)



Board of Advisors

PossAbility Community Homes also has a Board of Advisors that work together with the Board of Directors on specific projects and tasks that PossAbility Community Homes undertakes.

  • Tim Gjos - Tim Gjos Carpentry, "Extreme Build" Project Committee.
  • Ron Spurway - Ron Spurway Contracting, "Extreme Build" Project Committee.
  • Tiffany Fleming - HR at Sault Area Hospital, Tenant Selection Committee.
  • Rhonda Miskiw - Community Living Algoma, Tenant Selection Committee.
  • Rod Jarrett - Rod Jarrett Construction, Project Supervisor and member of the "Extreme Build" Project Committee.
  • Sandi Wheeler - Chair, Fundraising & Marketing Committee. 
  • Shaylan Spurway - Fundraising & Marketing Committee.