Board of Directors
John Koot - Board Chair
Abbotsford, British Columbia
John Koot, a semi-retired lawyer, practiced corporate/commercial law for
almost 40 years as a partner in the firm Rosborough and Company. Since
leaving the practice, John has been a consultant for lawyers making
Supreme Court applications. Over the years John has chaired or served
as a director of various community and church-related organizations in
his hometown of Abbotsford, BC, including his church council, a school
board, the board of trustees of Abbotsford General Hospital, the
Abbotsford Foundation, and the Abbotsford Scholarship Committee. In
addition to serving as Chair of the Board of International Needs Canada,
John is also a member of the Governance Capacity Building Committee of
International Needs, Inc. promoting governance excellence among overseas
partners. John and his wife, Evelyn, have 3 daughters and 4 grandsons.
Clary Fox - Vice Chair
Clary Fox is passionate about community development and supporting
marginalized people. She advocates ardently for International Need’s
philosophy of working with local leadership to transform communities.
Clary received a Bachelor’s degree in Community Rehabilitation Studies
from the University of Calgary and currently works as a Program
Coordinator for Community Living Alternative Services. She also provides
group training in suicide prevention through the Centre for Suicide
Prevention. Clary is active in her church as a board member and group
leader. Together with her husband, Clary provides leadership to hikers
trekking in the Rocky Mountains of Alberta and British Columbia. Clary
lives in Calgary, Alberta with her husband and four grown children.
Rev. Barry Klinck - Secretary
Richmond Hill, Ontario
Barry Klinck has been a pastor for 40 years. He has been an ordained
minister in the Evangelical Missionary Church of Canada since 1987 and a
member of the International Needs Canada Board since 2000. He is
married (wife Beverley), has 3 boys and 11 grandchildren. His first
major connection with International Needs was attending the
International Council in Manila, Philippines, in November 1993, and
witnessing the retirement of the founder, Rev. Ray Harrison.
Terry Gray - Board Member
Terry Gray has been involved in international development for the past
twenty-five years, during which time he has lived in Haiti, Malawi,
South Africa and Canada. Since 2013 he has been working closely with
Cambridge Resources International and Queen’s University in developing
an integrated approach to appraise both the financial and social
objectives of impact investing projects. Terry is the managing partner
of Graytscon and Associates, which provides expertise in cost/benefit
analysis for social investment decisions with specialization in
financial modeling, as well as financial, economic, and risk analysis.
As part of his work with World Vision he is part of the senior
management team where he leads the impact investing business unit.
Dr. Cynthia Haig - Board Member
Cynthia Haig is a family physician who has practised in Barrie, Ontario since 1986. She has served on the board of directors for the Barrie After Hours Medical Clinics and as a medical director for a long-term care facility. She has thoroughly enjoyed serving on several medical mission trips to Africa and Central America. She is a widow and has two young adult children.
Arber Dick - Board Member
Manager at Durward Jones Barkwell & Company
LLP Chartered Professional Accountants
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