NRH Board of Directors Elects 2022 Officers with Regional Councillor Gary Zalepa as new NRH Chair

NIAGARA REGION, January 21, 2022 – At their January 21 meeting, the Niagara Regional Housing (NRH) Board of Directors elected the following Executive Committee to provide leadership for the Board in 2022:

  • Chair – Gary Zalepa (Regional Councillor, Niagara-on-the-Lake). Councillor Zalepa is serving his first term on the NRH Board. He held the role of Treasurer through 2019-2020 and Vice-Chair from 2020-2021.
  • Vice-Chair - Barbara Butters (Regional Councillor, Port Colborne). Councillor Butters is serving her first term on the NRH Board. She held the position of Treasurer from 2020-2021
  • Secretary – Tom Insinna (Regional Councillor, Fort Erie) is serving his first term on the NRH Board and is a retired member of the RCMP
  • Treasurer – Drew Toth (Community Director, Thorold) joined the NRH Board in December 2021 and is founder of Toth Group Real Estate

The NRH Board is comprised of five Regional Councillors and four Community Directors. Also on the Board are Betty Ann Baker (Community Director, St. Catharines), David Mole (Community Director, Pelham), Walter Sendzik (Regional Councillor, St. Catharines) Betty Lou Souter (Community Director, St. Catharines), and Leanna Villella (Regional Councillor, Welland).


"I would like to thank former Chair, Mayor Walter Sendzik, for his excellent leadership, particularly during these incredibly challenging times. I look forward to working with our new Chair, Regional Councillor Gary Zalepa, who has been a champion of affordable housing and a support to staff since the moment he joined the Board in 2018."
NRH CEO Donna Woiceshyn

"The pandemic has made a bad situation worse for the low income population, who have struggled disproportionately throughout. NRH is committed to continuing to develop new housing for those who do not have suitable, affordable housing and to continuing to support tenants in NRH Public Housing so that they may have hope for better times ahead. I would like to thank former NRH Chair, Mayor Walter Sendzik, for his strong leadership through these difficult times. I look forward to taking the helm for this incredibly dedicated Board. Together we will continue to make a difference in Niagara"."
NRH Board Chair, Gary Zalepa

Donna Woiceshyn
Chief Executive Officer, NRH
905-682-9201, ext. 3930

Regional Councillor Gary Zalepa
Board Chair, NRH
905-688-5601, ext. 1542

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