New Community Directors Appointed to NRH Board

NIAGARA REGION, November 19, 2021 – The Niagara Regional Housing (NRH) Board of Directors is pleased to announce the approval of their newest Community Directors, David Mole and Drew Toth. Mole is a practicing addiction counsellor, crisis mental health outreach worker and on-call Chaplain. Toth is the founder of Toth Group and Chief Development Officer at HOM Residential specializing in real estate investment, construction and development.

These appointments, along with the approved re-appointment of Community Directors Betty Ann Baker and Betty-Lou Souter, complete the Board:

  • Walter Sendzik - Chair - Regional Councillor, St. Catharines
  • Gary Zalepa - Vice-Chair - Regional Councillor, Niagara-on-the-Lake
  • Barbara Butters - Treasurer - Regional Councillor, Port Colborne
  • Betty Ann Baker - Community Director, St. Catharines
  • Tom Insinna - Regional Councillor, Fort Erie
  • David Mole - Community Director, Pelham
  • Betty-Lou Souter - Community Director, St. Catharines
  • Drew Toth - Community Director, Thorold
  • Leanne Villella - Regional Councillor, Welland


"Tenants in low-income communities have suffered disproportionately during the pandemic, so I am very pleased that David Mole will bring the perspective of vulnerable populations to the Board. And with our wait list growing every day, Drew Toth's expertise will help us we continue with plans to increase the much needed affordable housing stock in Niagara. The Board will miss the vast experience of the departing members, but look forward to welcoming David and Drew's fresh perspectives during this incredibly challenging time."
- Donna Woiceshyn, NRH CEO

"As Board Chair, I am looking forward to working with our new and returning board members, as we continue our efforts to address the desperate need for affordable housing in Niagara. With the diverse backgrounds and breadth of knowledge of our board members, and NRH's expertise and experience, I am confident we can continue to accelerate efforts to build more housing opportunities for Niagara residents."
- Walter Sendzik, St. Catharines Mayor and NRH Board Chair

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

Mayor Walter Sendzik
Board Chair, NRH
905-688-5601, ext. 1542

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