Board of Directors

Marilyn Schneider, President m. schneider

Marilyn is a permanent resident of Grand Marais, she has raised her family here, her children attended Walter Whyte School. Marilyn actively participates in the family business which has operated for over 35 years. She is an active participant in many community organizations and was elected Chair of the Foundation in September, 2012.

Roger Batchelor, Vice Presidentroger batchelor

Roger and his wife Audrey have been permanent residents of Lakeshore Heights since 1992 when they made a life changing decision to a more peaceful life at their cottage.
Prior to this move, Roger was employed by Camco Inc. (manufacturers of G.E., Hotpoint and Moffat appliances) as their Mid-West Distribution Manager. Roger enjoyed this position until the closure of the Winnipeg operation.
His love of photography, which was a lifelong hobby, took him in a new direction and an entrepreneurial spirit to run his own Sooters Studio in Selkirk. He was there for five years until Sooters went out of business. Roger then began a short but most interesting position with the RM of St. Clements as their Transfer Station attendant. This is where he met many of the full time and part time residents and enjoyed chatting with all of them.
Since his retirement with the RM he continues to meet and greet these friends and customers at one of the kiosks on Grand Beach where he sells sunglasses and many of his photographs taken from travels to Egypt, Thailand, Bali, Hong Kong, Mexico, and all throughout Europe.
Rogers’s interest in businesses has him currently in the position as President of GBADC (Grand Beach and Area Development Corporation). He enjoys working with board members and volunteers of this group.

Dennis Wasylyniuk, Secretaryd.wasylyniuk

Dennis has been a cottage owner in Lakeshore Heights since 1987 and a permanent resident since 2002. Dennis is a graduate of SSTI in Electronic Engineering Technology and University of Saskatchewan in Education. Over his career, some of Dennis’ responsibilities have included: Research Technologist for the National Research Council (Ottawa), Tech. Ed. Dept. Head for E.D. Fehan High School in Saskatoon, Graphic/Drafting Instructor at Daniel McIntyre Collegiate in Winnipeg, Acting VP of Grant Park High School in Winnipeg, Pres. of the Mystery Lake School District Teacher’s Society, President of the Manitoba Industrial Arts Association, Chair for the Manitoba Catholic School Board, and Vice Pres. of the Canadian Catholic School Trustees Association.
Dennis is a Past President of the EBRC Board.


Lea-Ann Stevens-Malthouse, Treasurerl-stevens-malthouse

Lea-Ann has been lucky enough to have a cottage in Lakeshore Heights since 1960 as a child and now with her family.
Lea-Ann is self-employed as a bookkeeper and has volunteered as a treasurer for various organizations. As well, Lea-Ann is a journey person painter/decorator and splits time between bookkeeping and painting.


Cheryl Fabian, Directorcheryl fabian

Cheryl’s grandparents had a cottage at Grand Beach before it became a Provincial Park. Then her parents continued on going every summer . She and her husband Mike had a cottage in Whitesand Estates since 1987 and enjoyed many summers there with her family. In 2014, they purchase a cottage in Grand Marais and in 2016 made it their retirement home.
Prior to retiring, Cheryl worked for Provincial Government’s Education Department at the Schools’ Finance Branch from 1986 to 2016. The Schools Finance Branch is responsible for providing operating and capital funding to Manitoba's school divisions, partial operating funding to eligible independent schools, accounting and administrative services to the Public Schools Finance Board, and the administration of the accounting system for school divisions.
She is enjoying her position on the EBRC Board.


Joni Hansonj-hanson

I have only been coming to Grand Marais, Grand Beach area for 10 years. I am originally from Flin Flon, MB and came to the area thru my husband Jordy Douglas, who has had a home here for over 30 years.
The first time my husband took me to Grand Marais I fell in love with everything about it, the people and how the most everyone in the community take pride in their homes. I was also surprised at how many things the community has to offer the residents who live here year-round.
We live at the lake all year round but only spend the weekends as we both have jobs in the city. I work in accounting for a real estate company.
I look forward to working with everyone and I hope I can be helpful in any way.


Terry Neplyk, DirectorTerry Neplyk

Terry has been a cottage owner in Grand Beach for over 20 years and he and his wife Dale Boss since January 2015 become permanent residents now of Grand Marais. Terry holds a Bachelor of Science (Business Administration) and a Masters in Business Administration. Besides currently being a self employed management consultant, over his career, some of Terry’s responsibilities have included senior financial positions for large Manitoba based national and provincial in scope corporations. He is a past President of the Grand Beach Cottage Owners Association as well as having served on many volunteer boards including most recently the Elmwood High School Legacy Fund, Eastern Beaches Regional Health (Living 360), Grand Marais Community Central Inc., Ukrainian Professional and Business Foundation and Association and the Manitoba Children’s Museum. He is also a long standing member of the Grand Beach Area Development Corporation as well. Together Terry and Dale have a combined five children and two grand children. In 2015, they have permanently moved their Grand Beach kiosk business "Juan More Thing" from the boardwalk to a building he know owns on Grand Beach Road in Grand Marais.


Susan Prohaska, Directors-prohaska

Susan is the 3rd generation in her family who have been enjoying Grand Beach since 1960. Her and her husband Joe Prohaska recently built a year round cottage at Grand Beach with future plans to retire there. She started her 30 year Career with CIBC as a teller and over the years moved up the ranks to Branch Manager and then onto Area Sales Leader (MB/SK/AB). More recently she has held positions as Emergency Operations Manager and Accounts Receivable Supervisor. She is a strong, visible supporter of the community as evidence of being a Grand Beach Cottage Owners Association board member for 26 years. She held the position of Treasurer for 11 of them. Susan was a United Way Employee Campaign Chair for 5 years. She was the recipient of the President’s Award for GBCOA and received the CIBC Senior Vice Presidents Award. She has been a member of the Wellness Institute in Winnipeg for over 20 years.