Board of Directors

Bellenie, Andrea
Commercial Account Manager
Royal Bank of Canada

Andrea Bellenie graduated from McMaster University, graduating with a Bachelor Degree in Economics.

Andrea has extensive experience in both personal and commercial banking and currently holds the position of a Commercial Account Manager with The Royal Bank of Canada.

As a native Hamiltonian, she is both proud and passionate about the City in which she lives and works and is committed to promoting growth and community involvement. Andrea is honoured to serve as a Member of the Board of Catholic Family Services of Hamilton.

Borsellino, Dave

Dave Borsellino graduated from McMaster University in 1971 with a Bachelor of Engineering Degree in Metallurgy.

During his 35 year career at Dofasco Inc. (ArcelorMittal Dofasco), he held various positions in Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology prior to being appointed Vice President – Manufacturing in 1994. He was in this position until he retired in 2005.  

Dave has extensive volunteer experience on various Boards within the St. Joseph’s Healthcare System. He also was a Trustee of St. Joseph’s Hospital. While on the Board, he served on numerous committees of the Board, and at various times served as Vice Chair, Chair and Past Chair of the Board, Chair of the Governance Committee, Chair of the Resource Committee, and Chair of the Quality and Mission Committee. 

He also served on the St. Joseph’s Villa Foundation Board, where he was Board Chair, and served on the Governance and Finance Committees.

Di Gregorio, Ray
Vice Chair
Camporese Sullivan Di Gregorio, Association

Ray Di Gregorio is a litigation lawyer at the firm of Camporese, Sullivan, Di Gregorio. 

Prior to joining the legal profession, Ray was a reporter at the Hamilton Spectator.

He prides himself on his knowledge of, and affection for, this city and its people, and chose to volunteer his time to Catholic Family Services of Hamilton because of our front-line approach to assisting people in his community.​​

Laurence Kavanagh

Laurence Kavanagh has been a resident of Hamilton since 2003 and works in both the media and real estate sectors. Laurence has most recently served as Board Director for the Catholic Children’s Aid Society of Hamilton from 2010-2019. Laurence has a long history of community roots supporting such organizations as the YMCA, BBBS, Kiwanis, Rotary, Salvation Army, Heart and Stroke Foundation, Kids Help Phone, The Juvenile Diabetes Association, Men as Mentors, Easter Seals and The Special Olympics. “To me, being a member of a community comes with the responsibility of actively supporting that community where and whenever possible… not just when it’s easy”… “Serving as Board Director for Catholic Family Services is both an honour and a privilege. Raising awareness, strengthening our community support programs and developing strong partnerships has never been more important”

Father Markus
​​Pastor of Canadian Martyrs Parish
Diocese of Hamilton

Father Bradley Markus is the Pastor of Canadian Martyrs in Hamilton and Chaplain to McMaster University.

Father Markus was ordained a priest of Hamilton Diocese in 2011.  Since ordination, he has served at a number of parishes as associate and administrator.  He currently works in assignments with university students, parishioners, patients and families at McMaster Children’s Hospital, the Catholic Physician of Hamilton, and in the Vocations Office for the Diocese.

Father Markus has been involved in many areas of social service throughout his life and in his priestly ministry. Most significant for Catholic Family Services of Hamilton is his experience with Family and Children Services of Kitchener-Waterloo and work at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in Toronto.

Kim Rynn
Director, HRBP

Kim is a strategic human resources leader with over 20 years of progressive human resources roles and experience across the full spectrum of human resource functions. Kim began her career as an engineer at Dofasco Inc. (ArcelorMittal Dofasco), and transitioned to human resources applying her knowledge of the business and her process design and management skills to HR.  Kim joined Hamilton Health Sciences in 2011 where she led the business partner function and then strategic talent management. Kim is currently Director, HR Business Partner at Metrolinx where she has been since 2018.

Kim is a life long volunteer, starting at 14 as a volunteer in the local hospital, as a leader in student organizations in university, scouting, and Catholic Women’s League. She has accumulated over 20 years of experience as a director with three years on the Robert Land Community Center board and almost 20 years with Compass (formerly North Hamilton Community Heath Centre) where she held the office of Vice Chair, Board Chair (twice!) and participated in or led many committees. Kim is excited to join CFS board as it aligns with her passion for healthcare and strong belief in the social determinants of heath.

Kim graduated from the University of Toronto with a degree in Bachelor of Applied Science and Engineering (Chemical) and holds a Masters of Business Administration from Athabasca University.

Katherine Short
Retired Treasurer
ArcelorMittal Dofasco

Katharine is a recent retiree after a thirty-four year career at ArcelorMittal Dofasco. She held the position of Treasurer for eight years where she was responsible for overseeing the company’s treasury operations as well as the management of $2.3 billion in pension and benefit plans.

As part of her responsibilities, Katharine sat on various ArcelorMittal Dofasco subsidiary boards as well as various pension committees.  Katharine is the past chair of both the ArcelorMittal Dofasco Corporate Community Investment Committee (CCIF) and the Dofasco Employee Donations Fund. She also spent two terms on the Hamilton Health Sciences Board and its various committees.

Katharine holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering and a degree in Administrative and Commercial Studies (Finance), both from the University of Western Ontario.


Values - C A R E S



We treat one another with sensitivity, empathy, and kindness, and provide non-judgmental support without prejudice


We fulfill our commitments and take responsibility for
our actions


We treat one another with dignity, honesty, understanding, support, equality, inclusion, and


We provide exemplary services through innovation, teamwork, best practice, and quality improvement


Our service is timely, relevant and meaningful to the person served