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Board of Directors


William B. Jones

Board Chair

“I was born in the Town of Sandwich on July 27th, 1930.  I attended Western Public School for 6 years.  I attended Sandwich High School (Forster) and graduated in 1947.  On April 19, 1952, I married Shirley Hedrick.  She passed away on November 4, 2007.  My 2 biggest employers were Chrysler’s where I spent 14 1/2 years, 12 of them in the Data Processing Dept.  In 1969, I went to St. Clair College where I worked until my retirement in 1993.  I taught Computer Studies in the School of Business. We became the proud parents of 3 children, a boy and 2 girls.  In 1972, I received a BA in Psychology/Sociology for the University of Windsor.  In 1974 I received my MBA from Indiana Northern University in Fort Wayne, Indiana.  I have spent many years as a volunteer in various organizations.  Some are United Way, 32 years; Teen Health Centre, 9 years; St. John’s Cemetery, over 40 years and Sandwich Teen Action Group for a few years.  I sit on 3 other boards and am the observer to the Board of Governors for the College Retirees Association.  I sing in the choir at St. John’s Anglican Church and have written the works for about 18. anthems which our choir performs at Christmas, Easter and Remembrance Day.  I play golf and have worked as a volunteer at Pointe West Golf Course for 26 years.  I am 90 years old and attribute it to keeping busy and involved.”


John Elliot

Executive Director

Hired as a Program Coordinator in Sept 1993
Currently the Executive Director
My life work and passion has always been to work with youth.


Ben Irwin

Board Member

Bio coming soon.


Adam Gellman


Adam grew up near the West End of Windsor and has been aware of STAG and its impact for years. After working as a summer student with John years back, it was great for him to join the board later in life when the time was right, and with skills and time to offer the organization. He started off helping to coach STAG basketball for a few years and has now shifted to treasury duties, which aligns with his accounting career choice. Adam loves working with youth knowing that they will always be the future, and always be a great cause. 


Keith Simison

Recording Secretary

Retired - STAG Board Member for the past 20 years.


Mike Ducharme

Board Member

Mike is a retired police officer with the Windsor Police Service (30 years).  He has been involved with the STAG for the past 25 years and board member for 5 years.  Mike has coached kids of all ages in basketball, baseball and lacrosse.  Mike is presently a certified basketball official, and most of all enjoys helping and mentoring our youth.


Heng Yeang

Board Member

Current board member and STAG alumni.  Grew up and went to school in the west end (General Brock and J.L. Forster).  Graduated from the University of Windsor with a Bachelors in Engineering and currently an Engineering Supervisor at General Motors.  A strong advocate of team sports and using it to promote teamwork, discipline, self confidence, lifelong learning and growth for our youth.


Angela Thompson

Board Member

Advocating Young Minds

Angela started working with STAG through the creation of the Advocating Young Minds after-school program over 6 years ago. Since this time, Angela has grown her involvement at STAG through joining the board, as the Program Coordinator for AYM and various other capacities. Beyond STAG, she works as a Social Worker in the community. Angela loves working with children and youth and is thankful to be involved in the work STAG does for the young people and families of the west end community.


Brad Smalls

Board Member

STAG Elite Basketball

Bio coming soon.


Monsur Elahi

Board Member

Monsur Elahi is a new board member at the STAG.  He is proudly married and has two beautiful daughters.  Monsur graduated from the The University of Windsor with a BA minor in Economics and Accounting. Monsur is currently enrolled in On-line Post Graduate Diploma in Forensic Accounting and Fraud Investigations from Algonquin College, Ottawa. Monsur owns and operates year-round accounting and income tax services since 2010.

Monsur is very passionate about helping seniors and low-income adults with their income tax returns and ensure all seniors and adults receive all the government benefits and credits they are entitled to.


Toni Soldevilla

Board Member

Toni Soldevilla, also known as Antonina Sciacca (birth name), was born and raised in Windsor by Sicilian parents who migrated to Canada in 1950. Toni decided to continue her education while raising her teenage son and graduated from St. Clair College as a Child and Youth Worker in 1990. Her CYW program work placement at New Beginnings landed her a permanent position where she has performed several roles over the years. In 1993, Toni was introduced to STAG and worked in partnership with John Elliot to collaborate programs between New Beginnings and STAG. Toni’s passion to work with local youth has provided her with a 30-year career, currently as a Provincial Youth Outreach Worker specializing in youth at risk. Toni proudly joined STAG’s Board in January 2020 and truly believes and supports its programs and philosophy: Respect Yourself. Respect Others. Besides pride in her professional career and her association with STAG,

Toni’s son and daughter-in-law blessed her with two amazing

grandchildren who keep her on her toes.


Phil West

Board Member

Phil was a longtime resident and homeowner in the west end, before moving to Tecumseh in 2019. He is married to Sherrelle and they have two amazing daughters. Phil is a University of Windsor graduate with a Bachelor in Psychology and a Master's degree in Social Work. He is a registered social worker and child psychotherapist currently working for the French-Catholic school board, and Phil is committed to building resilience in our youth. 


Chinda Kong

Board Member

Bio coming soon.


Margherita Sciacca

Board Member

Margherita Sciacca, also known as Margie, joined the STAG as a board member in January 2021. She is a life-long Windsor resident and the proud mother of two awesome adult children.  She is a retired educator whose teaching career began in 1981, working as a Secondary School LST (Learning Support Teacher), Special Education Coordinator, STEPS (Skills To Enhance Personal Success) classroom teacher, and a guidance counsellor in the Windsor Essex area.  As a graduate of the University of Windsor (1993 – BA / Visual Arts) and Queens University (1983 – BE / Technological Studies), Margie’s passion was working with students who presented with special needs and needed additional supports and accommodations.  As a retiree, Margie enjoys her membership in the Association of Representational Artists - Windsor, as well as her responsibilities as an executive member of OSSTF ARM (Active Retired Members) Chapter 9, and a board member of Autism Ontario Windsor Essex.  She is honoured to be a new board member of the Sandwich Teen Action Group and excited to commit her time to supporting STAG programs and participants.  Margie truly believes, “the only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson.

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