Board of Directors
Tim Lambert, Chairman, has worked his entire career in Agriculture. He graduated from the University of Guelph in 1983 with an Honours degree in Animal and Poultry Science. He is currently the CEO of Egg Farmers of Canada, a position he has held for over 13 years.
Tim is the Vice Chair of the International Egg Commission (IEC) and Chair of numerous committees at the international level. The IEC is the Global Network for the egg industry with members in over 75 countries around the world with partnership links to the FAO and OIE.
Tim serves on the Board of Trustees for the International Egg Foundation whose purpose is to increase egg production and egg consumption in developing countries, to provide undernourished infants, children and families with an independent, sustainable, high quality protein supply.
He is the Chair of the Heart for Africa Canadian Board of Directors. Heart for Africa is a humanitarian organization focused on bringing hope to Swaziland by focusing in the areas of hunger, orphans and education through a 2,500 acre farm called Project Canaan. Tim also serves in the capacity of Director for the Heart for Africa United States and Swaziland Boards.
Before joining EFC in June of 2003, Tim worked in the beef cattle industry for 8 years as CEO and General Manager of Beef Improvement Ontario, a genetic improvement company based out of Guelph, Ontario. Prior to his experiences in the beef industry Tim was the CEO and General Manager of Ontario Swine Improvement and spent a total of 10 years in the pork industry.
At the age of 24, Janine Maxwell founded what would become one of the most successful marketing companies in Canada. For 16 years Janine led Onyx Marketing Group boasting some of the most well known companies in North America.
On 9/11 she found herself a part of thousands fleeing New York City. This life-changing event sent Janine on a search for the meaning of life. Her journey took her to Africa where she encountered the AIDS pandemic, hunger and disease. Janine was stirred by the faces of children, mothers and grandmothers fighting daily for their life. She turned from her boardroom savvy to be the voice sounding an alarm for those too weak to cry for help. Together Janine and her husband Ian co-founded Heart For Africa, a faith based organization focusing on Hunger, Orphans, Poverty and Education in Swaziland.
Bobby Ramjist is a Business Development Representative for Ash City Worldwide, a
North American leader in the manufacturing and supply of promotional apparel.
Bobby first heard of Dream for Africa at the inauguration ceremony for Ian Maxwell
by Dr. Bruce Wilkinson at Unionville Alliance Church in 2006. A “sender” he was
happy to help others go; but this day he found himself saying yes to a trip to
Swaziland. He has since returned to Africa twice, the last time in the company of his
Bobby and Heather have two children, Michael and Taryn and reside in Town of
Markham, just outside of Toronto.
Fraser Wilkinson is an Associate Broker with D.L. Deeks Insurance Services in Markham, Ontario. A graduate of Tyndale University College and Seminary, Fraser was blessed to be the Youth Pastor of Good Shepherd Community Church in Scarborough, Ontario from 1992-1998 before sensing a call out of full-time ministry. Fraser worked for five years as a Senior Underwriter and Broker Trainer for AXA Insurance (Canada) prior to accepting his present role with D.L. Deeks Insurance. Fraser has been happily married to his wonderful wife Leslie for more than 20 years, and is proud to be the father of two phenomenal children, Brendan and Avery.
Fraser made his first trip to Swaziland in July 2015 with his family after reading Janine Maxwell's book It's Not Okay With Me. He returned to Canada inspired by how Ian & Janine Maxwell have brought their business expertise and acumen to serve the people of Swaziland. Fraser is passionate about communicating and sharing what Heart for Africa is doing in their key areas of Hunger, Orphans, Poverty, and Education and he seeks to encourage other Canadians to discover how God is at work in Swaziland through Heart for Africa.
Carol Hickman, QC obtained her law degree from the University of Saskatchewan in 1987 and has practiced family law in the Greater Vancouver area for over 25 years. Carol has extensive experience in complex family law matters, including property division, maintenance, and custody and access disputes. She has experience at all levels of Court including the Supreme Court of Canada.
Carol was a Bencher of the Law Society of BC from 2004 – 2011, when she completed her final term, and sat on several Committees and Task Forces. Carol continues to sit on Law Society Discipline Hearing panels. Carol was recognized for her contribution to the legal profession when she was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 2010.
For the past 15 years, Carol has been helping couples resolve their disputes outside of the courtroom, as a family law Mediator and a Collaborative family lawyer. Carol is also a family law Arbitrator. Carol has been an instructor for Continuing Legal Education for many years and has also been a guest instructor at UBC Law School and Thompson Rivers University Law School. Carol has been a guest speaker across North America in the area of family law. Carol recently completed her Masters of Law in Alternate Dispute Resolution at Osgoode Hall Law School.
Carol continues her litigation practice at Quay Law Centre, the largest group of family lawyers in BC. In addition, in 2012 Carol established West Coast ADR Law Group, which is focused on mediation, arbitration and collaborative law.
Carol has been involved in a number of charities and is actively involved with her Church. Carol is also very passionate about Heart for Africa and the children at Project Canaan. Carol was instrumental in organizing a large fundraiser in BC, in the fall of 2016, to raise money for Project Canaan Academy. Carol and her husband Barry made their first trip to Swaziland in 2016. They spent the majority of their time with the children and participating in the HFA Outreach Program. Carol is passionate about raising awareness of the drought, famine and AIDS epidemic in Swaziland. Carol is organizing another large fundraiser in BC and can’t wait to see the children of Project Canaan again in 2017.
Chad Gregory, came to work
for United Egg Producers in 1998 and currently serves as President and
CEO. Chad spends all of his time managing UEP, which represents 95% of
the U.S. egg production. Chad also represents UEP's interests on the
International Egg Commission.
Chad earned a Bachelor of Science
degree in Marketing and a Bachelor of Science degree in Management from
Southern Illinois University in 1993.