The Executive Team

President: Christina Covey-Shannon

Vice-President: Melissa Denny

Treasurer: Brenda Fisk

Secretary: Deborah Coligan

Membership: Peggy Mathieson

Communications: Rebecca Bredin

Logistics: Dana Pearce

Christina Covey-Shannon

I am a Financial Planner, Investment Retirement Planner with RBC in Brockville. I will be celebrating 30 years with RBC in August 2020. My husband, Rob and I, with our children Mitchell and Mara live in Brockville and love to support local. I have been involved with Brockville Women in Business since January 2018 and have been on the executive since June 2018. I am responsible for Logistics. I work closely with Brockville Country Club by planning the meals, along with ensuring we have enough sponsors each month to round out the great experience we have each month.

Melissa Denny

 Vice President

My name is Melissa  and I am the vice president. I am a mom of 2 little ones as well as the owner of Peak Performance Training & Nutrition.  I’ve been a certified personal trainer and registered sports nutritionist for 16 years and am so very fortunate to be able to serve our beautiful community

Brenda Fisk

I am a Certified Software Quality Engineer, working remotely, with a financial services company in Toronto. I worked in this capacity for American Express and CIBC in the past. I have several other businesses that I do on a part time basis, once of which you hear me speak of during our meeting, ACN and its Xoom Energy Product. I have been involved with the Brockville Women in Business since 2010 and am currently Treasurer for the Group. I work closely with the Executive team to be sure they know what funds we have and where they are spent so that we provide the best events to our members at a reasonable cost.

Peggy Mathieson
Membership Chair

I am a Financial Advisor with O’Farrell Financial Services Inc. I began my career in the financial services industry in 1990 and was welcomed into the O’Farrell Financial Brockville team in 2014. I became a member of BWB in 2019. I am a mom and grandmother to an ever-growing family. A native of Montreal and long-time Brockville resident, my partner Zac and I now call Mallorytown home.


As the Membership Chair my responsibilities include promoting recruitment and retention of our BWB Members. At in-person meetings, you will find me at the Membership table where I look forward to greeting you and your guests

Dana Pearce

My name is Dana Pearce, and I have been a local real estate agent for 10 years now – started as a Sales Representative, became a Broker, and am currently the Broker of Record at Sutton Essential Realty.  My other half Brad and I are proud parents to a fabulous and bright daughter named Audrey, and a super loving dog named Smidge.

I take care of Logistics on the BWB – which means I get the fun task of helping select the fantastic lunches we eat at the Brockville Country Club, as well as being the go-to girl for sponsorship (do you want to be one??) and 50/50 draws.

Rebecca Bredin

Description coming soon.

Deborah Coligan

About me coming soon!

Jeanette Johnston
Past President

Jeanette Johnston has been part of the BWB since its inception in 2009.  Jeanette is the new Manager of the Leeds Grenville Small Business Centre. She held the position of Business Development Coordinator for 6 years. She has a long history in Small Business starting out as a young adult in the insurance business and eventually having shares in the brokerage. After retiring from the insurance industry at the ripe old age of 30 Jeanette went on to own two businesses over the course of 13 years. Jeanette has also supported her husband‘s small business endeavours since 1998. With a passion for smart marketing and connecting people in the community Jeanette loves her new role at the Leeds Grenville Small Business Centre.

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