Behind The Scenes!

Our Board of Directors & Planning Committee are an important part of the CHEO BBQ. Thanks to their dedication and hard work- not to mention the extra ideas, hands and support- they make the event possible. 

The team meets once a month in the Fall and every two weeks in the Spring to help with the planning process and decision making. It’s surprising how much work goes into an annual event!

For general inquiries, please contact and your email will be directed to the appropriate contact.

Board of Directors

Kimberly Sainthill

Kimberly Sainthill

Chair, Director - Risk Management

Mike Machargo

Mike Machargo

Co-Founder, Director - Partnership Development

Jean-Marc Melancon

Jean-Marc Melancon

Director - Finance, Sports

Planning Committee

While the CHEO BBQ may have run as a limited virtual event from 2020-2022, we are BACK in person for 2024! 

The Planning Committee is very much involved this year as well, and thrilled to be back in person! They are each responsible for a different area as noted below, and report to the Board of Directors.

For questions please contact the relevant Planning Committee member below or to be redirected to the appropriate team member;

Isabelle Macausland

Director - Logistics & Operations

Matthew Desrosiers

Director - 5k Run/Walk

Dan Burnside

Director - BBQ & Beer Tent

Dylan Constantineau

Director - Silent Auction

Brandi Fournier

Director - Social Media

Liam Buxcey

CoDirector - Volunteers

Catherine Sands

Director- Family Zone

Averyl Trubiano

Web Support

Lee Barnett

Partnership Development

Cassandra Finn

CoDirector - Volunteers

Matthieu Dufault

Coordinator- Volleyball Tournament

Kyle Sims

Director- Security

If you are enthusiastic, outgoing, a self-starter and are looking to get involved with your community, the Planning Committee may be right for you!

For more information on current and future opportunities on the Planning Committee please email Kimberly:

Additional Resources:

Event Volunteer Opportunities:

  • Age minimum for Volunteers is 14 years of age on event day, or accompanied by a guardian over 18 years of age on event day.

General Information:

Board of Directors: