Andrew Papierz



Andrew Papierz, MBA, C.Dir, is a former Executive Managing Director of BMO Nesbitt Burns. He has over 25 years of experience in the banking and investment sector. His mother currently resides at Copernicus Lodge.

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Andrew Kwiatkowski


Vice President


Since 1993, when he began Katika Integrated Communications, Andrew Kwiatkowski has built the company into a thriving marketing services organization. With more than 30 years' experience in the field, Andrew has provided numerous corporate clients with revenue-generating strategic, design, production and publication services and a full range of digital marketing services. Andrew is an active community member and has volunteered his time and fundraising expertise to several charitable organizations including the Gatehouse Centre for abused children, St. Joseph's Foundation, Copernicus Lodge Seniors Home, Pope John Paul II fund for Polish orphans and abandoned children, Polish Veterans Association, and The Knights of Columbus. As a recipient of 15- and 20-year province of Ontario volunteer awards, it is evident that Andrew not only believes in giving back to the community, but acts on this belief.

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Ted Kirke




Significant Commercial Mortgage and Real Estate lending experience with a University degree, CGA courses and ACI courses. Manager of substantial asset portfolios. Strong communicator with presentation experience. Advises Credit Union executive in credit and operational risk

Renata Rosiek




Renata Rosiek's career has been in hardware, software sales and IT management. Renata also has extensive experience managing retail operations. Renata has served on a Board of Directors for the Nation Association of Campus Computer Stores as well as participating in numerous IT industry advisory boards. Renata's father was previously a resident of Copernicus Lodge. Renata currently has other family members who live at Copernicus Lodge.

Barbara (Garlicki) Kearney



Barbara Kearney, BA, is a senior manager and business professional with over 20 years of planning, financial analysis and business development experience gained in management positions with multi-national companies including American Express and Thomas Cook Travel. Her career focus has been directed at client relationship development; contract negotiation; policy and program execution; and training. Barbara has a solid history of inspiring and facilitating teamwork, growing revenues and achieving strategic objectives.

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Emily Krula



Andy Poprawa


President Emeritus


Andy Poprawa, CPA, CA, C.Dir, CGFM, is the President & CEO of the Deposit Insurance Corporation of Ontario (DICO) and has over 30 years of experience in the financial services sector. He has been a senior financial services regulator with the provincial and federal governments. He is a chartered director and currently serves on several corporate and non-profit boards.

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Catharine Kowalenko


Ex-Officio, Acting CEO, Copernicus Lodge CEO

Catharine Kowalenko is the Acting CEO of Copernicus Lodge. She also serves on the Copernicus Lodge Board as an ex-officio member. 

Catharine Kowalenko

Dr. Manny Radomski

Manny-Radomski-PhotoEx-Officio,Chairmen, Board of Directors Copernicus Lodge

Manny Radomski, PhD, is Chairman of the Copernicus Lodge Board; Professor Emeritus at the University of Toronto; and partner and business development manager of a French biomedical software company. Previously, he served for 20 years as the Director General of the Defence Institute of Environmental Medicine; Scientific Advisor to the Chief of the Canadian Forces Air Staff; director on provincial and federal science boards; coordinator of international accords in the medical sciences with France, Poland and the USA; and Vice-President of the Copernicus Lodge Foundation.


Helen Hull

BoD Helen HullHonourary Director

Helen Hull is the wife of the late Marian (Murphy) Hull, one of the key founders and architects of Copernicus Lodge. As the owner of Hullmark Developments, she continues in the footsteps of her husband, propagating the legacy left behind by Murphy.

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