Loyalist College of Applied Arts and Technology is overseen by a Board of Governors composed of members from the community at large and College employees. The Board is supported by the administration of the College.
The Board is composed of 13 external governors (appointed) and four internal governors (elected from within the College representing students, academic, administrative and support staff). The College President is an ex-officio member of the Board.
Appointed to the Board in 2012 and reappointed in 2015 for a second three-year term, Governor Hagerman served as a member of the Academic, Student Affairs and Advocacy Committee for 2012-2013 and 2013-2014, and was elected as Chair of the Academic, Student Affairs and Advocacy Committee for 2014-2015. During the 2014-2015 term, she also served as a member of the Executive Committee, the Nominating Committee, the Board By-Laws and Policies Committee and as a member of the Loyalist College Foundation Board.
In June 2015, Ms. Hagerman was elected as Chair of the Board of Governors for the 2015-2016 term. In addition to serving as Chair of the Board, she will also chair the Executive Committee and serve as a member of the Nominating Committee, the Board By-Laws and Policies Committee, and the Loyalist College Foundation Board.
Ms. Hagerman retired from the Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board (HPEDSB) in 2007 after a 31-year career in education. She worked in the secondary school panel as a special education teacher, special education resource teacher, interdepartmental special education head, a secondary school vice-principal, as well as serving as a system-wide Special Education Coordinator. Following her retirement, Ms. Hagerman continues in an occasional role with the HPEDSB by preparing funding applications to the Ministry, interviewing teacher candidates and delivering behaviour management workshops. Ms. Hagerman is a graduate of the University of Toronto, holding an Honours Bachelor of Physical and Health Education and a Bachelor of Education degree.
Governor Smith was appointed to the board in 2009 and in 2012 was reappointed for a second three-year term.
Mr. Smith served as a member of the Finance, Corporate Services and Governance Committee, the Audit Committee and as a member of the Board By-Laws and Policies Committee in 2012-2013, and was elected as Chair of the Finance, Corporate Services and Governance Committee in 2013-2014. During that term he was also as a member of the Audit Committee and the Board By-Laws and Policies Committee. In June 2014, Mr. Smith was elected as Chair of the Board of Governors for the 2014-2015 term. For the 2014-2015 term Mr. Smith will serve as Past Chair for the Board of Governors, as a member of the Executive Committee, and the Board By-Laws and Policies Committee.
Mr. Smith has more than 35 years’ experience in administration, long-term care and financial management in the field of community health services. He served as a Councillor for the City of Belleville from 1992 to 2006. He recently retired as the Director of the County of Lennox and Addington’s Emergency and Long-Term Care Services in Napanee. Prior to that he was a Program Supervisor with the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care. He is Past Chair of the Quinte Health Care Board of Directors and a canvasser for the Heart and Stroke Foundation. He has been extensively involved in fundraising and volunteering. Mr. Smith is a graduate of the Business Administration program at Loyalist College.
Appointed to the Board in January 2014, Governor Hatch served as a member of the Finance, Corporate Services and Governance Committee for the 2013-2014 and 2014-2015 terms. In June 2015, Mr. Hatch was elected as Vice Chair of the Board of Governors for 2015-2016, and will serve as a member of the Finance, Corporate Services and Governance Committee, the Executive Committee, the Nominating Committee, the Board By-Laws and Policies Committee, and the Audit Committee.
Mr. Hatch has more than 30 years of experience in the Canadian broadcasting industry. He is Executive Producer at WhistleStop Productions Inc., a full service broadcast television production company located in Prince Edward County.
Mr. Hatch started his career in 1981 in Toronto, working as an audio engineer for the multilingual station CFMT Channel 47, and later helped TSN’s operations department launch TSN – The Sports Network in 1984. He also spent four years in Toronto as a producer and daily news reporter with Global Television Network. In 1989, Mr. Hatch became an independent producer working primarily in sports, lifestyle and documentary with the creation of WhistleStop Productions Inc.
In addition to his business background, he brings experience in teaching, having been an instructor in the Broadcasting programs at both Loyalist College and Algonquin College. Mr. Hatch is a long-standing member of the Loyalist College Broadcast Engineering Technology program Advisory Committee. He is also a member of the Rotary Club of Picton, through which he organized the Camp Trillium Ride to Remember fundraiser for five consecutive years. Mr. Hatch is a graduate of the Radio and Television Arts program at Seneca College.
Appointed to the Board in 2013, Governor Maracle served as a member of the Academic, Student Affairs and Advocacy Committee in 2013-2014 and 2014-2015. In June 2015, Ms. Maracle was elected as Vice Chair of the Board of Governors for 2015-2016, and will serve as a member of the Academic, Student Affairs and Advocacy Committee, the Executive Committee, the Nominating Committee, the Board By-Laws and Policies Committee.
Ms. Maracle has 20 years of experience in education having served the roles of Post-Secondary Education Assistant and Post-Secondary Education Program Manager with the Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte. Ms. Maracle works directly with students providing career and personal counselling, ensuring student success in their chosen field of study; assists in the development and delivery of specialized Native programming; and manages the Post-Secondary Education Program budget. She is responsible for liaising with funding and support service agencies and with various colleges and universities. Ms. Maracle represents the Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte on educational advisory committees. Ms. Maracle is a graduate of the Social Services Worker program at Loyalist College.
David Allen, Belleville
Mr. Allen has served the YMCA organization for 30 years beginning in Peterborough and Ottawa. In 1997 he was appointed Chief Executive Officer in Sault Ste. Marie, followed by Regional in Belleville and Quinte, served as the Interim Chief Executive Officer in Brockville and now in his current role as the Vice President of Operations, YMCA of Central East Ontario. Mr. Allen has significant board experience as a Board of Directors provides governance at each YMCA facility.
Mr. Allen graduated from Algonquin College in 1985 with a Recreation and Facilities Management diploma and in 1995, completed the Management, Leadership and Decision Making program through the University of Ottawa. He has also completed numerous work-related training and development courses since then.
Mr. Allen has strong affiliations with many community groups but may be best known as the Chair for two very successful United Way campaigns in the Quinte area – 2011 and 2012. He is a member of the Loyalist College Recreation and Leisure Services/Fitness and Health Promotion Program Advisory Committee.
Appointed to the Board in 2012 and retired in 2000 after a 32 year career in education, Mrs. Bohnen-Twiddy began her career as a secondary school teacher with the North York Board of Education. She served 18 years with the Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board as a program consultant, Vice-Principal, Principal and Superintendent. She also served as Superintendent of the Northumberland-Clarington and Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board, Peterborough, Ontario, for eight years. Following her retirement, Mrs. Bohnen-Twiddy shared her expertise as a Student-Teacher Supervisor at the Potsdam campus of State University of New York.
Mrs. Bohnen-Twiddy is a graduate of the University of Toronto (B.A.) and also holds a Master of Education from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, and Specialist-Special Education Principals’ Qualifications, and Supervisory Officers’ Qualifications certification by the Ontario Ministry of Education. Mrs. Bohnen-Twiddy has an impressive record of voluntary service as an active participant in many committees dedicated to fundraising activities having served as a member and Board member of the Quinte Arts Council and as a fundraiser for Community Care Brighton and Community Care Northumberland Hospice.
Mrs. Bohnen-Twiddy served as a member of the Academic, Student Affairs and Advocacy Committee for 2012-2013 and 2013-2014, and will continue on that committee for the 2014-2015 term.She is a member of the Loyalist College Foundation Board having served two years of a three-year term.
Governor Camp joined the Board in 2014, and for the 2014-2015 term, served as a member of the Finance, Corporate Services and Governance Committee. For the 2015-2016 term, Ms. Camp will serve as a member of the Academic, Student Affairs and Advocacy Committee and the Audit Committee.
Ms. Camp is President and owner of a four lawyer law firm with offices in Brighton and Trenton. Prior to 2013, she was a sole practitioner focusing on real estate, wills and estates, criminal, municipal and corporate commercial law. She earned a Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Laws from Queen’s University. Following graduation, Ms. Camp taught the Estates and Real Estate course for Law Clerks at Loyalist College.
She is a Cooperative Education Mentor to students at East Northumberland Secondary School. Ms. Camp has an impressive record of voluntary service, having served as a Board member and Gala Chair of the Quinte Children’s Foundation, Co-Chair of the YMCA Strong Kids Campaign, and Gala Committee member of the Trenton Memorial Hospital Foundation. She also served as a Board member of the Northumberland Legal Clinic, Ontario Legal Aid Area Committee, and was a founding member of the Brighton Barn Theatre.
Governor Danaher was elected as Administrative Representative in 2012 and reappointed in 2015 for a second three-year term. Mr. Danaher has served as a member of the Academic, Student Affairs and Advocacy Committee since 2012 and will continue on that committee for the 2015-2016 term. Mr. Danaher has been an active member of College Council since September 2005 and will serve as the Board’s Liaison member for 2015-2016.
Mr. Danaher is Director, Library and Research Services. He joined the College in 2004 as the Director of Library Services. In 2011 the Research Services Office was opened and Ross’s responsibilities were expanded to include research services. Prior to joining Loyalist, Mr. Danaher worked at the Napanee Library as Branch Head; was Research Librarian at Blake, Cassels and Graydon law office; Records Analyst at Torys, and was responsible for records management at Purolator Courier. Mr. Danaher holds a Master’s degree in Library and Information Science from the University of Western Ontario and a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree from Laurentian University.
Tim Farrell, Belleville
Governor Farrell was appointed to the Board of Governors in 2015. For the 2015-2016 term, he will serve as a member of the Finance, Corporate Services and Governance Committee as well as the Audit Committee. Mr. Farrell has been employed by the Royal Bank as an Investment and Retirement Planner since 2005. Prior to arriving at RBC, Mr. Farrell worked as a Financial Advisor with CIBC Imperial Service in Kingston and Toronto. In 2002 he became licensed as a Certified Financial Planner.
Mr. Farrell graduated from the University of Western Ontario is 1996 with a Bachelor of Arts and an Honors Specialization in Sociology degree, and completed the Human Resource Management post-diploma program at Seneca College in 1998.
Support of community and volunteerism are important to Mr. Farrell. He currently serves as Vice President of the Belleville and District Chamber of Commerce, is a Board member of the Belleville Sales and Advertising Club, served on the Special Events Committee of the Belleville Downtown Improvement Association and was a member of the Festival of Trees Gala Committee. Mr. Farrell is in line to be the President of the Chamber of Commerce in 2016.
Bob Forder, Carrying Place
Governor Forder was appointed to the Board of Governors in 2015. For the 2015-2016 term, Mr. Forder will serve on the Academic, Student Affairs and Advocacy Committee.
Mr. Forder joined the City of Quinte West in 2013 as Manager of Buildings and Facilities. Prior to his employment with the City of Quinte West, Bob was the Lean Coordinator at Kennametal Stellite (formerly Deloro Stellite Inc.) for over six years with a previous 21 plus years with Linamar Corp. He has held many positions in manufacturing and supports the community through volunteering.
He is Past Chair and current Steering Committee member of the Quinte Manufacturers Association, Past Director of the Belleville Chamber of Commerce representing Industry, and is a member of the Manufacturing Engineering Technician, Mechanical Techniques, and the Welding Techniques Advisory Committees at Loyalist College. Bob graduated with Honours from Loyalist in 1988 with a Data Processing Diploma (IT Designation).
Sara Kelleher, Frankford
Governor Kelleher was elected by support staff colleagues in April 2014 and served as a member of the Academic, Student Affairs and Advocacy Committee for the 2014-2015 term. For the 2015-2016 term, Ms. Kelleher will serve on the Finance, Corporate Services and Governance Committee.
Ms. Kelleher has been affiliated with the School of Continuing Education since 2008, when she was first hired as a work study student as a Night School Clerk, and later as a Summer Camps Facilitator Camp Assistant, and then progressive permanent roles such as OntarioLearn Exam Specialist, Health Studies and Developmental Services Worker Clerk, Off-Campus Coordinator and Information Specialist. Ms. Kelleher is currently the OntarioLearn Technician in the School of Continuing Education.
Ms. Kelleher graduated from the Radio Broadcasting Program at Loyalist in 1999, and returned in 2007 to complete the three-year Business Administration Diploma program, as well as the Human Resources Management Certificate program.
Cory MacKay, Belleville
Appointed to the Board in 2010, Ms. MacKay has served as a member of the Finance, Corporate Services and Governance Committee for four terms (2010-2011, 2011-2012, 2012-2013 and 2014-2015) and as a member of the Academic, Student Affairs and Advocacy Committee in 2013-2014.
For the 2015-2016 term, Ms. MacKay will serve as a member of the Finance, Corporate Services and Governance Committee.
She has been Chief of Police with the Belleville Police Service since 2009, and prior to that served 23 years with the Peterborough-Lakefield Community Police Service, including roles as Inspector of Executive Services, Inspector of Operations and Executive Services, Acting Inspector of Operations, and Staff Sergeant Planning, Adequacy and Professional Standards. She earned a B.A. (Honours) from Carleton University and a Certificate in Police Leadership Administration from Dalhousie University.
She took the Police Leadership Program at the University of Toronto and is currently enrolled in the Master of Business Administration program through the University of Leicester, England. Chief MacKay is a member of the Rotary Club of Belleville and volunteers her services to many charity fundraising organizations.
Governor MacKinnon was appointed to the Board in 2014 and served as a member of the Finance, Corporate Services and Governance Committee. For the 2015-2016 term, in addition to his continued service to the Finance, Corporate Services and Governance Committee, Mr. MacKinnon will Chair the Audit Committee.
Mr. MacKinnon served as CEO of the Ontario Hospital Association and the Ontario Development Corporation. He has also served in senior capacities in the Bank of Montreal, the Ontario Department of Finance and the Nova Scotia Department of Development. In recent years Mr. MacKinnon served as a member of the governing Council of the Ontario College of Physicians and Surgeons and as Chair of West Park Health Centre, a Toronto rehabilitation hospital. He currently serves on the boards of the Canadian Standards Association and Quinte Health Care. A native of Prince Edward Island, Mr. MacKinnon holds a B.A. (Honours Economics) from Dalhousie University and an M.B.A. from York University.
He has also studied at Harvard University, the European Institute of Business Studies and Oxford University as a Centennial Fellow, sponsored by York University and the CIBC.
Michael O’Keeffe, Colborne
Mr. O’Keeffe has been the Administrator at AON Inc. Centennial Place in Millbrook and Tweed’s Moira Place for the past eight years. Throughout his extensive 25-year career in long-term care management, Mr. O’Keeffe has held management and administrative roles in retirement homes, multi-level retirement communities and long-term care homes.
Mr. O’Keeffe graduated from Toronto’s Ryerson Polytechnic University in 1999 having taken their Long Term Care Administration program, and completed a number of interest courses at Mohawk College. He also completed a number of specific to dementia care i.e. Montessori Methods for Dementia and Gentle Persuasive Approaches (GPA) Coach.
Mr. O’Keeffe has extensive Board experience through his five year involvement with the Gateway Community Health Board Centre in Tweed. In addition to serving as a member of the Board of Directors, he has served as the Board’s Vice Chair and Treasurer. Mr. O’Keeffe has also served as a Board member and Chair of Bruce-Grey & Huron Disability Transportation Corporation a non-profit charitable organization that provided the Para-Transit service in the Bruce, Grey & Huron region.
Mr. O’Keeffe has extensive Board experience through his five year involvement with the Gateway Community Health Board Centre in Tweed. In addition to serving as a member of the Board of Directors, he is currently the Board’s Vice Chair and has served as Treasurer. Mr. O’Keeffe has also served as a Board member and Chair of Disabled and Aged Regional Transportation System (D.A.R.T.S.) a non-profit charitable organization that provides the Para-Transit service in the Hamilton region.
Governor Patel begins his first term on the Board of Governors having been elected to the Board by faculty in April 2014. Mr. Patel graduated in 2001 from Ryerson Polytechnic University with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. He joined the College in 2013 and teaches in the Practical Nursing program, School of Health Science.
Mr. Patel has been an active member of the College having participated in College Open House events, in weekly professional development workshops organized by the Office of Teaching and Learning, in the Program Quality Approval process for the Practical Nursing program, in program advisory committee meetings, and as a member of Loyalist’s Orientation Committee.
Prior to joining Loyalist, Mr. Patel taught part time at Humber College and worked at St. Joseph’s Health Centre as the Team Leader for Child and Adolescent Mental Health and at Humber River Regional Health Centre (Child and Adolescent Mental Health) and Rouge Valley Health System (Child and Adolescent Mental Health). He is a member of the College of Nurses, Pediatric Mental Health Advisory Group.
For the 2014-2015 term Mr. Patel will serve as a member of the Academic, Student Affairs and Advocacy Committee.
Mary Lynn Rutledge, Maynooth
Appointed to the Board in 2013, Ms. Rutledge served as a member of the Finance, Corporate Services and Governance Committee in 2013-2014. Ms. Rutledge was elected and served as Chair of the Finance, Corporate Services and Governance Committee for 2014-2015, and was re-elected in June 2015 to continue in that role for 2015-2016. She will also serve as a member of the Executive Committee, the Nominating Committee, Board By-Laws and Policies Committee and the Audit Committee.
Ms. Rutledge is General Manager, Community Futures Development Corporation of North and Central Hastings and South Algonquin, and has 10 years of experience with Community Futures. She held management positions during those years and worked directly with provincial and federal government representatives. Prior to joining Community Futures, Ms. Rutledge held the position of Personal Banking Officer, Scotiabank for 15 years. Ms. Rutledge’s responsibilities at Community Futures include the development of business plans; budget management; management of lending portfolios; and researching, analyzing, identifying and implementing program and service enhancements that meet the needs of her clients; as well as human resources and office management responsibilities.
Ms. Rutledge holds the position of Secretary on the Eastern Ontario Community Futures Development Corporation Network. Ms. Rutledge is a graduate of the Culinary Management program of George Brown and is a long-time resident of the North Hastings area.
Governor Tremblay was elected by Loyalist students to serve on the Board in 2015. For the 2015-2016 term, Mr. Tremblay will serve as a member of the Academic, Student Affairs and Advocacy Committee.
Mr. Tremblay, who grew up in Quebec, is fluent in both official languages and is currently completing the second year of the Business Administration program. Mr. Tremblay worked for Stream Global Services from 2012-2014 and in the summer of 2015, began a placement with the Royal Bank of Canada where his bilingual skills were utilized to provide banking services to clients. His placement continues.
President & CEO
Maureen Piercy, Quinte West
Appointed the fourth President of Loyalist College in 2005, Maureen has more than 30 years of leadership experience in Ontario community colleges, including serving as Vice-President Academic and in other senior academic roles at Loyalist and Sheridan colleges. She is currently Chair of the College Employer Council’s Management Board, and served on and chaired numerous system committees. Her background also includes experience as a journalist and editor with Maclean’s magazine.
Maureen is proud to be a Loyalist College Print Journalism Diploma graduate. She also holds an Honours B.A. from Queen’s University, a Master of Education from Brock University, and has completed all doctoral course work in Educational Administration through OISE, University of Toronto.
Brock University’s Alumni Association named Maureen one of 30 outstanding graduates of the university’s first 30 years. She is a member of the Rotary Club of Belleville and the Hastings and Prince Edward Health Unit Board. Maureen has served on many other community boards and committees.
In 2009 Maureen was appointed by Minister of Defence Peter Mackay to serve as Honorary Colonel of 8 Air Communication and Control Squadron, 8 Wing, CFB Trenton. Maureen was extremely honored to serve in this role, and although her affiliation with 8 ACCS concluded in April 2014, she continues to hold the title of Honorary Colonel. In 2012 the Women’s Executive Network (WXN) recognized Maureen as one of Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women.