Board of Governors

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.

Chair
Bob Forder, Carrying Place

Mr. Forder was appointed to the Board of Governors in 2015 and served on the Academic, Student Affairs and Advocacy Committee in 2015–2016 and 2016–2017.

In June 2017, Mr. Forder was elected as Chair of the Board of Governors for the 2017–2018 term. In addition to serving as Chair of the Board, he 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. He will be the Board’s Liaison member on the College’s Construction 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. Mr. Forder graduated with Honours from Loyalist in 1988 with a Data Processing Diploma (IT Designation).


Past Chair
June Hagerman, Stirling

Appointed to the Board in 2012 and reappointed in 2015 for a second three-year term, Ms. 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, and was re-elected in June 2016 to serve this role for the 2016–2017 term. In addition to serving as Chair of the Board, she also chaired the Executive Committee and served as a member of the Nominating Committee, the Board By-Laws and Policies Committee, and the Loyalist College Foundation Board. For the 2017–2018 term Ms. Hagerman will serve as Past Chair for the Board of Governors, as a member of the Executive Committee, the Board By-Laws and Policies Committee and as a member of the Academic, Student Affairs and Advocacy Committee.

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.


David HatchVice Chair
David Hatch, Bloomfield

Appointed to the Board in January 2014, and reappointed in 2015 for a three-year term, Mr. Hatch has served as a member of the Finance, Corporate Services and Governance Committee since joining the Board of Governors. In June 2015, Mr. Hatch was elected as Vice Chair of the Board of Governors for 2015–2016, and was re-elected in June 2016 and again in June 2017 to serve this role. For 2017–2018, Mr. Hatch 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.


Sandra MaracleVice Chair
Sandra Maracle, Tyendinaga

Appointed to the Board in 2013 and reappointed in 2016 for a second three-year term, Ms. Maracle has served as a member of the Academic, Student Affairs and Advocacy Committee for four terms (2013–2014, 2014–2015, 2015–2016 and 2016-2017). In June 2015, Ms. Maracle was elected as Vice Chair of the Board of Governors for 2015-2016, was re-elected in June 2016 for the 2016–2017 term, and again in June 2017 to serve this role for the 2017–2018 term. As Vice Chair of the Board, Ms. Maracle served/will serve as a member of the Executive Committee, the Nominating Committee, and the Board By-Laws and Policies Committee. For 2017–2018, Ms. Maracle will serve as a member of the Academic, Student Affairs and Advocacy 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.    


IMG_1264Governor
David Allen, Belleville

Appointed to the Board in 2015, Mr. Allen served as a member of the Academic, Student Affairs and Advocacy Committee for 2015–2016 and 2016–2017. Mr. Allen will continue to serve in that role for 2017–2018.

Mr. Allen has served the YMCA organization for 33 years beginning in Peterborough and Ottawa. In 1997 he was appointed Chief Executive Officer in Sault Ste. Marie, followed by Regional Director in Belleville and Quinte, he served as the Interim Chief Executive Officer in Brockville in 2011, and was the Vice President of Operations for the YMCA of Central East Ontario until assuming his current role of President and Chief Executive Officer in 2016. 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 and the Rotary Club of Belleville. He is a member of the Loyalist College Recreation and Leisure Services/Fitness and Health Promotion Program Advisory Committee. 


Governor
Cindy Brandt, Stirling

Appointed to the Board in 2016, Ms. Brandt served as a member of the Finance, Corporate Services and Governance Committee for the 2016-2017 term. She will continue to serve in that role for 2017–2018.

Ms. Brandt is Chief Executive Officer of the Caressant Care Retirement and Nursing Home in Marmora, a position that she has held for the past five years. Throughout her extensive 28-year career in health care, Ms. Brandt has worked in various management roles and led clinical education, including the Regional Paramedic Program for Eastern Ontario (RPPEO). She graduated from Loyalist College’s Nursing program and St. Lawrence College’s Occupational Health Nurse program. Ms. Brandt is an active volunteer on the Health Team Committee Advisory Boards for Madoc, Marmora and Stirling-Rawdon, and a representative on the Palliative Care Steering Committee for the South East Local Health Integration Network (LHIN).

In 2012, Ms. Brandt chaired the Stirling-Rawdon Hockeyville Committee, overseeing the community’s successful submission to the Kraft Hockeyville program, which secured $100,000 in upgrades to the Stirling Arena and the privilege of hosting an NHL exhibition game. In 2012, Ms. Brandt received the Loyalist College Hugh P. O’Neil Outstanding Alumni Award, which recognizes a graduate who has made an exceptional contribution to his or her community through professional, community leadership or volunteer service. That year, she also received the Queen Elizabeth Jubilee Award for recognition of outstanding achievement in Canada.


Governor
Aleesha Camp, 
Quinte West

Ms. Camp joined the Board in 2014, and was reappointed for a second three-year term in 2017. Ms. Camp served as a member of the Finance, Corporate Services and Governance Committee in 2014–2015, as a member of the Academic, Student Affairs and Advocacy Committee in 2015–2016 and 2016–2017, and as a member of the Audit Committee in 2015–2016 and 2016–2017. In June 2017, Ms. Camp was elected as Chair of the Academic, Student Affairs and Advocacy Committee for the 2017–2018 term. In addition to serving as Chair of this Committee, Ms. Camp will also serve as a member of the Executive Committee, the Nominating Committee, the Board By-Laws and Policies 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 Past-Chair of the Children’s Foundation Board, 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. 


Ross DanaherGovernor
Ross Danaher, Belleville

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 2017-2018 term. Mr. Danaher has been an active member of College Council since September 2005 and will serve as the Board’s Liaison member for 2017–2018.

Mr. Danaher joined the College in 2004 as the Director of Library 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. 


Governor
Darcy Eligh, Belleville

Mrs. Eligh, a second-year Business Administration student, was elected by Loyalist students to serve on the Board for the 2017–2018 term. She will serve as a member of the Academic, Student Affairs and Advocacy Committee.

Mrs. Eligh is a graduate of Loyalist College having completed the Developmental Services Worker Program in 2008. She returned to Loyalist in 2016 to complete the three-year Business Administration Diploma program. 

Volunteerism is very important to Mrs. Eligh, who has been involved with many different volunteer opportunities since returning to Loyalist, including class leader in her first year of studies in the School of Business. 


IMG_1232Governor
Tim Farrell, Belleville

Mr. Farrell is completing his first three-year term on the Board of Governors having been appointed in 2015. For the 2015–2016 and 2016–2017 terms, he served as a member of the Finance, Corporate Services and Governance Committee as well as the Audit Committee.

In June 2015, Mr. Farrell was elected as Chair of the Finance, Corporate Services and Governance Committee for the 2016–2017 term, and was re-elected in that role for 2017–2018. In addition to serving as Chair of this Committee, Mr. Farrell will also serve as a member of the Executive Committee, the Nominating Committee, the Board By-Laws and Policies Committee and the Audit Committee.

Mr. Farrell has been employed by the Royal Bank of Canada since 2005. Recently, Mr. Farrell transitioned out of the Investment and Retirement Planning role that he had held for the previous 12 years. He now runs his own wealth management practice under the RBC Dominion Securities banner. 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 is currently serving as Past President of the Belleville and District Chamber of Commerce, having served as President in 2016.  He 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. 


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Sara Kelleher, Frankford

Ms. Kelleher was elected by support staff colleagues in April 2014 and was acclaimed to serve a second three-year term in 2017. Ms. Kelleher was a member of the Academic, Student Affairs and Advocacy Committee in 2014–2015 and a member of the Finance, Corporate Services and Governance Committee in 2015–2016 and 2016–2017. She will continue to serve as a member of the Finance, Corporate Services and Governance Committee for the 2017–2018 term.

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, later as a Summer Camps Facilitator Camp Assistant, and then progressive permanent roles such as OntarioLearn Technician, OntarioLearn Exam Specialist, Health Studies and Developmental Services Worker Clerk, Off-Campus Coordinator and Information Specialist. Ms. Kelleher’s current position is Coordinator of the Loyalist College Pathway program.

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. Ms. Kelleher is the Chief Steward for Support Staff OPSEU Local 421 and is Chair of College Council.


Governor
David MacKinnon, Wellington

Mr. MacKinnon was appointed to the Board in 2014 and reappointed for a second three-year term in 2017. He has been a member of the Finance, Corporate Services and Governance Committee for the past three years (2014–2015, 2015–2016 and 2016–2017), and the Audit Committee for two of those three years. For the 2017–2018 term, in addition to his continued service to the Finance, Corporate Services and Governance Committee, Mr. MacKinnon with Chair the Audit Committee, a position that he has held since 2015.

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.


Governor
Bhavik Patel, Belleville

Mr. Patel was elected to the Board of Governors by faculty staff colleagues in April 2014 and was re-elected in 2017 to serve a second three-year term. He has been a member of the Academic, Student Affairs and Advocacy Committee since 2014, and will continue on that committee for the 2017–2018 term. Mr. Patel is a member of the Loyalist College Foundation Board and will serve a final year of a three-year term in 2017.

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.


Governor
Jim Pine, Belleville

Mr. Pine was appointed to the Board in 2016 and for the 2016–2017 term, served as a member of the Finance, Corporate Services and Governance Committee. He will continue to serve in that role for 2017–2018.

Mr. Pine is Chief Administration Officer (CAO) for the County of Hastings, comprised of 14 member municipalities, stretching almost 160 kilometres from the Bay of Quinte to Algonquin Park. Based in Belleville, he is responsible for all business affairs and Hastings County services, including procurement; emergency; long-term care; community; and human. Through a management team of six department heads and the Deputy Clerk, Mr. Pine ensures the efficient and effective operation of all departments, comprising approximately 850 employees. He directs the preparation of plans submitted to County Council and once approved, works closely with the Warden and County Council to supervise the implementation of programs to enhance County services, property and facilities.

Prior to his appointment in 2002, Mr. Pine served as Regional Director for the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing in Kingston, CAO for the City of Quinte West, and CAO for the Township of Sidney, among other local government positions. Mr. Pine graduated from Queen’s University with a Master of Public Administration (MPA) and a Bachelor of Arts Honours degree. He has significant board experience as a member of the Local Authorities Services (LAS) Board of Directors of since 2005, and past Secretary-Treasurer of the Executive Board of the Association of Municipalities of Ontario, and member of the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation Board of Directors.


Mary Lynn RutledgeGovernor
Mary Lynn Rutledge, Maynooth

Appointed to the Board in 2013 and reappointed in 2016 for a second three-year term, Ms. Rutledge served as a member of the Finance, Corporate Services and Governance Committee since joining the Board. She was elected and served as Chair of the Committee for two terms (2014–2015 and 2015–2016). As Chair of the Committee, she also served as a member of the Executive Committee, the Nominating Committee, and the Board By-Laws and Policies Committee. Ms. Rutledge has been a member of the Audit Committee since 2014. For 2017–2018, Ms. Rutledge will continue to serve as a member of the Finance, Corporate Services and Governance Committee and the Audit Committee.

Ms. Rutledge is Executive Director, 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 is a graduate of the Culinary Management program of George Brown and is a long-time resident of the North Hastings area.


amvpicPresident and CEO
Ann Marie Vaughan

Dr. Ann Marie Vaughan began her position as President and Chief Executive Officer at Loyalist on November 7, 2016.  Prior to that date, the Board of Governors unanimously approved the hiring of Dr. Vaughan at their October 13, 2016 Board of Governors meeting.

Dr. Ann Marie Vaughan was the President and Chief Executive Officer for the College of the North Atlantic, located in Newfoundland and Labrador, from 2011–2016. The College consists of 17 campuses, an annual budget of $140 million, 9,000 full and part-time students, 17,000 continuing education students and 1,200 employees. She was recognized as a Top 50 CEO in Atlantic Canada in 2015.

Prior to her position at the College of the North Atlantic, Dr. Vaughan was the Director for Distance Education and Learning Technologies at Memorial University, serving in that role from 2001 – 2011. She holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Education from Memorial University; certificates in Public Administration and Business from Memorial University; a Master of Arts in Higher Education from the University of British Columbia, and a Masters certificate in Project Management from York University/Memorial University. Continuing on her lifelong learning journey, in 2015 Ann Marie received her doctorate in higher education leadership from the University of Calgary.