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.


Tamara KleinschmidtChair
Tamara Kleinschmidt, Belleville

Governor Kleinschmidt was appointed to the Board in 2009 and re-appointed in 2012 for a second three-year term.  During 2012-2013 Ms. Kleinschmidt served as Chair of the Finance, Corporate Services and Governance Committee, as a member of the Executive Committee, and the Audit Committee.  Ms. Kleinschmidt holds a Bachelor of Arts/Political Science from the Royal Military College of Canada in Kingston.  She also holds an Emergency Medical Care Assistant Certificate from the Ambulance and Emergency Care Program, Algonquin College.  Ms. Kleinschmidt formerly sat as an Executive Committee Member of the Military Families Fund which supports Military Families with unforeseen and immediate needs as a result of the military lifestyle.  Formerly the Co-Chair of the Military Family National Advisory Board, Ms. Kleinschmidt has also served as Chairperson, Board of Directors, Trenton Military Family Resource Centre, and Chairperson, Board of Directors, Ottawa Military Family Resource Centre, Ms. Kleinschmidt is currently Executive Director of Prince Edward Child Care Services.

In June 2013, Ms. Kleinschmidt was elected as Chair of the Board of Governors for the 2013-2014 term.   She will Chair the Executive Committee, and serve as a member of the Board By-Laws and Policies Committee and of the Audit Committee.


Stuart WrightPast Chair
Stuart Wright, Prince Edward County

Appointed to the Board in 2008 and re-appointed in 2011 for a second three-year term, Mr. Wright was elected and served as Chair of the Board of Governors for 2010-2011, 2011-2012 and 2012-2013.  Prior to his election as Chair of the Board of Governors, he served as Chair of the Finance, Corporate Services and Governance Committee, and was a member of the Executive Committee and the Audit Committee.  In addition to serving as Chair of the Board, in 2012-2013, Mr. Wright served as a member of the Executive Committee, the Audit Committee and the Loyalist College Foundation Board.  He has been a Director of the Loyalist College Foundation since 2008.  Mr. Wright has more than 30 years’ experience in telecommunications with Bell Canada covering a wide range of activities, both domestically and internationally, in sales and marketing. He worked in Saudi Arabia seconded to Saudi Telecoms, where he interfaced with military and security agencies regarding their voice and data communication needs, and later for Bell Canada International (BCI) in a new business development role in the Gulf region of the Middle East. He then spent two years in Malaysia where he established a joint venture between Telekom Malaysia and BCI designed to sell, develop and support computer applications for the telecom industry before returning to Canada to take up a senior role at Bell.  Mr. Wright is a member of the Rotary Club of Quinte Sunrise, and is a recipient of the Paul Harris Fellow award. He has served as a Director on the Board of the National Air Force Museum of Canada and as a Trustee on its Foundation, and currently serves as a Director on the Quinte Health Care Board of Directors.

For the 2013-2014 term Mr. Wright 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 Loyalist College Foundation Board.


Colin HughesVice Chair
Colin Hughes, Stirling

Appointed to the Board in 2008 and re-appointed in 2011 for a second three-year term, Mr. Hughes was elected Vice Chair of the Board of Governors for the 2013-2014 term.  During 2012-2013 he served as a member of the Academic, Student Affairs and Advocacy Committee, the Executive Committee, and chaired the Audit Committee.  In April 2010 Mr. Hughes accepted a position with R.C. Industrial Services, Napanee, ON.  Mr. Hughes has 28 years experience as a general machinist and tool room machinist with Invar Manufacturing and has extensive experience training apprentices.  As a certified Health and Safety member, Mr. Hughes co-chaired Invar’s Health and Safety Committee for 21 years, developing safety training programs, and teaching Health and Safety policies to employees.  He was a volunteer firefighter for the City of Quinte West for 10 years, and applied his experience and knowledge as a health and safety trainer when training new recruits.

For the 2013-2014 term Mr. Hughes will serve as a member of the Finance, Corporate Services and Governance Committee, the Executive Committee, Chair of the Audit Committee and member of the Board By-Laws and Policies Committee.


Scott WilliamsVice Chair
Scott Williams, Madoc

Appointed to the Board in 2009 and re-appointed in 2012 for a second three-year term, Mr. Williams was elected Vice Chair of the Board of Governors for the 2013-2014 term.  During 2012-2013 Mr. Williams served as Chair of the Academic, Student Affairs and Advocacy Committee, and a member of the Executive Committee and the Audit Committee.  Mr. Williams has more than 28 years industry experience in providing custom training solutions to organizations from Government to the private sector.   He currently holds the position of President, Global Knowledge Canada where he has overall responsibility for products, thought leadership and quality.   He holds a B.Sc. from Queen’s University (mathematics) and a M.Ed. from the University of Toronto (adult education).  While at Queen’s University, he was involved with many different campus organizations including Faculty Board and Senate, Arts and Science Undergraduate Society, and the Alma Mater Society.  From 1992-1994 he was a member of the East York Public Library Board, and he has extensive involvement in church groups and charity fundraising.

For the 2013-2014 term Mr. Williams will serve as a member of the Finance, Corporate Services and Governance Committee, the Executive Committee and the Audit Committee.


Natalie Bohnen-TwiddyGovernor
Natalie Bohnen-Twiddy, Brighton

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, ON 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 Masters’ 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. She is a member of the Loyalist College Foundation Board having served one year of a three-year term.

For the 2013-2014 term  Mrs. Bohnen-Twiddy will serve as a member of the Academic, Student Affairs and Advocacy Committee.


Ross DanaherGovernor
Ross Danaher, Belleville

Elected as Administrative Representative in 2012, 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. Mr. Danaher has been an active member of College Council since September 2005.

For the 2013-2014 term Mr. Danaher will serve as a member of the Academic, Student Affairs and Advocacy Committee and as a member of the Capital Construction Committee.


Pat DockrillGovernor
Pat Dockrill, Belleville

Elected as Faculty Representative in 2008 and re-elected to a second three-year term in 2011, during 2012-2013 Ms. Dockrill served as a member of the Finance, Corporate Services and Governance Committee and the Loyalist College Foundation Board.  Her term on the Foundation Board ended in June 2013.  She has 38 years experience at Loyalist teaching in four programs, three in Health Sciences and currently in the Centre for Justice Studies.  Ms. Dockrill’s dedication to teaching was recognized in 2004 when she was presented with the Faculty Innovation and Excellence Award.  She has previous board experience including Community Care for Seniors and FASTEC (Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Treatment & Education Centre).  She graduated from Hotel Dieu Hospital, Kingston as a Registered Nurse and holds a B.A. from Queen’s University and a Master’s of Adult Education degree from St. Francis Xavier University.

For the 2013-2014 term Ms. Dockrill will serve as a member of the Finance, Corporate Services and Governance Committee.


June HagermanGovernor
June Hagerman, Stirling

Appointed to the Board in 2012, Ms. Hagerman retired from the Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board 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 Co-Ordinator. 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 behavior 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.

During 2012-2013, Ms. Hagerman served as a member of the Academic, Student Affairs and Advocacy Committee, and will continue on that committee for the 2013-2014 term.


Governor
David Hatch, Prince Edward County

Appointed to the Board in January 2014, 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 as a producer/writer and daily news reporter with Global Television Network. In 1989, Mr. Hatch became an independent producer working primarily in sports, with the creation of WhistleStop Productions.

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.

Mr. Hatch will serve as a member of the Finance, Corporate Services and Governance Committee for the 2013-14 term.


Elizabeth KryschukGovernor
Elizabeth Kryschuk

Elected as Student Representative in 2013. Ms. Kryschuk is a graduate of Twin Lakes Secondary School in Orillia and is completing the third year of the Business Administration Human Resources program. During the 2012-2013 academic year Ms. Kryschuk was the student leader on the Loyalist Student Government for the Bioscience and Business programs, a member of the Enactus Loyalist Team and manager of the HERCS (Helping Entrepreneurs Reach Complete Success) program – which focused on educating and guiding members of the military and military families toward entrepreneurial endeavours. Ms. Kryschuk has been elected as the President of Enactus Loyalist College for 2013-2014. She is a member of the Loyalist College Sustainability Committee and currently works in the Loyalist Career Centre as a Career Peer Advisor – assisting students and alumni with résumés, cover letters and job searches. In addition to her academic responsibilities, Ms. Kryschuk works part-time at Rogers Plus as a supervisor and a customer service representative.

For the 2013-2014 term Ms. Kryschuk will serve as a member of the Academic, Student Affairs and Advocacy Committee and as a member of College Council.


Bruce McLeodGovernor
Bruce McLeod, Belleville

Appointed to the Board in 2010 and re-appointed in 2013 for a second three-year term, during 2012-2013, Mr. McLeod served as Vice Chair of the Board of Governors, as a member of the Executive Committee, the Finance, Corporate Services and Governance Committee and the Audit Committee.  In 2013, Mr. McLeod started his own company, Live Big Coaching, providing executive coaching and business mentoring services internationally.  Prior to launching this new venture, Mr. McLeod was Vice-President, Human Resources with Bioniche Life Sciences with responsibility for full Human Resources delivery for offices in Canada, U.S. and Australia.  He has more than 15 years of senior management experience in operations and human resources. As well as solid business experience, he brings experience in teaching having been an instructor for seven years at the Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Science and Technology.  Mr. McLeod’s experience includes the positions of Director, Lending Operations with Farm Credit Canada in Listowel, ON, and Brandon, MB, and Director, Performance Consulting and Total Rewards in Regina, SK.  Mr. McLeod holds a B.A. from Carleton University and a Certificate in Adult Education from Saint Francis Xavier University. He holds his Certified Executive Coach credentials from Royal Roads University and his Professional Certified Coach credentials from the International Coach Federation.  He is currently working on an M.A. through Ambrose University, Alberta.

For the 2013-2014 term Mr. McLeod will serve as Chair of the Academic, Student Affairs and Advocacy Committee, as a member of the Finance, Corporate Services and Governance Committee, the Executive Committee and the Audit Committee.


Cory McMullanGovernor
Cory McMullan, Belleville

Appointed to the Board in 2010, during 2012-2013 Ms. McMullan served 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 Masters of Business Administration Program through the University of Leicester, England.  Chief McMullan is a member of the Rotary Club of Belleville and volunteers her services to many charity fundraising organizations.

For the 2013-2014 term Ms. McMullan will serve as a member of the Academic, Student Affairs and Advocacy Committee.


Sandra MaracleGovernor
Sandra Maracle, Tyendinaga

Appointed to the Board in 2013.  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 counseling 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.

For the 2013-2014 term Ms. Maracle will serve as a member of the Academic, Student Affairs and Advocacy Committee.


Tony OrrickGovernor
Tony Orrick, Quinte West

Governor Orrick was elected as Support Staff Representative in 2008 and was re-elected to a second three-year term in 2011.  During 2012-2013 Mr. Orrick served as a member of the Academic, Student Affairs and Advocacy Committee.  He is a Senior Client Technology Analyst at Loyalist College and teaches computer-related courses part-time for Continuing Education.  Mr. Orrick is chief steward of Support Staff OPSEU Local 421 and sits on the College’s Business Plan Steering Committee. Mr. Orrick is involved with several International Social Justice Organizations that support outreach work in Mexico. He holds a private pilot’s licence.  Mr. Orrick was previously elected and served on the Board of Governors from 1996 – 1999. Mr. Orrick is a graduate of the Computer Engineering Technician/Technologist Programs at Loyalist College.

For the 2013-2014 term Mr. Orrick will serve as a member of the Academic, Student Affairs and Advocacy Committee.


Mary Lynn RutledgeGovernor
Mary Lynn Rutledge, Maynooth

Appointed to the Board in 2013, Ms. Rutledge is General Manager, Community Futures Development Corporation of North and Central Hastings and South Algonquin, and has nine 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; 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 and in September, will be a classroom volunteer for Junior Achievement in the North Hastings area.   Ms. Rutledge is a graduate of the Culinary Management Program of George Brown and is a long-time resident of the North Hastings area.

For the 2013-2014 term Ms. Rutledge will serve as a member of the Finance, Corporate Services and Governance Committee.


Brian SmithGovernor
Brian Smith, Belleville

Appointed to the Board in 2009 and re-appointed in 2012 for a second three-year term, during 2012-2013 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.  He has more than 35 years experience in administration, long-term care, and financial management in the field of community health services.   Mr. Smith served as a Councillor for the City of Belleville from 1992 – 2006.  He currently holds the position of Director, Emergency and Long Term Care Services in Napanee for the County of Lennox and Addington.  Prior to this 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.

For the 2013-2014 term Mr. Smith will serve as Chair of the Finance, Corporate Services and Governance Committee, as a member of the Audit Committee and as a member of the Board By-Laws and Policies Committee.


Maureen PiercyPresident
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’s 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 is extremely honoured to hold this position, which was recently extended.  In 2012 The Women’s Executive Network (WXN) recognized Maureen as one of the Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women in the Public Sector Leaders category.