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.

 


Brian SmithChair
Brian Smith, Belleville

Appointed to the Board in 2009 and reappointed in 2012 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.

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 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.

In June 2014, Mr. Smith was elected as Chair of the Board of Governors for the 2014-2015 term.   He will chair the Executive Committee, and serve as a member of the Nominating Committee, Board By-Laws and Policies Committee, the Capital Construction Committee and the Loyalist College Foundation Board.   


Tamara KleinschmidtPast Chair
Tamara Kleinschmidt, Belleville

Governor Kleinschmidt was appointed to the Board in 2009 and reappointed in 2012 for a second three-year term.  During 2012-2013 Ms. Kleinschmidt served as Chair of the Finance, Corporate Services and Governance Committee, and as a member of the Executive Committee and the Audit Committee.  Ms. Kleinschmidt was elected as Chair of the Board of Governors for the 2013-2014 term.  In addition to serving as Chair of the Board, in 2013-2014, Ms. Kleinschmidt served as a member of the Executive Committee, the Audit Committee and the Board By-Laws and Policies 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 The HUB Child and Family Centre and Interim Executive Director of the Trenton Military Family Resource Centre.    

For the 2014-2015 term Ms. Kleinschmidt will serve as Past Chair for the Board of Governors, as a member of the Executive Committee, the Audit Committee, the Finance, Corporate Services and Governance Committee, the Nominating Committee, the Board By-Laws and Policies Committee, and will represent the Board of Governors on College Council. 


Bruce McLeodVice Chair
Bruce McLeod, Belleville

Appointed to the Board in 2010 and reappointed 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 2013-2014, Mr. McLeod served 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

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, Ontario, and Brandon, Manitoba, and Director, Performance Consulting and Total Rewards in Regina, Saskatchewan.  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.

Mr. McLeod was elected as Vice Chair of the Board of Governors for 2014-2015, 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, and the Audit Committee.    


Scott WilliamsVice Chair
Scott Williams, Madoc

Appointed to the Board in 2009 and reappointed in 2012 for a second three-year term, Mr. Williams was elected and served as Vice Chair of the Board of Governors for 2013-2014 and will continue in that role for the 2014-2015 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.  In 2013-2014, Mr. Williams served as a member of the Executive Committee, the Audit Committee, the Board By-Laws and Policies Committee and the Finance, Corporate Services and Governance 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 an 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 2014-2015 term Mr. Williams will serve as Vice Chair of the Board of Governors, Chair of the Audit Committee, as a member of the Executive Committee, the Finance, Corporate Services and Governance Committee, the Nominating Committee, and the Board By-Laws and Policies 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, 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
Aleesha Camp,
Trenton

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. Ms. Camp’s term is effective until August 31, 2017.

For the 2014-2015 term, Ms. Camp will serve as a member of the Finance, Corporate Services and Governance 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 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. Mr. Danaher has been an active member of College Council since September 2005.


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 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.

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.  She will also serve as a member of the Executive Committee, the Nominating Committee, and the Board By-Laws and Policies Committee.  


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 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.

Mr. Hatch served as a member of the Finance, Corporate Services and Governance Committee in 2013-2014 and will continue on that committee for 2014-2015.    


Governor
Sara Kelleher, Frankford

Governor Kelleher was elected by support staff colleagues in April 2014.  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.  Ms. Kelleher is the secretary for Support Staff OPSEU Local 421 and a member of College Council.

For the 2014-2015 term Ms. Kelleher will serve as a member of the Academic, Student Affairs and Advocacy Committee. 


Cory McMullanGovernor
Cory MacKay, Belleville

Appointed to the Board in 2010, Ms. MacKay served as a member of the Finance, Corporate Services and Governance Committee in 2012-2013, and as a member of the Academic, Student Affairs and Advocacy Committee in 2013-2014.

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 MaKay is a member of the Rotary Club of Belleville and volunteers her services to many charity fundraising organizations.

For the 2014-2015 term Ms. MacKay will serve as a member of the Finance, Corporate Services and Governance Committee. 


Governor
David MacKinnon, Wellington

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.

For the 2014-2015 term, Mr. Tremblay will serve as a member of the Finance, Corporate Services and Governance Committee.


Sandra MaracleGovernor
Sandra Maracle, Tyendinaga

Appointed to the Board in 2013, Ms. Maracle served as a member of the Academic, Student Affairs and Advocacy Committee in 2013-2014 and will continue on that committee for 2014-2015.   

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.   


Governor
Bhavik Patel, Belleville

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 RutledgeGovernor
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 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.

Ms. Rutledge was elected as Chair of the Finance, Corporate Services and Governance Committee for 2014-2015, and will also serve as a member of the Executive Committee, the Nominating Committee, and Board By-Laws and Policies Committee.  


Governor
Jean-David (JD) Tremblay, Belleville

Mr. Tremblay was elected by Loyalist students to serve on the Board. Mr. Tremblay, who grew up in Quebec, is fluent in both official languages and is currently completing the second year of the Construction Engineering Technician program. He chose Loyalist for his post-secondary education following an 11-year career with the Canadian Forces. While attending Loyalist, Mr. Tremblay has been an active volunteer, and was the Student Government’s First-Year Leader for the Construction Engineering Technician program last year. He is a member of the Loyalist varsity cross-country team and the 2014 recipient of the Larry Cook Award, which recognizes the student athlete who best exemplifies the values of fair play, integrity and commitment.

For the 2014-2015 term Mr. Tremblay will serve as a member of the Academic, Student Affairs and Advocacy Committee.


Maureen PiercyPresident & 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.