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Appointee Biographies

Walkerton Clean Water Centre


is formerly employed at the Bruce Nuclear Power Development. Twenty-three years in Operations at the Bruce Heavy Water Plant and sixteen years as a Senior Chemical Operator. Last ten years at site spent in the Nuclear Safety Training department developing and delivering safety training to plan personnel. Mike was elected as Municipal Official for twenty-seven years, Mayor of Saugeen Shores twelve years and Bruce County Warden 2010 and 2011. Member of a number of Committee’s and Boards, Grey Bruce Public Health Unit (Chair), Saugeen Valley Conservation Authority, Saugeen Shoes Police Services Board (Chair), Bruce Community Development Corporation Board.


is a Manger/Director of operations for MV Transportation Canada, and a former Capital Projects Delivery Program Manager for Ontario Clean Water Agency. His community involvement includes serving as a volunteer for Rotary Innisfil.


Stephen Spitzig is an accountant in public practice with the Baker Tilly branch in Walkerton. He has been serving the farming and business community around the Walkerton area for more than 32 years. He received his Chartered Professional Accountant designation in 2014 and has had his Certified Management Accountant designation from the Society of Management Accountants of Ontario since 1999. Mr. Spitzig also has an Honours Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Wilfrid Laurier University. Born and raised in the town of Chepstow, Ontario, Mr. Spitzig has strong ties to the Walkerton area and supports the community through his volunteer service with various organizations.


Andrew Henry has an honours degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering and is a registered professional engineer. Mr. Henry has held various positions in the municipal sector with the City of Etobicoke (now part of Toronto), the District of Chilliwack, British Columbia and the City of London, Ontario. Mr. Henry has participated in numerous provincial and federal initiatives, including the development of a best practices document with the Federation of Canadian Municipalities, the development of the Drinking Water Quality Management Standard for Ontario, and has participated on senior government advisory committees and work groups related to municipal drinking water licensing, source water protection, the Great Lakes, First Nations and emergency management/critical infrastructure assurance. Mr. Henry is a member of the Lake Erie Source Protection Committee, the province’s Operating Authority Accreditation Management Committee, and is a Co-Chair of the Ontario Water/Wastewater Agency Response Network. Mr. Henry has served as the Vice-Chair of the Working Group for the development of support resources for the implementation of the Drinking Water Quality Management Standard by Ontario municipalities, and a provincial review committee for the Optimization Manual for Drinking Water Systems. Mr. Henry is also on the Ontario Municipal Water Association Board of Directors and was the President and Chair for the 2014–17 term.


Noel Kerin is a self-employed medical doctor. Noel’s community involvement includes formerly serving as a board member for Occupational and Environmental Medicine Association of Canada (EMAC).


Kari-Anne Last is currently the Operations Project Coordinator — Water for the City of Barrie. In this role she leads several important initiatives including: maintaining and revising the operational plan under the Drinking Water Quality Management Standard (DWQMS); coordinating risk assessments; developing and facilitating internal operator training and providing support to water operations in the area of process optimization and legislative compliance. Prior to this role, Ms. Last was a Class IV Water Operator with the City of Barrie and, previous to that, with the City of Timmins. In these roles, in addition to her responsibilities as the Operator-in-Charge and Overall Responsible Operator for large surface water treatment plants, Ms. Last supported and provided guidance and direction to other operators in the event of process and compliance issues, while also leading pilot projects and presenting findings at key annual drinking water conferences. Ms. Last was also a part-time professor at Northern College, where she taught Water and Wastewater Monitoring and Sampling; Soil and Air Monitoring and Sampling and Water Quality Analysis. Ms. Last is a Certified Engineering Technician, with a focus on Environment, Standards and Compliance.


Alan Boucher is the owner of Joyful Homecare Inc., and a former Director of Human Resources and Safety for Unicco Facility Services. Alan’s community involvement includes serving as a volunteer for the YMCA.


Kimberly Mitchell is from Corner Brook, Newfoundland and is a member of the Qalipu Mi’kmaq First Nation. Kim holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Memorial University of Newfoundland & Labrador and a degree in Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering from the University of Waterloo. Indigenous culture and experience have been an interest in Kim since she was very young. Kim has an interest in ensuring access to clean water for all Indigenous people.


Ann Mulvale resident of Oakville. A Canadian by choice; grateful for all opportunities to server - variety of capacities in volunteer, elected and paid leadership capacities. Past Mayor of Oakville/Regional Councillor Halton, President of AMO., Association Municipalities of Ontario; Board Member of FCM., Federation Canadian Municipalities, Board of OMERS - Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System. Executive Director of Oakville United Way &, as a volunteer, Campaign Chair 2008/9. Past Warden of St. Jude's Anglican Church. On the Board of the Waterfront Regeneration Trust. A history of engagement with Inter-Faith Gatherings for Women, fundraising for numerous not for profits locally and internationally; serve on Radius Golf Tournament. Part owner of Soleil Salon & Spa with a focus of assisting persons on journey with cancer. Principal of Avancez Enterprises; adding value to the goals of others. Strives to grow in & live out, faith journey daily.


Mitch Twolan has been serving as a Mayor for the Township of Huron-Kinloss since 2004, and a broker and owner for Lake Range Realty Ltd., in the County of Bruce. His community involvement includes formerly serving as President for Point Clark Kinsmen.