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Ian Wilson was the Dean of the School of Business at St. Lawrence College until 2006. Prior to that, he was a Professor in Business and Government at St. Lawrence College and a Consultant for Wilson & Wade Municipal Consultants. Mr. Wilson is the former Campaign Chair of the University Hospitals Kingston Foundation capital campaign, a former board member of the South East Local Health Integration Network and a member of the Advisory Board and former Board Chair of Kingston General Hospital. He is currently a member of the Kingston, Frontenac and Lennox and Addington Health Unit Board. Mr. Wilson holds an MEd and an MPA from Queen's University, a BA from Trent University and a Diploma in Business from the Eastern Ontario Institute of Technology (now Algonquin College).

Linda Ann Daly is a member of the Board of Governors of Carleton University, the board for Dress for Success and has been a member of the St. Lawrence Parks Commission since 2013. She was a Project Coordinator with Providence Care, Mental Health Services. She is a retired Coordinator and faculty member of the Child and Youth Worker Program at St. Lawrence College. Ms. Daly was a member of the Transitional Council of the College of Registered Psychotherapists and Registered Mental Health Therapists (2009-2015) and served as a board member and Chair of the Board of Directors at Kingston General Hospital. She is a graduate of Carleton University with a Bachelor's degree; the Royal Ottawa Hospital with a Child Care Worker diploma; and Queen's University with a Masters of Public Administration degree.

Carmen Cousineau, CAO of Cousineau Consulting is the project lead to create a Child and Youth Advocacy Centre in Cornwall, Ontario to provide coordinated support services to children/youth affected by physical and/or sexual abuse. She recently retired as the Executive Director of the Upper Canada Leger Center for Education and Training (UCLCET). Prior to joining UCLCET she held senior positions with Cornwall and Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry Counties - Social and Housing Services. She has also taught at the local community college and was Executive Director of the Industrial Training Council. Ms. Cousineau is a member of the Seaway Valley Community Health Centre Board of Directors and is the past Co-Chair of the Ontario Business Education Partnership and past Chair of the Social Development Council of Cornwall and Area.

John Fischl holds a B.Com. from McGill University. He was elected to Augusta Township Council in 2003 and has chaired Economic Development and Waste Management Committees at the municipal level. Mr. Fischl is past Chair of the Brockville and District Community Foundation. He is also a volunteer committee member of the Fort Town Concert Association.

James Garrah is a retired elementary school principal for the Upper Canada District School Board. Past community service includes four terms as a Gananoque town councillor, two terms as mayor, a board member for Community and Primary Health Care, and the Gananoque Police Service Board. He is currently on the boards of the Frontenac Arch Biosphere Network, the Cataraqui Region Conservation Authority, Brockville General Hospital, the Gananoque Trees and Trails Committee and is a volunteer driver for the Cancer Society. For the past 13 years he has been a puppy walker /trainer for Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind.

Margaret Fancy is a retired administrator from the Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario. She has been an instructor for principal's qualifications courses at the University of Ottawa and Queen's University. Mrs. Fancy currently holds the position of community coordinator for Every Kid in our Communities of Leeds-Grenville. Past board involvement has included: Chair of Leeds-Grenville Children's Mental Health, Chair of Leeds-Grenville Interval House, member of Family and Children's Services. Currently, she is a member of the Healthy Kids Community Challenge, Leeds-Grenville Poverty Coalition and Children's Mental Health Transformation steering committees; and Treasurer, Front of Yonge Library Board.

Robert Tchegus is a Partner at the law firm of Cunningham, Swan LLP. He was certified by the Law Society of Upper Canada as a specialist in Real Estate Law in 2004. In 2006, he was appointed and served for 10 years as a part-time member of the Assessment Review Board - Environment and Land Tribunals Ontario and in 2010 he was appointed and served for six years as a member of the federal Payment in Lieu of Taxes Dispute Advisory Panel. He was also appointed in 2010 as a member of the Foundation at Queen's University at Kingston, being appointed as Chair in 2012.