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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).

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 with the Upper Canada District School Board. He is also a former Mayor for the Town of Gananoque. Mr. Garrah's community involvement includes volunteering as a driver for the Canadian Cancer Society, dog walker and trainer for the Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind, Board Chair of the Community and Primary Health Care Family Health Team, and as a former member of the Gananoque Police Service Board. He holds both a Bachelor of Arts and a Principal's Certificate from Queen's University.

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.

Linda Ann Daly has extensive volunteer and governance experience, at both local and provincial levels, in education, the arts and healthcare. She is a member of the transitional Council of the College of Registered Psychotherapists and Registered Mental Health Therapists, a governing body of a new health regulatory college, currently under development in Ontario. Ms. Daly is a member of the Board of Governors of Carleton University. She has been a Project Coordinator with Providence Care, Mental Health Services, Kingston; Project Development Officer with the College Standards and Accreditation Council of the Ministry of Education and Training. She is a retired Coordinator and faculty member of the Child and Youth Worker Program at St. Lawrence College, Kingston. Ms. Daly served for eight years as a board member, including Chair of the Board of Directors at Kingston General Hospital. She was also involved in several fundraising initiatives in support of the Grand Theatre and Kingston Symphony Association. 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.