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Scott Lund is Vice-President and General Manager, CTV Northern Ontario, located in Sudbury. He is responsible for the day-to-day operations of CTV Northern Ontario which has offices in North Bay, Sault Ste. Marie, Timmins and Sudbury. After graduating from Laurentian University in 1983 with a B.A. in Economics, Mr. Lund worked at CJRN Radio in Niagara Falls. He joined MCTV in 1983 as a member of the North Bay Sales Department and became North Bay Station Manager in 1985. Moving to Sudbury, he was appointed to the position of General Manager in 1989, and after 8 years of involvement in Sales, Marketing and General Management, was appointed in January of 1997 to his current position. Mr. Lund is the Chair of Greater Sudbury Development Corporation, Chair of Science North and Chair of Cinefest. He also sits on the board of the Sudbury Airport Community Development Corporation.

Claude Lacroix is currently a Partner at Lacroix Forest LLP where he practices in the areas of civil litigation, corporate/ commercial disputes, construction law, health and safety compliance and commercial liability claims. Mr. Lacroix is a Vice-Chair with the Laurentian University Board of Governors. Previously, he served as President of the French Speaking Trial Lawyers Association of Ontario, as Chair of the Greater Sudbury Airport Development Corporation Board of Directors, as President of the Laurentian University Alumni Association and the Sudbury District Law Association and as a legal panel member of the Canada Pension Plan Appeals Review Tribunal. He has been a member of the Science North (Centre) since 2009.

Murray Scott, of Sudbury, is Partner in the law firm of Conroy Trebb Scott Hurtubise LLP, and Chair of the Cambrian College Board of Governors. He is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada, Greater Sudbury Chamber of Commerce, Rotary Club of Sudbury Sunrisers, and 'le Regroupement des gens d'affaires francophones'.

Théo Noel de Tilly has been professionally involved in the design, support and management of telecommunications, distance education and telemedicine networks and organizations in Northern Ontario for more than 28 years. He currently works as a senior program consultant with FedNor, Industry Canada's economic development program for Northern Ontario. His professional experience also includes management, supervisory and training responsibilities with Collège Boréal, Contact North, Cambrian College and the Northeastern Ontario Telemedicine Network. He was also a small business owner and, in the late 1990s, founded and managed an information and communications technology integration and consulting firm providing services to community based networks, educational institutions and healthcare organizations. Mr. Noel de Tilly has participated on several volunteer boards and committees including the Northeast Cancer Centre Patient and Family Advisory Council, the Ontario Nurse Practitioner Distance Education Advisory Committee, City of Greater Sudbury's Community Services Task Force, the Ontario Advisory Committee on Technology in Learning, the Canadian Diabetes Association (Sudbury chapter), and Cambrian College's Audio-Visual Advisory Committee.

John MacDonald has over twenty-eight years experience as an educator. He has taught the secondary school subjects of Science and Mathematics since 1980. Mr. MacDonald earned his Undergraduate degrees in Education and Chemistry from Queen's University, and earned his Undergraduate degree in Life Sciences from the University of Ottawa.

Gordon Marrs is the former Director of Strategic Planning and Sustainable Development with Xstrata Nickel. Currently, he provides metallurgical and management consulting services to a number of companies both internationally and in Canada. He is a graduate of Applied Science and Engineering from the University of Toronto with a specialty in Geological Engineering. He is currently on the Executive Committee of Science North's Board of Trustees and is Chair of Science North's Science Program Committee.

Jeffrey Laberge is an Architect at the Sudbury office of JL Richards and Associates Ltd. Mr. Laberge has been responsible for management of a number of significant projects including the Living with Lakes Centre, a high performance green building to be constructed on the shores of Ramsey Lake. Mr. Laberge has been working in the architectural profession for nine years. His practice has included urban, building, interior and graphic design. He is the sole architect in his area to be designated as a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) accredited professional. Mr. Laberge has won the Holcim Awards Bronze Prize for North America for his work on the Living With Lakes Centre. He is a member of the steering committee for the Northern Ontario School of Architecture and President of the Northern Ontario Society of Architects.

Stephanie E. Baker was born and raised in New Brunswick, where she graduated with a Double Major in Criminology and Sociology from St. Thomas University. Ms. Baker was called to the bar of the Law Society of Upper Canada in July 2003. Her practice is devoted to criminal and quasi-criminal litigation. Ms. Baker has appeared before the Ontario Court of Justice, the Superior Court of Justice and the Court of Appeal of Ontario. She is member of the serious criminal matter panel, aboriginal law panel and criminal law panel for Legal Aid Ontario. Ms. Baker represents Northeastern Ontario as a Member of Council to the Ontario Bar Association.

Gisèle Chrétien is a former consultant in strategic planning for the private sector and a former President of College Boreal. Her community involvement includes serving as a member of the Greater Sudbury Economic Development Corporation Board of Directors and as Chair to various committees. She is also a former Chair of the Ontario French-language Educational Communications Authority (TFO) and a former member of the Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario. Ms. Chrétien holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from Laurentian University and a Master of Education degree from the University of Toronto.

Gregory Seguin is a professional engineer and is currently the General Manager at Lopes Limited. He earned a Bachelor of Engineering degree (Mechanical Engineering) from Carleton University, a Master of Applied Science degree from Laurentian University and a Master of Business Administration degree from the Ivey Business School. Mr. Seguin serves on the Business Affairs Committee at Ontario Science North and as Director on the Board of the Greater Sudbury Airport Community Development Corporation.

Dr. Stephen Kosar practices Ophthalmology (specializing in retinal diseases) at Health Sciences North in Sudbury, Ontario. He was previously in general practice in Bonfield and North Bay. He is an Executive Member of the Eye Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario, past President of the Sudbury and District Medical Society and Assistant Medical Director of the Canadian National Institute for the Blind's Eye Van Medical Advisory Committee. He is also District Chair of the Ontario Medical Association, Northeastern Ontario District. Dr. Kosar earned his MD from the University of Toronto, Faculty of Medicine in 1981 and his specialty qualifications from the University of Western Ontario in 1990. He is a member of the Canadian Ophthalmological Society, the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the Greater Sudbury Chamber of Commerce.

Elyse Clements is a Portfolio Manager and Wealth Advisor with RBC Dominion Securities. She has a Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Aerospace Engineering and is a Certified Financial Planner, and a Certified Investment Management Analyst. Ms. Clements is Vice-Chair of the board of trustees for Science North, Vice-Chair of the Board of Regents and Chair of the Finance Committee at the University of Sudbury. She is a member of the Financial Planners Standards Council and the Investment Management Consultants Association.

Jo-Anne Palkovits has been the President and CEO of St. Joseph's Health Centre since 2003. In addition, she has been the CEO of St. Joseph's Continuing Care Centre and the Administrator of St. Joseph's Villa and Villa St. Gabriel Villa. Ms. Palkovits is a Certified Health Care Executive and a graduate of Laurentian University with a Master of Arts degree in Human Development and a Bachelor of Science degree of Nursing. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts in Kinesiology from the University of Western Ontario. Ms. Palkovits has served on the Board of the Sudbury Community Foundation as Chair (2007-2009), United Way Fundraising Cabinet as Health Sector Co-Chair (2011-2013), NEON Lights representative on the Canadian College of Health Leaders Board (2006-2010) and is currently a member of the Cambrian College Board of Directors (2012-present).

Todd Miller is an elementary school principal. He has taught students of all levels between kindergarten and Grade 8 at schools in Thunder Bay, Red Rock and a Canadian Forces school in Belgium. Mr. Miller began his career as a staff scientist with Science North, working at the newly established office in Thunder Bay and visited numerous communities in Northwestern Ontario. He volunteers with the North of Superior Film Association, Thunder Pride and the Silver Islet Campers' Association. He holds an Honours Bachelor of Social Sciences degree from the University of Ottawa and a Bachelor of Education degree from Lakehead University.