Board of Trustees

Visit UsBrescia’s Board of Trustees is the chief governing body for Brescia University College. As fiduciaries, Brescia’s elected Trustees are vested with a special responsibility for overseeing Brescia’s operations and governance in a way that assures its institutional health and well-being. Trustees must, at all times, avoid the situation of conflict of interest in exercising their duties to Brescia.

Among the responsibilities of the Board of Trustees is to ensure that Brescia’s operations and actions align with its vision, mission and values. In achieving effective stewardship of Bresica, the Board engages in a variety of activities, including facilitating institution-wide strategic planning, overseeing the conduct of annual operating and capital budgets, ensuring that Brescia achieves a positive annual financial audit and ensuring the establishment of institutional policies that align with legal requirements and best practices. Additionally, the Board of Trustees has responsibility for hiring, reviewing and setting goals for its sole employee, the Principal of Brescia. Finally, the Board of Trustees ensures that Brescia meets its legal, budgetary and financial obligations at all times, identifying and managing risks and ensuring the responsible management of Brescia.

Board of Trustees Members for 2016–17

Larry MacKinnonLarry MacKinnon
Chair
Larry is currently the Chair of the Board of Trustees and sits on all standing and ad hoc committees of the Board. Larry is the Director, Business Development for the London Economic Development Corporation.

 


LizHewittLiz Hewitt
Past Chair
Liz is currently the Past Chair of the Board having served as Chair for three years from 2012 – 2015. She served in various capacities since 2008 and sits on a number of standing and ad hoc committees of the Board. Liz is a lawyer in London, specializing in independent workplace violence and harassment investigations, employee training and policy writing.


Sister Noreen Allossery-WalshSr. Noreen Allossery-Walsh, osu
Representative of the Ursuline Community
Sr. Noreen is serving on the Board of Trustees as a Community Trustee serving as a representative of the Ursuline Community. She is a member of the Ursuline Leadership Team and a Brescia alumna. Sr. Noreen sits on the Executive Committee and the ad hoc Principal Selection Committee of the Board.


Dr. Danielle BattramDr. Danielle Battram
Brescia Faculty Representative
Danielle sits on the Board as a representative of the full–time faculty at Brescia. She serves on the Institutional Planning Committee of the Board and is an Associate Professor of Food and Nutritional Sciences.


Profile iconHeather Campbell
Brescia Staff Representative
Heather serves on the Board as a representative of the full–time staff at Brescia. Heather is the Associate Director of the ALT Learning and Teaching Centre.

 


Jennifer Coghlin
Brescia Staff Representative
Jennifer is serving her first term on the Board as a representative for the full–time staff at Brescia, and she sits on the Finance, Audit & Investment Committee. Jennifer is the Associate Registrar, Student Success at Brescia.


DSC_1851 (Copy)Ashley Conyngham
Community Trustee
Ashley is serving her first term on the Board as a Community Trustee. She sits as Vice Chair on the Advancement Committee, and on the ad hoc Principal Selection Committee of the Board. Ashley is the Director of Marketing & Communications at the London Economic Development Corporation and is a Brescia alumna.


DSC_1872 (Copy)Kimberly Darling
Community Trustee
Kimberly is serving her first term on the Board as a Community Trustee and sits on the Institutional Planning Committee. She is the Financial Services Director with the London Police and has been with the force for 27 years.


Shauna ForretShauna Forret
Community Trustee
Shauna is serving her first term on the Board as a Community Trustee and is Vice Chair on the Finance, Audit & Investment Committee. She is a Senior Manager – Canadian Tax at KPMG LLP.


Karen Fryday-FieldKaren Fryday-Field
Community Trustee
Karen is in her first term on the Board serving as a Community Trustee. She is the Chair on the Institutional Planning Committee and is the Vice Chair of the Board. Karen is the lead consultant of Meridian Edge Leadership and Governance Consulting, a London based firm dedicated to excellence in organizational development, dynamic strategic planning and effective governance.


Profile iconLisa Haagsma
President of the BUC Alumnae Association
Lisa serves in an ex officio capacity on the Board as President of the Brescia University College Alumnae Association, and sits on the Advancement Committee.


DSC_1878 (Copy)Mitra Khademi
Community Trustee
Mitra is serving her first term on the Board as a Community Trustee and is a Brescia alumna. She sits on the Executive Committee and is Chair of the Advancement Committee. Mitra is a financial consultant and is a Divisional Director with Investors Group in London.


Theresa MahoneyTheresa Mahoney, osu
Ursuline Sister representing the Ursuline Community
Sr. Theresa has served on the Board since 2007 as a Community Trustee representing the Ursuline Community. She has served on a number of standing committees of the Board and currently sits on the Governance Committee and the Institutional Planning Committee. Sr. Theresa is a retired teacher, former Brescia Chaplain, and active volunteer through the Ursuline Centre and other organizations.


Karen McKayKaren McKay
Community Trustee
Karen is serving her first term on the Board as a Community Trustee. She is Vice Chair on the Employee Relations Committee, and sits on the ad hoc Principal Selection Committee. Karen is a lawyer in London with Harrison Pensa LLP, specializing in corporate and commercial law.


Dr. John Mitchell
Brescia Faculty Representative
John is the Associate Academic Dean of Learning and Teaching, and is an Associate Professor of Psychology. John sits on the Board as a representative of the full-time faculty at Brescia.

 


Dr. Susan Mumm
Principal
Susan is serving in an ex officio capacity on the Board as Brescia’s Principal. She sits on all standing committees of the Board and also as a representative on the Board of the Brescia Foundation.

 


Profile iconErin Pollett
Community Trustee
Erin is serving her first term on the Board as a Community Trustee and sits on the Institutional Planning Committee. Erin is an active volunteer in the London community and is the Past President of The Canadian Club of London.

 


Profile iconErin Rankin Nash
Community Trustee
Erin is an alumna of Brescia and is serving on the Board as a Community Trustee. She sits on the Advancement Committee as Vice Chair and is a lawyer at McKenzie Lake Lawyers LLP.

 


Penny RintoulPenny Rintoul
Chair of the Board of the BUC Foundation
Penny is the Chair of the Board of the Brescia Foundation and serves on the Board of Trustees in an ex officio capacity. Penny is a corporate lawyer with RZCD Law Firm LLP, specializing in providing advice to credit unions.

 


Dr. Donna Rogers
Academic Dean
Donna serves in an ex officio capacity on the Board as Brescia’s  Academic Dean. She sits on the Employee Relations Committee, the Governance Committee and the Institutional Planning Committee of the Board. Donna is also a Professor of Spanish.

 


Marianne SimmMarianne Simm
Brescia Senior Leadership Team Representative
Marianne sits on the Board as a representative of the Senior Leadership Team at Brescia, serving on the Advancement Committee and on the Institutional Planning Committee. Marianne is the Vice–Principal, Students at Brescia.

 


Profile iconRuth Tisdale
Community Trustee
Ruth is serving her first term on the Board as a Community Trustee and is a Brescia alumna. She sits on the Finance Committee and is the Senior Staff Accountant at BDO Canada LLP.

 


Profile iconDeanna Vezina
Brescia University College Students’ Council President
Deanna is serving on the Board as the President of the Brescia University College Students’ Council. She acts as a representative and advocate for Brescia’s diverse student population.


DSC_1890 (Copy)Brenda Walton
Community Trustee
Brenda is serving her first term on the Board as a Community Trustee. She sits on the Executive Committee, as Chair on the Finance, Audit & Investment Committee, and on the Institutional Planning Committee. Brenda is an accountant and partner with Davis Martindale, LLP in London.