St. Lawrence College Board of Governors
The St. Lawrence College Board of Governors consists of 12 external community members, together with the President and CEO of the College, one student, one faculty member, one support staff member and one administrative staff member. One-third of the external community members will be appointed through the Public Sector Appointment process with two-thirds appointed directly by the St. Lawrence College Board of Governors.
- Set the College vision, strategic directions, and overall goals and outcomes within the context of the appropriate laws, government policy, and local need.
- Establish and implement the College’s purpose and mission.
- Contribute to the development and evaluation of the College Strategic Plan, Annual Report and Business Plan.
- Approve the College’s annual business plan and budget.
- Establish governance structures to enable the achievement of expected institutional outcomes with clear lines of communication and internal accountability.
- Contribute to the development of Board Policies.
- Participate on Board Committees and/or Task Forces and at a variety of College functions (e.g. Awards Banquets, Convocations), on a volunteer basis, as requested by the Board.
- Provide a link between the College and the community, and confirm and expand the College’s identity within the community.
- Advocate on behalf of the College in its efforts to secure resources.
- Hire the President and CEO, delegate to the President and CEO accountability for the performance and operation of the College, and evaluate the President and CEO’s performance.
- Provide continuity for the governance and management of the College’s affairs.
- Ensure that the College is effectively and efficiently managed.
- Attend Board meetings.
- Be informed on all Board matters, and be prepared to make decisions based on that information.
- Set the rate of progress for the College to undertake to achieve its purpose and mission.
- Ensure that appropriate corrective action is taken where expected outcomes or quality of performance is not being achieved.
- Collectively assess the effectiveness of the Board with respect to governance and the attainment of corporate goals and outcomes on a regular basis.
- Specify how the Board conceives, carries out, monitors and measures its own tasks.
- Evaluate the effectiveness of individual Governors at the time of their reappointment.
Board of Governors Portal
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Members of the Board of Governors
Board terms run annually from September 1 to August 31.
Julie joined Brockville General Hospital in 2017 and serves as Senior Vice President Chief Nurse Executive and Chief Operating Officer. Previous positions have included frontline and leadership positions in both community and tertiary, academic health care organizations.
Julie has a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Carleton University, a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Honours Degree from York University and a Master of Health Sciences Degree from the University of Toronto. She is certified in Advanced System Leadership from the University of Toronto's Rotman School of Management Executive Program and is a Fellow in The Ivy Academy Community Shift Executive Leadership Program. Julie has successfully completed the Advanced Good Governance certification through The College Centre of Board Excellence. She is an active member of the College of Nurses of Ontario and has an Adjunct Academic appointment in the Queen's University School of Nursing.
Julie has received recognition awards from Kingston Health Sciences Centre including the Team Award for Leadership with the Emergency Department Information System Implementation project and Team Award for Care for her efforts introducing the Inter-professional Collaborative Practice Model. She was nominated to the Canadian College of Health Leaders for a National Nursing Leadership Award.
As an active member of the senior leadership team, Julie currently sits as Chair of the Patient & Family Advisory Council, as well as Co-Chair of the Ethics Committee and Brockville General's Lumeo Steering Committee. In the capacity of an Executive Officer, Julie is a member of the Board of Directors, Resources Committee, Medical Advisory Committee, and the Quality and Safety Committee. Other appointments include the Nursing Practice Council Executive, Ontario Nurses Association Labour Management, Operations Committees and the Operating Room Executive.
Julie was appointed to the St. Lawrence College Board of Governors in September 2018 and currently serves as Vice-Chair. She is also a member of the Board of Directors at St. Vincent de Paul in Kingston. Other appointments include Ontario Critical Care Command Center, Ontario Critical Care Workforce Advisory Committee, South East Working Group, Queens University School of Nursing Advisory Council, Regional Stroke Steering Committee, and the Ontario East Surgical Working Group.
An accomplished educator and long-serving senior executive with a distinguished career in the K to 12 Education sector, spanning four different school districts. Stephen is currently an adjunct professor and lecturer with the Faculty of Education at Queen’s University.
Stephen was the CEO and Director of Education at the Upper Canada District School Board - one of Ontario’s largest school district regions – serving nearly 27,000 students residing in 37 municipalities over a 12,000 sq km region in Eastern Ontario. During his nearly 6-year tenure with the organization Stephen played a key role in driving the instructional agenda forward during a significant period of change. He has a performance history of designing successful organizational transformations resulting in: the revitalization of student programs; improved graduation outcomes for Grade 12 students and Adult Learners; expanding the focus on Indigenous education in all schools and community-based partnerships as part of a genuine response to the Federal Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action; intensification of a focus on digital learning / remote learning strategies accelerated by a global pandemic, and; successfully stabilizing the organization through unforeseen fiscal challenges.
Stephen is a proud member of the Board of Governors at St. Lawrence College where he is the Chair of the Academic Committee and also serves on the Board of Directors for the United Way East Ontario. He is past Chair of the Ontario Institute of Educational Leadership. Honoured to be selected as one of the Top 50 Influential Alumni in 50 Years from the Faculty of Education at Queen’s University.
Robin Saunders is a conscientious and experienced executive leader who offers a proven record of success with over 25 years of transforming healthcare through the delivery of information technology. As a former CIO and Director of IMIT, Robin has expertise in building and leading teams in the HIT sector, developing operational support models for information technology and oversight for the delivery of clinical information systems. She has a unique ability to leverage technical, clinical, and business acumen to communicate effectively with all levels, including executives, clinical leadership and front-line staff.
Robin is currently the Cerner Practice Director for Healthtech Consultants and has a Bachelor of Science in Health Information Science from the University of Victoria. She also holds a certificate in Advanced System Leadership from the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management Executive Programs and is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) through the Project Management Institute (PMI). Robin has spent the majority of her career in Ontario with the last 13 years located in Kingston.
Robin joined the Board of Governors for St. Lawrence College in September 2020. She is looking forward to continuing to contribute in a meaningful way to such a high performing institution.
Rechell is a proud international student enrolled in a two-year program of Early Childhood Education (ECE) at the Kingston campus. Prior to her time at SLC, Rechell graduated with a Bachelor of Secondary Education major in English in the Philippines, with a distinction as Cum Laude. Finishing her degree, Rechell then began her leadership journey, taking part in extra-curricular activities. She has since served as Vice-President of the Student Servant Leaders, Chairperson in the Social Orientation and Community Involvement Committee and Research Committee Head of the Young Educator Society. She attended a competition for the University Research Colloquium from the education department and was awarded 3rd place amongst the 18 groups that participated which granted her National Civil Service Eligibility.
While attending SLC, Rechell has serves as a peer tutor and a peer note-taker, responsible for helping her peers learn and pass the course. As an educator, she is not only nurturing the four corners of a classroom but also the morals and values of the community. Rechell describes leadership as a transformation noting that “if we, students feel our environment is right, we can make remarkable things happen!”
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Karen Dumoulin is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CGA) with 35 years of accounting experience who retired in 2021. Prior to her retirement, Karen spent 21 with the St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation where she held progressively senior positions ending as the Chief Financial Officer. She previously worked in both the educational and hospital sectors.
Karen is an alumnus of St. Lawrence College’s Cornwall Campus with two business administration diplomas with distinction (1983). She has two children who are both alumni of SLC, a stepson and two granddaughters. Karen looks forward to giving back to her alma matter by providing direction through her Board position.
Bill retired in December 2019 following a 30+ year career in the hotel sector. His most recent position was as General Manager of the Ambassador Hotel in Kingston, preceded by senior management roles in Windsor, Toronto, Saint John and Sault Ste. Marie.
In 2010, Bill left the hotel sector for a 6-year stint in professional fundraising. His first position was as Director of Development & Alumni Relations at Sault College, which involved the launch of a capital campaign to support campus redevelopment. In 2012, Bill relocated to Kingston as Director of Leadership Philanthropy at University Hospitals Kingston Foundation. In 2016, he joined the Ambassador Hotel.
Bill’s previous volunteer experience includes: Board Director, Kingston Economic Development Corporation; Board Director, Ontario Restaurant Hotel & Motel Association; Board Director, Sault Ste. Marie Economic Development Corporation; Founding Chair, Tourism Sault Ste. Marie; Campaign Chair, United Way of Sault Ste. Marie.
Bill is looking forward to being involved again in the post-secondary sector, especially in the College system. Education equals opportunity.
Jennifer is the Associated Dean for the School of Allied Health. Jennifer is passionate about science and lifelong learning. She completed her undergraduate degree at Western University where she received a Bachelor of Medical Science with an Honors in Microbiology and Immunology and then went on to complete a Master’s in Microbiology and Immunology at the University of Ottawa.
Her background includes experience working with the federal government and in the not-for-profit sector, leading research projects in health and environmental fields, as well as teaching. She started her career working for the National Research Council of Canada at the Stacie Institute for Molecular Sciences. In 2008 she had the opportunity to join the River Institute in her hometown of Cornwall Ontario. While at the River Institute, Jennifer had the opportunity to be involved in several different projects including strategic planning and the development of an applied research branch focusing on industry driven research needs. Her role at the River Institute was also her first connection to St. Lawrence College, teaching part-time for 9 years in a variety of programs.
Jennifer joined SLC full-time in 2017 as an Associate Dean for the Cornwall campus. Since the academic restructuring in 2021 Jennifer has been providing academic leadership tri-campus for the programs in the School of Interdisciplinary Studies and Pathways and now in the School of Allied Health. Having had the opportunity to These Associate Dean roles have provided Jennifer with experience and knowledge of a large variety of programs delivered at St. Lawrence College.
Jennifer is proud of SLC and excited to be able to contribute the College as part of the Board of Governors. When Jennifer is not working, she finds quality time to spend with family and friends.
Rob was raised in Brockville and is a graduate of St. Lawrence College Brockville in Business Administration - Marketing. He is also a graduate of the University of Waterloo’s Economic Development Program. He’s worked in Economic Development for the last seventeen years and is currently the Economic Development Officer for the Municipality of South Dundas. Prior to this he spent time with the Township of North Dundas, the Ontario Business Improvement Area Association and Downtown Brockville BIA.
Rob was the 2014 Ontario East Economic Development Commission ‘Economic Developer of the Year’. He holds three professional accreditation designations; Certified Municipal Manager ‘CMM’, Canadian Certified Economic Developer with Fellowship ‘Ec.D (F)’ and International Certified Economic Developer ‘CEcD’.
Rob values the important role that St. Lawrence College plays in Eastern Ontario especially when it comes to preparing students for joining the workforce. In his role as an Economic Developer he sees the needs of employers for workers in various positions across the Trades, Health Care and Hi-Tech fields.
Mr. Jackson is currently a full-time Professor of Business at St. Lawrence College, based in Brockville, and has been teaching at SLC for 11 years. He has always been a Program Coordinator throughout this period and is now the Program Coordinator for the two- year Diploma Program at the School of Business, for all three campuses.
He has also, in previous years, been actively involved in the Music Theatre Performance Program as the Music Theatre Liaison for the College, and as the co-developer of many new courses now being taught. He was the original instructor of the “Business of Music Theatre” course for the third year, graduating class of this Advanced Diploma Program.
Being passionate about entrepreneurial knowledge as a life skill, Mr. Jackson is currently involved in a new pilot project, within the School of Business, known as the Centre of Entrepreneurship. He is part of a combined management, faculty and student team that reaches out, and then selects students, currently enrolled in any Program in the college, who have an idea for a new small business venture and offers the selected team(s) free training and mentorship. This new program has its’ first public “pitch event”, in Kingston in April of 2023, with expectations that a version of this pilot project could eventually be rolled out to all academic programs across the College.
Professor Jackson was recently selected to represent the School of Business at the Global Entrepreneurship Education Summit, to be held in Porto, Portugal this summer, along with other representatives of business education, at a post-secondary level, from around the globe.
Mr. Jackson also has Board of Director experience, serving as a Board member for the Oshawa/Durham Symphony Orchestra among others. He has been heavily involved in the business community throughout southern Ontario throughout his career, working for numerous corporations, including BCE, in varied management positions. He is an active entrepreneur today, currently serving as President of Seventh House Talent Incorporated. Professor Jackson also served as President B.N.I., for two years, in Belleville, Ontario, working with his team to turn it into Canada’s largest Business Network International (BNI) Chapter, with over 75 members during his tenure in 2010 and 2011.
Professor Jackson feels that his extensive business experience and acumen, as well has being a member of the Brockville campus community for over a decade, puts him in a position to be a positive contributor to the workings of the Board of Directors, ultimately serving St. Lawrence College in an additional, important capacity.
He has been married for over 40 years with two children and one grandchild, is an avid world traveler, and a lover of Newfoundland dogs, including his current “black bear” name Murphy.
Dr. Danielle Lussier, Red River Métis and citizen of the Manitoba Métis Federation, was born and raised in the Homeland of the Métis Nation on Treaty 1 Territory. She is a beadworker and mum to three young people who are growing up as visitors on the shores of Lake Ontario.
Dr. Lussier holds a Bachelor of Laws, a Licence en Droit in the Civil Law of Québec, a Master of Laws with a Specialization in Women’s Studies, and a PhD in law. She is a passionate advocate for learners and community builder who believes that Education is the New Buffalo and that there is room for love and humanity in post-secondary education. Her modern Métis beadwork practice ranges from traditional garment making through to the beading fine art pieces to be framed and displayed. Dr. Lussier systemically incorporates embodied pedagogies into spaces where she leads learning, and she works to encourage other educators to reimagine what classroom learning can be.
As the Student Engagement & Experience Coordinator at St. Lawrence College, Jeremy is dedicated to fostering a supportive and inclusive campus culture that enhances student learning and success. With over 15 years of experience in higher education, Jeremy has developed a deep understanding of the unique challenges and opportunities facing students today.
He is committed to providing students with opportunities to connect with one another, explore new interests, and develop leadership skills that will serve them well throughout their academic and professional careers. He is passionate about empowering students to take an active role in shaping their own education and is always seeking new ways to foster student success and growth.
Constantin Mugenga, Founder and CEO of Imperial Painting & Renovations, Imperial Cleaning Systems Inc. Kingston companies, and a Regional Program Administrator with KCHC Self-Management Program of Southeastern Ontario. He had spent several years in different front line and leadership roles; locally at Kingston Community Health Centres, Kingston Immigration Partnership, Pathways to Education, Immigrant Services Kingston and Area, Restart Employment Services, Costco; and internationally with non-profit organizations and retail industries in Africa, Asia and North America.. Other positions at community-based organizations included Coordinator with the Kingston Immigration Partnership, Lead of Kingston Multicultural Arts Festival 2019. Constantin is a Mental Health champion (Kids and adults) and an advocate of EDII (Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Indigeneity) and Anti-Racism in the South East region. He is the lead facilitator and was integrally involved in the establishment of the CHART (Cultural Humility and Anti-Racism Training) project developed in collaboration with Kingston Community Health Centres and Queen’s University. Constantin is also a Reviewer with Canadian Centre for Accreditation, Faculty member of the Centre for Collaboration, Motivation and Innovation (CCMI) and Institute for Healthcare Communication (IHC). He currently serves on the Family and Children’s Services of Frontenac, Addington and Lenox (FACSFLA) Board, is a Board Secretary of the Victim Services of Kingston and Frontenac, Board of Directors member of the Kingston & Frontenac Housing Corporation and an active member of the Ontario College of Social Worker and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW). Constantin holds a Master’s of Applied Psychology, Master’s of Population and Development Studies and several diplomas including Leadership Development, Social Service Worker, Project Management and more.
Dr. Paul Roumeliotis (Dr.Paul) has been the Medical Officer of Health(MOH) and Chief Executive Officer of the Eastern Ontario Health Unit (EOHU) since 2007. Certified by the Royal College of Physicians of Canada, he received a First Class Honours Bachelors of Science degree in Microbiology and Immunology in 1979 and a medical degree (MDCM) in 1983 at McGill University. He is the founder and former director of the Montreal Children’s Hospital Asthma and Pediatric Consultation Centres and Multi-Format Health Communications at McGill’s Faculty of Medicine. He also holds a Master of Public Health degree from the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, where he is an Associate faculty member, and an Advanced Management Program Diploma from the Harvard Business School. He is an Adjunct Professor at the School of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Ottawa and former Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at McGill University in Montreal.
As MOH for the EOHU for over 17 years, he is very familiar with the demographics, needs and challenges of the Cornwall-SDG area population, including its youth. He has sat or continues to sit and on many local and provincial committees, tables and boards focused on a variety of public health issues including the Local Oxycontin Task Force, the Provincial Council for Maternal and Child Health, the Education Sector-Preparedness & COVID-19 Outbreak Planning Table, the Ontario Public Health Leadership Council and the Board of United Way East Ontario. He is currently the Chair of the Board of Directors of Families Canada and of Project Step, a community-wide initiative to ensure young people and their families have access to support, treatment, education, and prevention of problematic substance and technology use.
His long-standing vision that communications are an integral part of healthcare delivery began in the early 1990’s. Consequently, as a health communications pioneer, he has created and produced hundreds of articles, booklets and videos on a wide range of health issues. Since the beginning of the pandemic, he has made hundreds of local and national TV, radio appearances to discuss various aspects of the pandemic response. He strongly believes that strategically planning, targeting and utilizing new media technologies for the dissemination of public health messaging is essential in order to be able connect to and communicate with today’s tech savvy and perpetually connected audiences. At the EOHU, he created and oversees a full production studio and communications team. As the only health unit in Canada with in-house production expertise and capabilities, the EOHU has created hundreds of public health (prevention/health promotion and health protection) programs and campaigns, in both official languages. In fact, many of these programs have been used across Canada.
As a passionate advocate for immunization, Dr.Paul is involved in several national projects that address vaccine hesitancy and has produced and or created of dozens of educational programs on a variety of immunization issues for the public and healthcare professionals.
Glenn Vollebregt began his tenure as the President and CEO of St. Lawrence College in 2013 with a strong student focus and commitment to student success, academic excellence, and leadership in our communities. In addition to a broad and diverse range of senior leadership experience in the private sector, municipal government and higher education, Glenn holds a Master of Science in Public Policy and Management from the University of London (UK), a Certified Public Accountant (CPA, CMA) Designation, a Business Diploma from Georgian College, and the ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors and Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto.
Formerly serving on the inaugural Sustainable Kingston Board of Directors and Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC) Board of Directors, Glenn is passionate about the ongoing success and development of his community. He currently serves as Chair of the Colleges Ontario Board and Committee of Presidents, a member of the Colleges Employer Council Management Board, and is a Board of Governor of the CAAT Pension Plan. Glenn has also had a number of board appointments in the college system including serving as the Chair of the OCAS Board of Directors and Chair of the Ontario College Library System Board.
If you follow Glenn on Twitter, you will know he is passionate about the student experience at St. Lawrence College and ensuring success of all of our learners. He is dedicated to the leadership role the College plays in our community and the importance of our students and graduates to our region.
Glenn believes in health and wellness, is a passionate cyclist, runner and tennis player and practices yoga and meditation. An avid reader and self-proclaimed ‘talentless’ musician, Glenn ensures that he finds quality time to spend with his family, one of his most important priorities.