Board of Governors

Loyalist College of Applied Arts and Technology is overseen by a Board of Governors composed of members from the community at large and College employees. The Board is supported by the administration of the College.

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The Board is composed of 13 external governors (appointed) and four internal governors (elected from within the College representing students, academic, administrative, and support staff). The College President is an ex-officio member of the Board.

Pam Jolliffe, Milford

Pam Jolliffe is a seasoned executive with over 30 years of demonstrated leadership experience in the non-profit sector. She brings advocacy, governance, management, policy skills, and deep connections across various sectors including youth services, mental health, homelessness, and poverty to the Loyalist College Board of Governors. Currently, Ms. Jolliffe is the Principal of P. Jolliffe and Associates. She previously held leadership roles in organizations such as Food Banks Canada, Boys and Girls Club of Canada/Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada Foundation, Fred Victor Centre, and St. Christopher House.

Ms. Jolliffe holds a Bachelor of Arts Honours from York University and a Master of Education (Counselling Psychology) from the University of Toronto. She has served on several non-profit boards, including St. Michael’s Hospital, the Ontario Non-Profit Housing Association, and the Centre for Addictions and Mental Health (CAMH). Ms. Jolliffe is currently the Chair of the Loyalist College Board of Governors and is in her second term on the Board.

Vice Chair
Jennifer May-Anderson, Belleville

Jennifer May-Anderson is currently serving as Executive Director of Hospice Quinte where she is responsible for leading the organization to implement a long-range strategy which achieves the organization’s mission goals, and financial objectives. Previously, she held various communications and operations roles at organizations such as Quinte Conservation, B-Line Distribution, Kingsway Transport, Meyers Transport, and International Truckload Services. Ms. May-Anderson brings leadership development, communications, governance, public relations, fund development, and marketing skills to the Loyalist College Board of Governors.

Ms. May-Anderson is a proud Loyalist College alumna, having earned her diploma in Broadcast Journalism. She is a former member of the Public Relations Program Advisory Committee at Loyalist and is pursuing a Bachelor of Professional Arts in Communication Studies through Athabasca University. Ms. May-Anderson is currently serving as Vice Chair of the Loyalist College Board of Governors and is in her second term on the Board.

Student Governor
Sofin Lalani

Sofin Lalani is currently enrolled in the Loyalist College Advanced Diploma in Civil Engineering (Technology) program and is a recent graduate of the Diploma in Civil Engineering (Technician) program. Mr. Lalani also holds various roles on campus including working in the Student Access Lab, as a Peer Tutor in Student Success, and supported vaccination efforts in the COVID Immunization Clinic.

Mr. Lalani is a self-motivated and meticulous student with a great desire to learn new things and apply his Civil Engineering skills and knowledge to real-world settings. He is a highly technical individual with practical experience in survey techniques, drafting principles and computer applications. Mr. Lalani is passionate about protecting the environment and being part of the solution to advance and expand infrastructure to improve our daily lives. He joined the Loyalist College Board of Governors as an Internal Governor and student representative in 2022.

Internal Governor
Jeremy Braithwaite, Frankford

Jeremy Braithwaite is a Professor in Loyalist’s Manufacturing Engineering Technician program. His career at the College began in 2011 in a support staff role before he began teaching only a year later. Mr. Braithwaite previously led The W. Garfield Weston Foundation’s Family Scholarship in the Skilled Trades pilot program at Loyalist and continues to support the initiative in various capacities. He is also a registered Journeyperson (Draftsperson – Mechanical) and a Certified Autodesk Professional. Mr. Braithwaite volunteers as the World Skills Team Canada Expert in Mechanical Engineering Design, Chair of the Skills Canada, Skills Ontario Mechanical Engineering Design Competitions, and as a first responder with Quinte West Fire Department.

Mr. Braithwaite is a proud Loyalist College alumnus, having graduated from both the Manufacturing Engineering Technician Diploma and a Mechanical Techniques Certificate. He earned a Bachelor of Engineering Technology in Manufacturing degree with Honours from Cape Breton University in Nova Scotia. Mr. Braithwaite was elected by his peers in 2020 as an Internal Governor and Faculty representative.

David Clazie

David Clazie is the City of Quinte West’s Chief Administrative Officer where he has driven technological advancements, improved resource allocation, and enhanced customer service for the residents of Quinte West. A dynamic and forward-thinking senior executive, Mr. Clazie has managed organizational change in previous roles at the City of Quinte and City of Kingston. Prior to public service, he worked in major accounting firms such as Ernst and Young and KPMG.

Mr. Clazie has a Bachelor of Business Administration from Wilfred Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario. He has his Chartered Accountant (CA) designation, Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation, and has completed various leadership and professional development training programs at Loyalist College. Mr. Clazie serves on the Hastings Prince Edward Learning Foundation’s Board of Directors and the St. Mark’s United Church Board of Directors. He joined the Loyalist College Board of Governors in 2021.

Jennifer Fry, Belleville

Jennifer Fry is Manager, Information Technology at Loyalist College where she is responsible for overseeing the Service Desk and Technical Services. Previously, she held progressively senior roles at Stream Global Services, including IT Site Operations Manager for Belleville, London, and Watertown, NY. She also served as Senior Computer Analyst at ExxonMobil Chemical. Ms. Fry is passionate about the growth and development of Loyalist and participates in the College’s working groups focused on teaching and learning technology, IT governance, and micro-credentials.

Ms. Fry graduated with Dean’s List distinction from the Information Systems program at Loyalist College. As a student athlete, she was the team captain of the Loyalist Lancers women’s softball program, and a two-time OCAA all-star. She has also completed several IT certifications and currently pursuing a Professional Learning Certificate in Genealogical Studies through the National Institute for Genealogical Studies. In 2021, Ms. Fry was elected as an Internal Governor representing Administrative Staff at Loyalist College.

Mario Girouard, National Capital Region

Mario Girouard is a seasoned executive with 39 years of experience in IT and IT security. He began his career in the Canadian Armed Forces where he served as an Information Technology, Telecommunications and Cryptography Specialist for almost 16 years. After leaving the Canadian Armed Forces, Mr. Girouard worked at SHL Systemhouse and then Electronic Data Systems where he held increasingly senior roles, including IT Outsourcing Chief Security Officer, and Chief Information Security and Privacy Officer. Before retiring, he also worked with Hewlett Packard and DXC Technology.

Mr. Girouard studied Computer/Information Technology Administration and Management from Université du Québec en Outaouais and lives in the National Capital Region. He joined the Loyalist College Board of Governors in 2022.

Josh Hill, Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory

Josh Hill is an elected Band Councillor in the Tyendinaga Mohawk Council and is employed with the Belleville Senators Hockey Club as an Account Executive. Before being elected as Councillor, he held other roles with the Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte in the Housing and Infrastructure Departments.  He serves on the Tyendinaga Education Advisory Committee as well as the Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board Indigenous Education Advisory Council. Mr. Hill is the current President of the Mohawk Agricultural Society and a representative on the Bay of Quinte Regional Marketing Board and the Visit the County Board of Directors.

Mr. Hill recently completed the Sports and Entertainment Sales and Marketing Program and Loyalist College and is a past graduate from the Aboriginal Law and Advocacy Program at Confederation College. He also studied Political Science and Native American Studies at Syracuse University and Indigenous Studies at Trent University. Mr. Hill joined the Loyalist College Board of Governors in 2022.

Internal Governor
Amy Hoskin, Belleville

Amy Hoskin is the Athletic Coordinator – Varsity Sports and Information at Loyalist College. She began her career at Loyalist in the College’s Athletics department as a part-time employee before being hired as a full-time, permanent employee shortly thereafter. A passionate advocate for students and former student-athlete herself, Ms. Hoskin has coached the Loyalist Lancers women’s volleyball team for ten years and spent countless hours recruiting for and promoting Loyalist across Canada. Outside of campus, Ms. Hoskin is the current women’s volleyball convener for the Ontario College’s Athletic Association (OCAA) and is a member of the OCAA Ways and Means Committee. She also volunteers as a volleyball coach at a local high school.

Ms. Hoskin earned two diplomas from Loyalist College, graduating from the Recreation and Leisure Services program and the post-graduate Public Relations program. She was elected by her peers in 2020 as an Internal Governor representing Support Staff on the Board of Governors.

Julie Lange, Trenton

Julie Lange is the Portfolio Manager and Branch Manager of Scotia Wealth Management in Belleville. With over 30 years of experience in financial management, Ms. Lange distinguished herself professionally by earning the Fellow of the Canadian Securities Institute (FCSI) credential and Chartered Investment Manager (CIM) and Director designations during the early years of her career. She has been awarded the Austin Taylor award, The Growth Council Award, and has been a longtime member of the President’s Council and Chairman’s Council at Scotia Wealth Management. A passionate advocate for public service, Ms. Lange has served on many voluntary organizations in both member and leadership positions, including as Past President of Quinte Regional Hospice and the former Treasurer of Trenton Memorial Hospital. She is also the recipient of the Quinte Regional Children’s Foundation Guardian Angel award, in recognition of her dedication to helping young mothers, and at-risk children as founder of the Helping Hands Program.

Ms. Lange graduated from Ryerson University and is committed to ongoing education in the industry. Ms. Lange previously served with Honorary Colonel in the Royal Canadian Air Force, affiliated with 436 Transport Squadron, 8 Wing, Canadian Forces Base Trenton. She is also a Director of the Canadian Forces Liaison Council. Ms. Lange was appointed to the Loyalist College Board of Governors in June 2020.

Jennifer Moore

Jennifer Moore is the Chief Administrative Officer for Northumberland County where she works with the senior management team to deliver outstanding programs to residents and businesses, ensuring constituents receive the very best value for their tax dollars. For over twenty years, Ms. Moore has applied her strategic thinking, analytical capabilities, and big picture problem solving skills to enhance the private and public sector organizations in which she has worked. Before joining Northumberland Country, she held increasingly senior roles at Imperial Oil Limited/ExxonMobil in the Finance department. Ms. Moore is also active in her community as a Rotarian and a Board Member of  NCHC, the Northumberland Family Health Team,  and Cornerstone Family Violence Prevention Centre.

Ms. Moore holds an Honours Bachelor of Commerce degree with a minor in Economics from McMaster University. She also earned her Certified Management Accountant (CMA) designation. Ms. Moore was elected to the Loyalist College Board of Governors in 2021.

Melanie Paradis, Belleville

Melanie Paradis is the President of Texture Communications, a boutique communications consultancy that expertly supports Canada’s leading CEOs with thought leadership writing. Her work has been published in Canada’s most read newspapers and heard on airwaves and streaming services across the nation for more than 15 years.

An unflappable media and public affairs advisor, Ms. Paradis has worked with executives across Canada and politicians at Queen’s Park and on Parliament Hill during high stakes crises and moments of transformation. Prior to forming Texture Communications, she served in senior communications roles at leading national public affairs and government relations firms, including NATIONAL Public Relations, Earnscliffe Strategy Group, and McMillan Vantage; Vale, one of the world’s largest mining companies; and the Métis Nation of Ontario. Ms. Paradis has a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Wilfrid Laurier University and a Master of Science in Rural Planning from the University of Guelph. She was appointed to the Loyalist College Board of Governors in 2023.

Rick Phillips, Hastings County

Rick Phillips is the Reeve of Tyendinaga Township and served as Hastings County Warden from 2012-2016 and 2019-2022. He was first elected as Councillor to Tyendinaga Township in 2006 and was elected Reeve in 2010. Previously, Mr. Phillips worked at CN Rail for 33 years holding leadership positions before retiring from CN and running for public office. He also maintains an active role in the Royal Canada Legion.

Mr. Phillips is a member and elder of St. Andrews Presbyterian Church in Tweed. He has been involved in a wide variety of volunteer service in his community, and currently serves on the Boards of Highland Shores Children’s Foundation, Eastern Ontario Regional Network, Eastern Ontario Wardens Caucus, Hospice Quinte Building Committee, and the Belleville General Hospital Foundation. Mr. Phillips has been a resident of Tyendinaga Township for 55 years. He joined the Loyalist College Board of Governors in 2022.

Lina Rinaldi

Lina Rinaldi is Vice President and Chief Nursing Executive at Quinte Health. She is an experienced healthcare leader with exceptional leadership experience in strategic and operational execution in regional and urban acute and community settings. Prior to Quinte Health, Ms. Rinaldi was at Closing the Gap Healthcare, where she was the Vice President, Client Service and provided strategic and operational oversight for approximately 2,000 homecare community and clinic staff across Ontario and Nova Scotia. She is also Chair of the Board of Directors of Summit Housing and Outreach Programs, Halton Region which is a not-for-profit organization supporting individuals with mental health and addictions. After serving on the Board of Director for 8 years, she recently stepped down from the Quality committee of De dwa da dehs nye Aboriginal Health Centre, Brantford/Hamilton. She remains active in her community of Halton and looks forward to contributing to her new community of Carrying Place and more broadly in Hastings Prince Edward County.

Ms. Rinaldi holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from York University and a Master of Nursing (Admin) from the University of Toronto. She is a Certified Health Executive (CHE) with the Canadian College of Health Leaders (CCHL), a graduate of the Rotman School of Management’s Advanced Health Leadership Program (AHLP), and holds a certificate in Legal Aspects of Healthcare Administration from Dalhousie University. Ms. Rinaldi was appointed to the Loyalist College Board of Governors in 2022.

Matthew Ward, Napanee

Matthew Ward is a lawyer with more than seven years combined experience in litigation. Currently, he is an Associate at Kaufmann, Dockrill and Associates Legal Services in Bellville where he practices in the areas of Real Estate, Wills and Estates. Previously, he was a litigator in the areas of Family Law, Civil Law and Employment. Mr. Ward is a strong public service supporter and has served voluntary organizations both in member and support positions.

Mr. Ward graduated from Toronto’s York University with an Honours Bachelor of Arts and from the University of Birmingham, United Kingdom with an Honours Bachelor of Law degree. In 2013, Mr. Ward completed all of the requirements for accreditation through the Federation of Law Societies of Canada. He was appointed to the Loyalist College Board of Governors in June 2020. 

President and CEO
Mark Kirkpatrick, Belleville

Recognized as an approachable, consultative, and visionary leader, Mark Kirkpatrick was recently appointed as Loyalist’s new President and CEO after serving as the College’s Acting President for several months. Mr. Kirkpatrick originally joined Loyalist in 2005 as Director of Information Technology where he modernized the College’s IT department and implemented a campus-wide IT infrastructure. Mr. Kirkpatrick earned increasing responsibilities over the years as he gained the confidence, respect, and trust of senior leadership. In the role of Senior Director, Infrastructure, he reimagined Loyalist’s indoor and outdoor spaces to align with the College’s caring and inclusive institutional values. After joining the senior leadership team as Senior Vice-President Corporate Services and CFO, Mr. Kirkpatrick operationalized the College’s Private College Public Partnership, Loyalist College in Toronto, and was the architect behind the business case, financial model, and operational plan that realized Loyalist’s vision for a new campus in Port Hope. During the pandemic, he worked tirelessly with Public Health partners to protect the health and well-being of Loyalist’s on campus and surrounding communities while ensuring the College avoided any deficits or employee lay-offs.  

Prior to joining Loyalist College, Mr. Kirkpatrick held other managerial roles such as Manager – Technical Services, Technology Architect at Empire Financial Group and Infrastructure Technology and Projects Leader at EDS Canada. He is a licensed electrical engineer and was an early leader in Information Technology, working with engineering and technology professionals in the manufacturing, consulting, insurance, and financial services sectors. Mr. Kirkpatrick holds a Master of Business Administration from the DeGroote School of Business at McMaster University and has an Applied Science Degree from Queen’s University.