Board of Trustees

Brescia’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 2017–18

Karen Fryday-Field
Chair
Karen is currently the Chair of the Board of Trustees and sits on all standing and ad hoc committees of the Board and also serves as Chair of the Institutional Planning Committee. 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.


Larry MacKinnonLarry MacKinnon
Past Chair
Larry is currently the Past Chair of the Board having served as Chair for two years from 2015 to 2017. He served in various capacities on the board since 2010. Larry is the Director, Business Development for the London Economic Development Corporation.


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. She serves as a representative of the Ursuline Community and also sits on the executive committee. She is a member of the Ursuline Leadership Team and a Brescia alumna.


Sr. Marian Krauskopf, osu
Representative of the Ursuline Community
Marian is serving her first term on the Board and sits on the Governance Committee. She presently works in adult faith formation as a spiritual director.

 


Profile iconSr. Eileen Schuller, osu
Representative of the Ursuline Community
Sr. Eileen Schuller is serving on the Board as a Community Trustee as a representative of the Ursuline Community. She is actively involved with the McMaster Catholic Students Association and the Jewish-Christian dialogue in Canada. She is also a professor emerita in the Department of Religious Studies at McMaster University and a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.



heather-campellHeather Campbell (on leave)

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 (currently on leave).

 


Ingrid Christensen
Brescia Staff Representative
Ingrid is serving her first term on the Board as a representative for the full–time staff and sits on the Finance Committee. Ingrid is the Payroll & Benefits Officer at Brescia.

 


DSC_1851 (Copy)Ashley Conyngham
Community Trustee
Ashley is serving her second term on the Board as a Community Trustee and sits as Vice Chair on the Advancement Committee. 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 second term on the Board as a Community Trustee and is Vice Chair of the Employee Relations Committee. She is the Financial Services Director with the London Police and has been with the force for 30 years.

 


Profile iconLucyanne Davison
Administrative Support
Lucyanne is the Executive Assistant to the Principal at Brescia and provides administrative support to the board.

 


lisa-haagsmaLisa 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.

 


Steve Hajpel
Senior Leadership Team Representative
Steve is serving his first term on the Board as a Senior Leadership Team Trustee and also sits on the Institutional Planning Committee. Steve is the Director of Facilities Management at Brescia.

 


DSC_1878 (Copy)Mitra Khademi
Community Trustee
Mitra is serving her second 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.


Dr. Marlene J. Le Ber
Brescia Faculty Representative
Marlene sits on the Board as a representative of the full–time faculty at Brescia. She serves on the Institutional Planning Committee and is Chair of the School of Leadership & Social Change at Brescia.


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


Dr. John Mitchell
Acting Vice-Principal & Academic Dean
John is an Associate Professor of Psychology and sits on the Board as an ex officio member.

 


Dr. Louise Moist
Community Trustee
Louise is serving her first term on the Board as a Community Trustee and sits on the Institutional Planning Committee. Louise is a Professor in the Departments of Medicine and Epidemiology & Biostatistics at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry.

 


Dr. Sara Morrison
Brescia Faculty Representative
Sara sits on the Board as a representative of the full–time faculty at Brescia. She serves on the Finance Committee and is a professor of History.

 



s_mummDr. 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.

 


Erin Mitchell
Community Trustee
Erin is serving her second 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.

 



erin-thumbErin 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.

 


Profile iconRachel Ogilvie
Brescia University College Students’ Council President
Rachel is serving in an ex officio capacity 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.

 


Profile iconJessica Patterson
Brescia Staff Representative
Jessica is serving her first term on the Board as a representative for the full–time staff and sits on the Institutional Planning Committee. Jessica is the Senior Academic Advisor at Brescia.

 


Marianne SimmMarianne Simm
Vice-Principal, Students
Marianne is serving in an ex officio capacity on the Board. She sits on the Advancement Committee and on the Institutional Planning Committee.

 


ruth-tisdaleRuth Tisdale
Community Trustee
Ruth is serving her second 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.

 


DSC_1890 (Copy)Brenda Walton
Community Trustee
Brenda is serving her second 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.