Board of Governors
Albert College is governed by a volunteer board who are elected to serve for up to three terms of three years. A balanced group of current parents, alumni, and broader community members, our board members meet for four cycles of committee and board meetings throughout the school year. The Board of Governors is the guardian of the school’s vision and mission. It is the Board’s responsibility not only to ensure that the vision and mission are appropriate, relevant, and vital to the community, but also to monitor their fulfillment.
The Chair of the Board of Governors is current parent Alison Gilbert. Head of School Mark Musca is responsible for all aspects of the College’s programs and administrative operations and reports to the Board of Governors.
The Board is looking for new members who will bring skills in risk management, law, human resources, marketing, IT and finance. Any member of the Albert family can nominate prospective board members. If you would like to submit a candidate for consideration, please send your nomination in confidence to the Secretary to the Board at email@example.com.
2020-21 Board Meetings
- October 3, 2020
- December 12, 2020
- February 25, 2021
- June 12, 2021
Board of Governors
Craig Bridgewater '88
- Alison Gilbert
- Elizabeth Cameron
- Hon. John Barritt '68
- Len Kennedy
- Craig Bridgewater '88
- Kathryn Brohman
- David Clegg '86
- Pamela D’Andrade
- Dr. Nicholas de Janitsary '91
- Lori Foster
- Sara Hitchlock '93
- Kerry Lorimer
- Joanne Pratt '63
- Peter Robertson
- Jeffrey Waplak
- Dr. Jo-Anne Willment '73
- Ping Wu '83
With over 20 years in the finance and investment industry, Alison held many roles including Vice President, for TD Securities Inc. and as an Analyst at National Bank Financial and Merrill Lynch Canada Inc. Earlier in her career she worked in Human Resources at Empire Financial Group in Kingston. Gilbert is currently a Director with BMO Capital Markets, Equity Research.
Alison joined the Board of Governors at Albert College in 2013 and became Chair of the Finance Committee. After five years, she was the Vice Chair of the Board and was named Chair in 2019.
Alison Gilbert graduated from the University of Western Ontario in 1987 with a Bachelor of Arts degree.
For over 15 years, Alison was an active member of the Board of Directors for the National Ballet School Foundation in Toronto. She has one son who attends Albert College. Her older son attends McGill University in Montreal. Alison and her husband Jefferson currently live in Prince Edward County.
Elizabeth Cameron graduated from the University of Manitoba in 1994 with a Bachelor of Arts degree. In 2017, she received her Post Graduate Certificate Strategic Human Resources from Royal Roads University. She attended the Joint Command and Staff Programme at the Canadian Forces College in 2013.
Elizabeth is a Professor at Loyalist College in Belleville, Ontario. She was the Chief of Staff, Public Service Commission of Canada in Gatineau, Quebec. She is a retired Lieutenant-Colonel. She worked in Logistics as part of the Canadian Armed Forces serving in Winnipeg, Portage La Prairie, Borden, Belgium, Toronto, Trenton and Ottawa. She also served as the Military Assistant to the Governor General of Canada and as the 8 Wing Trenton Wing Administration Officer.
Elizabeth has been a member of the board since 2015. She is a current and alumni parent. All three of her children have attended Albert College. Two have since graduated with one child currently attending the College. She and her husband Scott have lived all over Canada and Europe and currently live in Belleville, Ontario.
John Barritt graduated from Albert College in 1968. From there, he attended Trent University where he earned his Bachelor of Arts in 1971. He then received his Bachelor of Journalism Honours from Carleton University in Ottawa. Finally, he received his Bachelor of Laws from the University of Calgary.
Although John is semi-retired now, he has a wealth of experience from multiple careers. He began his career as a journalist in Bermuda including stints as a weekly newspaper editor, radio and TV broadcaster and talk show host from 1972 to 1981. He has practiced law since graduating from law school in 1986, with a varied practice in litigation, conveyancing, trusts and estates. Finally, John has been a politician and an elected Member of Parliament in Bermuda for 18 years, having served in various capacities, including Cabinet Minister, Whip, House Leader for the Opposition and Leader of the Opposition upon his retirement in 2011.
John attended Albert College for three years, as did his older sister and younger brother. He joined the board in 2009 and is our immediate past Chair. John lives in Bermuda with his wife of over 45 years, Sharon from Kenora, Ontario. He has two children and four grandchildren who are, he says “the devoted object of his attention and affections these days.”
Len Kennedy received his Bachelor of Arts from St. Patrick’s College at Carleton University in 1973. He later earned his Master in Social Work from Wilfrid Laurier University in 1978. He had a long career in social services and children’s services with the Ontario Government and Child Welfare. His experience includes serving as Executive Director for Habitat for Humanity in Prince Edward Hastings.
In his retirement his is still an active member and past president of the Rotary Club of Belleville. He joined the Albert College Board as a community representative in 2012. Good governance is one of Len’s specialties and he continues to sit on the Albert College Governance Committee as Secretary of the board. He has also served on the local hospital and health boards, as well as children’s agencies.
Len went to high school at NDSS, Napanee, Ontario. He lived in Ottawa for many years and returned to the Belleville area in 2000. He is married to Laura who works in the Retirement Home sector. They enjoy spending time with their children and grandchildren at their lakeside property in the area.
Craig is a 1988 graduate of Albert College. He then went on to earn a Bachelors (Honours) degree in Economics from Carleton University in Ottawa.
Craig is a Chartered Public Accountant (Canada and Bermuda) and in 2019 was awarded the Fellowship designation by CPA Bermuda in recognition of his outstanding contributions made to the accounting profession and to the community. He also qualified as a Certified Internal Auditor in 2001.
He currently serves as Group Head of Finance for Bank of N.T. Butterfield in Bermuda. Prior to joining the Bank in October 2019, he was a Partner at KPMG in Bermuda where he had been appointed as the sector lead for the Banking & Asset Management Practice, leading the Firm’s go to market to each of these sectors across multiple service lines. He was also KPMG in Bermuda’s Head of People with responsibility for Human Resources, Learning & Development, Diversity & Inclusion, Performance Management and Graduate programs. During his tenure with KPMG, he worked from the Bermuda and Chicago offices.
Being community minded with a particular interest in education, in addition to being a member of the Board of Governors of Albert, in Bermuda he is also currently the Chairman of the Governing Body of the Berkeley Institute, and a member of the Board of Education. Having joined the Board of Albert in 2015, he is now the Chairman of the Finance Committee and is a member of the Frederick Sydney Smith Scholarship Committee in Bermuda which issues scholarships for the benefit of Bermuda students attending Albert College.
Craig is married to Monique and has two daughters – Myah (17) and Celeigh (8)
Kathryn Brohman attended Western University, Ivey School of Business where she earned her Honours Business Administration (HBA). She also has a Ph.D. in Business Philosophy. Currently she is an Associate Professor and Distinguished Faculty Fellow in Information Systems at the Smith School of Business at Queen’s University.
Kathryn is also the co-author of several books related to strategy execution. She pioneered programs in digital transformation in undergraduate and Master’s programs at the Smith School of Business. She is also the founder of Sustainable Execution Coaching (SxC), a business that coaches organizations on how to modernize business practices for the digital age.
Her first connection to the College is through her father, Robert Maher '59. She enrolled her children, John and Kairie, at Albert College in 2013. After four years serving on the board at Belleville Quinte West Community Health Center, in 2018 Kathryn joined the Albert College Board.
She was raised in Kitchener, Ontario and lived in Athens, Georgia before moving to Kingston, Ontario in 2003. Kathryn loves her family of two children, three step children, her husband Sean and their English Bulldog, George.
David Clegg ’86 became a member of the Albert College Board of Governors as of October 2020. His connection to Albert is long-standing as David attended Albert as a local day student from 1981 graduating in 1986. Following his graduation, he has since been an active Albert alumnus assisting with alumni events, participating in Albert College’s John Davidson ’59 Memorial Golf Tournament and keeping in touch with fellow classmates.
After his time at Albert, David attended the University of Western Ontario where he received his BA. He later attended Ryerson University earning a Degree in Long Term Administration.
Currently, David is the owner of Belmont Long Term Care Facility in Belleville and is a resident of Prince Edward County, Ontario with his three dogs Chloe, Dougie and Lulu.
Pamela D'Andrade has a Bachelor of Science in Urban Estate Management from the University of Westminster. Her professional training includes Personal Assistant training from the North East Surrey College of Technology and an International Facilities Management Association Certification for Operations and Maintenance.
She has over 30 years of executive level management experience. She has worked at Blue Sky Luxury, Barbados since 2013. Her role as a Property Manager entails oversight of management and ongoing maintenance of a portfolio of luxury properties. Pamela is detail oriented, is exceptional at anticipating risk and managing finances. Her friendly and professional management style has earned her the trust and respect of her clients and colleagues. She is also the Chapter Manager of The Young Presidents’ Organization Southern Caribbean Chapter. YPO is a Global Leadership Community for Young Presidents and World Presidents.
Pamela has three children who attended Albert College; Rebekah '05, Giselle '07 and Rhett '09. Pamela joined the Albert College Board in 2012 and continues to be an advocate for the College in Barbados.
Dr. Nicholas de Janitsary is a graduate of Albert College in the class of 1991. Dr. de Janitsary has worked for various governments in the Gulf as well as the US and Canada and has consulted to governments in the Asia Pacific Region. For the past 15 years he has worked in Asia and the Middle East, consulting in the areas of National Security, Intergovernmental Relations as well as Aviation.
In addition, Dr. de Janitsary founded New Dimension Group a global consultancy with offices in Singapore, Dubai, Delhi. The Group offers security and defense consultancy as well as consultancy on business development, Aviation, understanding the various business practices and cultures of the Middle East and South East Asia.
Dr. de Janitsary speaks at many international forums on global security, including The Interpol General Assembly, Asia’s annual Super Yacht conference, Middle East Security and Defense Conference. He has also lectured at various universities around the world in the area of terrorism in the Middle East.
Dr. de Janitsary has a Ph.D. in Criminology as well as an LLD in Law.
For over 24 years Lori has been empowering lives through fashion, creating confidence one outfit at a time at her ladies’ fashion boutique The Dressing Room, in beautiful Prince Edward County. Lori is a fashion stylist and independent retailer, collaborating with fashion designers across Canada to offer her clients a unique and personalized shopping experience.
Lori and her team strive to be pillars of the Quinte community by hosting events and fashion show fundraisers for local charities and organizations. Lori’s events raise much needed funds and awareness for local women’s shelters, the Canadian Mental Health Association, children’s programs, Quinte Health Care, community artists, the Canadian Cancer Society, and food banks among other organizations.
Lori is an accomplished certified Level 3 Figure Skating Coach with the National Coaching Certification Program, and specialized in the disciplines of Singles, Pairs, Dance and Synchro, and is retired from a successful 17-year coaching career. She is a graduate of the Coaching Techniques Figure Skating Program in Toronto, Ontario.
Lori joined the board in 2012 and has served as the Marketing, Admissions and Recruitment Chair, as well as being the Chair of the Head Transition Committee. Currently, she is the Chair of the Advancement and Major Gifts Committee. Situated in Prince Edward County, Lori and her husband Dan are proud parents of Albert. Canniff, is in Grade 12 and has attended Albert College since Grade 2.
Sara Hitchlock attended the University of NewBrunswick where she received an honours Bachelor of Arts in Psychology in 1996. She also has a Master’s in Industrial Relations from Queen’s University and is currently working towards obtaining her Certifies Financial Planning designation.
For the past seven years, Sara has worked as a Financial Advisor at Bridge to Wealth helping her clients with their insurance and financial needs. Prior to this, her career included working in the family brokerage Marsh Insurance in Belleville, Ontario as well as Mash and McLennan in Toronto, Ontario as Assistant Vice President and MEARIE Group as Risk Analyst.
Sara graduated from Albert College in 1992 and now her two children attend the College. She joined the board in 2018. She currently lives in Trenton, Ontario with her husband, Piero, their two boys Dante and Nico and their cockapoo, Rocky.
Kerry Lorimer holds a Master of Adult Education from St. Francis Xavier University and a Bachelor of Arts Honours Degree in English Literature from Queen’s University.
She is the Director, Strategic Communications and Marketing, Lassonde School of Engineering at York University. Previously, she was the Director of Marketing, Communications and Recruitment at Loyalist College where she had worked since 2012 in a number of progressively senior roles. Prior to that, Kerry was an Account Director at FleishmanHillard HighRoad in Toronto for several years.
She has been a member of the board since 2015. Kerry was familiar with Albert College growing up in Toronto and going to her parents’ cottage in Prince Edward County. Her two children have attended Albert College since Kindergarten and are now in the Middle and Senior School.
Joanne Pratt is from Brockville, Ontario and attended Albert College for Grade 13. She later graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and History from Carleton University and a Master of Arts in Canadian Studies from York University.
She worked for the Government of the Northwest Territories when the seat of government transferred to the capital, Yellowknife, in 1967 and later worked in Toronto for the Government of Ontario in the Municipal Research Branch and Indian Community Secretariat. Subsequently, she was political staff to a Member of Parliament and Cabinet Minister. After her retirement she worked on political strategy, organizing and fundraising.
Joanne worked on fundraising for Native Canadian organizations and later served on the Foundation Board of Fort York National Historic Site. She was also Chair of the Heritage Committee at the Toronto Cricket Club.
Joanne and her husband live in Toronto and cottage on the St. Lawrence near Brockville. Their children and grandchildren live in the United States and Australia.
Peter Robertson joined the Albert College Board in 2018 and sits on the Governance Committee and the Head Evaluation Committee. Originally from Scotland, he has resided with his wife and two children in the community local to Albert College since 2012. His children have attended the school since 2017.
Peter was educated in Scotland and obtained his Law Degree at the University of Aberdeen. He attended the University of Dundee Law School for post graduate study. He has been a lawyer since 2006. He has practiced law in Scotland, Nova Scotia and Ontario. At present he is a barrister for a law firm with offices in Eastern Ontario. He is the current president of the Hastings and Prince Edward County Law Association.
Jeffrey Waplak is a founding partner of Stevenson, Waplak & Associates (SWA). He is responsible for treatment planning, case management, assessment, individualized therapy and therapeutic private school initiatives. He completed a graduate degree in Clinical Psychology (Lakehead University, 1995), is a Registered Psychotherapist, and has worked in both the private and public sectors.
Jeffrey is currently on the Long Range Planning and Property committees at Albert College. His involvement with Albert College commenced as a service provider over 20 years ago and he has been a community-based board member for the past eight years. He served as the prior Chair of the Long Range Planning committee and he chaired the working group which developed Albert College’s current strategic plan. In addition to his involvement at Albert College, Jeffrey is the current President of the Ontario Association of Residence Treating Youth. He is also the Chair of the Program Advisory Committee for the Child and Youth Care Program at Loyalist College. Jeffrey lives with his family in Prince Edward County where he and his clinical practice are proud supporters of various mental health initiatives and youth athletic programs within the local community.
Following a family move from Montreal, Quebec, Jo-Anne Willment attended Albert College from 1971-1973 as a day student and, in her final year, received the Howard Award. She went on to complete a Joint Honours Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Sociology at the University of Waterloo in 1978; a Master's of Arts in Psychology at the University of Guelph in 1982; and a Doctor of Education at the University of Toronto in 1998 following a major stroke in her mid-30s.
Converting from management to faculty, Jo-Anne received tenure in 2004 from the Werklund School of Education, University of Calgary specializing in online graduate adult development, workplace learning and counselling courses. This followed employment as a faculty developer at the University of Waterloo, online faculty development specialist at Dalhousie University and graduate teaching at Athabasca University. These online programs ensure learners can study regardless of mobility or accessibility issues.
She has done research focused on adult development and learning with publications such as Midlife Learners in Canada, and completed program development and evaluations with colleagues from Nanjing Normal University, China; Oxford University, England; and North-West University, South Africa.
She has been honoured by the University of Waterloo as an alumna and by the University of Calgary as part of the Board of Governors. She has a continuing membership with the President's Circle at the University of Waterloo, and retains registration as a Certified Canadian Counsellor from the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association.
Jo-Anne continues to write, travel and enjoy fine wine with friends. She is delighted to give back to young people, teachers and staff through her Albert College alma mater.
Ping earned his undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Guelph. He is a licensed professional engineer in Ontario and has diverse experience spanning over 30 years in the private and public sectors.
He is the Food Safety Advisor, Engineering at the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA). Ping’s responsibilities include advising ministry staff on licensing decisions in relation to facility requirements of various types of food processing plants. He also provides expert advice to the meat processing industry on the design and construction of meat processing facilities, and destruction methods for infectious diseases.
Ping chairs several joint research committees between academia, the federal government, provincial governments, and other foreign jurisdictions. Results obtained from these research projects are used for making policy-related decisions, regulations and standards development. He is currently leading the development of transformational technology to modernize the food inspection system.
Ping is also an adjunct faculty member at the University of Guelph. He teaches third and fourth year engineering design courses and co-advises two doctoral students.
Ping enjoys flying in his spare time. He is a glider and fixed-wing pilot with a Group 1 Instrument Rating endorsement. Ping and his wife, Pancy, have three children, Grace, Raeanne and Lyndon. Ping graduated from Albert College in 1983 and joined the board in 2016. His brother, Erik, and cousins Alice and Anthony, all attended Albert College as well.