GOVERNANCE BOARD – April 2016 to March 2017
Dawn Mackintosh, Past Chair
Currently the Executive Director at Windermere on the Mount by Revera. Prior to joining Revera in 2011, Dawn was the Manager of Community and Nursing Services for Oxford County with the Victorian Order of Nurses and has held senior management positions in the mental health and hospitality fields.
Dawn has an Undergraduate Degree from Huron University College, U.W.O. Active in the community; Dawn is Past Chair for the London Community Resource Center and is a committee member of the Geriatric Co-operative of London and Middlesex.
Erin O’Leary, Chair
Colleen O’Connor PH.D, RD, Treasurer
Colleen currently holds the position of Associate Professor at Brescia University College, in the Division of Food and Nutritional Sciences. She teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in clinical nutrition. Recent research has included interests in nutrition and the built environment, medication interactions affecting vitamin B12 status, perceptions of nutrigenomics of undergraduate dietetic students, effects of smart phone apps on influencing healthy behaviours, and intake of residents in long-term care. She is registered with the College of Dietitians of Ontario and is also a member of Dietitians of Canada.
Christine Leonard, Director
Christine is a Marketing Specialist at London Life. During her sales and marketing career, she’s held roles at CIBC, Western Union and Ontario Flower Growers and London Community Resource Centre. She holds an undergraduate degree from Brock University in Communication Studies and Business. Christine first got involved with LCRC as a volunteer. Their mission to improve the collective well-being of the community through food education resonated with her belief in the power of home cooking.
Greg Simpson, Director
Greg is a proponent of the reconnecting of neighbourhoods through shared spaces. Community gardens are a lovely example of this reconnection. He is father to a wonderful 5 year old gardener, as well as a practitioner of yoga, and a vintage motorcycle enthusiast. Greg is the Manager of one of London’s finest restaurants…Waldo’s on King.
Cathy Harrison, Director
Cathy is a retired teacher and administrator from the Thames Valley District School Board. Currently, she is Co-Chair of London Grands, Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign, Stephen Lewis Foundation- a Grassroots organization supporting women and children with HIV/AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa. She is Honorary Past President of London/Middlesex Retired Women Teachers of Ontario, a group also actively fundraising to support local Organizations serving and meeting the needs of women and children. Cathy is committed to building awareness of and support for LCRC as it continues to educate and provide “Grow, Cook, Learn” programs for the London Community. This will increase understanding of the importance of locally grown food.
Diane Armstrong, Director
Erica Graham, Director
Linda Davies, Executive Director
Sprouts Children’s Garden Coordinator
Communications & Project Support Staff
Community Garden’s Site Maintenance Staff
Canada Summer Jobs – Children’s Garden Assistants
Brescia University College Work Study Students