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Thursday, June 22, 2017     |
Board of Directors

Mrs. Susan Conway Williamson, President

For thirty-seven years, Susan has pursued a vocation in education serving in various academic positions culminating in a principal role spanning over twenty years for the Algonquin & Lakeshore District School Board in Kingston. During this time she has also instructed at Queen’s University, Faculty of Education, which she continues in retirement along with occasional principal contracts.

Her Community Service roles have included Board and Executive positions for the Kingston Gymnastics Club, the Principals’/Vice-Principals’ Association of the ALCDSB,  the Catholic Principals’ Council of Ontario nearltyand the St. Joseph’s Parish Catholic Women’s League.

Susan is a longstanding K3C Board Member utilizing her formidable skills in policy development, leadership, mentoring and child and family issues.

Mr. Bruce Somers, Vice-President

A long standing career at Correctional Service of Canada has seen Bruce proudly serve in many capacities including Warden of area institutions and currently as the Assistant Deputy Commissioner of Correctional Operations at Regional Headquarters in Kingston.

Over the years Bruce has travelled extensively in his professional capacity and has been involved in many national and international special projects and activities.

He is presently pursuing his interest in local Community Service and brings strong leadership and managerial skills coupled with
extensive knowledge of governmental policy and service to K3C.

Ms Stephanie Holmes, Secretary

Mental Health and Child and Youth Work has been the focal point of Stephanie’s lifelong vocation initially as a Unit Supervisor at Thistletown Regional Hospital and then establishing and co-ordinating the Child and Youth Worker Program at Cambrian College in Sudbury. She taught in the program for over thirty years and completed tenure as the Co-ordinator for the College Centre of Equity.

An extensive Community Board experience has included the Sudbury YWCA, The Sudbury Regional Hospital, North Eastern Mental Health Centre and the Kingston Military Family Resource Centre. She is able to bring strong Board Governance and Policy skills to the K3C Board along with experience in Community Mental Health issues.

Dr. (Colonel, Retired) Franklin Pinch, Treasurer

Dr. Pinch spent over 30 years in the Canadian Forces in logistics, personnel support, and research and development up to senior/executive management levels. Post-service, Frank operated a human resource (HR) management consulting business and taught under-graduate and graduate university courses. Author, co-author and editor of numerous articles and reports on HR issues, he was also involved in policy development within the Canadian Psychological Association. In addition, Frank was Canadian Chair of the Inter-University Seminar on Armed Forces and Society, associate editor of an International Journal, and member of the Board of Directors and the Governing Council of IUS International (over 10 years). As Treasurer of K3C, Frank provides a broad skill base and notable command of human resource management experience, policy development knowledge and business acumen.

Ms Gail Fraser

A member of staff at the Royal Bank of Canada for thirty years, Gail spent the initial years in Branch Operations and Administrative Management moving to Personal Banking and Financial Planning. She is currently involved in the Commercial Banking sector.

Community Service involvement has included a Board of Directors position for the Lasalle Baptist Foundation, for over ten years, overseeing the Bay Park Children’s Centre and for K3C. Her expertise in financial management, operation, and strategy is most effective.

Ms Shirley Cornell

As a Health Care Professional, Shirley has held positions as Manager of Corporate Programs, Brant CCAC, Special Projects Co-ordinator, Brantford General Hospital and numerous progressive managerial roles with the Hamilton Psychiatric Hospital.

Volunteer experience has included Board Member responsibility with the Brant District association of Community Living, the Brantwood Residential Centre and the Kingston Seniors Association. She is also a Honourary Member of the Canadian Mental Health Association.

Shirley’s experience imparts skills and knowledge in quality assurance and improvement, risk management, analysis, evaluation, strategic planning, accreditation within hospitals, community policy development, and extensive mental health experience.

Mr. Guy Ducharme

The financial industry has been Guy’s focus and career for thirty eight years. He has been a Branch Manager for TD Canada Trust for twenty one years and has been posted in twelve different cities in Southern Ontario. He has achieved Awards of Excellence with TD for dedication to service and for top producing results.

His professional standing has provided a comprehensive and invaluable experience in finance and management.

This coupled with his Volunteer positions as Board Member and Executive for Rotary Club, Chamber of Commerce and Golf Clubs have enhanced his skill base for leadership roles within the community.

Mr. Sean Bambrick

With an education background in Criminology, Psychology and a Teacher's Certificate, Sean joined the Kingston Police Force where he is currently a Staff Sergeant in the Detective Office.  For nearly twenty years, Sean has been involved in the Tactical, Sexual Assault, Child Abuse and Major Crime Units and the Patrol Division.  These assignments will serve him well in his commitment to the community and counselling services that K3C offers.

Sean also brings long time experience as a member of the Kingston City Police Association as President and other executive positions and is a part-time professor in the Police Foundations Program at St. Lawrence College.

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