Chair of the Board
Devon Jones has been a member of the Prince Edward County community for over 10 years, moving here permanently 2 years ago. She is an experienced legal counsel, corporate secretary and executive management team member, and was most recently chief legal counsel and secretary of a publicly traded Canadian Real Estate Investment Trust. With some 30 years involvement in the commercial real estate sector, she has provided guidance and direction to the Board of Trustees, and the senior executive team, including the corporate functions of investment, finance, human resources, IT, portfolio management, development, governance planning and risk mitigation and compliance. She is a member of the Canadian Bar Association and the Canadian Corporate Counsel Association.
Sandra became a member of the Board in May of 2014. She was born and raised on a dairy farm in Prince Edward County. After completing university, she moved with her husband to New Brunswick, where she worked for 30 years as a teacher, remedial reading specialist, diagnostician, disability specialist and university professor. During that time, Sandra was also heavily involved in professional organizations and non-profit/advocacy organizations. Sandra has received several provincial, national and international awards for her professional and volunteer work including the University of New Brunswick President’s Medal. Sandra retired and moved back to the County in 2005 and was elected as a municipal councillor in 2006 for a four year term. Sandra continues to be very active in the community, serving as the President of the PEC Chamber of Tourism & Commerce, the Board of Glenwood Cemetery Co., the Accessibility Advisory Committee (a Municipal Committee), the Mountain View Branch Women’s Institute, and the Friends of Ameliasburgh Historical Village and Museum. She also serves as Treasurer for Prince Edward Historical Society and the Prince Edward Stewardship Council, and is a member of the Rotary Club of Picton.
Charlie recently retired as partner from a regional firm of Chartered Professional Accountants after a career spanning over four decades as a public accountant, first in Toronto, then Campbellford, and finally returning to his birth town of Picton in 2006. He is a graduate of Western University with a BA and of The University of Windsor with a Honours B Comm, and holds the professional designation of CPA, CA. Over the years he has worked with numerous small businesses, operations in the agri-business and public sectors, and large and small not-for-profit organizations. He has presented continuing education courses for Sheridan College, Loyalist College, the Chartered Professional Accountants Canada and consortiums of public accounting firms. Currently he also sits on the Board of CNIB DeafBlind Community Services and on the national audit committee of CNIB.
Design in Tamworth Ontario (www.bon-eco.com). Hans originated the “Local Motives” process, which focuses on community survival through the creation of regional vibrancy. Heritage Canada National Trust has adopted its tenants as the “Regeneration Program” to safeguard rural and cultural landscapes. Hans has degrees in Anthropology, Architecture and Restoration Architecture. His work experience includes the Canadian Inventory of Historic Building, Restoration Branch of Parks Canada; Faculty at School of Architecture, Carleton University; Project Manager, Parliamentary Precinct, Public Works Canada; and Co-director of Heritage Canada Foundation’s Main Street Program — a revitalization process for Canada’s small town Main Streets.
Scott joined the Board in early summer of 2017. Scott was born and raised in Prince Edward County. After graduating from Prince Edward Collegiate Institute, he received an Honours Degree in Administrative Studies from Trent University in 1993, and immediately started his professional career with Investors Group Financial Services. Scott is a Certified Financial Planner and a Registered Retirement consultant. He currently manages over $50 million in Investment Assets for over 250 families and businesses in the greater Quinte Area. Scott and his wife Wendy reside in Bloomfield and are the proud parents of three very active boys. Scott has always been involved in his community. He has served as Past President of the Rotary Club of Picton, where he has been a member for over 15 years. He is also a Past President and current Board Member for the Prince Edward County Minor Hockey Association, and continues to coach numerous local youth sports teams. Scott is a proud alumnus of the Wellington Dukes, and officiated both Junior and University Hockey for 20 years with the Ontario Hockey Association.
Brad is the founder and CEO of tng (www.tngleaders.com), a boutique corporate governance consulting firm that works with not-for-profit organizations across Canada. Brad holds an honours bachelor’s degree in economics and business administration from Brock University. Prior to founding tng in 1994 he held senior positions in a national small business consultancy and with financial institutions. Brad also served on the Faculty of Continuing Education – Business Programs at Mohawk, Sheridan, Fanshawe and Niagara Colleges. Over the past 25 years, Brad has helped his firm’s clients plan and implement large-scale transformation initiatives and has become recognized for innovation in not-for-profit governance. Brad is an experienced group facilitator, articulate speaker and engaging executive coach. Brad has been married to his wife, Sandra, for 32 years and together they have one daughter, Meghan, who is currently attending Dalhousie University. Having spent most of their professional lives in Oakville, there are proud to now call Prince Edward County their home.
Jeremy joined Loyalist College in May 2020 as Senior Vice-President, External Relations & Business Development, and leads Loyalist’s business development initiatives and innovative partnerships to drive new revenue. Jeremy joined Loyalist from the Ontario Centres for Excellence (OCE), now the Ontario Centre of Innovation, where he was Vice President, Business Development and Partnerships. Jeremy led a team of Business Development Managers from across the province in identifying industry needs and determining how they may be best met through the latest breakthroughs in academia. Prior to OCE, Jeremy was the founding President and CEO of ventureLAB, an innovation hub based in Markham and serving Central Ontario and the northern GTA, ventureLAB reaches more than 1.8 million Ontarians. Jeremy was also President and CEO of the Innovation Synergy Centre Markham (ISCM), and prior to that he served as an Investment Director for the Investment Accelerator Fund (IAF) at MaRS.
Paul McAuley is Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of 3SO, a provider of shared services for healthcare in Southeastern Ontario. Paul took on his current role following more than two decades of progressively responsible leadership experience. This included playing a lead role in the development and execution of strategic plans for Quinte Health Care, and implementing a formal improvement approach based on the Toyota Management system and adopting the LEADS Leadership Development framework. Previously, Paul was involved in eHealth, serving as the Regional Chief Information Officer for the South East Local Health Integration Network and the Health Care Network of Southeastern Ontario and Director of Information Management at the former Kingston General Hospital. He has Bachelor and Master’s Degrees in Applied Science from the University of Waterloo as well as a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from McMaster University. He also completed the Advanced Health Leadership Program at the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto.
Steven McNair is a retired Executive Vice President with CIBC Wealth Management. Prior to CIBC, He had a 16 year career with The Hudson Bay Company where he was the General Manager for GTA and Southwestern Ontario. Following his retirement from CIBC , He joined The Arthritis Society as CEO for 4 years to assist in its efforts to return to stability. He has a BComm degree from The University of Manitoba as well as being a graduate of The Advanced Management Program at The Harvard business school. He is a graduate of the ICD.D program from The Institute of Corporate Directors.