About Our Board

We meet monthly as a full board and members oversee governance, communications, investment management and more.

Michael Smith

Board Chair  Dr. Michael Smith is a retired University Professor and Dean, with a lifelong interest in education and learning. He is experienced in strategic planning and financial management. He is a proud father of four, and lives in Picton. From his own childhood experiences, he is passionate about helping young people excel in life.

 

Bob Mason

Vice Chair  Bob is a retired Professor of Geology and Geological Consultant from Kingston, and was a board member and chair of the Marthas Table Community Program in Kingston before moving to settle in the County. He has a lifelong passion for exploring, teaching and learning, and is committed to supporting initiatives that open up opportunities for young people to fulfill their potential as members of society, irrespective of their circumstances.

Bill Barrett

Treasurer, Board Member  Born in Toronto, Bill and his family moved to the County in 1965 to operate a family summer resort business, from which he has since retired. He graduated from Queen’s University in 1975. Bill and his wife Mary Ann are actively involved in marriage ministry at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Bloomfield. He has proudly served on the ROC board as treasurer since 2009.

Jane Thompson

Board Member Jane has been both an elementary and secondary school teacher and is currently a 4-H leader and a volunteer at Reaching for Rainbows and Ten Thousand Villages, ministries of her church, St. Andrew’s Presbyterian, Picton. She and her husband John along with their son Kevin and his wife Gene operate Elmstein Farms and The Thompson Farmhouse Guest Suite.  Their daughter, Tanya, is a lawyer in Toronto. Jane enjoys skiing, curling, kayaking, gardening, reading, photography, and especially her new grandson, Jesse.

Paul Robinson

Board Member  Paul is currently semi retired after working 49 years for various companies in Hamilton and Belleville as an Industrial Millwright. He has been involved as a Christian mentor for approximately 15 years in Bath, Kingston, Joyceville and Warkworth federal penitentiaries, and is regularly involved with his church as a member of a prayer team, several seasonal productions and also as a mentor to others in his church family. Paul was a trainer with the Wellington Dukes Junior A hockey team for 12 years. Along his wife, he has billeted hockey many players during the season.

Gayle Jessup

Board Member  Gayle works as a project manager with prior experience as a human resources manager, with a keen understanding of organizational and individual needs. She is best known for her leadership and mentorship of young professionals.  Gayle has given 25 years of service to the Girl Guides of Canada as a Unit Leader (all levels) and Commissioner, volunteered as a hockey team trainer, and was an office manager for provincial and federal electoral candidates. Gayle enjoys cooking, quilting, travel, the outdoors and is always looking to learn new things.

Megan Jaquith

Board Member  Megan is a Senior Consultant in Quality & Performance with the South East Local Health Integration Network and has been in health system and program planning for over five years. She holds a graduate degree in Public Health from Queen’s University and has a strong interest in health promotion and rural health. She is actively involved in her church and enjoys quilting, cooking, baking and sport.

 

 

Tom Harrison

Board Member  Tom is the Director, Faculty of Law Program in Legal Ethics and Professional Responsibility at Queen’s University. He has 15 years of experience in senior legal, public governance and university positions. Tom believes in public service through commitment and support to community organizations. “My perspective on youth development, experiences as a social worker, teacher and community volunteer are closely aligned with the values and mission of ROC. I am happy to contribute as a board member.”

 

 

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