Board of Directors
She has been the Past president and member of Vanier PS and BCI Parent Councils, and a director for the BGH Board of Governors 2014-2016.
In her spare time, Linda is a part-time fitness instructor for GoodLife Fitness and more recently SNAP Fitness.
Following her retirement, she chaired the Provincial Teacher Education Discussion Table, and served as a Senior Advisor to the Minister of Education.
Locally, Marilies has served on the board of the Leeds Grenville Interval House, Mallory Coach House, and Brockville General Hospital Board. In her free time, Marilies enjoys the outdoors and spending time with family and friends.
Kevin has lived all of his life in the Athens area and works in the family business of G.
Tackaberry & Sons.
When not devoting his time to his work, Kevin can be seen cruising around on Charleston Lake in one of his antique motor-boats.
Kevin’s other community involvements include; the Athens District High School Alumni, the Thousand Islands Boat Museum and the Athens Christmas Parade.
Dawn has served on previous Boards including as a Director of the NPAO, and as the incumbent Vice President of the World Federation of Neuroscience Nurses. In this role, Dawn chaired many international committees with the goal of developing international neuroscience nursing standards. Dawn is the author of a highly cited neuroscience nursing textbook.
Dawn and her husband Michael moved to Brockville in November 2020. They have 4 children and 3 grandchildren. When not enjoying the winter views of the river, Dawn can be found at their island cottage near Rockport with their Leonberger, Nelson.
Nick is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CA) and graduated from the Honours Bachelor of Business Administration from Wilfrid Laurier University in 1990.
Nick has participated as a Director with the Eastern Ontario Regional Laboratory Association (EORLA), and over the past five years he has served as a member of the Board of Directors for the newly amalgamated Mohawk Medbuy Corporation and its predecessor organization Medbuy Corporation.
Ruth has lived in the Prescott area all of her life. She and her husband Steve have co-owned and managed the two Tim Hortons in Prescott and one Tim Hortons in Iroquois; with their son Shawn and daughter-in-law, Lisa. Ruth is very community minded; in the past, she has served on the Alzheimer’s Society of Leeds and Grenville, as well as the Habitat for Humanity Prescott Branch. Ruth is the Past-President of the Brockville Women’s Network. When time allows, Ruth enjoys travelling and boating, but her first priority is spending time with family.
Born and raised in Brockville, Hugh attended Queen's University, graduating with an Honours Bachelor of Arts in Political Science in 2005. He continued his studies at the University of Alberta, where he received his law degree in 2009.
He has previously been a member of the Board of Directors for the Brockville and District Chamber of Commerce and the Brockville Country Club.
Hugh and his wife, Emily, are the proud parents of two young boys, Dayton and Jack.
Tom has served on previous boards, including the Board of Directors at the Oakville Figure Skating club in the capacity of Director for Synchronized Skating. Most recently, he has served on the Board of Directors of the Brockville Country Club as the Food and Beverage committee chair, Board President and Past President. Tom has also volunteered his time with the St Vincent De Paul Society of Brockville’s, Weekender Program for Kids, as well as with the Brockville and District Hospital Foundation Heart and Solstice fundraiser for the Brockville General Hospital Cardiac Rehabilitation Program and the Hospital Foundation Gala.
Tom and his wife, Mary Lynn, have a daughter, Madeline and son, Tim, whom they are most proud of and are happy to be back in Brockville enjoying the mighty St Lawrence.
Chris has served as a Brockville City Counsellor and served on a number of Brockville organizations and committees. Chris is also known for his more entertaining roles in the community as master of ceremonies for Brockville Chamber of Commerce Business awards, event grand openings including the Brockville Arts Center Gala and his more recent role as master of ceremonies for the Brockville General Hospital Foundation Gala in 2015. Chris is married and has four children.
Jamie has spent over 20 years in the financial services industry, holds the Chartered Investment Manager (CIM) Designation, and is an Associate Portfolio Manager with Philip, Gaskin & Wright Private Investment Management of RBC Dominion Securities.
He was born and raised in Brockville, and currently resides in the community as the proud father to his two children, Carson and Kate.
As new residents to the area, Andrew and his family are excited to spend more time boating on the St. Lawrence River and exploring the beautiful 1000 Islands.
President, Newport Insurance
Bob has spent more than 35 years in the insurance industry helping entrepreneurs design and fund estate and business succession plans. He helps clients articulate their goals and objectives, ‘crash test’ their current plans, identify the ‘cracks’ in those plans and design a plan to achieve the desired outcome. Bob works with his clients’ accounting and legal professionals to implement and integrate the overall plan.
He also helps design philanthropic strategies that allow clients to enhance their generosity, both today, when they can see the benefit of their gift, and by way of an estate distribution plan to maximize the value of their assets for family and community.
Bob is a former president of both the Life Managers Association of Toronto (GAMA) and the Life Underwriters Association of Oakville (ADVOCIS) and is a member of the Conference for Advance Life Underwriters, CALU.
An avid cyclist, Bob is a member of Les Domestiques, a philanthropic cycling group, raising millions each year for different charitable organizations. He is also the founder of the Jim Hunter Ride for ALS, co-founder of Cycle4StJoes, and founder of Ride the River. Bob sits on several private family boards, the board of directors of the St. Joseph Health Centre Foundation, the hospital where his five grandchildren were born, and the Brockville and District Hospital Foundation Board.