Board of Directors
Aaron Atcheson is a commercial real estate, environmental, infrastructure and energy lawyer with Miller Thomson LLP. Aaron and his wife Tiffany have three boys. Aaron enjoys running and coaching basketball.
Collaborating Faculty and Senior Advisor
Dr. Brennan currently serves as Collaborating Faculty and Senior Advisor to the Institute of Global Homelessness. She holds a Doctor of Business Administration from Case Western Reserve University’s Weatherhead School of Management, an MS in Public Service from DePaul University and a BA in English and History from King’s University College at Western University. In 2017, she received an Honorary Doctor of Laws from Western University.
Academic Dean (interim)
King's Professor of Psychology
Ken Deane is a retired health care executive who now consults in health care. Ken graduated from the Schulich School of Business at York University with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree and a Master of Business Administration degree. He holds a Chartered Professional Accountant (CGA) designation.
President, F.J. Galloway Associates Inc.
Fred Galloway is President of F. J. Galloway Associates Inc., of London, Ontario, a firm he founded in January 1989. The firm specializes in a wide range of assignments with not-for-profit and municipal organizations involving feasibility and business plans, strategic planning, organizational development reviews, governance, amalgamations/integrations executive search and a host of other services. Fred holds an Honours Bachelor of Arts Degree in Recreation from the University of Waterloo, a Masters of Science Degree in Planning from Michigan State University and a Masters of Business Administration Degree from the University of Western Ontario’s Ivey School of Business. In 2002, he was awarded an Honorary Diploma from Fanshawe College for Community Service.
Fr Gary Ducharme
St. Peter’s Seminary
A graduate of King's University College in 1979 (BA) and 1982 (MDiv) and student at St. Peter's Seminary, Fr. Gary Ducharme was ordained a priest for the Diocese of London on May 7, 1983. He has served as parish priest in Windsor, Sarnia, Goderich and London. Currently, Fr. Gary is a member of the St. Peter's Seminary faculty, serving as a spiritual director and formator of seminarians.
King's Professor of Sociology
Dr. Andrea Lawlor is an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at King's. Her research focuses on Canadian public policy and administrative law.
Secretary to the Board
Julia Eastabrook is an Academic Information Assistant. She is a King's alumna (Honours BA, Political Science) and holds a Master of Arts (Laurier) and Master of Business Administration (Concordia).
Kapil Lakhotia (Chair of the Board)
CEO, London Economic Development Corporation
Kapil Lakhotia is the President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at the London Economic Development Corporation (LEDC). He has an honours degree in Economics from King’s and a Masters of Economics from the University of Waterloo. Mr. Lakhotia has over two decades of educational, professional and voluntary experience and also taught economics at King’s from 2005 to 2010.
Medical Director University Campus, LHSC, Associate Professor Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry
Christie completed a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy in 1999 and a Masters of Science in 2001 at Western University. After graduating from the Faculty of Medicine at The University of Toronto in 2005, she returned to London for residency. She currently works as an emergency physician at London Health Sciences Centre and St. Joseph's Health Centre, and is the Medical Director of the University Hospital Emergency Department. She is an Associate Professor at the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry at Western University.
Vice-President Finance & Support Services
Commercial Real Estate and Business Development Consultant
CPA, CA, HBA
Paul Marques is a Chartered Accountant who specializes in strategy, finance and governance consulting for the not-for-profit and public sectors. He sits on several NPO boards, as well as provides pro bono consulting services to area non-profit organizations. Paul attended King’s as a mature student in the BMOS program beginning in 2008. He was subsequently accepted into the Honours Business Administration program at the Richard Ivey School of Business where he graduated with honours as class valedictorian in 2013. After graduation, Paul worked with several national and local accounting firms before obtaining the Chartered Accountant/Chartered Professional Accountant designation in 2016. Paul is passionate about King’s and is excited to serve on the board to help strengthen and maintain the quality of the student experience.
Professor, English and Writing Studies at Western University
Jane Toswell is a Professor in the Department of English and Writing Studies at Western University and is an affiliate member of the Department of Women’s Studies and Feminist Research. Her primary research concerns the most popular text available in Anglo-Saxon England, the biblical Book of Psalms. She serves on the Western University Board of Governors.
Dentist and Owner/Operator of Dove Dental Centre Hyde Park
Hassan Mostafa is an active member of London's Muslim community and has held various leadership roles. He is a practicing dentist and has a family with three young children.
Michael (Mike) O'Hare
Director of Human Resources - Diocese of London
Mike O’Hare is currently supporting the Diocese of London in his role as Director of Human Resources. In his previous roles as Vice President of Human Resources, Mike has supported a number of varied businesses including oil & gas, agri-products, and chemicals. He holds a Bachelor’s degree (Economics) from King’s and a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours Business Administration) and MBA from the University of Windsor.
Tara Santagapita is the Director of Corporate Services at the Western Fair District. Her management portfolio includes the leadership and oversight of the Association's finance, IT, trades departments along with capital project construction, insurance, and legal matters. Tara is married with two young children and enjoys helping others and her community whenever she can.
Investment Advisor, CIBC Wood Gundy
Matthew graduated from King’s in 1998 with a BA in Economics. Along with his parents, Henry and the late Rosemary Thuss, Matthew has been involved with King’s and the Foundation through the support of events like the King’s Golf Classic. Matthew works as an investment advisor with CIBC Wood Gundy, and lives in London with his wife, Beth, and their four children.
Consultant, Facilitator and Speaker / Former Chief of the Chippewas of the Thames First Nation
Leslee White-Eye is a governance and education specialist currently working with 8 First Nations on jurisdiction over education. She has a Masters of Education from the University of British Columbia with 25 years’ experience working in education. She is most proud of her most recent civic role as Chippewas of the Thames’ first elected woman chief of Chippewas of the Thames First Nation from 2015-2017.
Admissions and Liaison Officer
Paul Wilton is the associate registrar at King’s. He graduated King’s with an Honours degree in Political Science and History and has completed Bachelor of Education and Master of Public Administration degrees from Western. Paul completed a certificate in Not-For-Profit Governance at Queens University. Hi is the President of the Canadian Hemophilia Society and former Secretary of the Urban League of London.