Board of Directors
PhD, Collaborating Faculty and Senior Advisor
In 2011, Dr. Brennan was selected as the Chief Executive Officer of All Chicago Making Homelessness History, where she served until her retirement in 2019. Dr. Brennan currently serves as a part-time faculty member at DePaul University, and as Collaborating Faculty and Senior Advisor to the Institute of Global Homelessness. She holds a Doctor of Management from Case Western Reserve University’s Weatherhead School of Management, and M.S. in Public Service from DePaul University and a B.A. in English and History from King’s University College at Western University. In 2017, she received an Honorary Doctor of Laws from Western University.
Vice-Principal & Academic Dean
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, Masters ofScience 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 Denis Grecco
St. Peter’s Seminary
Fr Denis Grecco, ordained in 1983 for the Diocese of St. Catharines, served as a parish priest for many years before beginning graduate studies for which he received a doctoral degree in systematic theology from the University of St. Michael’s College, Toronto. He taught at universities in the Maritimes for nine years before coming to London in 2014 where he is a member of the faculty at St. Peter’s Seminary.
Chartered Professional Accountant Partner, Canadian Tax, BDO Canada
Glenn is a Partner in BDO’s London office and has specialized in tax for over 30 years. His area of expertise includes Canadian tax, cross border, and estate planning matters for a wide range of clients. Glenn graduated from Wilfrid Laurier University with an Honours Business Administration degree in 1983. He obtained his Chartered Accountant designation in 1985, while practicing with a national public accounting firm in Toronto and London, and completed the CICA In-Depth Tax Course in 1989.
King's Professor of Religious Studies
Ginger (Gyongyi) Hegedus is associate professor at the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies at King’s College. She holds a Ph. D. from the Catholic University of Leuven (Belgium) and a post-doctoral degree (L.M.S.) from the University of Toronto (PIMS). Author of several books and articles, her research area is Islamic and Jewish thought and medieval philosophy.
Secretary to the Board
Manager, King's University College Students' Council
A graduate of King’s I am now privileged to serve as General Manager of King’s Students’ Council. In my role I use my experience and institutional memory to ensure the smooth functioning and progressive growth of Students’ Council.
Kapil Lakhotia (Vice-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. 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 (2005-2010).
Lawyer, Children's Aid Society of London and Middlesex
Ben is a lawyer with the Children’s Aid Society of London and Middlesex and a alumnus of King’s University College, having graduated in 2006 with a B.A. in Philosophy. Ben is excited to return to King's in his role as a member of the Board of Directors.
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 Medical School 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, Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry at Western University.
Vice-Principal 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 Honors Business Administration program at the Richard Ivey School of Business where he graduated with Honors as class valedictorian in 2013.
After graduation, Paul worked with several national & 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, Chemical and Biochemical Engineering at Western University
Dr. Kibret Mequanint is a Professor in the Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering at Western University. His research is in the fields of Biomaterials, Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine interfacing polymer science, materials and chemical engineering, and life sciences. Over the past 20 years, his work spanned both fundamental understandings and translational research in cell-material interactions, the design of novel polymer biomaterials for medical devices, and therapeutic radiation dosimeters. Some of his technologies are licensed to companies.
Dentist and Owner/Operator of Dove Dental Centre Hyde Park
Hassan 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.
Kelly Regan (Past Chair of the Board)
Emergency Physician, LHSC, St Joseph Health Care Centre,
Associate Professor Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry
Dr. Regan has been a member of the Board since 2010 and Chair of the Board since 2017. She is a previous member of the Board’s Employee Relations Committee and served as Vice-Chair of the Board from 2015-2017. Along with her professional work as an Adult Emergency Physician at London Health Sciences Centre (since 1991), Dr. Regan is an Associate Professor at the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, Western University. She is committed to the health and education of youth through her work at King’s, Western and in the wider community.
Rev. Mark Sargent (Chair of the Board)
Priest of the Diocese of London and Director of Priest Personnel for the Diocese of London
Director of Education, London District Catholic School Board
Serving as Director of Education for the London District Catholic School Board. As Director of Education I work with and learn from dedicated educators and staff throughout the District to address the faith formation, student achievement and well-being needs of our students.
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 he lives in London with his wife Beth and their four children.
King's Professor of Psychology
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 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.
Senior Vice-President Regulatory and Public Affairs at Manulife Financial
Senior Fellow in Public Policy at the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy at the University of Toronto
Admissions and Liaison Officer
Paul Wilton is an Admissions and Liaison Officer at King’s. He graduated King’s with an Honors 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 and serves as President of the Canadian Hemophilia Society and Secretary of the Urban League of London.