Board of Directors
Board of Directors
The King's Board of Directors is responsible for strategic oversight of King’s, including the appointment and supervision of the president, strategic planning, finances, and risk management. A significant responsibility of the board involves regularly reviewing the university’s mission and ensuring that organizational strategies enable progress towards that mission. The board plays an important role in ensuring King’s institutional autonomy while also ensuring accountability to the public and other stakeholders. For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nonie Brennan, Board Chair
Dr. Nonie Brennan ’84 holds a Doctor of Business Administration from Case Western Reserve University’s Weatherhead School of Management, an M.S. in Public Service from DePaul University and a B.A. in English and History from King’s University College at Western University. Nonie later served as a part-time faculty member at DePaul University.
Nonie co-launched Chicago’s Homelessness Prevention Call Center and in 2011, navigated an organizational merger with the Chicago Alliance to End Homelessness creating All Chicago, Making Homelessness History. She was selected as the Chief Executive Officer of All Chicago where she served until her retirement in 2019. Under her guidance, All Chicago grew to become a national and internationally recognized leader in proven practices that prevent and end homelessness.
Nonie has received recognition for her visionary leadership through a Special Tribute from Michigan’s Governor John Engler and the Alumni of Distinction Award from King’s University College in 2015. In 2017, she received an Honorary Doctor of Laws from Western University.
Kenneth Deane, Board Vice-Chair
Ken is a retired health care executive who held senior leadership positions in a number of hospitals including academic health sciences centres and community hospitals. His executive roles included President/CEO, Chief Operating Officer, VP Finance/Chief Financial Officer, and Assistant Deputy Minister (Health System Performance and Accountability) in the Ontario Ministry of Health. He also completed projects for the Ministry of Health and Ontario Health including appointments, under provincial legislation, as an Inspector, Investigator, and Supervisor.
Ken served on numerous boards in health care and social services, was a director on the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board and the Board of Public Health Ontario, and completed the ICD-Rotman Director's Education Program. He currently serves on the Finance Committee for the Catholic Diocese of London. Ken is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CGA) and holds an MBA from the Schulich School of Business.
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.
Sara De Candido
A healthcare executive, Sara De Candido is the Director of Innovation and Business Development with London Health Sciences Centre. She is skilled in business development, systems planning, and stakeholder and government relations management. De Candido is a coach for the Alliance FC Soccer Club, and a current board member with Meals on Wheels London. She is a member of Christ the King University Parish.
Rev. Gary Ducharme
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.
Fred Galloway is President of F. J. Galloway Associates Inc., of London, Ontario, a firm that 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 other services. Fred holds an honours bachelor of arts degree in Recreation from the University of Waterloo, a master’s of science degree in Planning from Michigan State University and a master’s 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.
Daniel Lang is a leading expert on university finance and governance in Canada with an impressive record of scholarly contributions. His current research focuses on university affiliation agreements. Daniel is frequently called upon by governments and university administrators for strategy and policy advice. He is a professor emeritus in the Department of Theory and Policy Studies at the University of Toronto, and a member of the U of T Sports Hall of Fame; U of T Scarborough Campus’ Dan Lang Field was named in his honour.
Vince MacDonald, Ph.D., is an instructor at Western University’s Faculty of Education, where he has received the Award of Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching. He has also been awarded the Prime Minister’ Award for Teaching Excellence in Math, Science and Technology, and the United Way Perth-Huron’s Spirit of Community Award. Vince is a retired Director of Education for the Huron-Perth Catholic District School Board.
Randolph Mank is a global business executive and a three-time former Canadian ambassador, with over 30 years of experience in the public and private sectors. He is currently President of MankGlobal Inc, supporting clients with business development, government relations, and representation services, and writes and speaks on foreign affairs. Randolph is a Fellow of the Canadian Global Affairs Institute and the Balsillie School of International Affairs.
Jean-Pierre Morris, MBA, is the Chief Operating Officer (COO) for HSBC Private Investment Counsel (Canada). He brings a decade of senior financial sector management to the King’s Board. With a background that includes governance, operations and risk management, he is a diversified, strategic leader with broad experience working with cross-functional teams across Canada and globally. Jean-Pierre holds an MBA from University of Leicester and a Hon B.A., Managerial Economics from the University of Toronto, in addition to several other financial accreditations. He is an avid traveller, boater, golfer, sport and motorcycle enthusiast.
Houssam (Sam) Mourad
Houssam Mourad has extensive executive experience in the financial services industry with expertise in corporate finance, risk management, governance and compliance frameworks spanning a career of over 25 years. A native Londoner, Sam is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) and Certified Information Technology Professional (CITP), and is engaging with a practical approach to effecting positive change.
Michael (Mike) O’Hare
Mike O’Hare ’80 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 supported a number of varied businesses including oil and gas, agri-products, and chemicals. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics from King’s and a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours Business Administration) and MBA from the University of Windsor.
The president and CEO of The Sunshine Foundation of Canada, Nancy Sutherland ’85 has more than 30 years of experience guiding local, national and global service organizations. She has been a member of the Human Resources Professional Association of Ontario (HRPAO) since 1989, and a member of the Women’s Information Network (WIN) of London since 2005.
Michaela Therrien ’18 is an Urban Planner and Data & Outcomes Manager for the City of Detroit. She has worked for several different municipalities within Windsor-Essex County, where she focused on land-use policy, economic development and community development. Michaela holds an honours double major in Sociology and Disability Studies from King’s University College, and master’s degrees in Public Administration and Urban Planning from Wayne State University.
Paul Tufts has been an educator for 30 years. He leads Tufts Consulting and also works as a corporate trainer. He is currently the director and treasurer of the Agape Foundation of London, and the director of the Gateway Centre of Excellence in Rural Health, and is a member of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Institute (ADRI) of Ontario. Paul is a former member of the senior leadership team for the Thames Valley District School Board.
Deanna Bond is the School Administrator in the School of Social Work at King's. She has worked in post-secondary education in London since 2008. Deanna is honoured to serve the King’s community as a member of the Board of Directors. In her spare time, she enjoys being at the cottage with friends and family.
Dr. Carolyn Chau is an Associate Professor in the Department of Religious Studies and Director of the Centre for Advanced Research in Catholic Thought. Her research focuses on questions at the interface of contemporary Catholic mission, moral formation, and secular culture. Carolyn has been at King’s since 2012, and lives in Sarnia with her husband Greg and their two young children.
Laura Crowe is the King's University College Students Council President. She is in her fifth year at King's, completing an Honours Specialization in Political Science and International Relations with a major in Social Justice and Peace Studies and a certification in Law and Public Policy. Laura’s interests lie in public policy and global affairs, and her approach to student government is through collaboration and partnership.
Dr. Grigori Erenburg is Associate Professor of Finance at King’s. His research interests are in finance, marketing, legal studies, accounting, economics and psychology. He has almost 20 years of teaching experience in Canada and the U.S. In the past, he served as the chair of the Department of Economics, Business and Mathematics and the director of the School of Management, Economics and Mathematics (MEM) at King’s.
Lucy Lee is a partner at Cohen Highley LLP, where she practices in the areas of personal injury, medical malpractice, insurance defence, and non-profit co-operative housing. Raised in London, ON, she graduated in 1992 from King’s University College, then went on to London, England, where she attended Thames Valley University and obtained an LL.B. First Class Honours in 1997. Lucy is the Past President of the Board of Directors of LEADS Employment Services London, and a supporter of the Canadian Paraplegic Association and the Acquired Brain Injury Association.
Jeff Major is a CA, CPA, serving King’s in his capacity as Vice-President, Finance and Support Services, which includes responsibility for the Finance, ITS, HR, Physical Plant, Food and Conference Services departments. He has served on the Board for most of his 20 years at King’s including over 14 years as Secretary.
David Malloy, PhD, is the President of King's University. His research focuses on applied philosophy in health care, and he has published six books and 67 peer-reviewed articles. Dr. Malloy is on the board of directors of the Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences and is an associate faculty member of the Rotman Institute of Philosophy. He has served as an adjudicator for SSHRC and the CIHR.
Dr. Robert Ventresca is a King’s grad (Class of ’93) who began teaching at King’s in 2000. As interim Vice-President Academic Dean (VPAD), he directs and coordinates the planning, implementation and management of academic programming and educational policies at King’s. Rob is a member of the King’s Executive Team and Senior Administrative Team, which advise the President’s Office on King’s strategic priorities and its daily operations.
Amna Wasty has over eight years of experience in international higher education, specializing in student mobility, international student programming and support, immigration advising, cross-cultural competence and anti-racism advocacy. She holds an Honours BA in Management and Organizational Studies (HR Management) and MA in Sociology (Migration and Ethnic Relations) from Western University. She is also licensed as a Regulated International Student Immigration Advisor (RISIA) under the College of Immigration and Citizenship Consultants. Amna sits on the King’s Anti-Racism Working Group and Employment Equity Committee, in addition to currently serving on the London Police Services Board’s Anti-Racism Advisory Panel.
Paul Wilton, ’07 BA, BEd, MPA, PhD (candidate), is the Manager, President’s Office and University Secretary. Paul is quickly becoming one of Canada’s experts in university governance through his doctoral work focusing on Laurentian University. Paul was named a Bertram Scholar at the Canadian Foundation for Governance Research and he studied not-for-profit governance at the Smith School of Business, Queen’s University.
Dr. Ken Yeung holds a joint faculty appointment in Chemistry and Biochemistry at Western University since 2001. His research expertise is in bioanalytical chemistry. His recent focus is on the application of mass spectrometry for the imaging of brain tissue for neurobiology research. He is currently serving as Assistant Dean (Student Experience) in the Faculty of Science. Ken was a Senate member at Western from 2017-2022 and was elected to the Western Board of Governors by Senate in 2022.