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LCS Board of Directors

Our school trustees are responsible for electing a smaller group of directors who meet approximately five times per year. The Lakefield College School Board of Directors plays a more "hands-on" role. Directors are responsible for approving and monitoring the school's strategic plan and implementation strategy, as well as ensuring effective oversight and monitoring of school resources and risks. 

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List of 8 members.

  • Photo of Jeffrey Macdonnell

    Hugh Macdonnell 85

  • Photo of Chonée Dennis

    ChonĂ©e Dennis 

  • Photo of James Hicks

    James Hicks 84

  • Photo of Brett Jackman

    Brett Jackman 03

  • Photo of Karen McKnight

    Karen McKnight 

  • Photo of David Miller

    David Miller 77

  • Photo of Antoine Mindjimba

    Antoine Mindjimba 

  • Photo of Kendal Nottage

    Kelly Nottage 00


List of 8 members.

  • Photo of Alexander Parker

    Alex Parker 96

  • Photo of Emma Pullen

    Emmy Pullen 11

  • Photo of Caitlin Sainsbury

    Cait Sainsbury 96

  • Photo of Scott Smith

    Scott Smith 87

  • Photo of Maurice Switzer

    Maurice Switzer 63

  • Photo of Cara Westcott

    Cara Westcott 

  • Photo of Daniel Woolf

    Daniel Woolf 

  • Photo of Susan Wright

    Susan Wright 


Trustee Rosters

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  • School Trustees 2023/2024

    Hugh Macdonnell '85, P '18 '27
    Board Chair

    Nicole Bendaly '93
    Past Chair

    Brett Jackman ’03

    Joel Allen ’01
    Bianca Bell ’06
    Tim Bell ’00
    Marilynn Booth P ’98
    Carlo Bos ’94
    Rose Bouchard ’18
    Jennifer Cameron P ’09 ’10 ’15 ’17 ’21
    Stephen Coates ’90, P ’19 ’23 ’24 '27
    Tim Cooper ’98
    Alison Corner ’07
    Allyson Delevadova
    Chonée Dennis P ’14 ’16 ’19
    Peter Dunn ’62, P ’92
    Amanda Ethier ’98
    Ian Fung ’00
    Sue Guest P ’85 ’89, GP ’21
    Terry Guest* P ’85 ’89, GP ’21
    Wendy Hepburn ’00
    James Hicks ’84, P ’17 ’20
    Kalen Ingram ’99
    Warren Jones ’88
    Anne-Marie Kee P ’17 ’19
    Jai Kim P ’21 ’23
    Johanna Kruger ’97
    Kelly Leveque P ’22
    Nick Lewis ’77
    Ross Little ’81, P ’13 ’17
    Kevin Malone ’77, P ’22
    Patrick Marshall ’90
    James Matthews ’58, P ’99
    Sarah McCain Coulson ’05
    Brian McCaw P '18
    Karen McKnight P ’13 ’16
    John McWilliams ’65
    David Miller ’77, P ’15
    Antoine Mindjimba P ’16 ’19
    Luke Newbigging '24
    Kelly Nottage ’00
    Jane Orr '24
    Lisa Orr P ’24 '26
    Andrew Parke ’03
    Alex Parker ’96
    Jonathan Popper ’87
    Emmy Pullen ’11
    Sean Quinn ’82, P ’26
    Heather Ross
    Cait Sainsbury ’96
    Danielle Saputo P ’20 ’22 ’24
    Rola Shaheen P ’17 ’21 ’24
    Murray Sinclair ’79, P ’11
    Scott Smith ’87, P ’23 ’25
    John Stelzer ’00
    Tom Stevenson ’78
    Maurice Switzer ’63
    Losel Tethong ’89
    Stuart Thompson ’91
    Chris Valentine ’86
    Cara Westcott P '14 '16
    Hilary Windrem ’07
    Daniel Woolf
    Susan Wright
    Mary Fang Zhou P ’20

    * Honorary Alumni
    Directors in Bold
  • Foundation Trustees 2023/2024

    Andrew Durnford '85
    Board Chair 

    John K. Hepburn '68
    Honorary Chair

    Paul Desmarais Jr. '73, P '00 '03 '03 '11
    Chair Emeritus

    Emilio Azcarraga Jean ’87
    Marilynn Booth* P ’98
    Bruce Boren ’87, P ’21 ’23
    Michael Cooper P ’07 ’08 ’10 ’12
    Sandra Delisle P ’23 ’24 ’25
    Paul Desmarais III '00
    Bryce (B.C.) Douglas ’88
    Joel Finlayson '89, P '24
    Jock Fleming ’74, P ’03 ’06
    Catherine Gell P '24
    Catherine Hansen P '23 '24 '24
    Tim Heeney '83
    Roy Hewson '79
    Zack Kembar ’87, P ’24
    Johanna Kruger ’97
    Sarah McCain Coulson ’05
    Guy McLean
    Bill Morris ’70, P ’99 ’02 ’05
    Marc Parent P ’15 ’18 ’20
    Rosemary Phelan P ’08
    Felicia Ross P ’17
    Rupel Ruparelia ’89, P ’22 ’23
    John Ryder ’77, P ’08 ’13
    Thomas Ryder ’53, P ’77 ’01, GP ’08 ’13 ’15 ’25
    Murray Sinclair ’79, P ’11
    Tom Stevenson ’78
    David Sword '88
    Alexandra von Rehlingen P ’21
    Richard Wernham P ’06
    Katja Wieland-Kaefer P '21 '22 '24 '27

    * Honorary Alumnus
    Directors in Bold

Board Committees

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  • School Governance

    The mandate of the School Governance Committee is to ensure strategic succession planning of its trusteeship, the LCS Board of Directors and the committee itself. The committee oversees the trustee meetings, orientation resources for new trustees and board members, and the school’s risk management processes and procedures as they relate to governance matters. The committee ensures that the board and board committees develop annual work plans, review their terms of reference, conduct regular self-evaluations and that the board reviews its policies on a regular basis.
  • School Finance and Audit

    The Finance and Audit Committee is responsible for assisting the Board of Directors of Lakefield College School with prudent oversight of the financial operations of Lakefield College School and for presenting the financial statements of the school to the board annually with its recommendation and for oversight of the corporation’s risk and management’s financial risk practices for effectively managing or controlling these risks.  The committee will strive to ensure the financial well-being of the school in support of its mission and its strategic objectives.
  • School Campus Property

    The mandate of the Campus Property Committee is to guide the vision for LCS campus evolution over the mid to long-term (5 to 10 years), understand and mitigate key risks associated with the LCS campus, and align and coordinate between the school's Leadership Team, the LCS Board and the LCS Foundation Board (and related committees) on campus-related items. The committee will provide guidance and support to the development of the LCS Campus Master Plan (CMP), will recommend the final CMP for submission to the LCS Board of Directors for approval, as well as ensure appropriate alignment of the CMP with the LCS Strategic Plan.
  • School Capital Construction (Ad Hoc)

    The mandate of the Capital Construction Committee (Ad Hoc) is to develop and recommend for approval to the LCS School Board of Directors a procurement and oversight policy for major capital projects in excess of $2M which will provide guidelines for the school's Leadership Team with respect to construction risk management and reporting to the LCS Board on key design, budgetary and construction milestones
  • Head Support and Evaluation (Joint)

    The Head Support and Evaluation Committee is a joint school and foundation committee and is responsible for planning and coordinating the annual performance evaluation of the Head of School and Foundation.
  • Foundation Governance

    The mandate of the Foundation Governance Committee is to ensure strategic succession planning of its trustees, directors and the committee itself. The committee oversees the development of orientation resources for new trustees and board members, governance policy development, trustee meetings and the foundation’s risk management processes and procedures as they relate to governance matters. The committee ensures that the LCS Foundation Board and its committees develop annual work plans, review their terms of reference and policies and conduct regular self-evaluations.
  • Foundation Finance, Audit and Investment

    The mandate of the LCS Foundation Finance, Audit and Investment Committee is to oversee the financial operations of the LCS Foundation and to present financial statements of the foundation each year to the board with its recommendation.  The Finance, Audit and Investment Committee will strive to serve the best interests of the foundation and Lakefield College School while meeting all of the requirements of legislation set out in the Trustee Act as it discharges its fiduciary obligations on behalf of the LCS Foundation.
  • Foundation Fundraising

    The mandate of the Foundation Fundraising Committee is to direct, oversee, and support the foundation’s revenue-generating and stewardship activities

School Information

4391 County Road 29, Lakefield Ontario K0L 2H0   705.652.3324   admissions@lcs.on.ca


Lakefield College School is a private, coeducational boarding and day school for students in grades 9 through 12, located in Lakefield, Ontario, Canada.

We respectfully acknowledge that Lakefield College School is located on the Treaty 20 Michi Saagiig territory and in the traditional territory of the Michi Saagiig and Chippewa Nations, collectively known as the Williams Treaties First Nations, which include: Curve Lake, Hiawatha, Alderville, Scugog Island, Rama, Beausoleil, and Georgina Island First Nations.
Lakefield College School respectfully acknowledges that the Williams Treaties First Nations are the stewards and caretakers of these lands and waters in perpetuity and that they continue to maintain this responsibility to ensure their health and integrity for generations to come.

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