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The Centre for Skills Development & Training’s Board of Directors is a group of dedicated individuals committed to ensuring The Centre’s services meet the needs of its diverse clientele and are reflective of a changing environment.

Stuart Miller
President of the Board
Stuart Miller

Halton District School Board

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    Stuart Miller, was appointed Director of Education for Halton District School Board, effective September 30, 2015.

     

    Miller’s teaching career has been predominantly Halton-based, with the exception of a year in Scotland, and a year teaching in Malawi, East Africa.  His teaching responsibilities included Science, Biology and Mathematics, and he also coached hockey and soccer, coordinated science fairs, and initiated and organized social justice conferences for students. In 2009, Miller was appointed to the position of Superintendent of Education, and moved into the role of Associate Director in 2014.

     

    Miller has been instrumental in creating the Welcome Centre for students new to Canada and implementing an expansion of the international student program within the Board. He is also credited with advancing the work of the Board’s Research and Accountability team, a department that plays a crucial role for schools by providing student data as a resource support for students.

     

    “Positive and supportive relationships with students, staff and the community are essential for the success of our students, and those attributes are evident in Halton,” says Miller. “Education, teaching and learning are rapidly changing and moving into a new paradigm. It is the emphasis on relationships that will sustain and support the Board’s forward movement toward this paradigm. I am honoured and privileged to continue the successes of this Board and the communities it serves.”

David Boag

David Boag

Halton District School Board

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    David Boag holds the position of Associate Director of the Halton District School Board. David has been a Halton District School Board employee for his entire career in education. He started his teaching career as a Science and Mathematics teacher where he taught in several schools in the Board. He has also held positions of Department Head, Vice Principal, Principal and Superintendent prior to his recent appointment as Associate Director.

     

    David has been a strong advocate for student success and has had a focus on ensuring all students receive the support required for them to achieve to their potential.  As Superintendent responsible for Special Education Services, David facilitated the creation of the Employability Skills Certificate, a program designed for students with intellectual disabilities to provide skills and training to support a successful transition from school to career.  He was also instrumental in the development of the Board’s Mental Health Strategy. More recently, as Superintendent of Student Success, David has had a focus on the Board’s re-engagement strategy and Pathways programs.

     

    David is committed to ongoing improvement efforts to create safe and inclusive learning environments for students where innovative, engaging and responsive instruction is the norm in all classrooms in the Halton District School Board.

Ron Harper

Ron Harper

Cogent Power Inc.

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    Bio coming soon…
Anne‐Marie Harte

National Research Council of Canada

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    Anne-Marie is an Industrial Technology Advisor for The National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC-IRAP). The Industrial Research Assistance Program stimulates wealth creation through technological innovation by providing technology advice, assistance and services to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

     

    Before joining the National Research Council of Canada, Anne-Marie worked at STANMECH Technologies, the company offers solutions to its customers based on the precise application of heat and air services in a wide variety of sectors, from commercial roofing and flooring installation to manufacturing of all types. Prior to STANMECH Technologies, Anne-Marie was at the Ontario Centres of Excellence in Business Development, for ADP Canada to establish and lead the Market Research group and Cymat Technologies as the Director of R&D and Application Development.

    Anne-Marie graduated from the University of Saskatchewan with a degree in Engineering Physics. She went on to complete a Ph.D. in Mechanical and Materials Engineering at Cambridge University and continued with a Post-Doctoral Fellowship before returning to Canada. She also holds an MBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business.

    Anne-Marie is the past chair of the Golden Horseshoe Manufacturing Network. The GHMN’s mandate is to foster collaboration and innovation in the Golden Horseshoe manufacturing community.

Kelly Hoey

Kelly Hoey

Halton Industry Education Council

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    Kelly Hoey has been the Executive Director of the Halton Industry Education Council (HIEC) for the past 13 years.  HIEC is one of several industry education councils in Ontario committed to advancing cooperation between business and education in support of workforce and economic development. Kelly takes great pride in working in partnership with employers, community agencies and all levels of government. In recent years, Kelly’s focus has been on harnessing technology to connect stakeholders and build community capacity through HIEC’s provincial on-line communities apprenticesearch.com and EmployerRegistry.ca.Kelly is passionate about extending learning beyond the classroom and helping youth make informed career decisions about their futures.
Lisa Schoenberger

SB Partners LLP

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    Lisa is a Principal at SB Partners Professional Chartered Accountants with over 15 years of experience providing assurance and advisory services.  When it comes to Canadian private and not-for-profit auditing and reporting standards, clients can call on Lisa for authoritative knowledge, support and guidance.

     

    Since obtaining her designation as a Chartered Professional Accountant, Lisa has devoted her personal time to the continued excellence of the accounting field.  She has been a mentor and advisor to CPA students for the past 13 years; initially for a national firm and now at SB Partners. For four years, Lisa was a marker for the Uniform Final Examination (UFE) for CPA Canada – one of the world’s most difficult professional exams.  She was also seminar leader at the CPA Ontario School of Accountancy.

Leah Reynolds

Leah Reynolds

Halton District School Board Trustee

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    Leah Reynolds is a first-time Trustee for Wards 1 and 2 in Burlington – an area that encompasses both residential and the downtown business area. Having worked as a volunteer with local schools for the past 18 years, the transition to trustee was a natural fit. “I received so much support and encouragement, I thought I should give it a try.” said Leah. “I am deeply grateful and humbled with the opportunity I have been given.”

    Leah is a strong believer in life-long learning noting that graduates from high school pursue many paths from post-secondary education to other training or employment-opportunities.

    Committed to building a healthy community, Leah is a passionate and engaged advocate, appreciative of the ability to use her position to foster relationships and effect positive change.

Gulzar Ladhani

Gulzar Ladhani

 

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    A graduate of Osgoode Hall Law School with both her LLB and a Masters of Law specializing in Alternate Dispute Resolution, Gulzar Ladhani is a lawyer and mediator by profession. Active in the community, Gulzar makes good use of her legal background to support several organizations, including two-terms as a member of The Aga Khan Conciliation and Arbitration Board for Ontario, providing mediation services within the Ismaili community.

    A believer in ‘giving back’, Gulzar has a long history of volunteer experience and was recognized in 2014 with the Ontario Volunteer Service Award. She currently sits on the Board of Directors for the Mississauga Halton Local Health Integration Network as well as the Oakville Children’s Choir.

    Previous volunteer experience includes supporting the Mississauga Figure Skating Club, chairing the Oakville Ice Expression Synchronized Skating Board and for fifteen years, serving as a guest speaker for the Halton Victorian Order of Nurses.

Natalie Greer-McIlwaine

Conservation Halton

  • More about Natalie

    As Human Resource Manager at Conservation Halton, Natalie is proud to serve the community through building and inspiring a team that works to protect, restore and manage natural resources in Halton’s watershed from lake to escarpment. Prior to joining Conservation Halton, Natalie spent 10 years in Human Resources and Customer Service Management at Tim Hortons Inc.

    Natalie is a Certified Human Resources Leader and an active member of the Halton Chapter of the Human Resources Professional Association. She is passionate about lifelong learning, and truly believes in supporting others in pursuit of a better future for themselves and their families.

    A long-time Halton resident, Natalie believes in the value of giving back to the community. In addition to sitting on The Centre’s Board of Directors, she is a team captain with the Oakville Super Cities Walk for MS, provides peer mentor support for the Halton Breastfeeding Connection, volunteers in her son’s classroom and is the Social Media Executive with the Halton Baby Friendly Initiative.

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