PELA CFDC Board of Directors
Chair, Board of Directors
Angela joined the PELA CFDC board in December 2011. For 35 years, Angela and her husband Martin have owned and operated Maypul Layn Farm, a Dairy and Cash Crop farm and vacation home in Milford. She has been very active in 4-H Ontario, serving on the board of directors and as President of her Regional Board. Also very involved at the local level, Angela has served as President, Past President, Treasurer, and Secretary for the Prince Edward County 4-H Association, as well as working with local youth as a club leader for 31 years. Angela has also served her local community through her church council and her children’s school council, and has been a member of the Agricultural Advisory Committee for The County of Prince Edward for the past 7 years. She is passionate about agriculture and the sustainable future of the small family farm.
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Hans joined the board in the summer of 2014. He and his partner Carolyn Butts operate Bon Eco Design in Tamworth Ontario (www.bon-eco.com). Hans originated the "Local Motives” process, which focuses on community survival through the creation of regional vibrancy. Heritage Canada National Trust has adopted its tenants as the "Regeneration Program” to safeguard rural and cultural landscapes. Hans has degrees in Anthropology, Architecture and Restoration Architecture. His work experience includes the Canadian Inventory of Historic Building, Restoration Branch of Parks Canada; Faculty at School of Architecture, Carleton University; Project Manager, Parliamentary Precinct, Public Works Canada; and Co-director of Heritage Canada Foundation’s Main Street Program -- a revitalization process for Canada’s small town Main Streets.
Jim has been a member of the PELA CFDC Board since May 2014. For over 30 years, Jim served as a professor at Queen’s University in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and the Department of Physics, Engineering Physics and Astrophysics, 12 years of which were served as an Associate Dean in the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science. He also held a cross-appointment in the Department of Psychology. As a Registered Professional Engineer in the Province of Ontario from 1975 to 2008, Jim has acted as a consultant in the areas of electronics, communications, security and engineering education in a variety of countries including Trinidad, New Zealand, Australia, England, the USA and Canada. Jim has participated on several volunteer boards for local non-profit organizations including QUESSI (2002-present, President), Queen’s University Club (2002-2006, President) and the Kingston Humane Society (2003, co Vice-president). For the past several years, he has been an active participant in the St. John’s Ambulance Therapy Dog Program and, along with his two certified therapy dogs, visits institutions in the Kingston and Huntsville areas.
Chair, Area Development Committee
Sandra became a member of the Board in May of 2014. She was born and raised on a dairy farm in Prince Edward County. After completing university, she moved with her husband to New Brunswick, where she worked for 30 years as a teacher, remedial reading specialist, diagnostician, disability specialist and university professor. During that time, Sandra was also heavily involved in professional organizations and non-profit/advocacy organizations. Sandra has received several provincial, national and international awards for her professional and volunteer work including the University of New Brunswick President’s Medal. Sandra retired and moved back to the County in 2005 and was elected as a municipal councillor in 2006 for a four year term. Sandra continues to be very active in the community, serving as the President of the PEC Chamber of Tourism & Commerce, the Board of Glenwood Cemetery Co., the Accessibility Advisory Committee (a Municipal Committee), the Mountain View Branch Women’s Institute, and the Friends of Ameliasburgh Historical Village and Museum. She also serves as Treasurer for Prince Edward Historical Society and the Prince Edward Stewardship Council, and is a member of the Rotary Club of Picton.
Devon Jones has been a member of the Prince Edward County community for over 10 years, moving here permanently 2 years ago. She is an experienced legal counsel, corporate secretary and executive management team member, and was most recently chief legal counsel and secretary of a publicly traded Canadian Real Estate Investment Trust. With some 30 years involvement in the commercial real estate sector, she has provided guidance and direction to the Board of Trustees, and the senior executive team, including the corporate functions of investment, finance, human resources, IT, portfolio management, development, governance planning and risk mitigation and compliance. She is a member of the Canadian Bar Association and the Canadian Corporate Counsel Association.
David Hatch joined the PELA CFDC Board of Directors in June 2015. David is founder and Executive Producer at WhistleStop Productions Inc., a full-service broadcast television production company located in Prince Edward County. He has more than 30 years of experience in the Canadian broadcasting industry. In addition to David’s extensive media business background, he has also taught in the Broadcasting programs at Loyalist College and Algonquin College, and is a long-standing member of Loyalist’s Broadcast Engineering Technology Program Advisory Committee and Board of Governors. He is a member of the Rotary Club of Picton.
Mike joined the PELA CFDC Board of Directors in the summer of 2016, after about 20 years with the Bank of Canada, moving to another 16 years service in the elections services field. Mike has extensive background experience and knowledge in non-partisan, policy-oriented public sector organizations, strategic and operational planning and tactical implementation, relationship management with federal, provincial and municipal governments, as well as dealing with the media and the public in politically sensitive environments. Mike has a proven track record in communicating with key stakeholders, including participating on Advisory Committees of Political Parties.
Donna’s family moved to Picton in the 1960’s where she attended Queen Elizabeth Public School and Prince Edward Collegiate. Working her way through university in the local tourism industry – in everything from resorts to bars to museums - she graduated from Trent University with a BSc in Archaeology with minors in computer programming and land survey. Donna spent the better part of 20 years working in every region of Ontario for 6 governments in 6 ministries– Natural Resources, Transportation, Culture and Recreation, Education, Government Services, and Cabinet Office – including a posting as Executive Director of the Jobs Secretariat during the recession of the early 1990’s. After moving to Tamworth in Lennox-Addington County, she authored a series of long distance bicycling guides including the “Loyalist Cycle Guide” covering routes in Prince Edward County. The next 10 years were spent as a political organizer in large rural ridings, followed by another 10 years working on projects related to electoral riding boundary changes and federal electoral reform while balancing at-home care for elderly family members. She brings to the Board a unique set of skills and experience as well as an extensive knowledge of our diverse communities from north to south.