Lori Morgan joined the Robert Land Community Association Board in 2013 and is currently the Board Chair. She was born and raised in Hamilton and is a proud graduate of Mohawk College. After a 23 year career primarily in the newspaper industry, most recently as Vice-President of Marketing for the National Post, she joined the Senior Leadership Team at Mohawk College in the fall of 2011 as Chief Marketing and Recruitment Officer.
Her involvement with the good work that Mohawk’s College in Motion team does to help at-risk youth and those that would not otherwise have the opportunity to have access to a post-secondary education, inspired her to get involved with the Centre.
Dave is a realtor with ComChoice in Hamilton area and has recently moved to the north end of Hamilton. Dave has been a long time member of Rotary, including past president, and is actively involved in his church.
Geoffrey Blain is a graduate of Brock University, completing his Bachelor of Business Administration (Concentration in Finance) in 2011. While at Brock Geoff spent two years as Specialty Editor of The Brock Press, the school’s independent student newspaper, where Geoff was responsible for preparing relevant news stories and sitting on the paper’s Editorial Board. As a co-op student Geoff gained various experience in tax auditing, accounts payable and corporate communications. Geoff has been an employee of ArcelorMittal Dofasco since spring of 2011, working in the Finance department first within Process Development and presently in Corporate Treasury where he is responsible for AMD’s cash management, foreign exchange and hedging programs. Geoff is a Level I candidate in the Chartered Financial Analyst program.
Max joined the Robert Land Community Association in April of 2015. He is a graduate from the Business Accounting Program at Mohawk College and currently works for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. Max serves as secretary on the board ensuring that minutes are kept from the meetings and that the board follows proper process.
Donald MacVicar has been a part of the North End Community for over 40 years. He attended West Ave School back in 1964, then Bennetto and Sir John A. MacDonald Secondary. While pursuing higher education at McMaster University and Mohawk College, Don never lost sight of where he wanted to work and volunteer. As an employee of ArcelorMittal Dofasco for the past 30 years he has worked in multiple departments and now works in sales. . He and his wife Carole have also celebrated 25 years of volunteering as the co-directors of the Inner City Outreach Ministry. Their love of children is the number one passion in their lives, and in those 25 years, over 2,000 smiling children have come through the doors of Inner City Outreach.
Don was voted Distinguished Citizen of the Year in 2006 and received the Governor General’s Award that same year.
Tammy Larkin, Director
Tammy has lived in the Keith Neighbourhood for 11 years and has 2 children who are both very active in the Eva Rothwell Centre. Tammy is a chef by training, and volunteers in a number of capacities including the Community Policing Centre. One of the huge benefits of volunteering, she says, is that it helps her get to know what her kids and their friends are doing. She especially likes having a safe place for them to go.
Being on the Board of Directors has taught Tammy many new things, and she feels more confident each and every day, knowing she can make a difference.
Anne-Marie Hourigan served as a Judge on the Ontario Court of Justice, in the Central East Region of Ontario for 12 years. Prior to her appointment, she was a criminal defense counsel and then a prosecutor for the Attorney General of Canada, appearing in all levels of Court, including the Supreme Court of Canada and the Ontario Court of Appeal. She retired from the Bench in 2014 and established the Hourigan Foundation whose mission it is to assist and empower youth who are struggling with learning and mental health challenges. Anne-Marie is honoured to sit on the Board of the RLCA and serve the members of the Keith community.
Patrick Smith attended Robert Land from kindergarten to Grade 6 back in the early ’70s. He went on to Prince of Wales enrichment program for Grades 7 & 8 with the support and assistance of the Robert Land administration. He then graduated Sir John A. MacDonald and HCI before going off to McMaster in 1981. After 2 years of engineering, he switch programs to philosophy. In an effort to support himself during his undergraduate years, he also worked as a theatre manager for Cineplex Odeon. Upon completion of his philosophy studies, he entered law school at the University of Alberta in 1993 and graduated in 1996. After spending some time in Yellowknife and then Calgary, he was called to the Alberta Bar in 1999. He worked as an associate lawyer in Red Deer before joining the Legal Services Board of Nunavut in 2000 as a staff lawyer. Patrick became the Executive Director of the Legal Services Board of Nunavut in 2003 and ran that organization until 2007. From 2007 until September of 2012 he was a private practitioner working in Nunavut. He is not currently not practicing law, but providing consulting services to Inuit organizations.
Patrick is past president of the Nunavut Law Society; past chair the Nunavut Law Foundation; past Treasurer of the Law Society; past member of the Federation of Law Societies, past member of the Association of Legal Aid Plans.
He is a member of the Alberta, Nunavut and Ontario bars.
Devon joined the RLCA Board in 2014 after being introduced to the organization by Don MacVicar. She received a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) from McMaster University’s DeGroote School of Business in 2009, and had the honour of being selected as Valedictorian for her graduating class. Devon is currently working toward the completion of her MBA, also at DeGroote. She has worked at ArcelorMittal Dofasco since 2009, and is currently an Organization Development Practitioner.
Natalie Dubeau, MSc OT, OT Reg. (Ont) has sat on the RLCA board since 2014. Natalie is a registered Occupational Therapist, having completed her Master’s of Science in Occupational Therapy from Queen’s University in 2013. Natalie has extensive experience working with people living with physical and mental disabilities. She is currently employed by St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton in the Forensic
Psychiatry Program, where she specializes in the field of mental health and recovery.