University Secretariat and Legal Counsel

University Secretariat and Legal Counsel

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Elected Members N - Z



Michael Parsche

Michael Parsche

​B.Sc.(Engineering)'88 PMP CPHIMS. I have 28 years in the Education and Technology sectors, including work on several projects relating to student retention and academic advising. I would like to give back to Queen's by ensuring that students are provided the best experience possible. I have extensive experience in delivering successful, effective information systems solutions to meet challenging business demands. I have strong hands-on technical qualifications blended with impressive performance in strategic planning and organizational amalgamation. I have over 10 years of volunteering experience with youth and young adults. Current term to 2020.

Tka Pinnock

Tka Pinnock

​BA(Hons)'07, MSc'08 (LSE). Toronto. Executive Director of the University of Toronto Students' Union. Formerly Executive Director of Herbert H. Carnegie Future Aces Foundation. Member, Board of Directors - Lifelong Leadership Institute and Endeavour Volunteer Consulting for Non-Profits; Treasurer - Kimroy Grove Co-op. 2016-17 Connect the Sector Fellow. At Queen's: Chair, Committee Against Race & Ethnic Discrimination; Director, OPIRG - Kingston; Member, Senate Committee on Non-Academic Discipline; Chair, Black History Month Kingston; Education Officer, ACSA; Member, AMS Judicial Committee; active in ASUS. Recipient of Robert Sutherland Prize. Current term to 2021.

Kathy Pritchard

Kathy Pritchard

​BA'69, MD'71. Senior Scientist, Sunnybrook Research Institute. Medical Oncologist, Sunnybrook Odette Cancer Centre. Professor Emerita, Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Member of the Queen’s University Council (2003–21). Contributed to Council Reform and Program Committee. Active in fund-raising for the Queen's University Faculty of Medicine. Appointed to Dean of Health Sciences Advancement Cabinet 2017. Awarded the Dr. Joseph Pater Award of Excellence from the Canadian Clinical Trials Group in 2016. Grandmother of four. Elected by the University Council to the Board of Trustees - current term to 2018. Current term on University Council to 2021.

Julia Reid

Julia Reid

​ArtSci'08, New York, NY, Management Consultant. Over eight years of experience working in the PR, marketing, public affairs and management consulting industries in New York and London, UK serving both public and private sector clients. President, Queen's Alumni Branch New York (2015 to present). Mentor, Queen's Connects LinkedIn Network. Alumni Career Liaison, Department of English at Queen's. CoChair, Canadian Women's Club in London, UK (2013-2015). While a student at Queen’s Julia was a member of the Women’s Empowerment Committee and Students Taking Responsible Initiatives for a Viable Environment. Current term to 2021.

Saara Romu

Saara Romu

BScH’98, MBA’07 (UW). Senior Program Officer at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, including university partnership programs. QUAA WA state Branch President 2009–present, Residence Don 1997–99, Queen’s ArtSci Review Contributor 1997–98, Special Needs Note Taker 1996–97, Orientation Planning Committee 1995–96, Residence Floor Rep 1994–95, Student researcher (bioscience) 1995–99. Currently Serve: Women’s Funding Alliance YP Board, multiple leadership roles in Junior League of Seattle 2009–present. Past: Board President CASS Foundation providing scholarships to US students in Canada; EarthCorps, JoeInk Dance Co. Recent Awards: Alumni Leadership, PSBJ 40under40. Current term to 2019. 

Katrina Samson

Katrina Samson

Current term to 2022.

Denise Shortt

Denise Shortt

Current term to 2022.

Amrita V. Singh

Amrita V. Singh

B.H.Sc (Biology), J.D., Toronto, ON. Barrister & Solicitor. Member, Law Society of Ontario (LSO); Multiple Committees Executive Member, Canadian Bar Association (CBA); Council and Multiple Committees Executive Member, Ontario Bar Association (OBA); Multiple Committees Member, Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC); Member, Advocates' Society; Member, South Asian Bar Association (SABA); Member, Toronto Intellectual Property Group (TIPG); Member, Young Women in Law. Member of Queen's Law Pro Bono and Legal Aid. Former President of Queen's Law South Asian Law Students Association. Continued Mentorship of Queen's Law students interested in intellectual property law. Current term to 2022.

Susan Smith

Susan Smith

Current term to 2022.

Daniel Szpiro

Daniel Szpiro

Dean, Assistant Vice President (Academic), and Professor of Accounting, Marist College; Dean of Executive Education, Jack Welch Management Institute (2012-2015); Senior Lecturer, Johnson Graduate School of Management, Cornell University 2004-2012; Associate Professor at Queen’s School of Business 1999-2004; Chair of Queen’s Senate Budget Review Committee 2001-2003; Vice-President of Finance, Queen’s MBA Society 1989-1990; Volunteer Treasurer with Boynton Middle School PTA 2008-2009. Current term to 2019.

George Thwaites

George Thwaites

EMBA’94 and BComm’78; Ottawa; Retired executive with federal public service and in the private sector with experience in human resources and program management;  EMBA’94 Class Gift Co-ordinator; AMS and Commerce Orientation Committees; Morris Hall Residence Council; Coach of youth sports since 1974; Currently volunteering with Ronald McDonald House (Ottawa), Ottawa Carleton District School Board, Race Ottawa, and Navan Curling Club;  Past volunteer at Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario, as President Blackburn Minor Hockey Association, Chairperson Gloucester Dragons Recreational Soccer, Member of School Parent Councils, and Elder and Councillor at Orleans United Church; Chair University Council Nominating Committee 2017-19 and Member of three different Special Purpose Committees.  Current term to 2019.

Sarah Virani

Sarah Virani

Current term to 2022.

Chu Wang

Chu Wang

BCOMM'15; Toronto, ON; Associate Consultant at The Boston Consulting Group (present); Researcher at Harvard Business School (2012-2014); LGBTQ Chair at BCG Canada; Co-Chair for BCG-Pathways (organize workshops for BCG staff to mentor high school students from low-income neighbourhoods); Senior Advisor for Queen's LGBT Committee; Senator in Queen's Senate; VP of Marketing for Main Campus Residents Council; Co-Chair for Queen's Micro Credit Finance. Current term to 2021.

Krystyna Williamson

Krystyna Williamson

BSc’86. Calgary, AB. Founder of Purpose Philanthropy, (corporate social investment advisors), Past member of Queen’s Council Exec Committee, Harris Reform Group, chair/director of numerous non-profit boards, Executive Director Coach, specialist in strategic planning and operations capacity assessment, very active in local alumni branch. Served as DSC rep and on ASUS during student years. Proud parent of Sci'14 and ConEd'17 daughters. Current term to 2020.

Kate Wilson

Kate Wilson

BAH'86, Harvard MBA 1996. Cambridge, UK. Chief Operating Officer - University of Cambridge, Development and Alumni Relations. Deputy Commissioner, Communications AMS 1985-86. Volunteer, Canada-UK Foundation, Canadian High Commission, London UK. Fellow / Governing Body member - St. Edmund's College, University of Cambridge, and member, St. Edmund's Development and Alumni Relations Committee. Member - Pembroke College, University of Cambridge. Volunteer/ speaker - Founders4Schools. Current term to 2021.

Mary Wilson Trider

Mary Wilson Trider

Mary is President & CEO of Almonte General Hospital and Carleton Place District Memorial Hospital.  At Queen’s she chairs the Audit & Risk Committee and the Non Academic Misconduct Sub Committee.  She is a graduate of the Smith School of Business (B.Comm) and a CPA, CA.  Mary is active in numerous healthcare industry committees and a Board member of Ontario 211 Services Corporation.  Previous Board service includes United Way of York Region (Past Chair), Booth Centennial Healthcare Linen Services (Past Vice Chair) and the National Ballet Endowment Foundation. Elected by the University Council to the Board of Trustees - current term to 2019. Current term on University Council to 2019.

Tom Woodhall

Tom Woodhall

BSc(Eng)'06, BA'06, MSc(Eng)'08. Associate at BA Group. Tom was active as a representative to the Engineering Society and the A.M.S., serving both as deputy speaker. A former Campus Bookstore (QUESSI) Director and Chair of Finance, Tom wrote for the Journal, competed on the engineering rugby team, and volunteered with outreach projects. As an SGPS member helped rewrite the society by-laws. Also a former Clark Hall Pub business manager, Tom worked for Science Quest and is the current Sci05 President. Current term to 2021.

Elaine Wu

Elaine Wu

Current term to 2022.