New members join Board of Governors
Durham College is pleased to welcome Dan Borowec, Joanne Dykeman and Donna Raetsen-Kemp to the Board of Governors as new external members.
Dan (Lieutenant Governor In Council appointment) is the director of Economic Development and Tourism for Northumberland County. His background includes the development of the Eastern Ontario Development program while general manager of Northumberland Community Futures Development Corporation (CFDC) and president of the Ontario Association of CFDC’s, as well as positions in the community college system, namely with Durham College as a faculty member and George Brown College as chair of the School of Hospitality and Tourism Management. He holds a Master of Public Administration and Master of Arts in Education from Central Michigan University in Mount Pleasant, Mich. and an Honours Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Guelph in Guelph, as well as a Masters Certificate in Public Management from the Sprott School of Business, Carleton University, in Ottawa.
Dan is a long-time Cobourg resident and is involved with numerous professional organizations and agencies in various capacities. He devotes a significant amount of time to Habitat for Humanity, currently in Haiti.
Joanne is the vice-president of Clinical Services and Quality for Revera, a premier seniors-care company providing services for more than 26,000 seniors across Canada. In her current capacity, she sets the strategic direction and operationalization of clinical services and quality within the Long Term Care division. She has expertise in health care/business management, balanced scorecard quality monitoring, human resources and customer service.
Joanne graduated from Ryerson University in Toronto as a Registered Nurse and from Royal Roads University in Victoria B. C. with a Master of Arts, specializing in leadership, training and development.
When not busy with her professional pursuits, you will find her hiking to the top of mountains, diving to the bottom of the sea, or tending her hobby farm in rural Durham with her family.
Donna (Lieutenant Governor In Council appointment) currently serves as the chief executive officer of Station Gallery, a non-profit public art gallery. Donna has held this position since 2005, orchestrating the gallery’s transformation to an award-winning, fascinating people place; with a reputation for a bravery to shun convention.
From 1996 to 2005 Donna served in the role of chief executive officer of Junior Achievement of Eastern Ontario, leading the amalgamation of three local charters to form the Eastern Ontario entity and growing program reach from 400 students to more than 25,000 students. Her multi-disciplinary background includes expertise in communications, corporate relations, marketing and design.share