Four County Labour Market Planning Board

The Board of Directors

A board of directors governs the Four County Labour Market Planning Board. A variety of Labour Market Partner Groups are represented on the local board.

Labour Market Partner Groups include:

  • Business
  • Labour
  • Ethnic Minorities
  • Persons with Disabilities
  • Women
  • Educators and Trainers
  • Youth
  • Aboriginal

Would you like to learn more about being a representative on the board? Contact the Four County Labour Market Planning Board

Waleed Aslam / Ethnic Minority / Director

Waleed Aslam is a director representing the Ethnic Minority. Waleed is a Ontario Works Case Manager for Grey County.

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Chris Watson / Business / Huron / Director

Chris Watson is a director representing Business in Huron County. Chris is the Economic Development Office for Huron County.

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Meredith Forget / Business / Perth / Director

Meredith Forget is a director representing Business in the county of Perth. Meredith is the Manager of Economic Development & Tourism Corporation for the County of Perth.

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Blair Hilts / Educator & Trainer / Bruce / Grey / Director

Blair Hilts sits on the Board of Directors as an Educator & Trainer representative for the counties of Grey and Bruce. Blair is the Learning Service Administrator for the Bluewater District School Board.

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Philip Maier / Business / Huron / Director

Philip Maier represents Business in Huron county. 

Phil currently is a member of the Huron Chamber of Commerce, an associate member of Huron Manufacturing,  a Sustainable Huron Committee member, SBEC Advisory Panel, Huron Immigration Partnership Council member, Philip Maier Consulting, Program Advisory Committee member for Conestoga College Food Technology Centre, Youth Justice Mediator for Goderich  and Senior Mediator for Community Justice Initiatives in Kitchener.

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Savanna Myers / Women / Regional / Secretary

Savanna Myers is a director representing Women across the region and is on the Executive as Secretary. Savanna is the Economic Development Manager for the County of Grey. 

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Andrew Coghlin / Business / Perth / Treasurer

Andrew Coghlin is a director representing Business in the county of Perth. He is also serving as Treasurer. Andrew is the Manager of Sales and Marketing with Molesworth Farm Supply.

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Deb Hotchkiss / Persons with Disabilities / Regional / Director

Deb Hotchkiss represents Persons with Disabilities in our Board region of Bruce, Grey, Huron and Perth counties. Deb has worked for more than 20 years in the employment field. She is the Executive Director of Partners in Employment.

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Shirley Keaveney / Business / Grey / Co-Chair

Shirley is a business owner and municipal councillor in Meaford, and current chair of the Meaford Economic Development Committee.

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Kathleen Sebastian / Educator & Trainer / Huron / Perth / Director

Kathleen Sebastian sits on the Board of Directors as an Educator & Trainer representative for the counties of Huron and Perth. Kathleen is the Human Resource Officer for Avon Maitland District School Board.

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Hazel Pratt-Paige / Labour-Healthcare / Grey / Director

Hazel brings a wealth of knowledge from her experience in the Healthcare field and the Labour industry. She is Past President of the Grey Bruce Labour  Council, and a current municipal councilor with the Town of Hanover.

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Dave Trumble / Labour / Bruce / Director / Co-Chair

Dave has spent 40 years in industry, including almost 30 years with the Grey Bruce Labour Council, and over 35 years with the Power Workers Union. He has been a member of our board previously, and we're pleased to have him back at the table.

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Gail Walden / Business / Bruce / Director

Gail is the Business Manager at Kincardine Dentistry, and brings a wealth of experience working on various regional and community committees.

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