Quality Over Quantity

Board of Directors

A board of directors governs the Four County Labour Market Planning Board. We are proud to have a diverse and dynamic board.  A variety of Labour Market Groups are represented which include but not limited to:

Business

Leaders, from primary business sectors including but not limited to finance, human resources, communications, agriculture and manufacturing, will provide direction on issues affecting business growth in the region and can be referred or self-identified for appointment to the board.

Educators and Trainers

A representative involved in education and training within the board region will keep the board aware of the changes within the educational system. Individuals can either be referred or self-identify for appointment to the board.

Labour

To protect the interests of all workers (unionized and non-unionized), candidates will be selected by union locals, operating within the four-county region, for appointment to the board.

Ethnic Minorities

With a diverse background and different socialization experiences, a representative, who differs in race, colour or religious or cultural origin, and is referred by an organized group or expresses self- interest will be appointed to bring their specialized expertise to board discussions.

Aboriginal

A representative of one of two First Nations located within the board’s boundaries will be appointed to promote awareness and understanding of aboriginal issues and perspectives.

Persons with Disabilities

A representative will be appointed to inform and educate fellow board members on accessibility issues, inclusive work environments and workplace barriers (physical and attitudinal) to represent their interests at the board table

Women

A woman will be appointed to bring unique expertise and perspectives to discussions and inform and educate members on the importance of social justice and equity policies in recruitment and employment. The referral may be from an organized group or an expression of self-interest.

Youth

A youth (age 18-30) will be recruited through various networks to serve as the voice for youth and in turn, assist the board to gain a full range of perspectives on issues and to demonstrate their commitment to youth leadership.

Our Board is comprised of some genuinely gifted minds

Karen Galbraith
Chair

Karen Galbraith

Karen is a graduate of the Ontario Veterinary College with a Masters in Capacity Development and Rural Extension from the University of Guelph. She has established a successful dairy farm along with her husband, and raised her family with strong agricultural roots. She brings with her experience as a member of the Trillium Mutual Insurance & Roots Council, Kenyan Kids Foundation and various agricultural organizations. International dairy projects in Kenya occupy a special place in her heart. Karen believes in lifelong learning, loves to travel, bike, quilt, and spend time with family and friends. Vibrant agricultural communities are drivers of economic success and Karen is proud to be involved with the Four County Labour Market Planning Board.
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Director

Kimberley Inniss-Petersen

Kimberley is a Human Resources Professional and former Executive Director of the Saugeen Shores Chamber of Commerce, and Manager of Strategic Initiatives with the Sarnia Lambton Chamber of Commerce. Kim is passionate about the small business community and how owners can leverage workforce data for better informed decisions. She lives and works in Bruce County.
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Director

Nicholas Manglal-lan

Nicholas Manglal-Lan is a Job Preparation Specialist with VPI Employment Services. Previously, the Interim Executive Director of Launch Pad Youth Skills & Technology Centre. That is where he grew to understand the pivotal role Non-profits play in our community and the power of missions that support the youth of our future. Nicholas graduated from the University of Guelph with a degree in Media Marketing and Technology; completed a diploma at Humber College in Strategic Communications; and continues his education at Lambton College in DE&I. Nicholas moved to Holstein and seeks to contribute to the future of this area. He volunteers at The Well Community Collective and sits on the Family and Community Advisory Council alongside a Board Director at Bruce Grey Mentorship to work towards more youth-integrated services in the Four County Region. Nicholas' continuous goal is to be integrated around community development in such a unique landscape to grow a better future for the people in our communities.
Karen Gventer
Secretary

Karen Gventer

Karen currently works as a Staff Representative at the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU), and is a member of the Ontario Public Service Staff Union (OPSSU). Previously, she worked as a Program Assistant at the Grey Bruce Health for 20 years, and had been an active member of OPSEU for almost that long. She has been active with the Grey Bruce Labour Council since 2014.
Larry Livingston
Director

Larry Livingston

As Chair of the Huron Manufacturing Association (HMA) Larry, is the lead liaison between the Association and other manufacturing associations and groups. With the Treasurer and approval of the Board of Directors, Larry maintains signing authority for the deeds, transfers, licenses, contracts, and expenditures as required. Larry is employed as Maintenance Supervisor at Cap Products Ltd in Vanastra where his passion for manufacturing and skilled trades shines through when he hosts Tours at Cap Products. Larry lives with his lovely wife and family near Exeter.
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Director

Craig Mannell

Craig has 30 years of manufacturing knowledge, from shop floor to P&L responsibilities. In 2019, Craig started his own consulting business for manufacturers, in order to help small and medium businesses thrive and stay current to the many challenges that confront business owners in 2024. Craig has spent years on various boards over the years, from local CAS agencies, to IDRA in Huron. Craig and his wife spend quite a bit of time at their place in Huron, with the goal of retirement there in a few years.
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Treasurer & Vice-Chair

Shawn Lawler

Shawn has 18 years of experience in the Financial Industry and is currently the Community Manager of the Libro Credit Union in Wingham after 17 years at CIBC. He has worked at branches in all 4 counties after moving to Neustadt in 2016.
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Director

Nha Clark

Nha has a diverse background in IT, project management, program management, and leading a performing team in various sectors such as IT, health, public, and education. She recently completed her executive master’s in business administration and is interested in helping organizations through strategic planning and governance to deliver value and services to customers. She’s an entrepreneur at heart and has found opportunities to drive growth within organizations, even during tough economic times. She believes in lifelong learning and evolving to keep one abreast of the changes. Proudly representing education, she was a faculty member and is leading a team of support staff to deliver the best experience to the students. Outside of her professional life, Nha enjoys gardening, yoga, and traveling with her family.
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Director

Will Wellington

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