Julie Leclerc, Chair
Community Volunteer and Beekeeper
After teaching French to sometimes disinclined university students, Julie spent over 20 years with the Ontario Public Service, most recently working with not-for-profit organizations in the literacy and cultural sectors. She has been a member on boards of theatre, literacy, and sports organizations where she gained a great deal of experience in event planning, governance and volunteer management. She is now a beekeeper in addition to her community commitments.
Craig Anderson, Secretary
Analyst, Indie Author
Craig Anderson worked as a management consultant across three continents, for a selection of fortune 100 companies. He has extensive experience in analysing large, complex datasets and producing detailed breakdowns that identify underlying trends and opportunities. Craig is also an independent author of five titles and is highly involved in the self-publishing community.
Sadaf Ghoreshy, Treasurer
Chartered Professional Accountant, Chartered Accountant
Sadaf is a Chartered Professional Accountant (Chartered Accountant), and is the Corporate Treasurer at Homestead Land Holdings Limited. Sadaf has worked with a wide variety of not-for-profit organizations and charities. She was the Chair of the KPMG Easter Seals Beach Volleyball Tournament from 2010 to 2015, fundraising for Easter Seals Ontario, and in 2012 earned the Easter Seals Ontario Service Award.
Owner/operator of Kingston landmark S&R Department Store until the store’s closure in 2009. Michael is a past board member of the Downtown Kingston Business Improvement Association, and recipient of The Len Dover Award from Downtown Kingston. He has been inducted into the Kingston Business Hall of Fame. Michael is on the board of University Hospital Kingston Foundation, and serves on two committees with the Community Foundation for Kingston & Area.
Paul Tye, Director
Consultant – Government Relations, Public Affairs, Research
Paul began working for the Hon. Peter Milliken, PC while he was a student at Queen’s University. After graduation, Paul went on to work in several senior roles at Queen’s Park, including roles in the House Leader’s office and as a senior communications and policy advisor to the Minister of Government and Consumer Services. He worked on two successful provincial Liberal election campaigns as a key member of the advertising team. After leaving Queen’s Park to start his own boutique government relations firm, Paul joined Maple Leaf Strategies as a Senior Consultant in their Ottawa Office. A proud Kingstonian, Paul is a graduate of Queen’s University with a degree in History.