Board Chair Donna Stokell
Donna joined the Board of Directors in 2018 and then accepted the role of Chair in 2019. She brings to the role creativity, resourcefulness and her passion for collective action through strategic governance.
As a community builder Donna continues to focus her efforts building strong networks to encourage community-based mental health services and programming that reflect the vision, mission and values of the Robbie Dean Centre.
Prior to joining the Board Donna spent her career working in HealthCare Administration for over 25 years. During this time Donna managed million dollar budgets, negotiated collective agreements, worked as a Project Manager for the redevelopment of the Civic Hospital providing her with a vast experience in business management.
Throughout her career, Donna has excelled at motivating and organizing people through passion and purpose. Spending a meaningful part of her career working with a myriad of stakeholders to resolve issues through respectful dialogue and consensus, while strengthening relationships between members of the organizations.
Secretary Cynthia Lloyd
Director Marg McNab-Tubman
Marg McNab-Tubman was born and raised in Renfrew, Ontario but left home for university at 19. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Carleton University in 1985 and has since continued her education in Accounting and Human Resources and has accumulated a wealth of corporate experience. She has held diverse positions drawing on communications, organizational and technical skills.
In December of 2022, Marg retired from her role as Vice President of Human Resources and Administration at My Broadcasting Corporation (o/a myFM Radio, Extra FM, Oldies and Classic Rock) where she was a key member of the management team responsible for human resources and day-to-day financial matters for 21 radio stations across the province of Ontario.
Marg is married to Kent Tubman. She and her husband own Tubman Marketing Inc., a business focusing on helping their customers grow their businesses using innovation and technology. They are the parents of 3 grown children, Greg Belmore (a Chartered Accountant and HR Manager), Mark Belmore (an Athletic Therapist with the Toronto Argonauts Football Club) and Amanda Tubman who is studying to become a Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine in British Columbia.
Her local community involvement includes 9 years as a director of the Renfrew Victoria Hospital Board of Directors, Chairing the Board for the last 3 years. She has also held membership and executive positions with the Rotary Club of Renfrew. She is the recipient of a Paul Harris Fellowship Award which is the highest honour your Rotary peers can bestow upon you. Previously Marg was a member of the RVH Foundation Charity Golf Classic committee, Renfrew Minor Soccer and Renfrew Skating Club executive committees.
Marg was at the initial presentation made by Monique Yashinskie to the Rotary Club of Renfrew when the Robbie Dean Centre was in its infancy. She is excited to become part of the board and to help however possible.
Vice-Chair Ian Kuehl
Born and raised in the Ottawa Valley, Ian is a graduate of Queen’s University (B.A. Hons.) and the Faculty of Law at the University of Windsor (J.D.). Immediately after graduation, Ian returned home Pembroke, Ontario to article with a well respected law firm in Pembroke and was thereafter called to the bar in 2011. Ian’s law practice, with offices in Pembroke and Cobden, focuses primarily on residential and commercial real estate, drafting wills & powers of attorney, administering estates, municipal law and corporate & commercial law. Ian is a member of the Renfrew County Law Association (RCLA), the Law Society of Ontario (LSO), the Ontario Bar Association (OBA) and the Canadian Bar Association (CBA). Ian has also served as a member and Vice-Chair of the Pembroke Police Services Board and on the executive boards of the RCLA and the Pembroke & Laurentian Valley Handi-Bus.
Director Bob French
Bob joined the Robbie Dean Family Counselling Centre Board in 2014 and has served as Board Chair and Vice-Chair. He is currently an active Board member. He brings a wealth of experience from a lengthy career as an educator, administrator and consultant in both Public and Private Education (Ontario, Manitoba, British Columbia and Switzerland).
Following his retirement in 1998 he has served in many volunteer leadership positions in Renfrew County, Eastern Ontario, Western Quebec, Northern New York State and Internationally (Ghana West Africa, El Salvador, Vladivostok).
- Board Chair, Deep River and District Community Foundation
- Board Chair, Renfrew County Unit Canadian Cancer Society
- Board Chair, Renfrew County United Way
- Board Chair, West Champlain Healthy Community Organization
- Rotary District 7040 Governor 2003-2004
- Charter President Rotary Club of North Renfrew, Deep River (2006-2007)
- Board Chair, West Champlain Family Health Team.
- Service Above Self, Rotary International (2006-2007)
- The Upper Ottawa Valley Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year (2012)
- Senior of the Year Municipality of Laurentian Hills (2013)
Director Melissa Siegel
A Red Seal Chef and former local restaurant owner- Melissa’s path led her to join the local radio station where she works with a fantastic team to help make this community stronger.
Melissa has always had a passion for being involved in her community, organizing many fundraisers and events over the years.
Her love of organizing events and raising money has helped her thrive with her position on the board of directors for the Robbie Dean Family Counselling Centre where she strives to create relationships and fundraise much needed dollars to help sustain the day-to-day operations and launch new programs needed in our community.
Director Tracy Kempthorne
Tracy is a newcomer to the Board of Directors joining in 2023 and brings almost twenty years of experience in not-for-profit board governance. Tracy has lived in the Ottawa Valley for over sixteen years and has held positions on the board of directors locally including chair for the Petawawa Military Family Resource and vice chair for Bernadette McCann House as well as been an active volunteer in the community. As the previous program director for Bereaved Families of Ontario Tracy recognizes the value the Robbie Dean Counselling Centre brings to the community and the challenges that can be encountered. She brings strong fund development skills with her as well as a passion for supporting the community. Tracy works full time at CNL and in her spare time enjoys spending time with her adult children, practicing yoga, running, traveling, and being outside.
Treasurer Sean Crozier
Director Jodie Brumm
Jodie joined the Robbie Dean Centre board in 2019 as a Community Ambassador. Jodie believes in the Center’s mission and philosophy and takes pride in giving back to her hometown Community. In her current capacity, Jodie assists in developing community fundraising strategies. Her strengths in relationship building, adaptability, innovation and problem solving serves her well in this role. Jodie states ” this has been an amazing experience meeting so many wonderful people in the Community while making a difference in people’s lives”
Director Marianne Minns
Marianne’s passion is to fundraise for her Community. For over two decades she has been extensively involved in fundraising and takes great pride in helping organizations work towards and achieve their ongoing goals.
Marianne joined the board in 2017 after hearing Monique’s story and why the counselling Centre was formed. Marianne has a special interest in mental wellness and is a strong advocate in the Community.
Marianne was employed at a local bank and then went on to work with her husband in his insurance business. Careers never changed her passion for fundraising. In addition to being a board member of the Robbie Dean Centre, Marianne has ongoing involvement with the Miramichi Lodge Board, Hospital Gala Committee, Columbus House and the Pembroke Petawawa Community Foundation.
Her passion as a mental health advocate and powerful fundraising skills have continuously assisted in the sustainability of the organization.
Director Maureen Thompson
Maureen retired as the Manager of CIBC Pembroke in 2017 after working for 42 years in the banking industry. Maureen first started volunteering in Trenton and continued when she moved to Kingston where she joined a Rotary Club and the Amherstview Lioness Club. While working in Kingston, Maureen received the Volunteer of the Year Award from the Kingston Bankers and Trust Association.
Maureen moved to Pembroke in 2000 where she has continued to be involved in volunteer work. For the past 10 years, Maureen has been a member of the Festival of Trees committee, raising money to
support the Renfrew County Child Poverty Action Network (CPAN).
Maureen first became aware of the services offered by the Robbie Dean Centre through her daughter Jessica, who knew Robbie. After hearing the story of Robbie’s mom’s (Monique) journey to help people
with mental health issues in Renfrew County, Maureen was honored to be asked to join the Board of Directors of the Robbie Dean Counselling Centre. In addition to being on the Board, Maureen is the coordinator of the myFM Radio Bingo in support of the Robbie Dean Centre.
Maureen is married, a mother, and a loving Grandmother to her six-year-old Grandson, Beau Hammel.
Maureen loves to travel and spend time with family and friends.