Meet the Trustees

The Renfrew County District School Board (RCDSB) is comprised of eight publicly elected trustees and two student trustees. Trustee elections are usually held every four years in November where these positions and other committee memberships are determined.


Jurisdiction / Bio


Trustee Marjorie AdamMarjorie Adam

Deep River

  • Mackenzie Community School

Marjorie enjoyed a long career in education, including 37 years with the RCDSB as teacher and principal in both elementary and secondary schools in Deep River, Petawawa and Pembroke.

She taught all grades from K to 13, coached track and cross-country and often collaborated with the Curriculum and Student Success teams. After retirement she has travelled widely, joined a Rotary Club, volunteered in the community and kept on running.

She lives in Deep River and has served as editor of the North Renfrew Times and as a Town Councillor. Her three children were educated in the local public schools, and now four of her six grandchildren are also in public schools.



Indigenous Education 
Finance, Facilities and Services (Chair)

Board representative on the Renfrew County Joint Transportation Consortium 

OPSBA (Alternate)












211 Thomas Street

Deep River, ON

K0J 1P0



RCDSB Trustee Leo BolandLeo Boland

City of Pembroke

  • Champlain Discovery PS
  • Highview PS
  • Fellowes HS

Leo moved to Pembroke in the mid-80's to work for the Pembroke General Hospital Ambulance Service. He quickly realized that this community would be his "forever home" and became involved with the JackRabbit ski program and Toastmasters and found his true calling once his eldest child started at a cooperative nursery school and he became a permanent volunteer. Leo enjoys looking for rare birds, taking digital photos and playing "old dude" hockey.

His spouse and daughter put up with the assorted equipment to support his hobbies and try to restrain his sock and tie choices.



Program and Personnel Services (Chair)

Indigenous Education
Director's Review

Board representative on the  RCJTC



438 D'Arcy Street

Pembroke, ON

K8A 6B3


Vice Chair Wendy Hewitt

RCDSB Chair Wendy Hewitt

Laurentian Valley; North Algona Wilberforce

  • Champlain Discovery PS
  • Rockwood PS
  • Cobden PS
  • Fellowes HS
  • Opeongo HS


Wendy is the current Chair of the Board. She and her husband are the proud parents of 3 sons that have been students in the public education system here at RCDSB. She volunteered her time on a regular basis as a reading and math assistant in the classroom and also worked as an educational assistant at Rockwood Public School. She also had the privilege of driving her own children to Rockwood as their bus driver from the time they started school until 2012 while running her own business as a hairstylist for almost 20 years.


She previously served as Vice-chair and sat on the Parent Involvement Committee (PIC). 
























40573B Highway #41, R.R. #4

Pembroke, ON

K8A 6W5

(mobile) 613-633-7281

RCDSB Trustee Susan HumphriesRCDSB Vice-chair Susan Humphries

Renfrew; Greater Madawaska; Horton

  • Central PS
  • Queen Elizabeth PS
  • Renfrew Collegiate IS
  • Renfrew Collegiate Institute

Susan worked for the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs for over 35 years.  Some of her roles included:  working with local, regional and provincial 4-H volunteers, members and parents; managing budgets, staff and offices across the eastern and southwest regions of Ontario and leading large teams working on complex projects such as Ministry reorganization and website restructuring. 


Following retirement in 2007, Susan became a trustee with the Ontario 4-H Foundation.  She also sits as a public member on the Horton Township General Government Committee and has taught courses on communications and critical thinking for Algonquin College in Pembroke.   


Susan and her husband Doug are long time residents of Horton Township and the Town of Renfrew. Her hobbies include being an active member of a church choir, golfing, traveling and visiting their children and grandchildren.


Joint Session of Committees (Chair)

Director's Review

Policy Review 
OPSBA (Director) 

































215 Munroe Ave. E

Renfrew, ON

K7V 3K6


RCDSB Trustee David F. Kaiser

David F. Kaiser

Bonnechere Valley; Killaloe; Hagarty and Richards; Madawaska Valley; Brudenell, Lyndoch and Raglan; South Algonquin

  • Killaloe PS
  • Palmer Rapids PS
  • Sherwood PS
  • Whitney PS
  • Eganville District PS
  • Madawaska Valley District HS
  • Opeongo HS

A graduate of Fellowes High School, David attended Mount Allison University Sackville New Brunswick.

He is currently with Sysco Food Services Central Ontario Inc. as Business Development Manager.

He has been a trustee off and on since 2000 and has been board Chair for two terms. 


He is married with 3 daughters all RCDSB graduates and has 4 grandchildren.

His hobbies and interests include golf and hockey with his grandson and cheering on the Ottawa Senators, Toronto Blue Jays and New England Patriots!


Policy Review Committee (Chair) 




























125 Hartwig Street, P.O. Box 725

Eganville, ON

K0J 1T0


(mobile) 613-635-2137

RCDSB Trustee Kimberley Dunsmoor-LoughKim Dunsmoor-Lough

Arnprior; McNab-Braeside

  • A. J. Charbonneau PS
  • Walter Zadow PS
  • McNab PS
  • Arnprior District HS

Kim Dunsmoor-Lough is fortunate to be the daughter of a member of the Canadian Air Force which allowed her to experience living in many locations during her childhood, including Ontario, Germany and Alberta. 

Kim attended the University of Guelph for her Bachelor of Arts, majoring in psychology and sociology, Laurentian University (Nipissing) for her Education degree and the University of Ottawa to obtain a Master in Education degree.

In 1982, Kim began her teaching career right here in Renfrew County at Admaston Public School in a grade 3/4 class.

Kim spent her final nine years as the Special Education Resource Teacher at Walter Zadow.

She lives in Arnprior with her husband, Greg. She has 3 grown children, Brent, Blake and Alexis. 


Parent Involvement Committee 
Special Education Advisory 



























21 Ridgeview Drive

Braeside, ON

K0A 1G0


Trustee Bryon MorrisBryon Morris

Town of Petawawa; CFB Petawawa

  • Herman Street PS
  • Pine View PS
  • Valour School

Bryon Morris was elected to the Renfrew County District School Board in December 2014.

Trustee Morris also is a member of the Special Education Advisory Committee, Policy Review Committee and is Chair of the Audit Committee.  He was a Trustee on the Renfrew County Board of Education, representing Petawawa for fifteen years, from 1976 to 1991.


Trustee Morris firmly believes that every student is entitled to the best education possible and that available resources be utilized in the most effective and efficient manner possible to attain that end.  He believes in the inclusion of all students in our schools and strongly supports the partnership between parents and the schools in the education of our young people.


Bryon is married to Jennifer and he has five children and four grandchildren.



Policy Review 

Character Development
Special Education Advisory 
































RR #6

Pembroke, ON

K8A 6W7


Chair Dave ShieldsDave Shields

Whitewater Region; Admaston Bromley

  • Cobden PS
  • Beachburg PS
  • Admaston PS
  • Fellowes HS
  • Opeongo HS

Dave first started as a school board trustee in 1985. 

Dave retired from Atomic Energy in 1998 with 32 years service and was owner/operator of Shields Photography for many years.

Since 2003, he has been elected to various positions with the Ontario Public School Board Association including Director, Chair of the Policy Development Work Team and Vice President of the Eastern Region.

He was President of the Chalk River Labs Toastmasters Club and has devoted most of his life serving his community and beyond including involvement in the Lions club where he served as Beachburg Club President, Regional Chairman and Deputy District Governor, Easter Seal Telethon Coordinator and Honorary Cancer Survivor for the Whitewater Relay for Life.

He spent a term on Beachburg Municipal Council and held positions with a variety of health initiatives including Chair of the Whitewater/Bromley Community Health Center Board and more recently Patient representative on the North Renfrew Health Links Steering Committee.

His hobbies are golf, gardening, guitar and spending quality time with his 4 grandchildren.




Character Development 

Director's Review
Special Education Advisory (Alternate)
OPSBA (Voting Delegate)







































Box 171, 1645 Beachburg Road Beachburg, ON

K0J 1C0


(mobile) 613-401-0135
(facsimile) 613-582-3660

Sean McCloskey

Sean McCloskey

Student Trustee

Sean is a grade 11 student from Quadeville, Ontario who is currently attending Madawaska Valley District High School.


During his highschool career, Sean has been very involved in his school community. He is a very active member of MV's Student Activities Council. He also supported his high school's athletic's by being a member of the Athletics Committee and also participating in many school sports. Currently his role is relaying information between the Board of Trustees and his council.


Throughout his term as student trustee, Sean wishes to accomplish many things. Such as, creating a Student Integration Program (SIP) at secondary schools that don't have one for students with special needs. He as well wishes to be an effective member of the Ontario Student Trustees Association (OSTA AECO) and be a positive advocate for student voice on a provincial level.
































 Sam Abbott

Samuel Abbott

Student Trustee















Sam is a Grade 11 student at Valour JK-12 School in Petawawa.

He has been an active member of his student council for the past five years including stints as class representative, secretary and grade representative.


Sam has participated in multiple leadership conferences including OELC, Amplify, May Leadership Course and LTC and wants to use the skills he learned and honed at these events to help strenghtening stuent voice across the District. 


In his spare time, he works as a camp counsellor and camp soccer instructor and teaches piano.