David Ublansky, B.A.
David Ublansky is currently the President of Sumatara Investments Limited, a privately owned company with real estate and golf course holdings. As the Chair of the Board, David brings his business knowledge and experience to LMS for guiding the growth and development of the future of the school. David and his wife, Holly, have a ten year old child who has been attending LMS since Toddler and is currently in the Intermediate class.
Allison Hawkins (nee Davidson) is a Chartered Professional Accountant and a mother of two amazing boys. Allison grew up in Windsor, but has also spent ten years living and working in Toronto and several years in the United Kingdom. Her professional experience includes working for a multi- national accounting firm, a multi-national energy company, an insurance company, as well as independently providing support for start-up businesses. Allison finds herself fortunate to have a wonderful husband and two healthy boys. She has learned more than she ever thought possible from her two boys and is looking forward to what the future brings. Allison is currently sitting on the board of a Canadian bank. She had previously been on both the Windsor Regional Hospital Foundation Board and the Board of The Ontario Foundation for Visually Impaired Children in Toronto. She was also a committee member of the Julian Small Golf Tournament and the “Under the Big Top Children’s Gala” for We Care for Kids.
Agnes Liu-Wu, M.A.
Agnes Liu-Wu graduated with a Master’s degree in Economics and worked as an economist/research specialist at TD Economics before she had her first child. After noticing how much the Montessori education had nurtured her son during his first year of schooling, Agnes studied and graduated with a Montessori Teacher Training Certificate in 2008. Agnes and her husband, Simon, have two boys whom are both attending the elementary program at Lakeview Montessori School. Agnes enjoys her volunteering at LMS. Her passion is to provide children with opportunities and to support them in developing a love in learning.
Sue Quinn is a devoted mother of two boys enrolled in the Elementary Program at Lakeview Montessori School. Sue graduated in marketing and has worked as finance manager in the automotive sector prior to having her children. Currently she is the co-owner of Quinn Roofing Solutions Inc., a commercial roofing company she started with her husband eleven years ago. Sue enjoys being a part of LMS and being involved in her children's education.
Mei Ding, M.A.
Mei Ding graduated with a Master’s degree in Reading and Teaching from Oakland University, Michigan, in the year 2000. She maintains a heart for exploration, service, community, and outdoor activities. Mei’s affiliation with LMS began five years ago when she chose LMS as her daughter’s first school in Canada. Currently Mei is taking the one-year Montessori Teacher Training Program at LMS. She is so glad that she has this chance to learn more about the Montessori teaching system and enjoys her classes very much. Mei is sure that she will continue to pursue her passion of working with children and supporting the mission of LMS.
Sally Blyth has been dedicated to the educational field for her entire career. She was a kindergarten/grade school teacher in Quebec for ten years. In 1989, she became the Director/Principal of the Junior School (Kindergarten to Grade 5) of Miss Edgar’s & Miss Cramp’s School in Montreal. Sally moved to Victoria, B.C. in 1996 to become the Director/Principal of the Junior School of St. Michaels University School. In 2006, Sally became the Director of Development for Blyth Education in B.C. focusing on promoting summer accredited educational programmes abroad for secondary school students in the province. Sally moved to Windsor in 2008 to be closer to her children and grandchildren. Currently, Sally is a committee member of the Friends of Women’s Studies at the University of Windsor and is an original committee member of the ElderCollege in Windsor. Also, she has been a weekly volunteer for the Windsor Essex Therapeutic Riding Association (WETRA) since 2009. Sally’s goal after her retirement is to use her educational background and knowledge in appropriate volunteer positions.
Brian Payne is a business and community leader with over 20 years’ experience in domestic and global supply chains, trade and government relations, change management and manufacturing, primarily in the food sector. After graduating from the University of Windsor, Brian began his career in the international trade arena, catering to automotive and heavy manufacturing companies like General Motors, John Deere, and NaviStar. In 1996, he left for Dallas, TX where worked for PepsiCo Global Restaurants, responsible for Project Management across the Pizza Hut brand. In 1999, Brian was promoted to Director, Distribution responsible for the entire YUM! / PepsiCo restaurant distribution system of 75 DC’s and 23,000 points of distribution. In 2002, he moved to Denver, CO to head up Supply Chain for a national food company in Golden, CO. In 2005, Brian moved back to Toronto, ON where he headed up the supply chain and regulatory compliance functions for Pizza Pizza Ltd. In 2012, Brian co-founded One Source Food Systems, Inc., a Toronto based sauce manufacturer. In 2014, Brian joined Thomas Canning (Maidstone) Limited as their Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. Brian is active in his community of Windsor Essex where he serves on the Board of Directors of Hotel Dieu Grace Healthcare, The Lakeview Montessori School, and has served as an external consultant for the Windsor Essex Economic Development Corporation, specializing in supply chain and trade issues.
Michael Kennedy is admitted to practice law in California and Michigan and permitted by the Law Society of Upper Canada to provide U.S. legal services in Ontario as a Foreign Legal Consultant. Prior to establishing Ingenuity Counsel in 2012, he practiced law in the United States for more than ten years in California, Michigan, and Florida. Based in Windsor, Michael and his team at Ingenuity Counsel assist Canadian companies and entrepreneurs with immigration, business, real estate, and tax matters in the United States. With his expertise, he is able to walk clients through the process of successfully setting up their business in the United States. Michael also represents clients that own property in Florida, Michigan, Arizona, and California for estate planning. He advises on the consequences of owning property in a foreign country. Michael also handles wills & trusts, powers of attorney, and probate administrations. Michael was born and raised in Windsor, Ontario. He resides with his son, Easton, and their two dogs, in St. Clair Beach, Ontario. Michael enjoys the outdoors, baseball, traveling, and golf. Michael has completed four half marathons. He is an active member at Beach Grove Golf & Country Club, sitting on various committees, and is a board of director of the Windsor Estate Planning Council.
John-Mark Jurak, husband and father of three young boys who attend Lakeview, was born and raised in the Windsor-Essex area. In 1999 as a young entrepreneur he founded the manufacturing business, Maden Industrial Ltd., which currently employs 42 skilled trades people. He later opened his second business, Lakeshore Paint & Supply, to service the growing demand of his established customer base. Most recently, he has acquired his third business, Fairlane Machine Tools, where he aims to further expand his business ventures. John-Mark has a strong passion for teaching and has taken this passion across multiple countries around the world. He is also in his fourth year running as Southwestern Ontario chapter president of the Safari Club International, an organization dedicated to promoting wildlife conservation worldwide. John and his members host many annual events and various outdoor activities. John-Mark has always been a very involved leader and role model in the many pursuits made in his life and stops at nothing to find success. He looks forward to bringing these strengths to the Lakeview Montessori School Board and the building committee as the school moves forward with its strategic plan for facility improvements.
David Macleod has been a wealth advisor at Scotia McLeod since 1994. In 2010 David was named a Director of Wealth Management. He is a licenced portfolio manager and specializes in strategic asset allocation to grow and preserve wealth, tax effective income streams, and risk management. He is currently on the Board of Directors of the Windsor Regional Hospital Foundation and also a member of the finance committee. Throughout his career he has achieved many accreditations including: Chartered Investment Manager (CIM), Professional Financial Planner (PFP), Certified Retirement Strategist (CRS), Fellow of Canadian Securities Institute (FCSI), Portfolio Manager, and Derivatives and Options License. David is the lucky and proud father of Patrick, who is attending the Elementary program at Lakeview Montessori School.