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.
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. Until it was disbanded, she was a committee member of the Friends of Women’s Studies at the University of Windsor and was a founding committee member of Elder College in Windsor. Now she serves on committees associated with the Windsor Endowment for the Arts and is a passionate volunteer for the Windsor International Film Festival. Sally’s goal after her retirement is to use her educational background and knowledge in appropriate volunteer positions.
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 and a member of the Art Gallery of Windsor Acquisition Committee. 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.
Angela Diano is passionate about community engagement and patient advocacy with a career that has been centred around leading community relations programs with not-for-profit organizations for vulnerable populations. The foundation of Angela’s career was working with grassroots community service agencies providing crisis intervention, community outreach, program development, and championing philanthropic initiatives. Her work with local community programs led her to working with provincial and federal initiatives specializing in building strategic partnerships and leading collaborations for public health programs, with: Ministry of Community and Social Services, Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, Trillium Gift of Life Network, and Health Canada. Angela is a steadfast advocate for Montessori education and child-centered learning, having relocated to Tecumseh, ON specifically so her two sons could attend Lakeview Montessori School.
Dorothy Davis, B.A., B.Ed., M.A.L.T.
Dorothy Davis is a retired educator having divided half of her career between public and private school systems. She has been a teacher, guidance counsellor, admission officer, and vice-principal as well as an active participant in numerous committees. One of the highlights of her career was teaching for the Department of National Defence in Lahr, Germany from 1989-1993 where she travelled extensively in Europe, Africa, Asia, and the Middle East – and even ran with the bulls in Pamplona. She completed her career as Vice-Principal at the University of Toronto Schools, a university preparatory school for grades 7 through 12. Following retirement, in 2010, Dorothy started volunteering at the Downtown Mission of Windsor and recently completed four years as Chair on their Board of Directors. She also sits on the boards of Life After Fifty and OACAO (Older Adults Centres’ Association of Ontario). She is an avid film buff and has volunteered at the box office of the Windsor International Film Festival for the past six years. Dorothy’s other interests include gardening, working out, and decorating. Most importantly, she values family and friendship and enjoys relaxing on her deck.
Audra Hussey, and her husband, Roger, are the proud parents of Liliane who is in the Junior class at Lakeview Montessori School. Audra is an academic and currently a professor at the University of Windsor, Canada. Her career started in the UK where she obtained an MBA from the University of Wales, Cardiff and has received her Ph.D in Accounting from the University of the West of England. As well as her academic qualifications, Audra is also a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (ICSA) in Canada. Audra taught in various universities in the UK before moving to Windsor in 2000. Audra has published books and papers in academic journals and professional magazines. When not writing, Audra enjoys travelling with her family. Her daughter, Liliane, has caught the travel bug too and loves experiencing new cultures and meeting people and children from all walks of life. In their spare time, Audra and her family dote on their French standard poodle, Monet, and they love seeking adventures in nearby parks and woodland together. Audra supports the mission and goals of Lakeview Montessori School. She is pleased to be a part of Lakeview and enjoys being involved in Liliane’s education.
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 where he served as CFO. Brian is active in his community of Windsor Essex where he serves on the Board of Directors of Hotel Dieu Grace Healthcare and is 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 has brought these strengths to the Lakeview 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.