Meet our Board of Directors

Attractions Ontario is governed by an elected Board of Directors. In addition to establishing policy for the association, the Board provides direction to our managing staff and is also responsible for representing the industry-related concerns of our members within their provincial region.

Ontario is divided into 13 different Regional Tourism Organizations.  To reflect these regions, we have a Board Member representing tourism businesses in each of these regional boundaries.  Where we are unable to find a Board Member from one of these regions, a Director at Large can be appointed.  Directors serve a term of 3 years, with no limit on the number of terms that they can serve.  Directors at Large are appointed for one year.

The 2016-17 Board of Directors are:

Region 1 Lynette Bain, Tourism Windsor Essex Pelee Island
Region  2 Open
Region  3 Garth Potruff, Grand River Rafting
Region  4 Nicole Cooke, Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory
Region 5 Krista Kalbfleisch, CN Tower
Region  5 Ryan Vande Vooren, Glow Zone 360
Region  6 Tamara Russell, Central Counties
Region  7 Jason Rizzuti, Go Tours Canada
Region  8 Open
Region  9 Kathrine Christensen, 1000 Islands Accommodation Partners
Region  10 Helene Donaldson, National Gallery of Canada
Region  11 Open
Region  12 Open
Region  13 Open
Region  13 Guy Lamarche, City of Timmins
Region  13 Open

DMO Member Representatives

  • Ian McMillan, Tourism Sault Ste Marie
  • Minto Schneider, Waterloo Regional Tourism Marketing Corporation

Directors at Large

  • Anne Marie Forcier, Rideau Tours

  • Kim Haider, Toronto Zoo 

  • Louise Jackson, Hardwood Ski and Bike

  • Doug Beatty, Daylight Solutions

The 2016-17 Executive Committee is:

  • Chair: Kathrine Christensen, 1000 Islands Accommodation Partners
  • Vice Chair: Guy Lamarche, City of Timmins
  • Secretary:  Krista Kalbfleisch, CN Tower
  • Treasurer: Minto Schneider, Waterloo Regional Tourism Marketing Corporation

Past Chair: Tamara Russell, Central Counties