Board of Directors

The Board of Directors provides governance, oversight and strategic direction for the organization.

Peter Levesque

President and Chair

Peter Levesque

Peter Levesque is the founder and CEO of Knowledge Mobilization Works, an Ottawa-based consulting and training company. He has over ten years of experience working with governments, research institutes, and professional associations on issues of knowledge mobilization, including exchange, management, social media, transfer, and translation.

His career has included serving as Deputy-Director of Knowledge Products and Mobilization at the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, as Knowledge Exchange Specialist at the Centre of Excellence for Child and Youth Mental Health, and as Chair of Knowledge Mobilization at the Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation. His early career included success as an entrepreneur and community developer.


Lonnie Bolton

Superintendent of Education, Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board, member of Ontario Catholic Supervisory Officials Association

Lonnie Bolton is a Superintendent of Education with the Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board and has been a member of OCSOA for the past five years.  Lonnie is responsible for nine high schools in Simcoe County and the district of Muskoka, strategically leading and managing educational initiatives and programs with the proper combination of goal-setting and visioning to encourage staff development, curriculum implementation and advance student success.  Core areas of system responsibilities include the Secondary Program/Curriculum, Student Success, Staffing, Athletics, Student Attendance, Student Injury Prevention Initiative, International Students and Student Senate.

Lonnie Bolton

Sue Britton

FinTech Growth Syndicate (FGS)

Sue Britton

Sue Britton is the CEO & Founder of FinTech Growth Syndicate (FGS), a company that brings deep expertise and differentiated capability to the rapidly growing FinTech marketplace globally. FGS is a business and innovation accelerator for banks, start-ups and everything in between. Prior to FGS, Sue spent 25 years growing a career in product, sales and marketing innovation for some of the largest technology companies in the world.

In her last corporate role, Sue was Vice President & Head of Global Innovation for D+H (now Finastra), and prior to that held a variety of senior roles in innovation, sales & marketing and market development for Broadridge Financial, Pareto, Symcor, Xerox and Four Seasons. An avid community builder and volunteer, she holds many advisory roles that help to drive awareness and collaboration in Canada around innovation. Sue has a Bachelor of Commerce from Ryerson University, has 3 children, and lives in Toronto with her husband and youngest son.


Carol Cotton

Ontario Catholic School Trustee's Association

Carol has been a trustee with the York Catholic DSB since January 1993 (serving as Vice Chair several times and as Chair of multiple standing committees). She has represented the City of Markham, Thornhill, and Unionville ridings in York region and has served as a trustee representative on the Elementary Religious Education Advisory and the Catholic Parent Involvement Committees since they were created. Carol graduated from the University of Waterloo in 1980, and worked for the YMCA of Greater Metropolitan Toronto. Her career also included a role as Director on the OCSTA Board for two terms. She is married to her husband Lawrence, and has two children--Charles, 25, graduate of York University, in Education and Claire, 23, graduate of International Studies at University of Guelph.

Carol Cotton

Peter Creer

Ontario Principal’s Council

Peter Creer

Peter Creer has been an educator for over 25 years. He is currently beginning his tenure as the Principal at Vimy Ridge Public School in the Durham District School Board. The school has over 600 students in a diverse community in Ajax. Peter is also an member of  the Ontario Principals' Council, the professional association representing 5,000 principals and vice-principals in Ontario's public schools. With a keen interest in curriculum, social justice and the engagement and empowerment of students Peter has taken on a leadership role in curriculum initiatives at both the school and system levels.


Sophia Maloney

Catholic Principals’ Council of Ontario

Sophia Maloney is a member of the Catholic Principals' Council of Ontario (CPCO) that represents Principals and Vice-Principals in Ontario's publicly funded Catholic school system.

She has been an educator for 16 years and is currently Vice-Principal at Ascension of Our Lord Secondary School in Mississauga. This is located in the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board; one of the most diverse and fastest growing school boards in Ontario.

Sophia has served on several committees at the school-level, system-level, and provincial-level.

She is a graduate of the University of Western Ontario and the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education University of Toronto.

Sophia Maloney

Kevin O'Brien

Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP

Kevin O'Brien

Kevin is a partner in the Litigation Department at Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP, one of Canada’s leading business law firms. Kevin’s practice is focused on complex commercial and corporate litigation matters, with expertise in securities and corporate governance litigation, class actions, pension matters, disputes arising from large-scale infrastructure projects, defamation proceedings and domestic and international commercial arbitration. Prior to joining Osler, he clerked for the judges at the Court of Appeal for Ontario. Kevin is a volunteer at Law Help Ontario/Pro Bono Law Ontario, a charity providing legal services to Ontarians who cannot afford them and who are not covered by government funding.


Lincoln Simmons

Board Treasurer

Lincoln Simmons is a Financing Specialist in the Commercial Banking platform at RBC. In previous roles he managed a team of Small Business account managers in Southwestern Ontario and has been directly involved in the management of mid market commercial client relationships in Owen Sound and Stratford Ontario. He is a former member of the Board of Directors for the Stratford and Area Chamber of Commerce and holds a Masters of Science from the University of Guelph and a Masters of Business Administration from Dalhousie University.

Lincoln Simmons

Peter Sovran

Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board (HWDSB)

Peter Sovran

Peter Sovran is the Associate Director, Learning Services at Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board (HWDSB). His other roles at HWDSB have included Executive Superintendent and Superintendent of Student Achievement. Before joining HWDSB in 2013, Peter served as the Senior Manager responsible for Ontario’s e-Learning strategy. Peter’s leadership experiences include being an elementary school Principal and Vice-Principal with the York Region and Toronto District school boards, a member of Curriculum Services Canada’s executive team and a Senior Policy Advisor and Education Officer with the Ministry of Education. Peter’s leadership experience includes supporting school improvement efforts with a First Nation’ school in Northwestern Ontario.