Advisory Board

The Harris Centre Advisory Board was established to increase the responsiveness of the University to the regional policy and development needs of the province. The role of the board is:

  • To advise on strategic themes and projects;
  • To advise on opportunities for the Centre to collaborate with prospective clients and to identify stakeholders who may wish to avail of the services of the Centre;
  • To advise on the means by which the University may enhance its capacity to contribute to regional policy and development; and
  • To advise on opportunities for the Centre to secure additional funding, particularly for its pro-active initiatives.

The members of the Harris Centre’s Advisory Board are appointed for a three-year term by the President of Memorial University. Appointments are renewable. The current members of the Board are:

Mr. John Abbott, Management Consultant
The Institute for the Advancement of Public Policy, Inc.
St. John’s, NL

Ms. Elizabeth Chaulk, Associate Vice-President, Learner Services
College of the North Atlantic
Corner Brook, NL

Ms. Susan Drodge, Director General, Policy, Advocacy & Coordination
Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency
St. John’s, NL

Ms. Shannie Duff
St. John’s, NL

Dr. Ivan Emke, Associate Vice-President (Research)
Grenfell Campus, Memorial University
Corner Brook, NL

Mr. Daryl Genge, Deputy Minister (A)
Department of Innovation, Business and Rural Development
St. John's, NL

Ms. Kristie Jameson, Executive Director
Food Security Network NL
St. John’s, NL

Mr. Tim McNeil, Deputy Minister of Education and Economic Development
Government of Nunatsiavut
Happy Valley-Goose Bay, NL

Ms. Kay Riggs, Vice President of Operations
Dynamic Air Shelters
Burin Bay Arm, NL

Mr. Max Ruelokke (Chair)
St. John's, NL

Ms. Mary Shortall, President
NL Federation of Labour
St. John's, NF

Dr. Evan Simpson, Department of Philosophy
Memorial University
St. John’s, NL