KMIC Life Time Members

The establishment of the Knowledge Management Institute of Canada Incorporated, would not have been possible without the help, generosity and expertise of a number of friends. In recognition of their contributions to KMIC, they have all been awarded lifetime memberships with the Institute.


Grove Bennett, President and Corporate Secretary for Dynamic Fuel Systems

Grove was responsible for the establishing Dynamic’s first Customer Support Centre in Michigan in 2011 and for crafting the Company’s marketing and sales strategy resulting in the successful implementation of Dynamic’s hydrogen technology across Pepsi Beverage Company’s commercial trucking division. Prior to joining Dynamic, Grove served as Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Hy-Drive Technologies, managing global sales accounts, distribution and sales teams in support of Hy-Drive’s corporate business strategy.


Mohamed Bhyat, Organizational Knowledge Management Systems Canada

Former CIO for the Department of the Premier in the Gauteng Provincial Government in South Africa where Bhyat developed and implemented the vision and strategy for the "Role of Information Technology in Building a Globally Competitive Smart Province”. Bhyat has extensive multi-disciplinary experience in Canada and internationally. A senior level executive with a deep understanding of business and technology.


Paul Bogin (Deceased)

We lost Paul Bogin in 2016. Paul was instrumental in the launch of the KMIC. His business acumen, encouragement and friendship will be greatly missed.

Paul was the former COO of the PGA of America. Paul joined the PGA as a consultant in January 1989, and was named the Association's first Chief Operating Officer in April 1990. During his PGA term, Bogin guided the operations of The PGA's Marketing, Communications and Broadcasting, Golf Properties, Tournaments, Membership Programs, Human Resources and Special Events departments.


Michelle Branigan, Chief Executive Officer, Electricity Human Resources Canada

An experienced senior executive with extensive strategic board, communication, leadership, financial, and project management experience, Branigan’s expertise includes Human Resources, Organizational and Strategic Development, Governance, Stakeholder and Partnership Relations, Labour Market Intelligence, Marketing, Public Relations, Public Speaking, and Not for Profit Management.


Liwana Bringelson, PhD- Independent Consultant

Specializing in Curriculum Development, and quality in Postsecondary Education, Human Factors Engineering, Learning Space Design and Learning Technology. Dr. Bringelson is a creative problem-solver, eager to apply systems thinking principles to engage people in developing and implementing innovative solutions. She has applied this passion across a range of sectors including healthcare, education and manufacturing.


Margot Brown, Director of Knowledge Management at The World Bank Group

A progressive and forward-thinking senior leader with expertise in building and leading data, information and knowledge management, social learning, transformational change and innovation across public and private organizations. A track record of driving tangible organizational impact, with detailed knowledge of strategy, change realization and process optimization.


Donald B. Hathaway, Chair, Independent Review Committee at Knowledge First Foundation

A seasoned CEO and Corporate Director with experience in financial services, manufacturing, technology, management consulting and public-private partnerships. Served on approximately forty boards, including private and public businesses and non-share corporations. Author of “Chairs and Tables: Corporate Governance for Small Business” and "Governance and the Human Element."


Lance Jefferies, Chief Electricity Distribution Officer at Hydro Ottawa

Lance Jefferies has over twenty-five years of experience in the electricity industry in the areas of electrical distribution systems and project management. Mr. Jefferies is certified by the Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists as an Engineering Technician and is also a certified Journeyman Power Line Maintainer.


Mitt Nowshade Kabir, PhD Founder at and, CEO, Knolee Group

Knolee group consists of several diverse businesses and partnerships and work in following areas: Knowledge Management, Predictive Analytics, Business Acceleration, Property Investment, Technology Investment, Business Consulting, International Trade and Mining Industry.


Tony Kerekes, Partner NVision Consulting Ltd

Tony helps drive change, using organization design and compensation expertise. He develops implementation plans to help clients align human capital and organization strategy. His specialties include, rewards, compensation, organizational change, business metrics, processes, related training and incentives.


Kelly Larkin - Regional Program Manager - Enhanced Marine Situational Awareness Transport Canada

Kelly's career of senior leadership appointments spans public and private sectors, and includes responsibility for complex and geographically dispersed operations in the RCN, federal and provincial governments and BC marine industry. Kelly’s community roles include past Chair for the Royal Roads University School of Business Advisory Council, and mentor with the University of Victoria Gustavson School of Business.


Cairine MacDonald - Executive Leadership - Business and Government : Board of Directors, Consultant, Mentor

Cairine has twenty years of experience as Deputy Minister and President/Vice-President in Alberta and British Columbia, providing senior executive leadership for both business and government organizations. She serves on the TELUS Victoria Community Board and the School of Business Advisory Council for Royal Roads University. Cairine was awarded Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 in 2010 and Diversity 50 by the Canadian Board Diversity Council in 2013.

Stella McTernan – Principal at McTernan Design Associates

With over thirty-five years of experience, Ms. McTernan offers specific expertise in guiding organizations with respect to the emerging agenda of the information age and issues such as sustainability, health and safety, ergonomics, technology integration, alternative officing strategies, corporate branding, multi-generational workforce, change management and productivity for knowledge workers.

Bob Menard - Chair, Knowledge Management and Transfer Steering Committee with the Electricity Sector Council; Executive Managing Director, Power Workers' Union Training Inc. (PWUTI)

Bob has worked in the electricity sector for the past forty years, focusing on labour education, communications, advertising, policy development and government relations. He's been employed with the Power Workers' Union since the early 1980's where he now holds the title of Managing Director for PWU Training Inc.


Bill Muirhead – Associate Professor at University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT)

In his role Bill is responsible the following portfolios: academic integrity, undergraduate program review, university pathways, international programs, undergraduate policy development, continuing education, learning technology requirements, faculty mentorship, and the Teaching and Learning Centre. Bill has had extensive experience in the areas of teacher training, online education, learning technology planning and development, educational policy research and international education.


Dru Narwani, Independent Board Director, Management Consultant & Executive Coach at Various Private and Public Companies

Dru served as the President, Chief Executive Officer and Deputy Chair of Standard Chartered Bank (SCB) in Thailand/Bangkok until 2000. Mr. Narwani began his banking career with CIBC on Bay Street, Toronto, and later moved on to successive senior executive roles with the British banking groups and Barclays.


Lyne Parent-Garvey, Chief Human Resources Officer for Hydro Ottawa

A seasoned human resources professional, Lyne has twenty-five years of experience in human resources, health and safety, and labour relations, where she has held various management positions in the municipal, health care and not-for-profit sectors. Lyne is a member of the Canadian Electricity Association’s Human Resources Committee, Chair of the Electricity Distributors Association’s Human Resources Council, and a member of the Human Resources Professionals Association.


Dr. Terry Power, Royal Roads University

Terry Power is a professor of strategic and advanced international studies. He is a published columnist and has had published a number of well adopted texts. Power sits on a number of national boards including; the Comprehensive Security Studies Group (CSSG) and The Academic Board of the Institute of Strategic and International Studies.


Roberta Reyns, Director, Supply Chain Services at Ontario Power Generation

Roberta Reyns expertise includes implementing a centre-led SC Operating Model including standardizing governance, implementing cloud-based IT solutions, performance reporting, training and change management activities. Roberta was a member of the Electricity Sector Council’s Knowledge Management and Transfer Steering Committee and led the development and implementation of a knowledge management program at OPG.


Oswald Zachariah, Manager, Innovation & Knowledge Management at Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs

Oswald has taught, worked as a research officer, served as executive director of a multi-island development agency and managed key environmental policy, research, innovation, and knowledge management initiatives during the past 15 years. He is currently leading his ministry’s Knowledge Management Strategy.