Our team is complemented by our superb Associates who bring specific subject matter expertise to our projects.
Below are highlights of their unique talents and expertise.
Joan is an energetic executive, senior consultant and published author of professional educational resources including graphic novels, Joan has experience as CEO of a large urban school board and of an arm’s length government agency. Veteran of several decades working at all levels of education and in a broad range of public policy arenas, Joan agrees with Max DePree’s definition of leadership as "a serious meddling in the lives of other people!’ .These days Joan devotes a lot of her energy to match-making: finding and mentoring individuals to invest their aspirations and talents in organizations that need and want visionary, dynamic leadership. For fun, Joan cheers on the adult exploits of her four children and travels the world’s continents when she can squeeze a few weeks in a row out of her calendar!
Frank Markel’s professional career has been a long and windy road leading all the way to LBCG where he focuses on Executive Search. Frank’s health administration career has bounced back and forth between roles in planning and policy juxtaposed with institutional and organizational leadership. Most notably, Frank served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Trillium Gift of Life Network, Ontario’s organ and tissue donation organization, which was not merely a job, but a calling.
Throughout his time in healthcare, Frank has maintained an appointment at the Institute for Health Policy, Management and Evaluation at the University of Toronto, where he has taught students in Health Administration, mentored a generation of health leaders and provided unheeded advice on many research projects.
Frank’s garage holds wooden skis, wooden tennis racquets and many empty wine bottles. He and his wife, Flora, count five children between them, eight grandchildren and four dogs.