Board of Directors

Western Alumni is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors, which enjoys an advisory role with the Department of Alumni Relations & Development at Western and ensures alumni representation in the University’s Board of Governors and Senate.

Members of Western Alumni voluntarily participate in alumni activities and freely give their time and energy as a positive expression of their commitment to the University. By creating student scholarships and bursaries, maintaining an alumni art collection, supporting Alumni Hall and other campus facilities, and contributing to alumni activities and programs on campus and around the world, Western Alumni demonstrates its continuing commitment to the University. Western Alumni has been independently recognized for its quality programs and services, and strives to review and update its efforts to address changing needs of alumni, the University and society.


Trisha Beausaert
Trisha Beausaert,
Amy Bi
Amy Bi,
Warren Bongard
Warren Bongard,
Mark Brown
Mark Brown,
MBA'95, President
Chong Kant
Kant Chong,
Sandra Datars Bere,
BA'87, MPA'06
Helfand Matthewii
Matthew Helfand,
BA'13, MA'14, JD'18
MacDonald, Shannon
Shannon MacDonald,
McAuley, George
George McAuley,
BSc'96, BEd'98, MEd'10
Susy Martins Web
Susy Martins,
HBA'01, BA'03, MBA'08
danny matthews
Danny Matthews,
BSc'09, JD'14
New Peacock Melanie
Melanie Peacock,
MBA'90, President-Elect
Farah Perelmuter,
Lisa Richards,
Searle, Patrick
Patrick Searle,
David Simmonds
David Simmonds,
Smith, Chantel
Chantel Smith,
Laura Spero
Laura Spero,

Alumni Association Appointees to the Western University Senate (2-year term):

  • Sandra Datars Bere, BA’87, MPA’06, To June 30, 2022
  • Anne Baxter, BA'91, To June 30, 2023
  • Gary West, BA'68 (President’s Designate, 1 year term) To June 30, 2022

Alumni Association Appointees to the Western University Board of Governors (4-year term):

  • Sarah Shortreed, BESc’89, To December 31, 2021
  • Greg Dick, BSc’93, To April 30, 2022
  • Keith Gibbons, BA'76, To December 31, 2023
  • David Simmonds, BA’07, To December 31, 2023