Anna Van Adrichem-Rochon retired from the travel industry in 2005.  Just because she doesn’t go to an office everyday doesn’t mean that she is sitting in a rocking chair.

Anna was the franchisee of two locations of Algonquin Travel: Ottawa and Kemptville.  Her involvement in this ever-changing industry included participating as a director on the Travel Industry Council of Ontario (TICO) during its formative years, and on the Franchisee Advisory Council of Algonquin Travel. Being a trainer and mentor to new franchisees was also a very satisfying role she played.

Anna’s days are now filled with her participation in a variety of service, community, and social organizations such as Rotary Club,  Toastmasters Club, Friendship Force, and Probus; additionally, she is a Canadian Blood Services volunteer.  She enjoys travel, photography, gardening and spending time with family and friends

Connie is a local lawyer, serving North Grenville and surrounding communities in the areas of Real Estate, Wills and Estates, and Uncontested Family Law. She moved to Kemptville in 1997 from Ottawa, choosing North Grenville as the best place to raise a family. Her two children attend Kemptville Public School and are active in local hockey, soccer, swimming and horseback riding (so far).

In addition to practicing law, Connie teaches part-time at Algonquin College in the Law Clerk program and speaks frequently to various organizations about wills and estate planning.  She is a past member of the Board of Directors of the Kemptville Youth Centre and provides pro bono legal services to a number of local charities and not-for-profit organizations that benefit North Grenville.

The Board of the Kemptville District Hospital Foundation is pleased to announce the appointment of Joanne Mavis as Executive Director.  Joanne has spent a large part of her career raising funds in the healthcare sector.  She was Executive Director of the Royal Ottawa Health Care Foundation and, in a consultant capacity, worked with numerous hospital foundations in Ottawa and Montreal.

“What really  attracted me to this position is that Kemptville District hospital is my community hospital.  I live in Manotick and we are so fortunate to have access to the wonderful care at KDH.”

Joanne looks forward to working with the Board and community in raising funds in support of the hospital.


Robert is president of a new-home building company in North Grenville, called Westerra Homes and Developments.   Robert’s first career job was in Ottawa at the Canadian Bank Note Company, where he worked his way up the sales ranks over a 10-year period. Prior to Westerra, he has successfully launched five different companies.

Robert was born and raised in Montreal, Quebec, and as a result is culturally bilingual.  Robert has earned both an Advanced Graduate Diploma in Management and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from Athabasca University in St. Albert, Alberta.

Robert lives and works in Kemptville and enjoys downhill skiing in the wintertime and riding his cross-country and road bicycles during the spring, summer and fall.

Robert is currently a member of the North Grenville Economic Development Committee, Chair of the North Grenville Home Builders Association, a Board Member of Habitat for Humanity–Thousand Islands, Chair of the Kemptville Steering Committee for Habitat, Chair of the Build Committee for the Habitat house building project recently completed on Dumbrille Street, and an Ambassador for the Kemptville District Hospital Foundation.

Margret Norenberg was born and raised in Kemptville.  She holds a B.A. (Honours), B.Ed. and an M.Ed. from the University of Ottawa, where she has been teaching since graduating.  After working in Saudi Arabia and Japan for a number of years, her close ties to the area called her home.  Margret’s father and mother established Kemptville Building Centre Ltd. (KBC) in 1974, and the company has been family owned and operated since its inception.  Now managed by her brother Eric, KBC/RONA is an integral part of the community donating to many organizations, most notably the Kemptville District Hospital, the North Grenville Public Library and the Municipal Centre.  Margret remains actively affiliated with the company as a shareholder.

Mike Gaynor grew up in Munster Hamlet and attended St. Philips School and South Carleton High School in Richmond. He went on to study physiotherapy at Queen’s University, graduating in 1989. He worked at the Carleton University Sports Medicine Clinic for five years before opening his own practice in 1994. He now owns and operates four physiotherapy/multidisciplinary clinics in Ottawa and the surrounding area. Mike is active in the community, having been a volunteer coach of minor hockey and soccer, and is currently a member of the local Knights of Columbus chapter. Mike and his wife Loretta have made Kemptville their home since 2001. They have four children – Kieran, Erin, Maria, and Jenna – all of whom attend school in Kemptville and are very active in community sports and activities.

Lillian graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from the University of Ottawa in 1977. Lillian and her husband, Dr. Greg Leonard, moved with their young family to Kemptville in 1983. She was very involved with the schools that her children attended and remains active with Holy Cross Church. Lillian volunteered with the Canadian Cancer Society for more than 20 years, including as President and Fundraising Chair of the Kemptville/Merrickville Branch. She acts as office manager/bookkeeper for her husband’s busy medical practice. At this time Lillian is a volunteer support visitor with Beth Donovan Hospice as well as a new volunteer with Kemptville and District Home Support. Lillian and Greg have three grown children and six grandchildren.