About OHTO

Board of Directors

Working collaboratively with the tourism industry, its communities and partners, the Ontario's Highlands Tourism Organization (OHTO) functions as an industry-led Not-For-Profit Corporation governed by a Board of Directors who is responsible for setting strategic objectives, developing policies and monitoring the Executive Director for operational performance. The Executive Director, in collaboration with the Board, develops and manages the operational plan to achieve the strategic objectives.

Directors are actively engaged with tourism businesses and/or have significant knowledge of local and regional tourism issues and they ensure member input is collected and considered when establishing the strategic objectives. They contribute diverse skills and an understanding of the region’s tourism assets, challenges and opportunities. They are committed to and will attend, scheduled meetings to actively and positively participate in discussions. They follow a Code of Conduct and Confidentiality, which is outlined in a Board Policy Manual. Each Director is expected to serve the OHTO membership as a whole.

  • Chief Governing Officer: Meghan James, Somewhere Inn Calabogie
  • Vice Chief Governing Officer: Cindy Jamieson, Jamieson Travel / Whitewater Inn / Valley Cycle Tours
  • Secretary: Melissa Marquardt, Ottawa Valley Tourist Association
  • Karen Warner, Gaia’s Den / Spirit of the Waterfalls 
  • Corina Mansfield, Deep Roots Adventure
  • Greg Rodgers, Rock Hill B&B / Frontenac Trail Tours
  • Chris Hinsperger, Bonnechere Caves
  • Tracie Bertrand - Manager of Tourism, Haliburton County
  • Barrie Martin - Founder, Yours Outdoors
  • Shannon MacLaggan - Owner/Operator, Anupaya Cabin Co.
  • Jeff Jackson - Owner/Operator,  Algonquin Fly Fishing

To learn more about each Director, click on their names above to read their bio and hear about why they chose to join the Board of Directors.

Bios are coming soon for Directors recently welcomed to the Board at the AGM in November 2022.

Directors are elected on an annual basis and members interested in seeking a seat on the OHTO Board are encouraged to contact OHTO with any questions.