Board of Directors
Our Board of Directors is composed of the following people:
Dr Paul Adamthwaite, D. ès Sc. Phil., was educated in the United Kingdom and France. He followed a career in naval aviation development, maritime heritage and youth sail training. He held Orders in Council and served as Chair of the Southeastern Ontario District Health Council; he served on the Prince Edward Museum Board; he is a Past President of the Canadian Nautical Research Society; an accomplished yachtsman, he is a senior member of the Royal Ocean Racing Club. He was a Founding Director of this organization, serves as Chair and as President of the Canadian Society of Marine Artists.
Betty Ann Anderson, R.N., M.A., attended Queens University, the Nightingale School, and New York University. She served as Assistant Professor of Nursing at Long Island University, and wrote several books on obstetrics. She was a Founding Director of this organization and serves as Executive Secretary and Treasurer.
Matthew Stiff, B.A., educated at Wilfred Laurier University in Political Science and History, a financial advisor, served as an Officer with the Hastings and Prince Edward Regiment, he was the youngest President of the Rotary Club of Picton, is an active member of the Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary, and has serverd on this board since 2003.
Dr Richard Gimblett, MSC, CD, RCN (ret'd) has degrees in history from RMC (BA 1979), Trent (MA 1981) and Laval (PhD 2000). As a surface warfare officer in the Canadian Navy (1975-2001) he served in ships of various classes on both coasts, including for operations during the Persian Gulf War of 1991. He is recently retired as the Navy Command Historian (2006-17), has authored numerous books and articles on the history of the RCN, and is a Past President of the Canadian Nautical Research Society.
The following Honourary Directors, duly elected for their past services to our organization, have voice but not vote at all Board meetings:
Dr. Robert Clapp, DVM, who was a Founding Director of this organization.
Michael Stiff, BA, CFP, ChFC, who was a Founding Director of this organization.
John M. Horton, CSMA, FCA, who was the Founding President of the Canadian Society of Marine Artists.
Ray Warren, CSMA, who was a Founding Director of the Canadian Society of Marine Artists.