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.

Christopher Terry holds a B.A. (History and Politics) from the University of Guelph (1970) and an MSc (International Relations) from the London School of Economics / University of London (1974). He served as a senior research officer for the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation until 1989 before moving to the (then) National Aviation Museum as its Director General until 2001. He was appointed as the President and CEO of the Canada Science and Technology Museum Corporation in 2001. Since retiring in 2008 he has been active as a Board member or Board advisor to heritage organizations both in Canada and abroad. From 2006 to 2012 he held an appointment as an Honorary Colonel in the Royal Canadian Air Force. He has lectured and published on museum management and aeronautical history.

Howard Whittaker was educated at University of Windsor in International Affairs and Carleton University in Canadian Studies. His professional career spans 5 years as Executive Director of the Ottawa Community Housing Foundation: 25 years as partner of the Gordongroup - a leading Ottawa-based marketing and communication agency, and 5 years as Marketing Director for the Canadian Yachting Association. His community activities include, past Board Chair of the Ottawa Public Library Foundation and past Director of the Kiwanis Club of Ottawa. He currently enjoys cruising aboard his Nonsuch 26, and he has experience sailing one-design dinghy and keelboats.

Chris Anderson

Honourary Directors

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.