40 Under Forty Judges

Paul Douglas Cook
Paul Douglas Cook is the chief of the North Bay Police Service. He has sepervisory positions. He became chief in 2004. He is a member of many community boards including the Canadore College Board of Governorrved 27 years with the force in a variety of progressive leadership roles and sus, and the Employee Family Assistance Program North Board. He is the past-chair of the Canadore Police Foundations Advisory Committee. He has volunteered with numerous community organizations including The Canadian Cancer Society, Ontario Torch Run for Special Olympics, North Bay Special Olympics, North Bay General Hospital Foundation, Coach4Food, and North Bay Food Bank. Over the years, he has coached ringette, youth soccer and minor hockey.

Ruth St. Phard
As the general manager of the Best Western North Bay Hotel and Conference Centre, North Bay's largest conference hotel, Ruth St. Phard is proud to promote the City of North Bay as the greatest place to live, meet and play. As a retired commissioner on the former North Bay Economic Development Commission and past-chair of the Canadore College Board of Governors, she volunteers her time and shares her knowledge and experience to support her community. A Nipissing Club Kiwanian with a true desire to make a difference, she continuously advocates for exceptional children and is currently a member of the Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC) for the Near North District School Board and a member of the Nipissing Down Syndrome Society Board. She is the proud mom of Quincy, who has Down Syndrome.

Les Couchie
Les Couchie is the director of operations for the Anishinabek Nation 7th Generation Charity. Couchie has more than 20 years' experience working with First Nations people including positions as police officer, youth worker, economic development and various community committees. He is a former employee of Canadore College in the Student Services department, where he secured the largest private donation in 1990: $375,000 for a career counselling program for First Nations.

Mark Hurst
Mark Hurst has been president and CEO of North Bay General Hospital since 1994, leading the voluntary merger of the municipally owned and the Roman Catholic hospitals A graduate of Health Administration and a certified Health Executive with the Canadian College of Health Service Executives, he has had a progressive career in North Bay, in addition to being active in the community. He has participated on numerous committees and task forces including North Bay & Community Advisory Committee on the transfer of community mental health programs. In addition, he is past chair of the Networking in the North Group, a past member of the North Bay Economic Development Commission, and a past president of the Nipissing Kiwanis Club.

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