The Holland College Foundation recently welcomed three new directors to its board – Barbara E. Smith, Dr. Katherine Ellis Ghiz, and John Horrelt.

Barbara E. Smith, K.C. is a partner at Stewart McKelvey working primarily in the areas of corporate-commercial law, commercial and residential real estate and wills, estates and succession planning. She is also a registered trademark agent (Canada).

Dr. Katherine Ellis Ghiz is a physician at the QEH, where she currently practices Hospitalist Medicine. Since joining the QEH in 2008, she has practiced Emergency Medicine and has been the Hospitalist Departmental Head. She is currently on the faculty of Family Medicine at Dalhousie University.

John Horrelt is a graduate of Saint Mary’s University. He started his career in the Island’s corporate sector, serving as Vice President of MF Schurman Company Ltd. for 22 years. He then ventured out as an entrepreneur with interests in commercial and residential real estate, small business management services, and retail.

“We are so pleased to welcome Barb, Kate, and John to the Holland College Foundation Board,” said Board Chair Kent Scales. “The Holland College Foundation plays a critical role in the advancement of Holland College and the success of its students.  We have every confidence our new directors will contribute significantly to our work.”


(L-R): Barbara E. Smith, K.C.; Dr. Katherine Ellis Ghiz; and John Horrelt.