Marti Jurmain is an experienced educator and administrator with over thirty-five years in the Ontario College system. Following her retirement as the Director of Research and Innovation at Niagara College, Marti formed her own consultancy business working for a wide variety of clients, including international clients, in the areas of strategic planning, institutional development, quality assurance and the development of performance measures. She holds a Master of Arts, English Language and Literature from the University of Western Ontario. Marti has served as a volunteer on numerous committees and fundraising initiatives in the Niagara Region, including Chair of the Niagara Region Cancer Campaign, President of the St. Catharines YMCA, and currently member of the Niagara Health Board of Directors. Marti and her family reside in St. Catharines.