Richard Lewko is the College’s Director of Corporate and Council Services. Richard is responsible for a range of services including Policy and Research, Communications, Information Technology, and Facilities. Under his leadership, a highly trained team of individuals support the work of the College Council as well as the Executive, Accreditation Appeal, Registration Appeals, Governance, Quality Assurance, Editorial Board and Public Interest Committees. Prior to joining the College’s senior leadership team in 1995, Richard served as Chief of Staff to Ontario’s Minister of Education (1993-1995) and Special Assistant to the Government House Leader in the Ontario Legislature (1991-1993). Before relocating to Ontario in 1991, he held several positions with increasing responsibility in Manitoba including Executive Assistant to the Minister of Industry and Trade, and Research Director to the Government Caucus in the Manitoba Legislative Assembly. He also owned and operated a commercial printing and design business in Winnipeg. Richard has been an active member of the International Youth Hosteling Federation including service as a provincial president. He studied at the University of Winnipeg with a specialization in Political Science.