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Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors is responsible for overall governance and stewardship of the organization. This committed group of volunteers meets quarterly. The Board carries out its responsibilities through three committees, each of which has its own mandate and meets quarterly:

  • the Finance & Audit Committee (FAC)
  • the Governance & Legal Committee (GLC)
  • and the Human Resources Committee (HRC)


Board members

Deb Craven Chair
Chief Financial Officer, Longo Brothers Fruit Markets Inc.

Ted Fransen Vice Chair
Superintendent of Education/CEO, Pembina Trails School Division

Nickey Alexiou  Chair, Human Resources Committee
Facilitator - Consultant, 9Doors Facilitation

Margaret Gunawan  Chair, Governance & Legal Committee
Managing Director, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer, BlackRock Asset Management Canada Limited

Joe Rizzi Chair, Finance & Audit Committee
Senior Vice-President, Rogers for Business & Digital Finance, Rogers Communications Inc.

Noah Aiken-Klar
Director, Academic & Strategic Relationships, Early Tech Talent, Royal Bank of Canada

Heather Campbell
Director of Education, Rainy River District School Board

Darcie James-Maxwell
Lead Architect, Client Data Solutions for BNY Mellon and CIBC Mellon

Erin Kelly
Director of Education, Greater Essex District School Board

Elwin LeRoux
Regional Executive Director, Halifax Regional Centre for Education

Dana Lewis
VP HR, Regional Banking, Royal Bank of Canada

Scott Milligan
Executive Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer, Morneau Shepell

Jimmy Mui
Executive Vice-President, Corporate Services, Chief Operating Officer and CFO at Canadian Medical Association

Deneen Nolan
Area Director, Area A Schools, Calgary Catholic School District

Andy Potter
Partner, Deloitte

Our advisory committees offer their expertise, community connections and support to enrich our work.