Board of Directors

CHARLOTTE BIRCHARD CENTRES OF EARLY LEARNING 2017-2018

The Charlotte Birchard Centres of Early Learning is an incorporated, non-profit, charitable organization governed by a Community Board comprised of parents, the broader community and staff.

President Past President Vice President
*
Community Member
Vacant
Community Member
Jaime Bowen*
Parent
Treasurer Secretary  
Gopalan Narayanan*
Community Member
Julia Kelen*
Parent
 


Members at Large

Alastair Sinclair*
Parent
Peter Weylie*
Parent
Ian McKillop*
Community Member
Chelsea MacDonald*
Parent
Ximena Suarez*
Parent
Amanda Giles*
Parent
Shelagh Dobson*
Community Member
Hasti Kousha*
Parent
 
Ex Officio
Cathy Romano-Franzese, RECE
Executive Director
Ex Officio
Donna Mooney, RECE
Senior Supervisor
Greenboro Children's Centre
Ex Officio
Kari Dailey, RECE
Program Supervisor
Westboro Children's Centre

* = Voting Members

 

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We are currently accepting nomination to our Board of Directors

About Charlotte Birchard Centres of Early Learning
The Charlotte Birchard Centres of Early Learning is an incorporated, non-profit, charitable organization that offers early childhood education and care for children eighteen months to twelve years of age. The organization consists of two purpose built facilities:  The Westboro Children’s Centre, established in 1979 and the Greenboro Children’s Centre, established in 1989. The two centres are licensed under the Ontario Ministry of Education. Together, they accommodate over 200 children and have a staff of 35 employees, the majority of whom are Registered Early Childhood Educators.

About the Charlotte Birchard Centres of Early Learning Board of Directors
The Charlotte Birchard Centres of Early Learning Board of Directors are directors of an incorporated, non-profit, charitable organization and are legally responsible for the governance of the organization. Under the leadership of the President of the Board of Directors, Board members provide strategic planning and vision, oversight of the financial management and human resource planning, develop and implement corporate policies, and the by-laws.

Key Responsibilities of Directors
• Attend monthly Board meetings and engage in regular Board business
• Inform and contribute to the work plan and outcome of at least one standing or ad hoc committee of the board
• Actively participate in planning and evaluation efforts
• Have a strong commitment to volunteerism

Abilities and Skills
• Board membership helps you to both develop and learn new skills to support your professional development.
• The follow categories of skills or interests are required by the Board:  early childhood education, accounting, communications, human resources, organizational management, communications, law, policy development, and project management

Meetings
• The Board of Directors meet nine time a year between September and June (excluding December)
• Board meetings are held on the last Tuesday of the month from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Committees
• Board Members are expected to serve on at least one of the standing committees of the Board (Finance, Personnel, Governance, Marketing & Communications or ad hoc committee of the Board if applicable

Terms of Office
• Board Members are elected for a one-year term and may serve up to three consecutive terms
• Time commitment: Approximately four to eight hours per month

Application
• Please provide a recent cv and covering letter outlining the skills and contribution you would like to make to the board
• Select candidates will be invited to meet with members of the Board
• Please note the position is voluntary
• Please note that successful candidates will be asked to submit a Ottawa Police reference check

Please send your applications to the Board at cbcelboard@gmail.com or contact the Executive Director, Cathy Romano-Franzese at executivedirector@cbcel.ca