Our Board of Directors plays an important role at Bright Starts CELC. The Board provides representation which ensures that the various points of views of all groups will be considered when policies are established, reviewed or changed, fees and the annual budget are prepared as well as strategic planning for future needs of the centre discussed. The Board is responsible for working with the Executive Director in the overall operations of the centre, in co‑operation with all Members. All positions are elected by the General Membership. The Board of Directors consists of at least two-thirds being parents of children in care in the Corporation, and two-thirds being affiliates or spouses of affiliates of the University of Waterloo (faculty, staff, post-doctoral researchers and students). Staff and Members of the corporation may only attend meetings of the Board of Directors by invitation or prior approved request from the Board, meetings occur generally once per month with elections occurring annually. Notice of all meetings will be posted in advance. Agenda items may be submitted to the President, Secretary or Executive Director at least one week prior to the meeting.
Board committees meet on a causal as needed basis; our committees consist of but are not limited to:
- Personnel and Policy
- Health and Safety
Parents who are interested in learning more about this aspect of the Bright Starts CELC, our policies and procedures manual, by-laws and constitution are available upon request from the Executive Director. We encourage all parents to participate whenever possible.
Our 2016/2017 Board of Directors
EXECUTIVE BOARD DIRECTORS
PRESIDENT – Kelly Tunney Amina Gilani
VICE PRESIDENT – Heather Gawel Vera Jbanova
TREASURER – Kostya Kovalenko Scott Leatherdale
SECRETARY – Stacey Acker Lindsay Ford
NON-VOTING MEMBERS Brian Laird
Stacey Reid – Executive Director, Bright Starts CELC