Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is made up of parent volunteers, and oversees the management of Bright Starts. The Board sets the annual budget (including monthly fees),approves policies, and provides strategic direction for the centre.
The Board of Directors is elected for 2 year terms by the membership (families at Bright Starts) at the AGM in May of each year. The Board meets monthly and the minutes are posted on the website and in the centre.
In addition to the Board, parent volunteers run and support Bright Starts through the following committees:

  • Finance
  • Personnel and Policy
  • Staff Engagement
  • Communications
  • Nominating Committee
  • Health and Safety
  • Fundraising
  • Other ad hoc committees as needed

Please refer to the Board Descriptions for additional details.

Should you have a comment or suggestion for the Board, please click here or submit your feedback in the comment box located by the main entrance. If you’re interested in learning more about joining the Board of Directors, please email the nominating committee.

Our 2018/2019 Board of Directors

Executive Board


PRESIDENT – Jennifer Bleakney Amina Gilani
VICE PRESIDENT – Leanne Varey Owen Gallupe
PAST PRESIDENT – Scott Leatherdale Marina Ivanova
TREASURER – Mark Stuart Veronica Michael
SECRETARY– Philip Boyle Mahyar Shafii
Hassan Asif
Nomair Naeem
Jennifer Tung
Tetyana Reichert
Robilyn Vanos


Meeting Minutes


January 2019        April 2019      August 2019

February 2019      May 2019      September 2019

March 2019          June 2019


January 2018         April 2018       July 2018 .                 November 2018

February 2018       May 2018 .      September 2018 .      November 2018 – Budget

March 2018           June 2018 .     October 2018


January 2017          April 2017         August 2017            November 2017

February 2017        May 2017          September 2017     November 2017 (Budget)

March 2017             June 2017        October 2017


April 2016       July 2016             November 2016

May 2016        August 2016

June 2016      September 2016