Paolo Galati, Chairperson

Representing ALL schools and centres 

pgalati@swlauriersb.qc.ca

 

 

  • Resident of Laval
  • Parent of two children who attended SWLSB schools
  • President of Whammo Music and involved in the entertainment and music business for over 30 years.
  • Concordia University Graduate, Economics and Marketing
  • Founder and first President of the Italian Students Association at Concordia University
  • Chairperson of St-Vincent Elementary School 2008-2014
  • Member of the Sir Wilfrid Laurier Foundation
  • Laval City Councillor 2013-present

 

Adam Gordon, Vice-Chairperson, Secondary Parent Commissioner

Representing High Schools Parents

agordon@swlauriersb.qc.ca

  • Resident of Sainte-Marthe-Sur-Le-Lac, Quebec
  • Father of two children who have attended SWLSB Schools
  • LTMHS Governing Board Member and Vice-Chair 2018-Current
  • LTMHS PPO Member 2018-Current
  • SWLSB Parents’ Committee since 2018 (Treasurer 2018-2019), (Chairman 2019-Current)
  • SEAC Member 2019-Current
  • Board Member at 4Korners
  • Canada Day Committee MRC Deux Montagnes
  • Volunteer Softball coach DMSA 2009-2015
  • Skilled IT Technician
  • 10+ years’ experience in Business Process Outsourcing

 

Donna Anber, Ward 1

Representing Arundel Elementary, Morin Heights Elementary, Sainte-Agathe Academy, Ste-Adele Elementary, Grenville Elementary

danber@swlauriersb.qc.ca

  • Resident of Sainte-Adèle
  • Fluently bilingual in French
  • Graduate of SWLSB schools in Ward 1
  • Mother of 2 children, 1 graduated and 1 currently attending a SWLSB school
  • Vanier college graduate in Special Care Counselling
  • UQAM Certificate in Administration
  • From 1986 to 2001; Sectorial manager for SRSOR offering services to people and their families who are intellectually challenged and/or on the autism spectrum
  • From 2001 to present day; Sectorial manager for the CISSS des Laurentides offering services to people and their families who are intellectually challenged and/or on the autism spectrum
  • Governing Board chairperson; Ste-Adèle Elementary 2005-2016
  • Governing Board chairperson; Laurentian Regional High 2016-2020

 

Karla Abraham Di Francesco, Ward 2

Representing Laurentia Elementary, Laurentian Elementary, Laurentian Regional High School and Mountainview High

kdifrancesco@swlauriersb.qc.ca

  • Resident of Saint-Jérôme
  • Graduate of Laval Catholic High School (LSA)
  • Mother of 2 children that currently attend SWLSB schools
  • AR Supervisor

 

Melissa Wall, Ward 3, Alternate Vice-Chairperson

Representing Mountainview Elementary, St-Jude Elementary, Lake of Two Mountains High

mewall@swlauriersb.qc.ca

 

  • Resident of Saint-Eustache
  • Mother of 3 children: one SWLSB graduate – two currently in the system
  • Accounting Technician / Administrative assistant
  • Former chair of Laurentia Elementary School’s Governing board
  • Former PPO member of Laurentia Elementary School’s Governing board

 

Olivia Landry, Ward 4

Representing Pierre E. Trudeau Elementary, McCaig Elementary, Rosemere High

olandry@swlauriersb.qc.ca

  • Graduate of McCaig Elementary and Rosemere High: Graduated with honours, Female Athlete of the year, Recipient of the David Brimacombe Leadership Award, Recipient of the Leadership Sec IV, Community Service Award
  • DEC in Communications from Vanier College: MVP of the 2012 championship Female Flag football team
  • B.A. Concordia University, Major Political Science
  • Former attaché for the MNA of Chomedey and Westmount Saint-Louis
  • Microsoft Solutions Specialist
  • 10-year volunteer – Sir Wilfrid Laurier Foundation
  • 2018 Represented Montreal as Princess of the Montreal United Irish Society
  • 2017 Represented Hudson as Queen of the Hudson Saint Patrick’s Society
  • Assisted in Federal, Provincial and Municipal election campaigns

 

Bob Pellerin, Ward 5

Representing Franklin Hill Elementary, Pinewood Elementary, Rawdon Elementary, Joliette Elementary, Joliette High

bpellerin@swlauriersb.qc.ca

  • Resident of Joliette
  • Graduate of Rosemere High School
  • Cert. in Management of Information systems from McGill University
  • Parent of two children who attended SWLSB schools
  • Governing Board Member and Chairperson, Joliette Elementary 2006 to 2015
  • Governing Board Member and Chairperson, Joliette High 2012 to 2018
  • Parents’ Committee Member 2013 to 2018
  • Volunteer at Heroes for Humanity (Texas) since 2003
  • Author of books, articles and podcasts related to the economy and technology

Barbara Barrasso, Ward 6

Representing Twin Oaks Elementary, Our Lady of Peace Elementary, Terry Fox Elementary, Laval Junior Academy, Laval Senior Academy, Phoenix Alternative

bbarrasso@swlauriersb.qc.ca

 

James Di Sano, Ward 7

Representing Crestview Elementary, Hillcrest Academy, Laval Junior Academy, Laval Senior Academy, Phoenix Alternative

jdisanosilvestri@swlauriersb.qc.ca

  • Laval Resident
  • Laurier Senior High School Graduate
  • Honor roll student
  • Student Council President
  • Governing Board Member (2013-2014)
  • Dawson College Graduate Commerce
  • Founder of the Dawson Italian Students Association
  • Secretary-General of the National Congress of Italian Canadians
  • Working in the field of Retail/Personal Banking
  • Dedicated to my community
  • Volunteering with local organizations
  • Organizing major local events, to benefit foundations
  • Implicated and volunteering in SWLSB schools
  • Assisted in Federal, Provincial and Municipal campaigns
  • Recipient of the Exceptional Citizen of Canada Award
  • Youth advocate

 

Vincent Cammisano, Ward 8

Representing John F. Kennedy Elementary, Souvenir Elementary, Laval Junior Academy, Laval Senior Academy, Phoenix Alternative

vcammisano@swlauriersb.qc.ca

 

Anick Brunet, Ward 9

Representing Jules Verne Elementary, Genesis Elementary, St-Vincent Elementary, St-Paul Elementary, Laval Junior Academy, Laval Senior Academy, Phoenix Alternative

abrunet@swlauriersb.qc.ca

  • Resident of Laval
  • Mother of two children currently attending SWLSB schools
  • Home and School member for Genesis Elementary, Co-Chairperson of the fundraising committee
  • Over the past 10 years, I have been actively involved in our community and in school projects.
  • Université du Québec à Montréal Bachelor’s in Marketing Graduate in 2000
  • Over 15 years of experience in Procurement, I had the responsibility to oversee and audit processes and activities to ensure that the purchase of goods and services met quality standards.
  • The position entailed administering multi-million-dollar budgets for purchasing and contract negotiations as well as positioning vendor rankings.
  • Green Belt certification by Honeywell
  • Member of the Sir Wilfrid Laurier Foundation
  • 2017 I returned to school at night and received a Real Estate Certification after nine months of schooling.

 

Tara Anderson, Elementary Parent Commissioner

Representing Elementary Schools Parents

tanderson@swlauriersb.qc.ca

  • Resident of Saint-Jérôme
  • Mother of two children who attend SWLSB schools
  • Ste-Agathe Academy Graduate
  • John Abbott College Graduate
  • Specialization Human Environment & Minor Sociology – Concordia University
  • Major Political Science & Elective Marketing – Concordia University
  • Early Childhood Education – Champlain College
  • Governing Board Member at Laurentia Elementary School – Parent Committee Delegate (2017 to present), Secretary (2017 to 2019), Vice-Chair (2018 to present)
  • Laurentia Elementary PPO member (2018 to present)
  • Sir Wilfrid Laurier Parents’ Committee (2017 to present)
  • Director at English Parents’ Committee Association of Quebec (2017 to 2019)
  • Preschool Educator

 

Stéphane Henley, Special Needs Students, Parent Commissioner

Representing parents of students with special needs (SEAC)

shenley@swlauriersb.qc.ca

 

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