A special announcement about OrKidstra’s Officers
At a Special Members’ Meeting on February 7, 2020, Claire Marshall was elected Chair of the Board of Directors. Claire’s election fills the unexpected gap in OrKidstra’s leadership following the sudden and tragic death of Jane Anido who had been elected Chair on November 1, 2019. Claire served as Chair from 2014 to 2019 and is a former Vice President of the Institute on Governance.
Sharon Rusu has been appointed Vice Chair. Sharon joined the Board in April, 2018 and served on the Strategic Planning Committee. Sharon also chairs OrKidstra’s Finance, Governance and Human Resources Committee. Her background includes national and international humanitarian and development work with Canada’s Immigration and Refugee Board (IRB); UNHCR; UNOCHA; and regional disaster risk reduction (UNISDR).
David Van Dine continues as Secretary, and Marie-Josée Lambert, as Treasurer. Brief biographical information on all Board Members is available online at orkidstra.ca.