2017 Nominees to the Board of Directors

Joe Jamieson – election for a 3-year term

Joe Jamieson is the Deputy Registrar of the Ontario College of Teachers.

Joe was first certified to teach in Quebec in 1992 and began his 23-year career in education with the Halton Catholic District School Board. He has served as a teacher, writer, curriculum consultant and as the Director of the College Standards of Practice and Accreditation department and Director of the Investigations and Hearings department. He holds a MEd from the University of Toronto, a BA from the University of Waterloo and a diploma in Secondary Education from McGill University.

Joe is influential in managing the College’s financial systems, including its $40 million annual operating budget, working closely with the 37 elected and appointed members of the College’s governing Council, leading major College initiatives and speaking frequently to community partners. Joe is a compelling and sought after presenter within the education sector. He speaks frequently at public and education conferences on topics such as professional conduct, leadership, education law, and LGBTQ issues in education.

Most recently, Joe led our Reference Group in providing support for the congregation and staff. Joe is also a member of the Finance Committee.

 

Bentley Springer – election for a 3-year term

Bentley Springer is a seasoned IT professional, leading teams providing IT services for large national organizations for almost two decades. He is currently the Manager of IT Support Services for CARA Operations.

Passionate about community capacity building, Bentley has served as a leader in the black community for the past 18 years.  He was founder and President of Black Habits from 1998-2008, and performed leadership roles for the Lions Circle from 2005-2016, including President and Chair. Bentley is also a trained mediator, and leverages these skills in a volunteer capacity.

Bentley first attended MCC Toronto in February 2012. Five months later, he and his partner, Denise, became members and dedicated MCC volunteers, and were proudly married by Rev. Dr. Brent Hawkes, C.M. in July 2013. In 2016, Bentley was elected to the MCC Toronto board and also participated in the Reference Group.

 

Beverley Wybrow – election for a 1-year term

Bev recently retired after 22 years as CEO of Canadian Women’s Foundation.

The Foundation works to empower women and girls in Canada to move out of poverty, out of violence and into confidence. The Foundation has raised money and supported more than 1,400 programs across Canada. It is now one of the ten largest women’s foundations in the world.

Bev is currently on the Board of the Assaulted Women’s Helpline, and is a member of the MCC Toronto Refugee Program Strategic and Fundraising Advisory Committee.  She is the former Chair of the Board of Directors of MCC Toronto, and has extensive volunteer experience, including serving on the Boards of Directors of the Toronto YWCA, the global Women’s Funding Network, and the Royal LePage Shelter Foundation. Bev was appointed a Member of the Order of Canada in 2012.