Ontario’s Catholic School Trustees’ Elect New Directors to Provincial Board At Association’s 79th Annual General Meeting


Toronto—May 13, 2009—Over 200 members of the Ontario Catholic
School Trustees’ Association (OCSTA) gathered last week in Toronto
to elect Regional Directors to the Association’s Board during the 79th
Annual General Meeting of the OCSTA membership.
The following trustees were elected to the 2009-10 OCSTA Board of


Region 1: Colleen Landers, Northeastern CDSB
Region 2: Paul Landry, Kenora CDSB
Region 3 (at large): John Borst, Northwest CDSB
Region 4: Marino Gazzola, Wellington CDSB
Region 5: Linda Ward, St. Clair CDSB
Region 9: Suzanne Youngs, Parry Sound RCSSB
Region 10: Andrew Bray, Renfrew County CDSB
Region 11: Kathy Burtnik, Niagara CDSB
Pauline Houlahan, Halton CDSB

The other members of the OCSTA Board of Directors include:

President: Paula Peroni, Sudbury CDSB
Vice President: Nancy Kirby, CDSB of Eastern Ontario
Past President: Bernard Murray, Huron-Perth CDSB
Region 7: Anthony da Silva and Esther O’Toole of the Dufferin-Peel CDSB
Region 8: Dino Giuliani, York CDSB
Region 12: Betty Ann Kealey, Ottawa CSB
Region 6: Angela Kennedy and Barbara Poplawski of the Toronto CDSB
Bishop Fred Colli, OCCB Liaison to OCSTA
Fr. Patrick Fitzpatrick, Chaplain
John Stunt, Executive Director

“I continue to be inspired by the commitment and vision of the individuals who succeed at being elected to our Board. The OCSTA Board of Directors brings together at one table the perspectives of publicly funded Catholic education from across the province. That comprehensive perspective enhances the Association’s efforts to advance the priorities of Catholic education in Ontario and to contribute to the success of this province’s education system as a whole,” explains Paula Peroni, OCSTA president.

The Ontario Catholic School Trustees’ Association is the provincial voice for publicly funded Catholic education. Founded in 1930, OCSTA represents the interests of Catholic school boards that collectively educate approximately 600,000 students in Ontario, from Junior Kindergarten to Grade 12.