Mark JeffersonChairperson B.Ed. (UBC), M.Ed. (UBC), B.A. (UBC)
Mark Jefferson has been engaged in the K-12, Public Education in many capacities over the past 25 years. Most recently he served as Assistant Superintendent of Schools for the North Vancouver School District, before leaving to pursue an educational consulting role. His Prior to his consulting and senior executive position, Mark served as Director of Human Resources and Coordinator of Labour Relations in the public school system. He has also been a Secondary School Administrator, Counsellor and Teacher.
Mark is passionate about leading positive change within an organization and ensuring that excellence is at the root of all professional practice. He believes that building a culture of trust, with an emphasis on collaboration, is essential in moving an organization towards the desired results.
Mark holds a Master’s of Education (M.Ed) in Counselling and Educational Psychology and Special Education from the University of British Columbia (UBC). He also earned his Bachelor’s degrees in Kinesiology, and Secondary Education from UBC. He is a member of the British Columbia Superintendent’s Association (BCSSA), the British Columbia Teacher Regulation Branch (BCTRB), the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD), and served a number of years as the Vice President of the British Columbia School personnel Association (BCSPA). More recently, Mark has been appointed to the North Vancouver Public Library Board (NVPLB), where he serves as a Trustee and as Chair of the Human Resources Committee for the North Vancouver District Public Libraries.
B.Ed. (UBC), Ext. St. Dip. (SFU), M.Ed. (SFU), former Principal, Langley School District.
Vicki Bradbury, retired school principal, has served in the public school system for over thirty-five years. Throughout those years, Vicki worked at both the elementary and secondary levels as a classroom teacher and a school librarian for Surrey School District. She also held the positions of District Coordinator, School Libraries and District Coordinator, Career Education. During her years, Vicki was seconded to the Ministry of Education to serve as the provincial Career and Personal Planning Coordinator. Her five years with the Ministry of Education also included three years as a Regional Coordinator, supporting lower mainland districts in the implementation of all curriculum and ministry policies. Upon completion of her secondment, Vicki accepted a position with Langley School District as a school principal. During her six years with Langley, Vicki was principal of Coghlan Fundamental Elementary School and Langley U-Connect, the district’s e-Learning school. After retiring, Vicki continues to be involved in education as a Team Lead for the Ministry of Education’s Quality Reviews of e-Learning Schools. She also serves as the Returning Officer, responsible for the preparation and conduct of electoral events in the federal riding of Burnaby North - Seymour.
Michele VincentiPhD, M.A., MBA
Dr Michele Vincenti has more than 25 years of experience in the financial sector, both as a consultant and as an executive in financial institutions. His experience lies in strategic business planning with a focus on international development. He has owned and operated a large insurance agency in Italy and also spent time managing the Wealth Management Division of a Canadian credit union. He is an Associate Faculty at Royal Roads University (RRU) and a Professor in a few Universities in Canada, he is also visiting professor at various international universities including the Grenoble Graduate School of Business in Grenoble, France; Swiss Management Centre in Zug and Vienna; trainer for the Simest SpA (Società Italiana per le Imprese all'Estero SpA is a financial institution for the development and promotion of Italian enterprises abroad) in Rome, Italy.He is also a Board member in various professional organizations.
Dr Vincenti holds a PhD, a M.A and an MBA. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Management Consultants (IMC-USA) and is one of the directors of the Fellow Canadian Securities Institute (FCSI) National Council. He holds the following designations: Certified Investment Manager (CIM), Fellow of Canadian Securities Institute (FCSI), Chartered Manager (CMgr) Canada and UK , Trusts Specialist (STI), and Certified Management Consultant (CMC).