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Andrea Sinclair

President, SD39 Vancouver

Andrea has been active in public education since before her twins were born in 2004; she is currently on the PAC Executive at her children's high school. She has broad experience serving in various roles, including Chair, on her elementary school PAC Executive. Andrea steps in to her next term on the Board, well prepared to take on the role of President; she is a strategic thinker and an approachable leader who fosters open collaboration, transparent communication and good governance. Andrea believes strongly that our children’s success is rooted within their education; it’s through working together and leveraging our collective strengths that together we can effect positive change. With over 20 years of business experience and over a decade in public education advocacy, Andrea’s goal is to continue to increase the profile and relevance of BCCPAC for the benefit of parents.

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Gord Byers

1st Vice President, SD33 Chilliwack

Gord was elected to the BCCPAC Board as 1st Vice President in May 2017. Previously he completed a term as Treasurer (2015-2017). He has four children, three in the education system and one that just graduated. Gord currently lives in Chilliwack B.C., where he was lived his entire life. He works for Shaw Cable in town and has for the past fifteen years. Currently he is involved with Chilliwack DPAC as Vice Chair and Chilliwack Middle as Secretary.

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Gillian Burnett

Treasurer, SD57 Prince George

Gillian has been involved in public education since her eldest child entered kindergarten. She has held various positions on PAC and DPAC and looks forward to understanding the public education system at a provincial level. Her work experience has provided her with a wealth of knowledge, exposure to diverse settings, and growth opportunities at every turn. With a Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting, Gillian brings financial knowledge and experience to the organization. She is passionate about ensuring equitable, inclusive and quality education for every student. She believes that when many work together respectfully and collaboratively, great things happen. She will work hard to establish and foster relationships with educational partners and parents for the betterment of all students.

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Kendra Mann

Secretary, SD08 Kootenay Lake

Kendra joined the board as Secretary in November 2014.  She currently lives in Nelson with her family of 3 daughters in the K-12 system. Kendra developed keen skills in keeping organizations organized and volunteers extensively in the Kootenay community. She enjoys mentoring young girls as a guide leader and somehow still finds time to volunteer for her local PAC and DPAC. She looks forward to working with parents across the province to advocate for quality public education.

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Crystal Andrews

Director, SD62 Sooke

Crystal has one child in the public school system and she resides with her family in Sooke on Vancouver Island. As a long time PAC volunteer through a variety of positions Crystal has developed a wide range of skills, such as leadership, time management, and organization. She is also part of the team of volunteers on the Vancouver Island Parent Conference Committee. Crystal applied her event management and project co-ordination during her first term with the BCCPAC Board; she worked diligently preparing the DPAC Summit and Conference/AGM, additionally she worked with parents around the province on ways to promote and increase Indigenous engagement. With this last year of her two year term, Crystal eagerly looks forward to her continued work with and support of the Board as they help advocate and support parents.

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Lisa Boudreau

Director, SD28 Quesnel

Lisa is a proud mom of four little boys, ages 4- 8, one of whom is on the autism spectrum. Education plays a big role in her life, and Lisa is very excited to have joined the Board team; she is a passionate volunteer with positive energy. Lisa is currently the PAC Chair at her children’s elementary school, and holds the District Associate position on her local DPAC. She loves connecting with people, sharing successes and struggles that many parents face. Lisa`s passion is based around the inclusion of everyone and connecting people together.

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Kim Currie

Director, SD61 Victoria

Kim grew up in the BC Interior and now lives on Vancouver Island with her family. She became a parent volunteer when her now high school-age child entered Kindergarten so she could be better informed on what was happening in the classroom and school. Kim has volunteered in many roles at the PAC and DPAC level within SD63 and SD61. Kim is driven by curiosity to understand how decisions at the district and provincial level affect the classroom and the well-being of families. She has spent considerable hours advocating on behalf of parents with children who have unique learning needs and is passionate about an education system where all students are supported so they may develop their individual potential. While Kim is entering her last years with a child in the K-12 system, she hopes that by participating on the Board she can accomplish change on behalf of future students.

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John Gaiptman

CEO

John has been involved with public education for over 35 years. He spent 14 years as a Superintendent of Schools; twelve of which were with the Greater Victoria School District and two with the New Westminster School District. John is married with two daughters and three grandchildren.  It is his hope, through his vast experience in public education, that he can continue to support and empower parents for the success of each learner.

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