Meet our Board of Directors

Virginia Marini, President

I have been passionate about early childhood education since my Ryerson ECE days. Now as a retired educator I look forward to the opportunity to contribute to Compass ELC and support children, parents and educators.

Doug Lytle, Vice-President

I joined the board when my children were small and attending Compass (then KCCS) day-cares. We experienced: home care, rural centre-based care, and urban centre-based care with the organization and were always impressed with the quality of care our kids received and how we were made to feel as part of the family. When the opportunity arose to be a part of that drive to quality, I joined the board. It has been my privilege to watch the growth and never-ending improvement of this organization as a Director and Treasurer with Compass ELC.

Jon Gillan, Treasurer

What I love most about Compass ELC and what attracted me to the Board was that the child-centred values that are continuously refined and re-expressed run all throughout the entire organization. Values inform every aspect of how the organization operates from budgeting to programming to strategic planning and organizational structure, and I have witnessed how this approach enhances both the work and learning environments. 

Lisa Callaghan, Secretary

I believe in the power of volunteering to build communities and create positive change. I look forward to putting my previous Board experience with Girl Guides of Canada to use with Compass ELC, while learning from and contributing to an early learning organization that has had such a positive impact on my family.

Lynn Bonsall, Director

Rachel Mahoney, Director

As a working mother with two children under the age of five, early learning and care is incredibly important to me and my family. I am passionate about children, my community, making a difference and about Compass ELC.

Noah Beach, Director

I joined the Board of Directors at Compass Early Learning Centre to help structure early learning, care, and play within my community; for both current and future generations.

Meghan MacLean, Director

As a Compass ELC parent, I’ve witnessed my child grow and thrive in this program. Joining the Board is a way to continue to give back and serve an exceptional organization that embraces learning and exploration, connections, and diversity.

Steve Elford, Director

My children have been blessed to be a part of the Compass ELC family. My hope is to give back to this wonderful organization by providing a parent’s perspective on Board decisions so that other families will continue to experience these blessings.