Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is a group of volunteers who serve to oversee four critical functions in the school made up of parents and community leaders.

Strategy

1) Establish, through a strategic planning process inclusive of all members of the KBS Community, the mission and long-term objectives of the school.  

 

Review our 2018-2023 Strategic Plan which outlines our objectives and strategies for education, growth and community partnerships.

Head of School Selection

2) To hire a Head of School who supports the mission of the school and who is in charge of the day-to-day operation of the school, including all matters related to faculty and student performance and safety.

Responsibility

3) To practice the legal and ethical fiduciary responsibility required of a non-profit organization to ensure the financial matters of the school are properly conducted and monitored. The school undergoes an audit of its operations annually, and financial statements are made available to the members of the community.

Committees

4) The Board of Directors operates several committees on which parental participation is encouraged. These are comprised, but not limited to Marketing, Property, Finances, Strategic Planning and Board Governance.

The Board of Directors meets monthly and correspondence to them may be directed through the school by addressing it to the Chair of the Board.

Shamus Rask
Shamus Rask, Chair
 
Shamus is an engineer, entrepreneur and professional father. He joined the KBS community in 2013 when his son started in senior kindergarten. A large part of the attraction to KBS was the welcoming community. Shamus joined the parent council and sat as chair for several years. During this time he organized “Guys & Small Frys” and several Galas. He was invited to join the Board in 2014 and has served as Chair for the past 4 years. His primary motivation is to always leave things better.
Neeta Grover
Neeta Grover, Vice-Chair
 
Neeta Grover joined the board in 2017 and is currently the Vice Chair of the Board and the Head of the Finance Committee. Neeta is married, has two daughters and is an Innisfil resident. Her eldest daughter graduated from KBS in 2023, and her second daughter is currently in middle school.  Neeta runs her own consulting business and has a specialty in business operations, strategy and finance.
Gayle Brock
Gayle Brock
 
Gayle Brock is a lawyer in Barrie who represents injured patients and their families in medical malpractice cases. Gayle has been on the KBS Board since 2015. She initially joined the Board to assist in fundraising for our current school, however her other interest lies in the area of governance. As Chair of KBS’ Governance Committee, Gayle is committed to ensuring all governance bylaws and policies are complied with, and that the Board is kept informed of changes in the law relating to the organization and running of a not-for-profit corporation like KBS.
 
 
 
Faith Jackson
Faith Jackson
 
Faith Jackson credits her entrepreneurial spirit combined with a passion for people, places and spaces as a catalyst for her success. Having realized she wanted to invent deals rather than execute them, she’s transitioned from Finance to Real Estate and has built a career doing just that.  She has served on several committees within the community such as Barrie Rotary, RVH Fundraising, Real Estate Institute of Canada, Corporate Real Estate Network and since April 2022 has been an active member of the Kempenfelt Bay School Finance Committee.  
 
Barrett Reid
Barrett Reid
 
With deep roots in Simcoe County, Barrett and his family feel both lucky and proud to live in, work in and contribute to the community that has given them so much. An underlying belief in the value of education brought Barrett and his family to KBS, and his desire to contribute and to leave all things better than he found them, is what has brought him to the Board. Barrett’s love of people, thoughtful nature, and real-world business experience, equip him well for this role.
Esther Sabet
Esther Sabet
 
Esther is a designer, director in manufacturing, and philanthropist at heart. She lives with her family in Barrie and joined the Board in 2021. Her older son is currently in the primary school at KBS. As chair of the Advancement Committee Esther combines her passion for fundraising with bringing together the KBS community at a variety of events. Esther has served on several nonprofit boards and is a regular participant at the Run For The Cure.
Carrie Gater
Carrie Gater
 
I am a CA-CPA and work mostly in the non profit and healthcare sectors.  I currently sit on two Non-Profit Boards in Barrie and Innisfil.  I have served on the Kempenfelt Bay School Board for the past 10 years.  For 3 of those years, I served as Chair of the Board.  I have also been a member of the Finance Committee for 11 years.  I am currently the Treasurer of the Board.  My children graduated from KBS and it has been an honour to be a part of this organization for so many years.
 
 
Rania Hiram
 
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Grant Gibbons
 
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Pat Dasovic
 
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