Planned, PROGRESSIVE, and responsible GROWTH
Our established strategic growth strategy is to progressively grow our influence in making positive differences through pursuing a growing, but limited number of projects each year, extending our reach and influence in a responsible, planned and progressive manner.
Our experienced team of leadership, management, staff and volunteers are committed to the planning, implementation and success of special projects. The ability to share and take advantage of existing resources and experiences serves to strengthen the process in all regards. The collective experience of the leadership, management, and staff from Rising Stars Athletics & Education are committed to the planning, implementation and success of special projects within the following commitments and core directions;
I.First NationsYouth & Community Development
II. Anti Black RacismAwareness & Education
III. Youth In RiskDevelopment & Empowerment
IV. NewcomersActive Engagement & Inclusion
We look forward to continuing to propose creative collaboratives and strategic partnerships in addressing identified need within these established priorities.
Dr. Dean BarnesChair
In terms of governance, each of our Directors have served as trusted partners and advisors through ongoing support and collaborations in meaningful programs and projects, and have continually demonstrated strong and similar values, with established common interest in making positive differences in many of the same. This unwavering commitment to meaningful engagement and positive differences is the foundation for all that we plan and do, together, as an organization, and community.
We rely confidently on the collective experience and varied resumes and proven skill set of our board. Diversity is our obvious strength! Our team of educated and distinguished professionals is fully committed to the strategic direction and growing reach and success of our association.
Now that operations have resumed, post-covid, a current and updated list of Directors is in progress.
|Chair||Dr. Dean Barnes System Principal, International Student Programs, HDSB|
|Vice-Chair||Kylie Richardson, Principal, Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board|
|Secretary||Catherine Ivey Senior Associate, McHugh Whitmore LLP|
|Treasurer||Mark Rajack Director of Innovation, Niagara Health|
|Board Member||Mark Daly Principal, Hamilton Wentworth Catholic District School Board|
|Board Member||John Madelena Equal Opportunities Consultant, HWCDSB|
|Board Member||Keenan Jeppesen, MBA Technical Director, McMaster Men’s Basketball|
|Board Member||Delicia Channer Head Coach, Conestoga Women’s Basketball|
|Board Member||Joseph Curto Principal, St Ann Catholic Elementary School, HWCDSB|
|Board Member||Joanna Boudreau, Former System Principal – International Education & Regional Programs, DPCDSB|
|Executive Director||Dr. Andrew Peters, Founder & CEO Rising Stars Group of Companies|