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Our Board
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Sr. Pat Boucher

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Sr. Carmen Diston

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Sr. Fay Edmonds

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Fr. Robert Holmes

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Arlene Kubiak

PRESIDENT: Sr. Pat Boucher, CSJ serves on the leadership team of the Sisters of St. Joseph (Toronto). She spent many years teaching in Prince Rupert, B.C., Barrie, Ontario, Edmonton, Alberta, and she taught and was a principal in Kitimat, B.C. Over twenty years ago, she moved into parish work and opened a mission on the Queen Charlotte Islands with another member of her community and then went on to serve in various missions in northern B.C. Sr. Pat has also served as a Vocation Director for her community. She has long admired the work of CAIC and is grateful that her congregation has supported it and now looks forward to contributing to its board.

DIRECTOR: Sr. Carmen Diston, IBVM is Province Treasurer, Chair of the JPIC committee, and serves on the leadership team of the Loretto Sisters. Previously she ministered for twelve years as Pastoral Assistant; she has served in a variety of leadership positions in her congregation, including eight years internationally. She newly serves on the Board of Catholic Cross-cultural Services. Carmen is happy to contribute to the good work of CAIC which other members of IBVM have actively supported.

TREASURER: Arlene Kubiak is the Accounting Officer for The Sisters of St. Joseph in Canada and is located in London, Ontario. She has spent her full career holding various administrative/accounting positions with both public and privately traded companies. Attending night school at Fanshawe College she obtained her certification in General Business with a Finance Major. For several years Arlene has volunteered with Revenue Canada to prepare income tax returns for low income families. Arlene served previously on the CAIC board from 2005- 2011 and is also currently serving on the CAIF board. She is pleased to once again be serving on the CAIC board.

DIRECTOR: Sr. Fay Edmonds, GSIC is a Grey Sister of the Immaculate Conception who has served in leadership in her congregation for many years. She is an educator by profession, having spent 22 years as a classroom teacher and principal in both elementary and secondary schools in Ontario. Fay is an experienced facilitator in a wide variety of settings. In that role, she has enabled congregational chapters, leadership teams and groups to work together to achieve their goals and deep seated desires for life and mission. In her life, Fay is guided by the desire to work collaboratively with others to build a more just world for all people and all of Creation.

VICE-PRESIDENT: Fr. Robert Holmes, CSB is a Basilian priest who has taught in secondary schools for 30 years in many places - Toronto, Detroit, Windsor, Sudbury - including six years as a principal in Kelowna, B.C. More recently he has served with the Christian Peacemaker Teams (CPT) serving in Palestine, Iraq, Colombia, Congo and in Canada (with the CPT Aboriginal Justice Team). He is also the Basilian Coordinator of Social Justice. It is this latter role that initially sparked his interest in serving on the CAIC board.

STAFF: The board is supported by two part-time employees who provide administrative and financial management (Shanjitha Rajasingam, and Beth Coates).

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