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2009-10 AEBC Board of Directors

President: Robin East, Saskatchewan

Robin, involved in advocacy since the early 80s, earned a Bachelor's degree in Social Work, as well as certificates in Rehabilitation and Assistive Technology Applications. He is currently a Computer Analyst with the Canada Revenue Agency. Among his numerous volunteer commitments is his position on the Council of Canadians with Disabilities' National Council.

1st Vice President: John Rae, Ontario

John is a retired Program Officer from the Accessibility Directorate of Ontario. Over the years, he has served on the boards of many human rights and disability rights organizations. Currently, he is also 1st Vice Chair of the Council of Canadians with Disabilities, and a member of the Steering Committee of the Ontario Coalition for Social Justice. He received the Individual Human Rights Award from the Ontario Public Service Employees Union and the AEBC's Council of Canadians with Disabilities Award.

2nd Vice President: Donna J. Jodhan, Ontario

Donna's educational background is predominantly in business management, and for the past 15 years she has been owner and President of Sterling Creations. She has succeeded in winning three human rights and charter challenges, and she writes editorials and blogs for several online sources. When she is not working or doing advocacy, she enjoys ice skating, playing chess, reading, playing electronic keyboard, and cooking.

Treasurer: Anthony Tibbs, Quebec

Having already earned a Bachelor of Commerce, Anthony is currently studying Law. During his undergraduate career, he advocated for the creation of a student-run service for learners with disabilities and assisted with its operations. A former AEBC scholarship recipient, he now sits on the Finance/Fundraising Committee, and assists the Education Committee and youth membership development projects.

Secretary: Marc Workman, Alberta

Marc received a Master of Arts in Political Science and is now working towards a PhD in philosophy. He helped establish the Campus Association of Disability Issues and has served it as Vice President External. Marc has also served as Vice President of AEBC's Edmonton Chapter, and is now its President.

Director Without Portfolio: Denise Sanders, British Columbia

Denise joined our organization in 1996, and has served as President of the Central Okanagan Chapter. With a background in business and organizational administration, she developed an AEBC policy manual and an information package for Chapters. Currently, she co-chairs the Human Resources Committee and participates on the Finance/Fundraising Committee. Denise received the AEBC 2005 Council of Canadians with Disabilities Award.

Director Without Portfolio: Charles Bailey, British Columbia

Charles graduated from the University of British Columbia in 1979, with a degree in Psychology. Over the next 25 years or so, he worked for the CNIB in Prince George, Kelowna, Abbotsford and Vancouver. He held positions in management, fundraising, and in direct service provision. His career was cut short after a serious accident in 2003. Charles became involved with the AEBC in 2007, and in April of 2008 established the Fraser Valley Chapter.

For further information on AEBC's Officers, please visit www.blindcanadians.ca/contact_us/ Follow the links and select a Director's name.

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