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2010-11 Board of Directors

President: Robin East, Saskatchewan

Robin East has a Bachelor's degree in Social Work, a Certificate in Rehabilitation Work, and has completed the Assistive Technology Applications Certificate Program through the Center on Disabilities at the California State University. Robin works with the Canada Revenue Agency as a Senior Computer Analyst with the Adaptive Technology Program. He volunteers with many community organizations, one role being Chair of the National Coalition of Blind, Deaf-Blind and Partially Sighted Rights Holder Organizations of Canada (CBRC). Robin believes that "a Rights Holder is like a catalyst that mixes with an ally and inspires empowerment."

1st Vice President: John Rae, Ontario

John retired after a 23-year career in the Ontario Public Service. Over the years, he has served on the boards of many human rights and disability rights organizations. Currently, he represents the AEBC on CCD's (Council of Canadians with Disabilities) National Council, is a member of the Board of ARCH Disability Law Centre, and an active member of the AODA (Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act) Alliance, and the ODSP (Ontario Disability Support Program) Action Coalition. He received the Individual Human Rights Award from the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU) and the AEBC's CCD Award. He is interested in history, world travel, live theatre and music.

2nd Vice President: Donna J. Jodhan, Ontario

Most of Ms. Jodhan’s education is in business management. She has worked in the field of internet technology and is one of the first blind persons to obtain certificates in Microsoft systems engineering and Novelle network administration. She is the owner of Sterling Creations, a company offering services in writing, research, accessibility consulting, translation, and transcription services to governmental departments, companies and individuals. When she is not working, she volunteers on the boards of Citizens With Disabilities of Ontario (CWDO) and Canadian Blind Sports. Ice-skating, playing chess, reading, playing electronic keyboard and cooking are a few things Donna enjoys in her down time.

Secretary: Ashley Shaw, Ontario

Ashley Shaw is currently working on the final requirements of an undergraduate degree in sociology and women's studies at Wilfrid Laurier University. At the graduate level she hopes to study the effects of accessible information technology on education systems. She is also interested in critical disability theory, universal design, and the accessibility of mainstream electronic texts. Ashley enjoys choral music, reading, having coffee with friends and watching Jeopardy.

Director Without Portfolio: Anthony Tibbs, Saskatchewan

Anthony Tibbs, having earned his Bachelor of Commerce and Civil and Common Law degrees, is currently working in articles at Merchant Law Group LLP's Regina office. A former AEBC scholarship recipient, Anthony has been involved in advocacy work for students and people with disabilities since 2002. Having joined AEBC in 2005 as part of the Ottawa Chapter, Anthony has served on the AEBC National Board since 2006.

Director Without Portfolio: Charles Bailey, British Columbia

Charles Bailey graduated from the University of British Columbia with a degree in Psychology. He worked for the CNIB in Prince George, Kelowna, Abbotsford and Vancouver 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 2008 established the Fraser Valley Chapter. He is also the President of the AEBC’s BC Affiliate. Charles is married to Laura, and they have one daughter, Robyn. He enjoys reading, a little cooking, and puttering around in his workshop.

Treasurer: Brian Moore, Ontario

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