President – Morine Bolding Rossi
Morine is a GRIT alumni parent and mother of three. She is a secondary teacher, but currently stays at home with their young children. Her GRIT star Will is currently in grade three. Morine is fully committed to the health and happiness of her family.
Vice President – Roger Cable
Roger is the principal owner of Veyron Projects Inc. who developed GRIT’s new home. Roger loves to travel. He has lived and worked in Australia. Volunteered in Japan (with Samaritan’s Purse after the tsunami) and in Ecuador (“Children of Ecuador”). Roger has great respect for what GRIT’s vision can accomplish.
Treasurer: Debbie Green (Community Member/Executive Director)
Debbie is the Executive Director of the Bredin Centre for Learning. She brings a background in social services and a designation as a Certified Management Accountant to the GRIT Board. She is the mother of two teenaged boys.
Secretary: Lorraine Marie Stewart (Member/Director)
Lorraine is enjoying the opportunities that retirement provides! In addition to her role on the GRIT board, she supports many other organizations. Lorraine continues to be connected to the educational community through her role as an educational consultant. She and her husband are fortunate to be close with their two adult children, their partners and six grandchildren.
Director: Katie Smith (Alumni Parent)
Katie is a mother to three children. She is a physiotherapist working with adults and more recently working with young children. Katie believes her additional experience as a mother of a child with special needs allows her to serve as a valuable member of the Board of Directors.
Director: Tara Irwin (Member/Director)
As a mother of three grown children, Tara is thankful for the life lessons her children have taught her. Tara is a proud entrepreneur of several grass roots companies. Her current focus is to enrich her leadership experience and skills to support others. Tara looks forward to working with champions that steward equality in our communities.
Director: Kandice Pace (Parent)
Kandice a proud stay at home mom to three adorable children under the age of six. With two children currently enrolled in the GRIT Program, Kandice reflects on how much she has learned over the last three years and cannot imagine where we would be without the guidance and support of the program. Kandice looks forward to new learning and sharing her experiences in her involvement with the GRIT Board.
Director: Grace Knight (Member/Director)
As an early childhood professional teaching preschool for ten years, Grace had the opportunity to work with families and staff members of GRIT. Grace is an avid community activist, advocate for inclusion, volunteer, and philanthropist. Her caring attitude and business sense assist her in developing the best in people, businesses, and her community. After building the team at B&B Demolition Ltd., she set her sights on working with passionate entrepreneurs across Western Canada, and is a partner at Three Knights Investments Inc.
Director: Dr. Susan Lynch (Member/Director)Dr. Lynch is an adjunct professor in the Faculty of Extension at the University of Alberta. She has held diverse roles in Early Childhood Education for the past 50 years! Most recently Dr. Lynch directed the Early Child Development Mapping Project (ECMap), a five year study of examining the development of over 70,000 children in kindergarten.