The work of the CCHRSC is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors who work in: national and provincial child care or labour organizations; child care centres, nursery and preschools, or their own homes as early childhood educators or employers; post-secondary training institutions; and government.

Board of Directors

Denise Gilbert
Executive Director, Schoolhouse Playcare Centres
Sector Council Chair, Director at Large

Margot Young
Researcher, CUPE
Vice-Chair, Representative: Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE)

Jamie Kass
Child Care Coordinator, CUPW
Secretary-Treasurer, Representative: Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE)

Stephanie Smith
Treasurer, BC Government & Service Employees’ Union
Executive Member, Representative: National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE)

Cindy Page
ECEC/EA Program Chair, Northern Lights College
Executive Member, Director at Large

Don Giesbrecht
CEO/President, Canadian Child Care Federation
Executive Member, Representative: Canadian Child Care Federation (CCCF)

Darcelle Cottons
Director, UBC Child Care Services
Director at Large

Maureen Hall
Director, Today's Family
Director at Large

Lu Ann Hill-MacDonald
Advisor/Faculty, Seven Generations Education Institute
Director at Large

Sonya Hooper
Executive Director, Early Childhood Development Association of PEI
Representative: Child Care Organization

Karen Ohlson
Executive Director, KIDS Inc.
Director at Large

Gail Szautner
Executive Director, Children’s Choice Child Development Co-operative
Director at Large

Karen Wright
ECE North End Day Care
Representative: Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE)

*Ex officio member - position vacant