Trustee Appointments to Board Committees

2023-2024


Audit Committee (Four-Year Term)

(November 2022 to November 2026)

  • Ed Law
  • Pamela McCarthy
  • Crystal Yu
  • Alternate: Melanie Wright

** This is a Four-Year Term. The Committee must have three trustee members and should have at least one alternate member.

 

Director’s Performance Review Committee (DPRC)

  • Ed Law
  • Cindy Liang
  • Ron Lynn (Board Chair)
  • Elizabeth Sinclair
  • Crystal Yu

**A minimum of four trustee members required. The Board Chair must be a member.

 

Equity and Inclusivity Advisory Committee (EIAC)

  • Ed Law (Committee Vice-Chair)
  • Elizabeth Sinclair
  • Alternate: Carolyn Butterworth
  • Ex-officio: Board Chair Ron Lynn and Vice-Chair Pamela McCarthy

**Two trustees required (one will be the Vice-Chair of EIAC) and one alternate. The Chair and Vice-Chair are ex-officio members.

 

Finance and Property Standing Committee (FPSC)

  • Carolyn Butterworth
  • Michael Chen (Committee Chair)
  • Cindy Liang
  • Nadeem Mahmood
  • Pamela McCarthy
  • Melanie Wright
  • Crystal Yu
  • Ex-officio: Board Chair Ron Lynn 

**Seven trustee members required with the elected Committee Chair. The Board Chair and Vice-Chair are ex-officio members.

 

Governance and Board Organization Committee (GBOC)

  • Estelle Cohen
  • Ron Lynn (Board Chair)
  • Nadeem Mahmood
  • Pamela McCarthy (Board Vice-Chair)
  • Elizabeth Sinclair

**Three trustee members required on a rotating annual basis. The Board Chair, Vice-Chair and Past Chair (Past Chair position dormant for 2023-2024) must be a member.

 

Joint Board Consortium (JBC)

  • Lauri Hoeg
  • Ron Lynn (Board Chair)
  • Crystal Yu

**The Board Chair is automatically a member. Two other trustees are required

 

Learning, Equity and Well-Being Standing Committee (LEWSC)

  • Carolyn Butterworth (Committee Chair)
  • Jenny Chen
  • Michael Chen
  • Estelle Cohen
  • Ed Law
  • Ron Lynn
  • Melanie Wright
  • Ex-officio: Vice-Chair Pamela McCarthy

**Seven trustee members required with the elected Committee Chair. The Board Chair and Vice-Chair are ex-officio members.

 

Ontario Public School Boards’ Association

**Election membership for the Ontario School Boards' Association takes place annually at the Inaugural Board Meeting.

Position of  First Board of Directors’ Member and Voting Delegate: Nadeem Mahmood

Position of  Second Board of Directors’ Member and Alternate Voting Delegate: Elizabeth Sinclair

Position of Two Alternate Board of Directors’ Members: Carolyn Butterworth and Ed Law

 

Parent, Family and Community Engagement Advisory Committee (PEAC)

  • Melanie Wright
  • Alternate: Jenny Chen

**One Trustee Member is required. Other trustees may be alternate members.

 

Policy and By-Law Standing Committee (PBSC)

  • Carolyn Butterworth
  • Jenny Chen
  • Michael Chen
  • Estelle Cohen
  • Lauri Hoeg (Committee Chair)
  • Cindy Liang
  • Pamela McCarthy
  • Ex-officio: Board Chair Ron Lynn 

**Seven trustee members required with the elected Committee Chair. The Board Chair and Vice-Chair are ex-officio members.

 

Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC)

  • Carolyn Butterworth
  • Lauri Hoeg
  • Ed Law
  • Alternate: Nadeem Mahmood

**Three trustee members and one alternate trustee required. The Indigenous Trustee must be a member as per the Education Act.

 

Student Discipline Committee (SDC)

  • Carolyn Butterworth
  • Estelle Cohen
  • Nadeem Mahmood
  • Elizabeth Sinclair
  • Alternates: Pamela McCarthy and Jenny Chen

**Four trustee members and at least two alternates required.

 

Trustee Appointment to Optional Committee 2023-2024


Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) Advisory Committee

  • Carolyn Butterworth

 

Anti-Black Racism Steering Committee

  • Nadeem Mahmood
  • Elizabeth Sinclair

 

Assessment and Evaluation Steering Committee

  • Ed Law
  • Elizabeth Sinclair
  • Melanie Wright

 

Celebrating Student Success

  • Melanie Wright (Central/North)
  • Ed Law (East)
  • Estelle Cohen (West)
  • Nadeem Mahmood (West)

 

Eco Team

  • Ron Lynn

 

Liaison Committee - Georgina Island First Nation

  • Carolyn Butterworth
  • Lauri Hoeg

 

*Heritage Centre Advisory Committee, Richmond Hill (Four-Year Term)

  • TBD

 

*Heritage Richmond Hill (Four-Year Term)

  • Crystal Yu

 

Indigenous Student Council

  • Lauri Hoeg (Indigenous Trustee)

 

*Markham Theatre Board (Four-Year Term)

  • Michael Chen

 

*Markham Mayor’s Youth Council (Four-Year Term)

  • Ed Law

 

Staff Awards Committee

  • Estelle Cohen
  • Elizabeth Sinclair

 

Student Success Steering Committee

  • Ed Law
  • Elizabeth Sinclair

 

Supervised Alternative Learning Committee

**All trustees are members of the Supervised Alternative Learning Committee

 

York Region Presidents’ Council

  • Pamela McCarthy (Vice-Chair of the Board)

 

* The committees identified with an asterisk is a four-year appointment from 2022 to 2026


Updated December 12, 2023