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Meet the Team

Meet the Principals

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Rebecca Jones

LLEAD Director and Instructor

Managing Partner

Dysart & Jones Associates

PLN Focus Inc.


Dr. Shailoo Bedi

Curriculum Designer and Instructor

Director, Student Academic Success,

Libraries & LTSI

University of Victoria


Michael Burris

Program Support

Executive Director,
Public Library InterLINK BC

Surinder Bhogal

Chief Librarian,

Surrey Libraries

Michael Burris

Executive Director,

Public Library InterLINK BC

Patricia Chong
Manager, Policy & Planning,

Vancouver Public Library

Susan Cleyle

Visiting Program Officer (Leadership Development Initiatives)

Former Dean of Libraries

Memorial University

Christina de Castell
Chief Executive Officer,

Vancouver Public Library

MJ D'Elia

Associate Chief Librarian.

University of British Columbia -



Scott Hargrove

Chief Executive Officer,

Fraser Valley Regional Library

Moe Hosseini-Ara
Director, Branch Operations & Customer Experience,

Toronto Public Library

Deb Hutchinson-Koep

Chief Librarian,

North Vancouver City Public Library

Vera Keown

Certified Executive Coach,

Organizational Development Librarian,

University of Manitoba

Jennifer McKinnell

Director, Health Sciences Library

McMaster University

Pilar Martinez

Chief Executive Officer

Edmonton Public Library

Mary Ann Mavrinac, 
Vice Provost and Neilly Emeritus Dean,
University of Rochester Libraries

Noreen Ma

Manager, Community Development

Burnaby Public Library


Mark Robertson

University Librarian,

Brock University

Trish Rosseel

Director, Learning Resources & Records Management, Privacy Officer,

Douglas College

Maureen Sawa

Chief Executive Officer,

Greater Victoria Public Library

Julie Spurrell

Former Chief Librarian,

New Westminster Public Library

Tina Thomas

Chief Executive Officer

Edmonton Community Foundation

Elizabeth Tracy

Chief Administrative Officer,

Pemberton, BC

Leslie Weir
Librarian and Archivist of Canada

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LLEAD5 Learning Guides

Plus A Few of the Guest Lecturers

Doug Kobayashi

Councillor, City of Colwood

Board Member, Greater Victoria Public Library

Retired Lieutenant-Colonel Royal Canadian Air Force

​Tanis Fink

Director Libraries, Learning Commons and Testing Centres, Seneca College

Mary Lee Kennedy

Executive Director, Association of Research Libraries

Former Chief Operating Officer, New York Public Library

​Alex Gavrilov

Learning Strategies Advisory and

Nan Ami

Centre for Academic Communication Manager  University of Victoria

Karen Munro

Associate Dean, Learning and Research Services

Simon Fraser University Libraries

LLEAD is directly responsible for helping me achieve a place at the Leadership table that I had until then found every excuse to avoid! Throughout the year there wasn’t a topic, presenter or speaker that didn’t elevate my understanding of key concepts and principles needed to be effective in my role as a manager. The net result was that I not only benefited from an engaged and resourceful network of colleagues and mentors, but it paved the way for me to move into a managerial position that I had never felt confident enough to pursue, previously. - LLEAD 2016 Grad

Paul Burry

Library Director,

Prince George Public Library

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