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

Gwen Bird

University Librarian, Simon Fraser University

Surinder Bhogal

Chief Librarian, Surrey Libraries

Michael Burris

Executive Director, Public Library InterLINK BC

Scott Hargrove

Chief Executive Officer, Fraser Valley Regional Library

Deb Hutchinson-Koep

Chief Librarian, North Vancouver City Public Library

Pilar Martinez

Chief Executive Officer

Edmonton 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

Chief Librarian, New Westminster Public Library

Elizabeth Tracy

Director, Whistler Public Library

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And the Mentors

The Guest Lecturers

Dr. Kathleen Delong

Interim Director of the School of Library and Information Studies, University of Alberta


Annette DeFaveri

Executive Director

British Columbia Library Association

​Tanis Fink

Director Libraries, Learning Commons and Testing Centres, Seneca College

Simon Goland and Alison van Buuren

Executive Coaches;

​Dr. Catherine McGregor

Associate Dean, Graduate Programs & Research

Faculty of Education, 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