Board of Directors
Our Board is comprised of dedicated members who volunteer their time to provide oversight and governance to Oak Bridge Academy.
Executive Director and Chair : Kathie Shaw MSW, RSW, BCBA (School Principal)
Vice-Chair : Laura Martin (Parent Representative)
Laura is a parent rep on the Oak Bridge Academy Board of Directors. She grew up in Petrolia, Ontario and attended the University of Waterloo, where she studied Kinesiology. She worked for 10 years in the field of occupational health as an ergonomist and she is now at home full time with her husband and two awesome kids: Lottie and Cole. Cole will be starting grade 4 at Oak Bridge Academy in the fall and they can’t wait!
Secretary : Jason Hynes LL.B. (Lawyer, Partner at Bereskin & Parr)
Jason Hynes is a partner lawyer, patent agent, and trademark agent with Bereskin & Parr LLP, and serves on the firm’s Executive Committee. He works for clients of all sizes, with a particular emphasis on small and medium sized enterprises who need innovative strategies for developing and protecting their innovations. He is the Chair of the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada's (IPIC) Trade Policy Committee, and he speaks and writes regularly on issues such as NAFTA and global trade as it affects IP. He is also a member of the IPIC Council. Jason is the Secretary and a Trustee of the Waterloo Region Law Association where he helps manage issues relevant to local lawyers. He is also an Adjunct Professor at Western University (also known as UWO), in the Faculty of Law where he teaches Advanced Intellectual Property. He has won multiple teaching awards, most recently in 2016-17. Jason and his wife Karyn are the proud parents of three wonderful and energetic boys. When he is not playing LEGO with his kids, you can find Jason on the golf course or playing hockey.
Treasurer : Sandra Janushewski CPA, CA (Senior Manager at BDO Canada)
Sandra Janushewski is delighted to volunteer her time as the treasurer for Oak Bridge Academy. She is an Audit and Assurance Senior Manager at BDO Canada LLP. She brings over 15 years of experience in accounting and auditing, operational analysis and financial reporting with a focus on not-for-profit organizations. Her excitement for working with the dedicated staff and board of directors of Oak Bridge Academy comes from a personal connection to the education system and those affected with learning exceptionalities.
Fundraising Chair : Monica Small (Parent Representative)
Monica is so excited to be the Fundraising Chair on the Oak Bridge Academy Board of Directors. She currently works as the Field Marketing Manager at Royal Canin Canada where she plans and executes national/regional and community events.
She has been blown away by what the team and teachers at Oak Bridge Academy have accomplished and is inspired by the opportunity to share the wonderful success stories with our community and beyond through fundraising initiatives.
Monica and her husband are so grateful that their son Rory is able to attend this truly amazing school. We have loved watching him grow and make amazing friendships since the school opened in the fall 2019.