OFIS Leadership

OFIS Board

OFIS has a Board of Directors that oversees the governance, financial wellness, policy development, programs and planning for the association on behalf of members. Directors serve 3 year terms and can be selected in the following ways:

  • a) appointed by the executive director and the current board as an at-large member with specific expertise in a desired area
  • b) appointed to represent an association member of OFIS (appointed by their own association)
  • c) elected each year at our Annual General Meeting held in the fall (elected board members must be from current member schools in good standing).

The OFIS Board is a working board.  A chief consideration for participation is that directors will have experience and expertise with and represent the great variety of independent schools in the province and in the membership and have demonstrated a willingness to use their resources to undertake the work of the board fulfilling a variety of projects.

Board meetings are public meetings and member schools may send representatives to attend as observers by informing the chair of their intention to do so, in writing, two weeks before the scheduled meeting. The Executive Board meets between board meetings as issues and circumstances dictate.

OFIS Contact

Amanda Dervaitis, Executive Director

Aaron Crhak, Office Administrator

Central Office Address:
291A Jane Street
Toronto, Ontario
M6S 3Z3

Board Members

  • OFIS Past President & President - OFIS Trust
    Mr. Glen Woolner

    47 Georgian Crescent,
    Kitchener, ON, N2B 3N8

    Tel: 519-574-8100

    Click Here to email Glen

  • Board Secretary
    Jason Kinsey

    Arrowsmith School
    245 St. Clair Ave. W.,
    Toronto, ON, M4V 1R3

    Tel: 416-963-4962
    Fax: 416-963-5017

    Click Here to email Jason

  • Early Learning
    Joan Louis

    Town Centre Montessori Private Schools
    155 Clayton Drive,
    Markham, ON, L3R 7P3

    Tel. - 905-474 -3434
    Fax - 905-470-0184
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  • General Member
    Sandy Palombo

    Delano Academy
    200 Racco Parkway,
    Thornhill, ON
    L4J 8X9

    Tel: (905) 237-7315
    Click Here to email Sandy