Board of Directors
The LDAC Board of Directors are volunteer representatives of the provinces and territories in Canada.
Each position on the board is a two-year term. Virtual call meetings are held every other month.
Provincial/Territorial Board Representatives:
- Roger Casgrain ( Board chair) – Quebec
- Brendan O’Neill (Treasurer) – British Columbia
- Thealzel Lee (Past chair) – British Columbia
- Jani Tsui – British Columbia
- Simon Williams – Alberta
- Kim McLean – Alberta
- Lauren Goegan – Manitoba
- Catherine Dunn – Manitoba
- Waqas Baggia – Ontario
- Rhonda Rubin (VP )– New Brunswick
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR – Mark Buzan
As Executive Director, Mark leads and implements LDAC Board policies and ensures that all association operations are carried out in accordance with stated goals. He is responsible for the management of LDAC projects, interpretation and adherence to parliamentary procedures and by-laws, coordination for annual audits, coordination with community partners and governments on advocacy files, networking through provincial/territorial conferences and workshops, as well as fundraising.
Mark has had close to 2 decades of experience in directing strategic plan initiatives, strategy and business operation plans, governance policies and annual budgets. By surpassing organizational goals and optimizing organizational effectiveness, he has won a solid reputation for the building, management and promotion of member programs to increase the bottom-line improving member services and benefits.
PROJECTS COORDINATOR – Assma Benhadou
Assma coordinates LDAC projects, day-to-day activities, the drop-off of mail campaigns and the distribution of newsletters.
For information and questions about our Donors program please send a message to the above e-mail.
DIRECTOR OF FINANCE – Mo Fareed
Mo looks after the day to day financial operations of LDAC. This includes, but is not limited to: ensuring that all aspects of LDAC’s financial management conform to recognized accounting principles for non-profit organizations in Canada. Mo is also responsible for developing financial policies and procedures, amended charts of accounts and developing systems for the tracking of projects, grants and donations.
Contractual staff are hired on an as need basis.