Philip Schuman – President
Kelly Baldock – Director of Operations
Grant Hanna – Director of Finance
Lesa Nesbitt – Director of Education and Awareness
Chris Abdalla – Director of Active Living
Justin Gotfried – Director of Competitive Sport
Directors Elected as of the ASRAB AGM May 24 2020
Further to an ASRAB Governance Review, the ASRAB bylaws were restated and approved at the 2013 AGM. The key change was to restructure the Board positions and responsibilities in alignment with the ASRAB strategic priorities (as confirmed December 2010): Education / Awareness, Operational Practices, Competitive Sport, Active Living, and Sponsorship & Funding.
THE PRESIDENT is the official spokesperson for the Board and the Association and shall chair all meetings throughout the year. The President shall be responsible for hiring and supervising the Executive Director of the Association. He/she shall ensure that the files, records and general administrative business of the Association are current and correctly maintained. He/she shall ensure sound program and financial planning. He/she shall appoint members to committees with the approval of the Board. The President shall be an ex-officio member of all committees.
THE DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS shall be responsible for the Association Bylaws and policies. He/she shall chair the Human Resources Committee. He/she shall be responsible for all communications of the Association, including the Website and Social Media. He/she shall establish the Association Planning process, and Program Review processes. He/she shall perform other duties as designated by the President.
THE DIRECTOR OF FINANCE will serve as the Treasurer of the Association. He/she shall ensure that the financial records of the Association are maintained in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles. He/she shall be responsible for the financial policies of the Association. He/she will ensure financial accountability and oversight. He/she will provide oversight of Fund Development. He/she shall ensure funding partner financial requirements are met. He/she shall have oversight of Fund Development. He/she shall perform other duties as designated by the President.
THE DIRECTOR OF COMPETITIVE SPORT shall be responsible for the competitive sport programs of the Association. He/she shall appoint committee chairs for each sport. He/she shall be responsible to ensure annual plans are developed for each competitive sport. He/she shall liaise with other competitive sport organizations who have visually impaired or blind athletes. He/she shall be responsible for the development of policy related to competitive sport. He/she shall be responsible sport program development and review. He/she shall perform other duties as designated by the President.
THE DIRECTOR OF ACTIVE LIVING shall be responsible for implementation of the Active Living Strategy. He/she shall ensure the provision of active living programs. He/she shall perform other duties as designated by the President.
THE DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION AND AWARENESS shall be responsible for the promotion of the Association. He/she shall liaise with strategic partners. He/she shall perform other duties as designated by the President.
ASRAB Thanks You – Lorna and Peter! (As at ASRAB AGM June 1, 2016)
Lorna Snow and Peter Wettlaufer both completed their terms on the Board, retiring as the Director of Active Living and the President respectively. Lorna had been a founding Director of ASRAB in 1975, and had served on the Board continuously since (41 years!), while Peter had served on the Board for 30 years. ASRAB was fortunate to have these leaders contributing to the mandate of ASRAB and sharing their knowledge. Fortunately for ASRAB, Lorna and Peter will continue to contribute their technical expertise to the sport of Goalball (Lorna as a coach and Peter as an official). We look forward to continuing a great collaboration!