CPF is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors. Each Director serves a renewable term of two years.

Board of Directors and National ED

  • Karen Lynch

    President

    Karen is a respected community and civic leader, with over 40 years of diverse experience. That’s why she has developed a reputation for making things happen and getting things done.

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  • Nancy McKeraghan

    Vice President

    Nancy looks forward to adding her contribution to CPF for the benefits of children, parents, educators, and communities across Canada.

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  • Valerie Pike

    Treasurer

    Valerie’s passion for French language teaching and learning is driven by a belief that real world connections and intercultural awareness are contributors to the personal growth of young people.

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  • Dr. Wendy Carr

    Secretary

    Wendy Carr (BC) is Associate Dean of Teacher Education at the University of British Columbia where she coordinated and taught for many years in its French teacher education program after a full school-based career teaching Core French.

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  • Dr. Sharon Lapkin

    Board Member

    Sharon Lapkin, PhD, is Professor Emerita at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education in Toronto.

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  • Derrek Bentley

    Board Member

    Since participating in Canadian Parents for French Chapter meetings in elementary school, Derrek Bentley has been passionate about French language promotion and education in Manitoba and across Canada.

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  • Kurt Inder

    Mr. Inder is a retired professional, with experience in law, linguistics, teaching, research and program management. Mr. Inder’s promotion and defense of Canada’s two official languages have been a constant throughout his life.

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  • Nicole Thibault

    National Executive Director

    Nicole brings over 20 years combined leadership experience as an executive director, vice principal, educational consultant and teacher whose personal and professional passion is centered on the promotion of a bilingual Canada for all those who call Canada home.

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