What would we do without Bonnie Baker? Bonnie was elected to the Bernard Betel Centre Board of Directors in September 2010. She has been an incredibly fierce advocate for the Bernard Betel Centre holding numerous senior leadership roles and functions. She is currently the Immediate Past President of the Board of Directors and Chair of the Governance Committee. Throughout 2018-2019, Bonnie demonstrated her strong advocacy and project management skills as Board Chair, navigating the Centre through the revisions of the Betel By-Laws and Board policies.
Armed with a Masters degree in public administration from Carleton University, Bonnie headed west to Regina to begin her public service career with a brief stint in the Saskatchewan government working in human services, primarily doing staffing and job evaluation. Moving back east, Bonnie joined the Ontario Public Service where she worked in policy analysis, policy development and program/project management in a variety of areas including classification standards, compensation policy, pay equity, business continuity planning, pandemic planning and security screening. Her most recent position was as a senior policy advisor in labour dispute contingency planning.
Now retired, Bonnie has been volunteering on the board for nine years. Along with our Executive Director, Gail Gould, Bonnie co-chaired the ‘Betel at 50’ celebrations and continues to volunteer at a local synagogue.
In addition to her great professionally achievements over the past year, Bonnie’s proudest moment over the past year was acquiring the title of Bubby!
Thank you Bonnie for all you have done on behalf of the Centre. We are privileged to have you on the Board and indebted to you for all you have done. Todah Rabah!