Board of Trustees

Our Board of Trustees is made up of ten trustees and two student trustees. Board Trustees are elected every four years during the municipal election. The last election was held in October 2018. When elected, Trustees become members of our school board. They provide an important link between local communities and the school board, bringing the issues and concerns of their constituents to board discussions and decision making.

Our Trustees are accountable to our school community for the decisions made by the Board. They are available and accessible to the public to address concerns from the community with respect to Board policies and procedures. They also act as ambassadors for the system, officiating and speaking at school openings and events. Trustees are ombudspersons for students and community members, advocating a wide range of issues regarding Catholic education.

How to elect your next trustee or become one

The 2022 Municipal Elections are right around the corner and it's time to elect your next trustee. Learn about the process and what it takes to become one.

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Mark D. Mullan, Chairperson

Mark D. Mullan, Chairperson

Zone 8 - Ward 10 Gloucester Southgate, Ward 18 Alta Vista

Phone: 613-841-4836
Fax: 613-841-8693

List of schools in Zone 8
Prince of Peace School
St. Bernard School
St. Gemma School
St. Luke, Ottawa School
St. Marguerite d’Youville School
St. Nicholas Adult High School
St. Patrick’s High School
St. Thomas More School

Jeremy Wittet, Vice-Chairperson

Jeremy Wittet, Vice-Chairperson

Zone 7 - Ward 7 Bay, Ward 15 Kitchissippi

Phone: 613-721-2376

List of schools in Zone 7
Dr. F. J. McDonald Catholic School
Notre Dame High School
Our Lady of Fatima School
St. George School
St. Rose of Lima School

Follow on Twitter @OCSBWittet

Mardi De Kemp, Board Trustee

Mardi De Kemp, Board Trustee

Zone 1 - Ward 5 West Carleton-March, Ward 6 Stittsville-Kanata West, Ward 20 Osgoode, Ward 21 Rideau-Goulbourn

Phone: 343-961-2998
Fax: 613-228-4158


List of schools in Zone 1
Guardian Angels School
Holy Spirit School
Sacred Heart High School
St. Catherine School
St. Isidore School
St. Leonard School
St. Mark High School
St. Mary School
St. Michael, Corkery School
St. Michael, Fitzroy School
St. Philip School
St. Stephen School


Follow on Twitter @MardiDeKempOCSB

Sandra Moore, Board Trustee

Sandra Moore, Board Trustee

Zone 2 - Ward 4 Kanata North, Ward 23 Kanata South

Phone: 613-271-8452
Fax: 613-228-4158

List of schools in Zone 2
All Saints High School
Georges Vanier Catholic School
Holy Redeemer School
Holy Trinity Catholic High School
St. Gabriel School
St. Martin de Porres School
St. Isabel School
St. James School
St. Anne School

Follow on Twitter @gsmoore2

Brian Coburn, Board Trustee

Brian Coburn, Board Trustee

Zone 3 - Ward 1 Orléans, Ward 19 Cumberland

Phone: 613-355-7166
Fax: 613-228-4158

List of schools in Zone 3
Convent Glen Catholic School
Divine Infant Catholic School
Our Lady of Wisdom School
St. Francis of Assisi School
St. Clare School
St. Dominic School
St. Matthew High School
St. Peter High School
St. Theresa School

Spencer Warren, Board Trustee

Spencer Warren, Board Trustee

Zone 4 - Ward 3 Barrhaven, Ward 22 Gloucester South Nepean

Phone: 613-692-5949
Fax: 613-228-4158

List of schools in Zone 4
Monsignor Paul Baxter School
St. Andrew School
St. Benedict School
St. Cecilia School
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton School
St. Emily School
St. Francis Xavier High School
St. Jerome School
St. Joseph High School
St. Luke, Nepean School
St. Mother Teresa High School
St. Patrick School

Follow on Twitter @OCSBWarren

Joanne MacEwan, Board Trustee

Joanne MacEwan, Board Trustee

Zone 5 - Ward 2 Innes, Ward 11 Beacon Hill-Cyrville

Phone: 613-842-0166
Fax: 613-228-4158

List of schools in Zone 5
Chapel Hill Catholic School
Good Shepherd Catholic School
Lester B. Pearson Catholic High School
St. Brother André School
St. John Paul II School
St. Kateri Tekakwitha School
Thomas D’Arcy McGee Catholic School

Follow on Twitter @JoanneMacEwan

Glen Armstrong, Board Trustee

Glen Armstrong, Board Trustee

Zone 6 - Ward 8 College, Ward 9 Knoxdale-Merivale

Phone: 613-978-2556
Fax: 613-228-4158

List of schools in Zone 6
Frank Ryan Catholic Intermediate School
Our Lady of Peace School
Our Lady of Victory School
St. Daniel School
St. Gregory School
St. John XXIII School
St. John the Apostle School
St. Monica School
St. Paul High School
St. Rita School

Shelley Lawrence, RSCJ, Board Trustee

Shelley Lawrence, RSCJ, Board Trustee

Zone 9 - Ward 16 River, Ward 17 Capital

Phone: 613-978-2644
Fax: 613-228-4158

List of schools in Zone 9
Corpus Christi School
Holy Cross School
Holy Family School
Immaculata High School
St. Augustine School
St. Elizabeth School
St. Pius X High School

Follow on Twitter @SLawrenceRSCJ

Cindy Simpson

Cindy Simpson

Zone 10 - Ward 12 Rideau-Vanier, Ward 13 Rideau Rockcliffe, Ward 14 Somerset

Trustee Simpson was appointed on February 12, 2019. Read the News Release.

Phone: 613-878-0237
Fax: 613-228-4158

List of schools in Zone 10
Assumption Catholic School
Our Lady of Mount Carmel School
St. Anthony School
St. Brigid School
St. Michael, Ottawa School
St. Josephine Virtual school
Blessed Carlo Virtual school

Follow on Twitter @SimpsonCin

“I am looking forward to working with my fellow trustees in the next year as we move forward on our mission of Catholic education creating equitable and healthy learning environments; schools full of students with respect for everyone while caring for God’s Creation.”


– Mark D. Mullan, Chairperson

Student Trustees

Student trustees are elected by their peers on an annual basis. Every school board in Ontario elects Student Trustees to represent the voice of their fellow students. The Student Trustees offer a student perspective during regular Board meetings, and serve to provide insight on how the Board can best meet the need of students. They are advised by a council made up of the student council presidents of each OCSB high school.

If you need to share a concern with your Student Trustee, email them. The Board looks forward to the student voice that these new Student Trustees will bring to the Boardroom table. 


Sarah Urquia-Urias, Lester B. Pearson High School

Student Trustee


Ben Donji-Ateawung, St. Peter High School

Student Trustee


Former Student Trustees

  • 2020-21: Nyameer Gony and Patrick Bennett
  • 2019-20: Sagni Kuma and Carlos Sanchez
  • 2018-19 Nate Waddell and Caleb Reid
  • 2016-17 Sam Morency and Sebastian Chavez
  • 2015-16 Mark Penner and Benjamin McLellan-Campbell
  • 2014-15 Monica Silver and Daniel McInnis
  • 2013-14 Jonathan Recoskie and Madeline Tater
  • 2012-13 Laura D’Amico and Andrew DiCapua
  • 2011-12 Jennifer Ham and Gabriela Bernal Astrain
  • 2010-11 Laura Stemp, and Michael Lutaaya
  • 2009-10 Michael D’Angelo and Timi Boyo

Direct your school support to vote for your OCSB Trustee

One of the greatest rights we have in Canada is to “have your say.” In Ontario, we are all given the freedom of choice in choosing our Mayor, City Councillor, and School Board Trustee. Ensuring you have a voice in in the upcoming election means ensuring you are on the voter’s list. And, by ensuring your school support is directed to the “English Separate” school board, you will be able to cast your ballot for an OCSB Trustee.

When you designate yourself as an “English Separate” school supporter, you help foster a strong political voice through your elected school Trustee. Trustees develop and implement recommendations for educational programs, budgets, and policies that govern the Board’s operation. Your Trustee provides an important link between your community and the school board, bringing your issues and concerns forward to board discussions and decision making.