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Anne Cooper

Chair Anne Cooper has more than 30 years of experience in district office, with 20 of those as a Superintendent of Schools in BC. She holds a B.Ed. from the University of Calgary, and an M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Oregon. Anne received the BC School Superintendents Association Distinguished Service Award… Read more

Leslie Landell

Director Since 2012, Leslie has led a unique role at BC Cancer Foundation as Director Corporate Governance. Prior to that, educational advancement was the focus of her career at the UBC Alumni Association for more than 10 years, the last two leading the not for profit as Executive Director. She was responsible for managing and… Read more

Ralf St. Clair

In the two decades since completing his PhD, Ralf has been involved in many fascinating projects and in universities in three countries: the UK, the US and Canada. Some of the highlights include an EU-funded study of vocational adult education across Europe, managing a massive skills survey in Scotland for the Scottish Government, and a… Read more

Valerie Overgaard

Director Valerie Overgaard retired from the Vancouver School District after two decades in the District Office.  Her last position, which she held for much of that time, was Associate Superintendent responsible for programs. Valerie’s career spanned 38 years, and included teaching positions in public schools, administrative and teaching roles at the University of Victoria and… Read more

Grace Kuo

Director Grace Kuo brings diverse financial experience to the Decoda Board. She began her career with KPMG, and eventually became an Audit Manager there, while obtaining her designation as a Chartered Accountant (CA). She then gained experience in the financial industry, working for Leith Wheeler Investment Council, where she was a manager of mutual funds,… Read more