Our skilled and multi-disciplinary Board of Directors are passionate about healing hearts and bodies, healing families and communities throughout the world. The vision and direction they give to cbm Canada is clear and compelling.
Jonathan Liteplo (Board Chair)
Jonathan is a partner in the international law firm of Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP. He has practiced in the area of energy regulatory and utility law for more than two decades, and has served on the boards of a number of charitable organizations. In addition to serving as Chair of the cbm Canada Board, he is a member of the Forum of Board Chairs of cbm International. Jonathan and his wife live in Vancouver with their three children, where they enjoy sailing, skiing and other outdoor activities.
Ruby Klassen (Vice-Chair)
Ruby Klassen is honoured to have joined the cbm Canada board in 2009. She learned from an early age to navigate between two cultures of living in Canada but often travelling to her extended family who live in poverty and disability in a developing country. Since graduating from medicine at the University of Saskatchewan, she now practices family medicine in Northern Ontario while enjoying teaching as an Assistant Clinical Professor at the Northern Ontario School of Medicine. But her passion still extends beyond Canada’s borders as she also finds time to practice abroad through various charitable organizations throughout Asia and Africa.
Brenda is a Chartered Professional Accountant, CA, and has spent the majority of her career in the insurance sector in many different capacities. She is currently VP, CRM and Business Solutions at a major Canadian insurer. Brenda lives in Waterloo with her husband, Michael, and they have two adult daughters.
Brenda has a passion for service and has served on several charity and non-profit boards. She joined the cbm Canada board in 2014. She and her husband have also developed a personal interest in the Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo where they have visited several times and support local Congolese who run an orphanage, school and health clinic.
Wayne Feasby is a 25 year employee of Williamson Automotive in Uxbridge, working as the General Manager of the Leasing Division and most recently as Operations Manager. He has worked with a number of organizations in a volunteer capacity including The Rick Hansen Foundation, Whitchurch-Stouffville Mobility Transit, Whitchurch-Stouffville Accessibility Advisory Committee, and the Whitchurch-Stouffville Downtown Development Committee. Mr. Feasby is a graduate of Yale University with a BSc in Administrative Science.
Don is the Divisional Vice President and Director, Total Rewards at EPCOR Utilities Inc. and has over 25 years of financial, regulatory and operational experience. He has a Commerce degree from the University of Alberta and is a Chartered Professional Accountant, CA. Don brings experience from working on other boards and board committees in both the for-profit and not-for-profit sectors. Don lives in Edmonton with his wife and daughter.
Ruth has worked as a Registered Nurse in a variety of locations and settings for 25 years, including working four and a half years in Mozambique and Rwanda. For the past 11 years, she has worked part time for Alberta Health Services as a tele-triage nurse. After living in developing countries where medical needs were extensive, and having lived with a physical disability herself for over 20 years, Ruth was drawn to the lifesaving work of cbm. Ruth currently resides in Calgary with her husband and 2 teenage daughters, where she enjoys being involved with her family’s many activities.
Andrew has been involved with cbm Canada for the past 4 years. He is a the lead pastor of Bethany Community Church in St. Catharines, Ontario, has an MA in Christian Theology from McMaster, and has been involved in pastoral ministry for over ten years. He is passionate about making a difference, empowering the next generation, and connecting with his family.
Randal Phillips is currently Executive Vice President & Chief Client Officer at Morneau Shepell, one of the largest Human Resources consulting and outsourcing firms in Canada. Randal was born in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad and lived there for 18 years before moving to Canada. He has an honours degree in Mathematics from the University of Waterloo, and is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries and the Canadian Institute of Actuaries. Randal is a member of the Board of CBM International, and is an Elder of Trinity Presbyterian Church in Toronto. He and his wife Harriet, and their three children live in Toronto.
A life-goal of helping persons with disabilities led Carol Stevens through a BSc in Physiotherapy. It also led her to Kathmandu, Nepal to share almost twenty years of ministry with her husband and two children. In Canada she works in Three Hills, Alberta as a Therapy Assistant with Alberta Health Services, working in Home Care and Supportive Living. Carol delights in her continued involvement with persons with disabilities through participation in cbm Canada. She enjoys hiking, cross-country skiing and reading biographies.
Steve joined the Board in 2017 and is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) with over forty-two years of experience both here and in Scotland in the profit and not for profit areas. He is recently retired after serving for thirteen years as the CFO/ Treasurer with The Presbyterian Church in Canada. Steve has worked as a volunteer and past chair with the Canadian Cancer Society in Ontario and also served on the Board of Cancer Care Ontario. He lives in Thornhill, ON with his wife Fiona and has two adult children and a grandson.