The Madrona School Society Board of Directors

The Madrona School Society is a not-for-profit society that was established in 1993 under the Province of British Columbia’s Society Act (since replaced by the Societies Act) for the purposes of supporting the management of Madrona School and ensuring that the educational goals set out in its constitution are met.
The Madrona School Society Board of Directors has the authority and responsibility to supervise the management of the affairs of the Society to ensure its continued well-being. The Board oversees the strategy, the budget and financial controls, and sets the overarching policies for the operation and control of the school.

Eric O'Donnell
Eric O'Donnell

Jay Schlosar (Board Chair)

Jay is currently serving as Chair of the Board of the Madrona School Society.
Jay has a background in public administration and community relations. He currently works as a senior director with Teck Resources Ltd, Canada’s largest diversified mining company.
Previously, Jay spent 15 years as a senior public servant with the Province of BC, which included roles responsible for public sector board development, management and oversight. His last position with the provincial government was in the role of Assistant Deputy Minister for Local Government and Inspector of Municipalities.
Jay and his wife are the proud parents of a Madrona student currently attending at the Madrona West Campus.

Eric O'Donnell

Toireasa Jespersen (Board Secretary)

Toireasa is currently serving as Secretary for the Board of Directors and Past Chair of the Madrona Parent Association.
Toireasa was called to the Bar of British Columbia in 2003 and is a non-practising lawyer. She is committed to ongoing professional development related to independent school governance and the education of gifted children, and has completed the Non Profit Governance Essentials program offered by the Institute of Corporate Directors. As well, Toireasa maintains memberships in Imagine Canada, the Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD), the Gifted Childrens' Association of British Columbia (GCABC), Supporting the Emotional Needs of the Gifted (SENG) and the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP).
Toireasa and her husband Paul are the proud parents of two "Madronians" who delight in the unique and personalized approach taken by the devoted faculty and staff at Madrona School.

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Ivor Luk (Treasurer)

Ivor is currently serving as Treasurer for the Board of Directors and Chair of the Finance Committee.
Ivor is the Managing Partner for Deloitte’s Financial Advisory Group in British Columbia. He studied Engineering and Economics at University College London and London School of Economics and qualified as a UK Chartered Accountant in 2000. Working directly with C-Suite and Boards of Directors in Vancouver and Western Canada, Ivor provides business advice, financial due diligence, financial oversight and control assessment and counsel to Deloitte’s most complex clients. As a Senior Partner at Deloitte, he has responsibility over some of Deloitte’s most significant relationships.
He is an active member of the community. Currently he is the Treasurer and a Board Director of St.Paul’s Foundation, Board Director at Science World British Columbia, Mentor for the Vancouver School Board Gifted Kids Enrichment Program and a Rescue Assistant at the Vancouver Aquarium Mammal Rescue Centre.

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Herbert Chan

Herbert Chan is the Director of Property Management at Canreal Management Corporation, a boutique Vancouver-based real estate services firm. He is involved in all facets of Canreal’s operations including property management, construction project management, acquisitions, sales, leasing, and development. In his work he is responsible for maintaining relationships with clients and partners, ensuring regulatory compliance, and maintaining financial controls.
Herbert is excited for the opportunity to serve on Madrona’s Board of Directors, having spent some time supporting the Board as a committee member. He has also served on strata councils and participated on various other community based organizations. Herbert also has spent a number of years volunteering as an alumni interviewer for his alma mater, the University of Pennsylvania. In his free time Herbert enjoys beach volleyball, cycling, and skiing, preferably in the company of his wife and two children.

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Linda Elliot

Linda Elliott is an elementary school teacher at Vancouver Talmud Torah. She holds a teaching degree from Heriot-Watt University (Moray House College Institute of Education in Edinburgh, Scotland) and has been teaching in the classroom since 1992.
Linda was born and raised in Scotland. Her teaching career started in an Edinburgh inner city school. Her 20 year Vancouver career has led to a wide variety of roles in additional to Vancouver Talmud Torah, including at York House School and West Point Grey Academy. Linda's passion is people and keeping educational practices up-to-date so no child is left behind.
Her three children all attend different schools with her youngest being in Grade 7 at Madrona. Linda loves schools and all those in them.