Board of Directors

The 2022 Board of Directors of CPJ. Back row: Daniel Cho, Ian Van Haren, Michael DeMoor, Tenielle Patterson (on the screen), Cherilyn Spraakman, Paul Berry and Cathy Rogers. Front row: Tiffany Talen, Vincent Yagayandi, Keira Yoon-Kang, Wanda Walter and Marlene Bergsma. Not in the photo: Monica Tang.

Bringing together vast and varied skills and talents, CPJ’s 13-member board of directors has representatives from all regions of Canada. Board members can sit for a maximum of two three-year terms. Learn more about CPJ’s Board Members.

Ian Van Haren

Chair, Representing Northern Ontario / Quebec
Residing in Montreal, QC
Second term ends in June 2027

Marlene Bergsma

Vice-Chair, Representing Southwestern Ontario
Residing in Wellandport, ON
Second term ends in June 2026

Michael DeMoor

Secretary, Representing Northern Alberta / Northwest Territories
Residing in Edmonton, AB
Second term ends in June 2026

Paul Berry

Treasurer, Representing Canada-at-large
Residing in Pincourt, QC
Second term ends in June 2025

Willow Baarda

Representing Southern Alberta
Residing in Picture Butte, AB
First term ends in June 2027

Daniel Cho

Representing Ontario-at-large
Residing in Toronto, ON
Second term ends in June 2025

Barnabas Gwaza

Representing Canada-at-large
Residing in Calgary, AB
First term ends in June 2027

Cathy Rogers

Representing Eastern Canada
Residing in Moncton, NB
First term ends in June 2025

Jonathan Schmidt

Representing Ontario-at-large
Residing in Scarborough, ON
First term ends in June 2027

Monica Tang

Representing British Columbia / Yukon
Residing in Burnaby, BC
Second term ends in June 2027

Vincent Yagayandi

Representing Canada-at-large
Residing in Montreal, QC
First term ends in June 2025

Keira Yoon-Kang

Representing Toronto
Residing in Toronto, ON
Second term ends in June 2027

Wanda Walter

Representing Saskatchewan / Manitoba / Nunavut
Residing in Regina, SK
First term ends in June 2026