About Michael Bellmore
Born in Sudbury, Michael Bellmore is a proud alumnus of Sudbury Catholic Schools (Immaculate Conception and St. Charles College). He was elected to the Board of Trustees in 2010, however he was elected to the former Sudbury District Roman Catholic Separate School Board in 1994 as one of the youngest ever elected, and served until 1997. A longtime and passionate advocate for education he also served as a member of the Cambrian College Board of Governors and as a student leader at the local and provincial levels. He is a graduate of the Public Relations program of the College and works at Silver Cross Sudbury. He also specializes in accessible vehicle modifications. He holds the designation of Certified Professional Consultant on Aging (CPCA). For the past 19 years he has been seen every Saturday evening on long running local CTV programming Super Big Money TV Bingo as the host and caller. Committed to building a Greater Sudbury he has served on numerous boards and organizations and is currently the Chair of the Greater Sudbury Public Library Board, Co-Chair of the Junction Development City of Greater Sudbury and Director of the Sudbury Credit Union. Committed to Catholic education especially for the unique complexities of Northern boards, Michael is also a strong advocate for Catholic education and is proud to serve as a director with the Ontario Catholic Schools Trustee Association (OCSTA) for Northern Ontario. Michael is happily married to his wife Kimberley. Son Miles and daughter Grace attend Sudbury Catholic Schools. They are proud to call Christ the King their parish and in their down time they enjoy camping, travelling and hanging out as a family!
Zone 3 Schools
About Ray Desjardins
Ray Desjardins was raised in Colbalt, Ontario and married his wife Cathy in 1975. With a B.A. in Geography from Laurentian University and a M.A. (Educational Administration) from Central Michigan University, Ray, who is bilingual, started his teaching career at St. Mary Catholic Elementary School. He continued on as Vice-Principal at St. Charles and St. Anne Catholic Elementary Schools, and then was Principal of Our Lady of Fatima, St. Stephen, St. Luke, St. James, St. Theresa and St. Francis Catholic Elementary Schools. Ray has served provincially as a board member, executive member and President of the Catholic Principal Council of Ontario, as well as having served on the national Board of Directors of the Canadian Association of Principals. Ray was first elected to the Sudbury Catholic District School Board of Trustees in 2010. Active in the community, Ray has served many years on the Parish Council of St. Alexander Parish as well being an active L'Arche Sudbury volunteer and former board member. Ray enjoys the arts in the community and schools, is a season ticket holder for the Sudbury Wolves, and enjoys technology and new challenges in his life.
Zone 2 Schools
About Jody Cameron
Jody Cameron has been a Trustee with the Sudbury Catholic District School Board since 2000. Jody has held the position of Vice-chair and Chair of the Board for several terms.
Since 1999 Jody has enjoyed a career working for the City of Greater Sudbury's Economic Development Department where he manages the Web / Marketing section.
Jody holds an MBA (Master of Business Administration) in Executive Management, a Masters Certificate in Municipal Management, and his Ec.D (Community Economic Development) designation from the University of Waterloo. Jody is married to his high school sweetheart Victoria, has two children - Brianna and Kieran, and in his spare time enjoys playing sports, walking their two dogs, and travelling.
Zone 6 Schools
About Alex Cimino
Born and raised in Sudbury Ontario, Alex is a graduate of St. Benedict Catholic Secondary School who is studying Sports Administration at Laurentian University. He represented the students of Sudbury Catholic as the Student Trustee in 2017-18, and was very involved in his school community. Alex was a member of St. Benedict’s Student Administrative Council for six years, and was President in his last year. Provincially, Alex represented Nickel Belt in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario in 2016 as part of the annual Model Parliament Program. This was held at Queen’s Park and gave students the opportunity to debate in the legislature as well as network with many of the politicians. Adding on to that, Alex was chosen to be a part of the Minister’s Student Advisory Council (MSAC) to sit down with former Minister of Education Mitzie Hunter to discuss curriculum changes. Alex is an avid sports fan, and has been involved in the Sudbury sports community. He commentated the Ontario Hockey Federation’s Midget AAA Championship Tournament and High School Soccer with Eastlink. Alex was also a part of Hockey Canada’s “Dreams Come True” program that gave players who cannot afford their own equipment a chance to be fitted into brand-new hockey gear for the upcoming season. He has been highly involved in his Italian culture volunteering at the Caruso Club as well as the Incontri Italian Club at Laurentian University. Alex loves meeting new people, and is ecstatic for the journey ahead!
Zone 5 Schools
About Nancy Deni
Nancy Deni is a graduate of Laurentian University with an Honours Bachelor of Commerce (1994) degree. Upon graduation, Nancy spent several years in the investment industry in Toronto and Sudbury having worked for BMO Nesbitt Burns and Goodman & Company. Throughout her investment career she continued to upgrade her education and attained her Canadian Investment Manager designation. In 2004 Nancy gave up her career to focus on raising her three children. She is currently the treasurer and executive board member of her children’s swim club, Nickel City Aquatics and is a member of the Ward 8 Community Action Network. Nancy is also a Eucharistic Minister and committed volunteer for St. Andrew’s Church. Recently, Nancy was amongst the first cohort of trustees to complete the University Certificate Course for Catholic Trustees. She is working towards obtaining her CPA designation and works full time for Freelandt Caldwell Reilly. Nancy and Robert, her husband of 18 years, have three school-aged children.
Zone 4 Schools
About Estelle Scappatura
Estelle Scappatura was born in North Bay, Ontario and was first elected as a Sudbury Catholic District School Board Trustee in October 2006. Estelle graduated from North Bay Teachers College in 1960 with a B.A. (Cum Laude) in Philosophy, Psychology and Native Studies, and has her specialists in guidance and special education. She has continued her post-graduation studies in 2017 at Laurentian University. Estelle was mandated as a Diocesan Order of Women in 1978. Married with three daughters and four grandchildren, Estelle taught elementary and secondary school in North Bay, Toronto, Sudbury, Winnipeg and Saskatoon. An avid volunteer over the years, Estelle worked with the Girl Guides, did sacramental preparation, taught adult pre-marriage courses, was a youth coordinator for the Regional Pastoral Council, Altar Server Coordinator and was an auditor for the marriage tribunal. Also, Estelle is very involved in her parish as well as the CWL. Her interests include church and education functions, musical theatre, Shakespearean production, church ministry and family activities.