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 Cobalt, 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 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. In June of 2022 Ray was selected to be the Grand Knight for the St Alexander Council# 11219. Ray enjoys the arts in the community, is a season ticket holder for the Sudbury Wolves, and is into 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 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. Nancy is currently a manager at Freelandt Caldwell Reilly LLP. She has previously assisted as the treasurer and executive board member of Nickel City Aquatics and served on the Ward 8 Community Action Network. Nancy was previously a Eucharistic Minister and committed volunteer for St. Andrew’s Church. She was amongst the first cohort of trustees to complete the University Certificate Course for Catholic Trustees.
Zone 5 Schools
About Stefano Presenza
Stefano Presenza has most of his years in New Sudbury where he has trained as a certified Paramedic. He also holds a double-major in Psychology and Italian Culture from Laurentian University and has a background in E-Commerce. For the past twenty years, he has worked as a healthcare sales representative, which has allowed him the opportunity to travel all over Northern Ontario.
Outside of his work in healthcare, Stefano is known as Sudbury’s premiere magician and has performed his magic throughout the Province! In his years as a student at Laurentian University, he served as the Assistant Editor of the student newspaper, Lambda. He has a rich history with volunteering within the community of Greater Sudbury and has worked with the Italian Club, Black Dog Productions, Theatre Cambrian, and the Sudbury Canoe Club. He has also helped to raise money to various organizations through his performances as a magician.
Stefano has a passion for academics and Catholic education as a whole; he is a graduate of St. Raphael School and has several relatives and friends who attend schools throughout the Sudbury Catholic District School Board.
Zone 4 Schools
About Shirley McKnight
Born in Sudbury, Shirley McKnight has been engaged in Education for 45 years. Shirley obtained her Bachelor of Education from Queen’s University and returned home to teach at the Sudbury Catholic School Board. Shirley thoroughly enjoyed her 18 years as a classroom teacher and 12 years as a Vice-Principal and Principal.
Shirley retired in 2007 and soon after was presented with the opportunity to become a Sessional instructor in the Faculty of Education, at Laurentian University. For the past 14 years, she has been instructing Teacher Candidates, as they prepare to enter the field of Education. Shirley has also been a Faculty Advisor and a mentor for the teacher candidates during their teaching placements, providing them with feedback to improve their practice. .
Shirley has been married for 46 years and has 2 sons. She enjoys spending time with her sons and their wives but most of all she treasures her time with her granddaughter.
She was raised in the Catholic Faith. In her spare time, Shirley enjoys spending time at her cottage with family and friends, reading and Pilates.