RDS Board of Directors

Carole McAfee, Board Chair
Carole McAfee has been with RDS since its inception in 1995, first as a parent and since 2009 as a member of the Board of Directors.  Carole’s daughter Mary was in the first class at RDS and her son Mitchell attended the school from JK through to Grade 8.  Carole is a graduate of Victoria College at UofT and went on to do her law degree at Osgoode Hall Law School.  She practices transportation and employment law with Wilson Vukelich LLP.

Alana Bell
During her 17 years as an educator, Alana has worked with students at all levels from elementary to university. Since 2003, she has held various roles at The Linden School including Senior English teacher, Head of Pedagogy, and Co-Principal. Alana is a graduate of Trent University and the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, where she completed her Ph.D. in English with a focus in life writing and writing pedagogy. She currently works as a writing coach, tutor, and freelance editor.

Leverett Binks-Collier, RDS Alumnus, Grad Class of 2007
Leverett Binks-Collier graduated from Queen’s University, obtaining a degree in Mathematics and Engineering in 2015. He currently works at UPS in the industrial engineering group. Lev joined the Board of Directors in 2017 as the first alumni representative.

Debbie Champion, Treasurer
Debbie Champion is a senior finance professional with over twenty years’ experience in accounting and finance. Debbie has worked at Canadian Tire Corporation, Limited for over seventeen years and holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from St. Frances Xavier University in Nova Scotia and a CA, CPA designation.  Debbie brings with her extensive experience in financial risk management and governance, certification and compliance, treasury operations, bank relations, and financial and regulatory reporting.

Barbara Kochman
Barbara Kochman has been a parent with RDS since 2012, when her son started in JK. She is a graduate of York University, and went on to complete her graduate studies at Laurentian University. Barbara brings with her more than 15 years of sales, marketing and operations experience in professional services organizations in the Financial Services, Information Technology and Human Resources industries.

Minard Tapawan
Minard Tapawan is an Infrastructure Administrator whose career spans over 15 years in both profit and non-profit sectors. Holding industry standard designations from Microsoft, VMware, EMC and Cisco, his core responsibilities include network security and IT infrastructure availability. He is also a Tennis Canada Certified Professional and the Head Teaching Professional at two GTA tennis clubs.  During his time away from work, Minard enjoys spending time with his family and volunteering for a number of worthy causes including organizing tennis-related events for charitable organizations. As an RDS parent to Chyra (Grade 7) and Skylar (Grade 3) since 2009, he has been an avid Art Show Volunteer and has been a Class Parent on two occasions.

Sandy Ward