Board of Directors

As a non-profit corporation and registered charity, London Waldorf School has a Board of Directors.

The Board of Directors is responsible for the short and long-term strategic advancement of the mission and values of our school.

The Board of Directors is responsible for the effective governance of the school and works strategically to foster its legal and
financial health. The role of the Board extends to creating an environment conducive to recruiting and retaining a strong
faculty complement to serve the children in their care. Because Waldorf schools have a strong social mission, the Board also
works to identify ways of growing the school such that a Waldorf education is accessible to all those who value it. The
Board’s role is to be the bridge between the aspirational and the practical in support of the school’s mission.

Board of Directors

Anna Bowness

Member, Board of Directors
Anna Bowness has been a Waldorf parent since 2012. She is a lawyer for a major trade union. Anna has been a member of the board since 2018 and is honoured to serve the school in this capacity.

Arielle Guterman

Member, Board of Directors
Arielle has been a parent at the school since 2021, when she and her husband moved to London with their two children. Currently, Arielle works in Business Operations in Tech. Previously she worked in Management Consulting guiding large financial institutions on strategic initiatives, aiming and goal setting. Arielle holds a M.A. in International Economics and Finance from Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies and a B.A in Economics from Vassar College. She is honoured to serve the school as a member of the Board.

Charles Lewis

Member, Board of Directors
Charles has been a father at London Waldorf School since 2016. Alongside his wife Stephanie, they have a daughter attending the school. Charles is a former Professional Engineer who has consulted on large public and private construction projects throughout southern Ontario. After living and working in Aberdeen, Scotland, Charles returned to Ontario to start anew. He went back to school and studied to become a landscape designer and is currently running his own boutique landscape design business. Charles is pursuing his Masters of Adult Education part-time at the University of New Brunswick.

David Billson

Vice-Chair, Board of Directors
David is a parent to eight children. In his spare time. David is a serial entrepreneur in London. He believes in the power of using business as a force for good, owning one of London's Certified B Corporations. He has served on several non profit and charitable boards, most recently as the Board Chair of Pillar Nonprofit Network. He hopes to bring his experience with children, nonprofits, and business to aid in building the success of London Waldorf School.

Dean Nelson

Member, Board of Directors
Dean brings to his role on the London Waldorf School Board of Directors a wealth of experiences as a school parent and volunteer. He has been a part of the parent community since 2011, when his first of three children joined the Parent & Child program. Currently, he has two children enrolled in the Grade School, and his eldest is a recent LWS graduate. He has been an engaged student of Anthroposophy by taking many of the courses offered by Connie White and Carol Lewis and has served as a member of the ATP Committee since 2017, assuming the role of Committee Chair for the past five years. Dean brings with him a decade of pedagogical acuity as a post-secondary music educator and 20 years of professional experience in the music industry.

Eric Janssen

Member, Board of Directors
Eric Janssen, a faculty member at Ivey Business School, Western University, specializes in entrepreneurship and sales. His academic career follows a successful tenure in entrepreneurship, where he played a pivotal role in the growth of several technology companies. In 2022, Eric took a sabbatical for a year-long international journey with his family. During this time, they immersed themselves in various cultures and educational systems, living in countries such as Portugal, Morocco, the United States, Japan, Thailand, Indonesia, Egypt, the UAE, and Greece. This experience enriched their global perspective and family bond, deepening their understanding of diverse cultures and education. Returning in 2023 with a renewed vision, Eric's focus shifted towards enhancing the accessibility and relevance of education. His blend of professional expertise and personal experiences aligns seamlessly with the values of the London Waldorf School. As a parent of three children currently attending the school, Eric's connection to the community is deeply personal, fueling his dedication to the school's continued growth and success.
Imke Jorgensen

Imke Jorgensen

Member, Ex-Officio, Board of Directors
After studying Anthropology, Education, and Comparative Religion at Johann Wolfgang Goethe University (Germany), Imke worked with Vietnamese refugees for five years before moving to Canada. In 2001, she joined London Waldorf School, where she initially taught Gardening and German and helped to turn three tennis courts into a naturalized playground and a school garden. She is about to graduate her second class and is currently the Faculty Chairperson.

Kathleen Schreurs

Chair, Board of Directors
Kathleen Schreurs is an alumna of LWS. She has been a Board member since 2015 and a parent at the school since 2013. Kathleen works in the field of management consulting, strategic planning, and evaluation. She works mostly with non-profits and community services, helping to strengthen organizations, communities and systems to better serve their people. This work is supported by her educational background which includes a BA in Professional Writing from York University, a Masters of Information Studies from the University of Toronto, and a PhD in Library and Information Science from Western University. Kathleen is honoured to serve the school as a member of the Board of Trustees.

Kristen Wise

Member, Ex-Officio, Board of Directors
Kristen holds a B.A. with minors in Psychology, and Education, and a Certificate in Liberal Arts, from SFU; and an ECE Diploma with honours, from Loyalist College. After several years teaching in preschools, she taught in the Grades at Mulberry Waldorf School, Kingston. Kristen went on to complete the program of Foundation Studies in Anthroposophy, then earned her Waldorf Teacher Education Certificate, at Rudolf Steiner College Canada. When her children started at LWS she became an active member of fair committees, then PA Co-Chair. Kristen is a former Board member and was Volunteer Coordinator for the London Down Syndrome Association. She resumed her studies in 2021, and has completed a number of certificate programs in Business, and Leadership, through Western Continuing Studies. At LWS since 2019.

Sumeet Khullar

Treasurer, Board of Directors
Sumeet has been at the school since 2016. He and his wife Lisa have two children at the school. Sumeet is a Chartered Professional Accountant and is a lecturer at Western University and Fanshawe College. Prior to teaching, Sumeet had progressive management experiences in various finance and accounting roles for both large and small corporations, including audit, internal controls, financial reporting, and budgeting functions. His experiences are varied in both the public and private sectors. Sumeet was the Manager of Finance at London Waldorf School for three years. Sumeet currently serves as Treasurer on the Board.