Board of Directors

The current members of the Board of Directors, approved at the Annual General Meeting in September of 2015, are:

Ivana Foest – Chair

Ivana Foest is the Manager of Project Development for PLASP Child Care Services, a large, not-for-profit organization. Ivana brings with her many years of Marketing and Communications, Event Planning and Project Management experience.  Ivana also volunteers her talents with the MS Walk – Etobicoke.

Ivana loves to spend time with her two young teenagers.  Ivana continues to look for tools and support to help develop them mentally, physically, socially and emotionally into confident, capable, young adults.

Kassem Zabian, CPA, CA – Treasurer

Biography coming soon.

Kendra Hunter

Biography coming soon.


Dilip Patel

Biography coming soon.


Nancy Bugbee, CPA, CA 

Nancy has been a volunteer Board Member for the Parent Education Network since 2008, serving in the capacity of Member at Large, Chair and Treasurer at various times.

Growing up in Etobicoke, she attended Scarlett Heights Collegiate Institute and then studied mathematics with an accountancy/information systems option at the University of Waterloo in a cooperative program.  After graduating in 1992 with an Honours Bachelor of Mathematics, she worked in public accountancy and obtained her Chartered Accountant designation in 1994.

Since 1995, Nancy has worked as Controller of several mid-size privately held corporations and has extensive experience in managing all aspects of the administration, accounting and finance functions in an organization.

Micah Pena

Micah graduated with a Specialized Honours in Accounting from York University in 2008 and later went on to pursue her designation as a Certified Management Accountant.  She has over 5 years of working experience and mentoring youth in the areas of personal finance and entrepreneurship and has been on the Board of P.E.N. since the Fall of 2014.

Marina Papic

Marina is a Registered Early Childhood Educator and Family Literacy Facilitator. She develops programs and activities for children, as well as providing training and resources to parents and childcare providers on topics ranging from positive parenting to speech development and special needs programs. Marina’s workshops provide practical approaches to parenting challenges that strengthen family relationships and help raise children who are responsible, respectful, and resourceful. And she can respond to your posts in English, Serbian, and Croatian! She has been on the Board of P.E.N. since the Fall of 2014.

Liz Berholz

Liz B. Parenting is a rich resource for parents. Liz facilitates private prenatal classes and provides parenting & life coaching to individuals and families in all stages of growth. She creates and facilitates workshops, writes articles & co-creates positive discipline strategies with parents, based on the seminal work of psychologist and medical doctor Alfred Adler. Liz helps families move toward an approach of effective, respectful & cooperative “Democratic Parenting”. Liz has been on the P.E.N. Board since 2013.

Lori Mignone

Bio coming soon.

Katy Anderson- Advisor

Katy Anderson is a former high school business teacher who taught in Peel and Etobicoke for 34 years. She has been associated with the Parent Education Network since 1976, first as a parent participant to learn a little more about parenting her two children, and then as a Board member and facilitator of courses and workshops. At present, she serves on their Board of Directors, heads the Funding/Fundraising Committee, and facilitates workshops.

As a retired teacher, Katy volunteers her time with the Parent Education Network and the Ontario Rock Garden & Hardy Plant Society. She has also received a community service award from the Retired Teachers of Ontario, and a Community Recognition Award in 2009 from Donna Cansfield, MPP, Etobicoke Centre, for her volunteer work with the Parent Education Network.