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Board Members

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City Council makes citizen appointments to agencies, boards and commissions, including Toronto Public Library Board. For details, see Citizen appointments to City of Toronto agencies, boards and commissions on the City of Toronto website.

Board Member Biographies

Councillor Paul Ainslie

Paul Ainslie Biography

Councillor Sarah Doucette

Sarah Doucette Biography

Councillor Mary Fragedakis

Mary Fragedakis Biography

Ms. Sue Graham-Nutter

Sue Graham-Nutter has 25 years of professional experience in the private and public sectors, particularly in marketing, sponsorship, and public affairs. She has an Honours BA in Public Administration from the University of Toronto and a diploma in fundraising from Humber College. Sue has extensive board experience and currently serves as the Chair of the Campus Affairs Committee at the University of Toronto Scarborough Campus (UTSC). Sue's interest in joining the Toronto Public Library Board stems from her advocacy as a student in helping to establish the Bladen Library at the UTSC.

Councillor Jim Hart

Jim Hart Biography

Ms. Dianne LeBreton

Dianne LeBreton is a facilitator and communications advisor who guides organizational leaders and their stakeholders from challenges to productive changes. Since founding her own business in 1997, she has worked with a range of private, non-profit, and public sector clients. Dianne volunteers with two youth organizations, a sporting club's governance committee, and a women's organization. Born, raised, and now living in the east end, Dianne is a proud Toronto Public Library user.

Mr. Strahan McCarten

Strahan McCarten has over 15 years of experience in IT and strategy consulting. He is currently the Vice President of Product Development and Marketing at Scalar Decisions, a national IT integrator, and previously worked at Bell Canada and Mercer Consulting, a global strategy consulting firm. Strahan is a recognized cloud and cyber security expert who frequently writes and speaks on trends in the industry. He has a BBA from Wilfrid Laurier University and an MBA from the Rotman School of Management.

Mr. Ross Parry

Ross Parry is serving his second term on the Toronto Public Library Board and has worked to improve access to libraries through additional operating hours and branch expansions. Ross is also a TPL appointee to the Federation of Ontario Public Libraries Board of Directors. During his first term, he also served on the Toronto Public Library Foundation Board of Directors. He is an Executive Officer with the Toronto District School Board, former Vice President and Principal of Enterprise Canada Consultants, and has held senior roles in the Ontario government’s Ministry of Infrastructure. He is a graduate of the American School in London, England and the University of Guelph, where he served two terms as the university's alumni president.

Ms. Archana Shah

Archana Shah is currently serving as the TPL Board Liaison to Youth. She is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CA) and has more than 7 years of experience working for Ernst & Young LLP and the University of Toronto. Archana is passionate about the importance of literacy and reading, and has been published in the Toronto Public Library's Young Voices. She has worked with clients in both the publishing and not-for-profit sectors. Archana has a long history of community service. She has volunteered with organizations including The Children's Book Bank, The Scarborough Hospital, Ontario Science Centre, community income tax clinics and the United Way of Greater Toronto. Archana completed her Honours BBA from the Schulich School of Business at York University.

Ms. Eva Svec

Eva Svec currently works as a publishing consultant specializing in permissions editorial and photo research. She worked in the book publishing industry for over 15 years at Key Porter Books and Kids Can Press. Eva has an Honours degree in English from Western University and completed Centennial College's book and magazine publishing program. She has served as a member of the Association of Canadian Publishers' Export Committee, as Treasurer of International Book on Books for Young People Canada, and as Co-Chair of the Pat Schulz Child Care Centre's Board of Directors.