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Meet our team

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The Office Crew

Laura Burris - Executive Director

Laura Burris began working for Central Valley Adult Learning Association Inc. in 2021. As the Executive Director, she works closely with its members and stakeholders to achieve strategic goals. Laura has over eight years of experience working in the not-for-profit sector, and community programs. 


Laura earned her Bachelor of Arts degree at Mount Saint Vincent University and is currently completing a Human Resource Management Certificate at Fleming College.

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Emily Morrissey - Operational Manager

Emily's main motivation is giving back to her community. She believes that working at CVALA is more than just a job - as it is actively helping others achieve their goals.

Emily graduated from NBCC with a diploma in Business Administration and is currently completing a Human Resource Management Certificate at Fleming College.. During her schooling, she interned at local community center and she fell in love with Not-for-Profit organizations and decided to use her skills towards supporting other organizations that share her values and beliefs.

Our Teachers

The Board of Directors

CVALA is very fortunate to have such caring and talented volunteers that have so much passion for what they do. Through sharing their time and talents they help our organization grow and become something to be sought after. Our volunteers create a difference in our teachers’ and learners’ lives, and with them we create positive changes for our community. 

The board of directors 2024

Pictured Above (Left to right):

Top - Malcolm Stewart, Ellen Anne Bubar, Brenda Moore, Susan Cloutier, Diana Pike, Bob Stranach, Emily Morrissey

Bottom - Cheryl Whitney, Laura Burris, Rose Stewart


Board of Directors Members 2024

Cheryl Whitney


Susan Cloutier

Vice President

Melissa Mersereau

Communication Director

Rose Stewart

Human Resources

Malcolm Campbell


Brenda Moore

Teacher Liason

Diana Pike


Ellen-Anne Bubar


Kayla Lewey


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