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Petrella begins sixth consecutive term as Chair of Catholic School Board

For immediate release

December 3, 2019 (Brant, Haldimand, Norfolk) – At the 2019 Annual meeting, the Trustees of the Brant Haldimand Norfolk Catholic District School Board (BHNCDSB) acclaimed Rick Petrella, as Chair of the Board and Carol Luciani acclaimed Vice-Chair.

With nearly ten years experience on the BHNCDSB Board of Trustees, Rick Petrella enters his sixth consecutive year as Chair. Holding numerous roles on committees including Audit, Budget and Strategic Planning coupled with his experience in the private sector has provided Chair Petrella a strong foundation on which to build on as he leads the Board into 2020. Chair Petrella plans to continue the Board’s focus on technology and student success in order to prepare students for the jobs of tomorrow. With a strong reputation of fiscal accountability, Chair Petrella has again, pledged to ensure that the Board operates within a balanced budget while it continues to prosper and deliver high-level education.

Vice Chair Carol Luciani has dedicated over 30 years to the Board. Mrs. Luciani joined BHNCDSB in 1988 and held the role of Principal, St. Francis Cabrini at the time of her retirement. She is a second-term trustee and one of two who represent Norfolk County. With a focus on ensuring high-quality education for all students, Vice Chair Luciani will continue to advocate for inclusivity and equity in the classroom.

Many administrators and staff attended the Board elections and Annual meeting which followed a Celebration of the Eucharist presided by The Most Reverend Monsignor Murray Kroetsch, Vicar General and Chancellor, Diocese of Hamilton.

Link to Chair Petrella’s full acceptance address.

Chair, Director, Vice Chair

Photo cutline (left to right): Chair of the Board, Rick Petrella; Director of Education, Mike McDonald; Vice Chair of the Board, Carol Luciani


For more information about this media release: Petrella begins sixth consecutive term as Chair of Catholic School Board, please contact:
Rick Petrella, Chair of the Board  |  |  226-388-1548

For more information about the Brant Haldimand Norfolk Catholic District School Board contact:
Tracey Austin, Manager of Communications and Community Relations, 519-756-6505 Ext. 234, 519-732-5282,