Chief Executive Officer, Board Chair & Founder
Eileen comes to us with over 25 years experience in both the childcare and aviation industries. Eileen began her career in aviation in 1987 with Wardair and rose through the ranks to Senior, Regional Manager at Westjet and then Executive Vice President, Business Development at Navstar Aviation. As a member of the senior management team in one of the top Canadian Commercial Airlines, Eileen was responsible for the performance management and operations in Canada, Eastern USA & Caribbean with a team of more than 1200 staff and a budget of more than $52m.
Eileen has been a volunteer board member in a Senior Management Capacity on several non-profit childcare boards over the past 25+ years. She actively participated in partnership with the Ontario Childcare Sector to support and change the new legislation which modernizes and strengthens Ontario’s child care system in order to better support parents and give children the best possible start in life. Building on these new regulatory changes in the Childcare Early Years Act (CCYEA), continues to refine and improve the regulatory framework to maintain momentum of positive change and continue to support the health, safety and well-being of all children in Ontario.
Eileen earned her degree in Tourism, Technical Trade and Geography in 1980 and since that time she has offered professional business experience in both financial and operational management strategies with a 25+ plus year record of achievements and demonstrated success while being the Co-founder of The Chestnut Tree Preschool.