The board of the Strive Learning Centre is composed of three directors and an executive director. Two have children nearing adulthood who have Cerebral Palsy and bring a keen understanding of the complex needs of this under serviced group. Both have been involved in Conductive Education since pre-school ages and they are passionate about availing to others the opportunities that were difficult for them to obtain for their own children. Our third director brings the experience of motherhood, business and the driving desire to improve the lives of children while making a difference in her community.
Our board provides governance, sets policy and oversees the operation of the Strive Learning Centre. Our programs are designed and managed by the Executive Director and Head Conductor.
Why Strive Was Created
Lorraine Spina-Toronto, Ontario
Lorraine is a school teacher within the Toronto District School Board as well as the mother of three children, one of which has Cerebral Palsy. Lorraine and her daughter Luciana have been involved with Conductive Education for the past 11years. Lorraine has been very active in the promotion of inclusiveness for those with disabilities in the Toronto area.
Tamara Mitchell-Lawrencetown, Nova Scotia
Tamara is a former Registered Nurse who now stays home as a full time mom of two children one of which has Cerebral Palsy. She has had former experience sitting as a board member with a group working in conjunction with Easter Seals to promote sports and physical activity for youth with physical disabilities. Tamara and her son, Zachary have been very active with Conductive Education for the last 15 years.
Katrina Trozzo-Barrie, Ontario
As a Barrie real estate agent and mother of two children, Katrina brings a diversity of experience to the board of Strive. Her business background and connections in Barrie, will facilitate Strive in expanding its, profile in the community. Katrina became a member of Strive because of her desire to contribute to an organization that is making a difference.
Tunde Orovecz-Founder/Executive Director/Head Conductor
Tunde Orovecz possesses a degree in Conductive Education from the Peto Institute in Budapest, Hungary, where she also received a degree in primary education. As part of this 4 year training the Conductor works exclusively with children with CP and has developed an impressive level of skill. Tunde has been a Conductor for over 21 years, 14 years of these in Canada where she has been employed as the Head Conductor of a private therapy centre and has vast experience in successful program development. She comes to Strive Learning Centre with glowing recommendations after helping countless children and is renowned in her field. Tunde is committed to the cause of improving the outcomes of the lives of children with CP in Canada, regardless of their financial background. It was this vision that led to the establishment of Strive Learning Centre for Children as a charitable organization. At Strive Learning Centre, Tunde will lead the team that will provide high quality integrated educational therapy services through the practice of Conductive Education.