Aspengrove School is governed by a group of parents, educators and community leaders with a diverse range of backgrounds and experiences. This group, our Board of Governors and special committees, develops educational policy and plans for Aspengrove’s growth.

The group works hard to create an atmosphere at Aspengrove that challenges students’ imaginations and instills a lifelong love of learning. Please contact us if you have any ideas, comments, or questions or if you would like to get involved in a committee.

Contact the Board of Governors

Board of Governors

Chair Drew Digney
Vice Chair Iain McIver
Member Phil Barnsley
Member Clare Carson
Member Anthony Ciammaichella
Member Bruce deLure
Member Mike Harris
Member Maeve O’Byrne
Member Lorena Kohlruss
Ex Officio Jo-Anne Kingstone
Head of School


Dr. Anthony (Tony) Ciammaichella

Dr. Anthony (Tony) Ciammaichella


Tony Ciammaichella was one of the founding members of Aspengrove and has two children at the school: a daughter in Grade 7 and a son in Grade 4. Since the beginning, his vision, passion and experience has seen the school through many challenges and he will continue to use his problem-solving skills and creativity to see it into the next phase of its strategic plan.

Tony is a dentist and involved in his community in numerous ways. He’s been on the Executive and/or a voluntary Board member for the Nanaimo and District Dental Society, the Nanaimo Child Development Centre, the Rotary Club of Lantzville, and Nanaimo Crime Stoppers and has been recognized with his service to the community with two community service awards: the Association of Dental Surgeons of British Columbia Humanitarian Award and the Inaugural Provincial Award. He loves his family, the Boston
Bruins, Ferrari, and the Italian soccer team, but not necessarily in that order.


Committees & Chairs


Campus Development Committee Iain McIver
Finance Committee Bruce deLure
Governance Committee Clare Carson
Advancement Committee Maeve O’Byrne
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