Cape Board

CAPE 2020-2021 Board of Directors

Janine Bide

Board Chair, Parent Representative

Mrs. Bide is the parent of two CAPE students. She was a member of the CAPE School Council until September 2012, a Board member since September 2012, vice-chair from September 2015 and Chair since the spring 2016,. She is on the CAPE Finance and Technology Committees, is CAPE’s representative on the TAAPCS Communication Committee and the Professional Learning Committee.

Janine is a partner in a local concrete foundation company, Western Foundations and is the office manager. She also works on site performing general labour, formwork installation and removal, trucking and operation of heavy equipment. She is also Construction Safety Supervisor with duties that include developing and maintaining a safety program for construction companies.

Dr. John Cherwonogrodzky

Vice Chair, Community Representative

Dr. Cherwonogrodzky is the parent of two past CAPE students and has been a CAPE Board member since September 2015.

"Dr. John" is a retired federal scientist who specialized in countermeasures against terrorist biothreats. He has over 50 journal publications, 10 defence publications, 50 patents, 100 conference presentations, and 2 books to his credit. Special assignments have included UNSCOM, BWTC, and United Nations University. Although retired, he still keeps busy teaching courses to graduate students and presenting at conferences. He is also working on his 3rd book.

Ryan Papove

Community Representative

Ryan moved to Medicine Hat in 2013 to be closer to family and currently has one niece and one nephew attending CAPE. He graduated from Edwards School of Business at the U of S with a Degree in Business Management. Ryan has over 15 years of experience in IT Systems Engineering across Healthcare, Education, Government, and Petrochemicals.

Trampas Brown

Parent Representative

Trampas Brown has two students who will be new to CAPE in the upcoming school year and is hopeful in his pursuit of a positon on the board.

Trampas is the Superintendent of Operations & Programming for the City of Medicine Hat and oversees the events and entrainment at several venues such as the Esplanade and Canalta Centre. With over 20 years history in the touring and production side of the entertainment industry, Trampas has now settled down in the home of the World’s Largest Tepee.

Between involvement with his children’s activities and side gigs to keep his technical skills sharp, he still manages to find time off in the year to enjoy the great outdoors!

Sarah Chaudhary

Parent Representative

Sarah Elizabeth Chaudhary has one child attending CAPE.

Sarah is an American who immigrated to Canada in 2005 and settled in Medicine Hat. Sarah obtained her undergraduate degree at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and her law degree at Vanderbilt University Law School in Nashville, Tennessee. She was called to the Alberta Bar in 2008 and practiced general law at Sihvon, Carter, Fisher and Berger LLP until 2010, when she started her own criminal law practice. In 2011, she became the Medicine Hat Standing Agent for the Director of Public Prosecutions. In that role she prosecuted drug offences until 2016.

Ajay Mysore Narasimba 

Parent Representative

Mr. Narasimha is new to the CAPE Board.

He moved to Medicine Hat in 2015, after his wife promised him that Medicine Hat was the best area to raise their kids and send them to school. Mr. Mysore has two “active boys”, the older one attends CAPE school and the youngest who recently turned 2 years is getting ready for CAPE.

Mr. Mysore currently works as a Board certified Speech Language Pathologist for the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital. He has been working in the healthcare industry for more than 10 years. He completed his Master’s degree in Rehabilitation Sciences specializing in Speech Language Pathology from University of Western Ontario and graduated Magna cum laude. He has an MBA from Haskayne School of Business, Calgary and was awarded the Alberta Government Scholarship for academic excellence. Ajay has had extensive volunteering experience with organizations such as Parkinson’s Society, ALS Society of Alberta and currently is a board member and a strategic advisor for “The Venturers Society”- a charitable non-profit society and a designated Community Access and Employment Preparation program for adults with developmental disabilities operating in Calgary and Medicine Hat.

Jayson O'Dell

Parent Representative

Mr. O’Dell is the parent of two CAPE students. He is new to the Board in 2019.

Jayson is employed at Raymond James as a Financial Advisor and life insurance agent.

Amanda Sears

Parent Representative

Amanda Sears is the Executive Director of the Be YOUth centre. She has been a proud CAPE parent for 7 years. She has two children at the school. In her time at CAPE she has been involved in projects like Chair of the School Council, fundraising, hot lunch, Scholastic books, science fair, and the construction and move of the playground. She loves the philosophy and values at CAPE and looks forward to working on the team to keep the school a great place to grow!

Beata Czapla

School Council Representative, Parent Representative

Beata recently moved to Medicine Hat with her daughter from New Brunswick. Beata has a daughter at CAPE. 

Beata works in Suffield, in the Health Services branch of the Canadian Military. She has a science and medical background. She is currently finishing her Master's degree in Applied Health Research Services. She has worked on projects with autism, disability policy and service delivery and has volunteered with the Woman's Shelter, Homeless society and Mental Health Services.

In the last year, she has become interested in various tools for second language acquisition for herself and her daughter like Total Physical Response (TPR) and ESL.

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