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Charity Gerbrandt appointed to College Board
Okanagan College Media Release

Charity Gerbrandt Oct 2013Okanagan College’s Board of Governors will benefit from the experience and enthusiasm of its newest member, Charity Gerbrandt, Principal Creative Lead at the Disney Interactive studio in Kelowna.

Gerbrandt was appointed to the College Board by the Province on July 31 to serve a one-year term. Gerbrandt brings a wide array of expertise to the College Board. She has worked as a creative leader in the gaming industry for seven years and before that she worked in healthcare, facilitating activity programs for seniors. Currently, she works with cross-disciplinary teams across three studio locations around the globe within Disney Interactive to create online and mobile games for children.

She has a Diploma in Recreation and Leisure Services Management with a Major in Special Events from the College of the Rockies and a Certificate in Theatre Foundations from Rosebud School of the Arts.

“Charity’s experience within a dynamic industry will be an asset to our board,” said Tom Styffe, Chair of the Board. “She brings a unique and fresh perspective to our group and I know her input and insight will be valued by all of our members.”

Charity replaces retiring board member Lance Kayfish, who served on the Board as a member from 2007-10 and then as Chair of the Board from 2010-13.