Ramona Kaptyn has degrees in Journalism, Education and Political Science, and is a Certified Hotel Administrator. She has extensive experience in management, communications, public relations, sales & marketing, staff training & development, education, and fundraising in both the corporate and not-for-profit sectors. Results-oriented, high-energy, creative, and innovative, she is a recognized manager of projects, events, and people.
Ramona began campaigning for various politicians age the age of 16. She is and has been a director on various boards. Here is a sampling of her present and past experience:
- President, C.A.R.P. White Rock Surrey, and Director on the C.A.R.P. National Board (C.A.R.P. is Canada’s largest non-profit advocacy organization for Canadians as we age, aka Canadian Association for Retired Persons – you do not have to be retired or a certain age to join) 2011-Current.
- Member, Steering Committee, Semiahmoo Seniors Planning Table 2018-Current.
- Director, South Surrey White Rock Chamber of Commerce 2014-2021.
- Member, City of White Rock Seniors Advisory Committee 2020-2021.
- One of 50 Women of Options raising funds for Affordable Housing in Surrey 2021.
- Director, Strata Plan BCS2768 – ‘Park Place’, Surrey 2010-Current.
- Member, Surrey Board of Trade Transportation, Finance/Tax & Women in Business Committees 2021-Current.
- Chair, Seniors Advisory Committee, Seniors on the Move, 2021-Current.
- President, Newcomers Club of White Rock/South Surrey 2010-2012.
- Member, Sources Community Resource Centre Fund Development Committee 2009-2011.
- Vice-President Public Relations, Toastmasters Evening Edition Club 2010-2012.
- Past Director on York Central Hospital Foundation, Richmond Hill, ON.
- Past Member of Rotary Club of White Rock.
- Managed three hotels in the Toronto area from 1982 to 1994.
- Business partner in Ontario providing special needs clothing to residents in retirement & long-term care facilities 1995 -1998.
- Taught Grade 12 in Toronto & Malaysia preparing students for entry into Canadian universities
- Taught Hotel Management & First Aid in Vietnam 2002-2008.
- Was as organizational development advisor in Bangladesh.
- Worked as journalist in Australia, England & Canada.
- Current BC Representative, Sheraton Parkway Hotel Toronto North.