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Since 1965, he has worked continuously in the private sector.
In 1977, he formed Atlantic Leasing Limited to redevelop the Murray Premises, a collection of historic mercantile buildings in downtown St. John’s. The project received the Governor General of Canada Heritage Conservation Award. Atlantic Leasing Company continues as a residential apartment owner and land development company in St. John’s.
In 1980, Mr. Ryan became a founding shareholder, director and President of Cabot Development Corporation Limited. This company developed the Cabot Place project in downtown St. John’s which includes the Delta Hotel.
Mr. Ryan served on the Board of Directors of Canadian National Railway Company and, in 1994, was appointed chairman of the C.N. audit committee.
He served as a member of the first Board of Management of the Waterford Hospital, serving for a period of nine years.
Mr. Ryan is currently President of Atlantic Leasing Limited and Torbay Estates Limited. He is also a Director of Paradise Development Corporation and Bristol Development Corporation.
She is currently employed with CIBC Mortages as a mortgage advisor in Marystown. Prior to this, Ms. Cribb was with the Department of Innovation, Trade and Rural Development and CitiFinancial in Marystown.
Ms. Cribb has spent many years as a volunteer with the Children’s Wish Foundation, the Janeway Children’s Hospital fundraisers, as a team member of Relay for Life, the Burin Peninsula Health Care Golf Tournament and is currently Chair of the Board of the CBDC Board of Directors.
He is a native of Gull Island, NL and a graduate of the College of Trades and Technology in St. John’s, NL. He is a certified automotive mechanic and was self-employed for many years. Mr. McCann was also employed with Syncrude Canada Ltd. as a heavy duty crane mechanic and crane crew supervisor.
Mr. McCann has formerly volunteered with Some Other Solutions (S.O.S.), Rotary Bus and Big Brothers.
Sister O’Dea has served as Archdiocesan Director of Liturgy in the Archdiocese of St. John's, Associate Director of Continuing Education at Regis College in Toronto and Associate Director of The North American Forum on the Catechumenate.
Sister O’Dea also became Director of Liturgy and Lecturer at All Hallows College, Dublin, Ireland, during which time she served on the Dublin Diocesan Liturgical Commission and was a member of the Anglo-Irish Oblate Planning Council.
Currently, Sister O’Dea is on the Boards of Gathering Place and of the Mercy Centre for Ecology and Justice. She is also a member of the Community Sector Council Working Group and a board member of Turnings.