Alan Cherwinski

Alan joined the PELC Board of Directors in March 2018 and serves as Board Secretary. He is the Executive Director of AlphaPlus, Ontario’s only organization focused on helping adult literacy education professionals incorporate digital technology. Alan has worked for close to 30 years with organizations providing Ontario-wide capacity-building services and support to all Literacy and Basic Skills training delivery sites. These organizations (George Brown, Alpha Ontario and AlphaPlus), mandated to support every cultural and language stream and delivery sector of the LBS program, have focused on knowledge mobilization and the integration of digital technology into adult education. Since 2015, Alan has been transforming AlphaPlus’ services to implement technology change that goes beyond hardware and software to address broader and interdependent organizational development issues. He brings a wealth of experience and knowledge of adult literacy to the Board, as well as extensive skills in the areas of digital technology, governance and personnel management. He splits his time between Picton and Waupoos Island.