Bronwyn Funiciello has lived in Ottawa, Canada, for the past 35 years. She became blind at the age of 11. As a result she is a strong advocate for persons with disabilities. She has a particular passion for equitable access to public education. She’s been an elected school board trustee since 2003, http://www.ocdsb.ca/Pages/default.aspx, and she also works for the federal government. In addition she’s the proud parent of five children. She’s an avid runner and looks forward to competing in her first half ironman in the summer 2014. She believes that anything is achievable.