Luisa Perini Parkes was born and raised in Chatham- Kent. Active from a young age in her Parish of St. Agnes, she participated in Youth Ministry, Choir and led Children’s Liturgy.
Luisa attended the University of Waterloo and received a Bachelor’s of Sociology. Post grad, she attended MIB - The Trieste School of Management, where she graduated with Top Honours as Valedictorian. She remained and worked in Italy until 2004 when she returned to Ontario for a career in the energy field. Completing night courses, Luisa obtained her Diploma of Human Resources - with distinction - from Sheridan College. Luisa retired from the energy world in 2016 to focus on her family and parenting duties.
Luisa is married to Mike and together they have two children, Grace & William. She is also a Bonus-Mom to Gavin. She is an active volunteer for the HWCDSB, serving as Chair of the Board’s Catholic Parent Involvement Committee, and has also served as both Chair and Parish Rep for St. Thomas the Apostle CES CSC.
Luisa is pleased to be part of this wonderful community and feels grateful to be answering God‘s call to further enrich the lives of her children, and also help strengthen the community partnership of ’home-parish-school’.