Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Lynn is a pharmacist in private practice, providing clinical pharmacy and health education services to individual, corporate, and government clients. She has an eclectic professional background with experience in community and hospital pharmacy, academia and government. Her areas of interest include patient education and chronic disease self-management, seniors’ healthcare, mental health and addictions, and evidence informed decision making. Lynn has served on other boards and believes that volunteers have a tremendous impact on the quality of life in a community.

Alan was in private legal practice for several years before returning to UVic to obtain his Master of Public Administration. Alan then joined the BC Government, where he worked for more than 25 years, primarily in policy and legislation for the Ministry of Health. Alan is a native Victorian, with experience as a member of both community and regulatory boards.

Sandra has more than 25 years’ experience in banking, financial planning and investment management.  In her current role as an Investment Advisor and Financial Planner with RBC Dominion Securities, Sandra works with professionals, business owners, retirees and families to create financial plans to achieve their goals. Sandra has received the Certified Financial Planner (CFP) and Fellow of the Canadian Securities Institute (FSCI) designations.  Sandra is an active community volunteer and is a mentor with the University of Victoria MBA program.

Catherine has more than 25 years’ experience in the emerging use of information technology. In her role as a strategist for IBM, her current research includes “cloud computing” and global workforce shifts, which reflects her passion for creating cultural bridges and diversity in the “changing nature of work.” Catherine is also a Board member of Haven Foundation on Gabriola Island, BC. Catherine chairs the Strategic Transition Committee.

Jeff grew up in Vancouver BC. After graduating from UBC, Jeff embarked on a 13 year career with the BC Government. In 2001 Jeff was elected the MLA for Victoria-Beacon Hill. More recently, Jeff was the Manager of Government and Regulatory Affairs for Shaw in BC. Jeff is currently President of Capital Public Affairs Inc., Vice-Chair of the Royal BC Museum Foundation, sits as a Director of the Former MLA Association of BC, and is Vice-President of the North Quadra Community Association.

Val graduated from the University of Windsor. After working in Greece for 4 years, she returned to Canada and embarked on a more than 25 year career in Critical Care Nursing.
Val has a professional and personal interest in the health, wellbeing and inclusion of  Individuals with Developmental Disabilities. (or "Different Abilities" if more politically correct)
Val believes one person can make a difference and a team can create a miracle.