Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Barbara is a Chartered Accountant and Partner at the firm Osborn Waatts & Co. Her professional practice includes accounting and auditing services to local charitable and not-for-profit organizations. She is Past President of the Victoria Estate Planning Council, Island Montessori House Society and a past member of other local community boards, including various sport organizations that her children have been involved with. Barbara has volunteered for the B.C. Cancer Foundation, Canadian Diabetes Association and other organizations over the years. She currently serves as Secretary Treasurer of the Home of Good Hope in Namibia Foundation and is the Chair of the Garth Homer Society.

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.

Steve grew up in Victoria, graduated from the University of Victoria and completed graduate studies in England. In the recent past he was a history lecturer at Camosun College, Malaspina University College and the University of Victoria. Now Steve is an independent writer and researcher.

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.

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.