Board of Directors and Advisors

BC People First is run by a Board of (10) Directors, representing the province by region. Directors positions are usually 3 year terms. Executive positions are voted on every year, with the President taking 2 year term.

 

 

 Current 2017-2018 Board of Directors:

President: Michael McLellan, Regional Director Zone 3 Vancouver Island or Central Interior. Position up for re-election in 2018.

Vice President: Dave Sherritt, Regional Director Lower Mainland West. Position up for re-election in 2019.

Secretary: Rachel Adair, Regional Director Vancouver Island. Position up for re-election in 2020.

Treasurer: David Johnston, Regional Director of the North. Position up for re-election in 2018.

JoAnne Gauthier, Past President, Regional Director The Kootenay. Position up for re-election in 2019.

Conrad Tyrkin: Director Zone 1, Lower Mainland East and West. Position up for re-election in 2018.

Brayden Walterhouse: Director Zone 1, Lower Mainland East and West. Position up for re-election in 2020.

Mike Gauthier: Director Zone 2, North or the Kootenay. Position up for re-election in 2018.

Laura Pineo: Regional Director Central Interior. Position up for re-election in 2020.

VACANT:  Regional Director of the Lower Mainland East and Fraser Valley. Position up for re-election in 2019.

Volunteer Advisors:

Tina Dam, Canadian Inclusion Advocate at Inclusion BC (past Provincial Coordinator of BCPF)
Shauna Carson, Supports Facilitator Spectrum Society for Community Living
Consultant to the Board of Directors: Lorie Sherritt (a past president of BCPF)

Staff:

BC People First Provincial Coordinator: Ariel Pavic
(The Provincial Coordinator is the only paid staff member, who is responsible for all aspects of Society operations)

BCPF:
(from left, back) Provincial Coordinator Ariel Pavic, Board members Conrad Tyrkin, Michael McLellan, David Johnston, Laura Pineo, Rachel Adair. At front, consultant to the Board Lorie Sherritt, JoAnne Gauthier and Dave Sherritt