Board of Directors 2013 – 2014
The Sunshine Coast Community Foundation is governed by a community-based, volunteer Board of Directors. The skills, reputation, credibility and experience of our Board ensures the successful operation of the foundation.
Left to Right:
Chris Fawcus (Fund Development, Community Leadership) Sechelt. Retired former Chief Executive Officer, Aon Risk Solutions, Canada. A longtime resident and former business owner on the Coast with involvement in various community interests over the years.
Barrie Wilbee (Fund Development Committee) Pender Harbour. Director of Sunshine Coast Community Futures. Retired Pender Harbour businessman and active community volunteer including Pender Harbour Fire Protection District, and Sport Fishing Advisory Board.
Catharine Esson (Board Secretary, Communications/Marketing Committee, Vital Signs Co-Manager) Roberts Creek. Lawyer – Administrative law and civil litigation in the corporate and commercial area. Community activities and interests include: tutoring and mentoring at Capilano University; preparing the history of SC Community Futures Development Corporation; volunteer for SC Equestrian Club and at the 2010 Winter Olympic Games.
Anne Titcomb (Community Grants Committee) Gibsons – Retired – past Board member with previous experience on the granting committee; sits on the Board for Community Resources Centre.
Bill Beamish, (Vice Chair, Fund Development Chair) Gibsons – Returning Board member, recently returned to the Coast. Previously a Chief Administration Officer in the Town of Gibsons, the Village of Queen Charlotte, and the District of Houston, Bill also has a law enforcement background and significant experience in administration and strategic planning. Bill is an active member of several organizations on the Sunshine Coast.
Richard Wilson, BBA, CA (Board Treasurer and Investment & Finance Committee) Halfmoon Bay, A partner in the local firm, The Coast Group, CA’s. In addition to ten years of professional experience, he has over eight years of volunteer experience with local Not-for-Profit organizations.
Gerry Tretick (Board Renewal, Investment & Finance Committee) Gibsons, a retired professional electrical engineer who has been active in his community including Gibsons’ COPs, chairing both Gibsons Economic Development Partnership and Gibsons Area Community Centre Society and as a Gibsons Councillor.
Sandra Cunningham, MBA (Executive Director) The first employee of the Foundation, Sandra is responsible for the administrative and management functions of the Foundation. She brings a wealth of experience to the position.
Vicki Dobbyn (Community Granting, Vital Signs) Roberts Creek. Currently the Executive Director, Sunshine Coast Community Services Society, previous Board Member of the Federation of Community Social Services of BC.
Cameron Reid (Chair, Board Renewal, Fund Development Committee) Sechelt. Served with the RCMP for 32 years and retired as staff sergeant in charge of the Sechelt Detachment. Cameron also served 12 years on the District of Sechelt Council, six of which were as Mayor.
Chris Reid (Investment & Finance, Fund Development) Gibsons. A chartered accountant, certified financial planner and a trusts and estates practitioner with his own accounting practice in Gibsons. His business career includes work with Price Waterhouse (Coopers) in Montreal, Ellis Foster Chartered Accountants in Vancouver (now Ernst & Young LLP), three years with a film company, and eight years in the financial services industry. Since moving here in 2005 he has actively served on the boards of several local organizations. He also volunteers his time on the Review Committee of Aspire, the self-employment program in Sechelt.
Cathie Roy (Communications/Marketing Chair, Fund Development Committee) Gibsons, Associate Publisher of the Coast Reporter. Past involvement in many community organizations and presently involved with Rotary Club of the Sunshine Coast, Toastmasters and the Festival of the Written Arts.
Table Officer opposition will be posted by February 28th,
Our Foundation offers orientation and ongoing learning opportunities to our Board, committee members, and other volunteers. We develop and implement policies and procedures to guide our work and we take advantage of the national network of Community Foundations of Canada for professional development and sharing of information.
Our Foundation adheres to governance standards that include Policy on Conflict of Interest, a Code of Ethics and the Personal Information and Protection Act.
The following Values & Principles guide the work of the Sunshine Coast Community Board:
- Being Proactive