SENIORS' COMMUNITY NAVIGATOR
NEIGHBOURS HELPING NEIGHBOURS LINE
Seniors' Community Navigator
SENIORS PROGRAM LINE
Seniors Programs Coordinator
Seniors Programs Assistant
Seniors' Cook's Assistant
SUSO Bus Assistant
WELLNESS COACH & CAREGIVER SUPPORT COORDINATOR
Wellness Coach & Caregiver Support Coordinator
2020 Board of Directors
Bodil has lived on Gabriola since 2004 and is a retired professor of Art, Interior Design from Vancouver Island University where she worked for over 25 years. Simultaneously she ran her own consulting practice. She is a past board member of The Nanaimo Boys & Girls Club and joined the PHC board in 2014, bringing business, communication and organization skills.
Marilyn is a retired Human Resources Specialist with a focus on recruitment, labour relations, change management, and organizational design. Campbell is a Director on the Islands Futures Board and has resided on Gabriola since 2000.
Jenny was a university professor, a consultant, and a Spanish language translator specializing in services to governments, NGOs, and INGOs in the areas of education, human rights, and children's rights. She also worked with Save the Children UK. Newton has served on the boards of the Comparative and International Education Society and Match International and the editorial board of Resources for Feminist Research. She has directed projects in rural development and in women's political participation in Colombia, South America.
Jude moved to Gabriola 12 years ago after a rewarding career as an educator working with children ages 5-17 years old of designated severe behaviour and mental health issues, their families and numerous supporting agencies. Presently, Jude is working as a realtor and actively involved in her community as a PHC board member, Lions member, and treasurer of the Gabriola Power and Sail Squadron.
Carol has lived on Gabriola Island for 10 years during which time she has been heavily involved in community issues and community affairs from land conservation and trail development to ecumenicism to advocacy for health and aging. Her professional background is in education and library and information science, having worked in public school systems and as a professor at the University of Alberta.
Roger has coordinated large arts organizations and activities in Winnipeg, Manitoba, and served as Executive Director of a Community Controlled Health Centre, including the development of a facilities plan for apartments and services for low-income seniors. Christie acted as the Executive Director of the Home Support Association of Nanaimo for many years, including the development and funding of two buildings. More recently he operated a café on Gabriola for over ten years and has specialized in the performing arts at the café and other island venues such as the Roxy Theatre.
MARY LEE BURNS
Secretary \ Director
Mary Lee was led by a summer job to Northern Canada where she spent 8 years doing a variety of non-traditional jobs, built two log cabins, and lived off the grid for four years. Returning to Vancouver, she first worked for Indigenous Affairs as a local government advisor helping First Nations with setting up a style of government that would mesh with Federal objectives, followed by a 35 year career in Interior Design, the last 25 years operating her own business. Burns has her private pilot’s license and as a member of The Ninety-Nines, an international organization of women pilots, served in all positions of the local chapter’s executive and spent two terms as the Governor of Western Canada.
Howard has lived on Gabriola for 42 years. During that time he has served as President of the Gabriola Agricultural Co-Op, Chair of the Acquisitions Committee for the Gabriola Museum, Chair of the APC for the Islands Trust and was an RDN Director for 7 years.
In addition to serving as a PHC board member for the last 2 years, Howard's current community involvements include, VP of Gabriola Island Recycling Organisation, Director of the Rollo Seniors Association and Director for Gabriola Economic Development.
Howard is an established artist, creating unique functional pottery in his studio, Earth Fire & Tears Pottery.
Treasurer \ Director
Manfred is a Canadian who retired to Gabriola Island after a 10-year stint as President and CEO of Washington state's largest community printing and publishing company. He began his career as a newspaper reporter and has spent more than 40 years serving on various organizations and boards. He held all senior board roles during that time.