Board of Directors 2016/17

President Sarah Hood, University of Victoria
Vice-President Shannon Whissell, Coalition to End Homelessness
Treasurer Kyla Fiddick, Greater Victoria Harbour Authority (Alumni)
Secretary Curtis M. Smith, Ministry of Environment (Alumni)

Brad Buie, University of Victoria
Garth Caters, TELUS Communications (Alumni)
Don Evans, Our Place Society
Nicole Huk, Modo Car Share Co-op
Sherry Sheffman, BC Pension Corp.


Susan Low, Executive Director

Susan joined Leadership Victoria in the spring of 2015. Born and raised in Victoria, Susan draws from her experience as an entrepreneur and a community developer to bring strategic thinking, financial expertise and a spirit of discovery to Leadership Victoria. For ten years, Susan was the founder and principal consultant of Directis Consulting Group which offered business consulting and non-profit organization management consulting in Victoria and Vancouver, BC. Susan created the Financial Empowerment Resources Network while working as a Community Developer at the Community Social Planning Council of Greater Victoria from 2013-15. She is an elected councillor with the Township of Esquimalt.

Susan holds a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Calgary, and a Bachelor of Arts (English/Professional Writing) from the University of Victoria. In addition to her many community and civic activities, Susan is an avid seamstress and rower. She lives in Esquimalt with her husband, son, and two feline commanders.

Program Committee

Chair:  Fiona Prince

Members: Kathleen Asher, Roberta Burris, Rosemary Cannon, Holly Courtright, Deb Hopkins, Cara Jones, Randy Kennett, Lise-Lotte Loomer, Brendan Mather, Kimberly Newton, Jennifer O'Halloran, Ben Pires, Libby Rush, Tracy Scott, Annette Siewertsen, Diana Smith, Valerie St. John, Stacey Trudgian, Jennifer Walker.

2016-17 Cohort Mentors

We're grateful to these community leaders for individually mentoring one of our Community Leadership Development Program participants. 

Mentors: Laurie Hurst, Suzanne Bell, Marika Albert, Ken Kelly, Colin Plant, Suzanne Dane, Cairine Macdonald, Roger Wheelock, Grace Wong Sneddon, Veronica Osborn, Christine Kenwood, Bert Phipps, Nathalie Chambers.



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