Board of Directors

President Sarah Hood, University of Victoria
Vice-Presidents Shannon Whissell, Coalition to End Homelessness
Don Evans, Our Place Society
Treasurer Amber Donaldson, Capital Regional District
Secretary Curtis M. Smith, Ministry of Environment (Alumni)

Brad Buie, University of Victoria
Garth Caters, TELUS Communications (Alumni)
Mike Cowan, Contrast Agencies
Dustin Lockhart, Cridge Centre for the Family/Hotel Grand Pacific


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.

Community Leadership Development Program Committee

Chair:  Holly Courtright

Members: Rosemary Cannon, Holly Courtright, Deb Hopkins, Cara Jones, Randy Kennett, Jennifer O'Halloran, Norma Louden, Vicki Melville Shaw, Ben Pires, Nooreen Preusser, Libby Rush, Tracy Scott, Annette Siewertsen, Diana Smith, 



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