Board of Directors 2016/17

President Sarah Hood, University of Victoria
Vice-President Shannon Whissell, SCW Ink Communications
Treasurer Kyla Fiddick, Greater Victoria Harbour Authority (Alumni)
Secretary Curtis M. Smith, Ministry of Environment (Alumni)

Roberta Burris, Facilitator/Consultant
Garth Caters, TELUS Communications (Alumni)
Sue Iles, On Purpose Facilitation and Coaching
Sherry Sheffman, BC Pension Corp.
Dave Whittington (Past President), Calliope Learning


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.

Tiffany Robinson, Community Outreach Coordinator

Tiffany is a recent graduate from the University of Victoria Faculty of Social Sciences, and continues to study part-time in the Continuing Studies department towards a Diploma in the Restoration of Natural Systems. She joined Leadership Victoria in October, 2016, and has brought her experience from 3 other non-profit societies, along with her love of social media and communications to her position at Leadership Victoria. Before arriving at Leadership Victoria Tiffany worked for the Okanagan and Similkameen Invasive Species Society, World Fisheries Trust, and the Gorge Waterway Action Society. 

Tiffany currently works part-time at Leadership Victoria to develop newsletters, communications plans, website management, alumni campaign, and the promotion of events and workshops. Her interests include exploring tide-pools, playing classical guitar, volunteering, and assisting in the development of collaborative projects on environmental and social issues in her community.

Program Committee

Chair:  Fiona Prince

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