2016 Program Alumni

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Alison Andresen

Renn Bibeau

Starting off in Vancouver and working in the financial sector, Alison has 20+ years of experience at all levels. She has been a Financial Services Representative, account manager, assistant branch manger and is currently Branch Manager of the Vancity here in Victoria

A graduate of Mount Royal University (Vocal Performance Diploma) and UVIC (Bachelor of Music, Vocal Performance), Renn has always been involved in the music sector. She is currently Communications and Services Coordinator at Healthserve Professionals Inc

Marja Blasé

Jeffrey (Jeff) Butcher


With a diploma in Environmental Engineering Technology/Environmental Tech (Georgian College), Jeff has years of experience using Key Engineering Programs and project management of complex engineering work. He is currently Underground Services Technologist for the District of Saanich

Pam Chandla

Holly Courtright

Pam has worked at BC Public services for 12+ years. Starting off as a coordinator for 9 years, she transitioned to Vendor relationship Manager for the Business Performance Division since 2016

With a BA in English & Environmental Studies (UVIC) and a Master of Human Rights & Environmental rights (University of Sydney), Holly started her career as a Project coordinator at the International Institute for Child Rights and Development. She is currently self-employed as a realtor

Jane Drengson

Gillie Easdon

Jane holds a BSc and Masters of Science from UVIC. During her time in the program, she was at Pacifica Housing Advisory Association as HR and IT Coordinator. Since 2017, she works at UVIC and is currently Academic Adviser & Admissions Officer

Gillie is a writer. She has experience in writing for websites, feature articles, annual reports and grant applications. Since 2002 she has been self-employed at Gillie Eason – Writing & Communications. Her education is from the University of Toronto majoring in Theatre and Minoring in Philosophy

Stefan Egilson

Julia Keenan


Julia has extensive volunteering experience. From Fund Development Volunteer at Canadian Red Cross, to Chairing for the Association of Fundraising Professionals. With 5+ years experience in Alumni and Development, she is currently Alumni Annual Giving Officer for the faculties of Science and Engineering at UVIC

Adrien Leduc

Cory Manton

Adrien holds a Bachelor of Arts, History from Carleton University. During his time in our program he was employed by John Howard Society as an Employment Counselor. He is currently a Student at Algonquin completing the Business Accounting Diploma

Cory received his bachelor’s degree in economics from Simon Fraser University. He started as a Manager at the District of Saanich and since 2016, he has been manager at the City of Langford

Brendan Mather

Kimberly Newton

With a Bachelor of Science (Geography) from UVIC, Brendan enjoyed climatology, medical geography and disaster planning courses. He began his career with Island Health as Analyst and Consultant. He is currently Project Assessment Director at BC Environmental Assessment Office


Daniel Pizarro

Alicea Praeker

Daniel is modernizing government operations through digital transformation. He is currently Senior Director OCIO Digital Services Office. Previously, he was Senior Regional Manager at BC Transit, responsible for stakeholder management programs


Jeanine Reemst

Felicia Rozon

During her time the program, Jeanine was Employment Services Manager at Garth Homer Society. She is currently Employment Facilitator of Sport and Tech Programs at Camosun College. Simultaneously, she is taking her Masters in Education at Simon Fraser University

Felicia works in the Human Resources Department at the Victoria Cool Aid Society

Joshua (Josh) Stevens

Ronda Watson

Josh has extensive experience as a sales manager. He has worked at Microsoft, Nokia and since 2017, Telus, where is Senior Cyber Security Specialist. He is also Chapter President of the Victoria ISACA, where he has also served as VP and Academic Relations Director

Ronda has worked as Team supervisor at BC Public Service Agency. She is currently Manager of contact center operations