Like a lot of non-profits, Leadership Victoria is filled with incredibly dedicated, talented and dynamic people. But what makes us great is our single minded focus on local leadership development. We have worked hard for almost 20 years to get to where we are and we owe our thanks to the thousands of people we have connected.  If you love Victoria, BC and want a fulfilling opportunity to deepen your local influence, we should talk.


Board of Directors


President Sarah Hood, University of Victoria
Vice-President 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)
Dustin Lockhart, Cridge Centre for the Family/Hotel Grand Pacific



Executive Director:  Mark Crocker

Mark brings a passion for building healthy communities and extensive experience leading projects and training volunteers doing humanitarian work all over the world. Mark designed and delivers a cross cultural training certificate program for leaders of volunteer teams working overseas, and he also consults and coaches individuals and groups engaged in making an impact in community development and cross cultural settings. Mark currently volunteers as a director of the New Hope Schools society, where he is working on introducing a smokeless stove design to reduce respiratory disease for families in Haiti. Locally, Mark helped to organize the successful refugee sponsorship event in June 2016 put on by the Inter-Cultural Association and the Anglican Diocese to provide information to community members interested in sponsoring refugees in Victoria. Mark is an innovator, a connector and a community builder, and he is looking forward to using these skills to help Leadership Victoria launch its new program and to continue to develop, celebrate and support leaders engaged in building a vibrant community.

Program Manager: Stephen Twynstra

Stephen spends his time helping leaders develop values based transformation in their organizations and personal lives. His personal leadership philosophy is to build ‘a safe place to learn and grow, together’. With over 20 years of experience in coordinating training programs and facilitating groups he is well poised to help move Leadership Victoria to our next phase as we continue to develop the influence of local leaders.  


Facilitation and Coaching Team

Facilitators: Vicki Melville Bathhurst; Norma Louden; Melanie Malloy; Ashley McKay; Jennifer O'Halloran; Ben Pires;          Nooreen Preusser

Coaches: Rosemary Cannon; Randy Kennett; Annette Siewertsen