Leadership Victoria attracts dedicated, talented, and dynamic leaders. Thousands of people in the community and across the country have been connected through Leadership Victoria. Most local leaders have a direct connection to our work.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Chair: Curtis Smith
Treasurer: Julianne Van Dyk
Secretary: Calvin Jennings (Governance cmt)
Vice President: Joanna May (HR cmt)
Vice President: Penny Jadwin (Programming cmt)
Board Members (committee chairs):
Alumni: Jason Oliver
- Communications: Open
- Financial Stability: Dave Marecek
Programming: Penny Jadwin
VCLAs: Caroline Hudson
Directors at Large:
Garth Caters (Alumni)
Mark is a dynamic communicator on culture, community-building, values, and international development. His background as a humanitarian development worker reveals a passion to build healthy communities in Canada and around the world. Mark has extensive experience in organizational leadership and is always looking to develop, celebrate, and support leaders who put in the hard work to build community.
Transition Program Manager
Gume is a program designer, facilitator and team coach. With over ten years of experience in the talent development field, he uses experiential learning tools to create innovative learning experiences. Gume shares the purpose of Developing Community Leadership with Leadership Victoria and is committed to delivering an outstanding development program for Victoria's leaders who want to change the world, starting here.
OUR VCLA TEAM
The team behind organizing our annual Victoria Community Leadership Awards from nominations to celebratory event!'
Caroline has been an LV volunteer for 2 years and recently became a Board member, now responsible for the VCLA Team.
Being born and raised in Victoria, BC, Sabrina is excited to be a part of an organization that recognizes leaders in her community.
Vianna Tabasi is a Masters of Tourism Mangement student at Royal Roads University after receiving a Masters in Chemistry in Iran.. Previously, Vianna was a sales and marketing manager with 10 years experience in the pharmaceutical industry.
Iochabel is an enthusiastic volunteer in community ventures which improve quality of life. She and her husband moved to Victoria to study at UVic.
Linda has been volunteering 2 years with LV to contribute & make a difference to leadership and community. She is originally from France, now lives in Victoria and owns Lindara Design, a creative floral business.
Neha came from India in 2018 as an international student to pursue Masters in Global Management from RRU in Victoria. Since completing the program she been working as Community Engagement Coordinator with HERE Magazine and has served on the City of Victoria's Participatory Budgeting Steering Committee.
OUR PODCAST TEAM
The Volunteers behind "How I Did It" - The Leadership Victoria Podcast
Mike is a senior producer at Workday. He shoots commericals for products like Slack and Microsoft Teams, as well as music videos for Juno nominated musicians. How? He drinks four shots of espresso four times a day. Everyday.
Producer | Blogger
Chandrima writes on topics related to leadership, diversity, media and gender equality. Originally from India, Chandrima moved to Victoria with her daughter to study at Royal Roads University.
Producer | Background
Bryan is a passionate community builder and community developer that collaborates with like-minded individuals, community-focused, and neighbourhood level organizations to foster community leadership